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Title: Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets
The above and this link is from an eclipse in Europe that people saw merely 22 years ago, but is still remembered. This was August 11, 1999. This eclipse touched earth, from the western edges of Great Britain to the farthest slopes, cities and villages of eastern Europe, then India as a grand total eclipse; at the 1min 20 sec mark, and 16.04 we get a historical reminisce from a lady who remembers an eclipse of 1927; at the 20.19 min mark it leaves the British Isles and heads for France. (Courtesy Wootz and Benny The Bouncer.)
Above is a commemorative issued in 2000 after the grand total eclipse, from the Bank of Rumania
An even greater phenomena occurred 104 years ago, one which was so phenomenal people spoke of it for decades and decades, namely an earth defying description bordering as an eclipse when it started, because the skies were darkened like an eclipse—and then turned different colors, which is described in this digital book— but unlike an eclipse, a solar disc played havoc with people and which scared the hell out of them. Almost 21 years later, I am sure there were many who were privy to that 1917 phenomena when all of a sudden, there followed a havoc with earth’s skies—and surely, there must have been some thinking, here we go again.
January 25-26, 1938
A great Aurora was seen over the whole of Europe, and also witnessed in California and as far south as Southern Australia, Sicily, Portugal and across the Atlantic to Bermuda, January of 1938.
The aurora of January 25-26, 1938 was connected, according to scientists, to a massive solar storm which occurred January 16-26 with peak activity on the 22, 25 and 26 of January and was part of the 17th solar cycle. Ricardo Montalban narrated the small video clip (below) about the unearthly phenomenon.
It was witnessed across Europe and had not been seen since 1709. It had mainly a reddish glow. The following link, by Barb Ernster, is worthwhile to read. An unusual aspect of this was that during this exhibition, as reported in various areas, there was a noise similar to the sound of burning grass and brush, hence it was not your routine silent Aurora Borealis. In less than two years, the world was aflame in World War II.