The Mad Monk, The Black Monk

The Unbelievable Death of Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin

The Mad Monk, The Black MonkGrigori Yefimovich Rasputin had an unbelievable death and that is what worth me doing some research into knowing more about him. It is said that Rasputin was killed for a total of 4 times before he is really dead. He was first poisoned by cyanide that is enough to kill ten men and he is supposed to die from being poisoned yet he did not. Later he was shot in the back with a revolver and a total of 4 shots. Since that didn’t took his life, then he was clubbed and seems that didn’t really kill him too. Finally he was thrown into the river and he didn’t come back. But is Grigori Rasputin really death?

Grigori Rasputin was a Russian Orthodox Christian and people believed that he was a mystic who have psychic power and a faith healer. According to information that I have gather, Rasputin was a mystic, visionary, healer and a prophet. If he truly is a mystic and have the power of faith healing then it would make sense that people may see him as a messenger of god or even an image of god from him.

Sometimes Rasputin is also known as the Mad Monk or the Black Monk. It also appears that his life was often covered in the curtain of mystery. It is said that during his childhood, he was able to find the horse theft who stole his father horse. At his age of eighteen, while he spent three months in the monastery, a report has claims that he has experience the vision of the Virgin Mary. Later he was accused to be related with a banned Christian sect known as the Khlysty. Shortly after the incident, he left the monastery and visited a holy man named Makariv and it is believe that Makariv had a huge influence on Rasputin; perhaps Makariv has inspired Rasputin. It is said that Rasputin has travel across Greece and Jerusalem during his journey as a pilgrim.

When Rasputin was wandering in Siberia as a pilgrim, it is believe that he had heal Alexei through faith healing. The disease was known as Haemophilia. Haemophilia was a disease that doctors are unable to help during that time and though Rasputin healing, Alexei feels better. According to studies, it is proven that hypnosis can relieve symptoms and there is a possibility that Rasputin is using hypnosis to let Alexis to feel better. It is then Rasputin have gained the faith from the Tsar and his family. Soon, Rasputin had become a controversial figure and involved politics.

Assassinating Rasputin

During Rasputin was visiting his wife and children in Pokrovskoye, after receiving a telegram or exiting church, he was attacked by a women named Khionia Guseva with knife thrust to his abdomen which causes his entrails hung out and it would probably be a mortal wound. The assassin though she had succeeded assassinating Rasputin. But Rasputin have survived after an intensive surgery. But it seems like Rasputin was not immortal, as her daughter, Maria have observed that her father seemed to tire more easily and would often took opium for pain relief which proof that the although Rasputin had survived the assassination yet had paid a great price to survive.

It seems like Rasputin involvement in politics and his suggestion to the Tsairina had made him a threat to the empire and constantly attracts threats to him. Rasputin was led by a group of nobles led by Prince Felix Yusupov, the Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, and the right-wing politician Vladimir Purishkevich to the cellar of Yusupovs’ Moika Palace where he is served with cakes and red wine laced with large amount of cyanide poison. According to legend, Rasputin was unaffected by the poison. However according to Maria, Rasputin suffered from hyperacidity after the previous assassination and would avoid anything from sugar. On the other hand, it is also believe that Rasputin had practice Mithridatism which eventually build up immunity towards the poison, however this was not proven.

As Rasputin did not died from the poison, Prince Yusupov became anxious that Rasputin may survive and live until the morning, he took revolver and shot Rasputin from the back. Thinking that Rasputin must have not survived that, the group left the palace while Prince Yusupov did not have a coat, he returned to get one and probably out of cautions he went to check the body of Rasputin. He then found Rasputin has opened his eyes and lunged to Prince Yusupov and strangle him. That is when the group have return and saw the incident then fired another 3 shots then Rasputin fell again. But Rasputin did not died and is struggling to get up. The group then clubbed him into submission, binding his body then wrapped him in a carpet and threw him into the icy Neva River. While everyone though that Rasputin should not survive from the poison, gun shot and clubbed attack but Rasputin then broke out of the bonds and carpet but drowned in the river.

The Death of Rasputin

Three days later, when Rasputin’s body was retrieved from the river, an autopsy has confirmed that he was indeed poisoned which the amount of poison should have killed him, shot four times, badly beaten and drowned. According to the report, water was found in the lungs which further supports the idea that he was still alive before submersion into the frozen river and the cause of his death was drowning.

The Tsarina buried his body but after the February Revolution, workers uncovered the remains then carried into the nearby woods and burned. Then to make the things further unbelievable, as the body burned, Rasputin appeared to sit up in the fire and his apparent attempts to move further horrified bystanders. But that was not the end of Rasputin legends, the official report of his autopsy along with the several research assistants who seen the report has disappeared during the Joseph Stalin era.

Unbelievable Death of Rasputin

Cyanide Poisonous Cake Did Not Killed Rasputin

According to recent evidence, according to the unpublished autopsy report, no active poison was found in Rasputin’s stomach. This has led to a possible explanation that the cyanide in the cakes had vaporized as the high temperatures during the baking in the hour.

Rasputin Did Not Died From Drowning

The water found in Rasputin lungs are common finding during autopsy and that cannot proof Rasputin drowned. In addition, there aren’t any further evidence which support Rasputin was died from drowning.

Neither Beating Nor Bladed Weapon Killed Rasputin

Rasputin body was found being systematically beaten and attacked with bladed weapon. Surprisingly the numbers and caliber of handguns used does not match and that is making things more mysterious.

How Did Rasputin Survived 4 Gun Shots

There are a total of 4 shots fired into Rasputin’s body and that was confirmed. But the unbelievable thing is that the third shot went through Rasputin forehead and it should caused an instant death. But it seems that the third shot was fired from a different gun than other three wounds.