Pareidolia Trots Through Egypt 

So today an interesting (well not really) video was brought to my attention. The video was taken during a riot in Egypt. Supposedly during this video the image of a horse can be seen riding through the crowd. Now that doesn’t seem strange at all, right? Well according to many people, most with no sense of reasoning seem to believe that this is one of two things, 1. A ghostly horse or 2. One of the four horsemen which is found in the book of Revelation.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. – Revelation 6:8
I tend to agree with number 2, looks like it is the start of the end of the world…I always knew this was inevitable…no I am kidding.

It is almost amazing at some of the responses I have seen in regards to this video.

“Just shows the reptillian horseman vibrating at a differnt frequency.
The reptillians are behind the uprising, they have started to cause the problems so there can be chaos. After which when everone is confuced they will come in for the kill and eat everyone.”

“definitely a white horse ridden by an Indian.”

“its the first of the four horsemen… war or conquest… he seems to be pretty effective in causing conflict…”

“The still shots DO look like a horse and rider but the movement of the image looks sooo unnatural and more superimposed. Did any horse and rider get killed in the riots??”

“I think it might be a hologram.”

“As to why the rider is backwards…at President Kennedy’s funeral procession there was a riderless horse with a boot put in the stirrup backwards to symbolize that the rider was dead. The rider of this “pale horse” could therefore symbolize Death.?”

These comments go on and on, I am sure you get the point.

The anomaly in this video is interesting and after I was told I was supposed to see a horse, magically I saw a horse. But is this anomaly really and supernatural rider on a horse that disappears after a few “trots?” No, what people are experiencing is something called pareidolia. Pareidolia is a psychological phenomena where one takes a vague image or sound and turns it into something of value. Classic examples of pareidolia would be seeing the face on mars, seeing Jesus and/or the virgin Mary on pieces of toast or seeing a ghost horse riding through a riot in Egypt.

What we are really seeing here is an obvious glare on the lens of the camera. If you watch the video there are two other glares that follow the same pattern. Let’s think logically just for a second, if it’s the coming of the pale horse or whatever, why is it no one in the crowd noticed this amazing omen? Doesn’t make much sense does it? However some people can not be reasoned with, especially when someone tells you “God put it there for only the people watching on video to see.”

Anyway, thanks for reading Pork Rhine.

Not a Very Impressive Apocalypse

Well all you end of the world proponents may have to go back to the drawing board.   Individuals such as conspiracy theorist Sherry Shriner and other Christians who obsess with the end time predictions have been using the recent death in birds, fish and even livestock to fulfill a prophecy that was written in the Old Testament book of Hosea. 

Hosea 4:1-3 reads

1 Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites,
   because the LORD has a charge to bring
   against you who live in the land:
“There is no faithfulness, no love,
   no acknowledgment of God in the land.
2 There is only cursing, lying and murder,
   stealing and adultery;
they break all bounds,
   and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
3 Because of this the land dries up,
   and all who live in it waste away;
the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky
   and the fish in the sea are swept away.”

Recently in Wisconsin 200 cows were found dead.  This just added more fuel to the end of the world prophecy; however the culprit has been discovered, believe it or not it wasn’t the wrath of God it was…the sweet potato.   

mmmmm...sweet potato

mmmmm...sweet potato

Peter Vanderloo the associate director of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory said “It is likely that a mycotoxin from moldy sweet potato was a major factor in the disease and deaths of these steers.” 

Hopefully that solves it; however I have a strong feeling it won’t.  I never understood why so many people like Sherry Shriner and other end times advocates found these deaths so prophetic.  First of all there are about 100 billion birds worldwide; 6 billion of these birds make their home in the United States.  So 5,000 bird deaths out of 6 billion comes to about .00009 percent of the total population of birds that live in the USA, worldwide it comes to about .000005 percent.  That really isn’t an impressive number for an apocalypse.   The 2 million fish deaths that happened in Maryland, I mean I guess that sounds impressive but not when you look at the 15 million fish that washed ashore in 1976.  And 200 cows that met their demise from eating moldy sweet potatoes…I mean this just doesn’t seem like an impressive coming apocalypse.  If every bird fell from the sky at once, all the fish in the sea died at once along with all the beasts of the land and not just 200 cows on one farm, we will talk end times then.  But please until something significant should happen like I mentioned above, stop making something small so big.  Just because the numbers sound big doesn’t mean they are.