Alright, folks: get your life vests at the ready, and plenty of bottles of beer on the wall, because we're heading in for a wet one. Sister Lucia of Fatima was a blind sister of the Fatima order, who is known throughout the Catholic world for her prophetic vision, had written down one that concerns the United States. If her prophecy is correct, we're going to get hit with a tsunami.
Born in 1907, Lucia purportedly received visions at a young age. At 10, her and her cousins were visited by a vision of the Virgin Mary. Her cousins shortly after perished, but Lucia survived them all. From then on she would write down all the things she saw that seemed to have been handed down by the Virgin Mother.
Those visions are known collectively as the Secrets of Fatima. They were doled out to the shepherd children, two of which were the Martos siblings and the third was Lucia. It's a lot of kids to take in.
The second secret of Fatima, which came to Lucia, was a prophecy. Mary appeared and foretold that the constant fighting within and without the Catholic Church would cause a disturbance throughout Europe and beyond, which would foment World War II. And guess what: World War II happened. Big time.
The third secret was yet another prophetic vision. In it, the seer was shown a pope dressed in all white, surrounded by lay and religious people witnessing his murder. Catholic mystics interpret this as the prefiguring of the assassination attempt on John Paul II in 1981.
In 1944, after WWII was over and the Vatican was taking even greater notice of Lucia's visions, the sister was asked to redact her prophecies yet again. When she did, another vision came to her, one that foresaw "a massive earthquake and the “sea overflowing.'" Now, that's very general, but...
Well, O'Reagan might just be trying to push his new book, Unveiling the Apocalypse, but he's not alone in his fears about a global cataclysm. Some serious scientists are also concerned as well. For instance, geologist and climatologist Bill McGuire has a whole list of testy volcanoes that could cause enormous destruction — and you can check them all out here!
But on the topic of that solar eclipse, in 1917, Lucia and about 70,000 other people were at the site in Fatima and had each claimed something strange was going down in the skies. Called "The Miracle of the Sun," the Virgin appeared to all the visitors, and then the sun started doing weird stuff — some report it was dancing, flickering, moving, etc. Lucia called out "The Sun!" and everybody looked. So...that happened.
Well, it wasn't exactly the Canary Islands, but as we know, two massive earthquakes did hit Mexico, nearly back-to-back. The National Weather Service warned that with the first, at least, the pressure could have caused an equally destructive tsunami along the coast. Tsunami waves almost four feet high did form, but nothing at the order that was expected — nine or 10.