FILE 1206: Haunting of St Bernadette of Lourdes #
ITEM/ Unusual Antique Cross
MATERIAL/ Unmarked Sterling Silver
SIZE/ 1.5 inch in height, ~1 inch wide
TIME IT TAKES PIECE TO WORK/ Up to 30 days.
HOW TO ACTIVATE THE PIECE/ Burn incense before wearing and then say a prayer to St Bernadette
FILE/ Haunting of St Bernadette of Lourdes
ORIGINS/ Lourdes, France
St Bernadette of Lourdes was a young woman that died on April 16, 1879 at 35 years of age. In the early years of her life, from around February to July 1856, she claimed to frequently encounter apparitions of a mysterious lady. People around her were skeptical at first but eventually came to believe her after the incident was proclaimed to be prophited. This belief was solidified after St Bernadette's death when her body remained entirely incorruptible. A shrine was built around her and was regarded as a place of complete sacredness as the home of an actual saint.
Since the shrine had been built, any and all who visited the site left blessed after being in the presence of such holiness.
St Bernadette's body remains incorrupt to this day but has undergone three exhumations, the third of which resulted in the corpse sustaining damage in 1925. Afterwards, bad omens began to take place. The man in charge of the exhumation who had been present on the day of St Bernadette's third exhumation reported seeing St Bernadette in his home several times. He claimed that she was haunting him and his family as revenge for corrupting her corpse.
His name was Albert Bristol and he claims that it started small. He sited birds flying over his head and promptly dropping from the sky dead after passing over him. Eventually, his wife and two children began claiming to interact with someone or something that appeared at first as a member of the family one second and then completely disappearing the next.
Bristol's children have said that they have encountered a woman multiple times.
Brent Bristol, 9:
"She would appear in the corner of my room on the side where the lamp is. She was just watching me. When I turned the light back on, she was gone... She never did anything to me. She would just make it hard for me to sleep or scare me a lot."
Emily Bristol, 16:
"I usually don't move much in my sleep but I started falling out of bed a lot... It was more like I was being shoved out of bed. The fall would always wake me up. She would be standing somewhere in the room watching me but would disappear soon after I woke up. We had to move everything away from the sides of my bed so I didn't hurt myself. I have scars on my scalp from hitting my head. It was like she was disappointed whenever I opened my eyes."
The Bristol family moved away from Lourdes a year later.
The house has attracted many spirits and is one of the most haunted locations in all of France. Anyone that visits has seen St Bernadette roaming the halls. Some even claim to be haunted by the spirit afterwards but that is the result of paranoia. St Bernadette is linked with an item, not the house or a person.
This is the item.
It belonged to Albert Bristol. He wore it on the day of the exhumation of St Bernadette's corpse and it observed a corrupt form of St Bernadette's spirit, which had been created when the corpse had been damaged. We have purified this piece and it is now a link to St Bernadette herself, from whom you can ask anything you wish to ask. If it is information you seek, she will give it to you. If it is power you seek, she will lead you to it. Anything you can think of you, you need only express the need to her and as a saint she is entitled to help you. This is an actual miracle piece.