Tuesday, April 28, 2015

X is for Xenoglossy

Xenoglossy: a paranormal or supernatural phenomena where a person or a group of people speak or write in a language entirely unknown to them. 

Many people have never heard of this term. But you have seen or read it in popular culture. In the Bible in the Book of Acts on the day of Pentacost “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” 

This is an example of Xenoglossy. 

In is a movie, I forget the name, where a possessed person in speaking in Latin. Backwards. This person in the film would not know Latin, let alone speak it backwards. 

There are accounts of people waking up from a coma and speaking a foreign language. Skeptics are quick to debunk such claims because the person speaking is not fluent in that particular language. The speak in fragmented sentences, but it is still a known language, just not to the speaker. 

Honorable Mention: Are you kidding. This is the letter X. Slim pickings here. 

Tomorrow: Yaweh.

Question: Do you think it’s possible to speak in a a completely unknown language?