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Friday, April 18th, 2014

Bartee Haile: The mysterious case of the ‘Lady in Blue’

In the 17th century, Catholic priests at remote outposts in present-day Texas and New Mexico were dumbfounded to encounter native people who appeared from the wilds already converted to Christianity. Spanish nun María de Ágreda said she had brought them the Gospel during more than 500 out-of-body journeys to the New World, a fantastical claim eventually accepted...

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