Comets, Calamaties and Planet X


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In this presentation we will look at the
Data about Comets
Data about the alleged “Planet X”
Predictions about “The End of The World” – and a history of these predictions.
To help us understand Comets and Planet X, we will look at
Scale of the Solar System
Amateur Astronomer Observations
To understand what comets are and we will look at some data from
Comet Wild 2, Comet Halley, Comet Tempel 1.
Missions to Comets by the “Stardust” and “Deep Impact” Probes.
We will look at the story of Comet Hale Bopp and the troubling way it was linked to an end of world prediction.
We will look at some past impact events on earth
The Tunguska Event of 1908
The Possible Decimation of England in 562AD by a Cometary or Asteroid Impact
A brief look The Feb 2013 Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor

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Comets, Calamaties and Planet X

  1. 1. Comets, Calamities and Planet X Andrew Johnson
  2. 2. Introduction In this presentation we will look at the Data about Comets Data about the alleged “Planet X” Predictions about “The End of The World” – and a history of these predictions. To help us understand Comets and Planet X, we will look at Scale of the Solar System Amateur Astronomer Observations To understand what comets are and we will look at some data from Comet Wild 2, Comet Halley, Comet Tempel 1. Missions to Comets by the “Stardust” and “Deep Impact” Probes. We will look at the story of Comet Hale Bopp and the troubling way it was linked to an end of world prediction. We will look at some past impact events on earth The Tunguska Event of 1908 The Possible Decimation of England in 562AD by a Cometary or Asteroid Impact A brief look The Feb 2013 Russian Chelyabinsk Meteor 2
  3. 3. Solar System – Facts and Figures Name of Planet Av Dist from Sun (million miles) Diameter (miles) Time to Orbit Sun (a year) Average Temperature Mercury 36 3,031 88 days -183 °C to 427 °C Venus 67 7,521 224 days 480 °C Earth 93 7,926 365.25 days 14 °C Mars 142 4,222 687 days -63 °C Jupiter 483.5 88,846 11.86 years -130 °C Saturn 888.75 74,900 29 years -130 °C Uranus 1784 31,763 84 years -200 °C Neptune 2800 30,779 164.8 years -200 °C Pluto 4584 1430 248 years -228 °C Adapted from 3
  4. 4. A Note About Distances… We need to get a good feel for the distances involved in what we will be discussing about Comets and “Planet X”. We will be considering things in units of roughly 100 Million Miles. This is also roughly the distance between the Earth and the Sun, so note: 1 AU = Distance from Earth to Sun = ~ 100,000,000 miles So, for example: Jupiter is about 5 AU from the Sun (between 4 and 6 AU from us) Saturn is about 9 AU from the Sun (between 8 and 10 AU from us) 4
  5. 5. Solar System - Distances… 5
  6. 6. Solar System Diagram 6
  7. 7. Relative Sizes of Planets 7
  8. 8. A few Distant Dwarf Planets Discovered Since 2000 It is now possible to detect small planetoids/dwarf planets A LONG WAY AWAY...                       QUAOAR Quaoar is approximately 800 miles in diameter and is slightly  farther away from the Sun than Pluto. It is made primarily of ices. Off Site Quaoar Links: Quaoar--Cal Tech                            MAKEMAKE (pronounced MAH-keh MAH-keh) Diameter: 950 mi. (1500 km.),  it's the third largest Trans-Neptunian Object after Eris and Pluto. Originally designated 2005 FY9,  Makemake was discovered on March 31, 2005, near Easter, hence its original knickname of "Easter  Bunny". Since Kuiper Belt objects are all officially named after creation gods, 2005FY9 was named  Makemake for the creation god found in the traditional mythology of Rapa Nui or Easter Island. 8
  9. 9. A few Distant Dwarf Planets Discovered Since 2000 - 2                       ERIS  (formerly known as 2003 UB 313 or Xena) was first photographed in October 2003, but was not detected until January 2005. Its discovery was announced in August 2005. This object is about the same size as Pluto and currently about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto.. It is made of ices, much like Pluto. It takes this new planet 557 years to orbit the Sun just once. Its orbit is tilted nearly 45 degrees up at an angle compared to the plane of Earth's orbit. Eris has one known moon, Dysnomia Off Site Eris Links: 2003UB313--Cal Tech / NASA Tenth Planet?                        SEDNA  Sedna is   the most distant object yet discovered in the solar system. It was discovered in 2003. It is roughly three times further away than Pluto, well outside the Kuiper Belt. It is approximately 1000 miles in diameter and takes nearly 10,500 years to go around the sun just once. Currently, scientists have not officially classified Sedna as either a planet nor a dwarf planet, Sedna was named after an Inuit Goddess of the Sea. 9
  10. 10. One Example - Sedna’s Orbit 10
  11. 11. IAU - The Minor Planet Centre “The Minor Planet Centre, or MPC, is the single worldwide location for receipt and distribution of positional measurements of minor planets, comets and outer irregular natural satellites of the major planets.” The table on the left is for Nov 2013… 7.9 MILLION observations in 2013… 11
  12. 12. Amateur detection of Near Earth Objects Published on 04/04/2011  Question: Is it possible for an amateur astronomer to assist with detecting near-Earth asteroids or comets? If so, what would be the minimum telescopic aperture and type of photographic equipment required to conduct this kind of research? Amateur astronomers can and do play an important part in detecting near-Earth objects. Today more than 5% of all near-Earth objects are discovered by amateurs and this proportion is on the increase. The Minor Planets Centre ( based at Harvard University is the organisation responsible for cataloguing and archiving all discoveries of small bodies in the solar system and have a wealth of information to help potential amateur astronomers. The professional search programs typically use telescopes with a diameter of ~1m; LINEAR, one of the longest running and most successful programs currently has two 1m telescopes and a 0.5m telescope. When conducting searches smaller telescopes are to some extent preferred since they have a larger field of view and can image a larger area of the sky at once. When you have your telescope, discovering asteroids is still not trivial! Because these objects are particularly faint (due to their size), the detectors being used (usually a CCD) need to be sensitive enough to be able to distinguish them from the background noise from the device. For CCDs, when they are cooled the background noise is reduced and because of this, most of the CCD detectors you can purchase for amateur astronomy today use fans to cool the CCD well below the ambient temperature. Even with both of these, the main requirement to successfully discover asteroids and other small (and faint) objects is a dark site with good seeing (clear, still skies). Combining all of these things together means you could potentially discover some new asteroids! Page last updated: 2 May 2011 at 11:10 12
  13. 13. Comets – What Are They? Harbingers of Doom? “Dirty Snowballs”? Or Lumps of Rock?
  14. 14. The Standard View of Comets… Explained here very nicely by David Talbot from a video freely available on YouTube called “The Electric Comet”. 14
  15. 15. Comets and Asteroids As we have already seen (briefly), Comets are now being discovered almost every week. Few of these comets will ever become visible to us on Earth – most will remain as almost invisible blobs in the images captured by Professional and Advanced Amateur Astronomers. Standard Astronomy more or less considers comets to be in elliptical orbits with one focus closer to the sun. When they get close to the sun, they develop a visible tail… Asteroids normally thought to stay in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter, or they may come closer to the earth – when they are called “Near Earth Objects” or “NEO’s” 15
  16. 16. Some Facts about Discovered Comets Comet’s Most Common Name Perihelio n Date Closest Distance to Earth (million miles) on last apparition Size of Nucleus in Miles 1000 (Oct 16, 1982) 09 Feb 1986 29 9x5 23rd July 1995 670 01 Apr 1997 120 19 – 25 Jan 1978 500 Approx 22 Feb 2010 62 2 24 Sep 2012 590 26 Dec 2013 40 3 Discovered By Date Discovere d Discovery Dist from Earth (Million Miles) Halley Edmund Halley 1705 HaleBopp Alan Hale / Thomas Bopp Wild 2 (pron. “Vilt 2”) Paul Wild ISON Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok Image 16
  17. 17. Comet Hale Bopp – 1996 - 1998 Here are some photos I took in April 1997 – I put them on my first Website! Camera: Zenit, Film: Truprint 400 ASA, Lenses: 50mm F2, 200mm F4, Exposure Time 10 – 15 Secs 17
  18. 18. Hale Bopp, the Companion Object, Chuck Shramek, Art Bell and “Heaven’s Gate” Getting to the Bottom of a Messy, Confused and Tragic Story
  19. 19. Chuck Shramek and The Hale Bopp “Companion” Object The image on the right was taken by Chuck Shramek. It garnered a lot of attention due to his appearance on the Art Bell Show on 18 and 19 Nov 1997. A few years later, Shramek stated on his website: Here's the picture that I took that caused such a stir on November 15, 1996. I simply asked, "what's that Saturn-like thing near the comet?" All hell broke lose up to and including blaming me for the mass suicide of a strange group in California. Real "astronomers" say the "thing" I photographed is a star distorted by my telescope. I have recently taken a picture of the very same area of the sky. (It had been impossible to photograph for several months because of the proximity of the Sun.) My new pictures clearly prove with digital clarity that the "thing" in the above photo is not this star alone. The star they say I mistook for the "thing" is much dimmer and it does not produce a "ring" effect. For that matter, no star I have ever photographed (and I've photographed thousands) produced this odd "ring" effect. 19
  20. 20. Chuck Shramek and The Hale Bopp “Companion” - 2 “Months before I took this picture, I smelled a cover-up of the good pictures of the comet. The pictures from the major observatories went away from the web in May of 1996. The Hubble pictures went away in October of 1995. Hubble pictures posted later were deliberately degraded. This is why I decided to launch my own observation campaign. It got so silly that NASA and JPL were posting crappier pictures than I could take. I now think I have a good grasp of why they were covering-up the good pictures. Good close up pictures of the comet nucleus revealed a cosmology that contradicted the accepted paradigm. To a few fearless astronomers willing to really look at the evidence, comets reveal a much different solar system history. It's a history that includes other technological civilizations on other planets only several million years ago.” 20
  21. 21. Alan Hale and The Hale Bopp “Companion” Alan Hale – Co-Discoverer of Comet Hale Bopp eventually did an analysis of Chuck Shramek’s Image If you rotate this image counter-clockwise about 45 degrees, and compare this to Shramek's image (with it oriented with the long axis top-down and the "object" on top), you will see that the bright two stars above the comet in Shramek's image will match the two brighter stars above center in the DSS image. [Editor's Note: the image displayed here has been rotated in the manner Alan describes.] Palomar Image of Same Field of View Shramek's "mysterious object" is nothing more than the bright 9th-magnitude star appearing in the DSS image. The "Saturnlike rings" are nothing more than a diffraction effect (see also the spikes from the same star in the DSS image), a phenomenon which has been known and understood for centuries. 21
  22. 22. Most Likely Explanation for The Hale Bopp “Companion” Now comes the smoking gun. Shramek was using the computer star atlas program MegaStar … In MegaStar the user can set parameters such as: magnitude limits…. If the star magnitude limit is set at less than 9, or if the GSC catalog has nonstars toggled off, or if the PPM catalog is toggle off (in Version 2.0 or higher) then SAO141894 will not appear. This can happen very easily, and is most likely what happened to Shramek. MegaStar users must remember that there are at least TWO magnitude limit settings, one for stars and one for NSOs (non-stellar objects). When I ran the program with the star magnitude limit set to 7 the chart below was the result. Notice that the label for SAO141894 is there but the star is not. On Shramek's web site he shows a MegaStar chart for this location in which not only the star but the SAO label is missing. This is because he had the labels option turned of in the program. So when Schramek looked at MegaStar and did not see SAO141894, he concluded that he had found the mysterous object which apparently he had been looking for (this becomes more clear when you read his email later). 22
  23. 23. The Electric Comet Following on from the earlier segment about the “standard” (dirty snowball model) of comets, let’s look a little more at the “Electric Comet” idea. There are a number of things it explains much better than the standard model. I can strongly recommend a visit to the “Thunderbolts” Website. 23
  24. 24. Visiting the Comets With Probes There are several missions which have now given us close-up pictures of Comet Nuclei: Several Probes, including Giotto, visited Comet Halley in 1986. Deep Space 1 visited Comet Borrelly in 2001 The Stardust mission was a “sample and return” mission to Comet Wild 2 (81P/Wild) in 2004 Deep Impact fired a probe/projectile at Comet Tempel 1 in 2005 We will briefly look at some of the data from these missions. 24
  25. 25. Deep Impact – NASA’s Description A preliminary interpretation of these data indicate that the upper surface of the comet may be fluffy, or highly porous. The observed sequence of impact events is similar to laboratory experiments using highly porous targets, especially those that are rich in volatile substances. The duration of the hot, luminous gas phase, as well as the continued growth of the crater over time, all point to a model consistent with a large crater. 25
  26. 26. “Tempel Alive with Light” This spectacular image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after it obliterated Deep Impact's impactor spacecraft. The image was taken by the high-resolution camera on the mission's flyby craft. Scattered light from the collision saturated the camera's detector, creating the bright splash seen here. Linear spokes of light radiate away from the impact site, while reflected sunlight illuminates most of the comet surface. The image reveals topographic features, including ridges, scalloped edges and possibly impact craters formed long ago. 26
  27. 27. Spectrum of Tempel 1 Images - 1 a) The ice-rich nucleus spectrum (black), when modeled as a mixture of non-ice nucleus (see Fig. 4b) and a calculated spectrum of 70 µm size water ice particles (purple) does not match at short wavelengths, while a mixture with 3 µm size water ice particles (orange) produces a poor match at long wavelengths. 27
  28. 28. Spectrum of Tempel 1 Images - 2 b) The same ice-rich spectrum (black) is well modeled with 30 µm size water ice particles (blue) and a nearby non-ice nucleus spectrum (red; offset by ?0.3 for clarity). Modeling indicates that the ice-regions contain 6 ± 3% of ice with 30 ± 20 µm size particles. Between 3% and 9% ice = Not Much! 28
  29. 29. Bright Regions on Surface of Tempel 1 This is a region of particular interest. The lack of any features on the smooth region (lower left) implies a young surface. But is it advancing towards the right and covering up rougher, older surface regions? Or is it retreating to the left, eroding and uncovering those regions? The scarp edge marked by arrows is about 10-20 m above the lower and older terrain. It appears bright since it is catching direct sunlight. The bright regions may be illuminated because they are facing the sun – or are they regions of interaction with the solar wind? 29
  30. 30. NASA Spacecraft Finds Comet Has Hot, Dry Surface April 5, 2002 Comets are sometimes described as "dirty snowballs," but a close flyby of one by NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft last fall detected no frozen water on its surface. Comet Borrelly has plenty of ice beneath its tarblack surface, but any exposed to sunlight has vaporized away, say scientists analyzing data from Deep Space 1, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Laurence Soderblom of the U.S. Geological Survey's Flagstaff, Ariz., station, lead author of a report on the Borrelly flyby results appearing in the online edition of the journal Science. "We know the ice is there," he said. "It's just well-hidden. Either the surface has been dried out by solar heating and maturation or perhaps the very dark soot-like material that covers Borrelly's surface masks any trace of surface ice." Comet Borrelly and its topographical map (right) 30
  31. 31. Summary of “Dirty Snowball” vs. “Electric” Comet Models All sources you will find on NASA and similar websites talk about “Icy comets”. Articles, papers and postings, like the ones I showed will claim Ice has been detected, therefore the “ dirty snowball” model is correct. snowball The other data about compounds (such as olivine) that could never have formed “in a snowball” are rarely discussed. If the anomalous data are discussed, Scientists would normally say “Well, yes, we know about that but it’s not significant compared to the other data which proves the ‘dirty snowball’ model is basically correct. To move away from the “snowball” model would make their lives more difficult… Note: The Electric Comet model does NOT preclude the presence of Water or Water Ice in cometary nuclei. The “Thunderbolts” website is concerned with the evidence which proves that electricity – perhaps more than gravity – has played a significant role in the formation of the galaxy and the solar system. 31
  32. 32. Another Problem with “Dirty Snowball” Comets… Sometimes, Rocky Asteroids can suddenly start to “turn into” comets…. Below shows an Artist’s Schematic 32
  33. 33. Hubble Sees an Asteroid with Six Comet-like Tails Nov. 7, 2013: Astronomers viewing our solar system's asteroid belt with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have seen for the first time an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust. Designated P/2013 P5, the asteroid resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler. "We were literally dumbfounded when we saw it," said lead investigator David Jewitt of the University of California at Los Angeles. "Even more amazing, its tail structures change dramatically in just 13 days as it belches out dust. That also caught us by surprise. It's hard to believe we’re looking at an asteroid." 33
  34. 34. Asteroids with “Comet” Tails - Jan 06, 2011 A huge asteroid discovered more than 100 years ago may not be an asteroid at all, but a dormant comet that is just now coming back to life, according to new observations. The object, known as 596 Scheila, is about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide and has a faint, wispy tail that suggests it may actually be a comet, researchers said. If that's the case, then 596 Scheila would be only the sixth known comet to reside in the main asteroid belt, a vast region of space rocks that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. So is it an “asteroid belt” – or a “Comet Belt”??? 34
  35. 35. Comet ISON - Discovery How was it found? The discovery of C/2012 S1 (ISON) was announced on 24 September 2012.It was found by Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok on CCD images made with a 0.4-m telescope of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) near Kislovodsk, Russia. The comet was further from the Sun than Jupiter 6.6 Astronomical Units or AU distant (an AU is an astronomical unit, equal to 150 million km, the average distance the Earth is from the Sun) and was a very dim Magnitude 18.8 when discovered (objects dimmer than Magnitude 6 cannot be seen with the unaided eye). 35
  36. 36. Comet ISON – Will it Crash into the Earth?? “Comet ISON Will Crash into the Earth in Dec 2013!” 36
  37. 37. Comet ISON – 3D Simulation Done with “Solar System Scope!” 37
  38. 38. Comet ISON – CLOSELY Watched By amateurs and NASA… 38
  39. 39. Comet ISON – CLOSELY Watched By amateurs and NASA… NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft is monitoring Comet ISON as it approaches the sun. The latest movie from the spacecraft's Heliospheric Imager shows Comet ISON, Mercury, Comet Encke and Earth over a two day period from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2013. The sun sits right of the field of view of this camera. Image Credit: Karl Battams/NRL/NASA STEREO/CIOC. 39
  40. 40. Comet ISON’s Coma is over 60000 Miles Wide! 40
  41. 41. Really…? Remember Comet Holmes in 2007? 41
  42. 42. Yes, Things Have Crashed into the Earth… … but not everything that comes past will hit us.
  43. 43. 184 Impact Craters… 43
  44. 44. Tunguska, 1908 One well documented, but still mysterious case is the Great Siberian Explosion Over Tunguska in 1908… It is still unresolved as to what the object was – some think it was a comet, but for the size of the explosion, a crater and/or recoverable pieces would seem to have been more likely. But maybe nothing was recoverable due to the explosion being over a vast area of swamp. Over Chelyabinsk on 15 Feb 2013, a much smaller object caused some damage and injuries…. rptregcta=reg_free_np&rptregcampaign=20131016_rw_membership_n1p_intl_ot_w# 44
  45. 45. Did a Comet/Asteroid Strike Decimate England in About 532 or 562 AD? Since about 1982, Alan Wilson and Barrum Blacket have been writing about this in some of their books – they came across accounts during their research into the real story of King Arthur. There are unexplained Vitrified Rocks found in Ramparts at 200 Hill Forts Around Northern Europe – dating from a few hundred years BC to a few hundred years AD. Bolivia is also reported to have had considerable effects of some type of impact, about the same time. From the Anglo Saxon Chronicles – written by Geoffrey of Monmouth (1130AD): “And then a Star of enormous size appeared to Ythyr, having a single shaft, and at the head of the shaft a ball of fire in shape of a dragon, and from the dragon’s jaws, two beams went upward, the one beam reaching towards the farthest parts of Ffraink and the other beam towards Iwerddon, which split into seven smaller beams. And Ythr and all who saw this spectacle feared, and they asked the wise men what it might mean. And then Merddin wept and said, “O nation of the Bryttaniait! now are ye bereft of Emrys Wledic, a loss that cannot be replaced.” %E2%80%9CAnd+then+a+Star+of+enormous+size+appeared+to+Yt hyr,&source=bl&ots=XCY0Ld2FQH&sig=xY8VrSMdhK8W5paeBSTN JtR05g0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j_2JUo3xK4iihgfzj4G4DA&ved=0CDsQ6A 45
  46. 46. Comet/Asteroid Strike - 532 or 562 AD? Vitrified rock at Dunnideer Hill Fort, Taken on December 3, 2011, Insch, Scotland, GB Vitrified material from Bruce's Camp in Aberdeenshire. Image: Murray Cook 46
  47. 47. Summary for Comets There is no observable risk of Comet Ison crashing into the earth. Asteroids and Comets are probably very similar – or even the same – fragments of larger bodies which were formed in collisions, explosions or “plasma discharge erosion”. Objects do crash into the earth every day – but the larger they are, the rarer they are, it seems. More Near Earth Objects are catalogued every day. The truth is that we could indeed be destroyed at any time by a large, dark object, not yet picked up. I believe the technology already exists which could be used to deflect or destroy incoming objects – but we would never (as things are now) be told about this. Knowledge about the true nature of comets could lead to our realising more about the true history of our solar system – whether that means that a planet exploded (e.g. forming the asteroid belt), or there was indeed time when the configuration of the solar system was much different and the changes were recorded by some peoples/tribes – as suggested in “Symbols of an Alien Sky” 47
  48. 48. “The End of the World IS Nigh! No, Really!” “How would you like the world to end…?” “There are plenty of choices, folks!” Super volcano, Mega tsunami, Comet/Asteroid Impact, Pandemic, Planet X Inbound, Super Solar Flare…
  49. 49. Comet Hale Bopp … and the End of the World Back in 1997, it was said by some that Hale Bopp would crash into the earth… This usually happens with most comets that come by… With Hale Bopp in 1997, a string of events related to the sighting of the Comet seemed to lead to a tragedy… Following the exposure of Chuck Shramek’s photo showing the “companion object”, quite a frenzy ensued which resulted in someone generating a fake image to try and give more credibility to the “companion object” story…. 49
  50. 50. Hale Bopp – Fake Image Introduced The "Secret Image“ - On January 15, 1997, a new "secret UFO picture" was posted on Art Bell's and Whitley Strieber's web sites, after being announced for several days. They supposedly received it through Ms. Prudence Calabrese and Dr. Courtney Brown from a "mysterious astrophysicist" who "preferred to remain anonymous." Below are the original images released at the two sites above (compressed 2x to save bandwidth). We have identified that image as being a fake based on an image obtained by an astronomer of the Institute for Astronomy, Dr. David Tholen. The original image was posted on our Hale-Bopp page more than one year ago. Below is a comparison of the central region of the two images. The fraudulent image has been rotated to match the orientation of the original image. FRAUD Original Image 50
  51. 51. Comet Hale Bopp, Art Bell and the Heaven’s Gate Cult Loosely, the story goes that following the release of Chuck Shramek’s photo, word “got around” that a spaceship was following Hale Bopp. As mentioned, it was discussed on Coast to Coast. Remote Viewers – Ed Dames and Courtney Brown (“Far sight Institute”) get in on the story on Art Bell’s Coast to Coast between Late November 1996 and Jan 1997 Brown send’s Bell the (Fake) Photo allegedly showing the companion object. Heaven’s Gate Cult Members allegedly take this seriously. Ed Dames remote views a UFO & a meteor shower on the earth a year from the Hale-Bopp's aftermath. On 22 March 1997, Members of the Heaven’s Gate Cult committed Mass Suicide – allegedly thinking they were going to join the spaceship “accompanying” Hale Bopp. In the USA, there was something of an outcry and Art Bell went off air for several weeks (initially saying he would never return). 51
  52. 52. Ed Dames Killshot - 2004 Ed Dames has repeatedly stated that the Planet Earth will be subjected to a “Killshot” Here is a synopsis of an Art Bell Coast to Coast on 17 July 2004: According to Dames, the harbinger of this catastrophic event will be when the Space Shuttle program is grounded due to meteor showers. He said Earth's population will have only three months after this to get to designated survival zones. Dames revealed that survival zones are marked by crop circles, which he believes were created by an "alien agency." In North America, the most survivable areas are in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Dames concluded. For more info, visit Space Shuttle Program ended on 21 July 2011. 3 Months later was 21 Oct 2011 – Hmmmm…. 52
  53. 53. Ed Dames Killshot - 2012 Undeterred, on Coast to Coast on 15 Mar 2012… Remote viewing teacher Ed Dames presented his latest insights and predictions on such subjects as 'Solar Killshot' safe havens, ongoing extraterrestrial intervention, the Fukushima disaster, and war with Iran. We're not going to be hit by just one mega solar flare, but a series of them over time (perhaps over a 1-2 year period), "that's going to turn Earth into a veritable X-ray & proton rotisserie," he said. Locations in the southern hemisphere, such as in Australia and Africa will have few survival zones, though Christchurch, New Zealand is one possible sanctuary, he said. If you aren't in a safe haven, then living underground to avoid the high winds and dark skies, is your best option, he added. 53
  54. 54. Courtney Brown Remote Views 1st Jun 2013 Courtney Brown runs the “Far sight Institute”. On Red Ice Radio, 19 July 2012, he stated that they had performed controlled remote viewing tests for the date of 01 Jun 2013 (in the future). He said there were “huge earth changes”… Tsunamis, Asteroids and an unrecognizable landscape at what is now sea level. Here is a slightly edited (for time) clip… 54
  55. 55. Arch Crawford – Killshot - 13 Nov 2013 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Arch Crawford Interview - Expert Financial Analyst - that has been the top in the U.S. previously using Planetary Alignments. Predicting a Solar Kill Shot - November due to Alignments I interviewed Arch Crawford and expert Financial Analyst about his predictions for November 2013. Arch has been a top financial analyst since the 1960s. He uses astrology to predict what will happen in the markets and due to that he has been named a top analyst for a few different years in the markets. He is predicting major events for November and due to the planetary alignments he is predicting a solar flare kill shot possibly happening on the 13th of November. 55
  56. 56. Eric Julien - aka Jean Ederman - 2006 “What will occur on May 25, 2006? Perhaps a planetary catastrophe originating from the Atlantic Ocean due to a medium size impact event. On this assumption, a series of giant waves, including one méga-tsunami almost two hundred meters in height, will be born from a succession of underwater eruptions. These watery giants, decreasing with distance, will touch the majority of the Atlantic coasts; in particular, those most at risk lie between the equator and the tropic of Cancer. The victims of May 25 2006 will be tens of millions.” 56
  57. 57. Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW’s) The JW’s are well known for telling people that they should consider “God” in various ways. Over the last 100 years, they have given various dates when we will be in the “last days”…. Charles Taze Russell, founder of the group that evolved into the JW’s is memorialised with an 8foot high stone pyramid in Rosement Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Russell predicted an endof-world scenario would happen in 1914. 57
  58. 58. Many JW Prophecies Have Been Wrong… There are a number of websites which careful show where the JW’s have been completely inconsistent over the last few decades with their published writings and statements… “As one reads the prophetic statements below, it is important to bear in mind just how bold the Organization is in claiming direct inspiration of God in what it publishes. Yet what you will observe is an ever changing system of doctrine. Take careful note at how they make bold claims of events to happen in a specific year, then as soon as the date passed, they do an about face and say, "we never said that". Because the organization that revolves around print, it is simply a matter of "being more noble minded and searching the Watchtower to see if these things are so." (Acts 17:11) Reading the quotes below causes one to ask, not what the Organization got wrong, but did the Organization get anything right? Currently the Organization rejects.” About 100,000 Witnesses left the order in 1975, when yet another “end times” prediction failed… 58
  59. 59. A Few Failed Predictions of “End Times” JW’s have later glossed over these in subsequent publications: 1888 "In this chapter we present the Bible evidence proving that the full end of the times of the gentiles, i.e., the full end of their lease of dominion, will be reached in A.D. 1914; and that the date will be the farthest limit of the rule of imperfect men. And be it observed, that if this is shown to be a fact firmly established by the Scriptures, it will prove; Firstly, that at that date the Kingdom of God, for which our Lord taught us to pray, saying, Thy Kingdom come, will obtain full, universal control, and that it will then be set up, or firmly established, in the earth, on the ruins of present institutions." (The Time Is At Hand, 1888, p. 76, 77) 1915 "In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the kingdom of God, will be accomplished near the end of A.D. 1915. (The Time Is At Hand, 1915 edition, p. 99) 1922 "The period must end in 1925. The type ending, the antitype must begin; and therefore 1925 is definitely fixed in the scriptures. every thinking person can see that a great climax is at hand. The Scriptures clearly indicate that the climax is the fall of Satan's empire and the full establishment of the Messianic kingdom. This climax being reached by 1925, and that marking the beginning of the fulfilment of the long promised blessings of life to the people, millions now living on earth will be living then and those who obey the righteous laws of the new arrangement will live forever. Therefore it can be confidently said at this time that millions now living will never die." (Golden Age, Jan. 4, 1922, p. 217) 1931 "God's kingdom has begun to operate. His day of vengeance is here and Armageddon is at hand and certain to fall upon Christendom and that within an early date. God's judgment is upon Christendom and must shortly be executed." (J. F. Rutherford, Vindication, Vol. I, p. 147, 1931) 1968 "More recently, the book entitled "Famine-1975!" [by W. & P. Paddock, 1967, pp. 52,55,61.] said concerning today's food shortages: "Hunger is rampant throughout country after country, continent after continent around the undeveloped belt of the tropics and subtropics. Today's crisis can move in only one direction -toward catastrophe. Today hungry nations; tomorrow starving nations." … "By 1975 civil disorder, anarchy, military dictatorships, runaway inflation, transportation breakdowns and chaotic unrest will be the order of the day in many of the hungry nations." (The Truth That Leads To Eternal Life, p 88-89, 1968) 59
  60. 60. 100’s of “Armageddon” Type Predictions… It’s not just JW’s and religions that have told us to “prepare”, there are many other sources – including those said to come from ET’s. A page on the “Anomalist” site lists 213 different predictions involving ET’s 35. Max B. Miller of Flying Saucers International interpreted Nostradamus as predicting for 1953 "A third world war will come to the world. A great ship from another world of higher intelligence shall land and intervene." 36. Donald Keyhoe hoped his book Flying Saucers from Outer Space would prepare Americans for the "final act of the saucer drama." He termed 1954 a "possibly fateful year" in which Russians could stage a mass A-bomb attack by paralyzing defense efforts with rumors that alien machines were actually secret Red weapons. 42. July 28, 1954. Affa of Uranus passes along a message through contactee Francis Swan indicating, "This earth is really going to end as stated in the Holy Bible around 1956." 69. August 3, 1958. Necoma of Jupiter warns Americans by ham radio that they must stop hydrogen and atom bomb tests because they will eventually cause the entire solar system to blow up. 109. Judgment Day was due to commence November 22, 1969 according the entity named Ox-Ho. It would involve a series of cataclysms that would culminate in the tilting of the earth's axis. The contactees, Light Affiliates, claim Judgment Day did take place as scheduled, but they frankly admit they misinterpreted the messages about the world's collapse. 148. Vera Gregovic convinced a Beverly Hills urologist that space aliens in league with the CIA would trigger a nuclear war on May 1, 1976 208. Alexander Collier, friend of Andromedans, predicts between now and 2007 that Saudi Arabia will become the North Pole. Atlantis, Lemuria, the hollow inner earth, and reincarnation will be scientifically proven. 60
  61. 61. Planet X Is Nigh! It’s here! Can’t you see it? Tsunamis! Earthquakes! Volcanoes!
  62. 62. Looking for Planet X / Nibiru Alleged to be an earth-size or larger planet which has been “Inbound” into the inner solar system for years. Claims by people like Nancy Lieder Jim McCanney, may at times, sound convincing to some people. These claims have been ongoing for about 10 years and are most probably based the result of the popularity of the research of Zechariah Sitchin who reports in his Earth Chronicles books that the Sumerian Tablets talk of the planet Nibiru which has a 3600 year 62 orbital period around our sun. Nancy Lieder Jim McCanney
  63. 63. Sitchin’s Nibiru According to the interpretation given by Sitchin of Sumerian cosmology, The solar system would have a tenth planet, following an elliptical orbit, would be within the system center once every 3,600 years. According to Sitchin, the hypothetical planet would be captured by the gravitational pull of Neptune and deviated from its path towards the inside, billions of years ago when our solar system was still in the making. So, according to the Azerbaijani writer, Nibiru was a wandering planet "Captured" by the Sun's gravity. Nibiru is also called the "planet of the passage. "Every 3,600 years, in the transition to its perihelion (So close to the Sun and the ​ inner planets), Nibiru, due to the gravitational perturbations due to its mass, it would be the source of great upheavals and cataclysms on Earth. Zechariah Sitchin 63
  64. 64. Nancy Lieder, Zeta Talk and Planet X Nancy Lieder’s Zeta Talk website is quite extensive and she claims to channel “The Zetans” on demand to answer people’s questions. However, some answers she gives have been hopelessly wrong… In 2002, the Author of a “Planet X Critical” Website wrote “Nancy started posting to astronomy newsgroups in 1995, about the time comet Hale Bopp was discovered, claiming that there was no comet. Hale Bopp, she claimed, was simply a nova used as a distraction so people wouldn't see Planet X. In the spring of 1997 comet Hale Bopp put on a spectacular show even moving across the Orion area, very near where the mythical Planet X was supposed to be. Pretty strange for a distraction to move across the area it is supposed to be distracting people from! Now 7 years after this claim was made we still don't see Planet X, even without a distraction.” Lieder is still talking about Planet being visible on SOHO images in 2009/2010 64
  65. 65. Planet X – Zeta Talk Tail of Planet X Planet X has been appearing on SOHO and the Stereo Ahead for some months now, in approximately the 4:30 o'clock position. But sometimes something bright with a tail shows up in other places, above the Sun, or to the left of the Sun. If this is Planet X, why is it moving around so much? ZetaTalk Explanation 1/2/2010: When the Winged Globe or the Red Cross appears to the lower right on the Sun, this is the Planet X corpus. We have explained that the tail is vast, the Moon swirls swinging to either side of Planet X by 5 million miles, but the tail itself swings further than that. During the hour of the pole shift, when Planet X is a mere 14 million miles from the Earth, the tail is whipping the Earth, depositing hail and red dust. The tail itself can catch the light, reflecting this to Earth, in what appears to be a blaze of light with a tail drifting away. It is charged, so clings to itself in places, so is thicker in some places than others, just as an electrical charge can raise the hair on your head. As Planet X turns its charged tail toward the Earth, increasingly, such sudden appearances will increase, consternating NASA. 65
  66. 66. (Prof?) Jim McCanney In 2006, he was a proponent of irreversible global warming. A synopsis on the Coast to Coast Website of his 19 Mar 2006 says: “Far out in the solar system, Planet X-type objects could become enshrouded in clouds of dust and gas and thus be hard to see, said McCanney, but he noted that a large object could be quite visible by the time it reached Pluto. Once in this position, such an object could take hundreds of years to approach Earth or it could come in at a "superspeed" in a matter of weeks, he warned.” From another website: Mr. McCanney often calls himself "Professor McCanney" although his own biography only shows that he was an introductory lecturer at Cornell University for 2 years in 1979-80. No where does Mr. McCanney show that he earned the title Professor. He's apparently been working as a Certified Licensed massage therapist! He does not seem to have worked in a scientific or academic capacity since Cornell more than 20 years ago. Some debunking websites uses McCanney’s “Solar capacitor” description to “debunk” the idea of electric charges being important in certain effects on our weather, comets etc – so McCanney’s other rather bogus statements make it easier for some scientists to gloss over what “The Electric Universe” 66 researchers have shown.
  67. 67. Planet X / Nibiru A typical email which may be seen from time to time… 67
  68. 68. Asking for Planet X / Nibiru Evidence Oct 2012 ANON: “Also folks, AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS HAVE BEEN SIGHTING PLANET-X ( Over 100 of them as a matter of fact )..” ADJ: Got any links to photos etc please? I'd be very interested to see them! 68
  69. 69. Send Me Planet X Photos!! From: "Andrew Johnson" <> To: Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2012 9:31:18 AM Subject: RE: [FWD: DEAD ASTRONOMERS- RESENDING] So can you send me a link? I've seen a lot of photos claiming to show planet X - but none of the ones I've looked actually show it - they show various things from CCD artefacts/over exposure to sundogs to blank areas of an image - every one that I've seen has been a case of misidentification. Please can you send me a few pictures - along with details about who took it, time/date and equipment used. This would be the data required for verification and checking by anyone (I have a reasonable telescope - which should not even be needed if it's of decent size and close. For example, Mars is about 180 million miles away - it's about 1/2 the size of the earth and we can see it at night with the naked eye. Use this as a "BS-guide" if you will. Any measurements on Planet X? How big is it in relation to the Earth? How far away is it? What colour is it? Andrew 69
  70. 70. Here is Planet X… Honest! “GG (21 Oct 2012): I took it from eastern Penobscot, Maine, looking west on October 2nd 2012 with a 12 mp Fuji digital and a green #12 filter. There are thousands of photos on” “It came from the direction of Orion in 1983, came into the solar system in 1999, came around from behind the sun in 2003 and stopped. As gravity pushes, it stopped the earth, venus, and the dark twin of the earth in its orbit while they stopped it in its orbit. Poleshift occurs in the 1 hour to break free of the dance/cups, and that will send a 600 ft tidal wave around the world, and in your case, UK will sink 150 ft.; therefore waves of 750-850 will erase the UK and Denmark. The date has never been announced.” 70
  71. 71. Here is Planet X… Honest! GG: “[Planet X is] 29,000 miles in diameter, cloudy oceanic, volcanic and atmospheric planet 30 million miles from earth below the line from earth to the sun at the 5 o'clock position; its 5 million mile long tail pointed right at earth.” AJ: So it's roughly 3.5 times bigger than the earth. And it's therefore about 7 times bigger than Mars. At 30,000,000 miles from us, it's about 1/3 the distance to the sun and 6 times nearer than Mars. So I guess it should be about 40 times bigger in the sky than Mars is (feel free to correct any of my figures). That's a pretty big object - and if it's greenish as your photo suggests, it should be pretty obvious. GG: “And answers all your questions. It has its own google search engine for its own 39,000 pages of questions from the public and answers from the Zetas.” 71
  72. 72. Planet X - IRAS IRAS – the Infrared Astronomical Satellite – was launched on 26th Jan 1983. For several months, IRAS surveyed the sky in Infra-red – detecting objects too faint to be seen in visible light. In 1983/1984 stories began that it had detected an object that was way out in the solar system but too faint to be seen in the normal optical range. It was tentatively suggested by 1 or 2 scientists it could be a distant “10th Planet” – Planet X – or a brown dwarf = Cool Star” companion to the Sun Stories appeared in the Washington Post (30 Dec 1983), New York Times (30 Jan 1983 – only 4 days after the launch….) and US News & World Report (left) – Sept 10, 1984. 72
  73. 73. Google Earth / Sky and Planet X! There are quite a few YouTube videos claiming there is a cover up about Planet X. Here’s one example – and illustration of the limited research and assumptions that it makes. Some not-so-difficultchecking is required… 73
  74. 74. Other Planet X Speakers / Supporters Marshall Masters (YOWUSA website) John Moore Jason Martell (mainly focused on Sitchin’s writings). My opinion is that Jason Martell is much more well-informed and realistic than the others (he’s not focused on “prepping” – “preparing for disaster”). Marshall Masters John Moore Jason Martell 74
  75. 75. “Planet X – Inside orbit of Jupiter in 2013”!! 75
  76. 76. Further Study - No Apparent Evidence of Planet X in IRAS Data What did IRAS Find? The conspiracy theory of IRAS is primarily due to there not being any follow-up news reports. NASA obviously put a lid on the news according to the Planet X supporters. In reality what IRAS found was not an exciting or newsworthy discovery. Nothing unknown and mysterious for sensational headlines as in the case of the 1983 story. According to Dr. Mike Dworetsky, Director University of London Observatory, "The object in question was eventually identified as a denser knot of "interstellar cirrus" in Taurus (not in Orion but a bit to the west) while the other objects the team were interested in were identified as infra-red-bright galaxies." "The object was designated as 0412+085 in Houck J.R. et al, Astrophysical Journal Letters vol 278, p L63, 1984 and reported as infrared cirrus in Houck, J.R. et al, Astrophysical Journal Letters vol 290, p. L5, 1985. The other objects, as the article stresses, were identified as very faint galaxies." So what did IRAS find? A knot of interstellar cirrus, which is simply an area of dust grains between the stars. This would not make a very exciting news story, certainly not up to the 1983 Washington Post story. - 76
  77. 77. Planet X - Conclusions I have seen no credible evidence that there is a large planet anywhere in our solar system. It seems to me that if an amateur can detect a comet only 5 miles in diameter when it is as far away as Jupiter, they would easily see a larger object much further out – with advanced and semi-automated observing equipment. All Planet X predictions have so far been hopelessly wrong and at least some of those promoting the stories don’t understand the figures they are using and the images they are seeing – they don’t seem able to compare them to data about the solar system that we already know and can observe. The Sun may have a binary star companion – or an additional planet – but it must be extremely difficult to detect if it is there bearing in mind that: Tom Van Flandern Objects smaller than Pluto have recently been observed at far greater distances. Over 1000 extrasolar (outside the solar system) planets have now been detected – by using missions like Kepler. Though NASA could be well be covering up knowledge about a present or ancient “Planet X”, it would be far more difficult to keep Amateur Astronomers quiet about such things – they’d want their names in the history books! Perhaps Sitchin’s Planet X is not in the orbit he says/said – or has been confused in Mythology for something else. It does seem like there may have been another Planet in our Solar System which exploded, as Tom Van Flandern (deceased) has hypothesised. 77
  78. 78. Overall Conclusions Comets come round every few years but are currently not predictable in the way they will appear to us. More observations and better technology now allow us to catalogue and analyse Comets and NEO’s more thoroughly – but this does little or nothing to increase our safety from the effects they could have – at short notice. Planet X may be out there – but it’s a LONG way off and probably not that big or warm/hot! “Catastrophists” and Preachers will likely exploit the fears created by the passage of Comets and the occurrence of natural disasters - as much as they have always done. Oh, and 21st Dec 2012 was said, by many to be some kind of “cut off” date, but I feel little different in Nov 2013 compared to this time last year. I, for one, have not “ascended”… However, 78 we are involved in some kind of “transition”.
  79. 79. We’re STILL Here! Keep Going! So Far ALL of the End of the World Predictions have – errrr… Been WRONG! Sadly, we have borne witness to quite a few disasters in the last 20 years, such as Tsunamis, Oil Disasters, Wars, Powerful Storms etc. It seems these will continue to occur. This exploitation of fear will only end when the knowledge of hidden advanced technologies that can “change the whole game” is more widely understood and those covering up this knowledge are fully identified and their agenda halted. Then, we will not be subject, to the same degree, to all the factors that have caused some of the terrible events he have seen in the last few years. LUTEC Free Energy Generator 79
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  81. 81. A NASA Spaceweather Update has just noted that Comet Ison is now visible (see below). I have been asked by Omar Fowler to talk about Comet Ison at his Derby PRA Group on Tues 26th Nov (this is very local to me) - so I am doing some research on it. Some think Ison will be very bright - some thought it was set to crash into the earth (seems like that is said of almost every comet that comes around now). I will also be talking about the recurring themes predicitions of catastrophes etc. The traditional explanation for comets - in most text books and websites - is that comets are "dirty snowballs" - a mixture of dust and ice - hardly solid even - you can see a typical explanation used in shcools here: However, it has become clear in the last 20 years or so that this "dirty snowball" model is wrong - as another recent update from NASA - about asteroids seems also to indicate: Despite this, evidence is ignored in favour of coming up with theoretical scenarios - and classic scientific statements about the data returned from probes that have visited and even crashed into comets such as: ""We know the ice is there," he said. "It's just wellhidden." (Dr. Laurence Soderblom of the U.S. Geological Survey) One of the key factors that remains largely unspoken of in mainstream astronomy is the role of electricity - this is covered in depth in this excellent 1.5 hour video (which is a little repetitve and I think needs editing a bit, but is still higly informative). Most of what's in the video seems to be summarised here: (reposting of essentialy what is here: So here is the Ison update.... 81
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