Ghost Horse Caught on Tape During Egypt Protests Sparks Theories of Biblical Proportions
February 4, 2011 by Bruce Wilson
In the shortest amount of time, the ghost horse video began to spread like a wildfire, accompanied by religious-based theories. The most heard theory, other than the lens flare theory, is the one of ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’, an apocalyptic vision predicted for the future in the Book of Revelation of Saint John the Evangelist.
Chapter 6 tells of a scroll held by God that is sealed with seven seals. The first four are opened by Jesus Christ – The Four Horsemen – four riders on white, red, black and pale horses which symbolize Conquest, War, Famine and Death.
“I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”
A lot of people now think they have seen the Pale Horseman or the Fourth Horseman in the middle of the Egypt clashes. The ghost horse certainly has a pale color…
Other more technical-oriented people claim CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) software was used, but then you have to ask yourself why a television network would do such a thing.
To me it looks clear that due to an incredible coincidence, an astonishing lens flare occurred at a most unfortunate moment. We DO live in “interesting” times, but I don’t think MSNBC caught the Fourth Horseman on tape.
Watch the original video here:
Here is the video It shows the horse at the end around 1:18:
Here is some background on the 4th horse of the apocalypse:
The fourth horseman as depicted in the Bamberg Apocalypse (1000-1020)
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hell was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
— Revelation 6:7-8˄ NIV
The fourth and final horseman is named Death. Of all the riders, he is the only one to whom the text itself explicitly gives a name. Still others apply the names "Pestilence" or "Plague" to this horseman, based on alternative translations of the Bible (such as the Jerusalem Bible). Unlike the other three, he is not described carrying a weapon/object, instead he is followed by Hades. However, illustrations—like those above—commonly depict him carrying a scythe (like the Grim Reaper) or a sword.
The color of Death's horse is written as khlôros (χλωρóς) in the original Koine Greek, which is often translated as "pale", though "ashen", "pale green", and "yellowish green" are other possible interpretations. The color suggests the sickly pallor of a corpse. The natural colors of horse coats that could be indicated include dun, palomino, buckskin, or one of several color variants with dilution genes.
The verse beginning "they were given power over a fourth of the earth" may refer solely to Death and Hades, or it may summarize the roles of all four horsemen; scholars disagree on this point.
Here is the main Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Ho...the_Apocalypse