Alleged apparition atFatima on 13 October 1917. Sometimes referred to as the "Miracle of the Sun".
Claims to fame
This incident is Case 37 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article, since it was referred to in 61of the books covered by that article.
Isaac Koi’s “ICES” Rating for this sighting = 4,992 (out of a potential score of 14*14*14*14 i.e. 38,416)
(1) “Impact” Rating of 13 (out of a potential score of 14), because it is Case 37 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article.
(2) “Credibility” Rating of 6 (out of a potential score of 14) because the credibility of the witness accounts is undermined by the possibility of a mass hallucination possibly stimulated by the religious fervor of the crowds expectantly waiting for a predicted sign.
(2) “Expert” Rating of 8 (out of a potential score of 14). It is given this very slightly above neutral rating because (at the time of writing) it has been included in just one of the short lists of the best cases produced by various UFO researchers that have been compiled by Isaac Koi (see the “Best UFO Cases" article at PART 3: Existing lists by various individuals) and it was also mentioned by one respondent to poll by Jacques Vallee (PART 5: Consensus lists : Jacques Vallee’s poll (1965)).
(4)“Strangeness” Rating of 8 (out of a potential score of 14). Many of the alleged sightings can be explained as consistent with a natural phenomenon, particularly the perception of movement (and perceived colour changes) arising from looking directly into the Sun for too long.
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