Monday, December 23, 2013

Wolf Messing On Monday Mystery...!

Today's mystery is really more a story of a mysterious man than anything else. It is, however, a true story!

Gotta love a mystery like this about real people, mysterious or not! Besides, anyone that pissed off Hitler is OK in my book! I found this story at one of my favorite sites Listverse! It's a great site for information!

Wolf Messing

In 1899, Wolf Messing was born in the town of Góra Kalwaria, which is located 25 kilometers (15 mi) southeast of Warsaw, Poland. As a teenager, Messing claimed to be a psychic. He could alter people’s perceptions and predict future outcomes based on mental telepathy and body language clues. During his shows, Messing would enter a trance-like state and attempt to find hidden objects. He performed in front of large crowds and became famous after World War II. Messing even caught the attention of Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud.

In 1937, Wolf Messing predicted that Adolf Hitler would die if he ever threatened Russia and “turned toward the East.” The message angered Hitler and caused Messing to flee to Russia, where he continued to perform his act. As the story goes, Messing was then forced to prove his psychic ability for Stalin by convincing a bank teller to give him cash with nothing more than a blank piece of paper. After the successful demonstration, Messing became a teacher for the KGB.

Messing’s life was chronicled in an autobiography titled About Myself. One quote from the book says, “My ability to see the future may seem to contradict the materialist understanding of the world. But there is not a particle of the unknowable or supernatural about precognition.” Wolf Messing died in 1974. Since that time, many facts attributed to his life have been questioned and deemed unsubstantiated by historical references—a fact which has only contributed to his mystery.

You have to admit, this was one strange man! He does fill the need for a mysterious man and is worthy of some further research, if you ask me.

Coffee out on the patio today. It's cool, but still pleasant!

10 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Interesting.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Glad you thought so. Hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for coming over today!

Glan Deas said...

Wolf Grigorievich Messing was born in 1899 to a poor Jewish family in the tiny town of Gora-Kavaleriya near Warsaw, in what was then part of the Russian Empire. As a young child he suffered from “lunatism,” a disorder believed to be caused by the phases of the moon. Messing was cured when his parents placed a tub of cold water by his bed, so he would step into it and wake up.

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Kopi Luwak

HermitJim said...

Hey Glan Deas...
Thanks for the information! I appreciate it.

Many thanks for stopping by this morning!

Bruce Hammerson said...

In 1915, despite the war, the impresario arranged a show for Messing in Vienna... Albert Einstein invited young Wolf to his apartment. Messing still recalls with astonishment the number of books ― "they were everywhere, starting with the hall." In Einstein’s study Wolf was introduced to the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, who once remarked that if he’d his life to live over again, he would have devoted it to psychic research. So intrigued was Freud with Messing’s psychic powers he decided to do a number of tests with him. Freud acted as inductor.


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Chickenmom said...

Just have to read up more on this one, Mr. Hermit. Warm here at 48 but will get very cold later on today! I'll bring jelly donuts for all to enjoy.

JO said...

Very interesting, Seems a few here this morning know about this man and it was nice of them to contribute their knowledge.

Ran to Walmart 6:45 this am to return the heater. People were already leaving with carts full. I made my return and beat it to the door and some coffee. Ready for a refill please.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

A mystery always ges better if some people says it isn't true :-) I'll find more to read abou this man :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

linda m said...

Very mysterious man indeed. Love the fact he ticked off Hitler

HermitJim said...

Hey Bruce...
Seems like a lot of folks are coming up with some interesting information. That's pretty cool!

Thanks for the info and for coming by today!



Hey Phyllis...
I'd say that more information is certainly out there to study! Glad you liked it!

Thanks for dropping by this morning!



Hey Jo...
You are certainly braver than I am, going to WalMart this close to Christmas!

Thanks, sweetie, for stopping in today!



Hey Christer...
Should be interesting to read more of this man.

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Linda M...
That was one of my favorite parts of this story!

Thanks for the visit today!