Ghosthunting Texas

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Texas has no shortage of interesting stories, but few are as bizarre as the mysterious “Lady in Blue.” Her story begins as a young girl in seventeenth century Spain, in a convent – her home – that she would never physically leave during her sixty three years. María Jesus de Ágreda was a devout Spanish nun who dedicated her life to the Catholic faith. She would become a legend in areas of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas without ever ...

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Texas has no shortage of interesting stories, but few are as bizarre as the mysterious “Lady in Blue.” Her story begins as a young girl in seventeenth century Spain, in a convent – her home – that she would never physically leave during her sixty three years. María Jesus de Ágreda was a devout Spanish nun who dedicated her life to the Catholic faith. She would become a legend in areas of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas without ever stepping foot outside of her country, or her own hometown.

At the age of eighteen, Maria experienced the first of what would become many mystical transitions from the physical world into the spiritual. One day during prayer in the convent, Maria reportedly went into a trance-like state. A beggar who had come to the convent to pray witnessed the event and reported that a blue light suddenly enveloped the young nun as she knelt. The light was said to have lifted her several feet above the floor as she remained unmoving and seemingly still in prayer.

As time went on, Maria began to experience these trances during her daily routine. She said that she was blessed with visions in which she saw dark-colored people in the wilderness of the Southwestern United States. She said she often spoke with them and shared her faith with them in hopes that they would seek out the word of God. It is believed she made over 500 of these visits in a process known as bi-location, teleportation, or as astral projection – the ability to physically be in one place and spiritually in another at the same time.

Maria would often visit the Jumano Indian people of Texas, which resulted in their desire to receive instruction in the Catholic Faith. During her visitations, it is said that she came to them speaking their native tongue, though she had never learned their language. When asked about this peculiarity she said that she simply traveled to deliver a message and God provided her a way to communicate with the Indians. Five years after her death in 1665, a book she authored titled The Mystical City of God was published. It outlined her extraordinary views and experiences and is said to be one of the most controversial texts in the history of the church.

Throughout the recent centuries many people have often reported seeing the spirit of the Lady in Blue visit them in times of need, sickness, or desperation. In the 1840s it is reported that she appeared in Sabinetown to care for those afflicted by a “black tongue” epidemic, and suddenly disappeared when the illness was finally under control. Her legend lives on in Southwestern Texas where many believe she is constantly watching over them, still performing in death the work she loved in life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578603596
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: America's Haunted Road Trip
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,361,585
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    Fantastic Read...

    April Slaughter has outdone herself with this spinetingling collection of paranormal lore... Texan style.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    Fun Spooky Read

    It was fun to pick up this book and read it over the Halloween season.
    It made for a good seasonal coffie table book and sparked up converstions.

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  • Posted October 9, 2009

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    Science of the Supernatural

    In Ghosthunting Texas April and her husband Allen are chasing the truth of the afterlife.
    I found her book absolutely fascinating! As a Texas resident myself I was intrigued by their tales of haunted places in the Lone Star state.
    Her style of writing is very down to earth and easy to understand whether your just curious about the supernatural or a fellow Ghost Hunter like April.
    I was a fan of her writing from the TAPS Paramagazine (the Ghost hunters official magazine) and was ecstatic to hear she had a book releasing!
    If your a Supernatural enthusiast you need to add this to your collection.

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