Categories: ArticlesChurch LifeFeaturedNewsVideos

Did a Eucharistic Host Really Levitate on Live TV in 1999? Here’s the Truth About the Viral Video

Did this really happen??

A video has been making the rounds that purports to show an incredible Eucharistic miracle: a host levitating during the consecration on live TV in France!

But is it real? Here’s what you need to know.

First, here’s the video:

If you look carefully, at around 0:39 the Eucharistic host appears to suddenly jump up off the paten about an inch and start levitating. You can see it supposedly levitating for about 20 seconds, when the camera cuts away and the priest lifts the host. Later in the video after the priest has put the host down, it appears to be levitating again from 3:06 to the end.

Here’s a close up:

via tonyassante.com

The video’s description claims that the video is a clip from a TV broadcast in France on November 7th, 1999 of a solemn Mass held in the minor Basilica of Lourdes with Cardinal Louis-Marie Billé, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, and a number of other priests. Posted around the Internet, it has garnered millions of views.

So is it for real?

We have not been able to definitely make a determination one way or the other, but several things count strongly for it being fake.

First, the earliest we can find information about it is from 2005. If there really was a miracle on live TV in France in 1999, wouldn’t it have been big news?

Second, nobody present on the altar appears to react to it. Wouldn’t one of them have noticed it and reacted in some way?

Third, the video is pretty low quality, which means it’d be easy for it to be edited inconspicuously.

Fourth, isn’t it a strange miracle? Why would the host only sort of levitate about an inch? And even after he set it down?

But maybe we’re missing something.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

[See also: Miracle Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is Crying Tears in New Mexico (See the Video!)]

[See also: Is This a Photo of Fatima’s “Miracle of the Sun”? The Truth Behind the Popular Photo]

ChurchPOP Editor

Make holy all the things!

Share
Published by
ChurchPOP Editor
Tags: bustedCatholiccatholic churchcatholic videocatholic videoscatholic viralcatholicismcatholicschristianchristian churchchristianitychristianschurchchurcheseucharisteucharisticeucharistic hostfact checkfact checkerfakefake newsfakeryfloatflyfrancefrenchhere's the truthhoaxhosthoverlevitatelevitationlivelive tvmassmythstruthtvvideovideosviralviral catholicviral video

Recent Posts

  • Articles
  • Church Life
  • Featured

I’m Really Tired of Hearing Heresy from the Pulpit

Here is a sample of things I have heard with my own ears preached from the pulpit during Mass: -…

22 hours ago
  • Articles
  • Bible
  • Christian Living
  • Featured

How Many Times Did Jesus Appear After The Resurrection?

Have you ever wondered how many times Jesus appeared after his Resurrection? On this week's episode of The Catholic Talk…

1 day ago
  • Articles
  • Christian Living
  • Featured

Caroline Appears on EWTN’s Life on the Rock: How JPII Led Her Back to the Church

Great news! If you missed Caroline's Life on the Rock episode on EWTN, it's available on YouTube! Caroline discusses her reversion…

2 days ago
  • Articles
  • Featured
  • News

“I Cannot Express the Pain”: Sri Lanka Bombings Death Toll Rises, Tuesday Declared National Day of Mourning

Please pray for Sri Lanka. The world mourns as news circulates about multiple simultaneous suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on…

3 days ago
  • Articles
  • Featured
  • History
  • Videos

Where Do the Traditions of the Easter Bunny and Eggs Come From?

Have you ever wondered where the traditions of the Easter Bunny and eggs come from? On this week's episode of…

5 days ago
  • Articles
  • Christian Living
  • Featured
  • Saints
  • Supernatural

How Much Blood Did Christ Lose During His Passion? Exact Amount Revealed to These 3 Saints

Have you ever wondered how much blood Jesus actually lost during his Passion? Christ revealed astounding details of his Passion…

6 days ago