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    THIRTY MEMBERS OF A ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CULT WALKED BAREFOOT ON A BED OF?

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    THIRTY MEMBERS OF A ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CULT WALKED BAREFOOT ON A BED OF RED HOT COALS, JUNE 23 AND REMAINED UNHARMED. THEY ARE RESIDENTS OF THE SMALL ARGENTINEAN VILLAGE OF EL ABASTO, AND CROWDS FROM MILES AROUND CROWDED INTO THE VILLAGE TO WITNESS THIS DEMONSTRATION OF FAITH. IT IS A CEREMONY WHICH HAS BEEN CONDUCTED IN EL ABASTO EVERY YEAR FOR TWENTY YEARS, ON THE EVE OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTISTS DAY.

    DOCTORS WERE INCREDULOUS TO FIND THAT AFTER WALKING THREE AND A HALF YARDS ACROSS EMBERS HEATED TO 1,472 DEGREES, THE CULTISTS WERE COMPLETELY UNBLEMISHED. WHAT IS BEHIND THE FAITH IS KEPT SECRET FROM NONBELIEVERS. "ANGEL" ALI, LEADER OF THE CULT, SPOKE A FEW WORDS TO EACH WALKER AND, WITH TROUSERS ROLLED JUST ABOVE THE ANKLES, EVERY ONE MADE THE JOURNEY UNFLINCHINGLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEIM0YOEP35HAK129N083LRDGT
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIM0YOEP35HAK129N083LRDGT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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