A photo from open sources
In the Philippines, the 2462-meter Mayon volcano woke up. Mountain spews lava, ash, smoke and toxic gases, forcing Aboriginal people emergency evacuate. According to recent reports, over 40 thousand Luzon residents left their homes so as not to end up in radius of 7 kilometers from the volcano. Over the past 400 years mayon erupted 51 times. In 1814, the most tragic eruption of all known. As a result, over 1,200 were killed. man, while the whole city was buried under the thickness of the lava. Now tourists tend to get closer to the mountain, but authorities stop curious.
Despite the impending disaster, the Filipinos unexpectedly considered something amazing and even beautiful in dark clouds thrown out by the volcano ash. At a certain point volcanic puffs of smoke suddenly took the form of two people enclosing a friend hugging each other and looking at each other’s faces. Huge figure it turned out to look like a man on the left, and a woman on the right. Local photographer June Santiago and several others managed to capture an incredible sight in the picture before the smoky image disappeared. The appearance of such a para-idol illusion, as skeptics call it, surprising in itself, however the incident, as it turned out, is even more interesting and mysterious than you might have guessed at first.
A photo from open sources
The fact is that among the islanders it is widely known ancient legend of a girl named Magion, which translates to Russian as “beautiful”. Beauty fell in love with a young warrior and fled with him from a forced marriage. Father, groom and Magayon’s fellow tribesmen chased the fugitives on horseback and deadly wounded the beloved of our heroine. Not wanting to live without her the chosen one, the girl stabbed herself right in front of her father and failed spouse. The deceased were buried in different places, even after death forbidding them to be together. However, soon here the mountain began to grow, which eventually united the graves of the girl and warrior. Locals named her Mayon in honor of the unfortunate woman who lost her beloved man much faster than she found.
Maybe it was some important sign for the Filipinos in the ashes volcano? Or is it a bizarre para-idol illusion, according to surprising coincidence coinciding with the image of ancient tradition? If we accept the axiom that nothing in this world there is no chance, including non-random and any pareidolic “illusion” then this smoky volcanic sign may well have some deeper meaning than just fleeting vision …
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