Many sources from Abidjan, which is in the African nation known as the Ivory Coast, have recently reported seeing the Virgin Mary appear in the sky. Just the previous day, many locals had reported spotting another unusual object in the sky – which many referred to as resembling a blue halo, although some suspected potential extraterrestrial involvement.
A Sign of the End Times?
The video was taken of the event using infrared technology to detect what was otherwise a very difficult to make out the outline of a figure covering a portion of the Sun:
Although skeptics will, of course, try to say it was nothing, it seems hard to believe that the hundreds of eyewitnesses (who can be heard reacting in the video above), would all be wrong and that the video evidence should be ignored. The shape of the figure is quite clear, and those on the ground all reported seeing the same figure, although the infrared capabilities of the camera helped make the figure stand out more easily.
Locals and religious experts have different interpretations of the event. Although of course government ministers and officials are trying to claim it was nothing, or a benevolent sign, some worry that it may be a sign of the end times approaching. The Biblical tale of Revelation makes references to various signs that the Lord will give before the end times come. Is it possible that this is one of those signs? Many locals certainly think so, especially because many feel their country is already in the midst of violence associated with Revelation due to nearly constant violence and Civil War in the region.
More optimistic observers have said that perhaps Mother Mary is actually sending a sign of benevolence. Those who have lost family members in the wars certainly wish to believe that their friends and family members are in Heaven, and some have interpreted this event as a sign showing the grace and mercy of God. This interpretation may be bolstered by the appearance of the halo several days earlier, a symbol typically associated with Heaven angelic figures.
Whatever the case may be, it was certainly a startling event for those who witnessed it and only time will tell which interpretation proves true.