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WATCH: Pope accuses Christians of ‘cowardliness’ for overfocus on following ‘all’ 10 Commandments

WATCH: Pope accuses Christians of ‘cowardliness’ for overfocus on following ‘all’ 10 Commandments

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman


February 1, 2017 ( – In another in a long stream of apparent attacks on his critics, Pope Francis gave a homily last week accusing Christians who avoid taking risks out of concern for the Ten Commandments as suffering from “cowardliness,” warning that such people become “paralyzed” and unable to “go forward.”

“‘Not taking risks, please, no… prudence…Obeying all the commandments, all of them…,’” the pope said, characterizing the thinking of such Christians. “Yes, it’s true, but this paralyzes you too, it makes you forget so many graces received, it takes away memory, it takes away hope, because it doesn’t allow you to go forward.”

Such people become “confined souls” who suffer from the sin of “cowardice,” the pope added. “And the presen[ce] of a Christian, of such a Christian, is like when one goes along the street and an unexpected rain comes, and the garment is not so good and the fabric shrinks…Confined souls…This is cowardliness: this is the sin against memory, courage, patience, and hope.”

The remarks were made during a homily delivered on January 27th during a mass he was celebrating in Casa Santa Marta, a hotel for pilgrims situated inside of Vatican City where he currently resides. A translation was provided by both Rome Reports and Vatican Radio (the Rome Reports translation is quoted above).

The translation published by Vatican Radio rendered the Italian word “pusillanimità” (similar to the English word “pusillanimity”) as “faintheartedness.” However, Italian-English dictionaries translate the word “pusillanime” and “pusillanimità” as “cowardly” and “cowardice.” The pope used the word twice during his homily.

The pope’s remarks appeared to be directed against those who criticize him for using Amoris Laetitia to permit those who are living in adulterous second “marriages” to receive Holy Communion at the discretion of their priest. The practice contradicts the Church’s Code of Canon Law, as well as its perennial tradition of prohibiting the sacraments to those who are living in public mortal sin.

In particular, Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, recently decried those clerics who wish to give Holy Communion to remarried Catholics living in adultery. He labeled them “Aaronic” priests who enable their flock to sin against the Ten Commandments, like the High Priest Aaron in the Book of Exodus, who built a golden calf to allow the Israelites to violate the first commandment.

In a thinly-veiled critique of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, delivered at the Lepanto Foundation in Rome, Schneider warned: “This first clerical sin is repeating itself today in the life of the Church.” He added, “Instead of the First Commandment, as it was in the time of Aaron, many clerics, even at the highest levels, substitute in our day, for the Sixth Commandment, the new idol of sexual relations between people who are not validly married, which is, in a certain sense, the Golden Calf venerated by the clerics of our day.”

The pope’s statements are the latest in a volley of barbs apparently aimed at critics of Amoris Laetitia in recent weeks.


In late December, addressing the issue of resistance to his attempted reforms, Francis decried “malicious resistance” that “takes refuge in traditions, appearances, formalities, in the familiar, or else in a desire to make everything personal, failing to distinguish between the act, the actor, and the action.” The last reference seems to be to those who object to his insinuation in Amoris Laetitia that those civilly remarried and living in an adulterous relationship are not guilty of a sin if they commit it with the intention of maintaining unity for the sake of children, or if they fear they might fall into another sin.

On January 20 Francis complained in a homily about “lazy Christians, Christians, who do not have the will to continue, Christians, who do not struggle for a change of things, for new things to come, those that if changed would be a good for everybody.” He made an apparent comparison of his critics to “the doctors of the law who persecuted Jesus,” observing that “these men did everything prescribed by the law. But their mindset was distanced from God. Theirs was an egotistical mindset, focused on themselves: their hearts constantly condemned [others].”



Doodle 4 Google winner sees a future of peace and diversity

The 15-year-old artist from Connecticut snags prime internet real estate with her doodle, as well as a $30,000 scholarship.


Sarah Harrison won this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest with her vision of the future.

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A Connecticut student gets to share her vision of the future with the world, with a little help from Google.

Sarah Harrison, a 10th grader from Bunnell High School in Connecticut, won the annual Doodle 4 Google competition with her drawing showing peace and diversity among people from all walks of life. The theme for the ninth annual contest, in which Harrison squared off against hundreds of thousands of other entries, was “What I see for the future…“.

“I wanted to draw something that I hoped would show that we can all get along well, and that it’s possible for us to be happy with each other,” the 15-year-old told Google. Along with having her art displayed Friday on prime internet real estate with Google’s hundreds of millions of views, Harrison will win a $30,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Googleplex in Mountain View.

Her school, meanwhile, will receive a $50,000 grant to spend on technology and promote STEM programs. The four other finalists, from different age groups between K-12, will receive $5,000 scholarships, and a trip to the Googleplex to visit some of the search engine giant’s doodlers, as well as a free Chromebook.

Doodles are a regular feature on the search page, one of the most-trafficked places on the web. Since the first doodle appeared in 1998, Google has used the artwork to spotlight holidays, animals, scientists, artists and much more. Most are planned well in advance, but Google has even used the doodles to respond to breaking news, such as the death last year of the musician Prince.

Entrants submitted forward-looking doodles that showed, among other things, advances in virtual realitywomen in science and space exploration. Google’s panel of judges described Harrison’s doodle as a “splendid, visionary piece” showing the future as a “harmonious community.”

“I dream of a future where everyone is safe and accepted wherever they go, whoever they are,” Harrison said.


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Masonic Walk in Charleston, South CarolinaBy: Ill. Brother McDonald “Don” Burbidge, 33°

     When you arrive in Charleston, for a visit or vacation, you will want to see and learn something new about the city in which Scottish Rite Masonry happened in the USA.     Charleston has so much history and so many places to see. The tours are mind boggling to say the least. Some of the questions you will be asking yourself is do I take a bus, boat, bike, or a carriage tour just to name some of the tours that are available. All of these ways to see Charleston are excellent to say the least. However they do not cover the early Masonic history of, Charleston.     In an effort to provide the visitor with a little bit of the Masonic history of Charleston may we suggest a “Masonic Walking Tour” of Charleston? This is a tour that will not require a reservation of any type or a tour guide. A map will be provided and a description of each area you will travel will be provided.     The tour starts at the Lodge Alley Inn located on East Bay Street at the Alley made of Belgian blocks. It will end at St. Michael’s church with you standing in front of Ill. Brother Frederick Dalcho’s grave.Point “A”Lodge Alley     Paved in Belgian blocks, the alley was created by adjacent landowners to allow access from their homes on State Street to their ships and docks one block away on East Bay Street. It takes its name from the Lodge of Freemasons, First established in the alley in 1773. Lodge Alley is located in an area of the old walled city of Charleston where the French Huguenots once had warehouses and dwellings. Originally being very close to Charleston’s wharf’s, Lodge Alley developed an 18th century seaport character expressed in taverns, storage warehouses, carriage houses, tables, lodges and corner dwellings.     It was at Marine Lodge No. 38 that Charlestonians openly defied the British government before the Revolutionary War. On November 7, 1774 as a means of protesting the harsh treatment shown to Boston, Charleston’s Liberty Boys met in the Masonic Lodge-Room and constructed a “rolling stage” or parade float. Upon it effigies of the Pope, the Devil, Lord North, and Governor Thomas Hutchinson of Massachusetts were displayed. The appearance of the float marked the end of a three-day period in which Charleston’s Tea Party was equally important as a symbol of defiance to British oppression.     When the “Grand Lodge of South Carolina, Ancient York Masons,” was formed by the five “Ancient: Lodges in Charleston, January 1, 1787, in which movement Marine Lodge, No. 38, was a prominent factor, it is a noteworthy fact, that at least three of the principal officers were Pennsylvania Masons, viz. Hon. William Drayton, Grand Master; Hon. Mordecai Gist, Deputy Grand Master; Edward Weyman, Esq., Senior Grand Warden.(As you exit the Alley turn to your right go to the next block and turn left again.)Point “B”Philadelphia Street     Originally named Kinloch Court but in 1810 changed to Philadelphia Alley and then to by William Johnson who owned much of the property in the vicinity. Later on it was renamed Philadelphia Street. William Johnson had been sent to Philadelphia as a prisoner during Revolutionary War and named the street in admiration of Philadelphia.     As you walk down this historic street you will find it is much the same as it was when it was first made. The Street still looks much today as it was originally made when it was first created. About 1/3 of the way down the Street look up to your left and you will see a view of the steeple of St. Phillip’s church over the brick wall that runs most of the length of the Street. Also try to imagine the pistol duels of men protecting their honor and horse carriages traveling down it, see if you can spot the rock in the street with the outline of a metal carriage wheel etched on it.(As you exist the street turn to your left go to Church Street and turn left again.)Point “C”St. Phillip’s Church     St. Philip’s church was first erected at the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets between the years 1681 and 1682. The structure was made of black cypress and the foundation was made of brick. After a prosper start it was usually referred to as the “English Church,” but the real name was St. Philip’s.     As Charles Town evolved into prosperous Colonial City the need for a new church was realized. As early as 1711 the Assembly authorized “a new church built of brick with a tower or steeple, and a ring of bells therein.” A decade later the “brick church” was still incomplete. The Assembly passed another bill in December 1720, which empowered the Commissioners to determine what the church would look like. To raise the money for this, the bill also called for “An additional duty of three pence per gallon to be laid on rum, and five pence per gallon on brandy and other spirits.”     When the new edifice of the “Established Church” rose at the head of one of the town’s principal through fares, the street became known as Church Street as does the present building on the same site.     On December 27, 1762 and again in December 1784 Right Rev. Robert Smith presented to the Masons of Charles-Town a Masonic sermon, which he called “Charity Sermon for the Masons No. 100.” This sermon is perhaps one of the earliest if not one of the first documented Masonic sermons of its kind presented in Charles-Town to the Masons. Right Rev. Smith established the College of Charleston and the Society for the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy, which still exists today. Rev. Frederick Dalcho, M.D., was a member of the Society for the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy, which his name first appears in the meeting minutes for October 3, 1818.     On Christmas Day, 1805, Dr. Dalcho and Mary Elizabeth Threadcraft were married in St. Philip’s Church, by Rev. Dr. Edward Jenkins. This was Dr. Dalcho’s second marriage and his wife was to survive him until December 12, 1852. There were no children, from this marriage.     During the summer months of 1814 our late Ill. Brother Frederick Dalcho, M.D. officiated at the church as Rector for the summer months until a new Rector could be found to fill the vacant spot left by the untimely death of Rev. J. D. Simons.     Buried in the graveyard of St. Philip’s church you will find the grave of Ill. Brother James Moultrie, Sr. who was a founder of the Supreme Council and the gravesite of Right Rev. Robert Smith.(As you leave St. Phillip’s church head towards the intersection of Broad and Church Street)Point “D”Corner of Broad and Church Street     Site of Brother Charles Shepheard’s Tavern, also known at various times as Swallow’s Tavern, The City Tavern and The Corner Tavern. At this location occurred many historically important events. One was the organization of one of the first Masonic lodges and of The Supreme Council for the Scottish Rite Masons for the entire United States.     Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, Free and Accepted Masons, was organized on Oct. 29, 1736, at ‘Mr. Charles Shepheard ‘s in Broad Street ‘. The first Scottish Rite lodge, the Supreme Council, 33° , Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, was organized at the same location in 1801. The first record of a theatrical season in Charleston, and one of the first in the country, was announcement in the South Carolina Gazette, Jan. 11, 1735, that on the following 24th, a tragedy called The Orphan, or the Unhappy Marriage, by Thomas Otway, would be “‘attempted” in ”the Courtroom.” The ”courtroom” was the long room of Shepheard’s Tavern, which was rented for several years prior to 1738 to the provincial government for meetings of the court, since the Province had no suitable building and the Governor and Council could not agree on where one should be built. The use of the same room for court sessions and entertainment’s was not unusual. A dancing master, Henry Holt, gave a ball in the Courtroom a month before The Orphan was presented there. (The Orphan was not the first theatrical production in Charleston. Tony Aston, an English actor, in 1703, wrote and acted what was probably the first professional dramatic performance written and acted in the American colonies.) Shepheard’s was also one of the city’s post offices. In 1743, Shepheard received and distributed mail arriving on ships and by land. In 1773, when the establishment was Swallow’s Tavern, the first Chamber of Commerce in America was formed. Banquets were given for arriving Royal Governors at Shepheard’s Tavern. The St. Andrew’s Society, and other fraternal organizations in the city, held their meetings and dinners at Shepheard’s. After the name changed to “The Corner Tavern” it hosted meetings of the Sons of liberty during the Revolutionary period. The name changed again to the “City Tavern” was burned in 1796 but was soon replaced. The tavern building was demolished in 1928 for the construction, in 1928-29, of the present building. The Classic style building faced with Indiana limestone, which cost $280,000 and was known as the Citizens and Southern Bank in 1906.     As you stand on this corner try to imagine what it must have looked like back in 1801 when the streets were made of dirt, no traffic lights, power lines did not exist, and no cars traveled up and down the streets. Look at the map that shows were each founder lived at and you can almost imagine as to what street they traveled on to reach “Shepherd’s Tavern” for that first historic meeting of the Supreme Council on May 31, 1801.(When leaving Broad and Church Street go towards Meeting Street to St. Michael’s Church)Point “E”St. Michael’s Church     St. Michael’s church was completed in 1761 and is the oldest church edifice in the city of Charleston. Built on this same spot was the first church of St. Philip’s or as the population called it, “Church of England.” By 1727 the town had grown too large for the small church and a more spacious one was built of brick on Church Street which was called St. Philip’s II for a time.     When George Washington tour through Charleston in 1791 he attended church services here at St. Michael’s. The clock and ring of eight bells in St. Michael’s steeple were imported in 1764 from England.     During the year 1811-1812 Ill. Brother Frederick Dalcho and his wife owned pew number 89. The location of this pew is in the same location today as it was in 1811.     St. Michael’s church has rich Masonic history from it’s early years on. Ill. Brother Frederick Dalcho was the Assistant Rector along with being the superintendent of the Sunday school children. In a recently discovered letter written by Dalcho he asks the Warden’s of the church for permission to locate a book shelf in the balcony of the church for the Sunday School children to store their books.     Following a number of part-time associations with St. Michael’s Church in Charleston, South Carolina, he was retained as an assistant minister on February 23, 1819. In 1824 he established with others, “The Charleston Gospel Messenger and Protestant Episcopal Register”, a monthly journal of the Church’s activities. This paper was published monthly until 1853. His monumental work at this period was a history of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina, the first published history of any diocese in America. Consisting of more than 600 pages. All of Dr. Fredrick Dalcho’s book were sold at the, “The Theological Book Store” in Charleston, South Carolina located at 51 Board Street.     At and after the installation of The Grand Lodge officers were complete, a procession was formed and paraded to St. Michael’s church where Rev. Brother Dalcho, Grand Chaplain delivered the Divine Service. His sermon was based on the text John12: 36, “While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.” Dalcho remarked in his sermon that:Free-Masonry, like the Religion of the Redeemer, is eminently calculated to dispense “peace on earth, and good will towards men.” And if the moral and religious state of the community in which it flourishes, be not increased and refined by its influence, it must be charged to the perversity of the Brotherhood, and not to the principles of the Institution. The general application of its principles and practice to the spiritual and temporal welfare of men cannot be doubted. It binds its members by the strongest sanctions, “to do justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly before God;” and to “love the Brotherhood.”     Written in the historic files of St. Michael’s church it is recorded that on May 31, 1801 five-vestry men and a Senior Warden were present. No business was conducted and the meeting was adjourned. The minutes of the said meeting read and confirmed.     Ill. Bro. Frederick Dalcho, M. D. and his wife are buried in the graveyard of this historic churchyard.To the author this is the 2nd most important site in Charleston Masonic history. As you stand looking at Ill. Brother Frederick Dalcho’s grave read each word carefully on his marker and you might agree with me.Rev. Frederick Dalcho1770-1836Assistant Minister OfSt. Michael’s ChurchHistorian of the DioceseSovereign Grand Commander1816-1822Of The Supreme Council, 33°A\ A\ S\ R\Of FreemasonrySouthern JurisdictionU.S.A.     Of all of the known gravesites of the founders only on Ill. Brother Frederick Dalcho is it mention is that he was a member of the Supreme Council. This is due to the fact that the Masons in Charleston had this monument made for their late leader and friend that they loved so much.This ends the “Masonic Walk” tour.Thank you for taking the time to travel it.Ill. Brother McDonald “Don” Burbidge, 33º

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1Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water,* sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamba2down the middle of its street. On either side of the river grew the tree of life* that produces fruit twelve times a year, once each month; the leaves of the trees serve as medicine for the nations.3Nothing accursed will be found there anymore. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.4They will look upon his face,* and his name will be on their foreheads.5Night will be no more, nor will they need light from lamp or sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.b

6And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true, and the Lord, the God of prophetic spirits, sent his angel to show his servants what must happen soon.”c7* “Behold, I am coming soon.”* Blessed is the one who keeps the prophetic message of this book.d

8It is I, John, who heard and saw these things, and when I heard and saw them I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me.9But he said to me, “Don’t! I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers the prophets and of those who keep the message of this book. Worship God.”e

10Then he said to me, “Do not seal up the prophetic words of this book, for the appointed time* is near.11Let the wicked still act wickedly, and the filthy still be filthy. The righteous must still do right, and the holy still be holy.”

12“Behold, I am coming soon. I bring with me the recompense I will give to each according to his deeds.f13I am the Alpha and the Omega,g the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”*

14Blessed are they who wash their robes so as to have the right to the tree of life and enter the city* through its gates.h15Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the unchaste, the murderers, the idol-worshipers, and all who love and practice deceit.i

16“I, Jesus, sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the root and offspring of David,* the bright morning star.”j

17The Spirit and the bride* say, “Come.” Let the hearer say, “Come.” Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water.k

18I warn everyone who hears the prophetic words in this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,19and if anyone takes away from the words in this prophetic book, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city described in this book.l

20* m The one who gives this testimony says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.

* [22:117Life-giving water: see note on Rev 7:17.

* [22:2The tree of life: cf. Rev 22:14; see note on Rev 2:7Fruit,medicine: cf. Ez 47:12.

* [22:4Look upon his face: cf. Mt 5:81 Cor 13:121 Jn 3:2.

* [22:621] The book ends with an epilogue consisting of a series of warnings and exhortations and forming an inclusion with the prologue by resuming its themes and expressions; see note on Rev 1:13.

* [22:71220I am coming soon: Christ is the speaker; see note on Rev 1:3.

* [22:714Blessed: see note on Rev 1:3.

* [22:10The appointed time: see note on Rev 1:3.

* [22:13] Christ applies to himself words used by God in Rev 1:8.

* [22:14The city: heavenly Jerusalem; see note on Rev 21:2.

* [22:16The root,of David: see note on Rev 5:5Morning star: see note on Rev 2:2628.

* [22:17Bride: the church; see note on Rev 21:2.

* [22:20Come, Lord Jesus: a liturgical refrain, similar to the Aramaic expression Marana tha—“Our Lord, come!”—in 1 Cor 16:22; cf. note there. It was a prayer for the coming of Christ in glory at the parousia; see note on Rev 1:3.

a. [22:1Ez 47:112.

b. [22:5Is 60:20.

c. [22:61:1.

d. [22:71220 / 1:3.

e. [22:919:10.

f. [22:12720 / Ps 62:122 Tm 4:14.

g. [22:131:821:6Is 41:444:6.

h. [22:147:141522:2.

i. [22:1521:8Rom 1:2932.

j. [22:161:1111222:6 / 2:28.

k. [22:1721:6Is 55:1.

l. [22:19Dt 4:2.

m. [22:20712 / Acts 3:20211 Cor 15:2316:22.

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Where does the phrase, “If you build it, they will come,” come from?  

1989 film by Phil Alden Robinson

For other uses, see Field of Dreams (disambiguation).

Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams poster.jpg

Promotional poster by Olga Kaljakin

Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
Produced by Lawrence Gordon
Charles Gordon
Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson
Based on Shoeless Joe
by W.P. Kinsella

Music by James Horner
Cinematography John Lindley
Edited by Ian Crafford
Distributed by Universal Pictures (USA)
TriStar Pictures (International)

Release date

  • April 21, 1989

Running time

107 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15 million[2][3]
Box office $84.4 million[4]

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama sports film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella‘s novel Shoeless Joe. It stars Kevin CostnerAmy MadiganJames Earl JonesRay Liotta, and Burt Lancaster in his final role. It was nominated for three Academy AwardsBest Original ScoreBest Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.


Ray Kinsella is a novice Iowa farmer who lives with his wife, Annie, and daughter, Karin. In the opening narration, he explains how he had a troubled relationship with his father, John Kinsella, who had been a devoted baseball fan. While walking through his cornfield one evening, he hears a voice whispering, “If you build it, he will come.” He continues hearing this before finally seeing a vision of a baseball diamond in his field. Annie is skeptical, but she allows him to plow the corn under in order to build a baseball field. As he builds, he tells Karin the story of the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. Months pass and nothing happens; his family faces financial ruin until, one night, Karin spots a uniformed man on the field. Ray recognizes him as Shoeless Joe Jackson, a deceased baseball player idolized by John. Thrilled to be able to play baseball again, he asks to bring others to the field to play. He later returns with the seven other players banned as a result of the 1919 scandal.

Ray’s brother-in-law, Mark, can’t see the players and warns him that he will go bankrupt unless he replants his corn. While in the field, Ray hears the voice again, this time urging him to “ease his pain.”

Ray attends a PTA meeting at which the possible banning of books by radical author Terence Mann is discussed. He decides the voice was referring to Mann. He comes across a magazine interview dealing with Mann’s childhood dream of playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. After Ray and Annie both dream about him and Mann attending a baseball game together at Fenway Park, he convinces her that he should seek out Mann. He heads to Boston and persuades a reluctant, embittered Mann to attend a game with him at Fenway Park. While there, he hears the voice again, this time urging him to “go the distance.” At the same time, the scoreboard “shows” statistics for a player named Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, who played one game for the New York Giants in 1905, but never had a turn at bat. After the game, Mann eventually admits that he, too, saw it.

Ray and Mann then travel to Chisholm, Minnesota where they learn that Graham had become a doctor and had died sixteen years earlier. During a late night walk, Ray finds himself back in 1972 and encounters the then-living Graham, who states that he had moved on from his baseball career. He also says that the greater disappointment would have been not having a medical career. He declines Ray’s invitation to fulfill his dream; however, during the drive back home, Ray picks up a young hitchhiker who introduces himself as Archie Graham. While Archie sleeps, Ray reveals to Mann that John had wanted him to live out his dream of being a baseball star. He stopped playing catch with him after reading one of Mann’s books at 14. At 17, he had denounced Shoeless Joe as a criminal to John and that was the reason for the rift between them. Ray expresses regret that he didn’t get a chance to make things right before John died. When they arrive back at Ray’s farm, they find that enough players have arrived to field two teams. A game is played and Archie finally gets his turn at bat.


The Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa—May 2006

The next morning, Mark returns and demands that Ray sell the farm. Karin says that they will not need to because people will pay to watch the ballgames. Mann agrees, saying that “people will come” in order to relive their childhood innocence. Ray, after much thought, refuses and a frustrated Mark scuffles with him, during which Karin is accidentally knocked off the bleachers. The young Graham runs from the field to help, becoming old Graham, complete with Gladstone bag, the instant he steps off of it, and saves Karin from choking (she had been eating a hot dog when she fell). Ray realizes that Graham sacrificed his young self in order to save her. After reassuring Ray that his true calling was medicine and being commended by the other players, Graham leaves, disappearing into the corn. Suddenly, Mark is able to see the players and urges Ray not to sell the farm.

After the game, Shoeless Joe invites Mann to enter the corn; he accepts and disappears into it. Ray is angry at not being invited, but Shoeless Joe rebukes him: if he really wants a reward for having sacrificed so much, then he had better stay on the field. Shoeless Joe then glances towards a player at home plate, saying “If you build it, he will come.” The player then removes his mask, and Ray recognizes him to be John as a young man. Shocked, Ray realizes that “ease his pain” referred to John, and believes that Shoeless Joe was the voice all along; however, Joe implies that the voice was Ray himself. Joe then disappears into the corn.

Ray introduces John to Annie and Karin. As he heads towards the corn, Ray asks him if he wants to play a game of catch. They begin to play and Annie happily watches. Meanwhile, hundreds of cars can be seen approaching the baseball field, fulfilling Karin and Mann’s prophecy that people will come to watch baseball.


Ben Affleck and Matt Damon appear as extras in the scene at Fenway Park.



Phil Alden Robinson read Shoeless Joe in 1981 and liked it so much that he brought it to producers Lawrence Gordon and Charles Gordon. Lawrence Gordon worked for 20th Century Fox, part of the time as its president, and repeatedly mentioned that the book should be adapted into a film. The studio, however, always turned down the suggestion because they felt the project was too esoteric and noncommercial. Meanwhile, Robinson went ahead with his script, frequently consulting W. P. Kinsella, the book’s author, for advice on the adaptation. Lawrence Gordon left Fox in 1986 and started pitching the adaptation to other studios. Universal Studios accepted the project in 1987 and hired USC coach Rod Dedeaux as baseball advisor. Dedeaux brought along World Series champion and USC alumnus Don Buford to coach the actors.[5]

The film was shot using the novel’s title; eventually, an executive decision was made to rename it Field of Dreams. Robinson did not like the idea saying he loved Shoeless Joe, and that the new title was better suited for one about dreams deferred. Later, Kinsella told Robinson that his originally chosen title for the book had been The Dream Field and that the title Shoeless Joe had been imposed by the publisher.[6]


Robinson and the producers did not originally consider Kevin Costner for the part of Ray because they did not think that he would want to follow Bull Durham with another baseball film. He, however, did end up reading the script and became interested in the project, stating that he felt it would be “this generation’s It’s a Wonderful Life“. Since Robinson’s directing debut In the Mood had been a commercial failure, Costner also said that he would help him with the production. Amy Madigan, a fan of the book, joined the cast as Ray’s wife, Annie. In the book, the writer Ray seeks out is real-life author J.D. Salinger. When Salinger threatened the production with a lawsuit if his name was used, Robinson decided to rewrite the character as reclusive Terence Mann. He wrote with James Earl Jones in mind because he thought it would be fun to see Ray trying to kidnap such a big man. Robinson had originally envisioned Shoeless Joe Jackson as being played by an actor in his 40s, someone who would be older than Costner and who could thereby act as a father surrogate. Ray Liotta did not fit that criterion, but Robinson thought he would be a better fit for the part because he had the “sense of danger” and ambiguity which Robinson wanted in the character. Burt Lancaster had originally turned down the part of Moonlight Graham, but changed his mind after a friend, who was also a baseball fan, told him that he had to work on the film.[5]


Filming began on May 25, 1988. The shooting schedule was built around Costner’s availability because he would be leaving in August to film Revenge. Except for some weather delays and other time constraints, production rolled six days a week. The interior scenes were the first ones shot because the cornfield planted by the filmmakers was taking too long to grow. Irrigation had to be used to quickly grow the corn to Costner’s height. Primary shot locations were in Dubuque County, Iowa; a farm near Dyersville was used for the Kinsella home; an empty warehouse in Dubuque was used to build various interior sets. Galena, Illinois served as Moonlight Graham’s Chisholm, Minnesota.[5] One week was spent on location shots in Boston, most notably Fenway Park.[7]

Robinson, despite having a sufficient budget as well as the cast and crew he wanted, constantly felt tense and depressed during filming. He felt that he was under too much pressure to create an outstanding film, and that he was not doing justice to the original novel. Lawrence Gordon convinced him that the end product would be effective.[5]

During a lunch with the Iowa Chamber of Commerce, Robinson broached his idea of a final scene in which headlights could be seen for miles along the horizon. The Chamber folks replied that it could be done and the shooting of the final scene became a community event. The film crew was hidden on the farm to make sure the aerial shots did not reveal them. Dyersville was then blacked out and local extras drove their vehicles to the field. In order to give the illusion of movement, the drivers were instructed to continuously switch between their low and high beams.



The baseball field from the film

Scenes of the Kinsella farm were taken on the property of Don Lansing; some of the baseball field scenes were shot on the neighboring farm of Al Amsekamp. Because the shooting schedule was too short for grass to naturally grow, the experts on sod laying responsible for Dodger Stadium and the Rose Bowl were hired to create the baseball field. Part of the process involved painting the turf green. [5]

After shooting, Amsekamp again grew corn on his property; Lansing maintained his as a tourist destination.[5] He did not charge for admission or parking, deriving revenue solely from the souvenir shop. By the film’s twentieth anniversary, approximately 65,000 people visited annually.[8] In July, 2010, the farm containing the “Field” was listed as for sale.[9] It was sold on October 31, 2011, to Go The Distance Baseball, LLC, for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around $5.4 million.[10]


At first, James Horner was unsure if he could work on the film due to scheduling restrictions. Then he watched a rough cut and was so moved that he accepted the job of scoring it. Robinson had created a temp track which was disliked by Universal executives. When the announcement of Horner as composer was made, they felt more positive because they expected a big orchestral score, similar to Horner’s work for An American Tail. Horner, in contrast, liked the temporary score, finding it “quiet and kind of ghostly.” He decided to follow the idea of the temp track, creating an atmospheric soundtrack which would “focus on the emotions”.[5] In addition to Horner’s score, portions of several pop songs are heard during the film. They are listed in the following order in the closing credits:

Historical connectionsEdit

The character played by Burt Lancaster and Frank Whaley, Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, is based on an actual baseball player with the same name. His character is largely true to life except for a few factual liberties taken for artistic reasons. For instance, the real Graham’s lone major league game occurred in June 1905,[11] rather than on the final day of the 1922 season. In the film, Terence Mann interviews a number of people about Graham. The DVD special points out that the facts they gave him were taken from articles written about the real one.

Release and receptionEdit

Universal scheduled the film to open in the U.S. on April 21, 1989.[12] It debuted in just a few theaters and was gradually released to more screens so that it would have a spot among the summer blockbusters. It ended up playing until December.[5]

Critics responded positively to the film. As of May 2014, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes scores it at 87%, making it “Certified Fresh” (based on 54 reviews with an average score of 7.9 out of 10). The consensus states “Field of Dreams” is sentimental, but in the best way; it’s a mix of fairy tale, baseball, and family togetherness.”[13]


In June 2008, after having polled over 1,500 people in the creative community, AFI revealed its “Ten Top Ten” — the best ten films in ten “classic” American film genres. The film was acknowledged as the sixth best one in the fantasy genre.[14][15]

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RAIN”BOW”  MAN (Bowman, South Carolina/Charleston)

UFO Welcome Center.

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Bowman, South Carolina

“All spaceships got to have at least one door,” said Jody Pendarvis, flicking a hidden toggle switch. A motor groaned, and the gangway into the UFO Welcome Center lowered to the ground — very, very slowly. Jody grinned. “That oughta do it! Tall aliens, watch your head!”

The saucer-shaped UFO Welcome Center stands in Jody’s yard. He began building it in 1994, intending it to be a place where aliens could be comfortable meeting people from Earth (it’s 46 feet across, the same diameter as most UFOs, according to Jody). He later added a second, smaller saucer on top so that the aliens can take Jody with them when they leave.

Casual visitors to the Welcome Center might think it’s abandoned. The lower saucer sags to one side, with un-aerodynamic lumps and bulges. Its bottom appears to be collapsing. The ground outside is littered with scraps of metal, mossy cinder blocks, extension cords, car batteries, plastic lawn furniture, empty jugs of antifreeze, and pieces of saucer that have fallen off. Local officials have toured the Center and been unwelcoming.


Jody doesn’t mind. “They came around and inspected, wrote me up for about ten violations,” he said. “But it’s regulation for the aliens — not for Bowman.”

Jody welcomes everyone — alien and human — and cheerfully led us inside, which was even more chaotic than outside. Electronic parts and handyman litter were everywhere, power cords drooped across walls and doorways, layers of fallen debris made the floor crunchy. It’s not a UFO Welcome Center for the human faint-of-heart. Jody apologized for the mess. “It looks like a barn,” he admitted, “but I had to take all the real instruments out so you wouldn’t see what the future age of space travel looks like.”

UFO Welcome Center.

The upper half of the lower saucer is ringed with small hatches. Jody poked his head through one to show how he watches for approaching UFOs, and explained that these were the doors through which the aliens would enter. “Here I am, Captain Jody Pendarvis of the UFO Welcome Center,” he announced, assuming his role of ambassador. “Come on in! Welcome to planet Earth!”

Jody pointed with pride to what he claimed were the only eight screws in the entire structure. He said that the second saucer just sits atop the first (so that it can be easily lifted into space by alien technology).

That sounded dangerous to us, but Jody was reassuring. A mighty storm blew through Bowman in 2008, he said, knocking his fence into the road, the roof off his trailer, and the steeple off the town church. The UFO Welcome Center didn’t budge an inch. “The safest place anywhere out here is the UFO,” Jody said. “It withstood the wrath of God.”

Second floor of the UFO Welcome Center.

We followed Jody up some stairs and a couple of ladders into the second saucer. Its entire floor was filled with a large air mattress, covered with sheets and pillows that looked well-used. Strips of teal packing foam were stapled to the domed ceiling, a 24-hour blue sky.

“I sleep up here when it becomes over 55 degrees at night,” said Jody, pointing to a small air conditioner built into the wall. Scattered videotapes and a well-thumbed paperback (“Flying Saucers Uncensored”) showed that this upper sanctum was a place of enlightenment as well as rest. “This is my favorite spot,” Jody said, sprawled on the bed like a rajah, occasionally peering out of a porthole.

No aliens have visited the UFO Welcome Center yet, but Jody believes that his past appearances on TV have reached other worlds, and that the aliens know to come to Bowman for a proper welcome. He’s looking forward it, but said that he won’t be lounging on his saucer bed when he rides the alien beam into the sky. “I’ll be hangin’ out in the door — scared as heck!” If you want to see Jody, you’d better arrive before the Space Brothers do.

Tidy up, Jody....

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INDIGO CHILDREN (Nordic Tall Whites)

What is an indigo Child

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Indigo children

Children who are believed to possess special traits or abilities

For the 2012 film, see Indigo Children (film).

Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age concept,[1]are children who are believed to possess special, unusual, and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.[2] They are sometimes also referred to as crystal children[3] or star children.[4] The idea is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe[5] and further developed by Jan Tober and Lee Carroll. The concept of indigo children gained popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade. A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding belief in the idea of indigo children and their nature and abilities. The interpretations of these beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution, in some cases possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, to the belief that they are more empathetic and creative than their peers.

Although no scientific studies give credibility to the existence of indigo children or their traits, the phenomenon appeals to some parents whose children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and to parents seeking to believe that their children are special. Critics view this as a way for parents to avoid considering pediatric treatment or a psychiatric diagnosis. The list of traits used to describe the children has also been criticized for being vague enough to be applied to almost anyone, a form of the Forer effect.


The term “indigo children” originated with parapsychologist and self-described synesthete and psychic Nancy Ann Tappe, who developed the concept in the 1970s. Tappe published the book Understanding Your Life Through Color in 1982 describing the concept,[6] stating that during the mid-1960s she began noticing that many children were being born with “indigo” auras[7][8] (in other publications Tappe said the color indigo came from the “life colors” of the children which she acquired through her synesthesia[9]). The idea was later popularized by the 1998 book The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived, written by husband and wife self-help lecturers Lee Carroll and Jan Tober.[10] In 2002, an international conference on indigo children was held in Hawaii, drawing 600 attendees, with subsequent conferences the following years in Florida and Oregon. Several films have also been produced on the subject, including two English feature films in 2003[11] and 2005, and a documentary in 2005 (both the latter were directed by James Twyman, a New Age writer).[12]

Sarah W. Whedon suggests in a 2009 article in Nova Religio that the social construction of indigo children is a response to an “apparent crisis of American childhood” in the form of increased youth violence and diagnoses of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Whedon believes parents label their children as “indigo” to provide an alternative explanation for their children’s improper behavior stemming from ADD and ADHD.[7]

Claimed characteristicsEdit

Descriptions of indigo children include that they:

  • Are empathiccurious, and strong-willed
  • Are often perceived by friends and family as being strange
  • Possess a clear sense of self-definition and purpose
  • Show a strong innate subconscious spirituality from early childhood (which, however, does not necessarily imply a direct interest in spiritual or religious areas)
  • Have a strong feeling of entitlement, or deserving to be here

Other alleged traits include:[8][10]

According to Tober and Carroll, indigo children may function poorly in conventional schools due to their rejection of rigid authority, their being smarter or more spiritually mature than their teachers, and their lack of response to guilt-, fear- or manipulation-based discipline.[12]

According to research psychologist Russell Barkley, the New Age movement has yet to produce empirical evidence of the existence of indigo children, as the traits most commonly attributed to them are closely aligned with the Forer effect—so vague that they could describe nearly anyone. Many critics see the concept of indigo children as made up of extremely general traits, a sham diagnosis that is an alternative to a medical diagnosis, with a complete lack of science or studies to support it.[8][13]The lack of scientific foundation is acknowledged by some believers, including Doreen Virtue, author of The Care and Feeding of Indigos, and James Twyman, who produced two films on indigo children and who offers materials and courses related to the phenomenon. Virtue has been criticized for claiming to have a Ph.D., despite this being awarded by California Coast University, a then-unaccredited institution sometimes accused of being a diploma mill.[12]

Indigo as an alternative to diagnosisEdit

Retired professor of philosophy and skeptic Robert Todd Carroll notes that many of the commentators on the indigo phenomenon are of varying qualifications and expertise, and parents may prefer labeling their child an indigo as an alternative to a diagnosis that implies poor parenting, narcissistic parenting, damage[14] or mental illness.[15] This is a belief echoed by academic psychologists.[13] Some mental health experts are concerned that labeling a disruptive child an “indigo” may delay proper diagnosis and treatment that could help the child or look into the parenting style that may be causing the behavior.[8][12][14] Others have stated that many of the traits of indigo children could be more prosaically interpreted as simple unruliness and alertness.[13]

Relationship to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorderEdit

Many children labeled indigo by their parents are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)[13]and Tober and Carroll’s book The Indigo Children linked the concept with diagnosis of ADHD.[10] David Cohen points out that labeling a child an indigo is an alternative to a diagnosis that implies mental illness, which may appeal to many parents.[13] Cohen has stated, “The view in medicine is that ADHD is a defect. It’s a disorder. If you’re a parent, the idea of ‘gifted’ is much more appealing than the idea of a disorder.”[13] Linking the concept of indigo children with the distaste for the use of Ritalin to control ADHD, Robert Todd Carroll states “The hype and near-hysteria surrounding the use of Ritalin has contributed to an atmosphere that makes it possible for a book like Indigo Children to be taken seriously. Given the choice, who wouldn’t rather believe their children are special and chosen for some high mission rather than that they have a brain disorder?”[15] Stephen Hinshaw, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, states that concerns regarding the overmedicalization of children are legitimate but even gifted children with ADHD learn better with more structure rather than less, even if the structure initially causes difficulties. Many labeled as indigo children are or have been home schooled.[8] Many children labeled as indigo children have the same identifying criteria as those children who have experienced being raised by a narcissistic parent, and are considered to have been emotionally abused.[14]

A 2011 study suggested parents of children with ADHD who label their children as “indigos” may perceive problematic behaviors emblematic of ADHD to be more positive and experience less frustration and disappointment, though they still experience more negative emotions and conflicts than parents of children without a diagnosis.[16]

Relation to autismEdit

Crystal children, a concept related to indigo children, has been linked by autism researcher Mitzi Waltz to the autistic spectrum. Proponents recategorize autistic symptoms as telepathic powers, and attempt to “‍[reconceptualize] the autistic traits associated with them as part of a positive identity”. Waltz states that there may be inherent dangers to these beliefs, leading parents to deny the existence of impairments, avoid proven treatments and spend considerable money on unhelpful interventions. Waltz states that “Parents may also transmit belief systems to the child that are self-aggrandizing, confusing, or potentially frightening”.[3]


The concept of indigo children has been criticized for being less about children and their needs, and more about the profits to be made by self-styled experts in book and video sales as well as lucrative counseling sessions, summer camps, conferences and speaking engagements.[12][17]

Discussion as a new religious movementEdit

Nancy Ann Tappe originally noted that one type of Indigo child (the “interdimensional child”), despite being seen as a bully, was expected to lead new religious movements.[18]

One Pagan author, Lorna Tedder, anecdotally notes that every Pagan woman she knew who had or was going to have a child believed their child was an Indigo child.[19]

S. Zohreh Kermani explains that “Despite their problems with authority, uncontrollable tempers, and overbearing egos, Indigo Children are many Pagan parents’ ideal offspring: sensitive, psychic, and strong willed,” but also notes the concept is less about the child’s psychic abilities than the parent’s own hopes and desire for “distinction from the less-evolved masses.”[19]

Daniel Kline, in an essay titled “The New Kids: Indigo Children and New Age Discourse,” notes that the magical belief that the innocence of children equates to spiritual powers has existed for centuries, and that the indigo child movement is rooted in a religious rejection of science-based medicine. In particular, he claims that Nancy Ann Tappe derived some of her ideas from Charles Webster Leadbeater (her main innovation being emphasizing the connection between children and the color indigo), and that the New Age adoption of the concept is a reaction against diagnoses of ADD, ADHD, and autism. Kline also discusses how Carroll and Tober have tried to distance themselves from religious beliefs about indigo children in order to maintain control of the concept (even recanting their previous affirmations about auras), and how skeptics and New Agers alike both make rhetorical appeals to science (despite the latter’s rejection of it) to legitimize their ideological beliefs regarding the existence of indigo children.[20]

At the 2014 University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas, anthropologist Beth Singler discussed how the term indigo children functioned as a new religious movement, along with Jediism.[21][22]Singler’s work focuses in the Indigo movement as a part of an overall discussion on “wider moral panics around children, parenting, the diagnosis of conditions such as ADHD and autism and conspiracy theories about Big Pharma and vaccinations.”[23]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Segen, Joseph C (August 11, 2010). The Doctor’s DictionaryAmazon Digital ServicesASIN B0041KKOR4.
  2. ^ Stenger, Victor J. (June 1998). “Reality Check: the energy fields of life”. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
  3. a b Waltz, M. (2009). “From Changelings to Crystal Children: An Examination of ‘New Age’ Ideas About Autism”. Journal of Religion, Disability & Health13 (2): 114–128. doi:10.1080/15228960802581511.
  4. ^ Krider, DO (2002-12-19). “Alien-ated Youth”Houston Press.
  5. ^ Who was Nancy Tappe?
  6. ^ Tappe, NA (1986). Understanding your life through color: Metaphysical concepts in color and aura. Starling Publishers. ISBN 0-940399-00-8.
  7. a b Whedon, Sarah W. (February 2009). “The Wisdom of Indigo Children: An Emphatic Restatement of the Value of American Children” (PDF)Nova Religio12 (3): 60–76. doi:10.1525/nr.2009.12.3.60. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  8. a b c d e Leland, J (2006-01-12). “Are They Here to Save the World?”The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  9. ^ Tappe, NA. “All About Indigos – A Nancy Tappe Website”. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  10. a b c Tober J & Carroll LA (1999). The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived. Light Technology Publishing. ISBN 1-56170-608-6.
  11. ^ “Indigo”Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  12. a b c d e Hyde, J (2006-03-09). “Little Boy Blue”Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  13. a b c d e f Jayson, S (2005-05-31). “Indigo kids: Does the science fly?”USA Today. Retrieved 2007-10-23.
  14. a b c Namka, Lynne (2005). “Selfishness And Narcissism in Family Relationships” Archived from the original on 2002-10-01. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  15. a b Carroll, RT (2009-02-23). “Indigo child”The Skeptic’s Dictionary. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  16. ^ Lench, H. C.; Levine, L. J.; Whalen, C. K. (2011). “Exasperating or Exceptional? Parents’ Interpretations of Their Child’s ADHD Behavior”. Journal of Attention Disorders17 (2): 141–51. doi:10.1177/1087054711427401PMID 22166469.
  17. ^ Anderson, L (2003-12-01). “Indigo: the color of money”. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  18. ^ “Seeing the Indigo Children” by Benjamin Witts, in the Skeptical Inquirer (Volume 33.4, July / August 2009)
  19. a b Kermani, S. Zohreh (2013). Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American PaganismNYU Press. pp. 66–67. ISBN 978-0814769744.
  20. ^ “The New Kids: Indigo Children and New Age Discourse” by Daniel Kline, in Asprem, Egil; Granholm, Kennet (2014). Contemporary Esotericism. Routledge. pp. 351–372. ISBN 978-1317543565.
  21. ^ Have Jedi created a new ‘religion’?, By Tom de Castella, BBC News Magazine, 24 October 2014
  22. ^ “Jedi and witches and indigo children! Oh my!”. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  23. ^ Cambridge Faculty of Divinity: Beth Singler

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What is an indigo Child?

As a summary, here are the ten attributes that best describe this new kind of child, the Indigo Child

  • They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
  • They have a feeling of “deserving to be here,” and are surprised when others don’t share that.
  • Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents “who they are.”
  • They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
  • They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
  • They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don’t require creative thought.
  • They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like “system busters” (nonconforming to any system).
  • They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
  • They will not respond to “guilt” discipline (“Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did”).
  • They are not shy in letting you know what they need.

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Statue of Mothman in Point PleasantWest Virginia

Other name(s) Winged Man
Country United States
Region Point PleasantWest Virginia

In West Virginia folklore, the Mothman is a legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 12, 1966, to December 15, 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated November 16, 1966, titled “Couples See Man-Sized Bird … Creature … Something”.[1] The national press soon picked up the reports and helped spread the story across the country.

The mothman was introduced to a wider audience by Gray Barker in 1970,[2][3] and later popularized by John Keel in his 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, claiming that there were supernatural events related to the sightings, and a connection to the collapse of the Silver Bridge.

The mothman is the subject of regional folklore and popular culture. The 2002 film The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, was based on Keel’s book.[4] An annual festival in Point Pleasant is devoted to the Mothman legend.


On November 12, 1966, five men who were digging a grave at a cemetery near Clendenin, West Virginia, claimed to see a man-like figure fly low from the trees over their heads.[5] This is often identified as the first known sighting of what became known as the Mothman.

Shortly thereafter, on November 15, 1966, two young couples from Point Pleasant, Roger and Linda Scarberry and Steve and Mary Mallette, told police they saw a large white creature whose eyes “glowed red” when the car headlights picked it up. They described it as a “large flying man with ten-foot wings”, following their car while they were driving in an area outside of town known as “the TNT area“, the site of a former World War II munitions plant.[6][7]

During the next few days, other people reported similar sightings. Two volunteer firemen who sighted it said it was a “large bird with red eyes”. Mason County Sheriff George Johnson commented that he believed the sightings were due to an unusually large heron he termed a “shitepoke”. Contractor Newell Partridge told Johnson that when he aimed a flashlight at a creature in a nearby field its eyes glowed “like bicycle reflectors”, and blamed buzzing noises from his television set and the disappearance of his German Shepherd dog on the creature.[8] Wildlife biologist Dr. Robert L. Smith at West Virginia University told reporters that descriptions and sightings all fit the sandhill crane, a large American crane almost as high as a man with a seven-foot wingspan featuring circles of reddish coloring around the eyes, and that the bird may have wandered out of its migration route. This particular crane was unrecognized at first because it was not native to this region.[8][9]

After the December 15, 1967, collapse of the Silver Bridge and the death of 46 people,[10] the incident gave rise to the legend and connected the Mothman sightings to the bridge collapse.[8][11][12]

In 2016, WCHS-TV published a photo purported to be of Mothman taken by an anonymous man while driving on Route 2.[13] Science writer Sharon A. Hill proposed that the photo showed “a bird, perhaps an owl, carrying a frog or snake away” and wrote that “there is zero reason to suspect it is the Mothman as described in legend. There are too many far more reasonable explanations.”[14][9]


Folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand notes that Mothman has been widely covered in the popular press, some claiming sightings connected with UFOs, and others claiming that a military storage site was Mothman’s “home”. Brunvand notes that recountings of the 1966-67 Mothman reports usually state that at least 100 people saw Mothman with many more “afraid to report their sightings” but observed that written sources for such stories consisted of children’s books or sensationalized or undocumented accounts that fail to quote identifiable persons. Brunvand found elements in common among many Mothman reports and much older folk tales, suggesting that something real may have triggered the scares and became woven with existing folklore. He also records anecdotal tales of Mothman supposedly attacking the roofs of parked cars inhabited by teenagers.[15]

Some ufologistsparanormal authors, and cryptozoologists claim that Mothman was an alien, a supernatural manifestation, or a previously unknown species of animal. In his 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, author John Keel claimed that the Point Pleasant residents experienced precognitions including premonitions of the collapse of the Silver Bridge, unidentified flying object sightings, visits from inhuman or threatening men in black, and other phenomena.[16]

Skeptic Joe Nickell says that a number of hoaxes followed the publicity generated by the original reports, such as a group of construction workers who tied flashlights to helium balloons. Nickell attributes the Mothman reports to pranks, misidentified planes, and sightings of a barred owl, an albino owl, suggesting that the Mothman’s “glowing eyes” were actually red-eye effect caused from the reflection of light from flashlights or other bright light sources. The area lies outside the snowy owl’s usual range.[6]

Festivals and statueEdit

Point Pleasant held its first Annual Mothman Festival in 2002 and a 12-foot-tall metallic statue of the creature, created by artist and sculptor Bob Roach, was unveiled in 2003. The Mothman Museum and Research Center opened in 2005 and is run by Jeff Wamsley.[17][18][19] The Festival is a weekend-long event held on the 3rd weekend of every September. There is a variety of events that go on during the festival such as guest speakers, vendor exhibits, a mothman pancake eating contest, and hayride tours focusing on the notable areas of Point Pleasant.[11]

In popular cultureEdit

  • The Mothman Prophecies (2002), loosely based on the 1975 novel of the same name by John Keel.
  • Mothman (2010), a Syfy original movie
  • Mothman was the focus of a segment on Unsolved Mysteries, originally aired July 29, 2002.
  • The Mothman is the subject of the Blitzkid song “Genus Unknown”[20]
  • In episode two of the short-lived TV series X-Testers, the researchers attempted to duplicate alleged photographs of Mothman.[21]
  • In the video game Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Mothman is one of three cryptozoology-based monsters along with the Yeti and the “Flying Humanoid”. It appears again as an enemy in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
  • Mothman is a recurring demon in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise.
  • The Italian independent hardcore punk band Ekidna Orgy dedicated to Mothman a song of the same name.
  • In the French novel “Les yeux de l’épouvante” (“The eyes of the terror”) written by Jimmy Guieu in 1977 (and published at “editions Fleuve Noir”), the Mothman appears as character, clearly named like this (especially into chapter 7). But in this book, he appears in France, in Var, near the Malmont. The title of the novel “The eyes of the terror” is directly about the dreadful red eyes of the Mothman.
  • In season one, episode five of Mountain Monsters, the crew of expert hunters and trappers attempt to capture the Mothman of Mason County, WV.[22]


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71 Bible Verses aboutStar Seeds


1 Corinthians 12:7-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

Matthew 13:1-58 ESV / 4 helpful votes

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, …

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Luke 11:42 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Matthew 23:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Jeremiah 23:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets: “Behold, I will feed them with bitter food and give them poisoned water to drink, for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has gone out into all the land.”

Revelation 22:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 21:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

Revelation 14:1-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless. …

Revelation 13:1-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. …

Revelation 12:3-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.

Revelation 8:1-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. …

1 John 5:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Hebrews 8:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.

Titus 3:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.

Titus 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Titus 2:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Colossians 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

2 Corinthians 9:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

1 Corinthians 15:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Romans 8:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 7:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.

Acts 13:39 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

John 21:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.

John 12:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 1:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Luke 8:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Matthew 28:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.

Matthew 25:1-46 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. …

Matthew 24:30 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. …

Matthew 22:37-38 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.

Matthew 17:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

Matthew 13:38 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,

Matthew 13:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Malachi 3:8-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Daniel 2:1-49 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him. Then the king commanded that the magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king. And the king said to them, “I had a dream, and my spirit is troubled to know the dream.” Then the Chaldeans said to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.” The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “The word from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you shall be torn limb from limb, and your houses shall be laid in ruins. …

Ezekiel 27:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, meal, honey, oil, and balm.

Ezekiel 4:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and emmer, and put them into a single vessel and make your bread from them. During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it.

Jeremiah 6:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

What use to me is frankincense that comes from Sheba, or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me.

Isaiah 53:1-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. …

Isaiah 28:9-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”

Isaiah 14:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!

Isaiah 14:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the peoples will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the Lord‘s land as male and female slaves. They will take captive those who were their captors, and rule over those who oppressed them.

Isaiah 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

Isaiah 5:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink,

Song of Solomon 4:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all choice spices—

Psalm 119:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!

Psalm 40:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

Numbers 11:5-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.”

Genesis 8:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Genesis 3:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

Genesis 1:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

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