I’ve gathered these from different sites, a quick Google search should give you the source of an individual account.
Anyways, I used to consider the argument from miracles dubious, but this event blew me away. Every argument I’ve seen attempting to dismiss the sightings is a joke. Mass hysteria, hallucinations, people giving false testimony to avoid seeming left out, none of them add up. In the end even skeptics are forced to admit that something happened in the sky, which leaves a bigger problem for them because the event was predicted, that’s why so many people were gathered at the site. Anyways,what are your thoughts on this?
"As if like a bolt from the blue, the clouds were wrenched apart, and the sun at its zenith appeared in all its splendour. It began to revolve vertiginously on its axis, like the most magnificent fire-wheel that could be imagined, taking on all the colours of the rainbow and sending forth multi-coloured flashes of light, producing the most astounding effect. This sublime and incomparable spectacle, which was repeated three distinct times, lasted for about ten minutes"
-Dr. Formigao, Professor
“I feel incapable of describing what I saw, I looked fixedly at the sun, which seemed pale and did not hurt my eyes. Looking like a ball of snow, revolving on itself, it suddenly seemed to come down in a zig-zag, menacing the earth”** -Joaquim Lourenço, young boy
"The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamour was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible."
-Dr. Garrett, Professor
"To my surprise, I see clearly and distinctly a globe of light advancing from east to west, gliding slowly and majestically through the air…My friend, full of enthusiasm, went from group to group… asking people what they had seen. The persons asked came from the most varied social classes and all unanimously affirmed the reality of the phenomena which we ourselves had observed"
-Mgr. J. Quaresma
"I saw the sun spinning round and it seemed about to come down on us. It revolved like a bicycle wheel. Afterwards, it returned to its place" -John Carreira, young boy
"I saw the sun as if it were a ball of fire, begin to move in the clouds. It had been raining all morning and the sky was full of clouds, but the rain had stopped." -Carlos Mendes, Lawyer
"I looked at the sun and saw it spinning like a disc, rolling on itself. I saw people changing colour. They were stained with the colours of the rainbow. The sun seemed to fall down from the sky"
-Antonio de Oliveiro, Farmer
"I was watching sheep, as was my daily task, and suddenly, there in the direction of Fátima, I saw the sun fall from the sky." -Abano Barros, building contractor
"The sun, at one moment surrounded with scarlet flame, at another aureoled in yellow and deep purple, seemed to be in an exceeding fast and whirling movement, at times appearing to be loosened from the sky and to be approaching the earth, strongly radiating heat."
― Dr. Domingos Pinto Coelho, Lawyer
Suddenly the rain stopped and a great splendour appeared and the children cried: ‘Look at the sun!’ I saw the sun coming down, feeling that it was falling to the ground."**
-Maria Candida da Silva, ordinary woman
"I looked and saw that the people were in various colours – yellow, white, blue. At the same time, I beheld the sun spinning at great speed and very near me. I at once thought: I am going to die.”
-Joao Menitra, Reverend
"The sun started to roll from one place to another and changed to blue, yellow – all colours…And then we see the sun come right into the trees.”** -Dominic Reis, ordinary man
"It came down as if to the height of the clouds and began to whirl giddily upon itself like a captive ball of fire.” -Fr. Pereira da Silva
"I saw the sun turn upon itself; it seemed to fall from the sky" -Maria dos Prazeres, widow
"The sun at its zenith whirled upon itself; it detached itself in descending towards the right, all the while whirling with sudden movements never seen before, to the right and the left; having almost arrived at the horizon line, it went back up to the zenith on the left, tracing a sort of winding ellipse as it went.”
-Baron de Alvaiazere
"At a certain moment, the sun seemed to stop and then begun to move and dance.”
-Ti Marto, ordinary man
"However, the sun stops, only to begin the strange dance again after a brief interruption, whirling upon itself, giving the impression of approaching or receding.” -Dr. Pereira Gens of Batalha
"it (the sun) spun like a firewheel,” -Maria do Carmo Marques da Cruz Menezes, ordinary woman
"What did I see at Fatima that was even stranger? The rain, at an hour announced in advance, ceased falling; the thick mass of clouds dissolved; and the sun – a dull, silver disc – came into view at its zenith, and began to dance in a violent and convulsive movement, which a great number of witnesses compared to a serpentine dance, because the colors taken on by the surface of the sun were so beautiful and gleaming.” -Avelino de Almedia, anti-clerical journalist
“I saw the rain cease, suddenly, not as rain usually ends. Then the clouds were pushed back from the sun in every direction, as if by invisible hands, and the sun appeared, in color like the blade of a knife, luminous but not dazzling. Then as I looked, the sun described a swift circle, paused; described another, paused; described yet a third. And then the clouds began to seep over it again.”**
-Mabel Norton, Englishwoman