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Bjorn-again Christian cursed ABBA star over money, money, money
The Irish Sun ^ | November 3, 2012 | Barry Moran

Posted on 11/04/2012 9:19:48 AM PST by Stoat

Bjorn-again Christian cursed ABBA star over money, money, money

 Ray Hannon

Cursing cleric .. Fr Hannon sang with supergroup


EXCLUSIVE
By BARRY MORAN

AN Irish priest who claims Abba owe him money for a gig 33 years ago says he put a curse on the band’s singer — and turned her into a hermit.

 

Fr Ray Hannon, 76, from Finglas in Dublin, believes the Swedish supergroup failed to pay his children’s choir £800 for a 1979 concert.

He was so furious he put a curse on Agnetha Faltskog who soon became a virtual recluse on her remote island.

Fr Hannon, who has also performed on the Late Late Show, said: “I set up the Rising Star Club in East Wall when I was there years ago and we were selected to play with Abba in the RDS.

“It was an honour for us and they agreed to pay us a substantial sum of money. After the concert I was told the money would be in the post, but it never came.

Recluse “I would have accepted £80 to play but the way they behaved was a disgrace. I was standing beside Agnetha that night and she looked a very sorrowful woman.

“There was another woman sitting on her husband Bjorn’s knee and it was the night their marriage ended.

“Ever since then she has been a recluse and lived a troubled life. That’s the curse of Fr Ray Hannon. Don’t get on my bad side.”

Fr Hannon said his unique hex has made life a misery for a number of other people who have run afoul of the cursing cleric.

The priest — who branded former President Mary McAleese a “cherry-picking a la carte Catholic” in 1997 — made headlines last year too when put a death notice for a DOG in a newspaper.

He shelled out €313 for the unusual obituary after travelling to see his sister’s Border collie, Peppee, up to eight times a day for ten years.

The devoted 76-year-old cleric nursed the pet with Whiskey and poitin as it struggled with arthritis, viruses and cancer.

Abba shot to fame when they won the 1974 Eurovision song contest with Waterloo, and their enduringly popular string of worldwide hits also include Mamma Mia and Money, Money, Money. The group, who sold around 370million records in total, rocked the RDS in front of thousands of fans in November 1979 as part of a giant world tour.

Fr Hannon and the Rising Star choir performed I Have A Dream on stage with the pop icons.

However, despite wowing Irish audiences, Abba split in the early 1980s after the married couples divorced.

Since then Agnetha has had a fear of crowds, noise and open spaces and hates to acknowledge her part in pop history. She is known as ‘Garbo the Second’ in Sweden — after the infamous Hollywood actress recluse. She told an interviewer that she doesn’t like to go out, doesn’t have many friends and likes to talk to her horses.

However, the curse may now be lifted after it emerged that Agnetha is preparing for a comeback and has returned to the recording studio after an absence of more than eight years.

 


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: abba; agnethafaltskog; curse; music; napl
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1 posted on 11/04/2012 9:19:54 AM PST by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Priests who curse over money” Ping


2 posted on 11/04/2012 9:21:03 AM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat
I'm in the Frida Camp, myself


3 posted on 11/04/2012 9:23:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Stoat

He cursed her with a hex? It never fails to astonish me that people still believe in magic in the 21st Century.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 9:27:16 AM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Stoat
travelling to see his sister’s Border collie, Peppee, up to eight times a day for ten years.
THAT's not a curse?
5 posted on 11/04/2012 9:32:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (WINNING IS EVERYTHING!)
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To: dfwgator

Oh great, add Frida vs Agnetha to Mary Ann vs Ginger, Bailey vs Jennifer ... (note who I listed first each time). 99 vs Mrs. Peel is a real toughie.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 9:38:22 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Stoat
Looks like she got over it, Father...
Agnetha
7 posted on 11/04/2012 9:53:03 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: dfwgator
I'm in the Frida Camp, myself

 

I'm afraid that I would probably need to take them both out to breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails several hundred times at minimum before I would be able to even approach such an important decision.  This process is all in motion; I'm waiting for a call-back to a message that I left in 1974  ;-)

 

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8 posted on 11/04/2012 10:16:01 AM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: NonValueAdded

Frida definitely had an interesting background, she was actually born in Norway, to a Norwegian mother and a German father who was in the Wehrmacht during WWII during the occupation of Norway....obviously, a mother who slept with the enemy wouldn’t be welcome in Norway after the war, so they moved to Sweden.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 10:19:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Joseph Harrolds
He cursed her with a hex? It never fails to astonish me that people still believe in magic in the 21st Century.

 

Agreed, and it astonishes me when people who purport to have devoted their lives to bringing others closer to God appear to have aligned themselves with a far darker force.  I wasn't aware that casting hexes was part of Christianity.

10 posted on 11/04/2012 10:20:16 AM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

At least he didn’t turn her into a newt.


11 posted on 11/04/2012 10:21:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Stoat

ABBA were a good band, and the ladies were (and still are) beautiful. Hope that line doesn’t get me a “boogity-boogity-boo curse” from the “Father”.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 10:23:09 AM PST by richmwill
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To: Stoat; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Somebody tell the father that Justin Bieber owes him money.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 10:25:35 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Stoat
He was so furious he put a curse on Agnetha Faltskog who soon became a virtual recluse on her remote island.

His curse is so strong that I also have a desire to become a virtual recluse on my own remote island.

14 posted on 11/04/2012 10:28:15 AM PST by Greysard
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To: Stoat
Agreed, and it astonishes me when people who purport to have devoted their lives to bringing others closer to God appear to have aligned themselves with a far darker force. I wasn't aware that casting hexes was part of Christianity.

I wouldn't describe the casting of magic spells as aligning one's self with a "darker force", since there's no "force" there in the first place. It's simply an absurd superstition with no more basis in reality than the pixie dust.

15 posted on 11/04/2012 10:31:27 AM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: Stoat

16 posted on 11/04/2012 10:33:37 AM PST by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
travelling to see his sister’s Border collie, Peppee, up to eight times a day for ten years.
THAT's not a curse? 

If it's not, then perhaps feeding a cancer-stricken dog whisky and poitin is.

The devoted 76-year-old cleric nursed the pet with Whiskey and poitin as it struggled with arthritis, viruses and cancer.

Poitín - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

17 posted on 11/04/2012 10:34:01 AM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Greysard
His curse is so strong that I also have a desire to become a virtual recluse on my own remote island.

From the Disney animated film, "Tangled", starting at the 3:05 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgLx7OgU7zA

I have dreams, like you -- no, really!
Just much less touchy-feely
They mainly happen somewhere warm and sunny
On an island that I own
Tanned and rested and alone
Surrounded by enormous piles of money

18 posted on 11/04/2012 10:36:52 AM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: dfwgator

He newt too much to do that.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 10:44:05 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: dfwgator
At least he didn’t turn her into a newt.

 

He'd have been working at a severe disadvantage....you can't cause a 'fail' when you're working with so much 'win'   ;-)

 

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20 posted on 11/04/2012 10:46:12 AM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

LOL - What an odd story!


21 posted on 11/04/2012 10:48:17 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Stoat
Poitin or Poteen.
22 posted on 11/04/2012 10:51:05 AM PST by 1066AD
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To: Stoat

Here is my favorite ABBA video (YouTube):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ejypIv8zSA&feature=related


23 posted on 11/04/2012 10:54:43 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Stoat

What a terrifying group of people.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 11:03:30 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Stoat

The premise of the article that she turned he into a “hermit” with his spell is false.

Wiki gives an accurate chronology of her career, and recent appearances.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnetha_F%C3%A4ltskog

She was successful on her own in music, before and after ABBA.

(BTW she was born in the area of some of my ancestors)


25 posted on 11/04/2012 11:10:47 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Stoat
AN Irish priest who claims Abba owe him money for a gig 33 years ago says he put a curse on the band’s singer — and turned her into a hermit.

What's a PRIEST doing dabbling in the occult anyway?

Whatever happened to *Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you?*

26 posted on 11/04/2012 11:42:30 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom
AN Irish priest who claims Abba owe him money for a gig 33 years ago says he put a curse on the band’s singer — and turned her into a hermit.

What's a PRIEST doing dabbling in the occult anyway?

I'm guessing that whatever mental illness is allowing him to justify such behaviors is the same or related to the same one that causes him to focus his supposed 'hex' upon a spectacularly beautiful and talented lady who had absolutely nothing at all to do with any pecuniary complaint that his fevered mind has concocted.  A pop group of ABBA's stature will have clear financial channels that they operate under, most likely managed by a massive firm and several people who do nothing but manage the group's finances.  Agnetha Faltskog would never have even seen such a bill or been aware of the financial terms of whatever arrangement this 'priest' alleges.  Any such arrangement made in 1979, if it did even exist, would have a clear and well-documented paper trail.   This whole thing is most likely a manifestation of this 'priest's' hysteria, which is why nothing has been legally resolved with it for the past 33 years.

Whatever happened to *Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you?* 

For this evil little man, such things are apparently swept by the wayside when he sees an opportunity to frighten people with his supposed magical powers.  This gives his weak, corrupted soul a mechanism for self-aggrandizement, as does this silly business of shouting it all to the world via this article in The Sun.

I am left wondering why whatever church he is affiliated with has not revoked his position and standing with them.  I hardly think that any reputable organization, much less any reputable religious one, would be comfortable having an obviously deranged individual casting hexes on people and then bragging about what he's done to the entire planet.  Something's very wrong here.

 

27 posted on 11/04/2012 12:52:08 PM PST by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t suppose this guy has ever played the White House in the last four years, eh?


28 posted on 11/04/2012 12:57:05 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: dfwgator
Patti Ann Brown look-a-like!


29 posted on 11/04/2012 1:04:56 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: shibumi

Given the current state of the 0bama campaign, maybe he has.


30 posted on 11/04/2012 1:07:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Stoat
I am left wondering why whatever church he is affiliated with has not revoked his position and standing with them. I hardly think that any reputable organization, much less any reputable religious one, would be comfortable having an obviously deranged individual casting hexes on people and then bragging about what he's done to the entire planet. Something's very wrong here.

Clearly. I'm of one mind with you on that.

31 posted on 11/04/2012 3:02:05 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: dfwgator; All

I am ridiculous ABBA fan and have been since the 70’s. It still blows my mind that she (Frida) was the bastard child of a Nazi soldier in Norway, mother and Grandmother escaped to Sweden when she was a baby to avoid violence against her a baby for revenge on the Nazi’s and ended become a German Princess (by marriage) after divorcing the guy from Abba. Oh, and let’s not forget the whole belonged to a massively and hugely successful pop group.

What a freaking life!


32 posted on 11/04/2012 3:21:51 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Stoat
I was standing beside Agnetha that night and she looked a very sorrowful woman may not have been one of Jean-Luc Godard's best films but it stands alone as a tribute to sexy, hairy, buxom Swedes whose principal drawback is they don't floss.
33 posted on 11/04/2012 5:00:22 PM PST by golux
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To: Stoat
That "priest" sounds sort of like the subject of this song:

Which Witch Doctor?--The Vogues

Anyway, here's a song for "Father" Hannon:

I Put a Spell On You--Screamin' Jay Hawkins

34 posted on 11/04/2012 8:43:04 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Joseph Harrolds
It never fails to astonish me that people still believe in magic in the 21st Century.

When I was working at a public library, books on witchcraft and magic (sorcery, not Houdini-style prestidigitation, which is classified under "magic tricks") were among the ones most stolen.

35 posted on 11/04/2012 8:50:39 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill
When I was working at a public library, books on witchcraft and magic (sorcery, not Houdini-style prestidigitation, which is classified under "magic tricks") were among the ones most stolen.

From what I know of modern witchcraft (which isn't saying much, granted) such an act is supposed to "bounce back", as it were, on the perpetrator threefold.

Not that I believe in that sort of Karmic silliness, myself.

36 posted on 11/04/2012 9:31:31 PM PST by Joseph Harrolds
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To: dfwgator

I know there’s something going on.......

One of Phil Collins’ best drum beats...ever.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 9:40:05 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Stoat; dfwgator

Neither Agnetha nor Ann-Frid look anything other than plain to me — Agnetha’s face was blech. Perhaps I’m spending too much time in Poland :) Pretty women here...


38 posted on 11/05/2012 1:24:48 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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