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NEW PREDICTION: 5/3/06 -- Two base 7 vectors exist for this catastrophe: June/July 2007 and March 2008. The ISS will somehow lose its navigational capability and enter into a slow, decaying orbit. It will appear as an awesome blue star for several nights before it crashes. Perhaps even before there is trouble, it will appear this way.
As with the Waldviertler and his NYC prophecy, we have a singular odd prediction by the Hopi Indians concerning an event that will occur just prior to World War III -- perhaps days, months, or even a few years beforehand.
It will be a dwelling-place in the heavens that falls to earth: a space station. What is more, it will appear to be a blue star to the naked eye.
I believe the blue star to be the International Space Station (ISS) which is now as bright as Jupiter, but will eventually be as bright or brighter than Venus. According to time tables set up for different localities, the ISS can be seen anywhere for a duration of 2 to 6 minutes. When blue solar panels are finally put into place, it will change from its current amber colour and take on the appearance of a blue star. Progress on building the ISS is lagging behind by about two years.
If this is true, then another event must occur before the more dangerous stages of World War III can begin: the ISS must meet with a disaster in space and crash to earth. And judging from the times we are currently in, I would anticipate that could be quite soon. There was a serious air leak problem in January 2004 and numerous mishaps and systems failures reported on the ISS back in 2002 -- could this be a sign that a space accident is near?
Of course it is possible that the Hopi confused the crashing of the Mir or Columbia with the appearance of the ISS. In which case, the final sign before war has already come to pass.
And where will the war begin according to the Hopi? Where will the United States go to fight first?
"Those who possessed the first light of wisdom" and "those peoples who first revealed the light in the other old countries" can only mean one thing: "the white man" (America) will go to war as ally of some and enemy of others in the old wise nations of India, China, Korea, Japan, Persia (Iran) and Babylon (Iraq). The Hopi never mention Russia, but we can conclude the war spreads and, based on our other evidence, that the "many columns of smoke and fire" and the "atomic bombs and radioactivity" will come from Russia (and perhaps China and North Korea too).
To view two personal visions by me that may relate to this event, open a Dream Window.
COMMENTS (3/22/09): Check the links (or jog your memories a little, this was not that long ago). From what I can see, the ISS has been endangered by a multitude of problems since September 2006. The BIG problem in 2007 was the computer failure that occurred in June. In July 2007 it was reported that the ISS had been in danger of losing the ability to navigate or be controlled ... if that had happened it would have had to be evacuated and then the space station would have CRASHED. It is that simple. Maybe it was underplayed by the media, but those are the facts. And to me this is was a CLOSE PREDICTION.
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NEW PREDICTION: 9/2/06 -- Iraq, now immersed in a full-blown civil war, has rendered the US powerless to assert any control. The Talabani government will have been overthrown and American forces will be both withdrawing and quite possibly fighting all sides, if not the side they do not wish to see win (the Shi'a).
Who will the new leader who will rise to prominence be? This depends on who has the upper hand, the Sunnis or the Shi'ites.
One thing is certain: if the US has lost most of its control, that would also include the guarding of prisoners. Thus it is a remote possibility that Saddam Hussein, if he has not been executed by this time, will be freed and take charge of the Sunni faction. I think he will remain bearded if this occurs.
Another Sunni candidate would be the new leader of the Iraqi Al Qaeda: Abu Ayyub al-Masri.
As for the Shi'ites, Muqtada al-Sadr seems the strongest personality who will emerge.
The vector for this prediction is July 2007. However, this may only be the date that each side will have a leader. One of them will become "King of Babylon" by October 2008, if not before. Either that, or July 2007 will be the end of the civil war, the end of US presence in Iraq, and the coming to power of one of these three men (or someone else not yet known).
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/26/06 -- The initial wave may reach 1/3 mile in height, and still be 100 feet high when it strikes land. The cause is unknown: it could be a meteor impact or some sort of island or shelf slippage. It may be an isolated incident or the leading edge of a series of tidal storms that may begin sooner (March 2007) or later (March 2008). This colossal tidal wave will hit around July 2007.
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NEW PREDICTION: 4/25/07 -- The base 7 influence for this event is quite old, going all the way back to July 1951 when another King Abdullah of Jordan was brutally assassinated. However, given that Islamic prophecy lists this event as occurring just prior to the advent of World War III, which Muslims say will begin in Turkey, and the installation of the dreaded Sufyaani, it must be considered now with all seriousness.
Just as in 1951, the current Hashemite ruler is one of three Arab heads-of-state that have been targeted for assassination by Al Qaeda due to his close ties to Israel. King Abdullah II is also the most pro-Western Arab leader in the Middle East, educated in England and the United States, including a year at Oxford University, and also serving as Reconnaissance Troop Leader in the 13th/18th Battalion of the British Royal Hussars in Germany and England. It is no secret that the West has always held out some small hope that King Hussein might one day lead a pan-Arab federation, one friendly with the EU, UK, US, and Israel, bringing peace, stability, and economic prosperity to the entire region.
Unfortunately, events in Gaza, Lebanon, and Iraq, along with growing angst over Iran's bellicose behaviour and nuclear weapons programme, have caused some leaders to look elsewhere for a super-Arab who would do the West's bidding and bring stability to the Middle East by force if not by peace. One such person under consideration is Rifaat al-Assad, uncle of the current Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
Thus, there is growing danger that King Abdullah II may be assassinated, possibly whilst visiting the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, in July 2007 (or thereabouts). There is a Nostradamus quatrain (above) that warns of the death of a royal monarch some time after the appearance of an unusually bright comet. I do not believe this is the same comet associated with Mabus, especially since one can hardly find "Mabus" in the names "Abdullah" or "Hussein."
Even so, in the aftermath of Comet McNaught, some six months after its appearance, the events described in Quatrain 2.15 above may herald the assassination of King Abdullah II of Jordan. Both the US and Russia have been holding war games at sea ("in the ship") and, even as the stars Castor and Pollux ride high in the heavens, are increasingly at odds over Nato plans to protect Europe with a missile defence shield and US criticism over Moscow's handling of public demonstrations; the American public treasury is being exhausted "on land and sea" in an endless, unwinnable war in Iraq and increased fighting in Afghanistan; and there is danger that Italy may follow in the footsteps of nations like France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, and Hungary, all which have suffered from internal violence periodically since late 2005.
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NEW PREDICTION: 2/15/07 -- Eventually Russia will stop tolerating the hot spots on its borders and, in the face of continuous Nato expansion, will begin to forcibly absorb some of the former Soviet member states and even satellite states. We know it will happen, it is just a question of when. This vector indicates it could be as early as July 2007 in the Moldova-Transdneister region.
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NEW PREDICTION: 1/24/05, UPDATED 4/16/06, POSTED 9/21/06 -- Flooding of the Mississippi splits the US mainland in half in July/August 2007 and March/April 2008. The Great Lakes empty into the Gulf of Mexico via this great "strait". It will be called the Great Midwest Strait.
From whatever cause, massive flooding in the Midwest in 2007 will be the first stage. The Midwest never completely recovers, but remains chronically flooded, possibly experiencing more flooding in the summer and fall. March/April 2008 will see the completion of the two-staged chronic flood where the Edgar Cayce prophecy will actually be fulfilled when the Great Lakes overflow into the Mississippi and a great watery divide splits the USA right down the middle.
Near-1993 flood levels predicted as rivers in Mo. breach banks
May 8, 2007 8:48 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Numerous communities were evacuating their residents Monday as the National Weather Service predicted near-1993 flooding levels across much of the state, authorities said.
Rivers and streams already were overrunning their banks Monday in parts of northwest Missouri and flooding was expected later in the week in eastern parts of the state. As the floodwaters rose, Gov. Matt Blunt declared a state of emergency. "He is working to ensure all the state's resources are readied for what we know is coming," said Jessica Robinson, a spokeswoman for Blunt.
Susie Stonner, a spokeswoman for the State Emergency Management Agency, said emergency shelters had been set up in St. Joseph and Mound City. She said evacuations - most of them voluntary - were under way in some towns in Atchison, Holt, Jackson, Clay, Platte, Andrew and Daviess counties.
The same complex of storms that churned up the deadly enhanced F-5 twister in the southwest Kansas town of Greensburg generated the heavy rain that is causing the flooding, said Andy Bailey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill. Northwest and southeast Missouri, southwest Iowa and much of Kansas received from 4 to 7 inches of rain in a 24-hour period, he said.
Since 1993, he said, only two or three other flooding episodes have been comparable to what forecasters are predicting in the next several days. He said the flooding won't be as severe as the floods in 1993, which were the result of numerous rounds of severe weather and heavy rains over a two-month period.
"But make no mistake," Bailey said, "this is a major flood."
The 1993 flood, one of the most costly and devastating in U.S. history, prompted numerous buyouts. Stonner said that is good news as the state prepares for another round of flooding. "Many of the people who would have been living in the flood plains are no longer there," she said.
By late Monday afternoon, about 60 percent of Mosby was covered with 2 to 4 feet of water, said D.C. Rogers, the director of emergency services for Clay County. He said the town's 242 residents began self-evacuating Monday morning as Fishing River, which runs through the center of the low-lying town, began overflowing its banks.
Only one route into town remained open Monday evening. Rogers said northbound U.S. 69 was closed around 11 a.m. Monday after the river covered a bridge in Mosby. "It hasn't gotten this much water since 1993," Rogers said.
He said the flooding in Mosby might have been worse, but authorities managed to plug a damaged dam with sandbags. The private earthen dam contains a 20-acre lake, and if it were breached, its waters would flow into Clear Creek, which runs into Fishing River, which goes through Mosby. "Last word I got is it's holding," Rogers said. "Hopefully, the waters will recede, and that guy can fix his dam."
In Kearney, Missouri 92 was closed after Clear Creek overran its banks and covered the roadway. Rogers said the road closures in Mosby and Kearney were befuddling drivers, and the emergency center was helping dozens of people find alternate routes.
Also Monday, Clay County helped a man rescue six emus from his property in Missouri City on Missouri 210. The man was putting the animals on the truck when the vehicle got stuck in the mud.
"We had volunteers there chasing emus around," Rogers said. "The Missouri River got within a foot of the man's truck before it was pulled. The guy told me, I was on the phone with him, 'I can spit in the river."'
More flooding is expected Tuesday in numerous communities, including the town of Agency, where forecasters were predicting that waters in the nearby Platte River would reach 15 feet above flood stage and less than a foot below its crest from the 1993 floods. "At that stage, we expect the entire town of Agency to be flooded," Bailey said.
He said late Monday afternoon that several farm levees up and down streams will be breached in the next 24 to 36 hours. "The rainfall has pretty much ended," he said. "Now we are dealing with all the runoff."
COMMENTS (5/9/07): Could this be the start of stage 1 of the Midwest flooding? Reaching 1993 levels could be the beginning because, as history reminds us, the levels reached that year were high enough to ensure a state of chronic flooding for several months. In these climatologically unbalanced times, that sort of flood, with water sitting for weeks and months over a large expanse of land, could be the ingredient other weather-related factors could further exacerbate (such as a series of category 5 and 4 hurricanes and accompanying rainstorms driving straight north up the Midwest from the Gulf of Mexico). Under those circumstances the Midwest would take an even longer period of time to recover. That is when it becomes vulnerable to stage 2 flooding caused by major seismic activity (earthquakes) in the flooded regions and months of non-stop rain that would follow a supervolcanic eruption (Yellowstone) or asteroid impact (in the Atlantic or near the Gulf of Mexico) or both. This second stage flooding would take many years to recover from, with some regions never recovering and remaining underwater forever.
Hundreds Evacuate As Plains Rivers Bulge -- Kansas joins Oklahoma, Texas, and SW Missouri as flooding spreads on 20th straight day of rain
By ROXANA HEGEMAN
Jul 2, 4:48 PM (ET)
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) - An oil spill added to the misery caused by widespread flooding Monday as thousands of evacuees in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas waited for water to recede from their homes.
Kansas got a break from the weather Monday, but more rain was scattered over Texas and eastern Oklahoma, the latest in nearly two weeks of storms. It was the 20th straight day that rain had fallen in Oklahoma City. "It's such a dynamic situation," said Parker County, Texas, spokesman Joel Kertok. "We get a break, and then it starts raining again."
A pumping malfunction during the weekend allowed 42,000 gallons of crude oil to escape from the Coffeyville Resources refinery into the swollen Verdigris River in south-central Kansas, producing a floating slick that could be seen and smelled from the air.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency had teams on the scene, said Jim Miller, Montgomery County emergency manager. About a third of the homes in Coffeyville and a quarter of homes in Independence had been evacuated, he said, and water intakes for Coffeyville, Independence and Elk City had been shut down.
"Until the river starts receding, all we can do is monitor the situation," Miller said. "We're very concerned," said Coffeyville Mayor Virgin Horn, whose own home was submerged. "It's chemicals mixed with water."
The oil was floating downriver toward Oklahoma and that state's Lake Oologah, said Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the Kansas state adjutant. The lake, about 30 miles northeast of Tulsa, provides flood control, drinking water and recreation. Oklahoma officials were optimistic the spill would dissipate before it reached Oologah Lake.
"There are nine public water supplies along the Verdigris and the Oologah Lake, and none of them are currently affected," said Skylar McElhaney, a spokeswoman for Oklahoma's Department of Environmental Quality. Tulsa is among the cities that get water from Oologah.
The Verdigris River was more than 17 feet above flood stage at Independence at midday Monday and probably about 11 feet above flood stage at Coffeyville, said Janet Spurgeon, a National Weather Service hydrologist in Wichita. Forecasters don't expect the river to fall below flood stage until early next week, she said.
Elsewhere in Kansas, residents of Osawatomie were waiting for Pottawatomie Creek and the Marais des Cygnes River to recede. Forty percent of its 4,600 residents evacuated the city Sunday.
Emergency officials in northeast Oklahoma estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people were forced from their homes during the weekend around Bartlesville and Dewey because of flooding from the Caney River, said Kary Cox, Washington's County's emergency management director. The evacuees in Dewey included 58 nursing home residents, said Fire Chief Tom Smith. The Caney was more than 8 feet above its 13-foot flood stage Monday, the weather service reported.
The Neosho River in northeast Oklahoma was at 22 feet on Monday morning, 7 feet above flood stage, and was expected to crest Tuesday at 28 feet, forcing people out of Miami and Commerce. "At 28 feet, there is very widespread flooding," said Bart Haake, a weather service meteorologist.
Hundreds of people in northern Texas were still unable to return to their homes near the Wichita and Brazos rivers because of flooding, power failures or fears of contaminated water.
In southwestern Missouri, flooding on the Marais des Cygnes has destroyed at least six homes near the community of Virginia. Eleven deaths have been blamed on the storms and flooding in Texas, where two men are missing.
COMMENTS (8/22/07): I made no remarks to the extremely terrible record flooding that occurred in the Midwest in July (see above). I was, unfortunately, quite distracted by other concerns. But I will say this much about this prediction: if this is not the year of stage 1 chronic flooding paving the way for the splitting of the United States in two by flood waters (much in the way as prophesied by Edgar Cayce or in the manner of my dream vision about March 2010), it will most certainly be a year of record-breaking flooding in the Midwest. Should the latter be the only case, I already consider this a PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
Twice this year (May and July) the Midwest has surpassed flood levels it suffered in past floods, even in 1993. Even the central gulf state of Texas has suffered, which is also integral to the prophecy. Now comes the third installment of major flooding for the Midwest states: see links and photo(s) below.
shrouds the hillside above old farm buildings, surrounded by
waters, near La Crescent, Minn., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. A powerful
storm system that swamped the upper Midwest and killed at least six
people moved into Ohio on Tuesday as weary Minnesota residents
returned to their water-logged homes. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Vehicles sit on a flooded street Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, following heavy rains that caused flooding in Findlay, Ohio.
Flooding remained a problem Wednesday in parts of northern Ohio, keeping streets closed, schools shut down and residents waiting things out in shelters. (AP Photo/Madalyn Ruggiero)
Streets are shown surrounded by flood waters Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007 in Findlay, Ohio. Firefighters and a volunteer armada navigated boats through streets awash in waist-deep water Wednesday, plucking neighbors and pets from porches as flooding that has swamped the Upper Midwest and Plains settled in Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Thousands homeless in Midwest flooding
Thursday, August 23, 2007 | 2:52 PM ET
Floods surged in Ohio and the upper Midwest on Thursday, leaving thousands homeless.
The floods are the result of heavy rains that have pounded the region this week, causing rivers to surge and low-lying areas to fill with water. In one county in Ohio alone, 700 homes were severely damaged or destroyed by water, while across the upper Midwest, thousands of homes were damaged. "This is a major, major disaster," Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland told CBS on Thursday.
Live wire in floodwater electrocutes 3
Three people were electrocuted at a flooded intersection in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday when lightning hit a utility pole, causing a live wire to fall into the water. A woman and her child, who were waiting for a bus at the intersection, were killed instantly. A passenger on a bus rushed into the water to save them and died too, while the bus driver and another child were injured. Police could do little to help. "A lot of officers were affected, because they couldn't jump in there and help because the wires were still live," police spokesman Mike Hanson said. "There are some heavy hearts."
Including these three deaths, a total of 26 people have been killed in severe weather in the United States in the past week. Some died as a result of the Midwestern floods, while others were killed by the by the remnants of tropical storm Erin in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Highest flood since 1913 in Ohio
One of the worst-hit towns in Ohio was Findlay, where the Blanchard River reached its highest water levels since a flood in 1913.
Volunteers and firefighters in the town of 40,000 spent Wednesday travelling down streets in boats and canoes, rescuing people and pets from porches. The water began to recede Thursday, and some residents returned to their houses to find them destroyed. "Some homes had a foot or 16 inches of water," Findlay Sheriff Michael Heldman said. "They're going to lose some things."
To add to Ohio's weather woes, a heat advisory was issued for much of the state on Thursday, with temperatures expected to soar above 30 C.
Century floods in Ohio
By NBC News Channel, Charleston, SC
Thursday, Aug 23, 2007 - 08:32 AM
Residents in much of the Midwest and plains are hoping for a break from the rain today. Days of rain in several states have left at least 22 people dead and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes.
The flooding in Findlay, Ohio has reached historic proportions. The last time the water here was this deep was 1913.
And on Wednesday, Governor Ted Strickland declared states of emergency for nine northern Ohio counties. Governor Ted Strickland said "if it becomes necessary and if requested, we can always involve the national guard."
But the floodwaters reach far beyond Ohio. The same system has wreaked havoc in Minnesota and Wisconsin and other areas of the Midwest.
While the remnants of tropical storm Erin, which came ashore a week ago, continue to plague Oklahoma, parts of that state have received a foot of rain or more, making 2007 Oklahoma's fourth wettest year on record.
Flooding Worsens in Iowa, Wis., Minn. as Storms Continue Across Midwest
August 23, 2007
Widespread flooding continued this week across northern and central Iowa as thunderstorms and strong winds destroyed buildings, cut off power and left roads and homes underwater.
Northern Iowa, already flooded from storms over the previous two days, received another six inches of rain by late Tuesday night.
Winds up to 80 mph hit the town of Plover in northern Iowa on Tuesday night, destroying barns, bins and other property, Forster said. No injuries have been reported. Forster said his agency was investigating whether it was a tornado.
More than half of Cherokee in northwest Iowa was without electricity for part of Tuesday night after wires from a water tower fell on power lines. In other parts of town, water was seeping into homes through windows, prompting city crews to offer pumps to the most affected areas.
Similar scenes have occurred across the region since Sunday, when heavy rains first began falling. Between 6 and 10 inches of rain have fallen in some areas.
Across the border in southeastern Minnesota, weekend flooding killed at least seven people, damaged and destroyed thousands of homes and caused an untold amount of damage.
In southwest Wisconsin, thunderstorms swelled rivers and almost instantly turned low-lying areas into swamps. Emergency workers frantically evacuated hundreds of people in Sunday's wee hours as waters rose. "It's heart-wrenching, man,'' said Deb Holtz, 48, of Gays Mills, Wis., who found the furniture shop she runs with her husband coated with mud. "Makes me want to cry.''
President Bush said Tuesday that Minnesota would get some help. It was not immediately clear Tuesday whether Iowa would seek federal aid.
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NEW PREDICTION: 9/6/06 -- This event actually began as a dream and is discussed on the Master Dream Window. Finding a base 7 date to apply to this event was a challenge, but I think this may be it: August 2007. This will occur near the island of Aland or along the coast of Finland, triggering a crisis with the United States. It is unclear whether this will be an accident or if the US will fire upon the vessel. Likely it may be the latter, as I suspect this will be an actual Russian incursion into Aland or to establish bases on the Finnish coast.
Aland is currently hosting talks between Japan and Russia after Russian naval ships fired on Japanese fishing boats in the disputed Kuril Islands and killed one man (another minor Russian incursion has thus occurred already). Russia's activities in Finnish waters may also occur to stop further EU encroachment upon Karelia and northeastern Russia (where there has been rioting and ethnic fighting with Muslims).
In any event, this crisis will dominate the media as the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and possibly Iran take a back seat. People will have genuine dread that this is the start of a nuclear World War III. It will, however, be resolved peacefully.
Fire breaks out aboard Northern Fleet nuclear sub, killing 2
Charles Digges, Rashid
ST PETERSBURG - A fire broke out aboard a Victor-III class nuclear submarine belonging to the Russian Northern Fleet late on Wednesday killing two crew members, Northern Fleet naval officials told international news agencies Thursday morning. The fire occurred Wednesday night at 8:45 p.m. local time on the 671 RTM Victor-III class submarine K-414, Svyatoi Daniil Moskovsky, and was extinguished by midnight, the Interfax Russian news agency reported.
The Northern Fleet submarine, which was on routine patrol in Russia's northern and Arctic waters, was anchored off the North of the Rybachiy peninsula, one of continental Russias most northerly points, near the Norwegian border, when the blaze broke out, killing two and injuring one.
The sailors who perished were warrant office R. Shabanov,35, and seaman I. Etyuyev, 28. Russian naval officials supplied only the first initials of the dead crewmembers.
Other Russian naval vessels in the area were sent to the K-414's aid. After the fire was extinguished, the two dead sailors and the one injured seaman - who has not been named by naval officials - were delivered to a naval hospital. Shabanov and Etyuyev will undergo routine autopsies, Interfax said. Russian Navy's Commander Admiral Vladimir Masorin, in remarks reported on Rossiya Television's Vesti news programme, was perplexed that the sailors had not used the portable emergency breathing devices that are apparently standard emergency issue for submariners. He speculated that they had simply not had time to put them on. He was also quick to point out that the K-414 was long overdue for maintenance checks ...
"The fire aboard the sub was put out at about midnight," the Northern fleets chief information officer, Captain 1st rank Vladimir Navrotsky, told the Russian news website Gazeta.ru.
"It had broken out in the electric engineering section. The emergency shut-down system of the nuclear propulsion plant was activated. There is no nuclear pollution threat," Navrotsky continued. He added that: there were no strong flames as such on board. But the burning caused intense smoke haze that the crew could not deal with.
Bellona's Alexander Nikitin, a former military nuclear safety inspector and head of Bellona's office in St. Petersburg, concurred that the radiation situation was "not dangerous." The Victor class III submarine line operates on two PWR-type reactors.
Nonetheless, several of Russia's neighbors to the west complained that Russia had been sluggish to notify them of the incident. Admiral Masorin defended the decision to keep mum, saying to Interfax that: "We assessed the situation at once and took the decision not to notify neighboring states about the fire since there was no threat of a radiation leak." Bellona's Kudrik said Russia had not stalled, saying the event had been reported in a timely manner. Scandinavia woke up to early news reports about the accident ...
Alert on Russian nuclear submarine
July 27, 2007 1249 GMT (2049 HKT)
MOSCOW, Russia (Reuters) -- A surge in air pressure damaged a ballast tank on a Russian nuclear submarine during repairs but the incident was minor, Interfax news agency quoted a navy spokesman as saying on Friday.
The Kursk submarine sank in 2000 following two explosions on board.
The agency had earlier quoted an official in the local administration as saying there had been a small blast. Officials said there was no radiation leak but nearby Norway was checking for any increase in radioactivity in its region.
Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said there was no explosion and no one was hurt in the incident at a dockyard in the White Sea port of Severodvinsk. "The management of the (dockyard) ... considers the accident as minor," Interfax quoted Dygalo as saying. He said the damaged cistern will be soon repaired.
Interfax quoted the local environmental monitoring agency as saying that the background radioactive level in the area did not exceed natural levels. The atomic safety authority in nearby Norway said it was checking for any increase in radioactivity in its region but had no further comment ...
Twenty die in one of Russia's worst submarine accidents
Saturday, November 08, 2008
VLADIVOSTOK -- Twenty people were killed on board a Russian nuclear submarine, the navy said on Sunday, in an accident that exposed the gap between the Kremlin's ambitions and its military capability. The accident, which happened while the submarine was on sea trials in the Pacific Ocean, was the deadliest to hit Russia's navy since the Kursk nuclear submarine exploded beneath the Barents Sea in 2000, killing all 118 sailors on board.
Prosecutors investigating the latest incident said they suspected the victims died after inhaling a toxic gas used as a fire suppressant when the vessel's fire extinguishing systems went off unexpectedly. It was not clear why the portable breathing gear usually issued to Russian submarine crews did not save them. A navy spokesman said the nuclear reactor was not damaged and the vessel was now in port.
"Twenty people died," the Prosecutor-General's Office said in a statement. "Results of a preliminary investigation show that death occurred as a result of freon gas entering the lungs."
Twenty-one people were injured and taken to a military hospital in Vladivostok. Many of those on board were civilian workers from the shipyard that built the submarine.
Vera Sanzhonova said she
had driven to Bolshoi Kamen, the naval base where the
submarine was moored, to seek word on her husband, a
civilian technician who was on board. "I have not
received any news. My husband is neither on the list of
President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the Defence Ministry to carry out a full inquiry, the Kremlin press service said.
COMMENTS (2/18/09): A scenario very much like I projected did occur the day after I posted my prediction to the Northern Fleet's "St Daniel of Moscow." There was indeed a fire on board and it did occur near the border of Finland. It was too northerly, however, to be near the island of Aland. Also it does not appear there was any crisis with the US over it or US vessel involved. I am also pissed to see that this happened practically on the same day I made the prediction ... if it was not for Google search I would never have known. This event occurred eleven months premature.
Strangely enough, during the vector for August 2007, there was another incident reported one month earlier, in July, near Norway, but it was merely "a surge in air pressure" and "damaged ballast tank." Yet US and Russian tensions were very high all the same at that time, Putin was threatening to retaliate if the US put a missile defence base in Europe, especially in Poland, and also there was anger by the US, Canada, Norway, and Denmark over Russia planting a flag on the arctic floor and essentially claiming the North Pole region was now Russian territory.
Fifteen months later, in November 2008, with only another month to go before this prediction's timing would run out, came the worst nuclear submarine accident in Russian history since the Kursk in 2000. However, it was not an explosion but a toxic gas leak that proved to be so deadly. The location was also wrong as it occurred in the Pacific.
In any event, the fire on the St Daniel of Moscow in 2006, the incident that did occur near the projected vector in 2007, and the political and military tensions in 2007 together I believe make this a PREDICTION FULFILLED.
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NEW PREDICTION: 12/4/05 -- The civil war in Pakistan reaches a head in the autumn. Musharraf, if not overthrown or assassinated beforehand, is removed from power by December 2006. American intervention to aid Musharraf will fail and the Karzai regime in Afghanistan will fall to a new Taliban led, once again, by Mullah Omar.
This same month, the new leader of Pakistan, who will wear a white turban, comes to power. Almost immediately he will speak of creating an anschluss with neighbouring Afghanistan and going to war with India and its leader: the blue-turbaned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. This white turbaned leader might be Osama bin Laden or else an as of yet unknown Islamic Jehadi general or cleric.
The initial salvos of the war will occur when the Pakistani air force bombs targets in Kashmir and air fields in northwestern India. By 2007, it is not unlikely that nuclear weapons will be in use.
China and North Korea will likely support Pakistan and Afghanistan. The United States under Dick Cheney will back India in the conflict which will either begin the same month, December 2006, or not until August 2007.
This event may, in part, be the cause of a resumption of conflict between the US and China/North Korea in 2007. Russia may initially be neutral, but will likely also support India along with the United States.
Regarding Quatrain 2.2, France has enjoyed close ties in trade and defence with Pakistan since 1994 and has recently pursued good diplomatic relations with India since the election of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Some greater good will come to both nations from France, no doubt, prior to war, but what is not yet known.
AN EVENT STILL IN PROGRESS FROM WEDNESDAY (11/26/08):
Multiple Terrorist Attack On Mumbai, India
After a good looking over of my predictions for 2007 and 2008 I can say I find ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that squarely predicts the Multiple Terrorist Attack On Mumbai in India ... which currently runs at a death toll of 195 and injured of 300. HOWEVER, it would appear that the base 7 system may have been beating around the bush suggesting an event of this type. One prediction, that appears on 2008 (Part Two), is entitled "Terrorists Bomb Railway Station in Italy" and the vector was set for August 2008. As it turns part of the multiple attack on Mumbai included a bloody assault by terrorists with machine guns on Western tourists in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station. I have not been able to determine the number of casualties at the station, but CNN Cable News said the number was high when last I looked. No reports online will distinguish the casualties in one targeted location from another but, rather, lump the toll of dead and injured from all the targeted locations together (currently ten locations) as the scene still remains chaotic. Also, listed above of the events not yet posted is "Italian Airport or Air Base Bombed" with a vector set for December 2008. Apparently an airport in Mumbai was bombed, but it has not been reported if there were any casualties.
India, of course, is not the same thing as Italy, so this can only be yet another example of a geographical migration of an existing trend (in this case from Italy to India) ... a phenomenon in the base 7 system I have never been able to figure out.
The attackers arrived in boats which makes one look twice at the previously unposted prediction above entitled, "Luxury Cruise Ship Catches Fire in Indian Ocean or Pacific, Terrorism Suspected." Interestingly enough the vector was set for November 2008 which is spot on time-wise. If yet another case of geographical migration of an existing trend (in this case from the Indian Ocean to India, "the Pacific" being an add-on in the title in what was a failed attempt to arrive at the new migration location), this may loosely apply to the bombings and fires at the hotels in Mumbai, including the famous Taj Mahal Hotel.
Another unposted prediction, this one intended for last year in November 2007, was that there would be a hostage crisis affecting Americans in the Middle East (based on the Iranian Hostage Crisis which began in November 1979). This is important to know since it is being reported that there are hostages being held in the hotels. Such a crisis occurring again in the familiar nations where such an outcome is most likely to happen (ie., certain of the Middle East "rogue states" like Syria or Iran or countries in turmoil like Iraq or Pakistan) seemed most unlikely since America would never allow tourists into such places. But I never considered India ... or Western tourists other than Americans (and there appears to be a few US citizens along with Europeans caught up in this event when last I checked).
In closing, this attack, aside from the hostage taking, most reminds me of the Terrorist Bombings in Bali, Indonesia which occurred on October 13, 2002. In that attack, 183 people in two very popular Bali nightclubs frequented by Westerners and Australians were killed by Al Qaeda terrorists. I was to post on the 2009 (Part Five) page a repetition of this event occurring in either the Pacific or Indian subcontinent with a vector of October 2009. Now I must do so mindful that this attack in Mumbai may be a potential early fulfillment ... prematurely fulfilled by eleven months.
As tension between Pakistan and India increases in the aftermath of this attack, it is very important to be aware that I predicted a war between both countries, a war that would turn nuclear, would break out in August 2007 on 2007 (Part Two) entitled "Pakistan Goes To War With India -- Conflict Between the Blue Turban and White Turban Begins." If I was premature in my projections, global war may begin exactly where the Hopi Indians said it might (India, Tibet, China):
FLASH: Mumbai: PM blames 'outsiders' as battles rage
CNN International: 'Indian PM Manmohan Singh suggests the group behind the Mumbai terrorist attacks is based outside the country as police battle to release hostages the day after more than 100 people were killed.'
I don't want to speculate too hard on the "outsiders" and "based outside the country" remarks, but it sounds like a pretext for a war between India and Pakistan is possibly being created. See my prediction for such a war developing (I originally thought it might begin last year) on 2007 (Part Two).
UPDATE: It would appear I was correct to be concerned about this developing into an Indo-Pakistan War. The latest reports are that India is blaming Pakistan for the terrorist attacks in Mumbai:
attacks: India fury at Pakistan as bloody siege is crushed -
president warns India not to over-react - November 29.
attacks: India points the finger at Pakistan - November 28.
points finger at Pakistan - November 27.
The following video highlights the serious danger that now lurks for conflict on the Indian subcontinent and central Asia:
REACTION TO PROBLEM OF GEOGRAPHICAL MIGRATION FROM ITALY TO INDIA AND OTHER POINTS
To: "Mike" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: India and Pakistan 2001
Date: Friday, November 28, 2008 3:33 AM
Hi Mike, India and Italy are both 5 letters and that may have blurred things. India used to be called Indus and in numerology Indus and Italy have the same life path number of 22. I pulled this from Wikpedia, it's within 7 years damn near to the day:
The 2001-2002 India-Pakistan standoff was a military standoff between India and Pakistan that resulted in the amassing of troops on either side of the International Border (IB) and along the Line of Control (LoC) in the region of Kashmir. This was the second major military standoff between India and Pakistan following the successful detonation of nuclear devices by both countries in 1998 and the most recent standoff between the nuclear rivals. The other had been the Kargil War.
Offensive military build up was initiated by India in response to a militant attack on the Indian Parliament on December 13, 2001 during which fourteen people, including the five men who attacked the building, were killed. India claimed that the attacks were carried out by two Pakistan based militant groups fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), both of whom, were backed by Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, a charge Pakistan denied. In the Western media, coverage of the standoff focused on the possibility of a nuclear war between the two countries and the implications of the potential conflict on the United States-led War on Terrorism. Tensions de-escalated following international diplomatic mediation which resulted in the October 2002 withdrawal of Indian and Pakistani troops from the International Border.
Hang in there and hope you had a plentiful Thanksgiving, Shelley
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Thanks for sharing the numerological relationship between India and Italy - I wasn't aware of that. This may also explain why the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi who was later assassinated, married an Italian-born woman, Sonia Gandhi, who is now the leader of the Congress Party and who also was elected Prime Minister only to turn down the position. Her daughter, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is half-Italian obviously, may instead be the future Prime Minister of India one day.
It would appear that Nostradamus was aware of this relationship between Italy and India since he prophesied that one day its leader would be a woman with Italian blood!
Yes, it is true India and Pakistan came close to war in December 2001 and over the early months of 2002. Indeed, I checked my archives and found that on the 2001 (Part Two) page I predicted a war would break out between India and China (but not Pakistan) in October 2001 .. and this near conflict is discussed by me there as it unfolded.
I would be very concerned then about what the Indian reaction to the ongoing events in Mumbai will be. I did predict that India and Pakistan would go to war in 2007, and it could obviously happen this year instead. If the pretext for such a near conflict in 2001 was a singular attack on the Indian parliament that technically killed only nine people, what sort of pretext does this current series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai set for a real war developing??
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, and I hope you had a safe Black Friday (nasty business at that Long Island dept store, eh?)
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NEW PREDICTION: 2/15/07 -- Which side is responsible is hard to say. Which war is also hard to say. Which chemical is hard to say. It could be another "white phosphorous" attack like what happened in Fallujah by US troops back in 2004. The gruesome results of the substance can be seen above (quite similar to the described results of the "yellow dust" Alois Irlmaier predicts will be used against Russian soldiers during an Eastern invasion of Europe during World War III). Then again, this could be an Iraqi al-Qaeda terrorist attack, an Iranian chemical attack against US forces or Iraqi forces, or attacks between beligerants in Africa. August 2007 or thereabouts.
Toxic gas latest insurgent weapon
POSTED: 1109 GMT (1909 HKT), February 22, 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Deadly and debilitating chlorine gas has been added to the arsenal of weapons fueling the explosive insurgency in Iraq with chemical attacks leaving at least 12 dead and more than 200 hospitalized in the past week.
An Interior Ministry official told CNN Thursday that the toxic yellow-green gas was a main component in Wednesday's bomb attack near a hospital in southwestern Baghdad's Bayaa neighborhood. Six people were killed and more than 70 were hospitalized with respiratory problems caused by the noxious gas.
On Tuesday a bomb hidden on board a tanker carrying chlorine gas exploded outside a restaurant in Taji, north of Baghdad, killing six people. At least 140 people were either injured by the blast or sickened by the fumes.
A third chlorine bomb attack occurred in late January. According to the U.S. military, a suicide bomber drove a dump truck loaded with a chlorine tank and explosives into an emergency response unit compound in Ramadi. No one appeared to be hurt from the chlorine gas, military said, but 16 people were killed in the blast.
The use of gas is a chilling echo of deadly strikes employed by the regime of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein against his enemies both in and outside Iraq.
Among these was a 1988 attack on the northern Iraqi town of Halabja, where according to U.S. State Department accounts, 5,000 people were killed when Iraqi warplanes attacked the town with bombs containing the nerve gases Sarin and VX. The attacks formed part of the list of crimes against humanity for which Hussein was tried and hanged last year.
It is as yet unknown whether the chlorine attacks are the start of a new trend in Iraq, where suicide car bombs and improvised explosives claim a daily death toll. CNN is attempting to contact the U.S. military for a statement on the two attacks.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, exposure to chlorine gas can cause difficulty in breathing, coughing, burning in the nose, throat and eyes, nausea and vomiting.
One of the most commonly manufactured chemicals in the United States, chlorine was employed by the military during World War I as a choking agent, the CDC said.
Chlorine, once pressurized and cooled, changes into a liquid that, when released, turns into a rapidly spreading gas, according to the CDC ...
COMMENTS (2/23/07): It was Saddam's use of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war that was partly the basis for this prediction. Earliest reported use of nerve gas and mustard gas that incurred heavy casualties against attacking Iranian soldiers occurred during February 1986. However, it was the discharge of deadly chemicals from Lake Cameroon that killed over 1200 in August 1986 that was the basis for the high number reflected in this prediction ("At least 1000"). As a result, this required that the prediction consider one of the northeast African conflicts as a secondary possibility for the event. Lebanon was a rationalisation as a third possible location, based on recent crises both civil and international.
The base 7 vector of August 2007 was adjusted in favour of the Cameroon incident due to the high number of casualties. However, as we can see, it is the earlier February 2007 vector (based on the first CW attacks by Iraq against Iran in February 1986) that has been repeated.
It remains a possibility that deaths approaching 1000 or higher could occur in Iraq by August 2007 (or use of chemicals elsewhere, such as Africa, Lebanon, Israel, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, or by terrorists against the United States). In any event, we can only consider this prediction PARTIALLY FULFILLED due to the low number of casulaties incurred by use of chlorine gas thus far (12 dead, 200 injured).
Iraq gas attack makes hundreds ill
POSTED: 2121 GMT (0521 HKT), March 17, 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Suicide bombers detonated three chlorine-filled trucks in Anbar province, the U.S. military said Saturday. The attacks killed two police officers and sickened about 350 Iraqis and six coalition force members, the military said.
The bombs went off in three hours Friday afternoon and evening in three different locations: a checkpoint north of Ramadi, Anbar's capital; Amiriya, about 10 miles south of Falluja; and the Albu Issa region just south of Falluja.
About 250 Iraqis were sickened by chlorine in Albu Issa and 100 in Amiriya. A coalition service member and an Iraqi were injured at the checkpoint near Ramadi, and two police officers were killed in Amiriya. The bomber who struck near Ramadi used a pickup truck, and the other two bombers were in dump trucks.
Suicide car bombers have used chlorine as a weapon five times in the past two months in Sunni-dominated Anbar. The province has been a hub for Sunni militants, including those supportive of the group al Qaeda in Iraq.
Soon after two chlorine bomb attacks last month, the military discovered a car bomb factory in Anbar and found a supply of chlorine cylinders there. At the time, Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, U.S. military spokesman, called the mixing of chemicals and explosives "a change in tactics" and a "crude attempt to raise the terror level."
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to chlorine gas can cause coughing; difficulty in breathing; burning in the nose, throat and eyes; nausea and vomiting. One of the most commonly manufactured chemicals in the United States, chlorine was employed by the military during World War I as a choking agent, the CDC said.
When chlorine gas is pressurized and cooled, it changes into a liquid; when it's released, it turns back into a gas and spreads rapidly, according to the CDC ...
NEWS: Gas-Laden Bombs Sicken Hundreds in Iraq - March 17, 2007.
COMMENTS (3/19/07): This event lifts the "partially fullfilled" status of this prediction to some degree, however by how much is not yet clear. Obviously, there is a long way to go before the details of this prediction are fully met. Even so, this event and the one that preceded it, together, can hardly be considered mere "foreshadowing" either.
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NEW PREDICTION: 10/4/06 -- I know, you say we have already had some. But not like the one that is coming on or near August 2007. The one that impacted in Norway, for example, unleashed only 3% of the explosive force of the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima. For all of that, it made a rather unimpressive-looking crater/indentation on the side of a hill.
Thus far, the only fireball to concern astronomers in the same way they are concerned about close calls from asteroids, was the one that passed over the US and Canada in 1972. It was large enough, according to scientists, to vapourise a large city had it hit. Luckily, instead, it left earth's orbit and travelled back out into space.
This one on or near August 2007 will be the first of many mega-fireballs capable of vapourising a US city and, likewise, will be observed over the US and Canada.
Eventually, in July 2008, one of these will hit the Aegean/Ionian seas, but by that time it will be nearly the size of a mile-round asteroid. That is assuming the asteroid that hits in 2008 is not Toutatis, but one of these. It is also possible a few of these will vapourise a city or cause unbelievable flooding. I saw an example of one of these "tidal storms" in a dream I had on August 17, 2006, that I will hopefully relate to you in the very near future. I believe it took place in 2008 during a time of major naval battles. This tidal storm was very terrifying.
As Planet X grows nearer, and for a period after it has passed, this phenomenon will increase, as will also another phenomenon discussed by a number of prophets (John the Revelator, Nostradamus, the Seer of Waldviertel, Ursula Southiel, and others) called "fire from the sky." More on that later.
Meteor Brings Back Memories of the Great Daylight Fireball of 1972
By Bill Vaughn, 2-19-08
note: This story was cross-posted from Bill Vaughns site,
from Washington to Montana reported seeing a huge blue fireball
the sky at around 6:30 a.m. on February 19. According to the Federal Aviation
Administration, the streak of light was a meteor, which apparently caused no
damage when it hit the middle of nowhere near State Route 26 in
Adams County, Washington.
spectacular and spooky, celestial fireworks like this one are not
Theyve been recorded on stone, tapestry and paper for thousands of years.
Its only a matter of time until a piece of the space junk that causes
these pyrotechnics wipes us out, a fate weve worked so hard to earn.
most memorable fireball sighting was on the afternoon of August
10, 1972, a
calm, clear and hot daya dog day, a perfect day to fish. For me, it would turn
out to be the crowning day of a memorable year ...
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|Prince Harry||Prince William||Prince Philip||Prince Charles|
NEW PREDICTION: 4/28/06 -- Hopefully, this will not occur; but the danger is real according to my base 7 system. A senior member of the House of Windsor is in danger of being assassinated by Al Qaeda or other Muslim terrorist groups. Either that or a younger member, possibly Prince Harry, may be killed performing military service. The vector of greatest peril is August/September 2007.
For the elder royals, one with a strong military background, such as Philip, Andrew, and Charles, is at greater risk. Lord Louis Mountbatten beckons with his dead hand to Philip and Charles from Shadow V. For the younger, if Harry or William are in service, they risk being mortally wounded. Harry is in greater danger of being injured near the spleen; William of dying from a fatal head wound. The name William in particular is portended. Prince William of Gloucester raises a dead hand in salute from his Piper Cherokee Arrow. Oh, what horrors do echo from 1972 and 1979.
COMMENTS (3/22/09): Death threats by militants against Prince Harry caused his mission in Iraq to be concluded. In a "Prince and the Pauper" type of coincidence, one of Harry's closest friends was killed in Iraq instead. This was a PREDICTION THWARTED. Hmmm... add to that death threats against Camilla and a man breaking into Charles' home with a pitchfork???
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prediction appeared on the Overview and Updates page
(Second Home page) in time for Halloween 2006. It remained
on the page for several days:
October 31, 2006: A potential and rare 119-year cycle may usher in a renewal of the infamous White Chapel murders in 2007, the location in London where Jack the Ripper stalked and murdered five prostitutes during a three-month reign of terror in 1888. The slayings so horrified the public that author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle swore he would never use them as a basis of any plot for his famous Sherlock Holmes detective series.
What makes the 119-year cycle so fearful is that it is also partly a lunar cycle, the last number being "19."
Already, one year premature, a serial killer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan has killed six prostitutes in a manner similar to the Ripper. One can only hope that this is an example of "translocation" and that Europe, in particular England, is not beset once more with the ghost of history's most notorious of serial killers.
The 'Tashkent Ripper:'
New Jack The Ripper Slaughters 6 Prostitutes
Created: 05.09.2006 16:13 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 16:18 MSK, 10 hours 40 minutes ago
Within the past three weeks, a mysterious maniac already nicknamed the new Jack the Ripper has killed six prostitutes in the city of Karshi in Uzbekistan.
The killer follows his victims at work in night hours and cuts their throats with a knife, a source in the law-enforcement agencies told Rosbalt agency.
Police units search undercover brothels and troubled city districts on a daily basis, but no traces of the maniac have been found.
Most of the prostitutes in town are girls coming from surrounding smaller villages to earn money. The names of the victims are kept secret, and the media has been advised to keep quiet to avoid mass panic.
The police have warned local sex workers to halt activities.
The specific vector for a new Jack the Ripper case occurring in England is August-November 2007. In addition, possible copycat murders or more murders by the same person may occur in July-September 2008. If this killer is anything like the original Jack the Ripper, he will never be apprehended, indeed, his identity may never be conclusively established. Again, the victims will likely be prostitutes. As to whether or not the MO will be the same is not certain (ie, strangling or shooting rather than using a knife). He will, nevertheless, inspire fear in the manner of the Whitechapel murders, even if the method is different.
As of December 11, 2006, it appears that a fulfilling of the prediction has occurred in England, the scene of the original and infamous 1888 events:
December 11, 2006 (8:25 AM EST): The above was to be posted on the 2007 page, and will be in a short while.
The reason for bringing this matter up has to do with what appears to be three linked murders of prostitutes in Suffolk, England. I have a feeling this projected event is now taking place eight months early. As I made this prediction publicly on October 31, 2006 and the first body was only discovered early this month (December), I consider this valid enough to post to the 2007 (Part Two) page.
The victims thus far:
|Gemma Adams, aged 25, was last seen on 15 November, body found on 2 December||Tania Nicol, aged 19, disappeared on 30 October, body found on 8 December||The third victim is not yet identified, the woman's body found on 11 December|
The bodies have all been discovered naked; those of Adams and Nicol were found in a stream, the body of the third woman in woods. The authorities have not revealed the cause of death, only to say that they appear to be linked. If this case is anything like Whitechapel, there will be at least two, possibly three more bodies found over the next three months. The murderer may be expected to boast of his crimes to police at any time now.
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UPDATED December 12, 2006 (3:55 AM EST): Reporters and law enforcement officials are beginning to claim the three murders as being the work of a serial killer. As I predicted, the local populace is now terrified as comparisons are being drawn between this killer and "Jack the Ripper" and also Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper." Several news leaks have indicated that the women were either strangled, suffocated, or both. There are now two additional missing prostitutes feared dead: Paula Clennell (below, right inset) and Annette Nicholls. It is not yet known if the third body found was one of the two missing women.
Here are a sample of the headlines from 11 and 12 December:
New Jack the Ripper in England (TLTnews): "BBC reports, a body of a third prostitute has been discovered in Suffolk town."
Red-Light Ripper feared (The Daily Telegraph): "POLICE hunting the killers of three prostitutes whose bodies were discovered in the same area said today two other sex workers were missing, as fears grow that a serial murderer is on loose."
Ripper hunt: now police on alert for fifth missing girl (This is London): "Police hunting a Ripper-style killer revealed that three prostitutes had been murdered and that two more were missing. Suffolk Police said all prostitutes alone in Ipswich at night were now "in danger".
Gemma Adams, 25, of Ipswich, vanished in the early hours of November 15. Her naked body was found in a stream at nearby Hintlesham on December 2. Tania Nicol, 19, also of Ipswich, disappeared on October 30. Her naked body was found in a pond at nearby Copdock on December 8. A third prostitute - a woman in her 20s, not yet named by police - was found dead in a wood at nearby Nacton yesterday. She was also naked."
UK police fear serial killer in prostitute case (Sun2Surf): "British police feared a serial killer could be on the loose after finding the naked bodies of three prostitutes and reports a fourth was missing on Monday. Britain has a history of killers targeting prostitutes. The most notorious was the 19th century murderer dubbed "Jack the Ripper", who was blamed for the deaths of five prostitutes in east London in 1888 but was never found.
The most prolific was Peter Sutcliffe, dubbed the "Yorkshire Ripper", who murdered 13 women, mainly prostitutes, in northern England between 1975 and 1980 before he was caught.
In the latest case, three dead women have been found within a few km of each other over the past nine days near the port town of Ipswich in eastern England. Police said there were striking similarities in the murders..."
Serial Killer Hunt As Third Hooker Found - Beast brings terror to red light district (The Daily Record): A SERIAL killer targeting prostitutes may have claimed his third victim in a matter of weeks. Police sources said she was a known prostitute, believed to be in her 20s. Forensic teams are conducting tests to discover how Tania and Gemma died. There were no obvious signs of injury on their naked bodies, suggesting they were either strangled or suffocated.
If this is is a repeat of an 119-year base 7 cycle (7 x 17), with an 19-year lunar cycle inclusive, then I would expect to find some other startling comparisons, perhaps with the victims themselves. As it turns out, there are some name sound matches already:
The first Jack the Ripper victim, murdered in August 1888, was Martha Tabram (also known as Emma Turner, maiden name Martha White). Note the name sound match between her and the first Suffolk victim discovered, Gemma Adams: (Emma - Gemma for first names and Tabram - Adams for last).
More eerie, the second Ripper victim: Mary Ann Nichols, alias Mary Ann Walker, and nicknamed "Polly," murdered August 1888. Note striking comparison to the second Suffolk victim's name, Tania Nicol (Nichols - Nicol, almost the same llast name, and Ann and Tania).
It is frightening. The first two victims of this serial killer have nearly the same names as the first two Jack the Ripper victims.
The two other missing women that are named, thus far, are Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls. One can immediately see the similarity between Polly and Paula.
The Ripper's third victim, Annie Chapman, killed in September 1888, and Mary Ann Nichols again (August 1888), together, are a good match for Annette Nicholls (Annie - Annette are quite simillaar first names, and again we have the repeat of the name Nichols - Nicholls).
Mary Jane Kelly, murdered November 1888, has some dyslexic similarity with the name Clennell (Kelly - Clennell).
Again, the identity of third body has not yet been revealed.
Other Ripper victims' names that could possibly help to avert other murders by name sound recognition are: Elizabeth Stride (maiden name Elisabeth Gustafsdotter, nicknamed "Long Liz"), Catherine Eddowes (used the aliases "Kate Conway" and "Mary Ann Kelly," and Mary Jane Kelly (again! Kelly also called herself "Marie Jeanette Kelly" and "Ginger"), and Rose Mylett (aka Catherine Mylett, Catherine Millett, Elizabeth "Drunken Lizzie" Davis, "Fair" Alice Downey or simply "Fair Clara"). Mylett has the distinction of being the Ripper's only strangled victim, murdered "by a cord drawn tightly round the neck." There are two other dubious Ripper victims, one who survived (and probably self-afflicted) and the other a nameless female torso.
Again, if the police have any hope of finding Paula Clennell alive they had better work fast since she shares the Jack the Ripper victim name of Polly.
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UPDATED December 13, 2006 (2:30 AM EST): The situation is moving faster than I can keep up. The body count is now five, with Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls, the two missing prostitutes, suspected to be the latest victims found. Again, the situation is the same, both bodies were found naked and police remain mum as to cause of death. The exception is the case of the third woman, now identified as Anneli Alderton (spelling varies as her name is also reported as Annelli Alderton). Police admit that she was strangled. As I pointed out above, Jack the Ripper allegedly strangled one of his victims. Whilst cause of death is still being kept secret in the case of the two others, one news leak suggests authorities suspect some sort of poisoning.
Another report suggests strangling or some other sort of asphyxiation cannot be ruled in or out due to the sad state of the bodies, and that it could be weeks before forensic specialists know for sure how death occurred. Alderton's body was relatively "fresh" compared to the bodies of Adams and Nicol who had been missing and likely dead roughly a month, and in water, when found.
Third dead prostitute was strangled, Tue Dec 12, 2006: LONDON (Reuters) - "Police hunting a possible serial killer targeting prostitutes in and around Ipswich named a third victim on Tuesday and said the 24-year-old had been strangled. The naked body of Anneli Alderton was discovered in woodland to the east of the city on Sunday. She had last been seen alive on a train a week earlier. Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull said a post mortem carried out last night showed Alderton's cause of death was asphyxiation. 'It appears she was strangled,' he told reporters. 'Further tests are being carried out to discover more exact details about how Anneli died. At this stage, it is not known if she had been sexually assaulted.'"
The killer is now being called "The Suffolk Ripper" and "The Suffolk Strangler" and Ipswich is in a state of hysteria reminiscent of the Whitechapel killings in 1888. Now comparisons are being made quite boldly between The Suffolk Ripper and the notorious Jack the Ripper, just as I said would happen. Police say the killer is taunting them by dumping two bodies at one location. The official body count is now matched with Jack the Ripper's "official" body count of five victims. As there are no more missing prostitutes of mention, it is possible that this is the end of the killings and that the murderer will never be caught.
However, after another reviewing of the Jack the Ripper case, I believe it is possible another four victims during the August to December 1888 period that were not attributed to him were, in fact, his doing. Police came to disregard the others because the MO somehow was different. Yet the killers of the other four women, if not the work of Jack, as well as killers of additional prostitutes murdered during a summer 1889 spree, were never caught either. Catherine Mylette's death in December 1888 was discounted because she was the only one in the lot who was strangled; yet today Scotland Yard is not discounting the one strangling victim, Anneli Alderton, because they have found other aspects of her murder that matches the others.
I would point out that the name sounds discussed in the last update above remain consistent in the case of Anneli Alderton. The third Jack the Ripper victim, Annie Chapman (aka Eliza Ann Smith, nicknamed "Dark Annie"), killed in September 1888, has a match (Annie - Anneli). Personally, I wwould not be surprised if this serial killer is selecting his victims by name to nearly match the names of Jack the Ripper's victims and slaying them more or less in the same order as in 1888. He apparently has dispatched his "Polly" (Paula Clennell) now also.
And here is where things become even more bizarre. A recent photo of Paula Clennell (above left) shows her dressed in typical 1880's hooker fashion. It seems that even the times of Jack the Ripper are being recreated.
On the basis of all that has transpired, I must claim that this is a PREDICTION FULFILLED in that I predicted just this sort of series of murders on Halloween, October 31, 2006, that they would occur in England, and that they would evoke the memory of Jack the Ripper and the slayings around Whitechapel in 1888 and 1889. The only thing wrong with the prediction is that it is being fulfilled eight months premature.
Although there have been no mutilations, it is a remarkable coincidence, if that, that there has been but one strangling to stand out. This causes one to wonder if one of the next victims, if any, will be found as a body portion (a torso or head) and possibly never identified. This would bring us to something like the "Whitehall Mystery", another murder committed in October 1888 some attribute to Jack the Ripper, where a female torso, sans the head, was found in the basement of the police headquarters at Whitehall. In such an instance, the body part would likely be found in woods or the river (or other body of water).
Thus, there may be three more victims of the Suffolk killer before he stops, only to resume again in summer/autumn 2007 with a spree of three to five more prostitutes. Of course, he may choose to get careless and keep escalating the body count. But if he does, there is a chance of capture since one of the Ripper' victims, Annie Farmer, managed to escape after having her throat partially slit. Although she was not able to adequately identify her assailant and the Ripper wasn't caught, this killer might if he gets sloppy.
The victims thus far:
|Gemma Adams, aged 25, last seen on 15 November, body found on 2 December||Tania Nicol, aged 19, disappeared on 30 October, body found on 8 December||Anneli Alderton, aged 24, was found strangled in woods on 10 December|
Five bodies found in prostitute killings case
POSTED: 1926 GMT (0326 HKT), December 12, 2006
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- British police hunting a possible serial killer targeting prostitutes said they had found two more bodies on Tuesday and that they believed five sex workers had now been found dead in the last ten days.
The head of the small local police force said his detectives were facing an "unprecedented" investigation as they attempted to solve five murders in and around Ipswich in eastern England. "I can confirm this afternoon two bodies have been found," said Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull.
He said the bodies were probably those of missing prostitutes Paula Clennell, 24, who has not been seen since Saturday, and of 29-year-old Annette Nicholls, who has been missing for at least a week. "The natural assumption that these are the two missing women Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell. That's an assumption and that's yet to be confirmed," he told reporters.
The bodies were found in the Nacton area to the east of the town close to where the naked body of Anneli Alderton, 24, was discovered in woodland on Sunday.
A walker found the first naked woman's body about 20 feet from a road. Just 40 minutes later, a police helicopter crew member sent to the scene spotted a second body a few hundred yards from the first.
The fast-moving developments and the rapid discovery of so many victims has terrified locals in the provincial town in eastern England and raised fears that another "Ripper" targeting prostitutes is on the loose.
The most notorious such killer was the 19th century murderer known as "Jack the Ripper", who was blamed for the deaths of five prostitutes in east London in 1888 but was never found.
The most prolific was Peter Sutcliffe, called the "Yorkshire Ripper", who murdered 13 women, mainly prostitutes, in northern England from 1975 to 1980 before he was caught.
"No one has ever had to deal with this before," said Alastair McWhirter, chief constable of Suffolk Police. "If you think back to the Yorkshire Ripper, that was over weeks and months that those murders took place. This is unprecedented and we are dealing with it," he added.
The massive police inquiry began on December 2 when the body of Gemma Adams, 25, was found in a stream in the west of the town. Police divers then discovered 19-year-old Tania Nicol in the same stretch of water on December 8.
Officers are still only officially linking these two murders but say there are similarities with the death of the third prostitute Alderton. She was found strangled but there were no signs that Adams and Nicol were asphyxiated.
Police have warned prostitutes to stay off the streets and women have been advised not to go out alone. Earlier on Tuesday, Gull said he believed sex workers might have vital information that could help identify the murderer. "I am convinced the working prostitutes in Ipswich probably hold the key as to who is responsible," he said.
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UPDATED December 14, 2006 (11:55 PM EST): The MO has now been confirmed: all five women died from strangulation or suffocation. Thus, The Suffolk Strangler would be the proper name for this killer. Today, Paula Clennell, was officially identified as victim four, and it was determined that she died from "compression to the neck." Strangulation or suffocation by a method yet unknown has finally been confirmed as the cause of death of Gemma Adams and Tania Nicol. Likewise in the case of the fifth body, yet to be officially identified as that of Annette Nicholls.
Ipswich Ripper strangled or suffocated all five victims (Scotsman.com News - UK), Thu 14 Dec 2006: "THE five victims of the Ipswich Ripper were all suffocated or strangled and left naked but for their jewellery, it was reported today. It is understood that the distinctive traits of the murders have led police to rule out the possibility that he has struck before. That includes the 1992 murder of Natalie Pearman in nearby Norwich, whose mother Lin was reported today to have been contacted by police. Police confirmed today that the fourth woman found died as a result of 'compression to the neck.' "
As I mentioned above in the previous update, I suspected that this would be the likely cause and that it had only been determined quickly in the case of Anneli Alderton because her body was still relatively "fresh" compared to those of Adams and Nicol. Clearly, Paula Clennell's body was as intact as Alderton's.
The comparisons in the media between the Ipswich Strangler's slayings and those of the infamous Jack the Ripper continue to be made. Even more startling, at this time, of all times, a composite computer sketch of Jack the Ripper has finally been made, based on records of eye witness accounts made over 100 years ago, and only now released to the public. How strange that he has been evoked at such a time as this. One more reason why my prediction of 31 October holds as true.
Police also believe they have a description of a potential suspect: a dark-haired chubby man, with glasses, who was seen picking up Anneli Alderton in a blue BMW. That is not to say they have the suspect in custody, and perhaps they never will if he is as media-focused as they believe him to be. Also, if his intention was to match Jack the Ripper's "official" tally of five victims, he has achieved his goal and can now make his escape to France. It may be that he is not even a citizen of the UK. Allow me to explain:
A viewer brought this report to my attention the other day: 'Ipswich Ripper' Prostitute Murder Investigators Eye Atlantic City Cases for Possible Link (AP), December 13, 2006: "The bodies of five women, all known prostitutes, have turned up in the past 11 days in Ipswich. The latest discoveries came Tuesday, when the bodies of two women were found at the side of a busy road on the outskirts of town. In Atlantic City, police continue their investigation into the seemingly ritualistic murders of four prostitutes whose bodies were found in a watery ditch behind a seedy motel outside the gambling mecca. The bodies were found within a few hundred feet of each other, all face down in several inches of water, heads turned east toward Atlantic City wearing clothes, but no shoes or socks.
At least one of the victims died of strangulation; another, officials said, died by asphyxia "by unspecified means." Based on the decomposition of their bodies, authorities believe the women died on different days, from two days to up to a month before their bodies were discovered. The known similarities of the Ipswich and Atlantic City cases are: The victims all are known prostitutes. They range in age from 19-42, with most being in their 20s. Autopsies have determined that three of the nine victims died of strangulation or asphyxiation. Official cause of death is pending on two of the Atlantic City victims, and four of the Ipswich women."
To this, I made the following observation:
One of the theories regarding Jack the Ripper was that he was actually an American. I forgot the suspect's name, but he was said to be the leader of a spiritualist cult in New York State around the Rochester area. Back in the 1800s, New York State, especially the city of Buffalo, was supposed to be the spiritualist centre of the United States, if not the world. According to what I read, this fellow had dealings with the occult groups in New York. He traveled to London shortly before the time of the Whitechapel murders and then returned to America at the time the slayings stopped. Scotland Yard was aware of this person, considered him a potential suspect, and even knew he left the country. Cannot understand why they did not take him in for questioning. Anyway, he is supposed to be buried in a Rochester cemetery.
So, this begs the question: is the Suffolk Strangler even a citizen of the UK? I note Ipswich is very near the English channel and it would be no problem for this fellow to ferry over to France. Could he even be a US citizen (as some believe Jack the Ripper might have been)? And could the Atlantic City murders have been 'practise' for what is occurring now in Suffolk?
We may know soon or we may never know. There are no more missing prostitutes, so new murders grow increasingly unlikely. Good news for the red light community of Ipswich; bad news for police facing the prospect of a cooling trail. Will the Suffolk Strangler disappear forever like a phantom into the foggy night of East England or will he strike again in 2007 in an effort to match Jack the Ripper's "unofficial" tally of terror before vanishing for all time? The latter prospect may be the only hope Scotland Yard has of capturing one of the most atrocious serial killers in history. Meantime the photos of Paula Clennell and the other Ipswich victims will haunt future generations as assuredlly as Mary Jane Kelly and the other Ripper victims have done for the last 118 years.
The victims thus far:
Prostitutes 'killed in same way'
POSTED: 1730 GMT (0130 HKT), December 14, 2006
Two of five victims murdered in strikingly similar ways before being dumped
Witness saw one of victims getting a blue BMW car driven by chubby man
Police receive 5,500 telephone calls and 1,000 emails from the public
IPSWICH, England (Reuters) -- Two of the five victims of a serial killer targeting prostitutes in eastern England were murdered in strikingly similar ways before their naked bodies were dumped, police said on Thursday.
Anneli Alderton, 24, was strangled and Paula Clennell, also 24, was killed by "compression to the neck," detectives said.
Five bodies have been found in less than two weeks around Ipswich, spreading fear in the usually quiet town in the county of Suffolk. The murderer has been dubbed the Suffolk Strangler although the precise way all the women died is yet to be established.
The case has echoes of those involving the 19th century prostitute killer Jack the Ripper, who was never found, and Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper. He killed 13 women, mainly prostitutes, in northern England between 1975 and 1980.
Police believe Clennell was last seen shortly after midnight on Sunday. The bodies of Clennell and another woman, thought to be sex worker Annette Nicholls, 29, were discovered near Ipswich on Tuesday.
A post-mortem on Clennell, a mother of three, confirmed she died from pressure to the neck. "Her death is being treated as murder," Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull told a news conference.
Detectives said they were aware that a witness believed she was among the last to see Alderton getting into a blue BMW late last week. Her body was found on Sunday. The sighting was made by another prostitute, one of the few still working the streets in Ipswich's red-light district.
"A blue BMW went into the car park and Anneli went up to it and got in and it drove out," said the woman, named as Lou. "I think that was the last time she was seen. The driver was chubby, with glasses and dark hair," she told the Daily Telegraph.
Police appealed for help in finding the women's clothes. They have received 5,500 telephone calls and 1,000 emails from the public. A huge police inquiry began on December 2 when the body of Gemma Adams, 25, was found in a stream near Ipswich. Police found 19-year-old Tania Nicol's body in the same stream on December 8.
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Fifth victim was on Friday identified as missing prostitute Annette Nicholls.
CNN, December 15, 2006: "The detective leading the hunt for the killer of five prostitutes in eastern England has said officers have a 'number' of suspects despite few obvious signs of a breakthrough.
After a fifth victim was identified as prostitute Annette Nicholls on Friday, police finally linked all five cases, indicating they believe all the victims were killed by the same person. All the victims' bodies were found naked in rural areas near the town of Ipswich.
Nichols was a 29-year-old prostitute who had been reported missing. Her body was found three day ago, naked but still wearing jewelry.
Initial post-mortem tests failed to reveal a clear cause of Nicholls' death, but additional testing is being done."
Forensic psychologists say English prostitute killer may have drugged women (AP), December 15, 2006: "Forensic psychologists have asked whether the killer lured and then anesthetized the women with drugs - deaths that were seemingly less violent than those of the Yorkshire Ripper who beat and sodomized many of his 13 victims in the 1970s. None of the Ipswich women showed signs of significant trauma or sexual assault.
"It may be this person gets a real charge out of playing God but doesn't necessarily relish hearing the screams of his victims," said James Alan Fox, a psychology professor at Northeastern University in Boston and author of several books on serial killers. "Drugging them would have also made it easier on him - psychologically - to abduct them, kill them and dispose of their bodies.""
COMMENTS (12/17/06): We seem now to be moving away from the prediction aspect of things and into the resolution of the case. We will soon be moving into the "how" and "why" these murders were committed and speculation as to "who" or the arrest of a suspect. Still, the "Jack the Ripper" comparison I predicted would be associated with a string of at least five murders of prostitutes in 2007 continues to be made loudly, even on live television news programmes. Why? Is it a collective feeling that this is the worst thing to happen to English prostitutes since Whitechapel 1888-89? This is the biggest case of its kind in modern history it would seem. Too bad it happened eight months premature, before people, and possibly the victims, could prepare for it or avoid it.
I don't think they will find the killer. The chubby man in the BMW a witness thought picked up Anneli Alderton could not have been the murderer because Anneli's body was spotted three days earlier by a motorist who thought he was seeing a mannikan. Obviously, someone else who was not murdered was picked up by the BMW driver. Senior detectives now say The Suffolk Strangler's (as he is now officially named) calling card is: that all five victims were suffocated or strangled and left naked but for their jewellery. How or with what they were suffocated or strangled is not yet known.
As usual, if anything more related to what I said may yet occur happens, I will point it out (such as if the Suffolk Strangler decides to match Jack the Ripper's unofficial record and murder, or attempt to murder, four more prostitutes in what remains of this month through February or if a ghastly "Whitehall Mystery" type murder occurs). Otherwise, this is probably it for now.
UPDATED December 22, 2006 (1:35 AM EST): It would appear that I was correct about a sixth body yet to be found. Police believe that it may be dumped somewhere near the spot Anneli Alderton was found. What condition it will be in when it is found is anyone's guess. Also another strangling case from 1999 is being reopened and compared with the five Ipswich victims.
Experts warn strangler may have killed SIXTH girl (This is London), December 21, 2006: "Police hunting the Suffolk strangler have been told to search for a sixth body - after claims the killer hunted women in pairs. Crime experts have warned detectives that the killer may have targeted two prostitutes at a time and dumped their bodies together.
It is believed the naked bodies of the first two victims Gemma Adams and Tania Nicol were dumped together in a stream. Similarly the corpses of the last two victims Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell were discovered in woodland only 100 yards apart. Now a fresh search of the area where the third victim, Anneli Alderton, 24, was found may be ordered, although no other women have been reported missing.
It also emerged that the case of 17-year-old sixth-former Vicky Hall could be reopened. Her naked body was discovered in a ditch 25 miles away from her home in Trimley St Mary in 1999. The teenager had also been suffocated."
On the other hand, it would seem the Suffolk Strangler has been arrested, unlike the infamous Jack the Ripper.
My view on this is that if Jack the Ripper had conducted his nefarious acts in our time rather than in 1888 and 1889, he probably would have been caught. The police are much better at the investigation level these days than they were then.
Then again we should exercise caution just because this Stephen Wright has been arrested and charged with the murders.
Like the first man arrested, Tom Stephens, who will continue to be questioned for another 48 hours, this man is one of many regular patrons in the Ipswich red light district. Doubtlessly there are many other men who knew and patronised the services of all five victims. These are what one would call "the usual suspects."
It may be that Scotland Yard has got their man or they may not. Don't be surprised if this suspect is one of a number of creepers that may be paraded before the media over the coming weeks. In the meantime, if the killer is neither Stephens nor Wright and still at large, he might have the audacity to slay yet another woman just to show the police what bunglers they are.
Were More Prostitutes Wright's Victims?
RATING: + 1.0
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NEW PREDICTION: 1/24/05 -- Should seismic activity continue to create earthquakes on the high end of the Richter scale as with Sumatra in 2004 and possibly soon in Turkey, India-Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and the US west coast, "The Great Tokyo Earthquake" and subequent submerging of Japan into the sea, as predicted by the American seer Edgar Cayce, will occur also in September 2007 or January 2009. What will begin as an 8.3 magnitude temblor will escalate into a series of super-shocks, destroying Japan utterly.
Tsunami warning issued for Pacific coast of Hokkaido
Jan 12 11:54 PM US/Eastern
(Kyodo) _ A tsunami warning has been issued for the eastern part of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido facing the Pacific Coast and Sea of Okhotsk, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Saturday.
A tidal wave as high as 1 meter is forecast, according to the agency.
The warning was issued at 1:36 p.m. after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake occurred in the northwestern Pacific at 1:24 p.m.
Tsunami fears ease hours after strong quake
POSTED: 1056 GMT (1856 HKT), January 13, 2007
HONOLULU, Hawaii (CNN) -- Tsunami alerts issued for the Pacific Basin due to a massive underwater earthquake were lifted hours later Saturday when only minor surges resulted. The alerts had been issued for Japan and a broad area surrounding the Pacific Ocean -- including Hawaii and Alaska -- after the quake hit east of the Kuril Islands.
The temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 8.2, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center bulletin said.
Hours after the quake was detected, instruments in four locations along Japan's northeastern coast measured a rise in tidal levels of about 10-centimeters (4 inches), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. No damage was reported. A 1-foot (30-centimeter) wave was measured in Shemya, Alaska, part of the Aleutian Island chain, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said.
The center warned that strong currents could still result on the western coast of the United States and Canada. Earlier, the Japan Meteorology Agency had said tsunami waves between one and two meters were possible near Hokkaido, Japan, and other areas of Japan's northern island.
The earthquake occurred at 11:23 p.m. ET, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center bulletin said.After the earthquake, coastal residents in low-lying parts of the warning areas were advised to move to higher ground.
Sirens were sounded in Kushiro, Japan, after the earthquake. Most residents stayed home and some sought shelter in public buildings on high ground, officials said.
In November, a tsunami warning was issued after an 8.3-magnitude earthquake in a nearby area. Large waves were reported hours later in Hawaii and on the western coast of the United States, including a 6-foot wave in Crescent City, California.
A wave measuring about 40 centimeters (16 inches) did wash up on some eastern Pacific coastal areas of Japan, officials there said in November, but nothing like the wave of almost 2 meters (about 6 feet) that had been predicted as a possibility.
COMMENTS (1/15/07): INITIAL SUPER-SHOCKS HAVE BEGUN. This is the 8.3 magnitude quake I was speaking about above that will start an escalation of larger and more destructive super-shocks over the course of this year until around September or until as late as January 2009. Although CNN reports it as an 8.2, all other sources claim it was an 8.3. Actually, the first 8.3 came in November 2006 and the magnitude escaped my attention. So now we have two 8.3 magnitude quakes, two months apart. Thus, the initial super-shock has begun and my prediction is PARTIALLY FULFILLED. The rest of the prediction remains to be seen.
1 dead, 110 hurt in Japan quake
POSTED: 0555 GMT (1355 HKT), March 25, 2007
TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- A powerful, deadly earthquake struck Japan early Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring 110 others as it violently shook buildings and triggered a small tsunami that hit the coast, officials and media reports said. The magnitude-6.9 quake struck at 9:42 a.m. local time off the north coast of Ishikawa prefecture (state), Japan's Meteorological Agency said, about 225 miles northwest of Tokyo. The agency issued a tsunami warning urging people near the sea to move to higher land.
A small tsunami measuring 6 inches hit shore about 40 minutes after the quake, the agency said. The warning was lifted about an hour later. The quake toppled buildings, triggered landslides, cut power, interfered with phone service, broke water mains and snarled public transportation. At least one person was killed and 110 others were hurt along the country's Sea of Japan coast, media reports said.
Fear of aftershocks and more landslides caused by the loosening of soil waterlogged by overnight rains continued to plague the quake zone. Television footage of the quake showed buildings shaking violently for about 30 seconds. Other shots showed collapsed buildings and shops with shattered windows, streets cluttered with roof tiles and roads with cracked pavement.
Many of the injured people suffered burns or were hurt by falling objects and broken glass, media reports said.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhisa Shiozaki confirmed the death as a 52-year-old woman. Public broadcaster NHK said she was crushed by a falling stone lantern. "We are doing our best to rescue the victims," he said. "We are also doing our best to assess the extent of the damage." The government will dispatch police and defense forces to the quake zone to assist in disaster relief, Shiozaki said.
Calls to police and prefectural officials in the region were not immediately answered. "We felt violent shaking. My colleagues say the insides of their houses are a mess, with everything smashed on the floor," Wataru Matsumoto, deputy mayor of the town of Anamizu near the epicenter, told NHK.
Takeshi Hachimine, seismology and tsunami section chief at the Meteorological Agency, said the affected region was not considered a quake-prone area. The last major quake that caused deaths there was in 1933 when three people died. He warned that after aftershocks are expected. "After the powerful earthquake, aftershocks will continue," Hachimine said. "All residents, especially those who are near the hardest-hit areas, are advised to use extra caution. Aftershocks could further damage what's been already fragile."
service in Ishikawa and nearby Toyama prefecture was
suspended and All Nippon Airways flights between Ishikawa
and Tokyo were delayed, Kyodo News agency said. Nuclear
power plants owned by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Kansai
COMMENTS (3/25/07): The earthquake is being reported by most sources as a magnitude 7.1, but leave it to CNN to play it down to a 6.9 (they do it every time). The event raises the degree of "partial fulfillment" of the prediction. This time we see some real damage and casualties for the first time in four years. This is also the first significant quake to strike this particular region of Japan since 1933, so I think we can expect to see heightened activity, perhaps another Kobe-type catastrophe, as we head towards a truly devastating earthquake in Tokyo by September of this year or no later than January 2009. I would not want to be anywhere in Japan during the September 2007 to January 2009 period at any rate.
Five dead, 240 hurt in Japan quake
July 16, 2007
TOKYO, Japan (CNN) -- Five people, including three elderly women, were killed and at least 240 people were injured when a magnitude-6.8 earthquake, centered 17 kilometers below sea level, struck just off the northwestern Japanese coast Monday morning, knocking down several small buildings, authorities reported.
Four women and a man were among the dead, police said. Japanese national police said at least 240 people were hurt.
The quake struck at 10:13 a.m. (0113 GMT), the Japanese Meteorological Agency reported. The quake caused minor shaking in Tokyo, about 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of its epicenter.
The Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for Sado Island and the coast of Niigata prefecture, where waves were expected to rise about 50 centimeters (20 inches) because of the quake, but the warning was lifted about an hour later.
About five hours later, an aftershock of 5.6 magnitude was measured, centered about 10 kilometers below sea level, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said. In Kashiwazaki, in Niigata prefecture, police told Japanese broadcaster NHK that several buildings collapsed and 33 people had been treated at area hospitals.
The temblor triggered an automatic shutdown of the three reactors at a nuclear power plant outside Kashiwazaki, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported. A small fire broke out at the plant's electrical transmission facility shortly after the quake, sending a plume of black smoke over the plant, but there was no release of radiation, company spokesman Kaoru Yoshida reported.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was campaigning in Nagasaki at the time, but flew back to Tokyo to lead a government task force assessing the damage, the Japanese government reported.
Japan earthquake death toll rising
July 17, 2007 - 9:45AM
The earthquake that hit Japan's northwest has killed at least nine people and injured more than 900, with tens of thousands sheltering in evacuation centres.
As aftershocks continued, rain began to fall, and forecasts for two days of wet weather raised fears of mudslides that could add to the devastation.
Hundreds of houses collapsed and water, gas and electricity supplies were cut by the 6.8 magnitude quake in Niigata prefecture on Monday, which also caused a small radiation leak and fire at the world's biggest nuclear plant.
Nine elderly people were killed by the tremor, police said. "I am worried about the aftershocks," said 80-year-old Toshiko Kojima, who said she had spent a mostly sleepless night in a crowded elementary school gymnasium in Kashiwazaki.
The quake halted gas service to about 35,000 homes and disrupted the water supply to all of Kashiwazaki, a city with a population of around 95,000 that was hardest hit by the quake. About 25,000 homes in Niigata prefecture were without electricity, local officials and media said.
The country was rattled late on Monday evening by a deep tremor under the Sea of Japan estimated at magnitude 6.6 to 6.8 that caused buildings in Tokyo to sway, but there were no immediate reports of further damage.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said 1.5 litres of water containing radioactive materials had leaked from a unit at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant - the world's largest.
A similar amount of contaminated water had been released into the ocean and had had no effect on the environment, the company said in a statement, adding that the quake was stronger than its reactors had been designed to cope with. A fire in an electrical transformer at the plant was quickly extinguished but it was unclear when TEPCO could restart three power units there.
Houses, many wooden with traditional heavy tile roofs, collapsed and roads cracked in Monday's quake, centred in the same northwestern area as a tremor three years ago. Troops and extra emergency teams helped with rescue and relief efforts, including distributing water and rice.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cut short campaigning for parliamentary elections to inspect damage. "We need to take every step to take lives. It's supposed to rain tomorrow (Tuesday) in the area so we have to take every step to save lives, secure lifelines and reassure people," Abe told reporters. The government set up an emergency office to deal with the quake, which officials said had damaged about 500 buildings.
"I was sitting on the balcony and was scared to death," said Kiyono Fujisawa, a 70-year-old farmer, who lives with five others including her daughter and grandchildren in a house that was partly destroyed. "Look at my house. I'm too scared to go back in."
Bullet trains stopped services in northern Japan for a time after the quake and a local train toppled from the rails, but media said no one was injured. Niigata was hit in October 2004 by a quake with a matching magnitude of 6.8 that killed 65 people and injured more than 3,000.
It was the deadliest quake in Japan since a magnitude 7.3 tremor hit Kobe city in 1995, killing more than 6,400.
COMMENTS (7/16/07): It is obviously getting closer for Japan as the Pacific Ring of Fire gets more and more agitated. This pair of 6.8 temblors is the fourth substantial seismic event Japan has had since the 8.3 in November 2006, another 8.3 in January, and the 7.1 in March. Thus far, this has been the most destructive in terms of loss of life, injuries, and property damage since the dreadful Kobe quake of January 1995. It raises the "partially fulfilled" aspect of this prediction yet another few notches as we approach September 2007 (or January 2009).
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DEATHLINE: Jean Harlow (d. June 1937), Lupe Vélez, (d. December 1944), Maria Montez (d. September 1951), Dorothy Jean Dandridge (d. September 1965)
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DEATHLINE: Gia Scala (d. April 1972), Jean Seberg (d. September 1979), Gia Carangi (d. November 1986), Audrey Hepburn (d. 1993), Paula Yates (d. September 2000)
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NEW PREDICTION: 6/12/05 -- WATER cries out "death" to all named "Jean" or a variation of "Jean." Strange drownings in bathrooms. Suicide by drugs overdose also. For "Jean" or the unknown alternate.
The alternates "Audrey" and "Paula" were lost in the last two cycles, Audrey also once a model.
Now to the model turned actress: with the name that has naturally evolved in this timeline from "Gia" to "Geena." It will be noted that much energy was building about her in late 1999 and in summer 2000, but it was Paula who became overwhelmed with a dark destiny sown in a dark past. Once again the energy only begins to grow for Geena ... and, if history tells us anything, it is that this time around an alternate name is unlikely ...
Actress Geena Davis, playing the role of "Ms. President," may die an unfortunate death in September 2007.
It may be a poisoning of the blood or a damaged brain; otherwise it may be a suicide that is not a suicide. The face may be swollen from a clenched fist or an open hand, or, more likely, a crushing injury from a car crash. There may be many pills in the stomach, but they will not have been swallowed deliberately, and they may hint it is suicide.
Also, if Geena Davis shall still have archery as her hobby, a fatal wound may come from an arrow shot in the field.
Regarding the fading stars Gina Gershon and Gena Lee Nolin: yes, it is possible they instead may succumb to a fading star's demise at this vector: catastrophic illness or suicide. Even though their careers have slid considerably, so had Jean Seberg's and Dorothy Dandridge's some years prior to their untimely deaths. Even the career of supermodel Gia was all but over before she was informed that she had contracted AIDS. Only Jean Harlow was still on top when she died. This, perhaps, is the only thing Geena Davis has in common with Harlow at this time ... her career is still doing very well.
Alternates to beware the approaching vector: Jennifer Lopez (Lupe Vélez and Maria Montez influence); Halle Berry (Dorothy Jean Dandridge influence); Angelina Jolie (Gia influence). Water calling close, close ... or too many pills.
UPDATE (11/17/06): For some reason troubles of all kind are afflicting the actress who is best known for portraying the doomed supermodel Gia.
She has fainted and collapsed three times and has received death threats from Al Qaeda whilst filming in India. Some of the problems Angelina Jolie has been plagued with are as seemingly innocuous as Madonna's criticisms of her adoptions, but all are creating an ever darkening picture, stroke by stroke.
Much earlier on during this year model Kate Moss appeared to be heading for an actual repeat of the Gia scenario (and one must always keep in mind, despite her rehabilition and return to fame, that undiagnosed HIV or AIDS may yet appear for past IV drug use). But now, the closer we get to 2007, the greater the momentum of disaster is for actress Angelina Jolie.
As 2007 is a potential year of tragedy for "Gia," "Gina," and "Jean" sounding actresses and models, it is also dangerous for actresses and models indentified in the public's mind with any of these past doomed female celebrities.
Thus it was in 2000, the last time something of this nature happened, that Halle Berry, star of Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, came dangerously close to destruction.
First she suffered a head injury from a car accident, then later in the year, Berry came very close to committing suicide by carbon monoxide asphyxiation in her car.
Two years later, whilst on the film set for Die Another Day, Halle attempted suicide by overdosing on alcohol and pills. Had she succeeded it would have been very similar to the suicide in September 1965 by actress Dorothy JEAN Dandridge.
Singer Whitney Houston also seemed to be following in Dorothy Dandridge's deadly drug-addicted footsteps that year, however she now appears to be out of danger since divorcing Bobby Brown, and her name has been removed from this prediction. Still, given her deadly history, it is far too soon to say what Halle Berry may do next year.
For the moment, the focus is on Angelina Jolie, star of "Gia," who also has a name sound that is related to Gia/Gina/Jean: An-gelina - Gelina - Gina or Gia. If thingss are as bad for her as they are now in 2006, how will they be next year, especially by the fateful November 2007 vector?
I suppose two other actresses should be watched too, although they are very much over the hill: Caroll Baker and Carol Lynley, both who starred in films about the famous 1930s actress Jean Harlow.
Singer Gwen Stefani also played Harlow in the 2004 film, The Aviator and should be on guard. Interestingly enough, Marilyn Monroe was scheduled to meet with producers of a Jean Harlow biopic the week she died, demonstrating there can indeed be a fatal link between actresses who portray other actresses who died tragically. In Monroe's case she died before she could even play the part.
As for the others on the timeline, like Jean Seberg and Lupe Vélez, no films have been made about them, but actresses that may be reminiscent of them should be on guard ... and of course all actresses and models with a first or middle name of Gia, Gina, Geena, Angelina, Jean, or Jeanne (etc).
Reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith dies at 39
POSTED: 0120 GMT (0920 HKT), February 8, 2007
(CNN) -- Anna Nicole Smith died Thursday at a South Florida hospital after being discovered unconscious in her hotel room. The reality TV star, Playboy Playmate and former Guess model was 39.
She checked into the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Monday with her lawyer and boyfriend, Howard K. Stern. Smith's private nurse called hotel workers at 1:38 p.m. and security officials went to the room, Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said. Before rescue workers arrived, Smith's bodyguard performed CPR on her, he said.
She was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood at 2:10 p.m. where she died, Tiger said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, according to the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office.
Smith's attorney, Ron Rale, told reporters she had been suffering from flulike symptoms for the last couple of days. "We are saddened and heartbroken by my sister's death. No matter what our differences have been over the years, Anna was still our blood and she will be missed terribly," Smith's sister, Donna Hogan, said in a statement Thursday.
"She was a woman who was determined to get out of her small town in Texas and make a name for herself."
Hogan went on to say that the death of Smith's son, Daniel, last year "left her deeply saddened, a sadness she hid from everyone."
Dannielynn Hope, who Smith gave birth to a few days before Daniel, 20, died, "is now without a mother," Hogan wrote.
A life of celebrity and tribulations
Smith was known as much for her sometimes-turbulent life off-camera as she was for her tabloid celebrity. The former topless dancer in Houston made her first appearance in Playboy in 1992, was named Playmate of the Year in 1993, and appeared in Guess jeans ads and movies.
In 2002, Smith launched a reality television program, "The Anna Nicole Show," on the E! Entertainment network. At one point, it was the network's highest-rated program.
She shocked people by marrying 89-year-old Texas oil magnate Howard Marshall II, who had an estate valued at $1.6 billion. He died the next year, and Smith waged a 12-year feud with Marshall's son, E. Pierce Marshall, over the inheritance.
Earlier this week, Smith was included in a class-action lawsuit against a company, TrimSpa, for which she had worked as a spokesperson. TrimSpa makes a product it claims leads to substantial weight loss. The lawsuit alleges the marketing of the product, TrimSpa X32, was false or misleading.
Smith also was embroiled in a dispute over the paternity of Dannielynn Hope. Larry Birkhead, an entertainment reporter and photographer who has claimed to be Dannielynn's father, will be filing an emergency order to get custody of the child, his attorney, Debra Opri, told CNN.
Smith and Stern have both said that Stern is Dannielynn's father. Stern has said the couple planned to marry, but it was unclear whether they had.
ANNA NICOLE'S NURSE SPEAKS OUT ABOUT DEATH SCENE
The nurse who her found ANNA NICOLE SMITH unconscious in her hotel suite last Thursday (08FEB07) has confirmed the model was still alive when paramedics arrived to revive her. BRIGITTE NEVEN insists reports Smith had choked on her own vomit are untrue - she claims the tragic blonde had a very peaceful death. Neven tried to wake the sleeping, naked Smith but quickly realised her patient was on the verge of death. She says, "There was no struggle, no throwing up... She was just lying there. "There was maybe a flicker of life still left when she was still warm."
ANNA NICOLE'S NANNY OPENS UP ABOUT SUICIDE ATTEMPTS
ANNA NICOLE SMITH's former nanny has fuelled speculation the tragic actress/model took her own life by revealing her late employer attempted suicide twice in her presence. Child minder QUETHLIE ALEXIS signed a sworn affidavit in December (06) after going to the authorities in her native Bahamas, where Smith lived, with claims of child abuse and suicide. And now the legal document is fuelling reports that Smith committed suicide in a Florida hotel suite last week (08FEB07).
In the document, obtained by website TMZ.com, Alexis claims Smith "attempted to commit suicide" on two separate occasions, while she was employed as her baby daughter DANNIELYNN's nanny. She states, "On the first occasion, she drank, in my presence, an entire bottle of what I believed to be a sleeping aid." Alexis claims that when Smith woke up 48 hours later, she told her nanny, "I wanted to die... I meant to kill myself."
Alexis also alleges Smith "tried to drown herself" in her swimming pool, and had to be rescued by her companion HOWARD K. STERN, who told her, "If anything happens to you, I would go to jail."
COMMENTS (2/9/07): It is hard to relate just how shocking and sad this all is to me. I didn't really want to write about this when I heard, not yet anyway, and it is also true that we still do not have a cause of death yet for Anna Nicole Smith. Still, one could sence this was coming, maybe not quite yet, but in the near future nonetheless.
It is true that when Anna Nicole's son Daniel died, I felt a cloud was hanging over her and that she might end up like Jayne Mansfield in 2009. It is also true that this prediction indicated that some female of stature would die this year. Five of the women on the above "Deathline" had the names "Jean" and "Gia" ... but four others did not. Thus, it could have been anyone with any name who was famous for being a supermodel, an actress, or both a supermodel and an actress.
Anna Nicole began her career as a model at age 20. She appeared in the March 1992 Playboy, and became the centerfold in May 1992. Her Playboy celebrity opened up another modeling career with Guess Jeans. Hugh Hefner made her Playmate of the Year in 1993. In short, Hefner tried to make her the next Marilyn Monroe. This, of course, fueled Anna Nicole's own belief that she was destined to be the next Marilyn. Cameras would never stop capturing images of Anna Nicole from that point on, whether modeling or out and about in public.
As for her acting career, fate (and perhaps greed) cheated her of having much in the way of a film career. Even Jayne Mansfield had a much more impressive filmography in comparison. After marrying an 89-year-old billionaire who died 14 months later, Smith spent much of ten years in court trying to collect on his estate. During this time she got fat, fatter than her idol Marilyn Monroe (who also had a weight problem) ever got.
It was a very non-productive period: a time she could have been trying to get decent film roles or at least a starring role in a TV drama. For some reason, I always thought she was a Baywatch babe I somehow missed. But no, her claim to "acting" fame would be The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Naked Gun 33 1/3 (1994), To The Limit (1995), Skyscraper (1997), and precisely five television episodes of unmemorable TV dramas/sitcoms.
Finally, came her Reality TV show which first aired five years ago. Note that her courtroom quagmire began after To The Limit (1995). She started right enough, but then chasing after a tycoon's money took up all her time. One more film would be made (Skyscraper) and that was it.
During this period she sunk into obscurity in my view, which is why I did not consider her a potential "doomed blonde" until she shed the pounds and began a renewed career as an eye candy celebrity in 2004. Even then, she was last on a short list of female celebs I felt were in danger ... until the death of her son Daniel last year, that is.
Here was my observation, which can be found on Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 14 at http://www.newprophecy.net/more15.htm:
Anna Nicole Smith's son dies visiting mom in hospital
POSTED: 2218 GMT (0618 HKT), September 11, 2006
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The 20-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith died while visiting his mother in the hospital where the reality TV star and former Playboy playmate had given birth last week, a Bahamas police official said Monday.
Daniel Wayne Smith was visiting his mother in her room at Doctors Hospital in Nassau when he died Sunday, Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamian Police Force, told The Associated Press.
He said an autopsy was under way.
Smith arrived Saturday night in the Bahamas, and apparently went directly to the hospital where he spent the night in his mother's room, Ferguson said.
"It would appear from our report that the mother had gotten up, saw him in the chair and he appeared to be sound asleep," he said. "She tried to wake him up, he was unresponsive, and she sounded the alarm."
Medical personnel arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene, Ferguson said.
Anna Nicole Smith, 38, gave birth to a healthy 6-pound, 9-ounce girl at the hospital Thursday, her Web site said.
"Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being," a statement on the site said.
It said that drugs or alcohol were not believed to be a factor.
Her son had traveled to the Caribbean country "to share in the joy of his baby sister," the statement said. "Please do not make any press inquiries at this time so that Anna Nicole can grieve in peace."
Daniel Smith was the product of Smith's 1985 marriage to Billy Smith. The couple, who met while working together at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia, Texas, divorced in 1987.
Daniel Smith had small roles in his mother's movies "Skyscraper" and "To the Limit."
Robin Bonnema, a spokeswoman for Trimspa, the diet products company that has been endorsed by Smith, said she did not know the name of the baby girl's father.
Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year.
She then feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate before he died in June at the age of 67.
In the long-running dispute, Smith had won a $474 million judgment, which was later cut to about $89 million and eventually reduced to zero. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Smith could continue to pursue the fortune in federal courts in California despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall's youngest son was the sole heir.
COMMENTS (9/13/06): Although I haven't been a big Anna Nicole Smith fan, I have to say that this is a terrible thing to happen to her .. and to a son so young. I truly feel sorry for her and can't help noting that her name was just recently coded blue in the above list. I don't think that anyone could have specifically foreseen so bizarre an event involving her. Then I re-evaluated the situation.
In 2004, the year that a blonde female celebrity was likely to die tragically (like Diana, Sharon Tate, Marilyn Monroe, etc), and despite a number of close calls involving blonde actresses and singers, it ended up being a rarer male celebrity tragedy year (like James Dean in 1955 or Sal Mineo in 1976) with the unexpected death of actor Christopher Reeve. It was indeed tragic because Reeve had made much progress since 2002 and, it was widely believed, would continue to champion the cause of brain stem cell research until it was legalised and then applied to his case, likely quickly facilitating the remainder of his recovery.
During the middle of that year, Anna Nicole Smith was added at the bottom of a short list of famous blondes I believed were in danger. I now note that the Jayne Mansfield scenario comes up again in June 2009 (the last time was in 2002 and I had applied it to Madonna or Pamela Anderson). I had passed over Anna Nicole as a potential candidate in 2002 because she was so overweight and her career seemed to be bogged down in court litigation and going nowhere. However, after she slimmed down, I realised that she had the potential of becoming a modern version of the 1960s Jayne Mansfield. Indeed, similarities in character and behaviour abound.
Now comes the distressing event that has just occurred: the death of her son. She is the only famous blonde actress and model in our time to experience such a traumatic experience. The last time anything like this occurred was in November 1966. It was at that time that Jayne Mansfield's son, Zoltan Hargitay, was almost mauled to death by a lion. He was in a coma and later recovered, but it took a long time.
This is a circumstantial comparison, since the proper base 7 dating for a similar occurrence should have been November 2008 and not September 2006.
Still, Anna Nicole's traumatic loss of her only son is the closest thing to this event and it now becomes a part of her overwhelmingly sad profile.
I also find it more than a coincidence that on the very day that Madonna, another kindred spirit of Jayne Mansfield's, entered Moscow and became a target for Russian mafia which had recently made death threats against her, that Anna Nicole instead suffered such a devastating loss. I had been warning of the incredible danger awaiting Madonna in September 2006 simply because, one month after the Israeli air and ground campaign in Lebanon ended, she was in the same exact base 7 position as was John F Kennedy Jr in July 1999, one month after the war in Kosovo ended. It is almost as though all the negative energy surrounding Madonna because of her blasphemous crucifixion perfomances suddenly got re-channeled from her and zeroed in on poor Anna Nicole and her son. Even so, despite surviving her first Russian concert, Madonna, whore of Babylon that she is, remains in danger through December (thanks to the adjacent base 7 influence of Thelma Todd).
Because of the death of her only son, Daniel, now I am concerned about another potential tragedy on the horizon: Anna Nicole Smith, now more like Jayne Mansfield than any other female celebrity, becoming involved in a deadly car crash in June 2009. I hope it will not happen.
And it hasn't. Instead, she has died sooner than I would have expected, and from causes that range the spectrum from suicide, accidental overdose, murder, or even ... believe it or not ... natural causes. Here is why:
Because the line begins with Jean Harlow, the legendary blonde actress of the 1930s, I am not surprised that we have come full circle. Anna Nicole was not another Harlow, but she was a blonde like Harlow and believed herself to be another Marilyn Monroe. The reality, many critics are finding themselves agreeing upon at this time, is that she was our modern version of Jayne Mansfield.
Reports say Anna Nicole had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for the last couple of days. That means she could have even had a heart attack.
Note that the blonde that started it all on the current base 7 timeline, Jean Harlow, died from complications associated with uremic poisoning (kidney failure) in June 1937. Back in those days there wasn't much they could do for you if you had acute kidney failure and you could die within a period of a week or less from when symptoms first appeared. So, you can see why the mention of "flu-like symptoms" should not be ignored.
Like a lot of predictions of late, it appears the tragic death of Anna Nicole has fulfilled this one four to seven months early (the vector is for September 2007 because most of the deaths occurred around that time, but the Harlow vector would be June 2007). So it is a very sad and reluctant PREDICTION FULFILLED.
I guess we will have to wait to find out what actually happened to Anna Nicole. No matter what, it was a terrible tragedy, one that has left a little infant girl without her mother.
COMMENTS (3/30/07): We now know what killed Anna Nicole:
From Officials: Smith's death caused by overdose (26.3.07)
(CNN) - An accidental overdose of prescription drugs killed former reality TV star and Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith, Seminole tribal police Chief Charlie Tiger said Monday. "We are convinced, based on extensive review of the evidence, that this case is an accidental overdose with no other criminal element present."
Joshua Perper, Broward County medical examiner, said prescription and over-the-counter drugs were found in Smith's system, including three antidepressants or antianxiety drugs. Also found in toxicology testing was human growth hormone and chloral hydrate, a sleep medication, Perper said. "She didn't suffer," he said. "She went to sleep."
Perper said the drugs in Smith's system acted on the respiration and circulation systems and basically shut them down.
The medical examiner said he did not believe that Smith tried to kill herself, as some had suggested, because of the large amount of chloral hydrate remaining in the bottle, and the normal levels of the other medications in her system. "If they want to kill themselves they usually take a lot," Perper said.
Doctors found evidence that Smith had an abscess in her left buttock that had been perforated by a needle, probably when she took injections of either the growth hormone or vitamin B-12, the medical examiner explained. The perforation allowed bacteria to get into Smith's blood, which caused a high fever in the days before her death. She was being treated with Tamiflu and Cipro, one an antiviral medication and the other an antibiotic, Perper said.
He also theorized that Smith would have lived had she sought treatment for the fever and infection at a hospital, "because (there) she wouldn't have had the opportunity to take the chloral hydrate." He said the abscess and a case of flu were contributory causes in Smith's death.
This means that Anna Nicole Smith was not murdered nor "strangled" as predicted in Quatrain 1.39. It might be argued that the shutdown of the respiratory and circulatory systems is a kind of asphyxiation via medication, but I am sure that was not what the prophet intended. Ironically, Anna did not commit suicide like her hero Marilyn Monroe either. Instead she died like an earlier actress: Jean Harlow.
True to the base 7 influence of this year from 1937 (70 years ago), the famous blonde model/actress Anna Nicole Smith died at a young age from medical causes just like equally famous (and legendary) blonde actress Jean Harlow. The medical causes are a bit different, but they are linked for this reason anyway. Unlike Harlow, who died of kidney failure/uremic poisoning in June 1937, medical examiners agree that Smith could have survived had she sought medical help.
However, she was the greatest American blonde tragedy to happen since the 1960s, unless we count the 1982 car crash death of Princess Grace of Monaco (the former US actress Grace Kelly). Thus, she certainly deserved to be on the short list of blondes I believed would be in danger during this decade (see 2004 Part Two).
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 1:14 AM
Subject: Short note on Britney's Middle Name, Jean
You wrote : "Now, if you really care about endangered celebrities, I must warn that Anna Nicole's death may not be the only one that could happen. People must wake up. If Anna Nicole did run her health into the ground, so is another celebrity whose name is consistent with the Jean or Gia name sound", and it directed my attention to the fact Brit's middle name is actually Jean.
Wish her all the best luck in the world and hope she'll be back on track. Would be a shame to see such talent go down the drain. I remember a woman saying the same thing about Courtney Love and things are looking much better for her.
I am indeed sorry to hear that Britney's middle name is Jean. That is very bad during this year when so many "Jeans" and "Gias" have died (Jean Harlow, Dorothy Jean Dandridge, Gia Scala, Jean Seberg, and Gia Carangi). It also explains why she is going so completely off the rails.
She is so young to be going through this, just a baby really. It is tragic to see her falling apart this way.
I don't have the answers for this. I don't know how you stop someone from self-destructing.
I guess all of us have known someone in our lives that killed themselves. I did. That was over thirty years ago and I still don't know what could have been done.
Maybe some of us have gone through self-destructive behaviour ourselves. I did that too. I don't think we really know what we are doing when we go through a period like that when we are young.
I wish Britney's parents had not chosen "Jean" to be in her name. Yes, there have been non-Jeans/non-Gias who have died on this timeline, but they are in the minority. Still, it is possible that Anna Nicole was the non-Jean. Maybe that is why she died so early in the year ... before Britney could start falling apart. It might make a difference. It might not.
Thanks for telling me.
There is a lot to worry about now regarding the welfare of Britney Jean Spears.
This bio is from http://www.autographedtoyou.com/Britney-Spears.htm :
Britney Jean Spears was born in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) on December 2, 1981, to Jamie and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, Britney tried out for "MMC" (1989), but was turned down due to her young age. This directed her to an off-Broadway show, "Ruthless", for a 2-year run as the title character. At age 11, she again tried for "MMC" (1989) and this time made it as a mouseketeer along side many stars of today (Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez of N*Sync and Ryan Gosling). Her big break, however, came when she was signed as a Jive Recording Artist in the late 90s. With the release of her debut album, "...Baby One More Time" in early 1999, Britney became an international success, selling 13 million copies of "Baby" and 9 million (as of July 2001) of her sophomore album, "Oops!...I Did It Again," released in May of 2000.
Here is Britney Spears made up to look like .. of all people .. Jean Harlow! Let us hope Britney, who is soon to turn 26, will not also end up like this famous glamour icon of the 1930s who died at the young age of 27.
By Rosa Prince
The Daily Mirror
Friday 2 April 2004 06:54pm
SHE changes her looks more often than a chameleon. One minute Britney Spears is shocking her fans by stripping down to the bare essentials during a concert, the next she is mimicking 1930s screen legend Jean Harlow. The pop princess in a sleek platinum wig, blood-red lipstick and nails and black dress, adopted the Hollywood goddess look to promote her raunchy stage show. Britney, 22, went back to blonde after surprising her fans earlier in the week with a new brunette look.
Britney Spears tries to hang herself
Sunday March 4th, 2007
Britney Spears reportedly tried to hang herself with a bedsheet after running around Promises rehab facility screaming I am the Antichrist with the number 666 written on her forehead.
Previous reports had noted the arrival of paramedics - followed by Kevin Federline and Lynne Spears - at the clinic last Saturday night but now the News of the World is reporting that Britney tried to kill herself after her outburst. A source told the newspaper: She is still very vulnerable. Last Saturday she said she had the number 666 written onto her bald head. She was crying, and shouting, I am the Antichrist!
The clinic people just didnt know what to do. Then she started screaming, Im a fake! Im a fake! It must have been really frightening.
Later that night she tried to kill herself, a friend told us. She attached a sheet to a light and tied it around her neck. Paramedics were called, but luckily she was unhurt.
The source added that her time in rehab has given Britney the time to reconsider her separation from Kevin and its convinced her to give their marriage another go: Kevin has been a real tower of strength for her and she has finally decided to give their marriage another shot.
She thought things were over between her and Kevin after his wild partying and gambling. She felt he had deserted her and left her to bring up their two children on her own. She never even dreamed she would take him back.
But Kevins like a different man now. Hes never been so caring before, and is really worried about Britney. Hes been Britneys rock during her difficult time, and she wants to give him another chance.
She has been talking to Kevin every night for hours on the phone, telling him she still loves him.
Britney seems much happier and has calmed down a lot. Shes a completely different Britney from the beginning of the week.
This week she even asked if she could have a night away from the Promises Clinic with Kevin. Shes still waiting to hear if they will give her a pass so that they can go out for a romantic meal together.
The source also revealed that Britney has now seen what a good father Kevin can be after he stepped up to the plate to take care of their sons while shes in rehab and she wants to have another child with him: She just wants to be with him again, and thinks having another baby will seal their marriage.
Britney Spears Attempts Suicide In Rehab -- Singer Tries To Hang Herself With A Bedsheet
March 5, 2007
Los Angeles (eCanadaNow) - Britney Spears has tried to take her own life in rehab, trying to hang herself with a bedsheet before pleading with her estranged husband Kevin Federline, to give her another baby, according to media reports late Sunday night. For the past several week, the 25-year-old pop singer has been in the Promises Clinic in Malibu, California.
The ordeal began when she terrified staff by writing the number of 666" on her head and running around the clinic screaming, I am the anti-christ!, reported the entertainment website, TMZ. Later that night she tried to kill herself, media reported. She attached a sheet to a light and tied it around her neck. Paramedics were called, but luckily she was unhurt.
Within days of her suicidal behaviour, Britney who was in and out of rehab before shaving her own head and later attacking a photographers car with an umbrella was begging estranged husband Kevin Federline not only for a reconciliation, but saying she wanted to soon have another baby.
Reports surfaced earlier this month that Britney, 25, was battling alcohol and drugs after the stars behaviour became increasingly erratic.
Britney Spears tries to hang herself with a bed sheet at the Promises Treatment Center
Pattaya Daily News
March 5, 2007 : 22:20:08
REMEMBER in high school when gossip would float through the cafeteria about a teacher having an affair, a classmate caught with weed or an unexpected prom-night hook-up? Although it seemed like the biggest news ever, it was mostly harmless fun to while away the time before trigonometry.
But gossip about a classmate in a coma or in jail or in a psych ward? Not so fun.
So it is with a fair amount of concern that Tattle repeats the story being spread by Britain's News of the World that Britney Spears tried to hang herself with a bed sheet at the Promises Treatment Center.
As much as Brit's recent antics have been worth an eye roll, that's a horrific thing to report - true or not - about a 25-year-old mother of two.
But newsoftheworld.com says that during Brit's first week of rehab, she wrote 666 on her bald dome and ran around Promises shouting, "I am the Antichrist!"
"Later that night she tried to kill herself," an alleged friend told News of the World. "She attached a sheet to a light and tied it around her neck. Paramedics were called, but luckily she was unhurt."
A few days later, Britney reportedly told husband Kevin Federline that she wanted him back, to renew their vows, move the family to Louisiana and get pregnant.
Obviously there's still a ways to go with the rehab.
"She has been talking to Kevin every night for hours on the phone, telling him she still loves him.
"She just wants to be with him again, and thinks having another baby will seal their marriage."
"She is still very vulnerable," said the alleged friend, who should have written "DUH!" across her own forehead. "When she tried to hang herself it was more a cry for help."
"She thought things were over between her and Kevin after his wild partying and gambling," said the "friend."
"She felt he had deserted her and left her to bring up their two children on her own.
COMMENTS (3/6/07): Britney Spears has made her first serious attempt at suicide: by hanging. Allegedly there were also two half-hearted attempts at suicide the previous week.
The case of Britney Spears is already a CLOSE CALL. The trouble is that this "Close Call" continues to get closer every day. Is it possible to keep Britney Spears from becoming a Prediction Fulfilled?
I would also like to say that if Madonna has tried to elevate female celebrity to the status of goddess with her crucifix antics, Britney has reversed the trend and shattered the very concept of modern celebrity altogether by showing all of us just how crazy, vulnerable, fallible, and in need of help and real friendship many of these people truly are. How many of these people have gone off the deep end but done so in secret?
By shaving her head Britney has also temporarily marred her natural beauty and equalised her appearance so that anyone can identify with her in her plight. In her rage she could be male or female, young or not so young. Her past weight problems also show us how such classic beauty as hers could one day be easily destroyed by obesity or morbid obesity. How many average, everyday people wish the "real me" were visible but cannot be because of a stubborn genetic flaw that afflicts 1 in every 10 of us? How many other average, everyday people hate the obese and morbidly obese because they think everyone should look perfect (like a celebrity)?
By screaming "I am a fake!" she shows she understands the illusion of celebrity: that nearly all celebrities are fakes! Celebrity is an illusion that way too many of "us" covet every day. "I am the Antichrist!" and the number 666 written on her bald head. At last Britney reads her Bible and discovers how horrible this destiny will be for the true beast of Revelation when he comes. How many of us as troubled teens or young adults, unhappy for many reasons, perhaps rejected by a steady girlfriend or boyfriend, or left standing at the alter by a fiance or fiancee, and feeling genuinely persecuted, read that chapter and for at least one frightening moment thought we at last understood why our lives had become so miserable? It must be that God is punishing me "because I am the beast." This is a very frightening, yet amazingly, common phobia that (thankfully) usually goes away by itself.
All of Britney's troubles can be resolved with expert counselling and group therapy as bizarre as they might appear. I mentioned elsewhere that Britney may be our modern Frances Farmer in that, perhaps, fame is not what she really needs. The multi-talented lady of the 1930s discovered, in time, that her real ambition in life was to be just like everyone else. But Hollywood wouldn't allow it, her mother wouldn't allow it, and the public wouldn't allow it ... and they destroyed Frances Farmer inch by inch until her dismal death from cancer finally arrived in 1970. Let us hope Britney is allowed to realise her real dreams in life, whatever they might be.
COMMENTS (9/23/07): My God, its happening again ... September 2007 now marks the most DANGEROUS period for Britney Jean Spears. I don't want to be laughably over-dramatic, like a certain other person whose video we have recently seen, but the girl really does need help now. If you are someone in a position to help her, counsel her, please do or it will be too late.
CNN BREAKING NEWS: Model dies in fall from New York apartment building
June 28, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- A European Vogue cover model fell to her death from her Manhattan apartment building Saturday in an apparent suicide, published reports said.
Fashion model Ruslana Korshunova died Saturday in a fall from her apartment building in New York.
Ruslana Korshunova, 20, died around 2:30 p.m. in a fall from a building on Water Street, in Manhattan's Financial District, The New York Post, the Daily News and Newsday reported. The newspapers cited unnamed officials and police.
Police said the fall was under investigation. Korushnova's New York agency and a spokeswoman for medical examiners did not immediately return telephone messages.
Originally from the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, the almond-eyed, flowing-haired Korshunova appeared in advertisements and on runways for such designers as Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci and DKNY. British Vogue hailed her as "a face to be excited about" in 2005.
Her break came when modeling booker Debbie Jones noticed her while perusing an in-flight magazine article about Korushnova's hometown of Almaty, according to the Vogue report
"She looked like something out of a fairytale!" Jones told the magazine. "We had to find her and we searched high and low until we did!"
Model Apparently Jumps to Death in Lower Manhattan
June 29, 2008
Police believe that a 20-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping out of her Water Street apartment's balcony around 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The woman was identified as Kazhakstan model Ruslana Korshunova.
Newsday reported, "It appeared she fell from the balcony of her ninth-floor apartment, police said, where a large hole was visible in construction netting hanging on the front of the 12-story building." A Con Ed worker, who had been talking to a cop at the time, told the Post, "I heard what sounded like a gunshot or a bomb or an explosion...I looked down the street, and I say to the cop, 'Did that person just get hit by a car?'"
Another person told the Daily News, "All I saw was something moving out of the corner of my eye, and then boom. It sounded like a bass drum when she hit the ground." No one on Water Street was hurt.
The building's doorman Mahmoud Nakeeb described Korshunova, who had modeled for DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Jill Stuart, Vera Wang, Lela Rose, and others, as "sweet" and "always smiling." He added that she moved in two months ago.
A friend spoke to the Post and said the model had just returned from a job in Paris, "The world lost a great person...There were no signs. That's what's driving me crazy. I don't see one reason why she would do that."
The ME's office will determine a cause of death; per Newsday, a police source said there were no signs of a struggle and it's "unclear if anyone else was in the apartment at the time of the fall or if a suicide note was found." According to British Vogue, Korshunova was discovered in 2003, when a booker was reading an in-flight magazine feature about her hometown, "I saw her by chance and she looked like something out of a fairytale!"
What triggered the 20-year-old Russian cover girl's suicide?
June 29, 2008
Questions abound following the suicide of stunning Russian model Ruslana Korshunova, who plunged to her death from her 12-story apartment building in downtown Manhattan on June 28.
Witnesses say they saw Ruslana, 20, fall to her death from her ninth-floor balcony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The 5'8" green-eyed beauty was discovered dead in the middle of a street, barefoot in blue jeans and a purple tank top.
"Her arms were crushed," a witness told the NY Daily News. "Her head was on the left side and blood was coming out in a pool." New York City police say they found no signs of struggle in Korshunova's apartment, and the medical examiner's office has officially ruled the death a suicide.
Korshunova, who had recently returned from a modeling assignment in Paris, seemed to be "on top of the world," her best friend, Kira Titeneva, told NYDN. "She loved life so much." Titeneva insists Ruslana led a wholesome life and never did drugs.
Separately, her ex-boyfriend, Artem Perchenok, 24, told the NYPost he had dropped Ruslana off at her apartment at 5 a.m. the morning of her death after they had watched the movie Ghost together. Friends broke the tragic news to Korshunova's mom, Valentina, who lives in Kazakhstan.
Ruslana, who hails from Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, has appeared in ads for top international designers, including Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior and DKNY. A sought-after runway model known for her long cascading hair, Korshunova has graced the covers of French Elle and Russian Vogue.
Meanwhile, recently uncovered blog postings written by the Kazakh stunner shows her to be emotional, romantic in her worldview and longing for love. Can the dead model's secret thoughts reveal the true reasons behind her shocking suicide?
COMMENT (6/30/08): This strange and spectacular death decidely fulfills the 'supermodel commits suicide' aspect of this prediction, albeit a year late. The long lull of a famous supermodel death like that of Gia Carangi's in 1986 has ended with cover supermodel Ruslana Korshunova's tragic leap from a 9th-storey balcony in midtown Manhattan. The last time a supermodel came close to walking in the steps of Gia was seven years ago on April 29, 2001, when supermodel Niki Taylor ended up in critical condition with internal injuries after a one-car crash in which she was a passenger. The vehicle the 26-year-old star was injured in crashed into a utility pole. Taylor had many hours of surgery several different times and lingered near death for nearly two months before making a miraculous recovery. Hers was obviously a "close call" and a reminder that death need not be the outcome of influences from the past such as this one. Alas, the intention of Ruslana to die was too strong and one cannot change the law of gravity.
There is also another strange set of base 7-related influences that may have sealed Ruslana's fate and caused her to time her suicide for 2008 rather than 2007: actress Elizabeth Hartman jumped from the 5th floor window of her apartment on June 10, 1987 at age 43, singer Susannah McCorkle jumped from a 16th floor balcony on May 19, 2001 at age 55, and (also the same year) Egyptian actress Suad Husni jumped from a 6th floor balcony on June 21, 2001 at age 59. It would appear that suicide jumpings are getting higher each time, since Ruslana Korshunova jumped from a 9th floor balcony (although singer McCorkle did jump from the 16th floor). Note however that two of the women were actresses and one was a singer; two were in their 50s and one in her 40s. Ruslana was only 20 years old (which links her to Niki Taylor who was 26 and Gia who was 26).
In any case, the suicide of supermodel Ruslana Korshunova is a PREDICTION FULFILLED in regards to the supermodel aspect of this prediction. The actress suicide aspect can be said to have been fulfilled prematurely by actress (and former model) Anna Nicole Smith.
South Korean actress Choi Jin-sil found hanged in shower
October 3, 2008
Top Korean actress and the ex-wife of former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Cho Sung-min (35), Choi Jin-sil (39) killed herself earlier this week. Her body was found hanging by the neck in the shower of her Seoul apartment, and although no note was found police are treating it as a suicide. Known as the "Nation's Actress," Choi married Cho in 2000 and they had two children before splitting in 2002. Choi resumed her acting career after their divorce was finalized in 2004. Emotionally weakened since that experience, she was often described as depressed and even expressed suicidal tendencies. Recently there were widespread rumors that she had lent money to actor and longtime friend Ahn Jae-hwan, who was found dead in his car in early September. Choi's mother told police that the actress had come home home drunk late on Wednesday night, crying and upset by the rumors. Her mother woke the next morning to find the bathroom door locked and called for help.
Choi Jin-sil, South Korea's 'Actress,' found dead
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A popular South Korean actress depressed after a divorce and distraught over online rumors was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide, hours after she sent a text message saying "take care of my children no matter what happens."
Choi Jin-sil, 39, known as "The Nation's Actress," is believed to have hanged herself in the bathroom of her Seoul home, said Yang Jae-ho, chief investigator at Seoul's Seocho Police Station.
Choi had been depressed since her 2004 divorce and worried about how to care for her two young children, friends told police. She had been distraught after the suicide of a fellow actor she was rumored to have pressured about a loan, police said.
No suicide note was found. However, Choi sent an assistant two cell phone text messages Wednesday night asking her to "take care of my children no matter what happens" and telling her that "I'm sorry," the chief investigator said.
Choi's mother told police that the actress returned home drunk around midnight Wednesday, crying and denying the recent rumors, before going into the bathroom, Yang said. Her mother woke the next morning to find the bathroom door locked and called for help, Yang said.
"Given the results of an examination showing no trace of physical trauma on her body, we concluded that it was a suicide," Yang told reporters. He said an autopsy and an investigation were under way.
The news shocked her fans, as well as stars and film directors at the Pusan International Film Festival, which opened Thursday in the southern beach town of Busan. A moment of silence was observed in Choi's honor at the opening ceremony.
Choi made her debut in the late 1980s, quickly becoming the nation's sweetheart and earning a reputation as a box-office draw. She also starred in prime time TV dramas.
The actress was preparing for the second season of a TV drama, "The Last Scandal of My Life," in which she played a woman who finds love with a top actor after a painful divorce.
Choi herself had gone through a difficult divorce. She had married baseball star Cho Sung-min in 2000, then a pitcher for the Japanese pro baseball team Yomiuri Giants, but they split in 2002 and divorced two years later. The deterioration of their relationship became tabloid fodder, culminating in Cho's arrest for attacking her. Their children are in elementary school.
A friend said Choi worried constantly about raising the children and about her future as an actress, and repeatedly expressed her wish to die, Yang said. Her mother told police Choi was depressed after the divorce and had been taking a sedative, Yang said.
Rumors that she had lent money to actor and longtime friend Ahn Jae-hwan, who was found dead in his car in early September, upset the actress, friends and family said. Choi denied loaning Ahn money and asked police to find out who was circulating the claims that Ahn killed himself after Choi pressured him to repay a large debt.
A securities firm employee and another suspect are under investigation for defamation in that case, Yang said.
SKorea: Imitating actress, 2 kill self
4 Oct 2008, 0121 hrs IST,AGENCIES
SEOUL: Two women were found hanging from elastic bands less than 24 hours after the chilling death of iconic South Korean actress Choi Jin-sil, police said, raising fears of possible copycat suicides.
Choi, 40, who was a fixture of Korean prime-time television dramas spanning two decades, was found dead on Thursday hanging from a shower stall with an elastic band tied around her neck in her home in southern Seoul.
Malicious rumors, depression and fallout from an ugly divorce in 2004 have been cited as factors that drove the actress to her death. As the nation braced for a possible rash of copycat suicides, police reported that two women were found dead in circumstances similar to the actress death.
A 55-year-old woman identified only by her family name Park was found dead shortly after midnight hanging from an elastic band in the bathroom of her apartment in Haenam county, South Jeolla province. Her family says the woman suffered from depression.
Another woman, identified by her family name Lee, was found dead after hanging herself with an elastic band in her multi-family house in Gangneung, Gangwon province, on Friday morning.
Two women found dead in copycat suicides
Source ::: AFP
SEOUL South Korean police said two women were found hanging from lengths of elastic yesterday after a South Korean actress killed herself in the same way, raising fears of copycat suicides.
Police said a 55-year-old woman was found dead early yesterday in the bathroom of her apartment in Haenam county in South Jeolla province, with an elastic band around her neck. Her family told police she had suffered from depression, according to Yonhap news agency. Six hours later a 30-year-old woman was found dead after hanging herself with an elastic band in her house in the eastern port of Gangneung.
No notes were found, but Yonhap quoted police as saying the suicide of Choi Jin-Sil, a 40-year-old actress and mother of two, might have influenced the two women. Chois body was found on Thursday in the shower of her Seoul apartment, hanging from a length of elastic.
Relatives said Choi had been in agony over Internet rumours that she had lent a huge sum of money to actor Ahn Jae-Hwan. Ahn killed himself in early September, apparently under pressure from heavy debts.
Police said Choi had been on medication for depression since her marriage to a pro baseball player ended in an ugly divorce in 2004. Investigators arrested a securities employee earlier this week after Choi sought a police probe into the source of what she called groundless rumours.
Last year at least two South Korean celebrities committed suicide after they came under cyber-attack on their own websites, prompting the government to curb cyber-bullying.
Experts and newspapers fear copycat suicides, given Chois influence for two decades in the entertainment industry. In an editorial yesterday the Korea Herald called for cautious media coverage. The string of celebrity suicides highlights a troubling social phenomenon in Korea, it said, adding suicide was the fourth leading cause of death last year in the country.
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NEW PREDICTION: 6/2/06 -- This will be the most comprehensive attempt at peace in the Middle East in history, eclipsing Camp David in 1979 and Oslo in 1993. Everyone will get in on the act, including Pope Benedict XVI. The peace, if it is accomplished, will last only about a year. If Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is murdered during the appearance of "the great comet," which will be easily seen in the heavens at about this time, peace will evaporate overnight. The kings of the earth shall curse the comet and, one by one, cities will ignite in flames. The time for this accord attempt, if it occurs at all, should be September/October 2007.
|Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, center, talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, left, and Jordan's Foreign Minister Abdul-Ilah Khatib, right, after a press conference in Jerusalem, Wednesday, July 25, 2007. The foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan began a historic visit to Israel on Wednesday to formally present an Arab peace plan, saying they were extending 'a hand of peace' on behalf of the region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)|
COMMENTS (3/22/09): This prediction was a whopper of a success, and yet I suspect anyone has even noticed. The Annapolis Peace Summit took place in November 2007, one month later than I projected. I had absolutely no previous knowledge that any kind of Israeli-Arab peace summit would take place when I made this prediction on June 2, 2006. It was comprehensive indeed and everybody did get into the act, even the pope.
I was also correct about a comet being seen high in the sky at the time of summit. Comet Holmes made its initial appearance in the constellation Perseus in late October 2007 and remained visible to the naked eye as an extra fuzzy star in the head of Medusa throuhout November and into December 2007. Initially yellow, it turned to a greenish-blue. It was very easy to locate with the eye (I had no problem and I live close to city lights) and, once located, was a marvelous yet eerie sight in binoculars.
Although a peace was not agreed, and I expressed doubt it would be, peace talks stemming from the summit continued for a year ... the length of time I said peace would last! After a year (13 months to be exact) had elapsed, Israel began its war in Gaza in December 2008. The war lasted a month. At this writing, violence and rocket firings continue sporadically. War can start up again at any time.
It is indeed fortunate that Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas was not assassinated. Had he been assassinated with Comet Holmes in such a position in the heavens as it was, peace would have evaporated overnight ... and "the kings of the earth" would have indeed "cursed the comet" and the summit as, one by one, cities across the Middle East, and eventually the entire world, ignited in flames. World War III in Europe might even have broke out on August 9, 2008 instead of a limited Russian war in Georgia.
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NEW PREDICTION: 6/11/05 - REVISED: 8/22/06 -- According to astronomers, once a decade on average, a remarkably bright comet can be expected to be seen. Occasionally a decade is skipped without any memorable sightings. In recent years the 1950s saw two comets that were quite bright, the 1960s and 1970s each witnessed one major sighting, the 1980s were celestially vacant of comets, and two very memorable comets were each seen a year apart in the 1990s.
Thus far, for the 2000s, despite a flurry of reported "naked eye" comets named LINEAR and NEAT, including two comets named Ikeya-Zhang and Machholz, none of them were exactly brilliant. Most of us never saw them, even though astronomy web sites provided locations for viewing and magnitudes of 3.0 or even 2.0.
We didn't see them because a comet needs to be at least a 0 or better, -1.0 or -3.0 for example, to be viewed in suburbann or city settings. Even if you drove 10 miles out of town (if "town" is an average-sized city), you probably wouldn't be able to see a 2.0 or 3.0 magnitude comet due to all the light pollution. But if a comet gets bright enough, like Comet Hale-Bopp did in 1997, then light pollution is less problematic, although a country setting will yield much more detail (you had to be out of the city to see Hale-Bopp's second tail, for example). The exception is a comet like Hyakutake, which could be easily seen at magnitude 3.0 or 2.0. However, that was because it was only 9 million miles from earth, the closest comet in history. Had Hyakutake been as far away as Hale-Bopp, about 90 million miles, we would never have seen it or its extremely long tail.
So, we are starting to run out of time for a major comet sighting in this decade. It could be there will be none. But chances are this will not be like the 1980s again. The odds are that it will be more like the 1950s or 1960s and we will see our great comet in 2006, 2007, 2008, or 2009.
As for a visitor being discovered that will prove to be a "great comet" anytime soon, there are none. However, according to my base 7 system, there is one logical point in time remaining for such a comet to arrive: October 2007.
A 2007 comet, if it comes, will be perfectly aligned with the 1965 appearance of Comet Ikeya-Seki forty-two (6 x 7) years earlier -- perhaps the most spectacular comet of the 20th Century.
Perhaps the comet will go Hale-Bopp one better and be a spectacle unrivalled for many generations. Perhaps it will even be another Lexell's Comet.
If my intuition is correct, it shall be a marvelous sight, not dreadful in aspect. Indeed, the world leaders who seek peace on the earth as it approaches will regard this star as beautiful, and as an omen of hope and not despair. But despair and destruction shall follow, I fear.
I do not believe this comet will be Planet X. However, I do believe that it will be a sort of precursor: an omen that Planet X is only a few years away from being seen and close enough to our inner solar system to cause apocalyptic earth changes beforehand. We read in The Kolbrin of another time that God sent a comet or star to be marvelled at before the true agent of great destruction was to follow:
from The Kolbrin, Chapter 4: The Affliction of God ---
Will the next spectacular comet to grace our skies also be one prophesied by Nostradamus ... or just another major comet?
Here are some quatrains we should be concerned about. Bear in mind there is no guarantee that the next comet will actually be any of these:
During the appearance of the hairy
Mabus will soon die, then will come
I would point out that terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was likely NOT the Mabus. Destruction and death certainly did follow a month later during Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, but not on the scale suggested by Nostradamus, nor on a scale any greater (or as great) than other recent air campaigns in the 1990s (Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo) and the 2001-2003 period (Afghanistan 2001, the West Bank and Lebanon again in 2002, and Iraq in 2003). Still, more deaths have resulted from the 911 terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, thousands of deaths, than any of the wars fought since 1999. During the last 18 years, since the end of the truly catastrophic Iran-Iraq War, only the death toll from the Bosnia conflict eclipses that of 911.
Also, no major comet was easily visible throughout the northern hemispehere during the time of Musab al-Zarqawi's death ... or during Israel's six-week war in Lebanon.
For more information on this quatrain and other comet-related quatrains go to The Comet Prophecy.
Sky and Telescope
October 24, 2007
Periodic Comet Holmes (17P) is currently located in east-central Perseus. Although this finder chart shows the northeastern horizon at dusk, the comet will be easier to spot late at night, when Perseus is more nearly overhead.
A distant comet that was as faint as magnitude 18 on October 20th has suddenly brightened by a millionfold, altering the naked-eye appearance of the constellation Perseus.
This startling outburst of Comet Holmes (17P) may be even stronger than the one that occurred 115 years ago, in November 1892, when the comet was first spotted by English amateur Edwin Holmes.
According to IAU Circular 8886, issued today by the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams in Cambridge, Massachusetts, A. Henriquez Santana at Tenerife, Canary Islands, was the first to notice the outburst shortly after local midnight on Wednesday morning, October 24th. The comet was then about 8th magnitude, but within minutes Ramon Naves and colleagues in Barcelona, Spain, caught it at magnitude 7.3.
On the evening of October 24th, through bright moonlight and light pollution over Tehran, Iran, Babak Tafreshi took this wide-field panorama. "This is unbelievable!" he writes. "I was amazed to find Comet Holmes so easily with the naked eye in the light-polluted skies of metropolitan Tehran." Click image for full view. Babak TafreshiInternet discussion groups came alive with the news. "To my amazement, 17P had brightened to naked-eye visibility," exclaimed Bob King when he spotted Comet Holmes shortly before dawn in Duluth, Minnesota. "What a sight!" he posted to the Comets Mailing List. Alan Hale of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, concurred. To Hale (well-known codiscoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp) it appeared essentially starlike in a telescope until he switched to high power.
Then things only got better. As Earth continued to turn, nightfall arrived in Japan. "It is visible with naked eyes in a large city!" posted Seiichi Yoshida, who observed the comet from beside Tsurumi River in Yokohama. By 17:15 Universal Time he was describing Comet Holmes as magnitude 2.8.
Comet expert Gary Kronk expects this object to remain bright and grow from a starlike point to several arcminutes across over the next few nights as it makes its way slowly westward across Perseus. Its position on October 25th (0h UT) is right ascension 3h 53m, declination +50.1° (equinox 2000), and by October 30th it will have moved only to 3h 48m, +50.4°. For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, Perseus is visible all night at this time of year.
Update Oct. 25: "This object is amazing!" posted Brian Cudnik of Houston, Texas, on the Yahoo CometChasing group after coming in from his telescope on the evening of the 24th. "I have just observed it with an 8-inch f/10 Cassegrain, boosting the power up to 163x then to 508x.... The bright inner coma seems displaced off-center toward position angle 315°. The inner coma opens up into a fan toward position angle 300°, and I have noticed one ripple, akin to the hoods/ripples seen in Comet Hale-Bopp ten years ago. The coma is uniform in brightness, aside from this fan-shape material emanating from the central condensation, and has a well-defined edge." He measured the coma to be 69 arcseconds wide using using the drift method. "The entire object has a nice yellow-white color; no sign of any tail. The apparent magnitude is +2.8 (estimated using Mirfak at +1.9 and the other two bright stars adjacent to it at +3.0 each) and has remained rather steady all evening."
COMMENTS (10/25-27/07): During the 24 hours between October 24 and 25 a comet so invisible it registered as only magnitude 17 brightened a million-fold to magnitude 2.5. It is now a magnitude 2.0. It can be seen near the constellations Perseus and Cassiopia (Cassiopia is the "W"-shaped contellation in the northern sky beside the Great Bear, Ursa Major). Comparisons to Hale-Bopp are already being made by sky watchers.
Despite the great Comet McNaught which shocked and awed everyone in January 2007, and has been considered an early fulfillment of my comet prediction for October 2007, I did say I felt it possible that yet another major comet could still arrive on schedule in October 2007. Now, it has!
What is more, its appearance and abnormal outburst in magnitude makes it something of a "miracle comet."
The yellow comet is currently expanding as well as brightening. Astronomers believe Comet 17P/Holmes may reach the size of the full moon in the nights ahead. The last comet to reach that size was Comet Hyakutake in 1996, which appeared as a blue-green, moon-sized apparition, although not anywhere as bright as the moon.
This tends to make this the comet of prediction and McNaught prediction overkill ... so far at least. PREDICTION FULFILLED.
Nov. 12, 2007: Comet Holmes, the sun and Saturn (inset).
October 25, 2007 (5:43 PM EDT), UPDATED November 9, 2007 (3:15 AM EDT): During the 24 hours between October 24 and 25 a comet so invisible it registered as only magnitude 17 brightened a million-fold to magnitude 2.5. It is now a magnitude 2.0. It can be seen near the constellations Perseus and Cassiopia (Cassiopia is the "W"-shaped contellation in the northern sky beside the Great Bear, Ursa Major). Comparisons to Hale-Bopp are already being made by sky watchers.
Despite the great Comet McNaught which shocked and awed everyone in January 2007, and has been considered an early fulfillment of my comet prediction for October 2007, I did say I felt it possible that yet another major comet could still arrive on schedule in October 2007. Now, it has!
What is more, its appearance and abnormal outburst in magnitude makes it something of a "miracle comet." Although I failed to officially characterise it as such, 2008 shall be "year one" of the Age of Miracles both great and terrible. If you look over the three 2008 pages carefully you can see some of these miracles yourself, although I do not pretend to know them all. Because the Hebrew calendar has already ushered in the year that we in the West would call "2008" in September, it would appear this age has dawned!
I have also implicated this comet in another prediction with the Middle East Peace Talks which I projected would occur in September/October 2007, but are now underway in October. Thus far, everyone has been getting in on the act, including Jordan's King Abdullah and Pope Benedict XVI. The peace, if it is accomplished, I feel will last only about a year. However, if Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is murdered during the appearance of "the great comet" or soon after, which I projected would be easily seen in the heavens at about this time, peace will evaporate overnight. The kings of the earth shall curse the comet and, one by one, cities will ignite in flames.
Sadly, with talks by President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney warning that the current crisis with Iran could quickly turn into "World War III," it would appear the latter scenario might yet dominate. Bush, Hillary, Brown, and Sarkozy definitely do appear to be preparing the Western public for a dreadful "war of wars" in the Middle East very soon. Otherwise, expect this war to break out on the 28th anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War (September 2008) or else the 35th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War (October 2008).
I would also point out that if Ehud Olmert's suggestion to divide Jerusalem in two does take place, this will defy all biblical prophecy which simply does not foresee such an event. This would support Nostradamus' expectation that the so-called Tribulation that appears in the Book of Revelation will not arrive until 42 months prior to the year 2242 or 2243. Thus, just as this year has straddled the roads of peace and war since the start, we find ourselves at an even more dangerous crossroads where the peace could be won in Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and even Syria, but lost in a major military intervention of Iraq by Turkey and Iran and a catastrophic US-UK-French war in Iran and the waters of the Persian Gulf. Such a war could quickly lead to confrontation in the air and on the sea with Russia and its former Soviet allies.
War with Iran (Part One) in the Middle East would proliferate thoughout the entire Middle East, leading to a joint declaration of war against the EU and the US by both Iran and Russia and their various allies (Part Two, aka World War III).
I find it ominous that an omen of this war went by virtually unnoticed three months ago.
Although on the surface the destruction of the Old Testament prophet Daniel's tomb in al-Wajihiya Iraq may appear to be old news, one must keep in mind that the passing of a mere three months between one event and others linked to it is hardly of consequence after over 2300 years. Apparently, "A group of gunmen using 4x4 vehicles planted a load of explosives around the tomb and detonated it bringing down the edifice and its green dome," the source told VOI. The gunmen proceeded to Bahbasa village near al-Wajihiya and killed five villagers and kidnapped at least 13 others, fleeing the scene unscathed."
There are obscure tales of the defiling of Nostradamus' tomb at the time the French Revolution and Reign of Terror broke out. The desecration of Daniel's tomb may have much more widespread and terrifying consquences.
Daniel was considered to be the greatest prophet of the ancient world, celebrated in a number of world religions in both east and west, and perhaps the only one to employ numerology along with ecstatic visions in his writings. His work clearly inspired many of the so-called "great monarch" prophesies which were further enhanced by mystics such as Methodius, Merlin, and Hillarion.
Daniel alone can be credited with prophesying the triggering event of World War III: a war declared by the king of Persia (Iran) against the king of the West. According to the chapter 8 of Daniel, where the king of Persia and the various kings of the Medes are allied and symbolised by a two-horned ram, the first stage of World War III begins at the Karun River near Irans western border with Iraq which flows into the Shatt al Arab. The power of the ram is eventually smitten by an he goat representing the first true king of the European Union. Only Nostradamus, it would appear, was likewise able to divine the dawning of this final era, unfortunately cached in quatrain form rather than in narrative. Daniel adhered to the narrative form with almost modern story-telling precision, a feat not matched in other ancient prophetic works and only accomplished in later years in Nostradamus' Epistle to Henry, King the Second.
This event, this dreadful war in the making, marks the beginning of the final age of mankind. The final age will be a great and terrible age of peace and horror, paradise and hell-on-earth, harmony and the bloodiest persecution in all of history. Over two hundred and thirty-five years of it, all begun by a comet, a fallen king, and a nuclear shot heard round the world in the gloomy, petroleum-soaked waters of the Persian Gulf.
Comet 17P/Holmes: star of peace or Mabus death star of destruction? Which shall it be?
Well, unfortunately, there is more to this celestial visitor than we may realise:
Simon's Necronomicon ~
when comets are to be seen in DRACONIS, there is great danger,
for the Cults of the Dragon
do rise up at that time, and make many sacrifices, not only of animals, but of men.
Draconis is near the region of Ursa Majoris, Perseus, and Cassiopia. Yes, this comet is definitely something to be concerned about. It is almost a Draconis comet. In addition there will be a full moon, and the Festival of Samhain is near. That means blood sacrifice to Satan on a massive scale (according to the above occult text), and, according to one viewer, this could mean war sacrifice, our fighting men and women abroad: the possible start of World War III. The viewer also suggests that the cults are bank owned governments of many nations, directly manipulated and controlled under the hand of international secret societies such as the Illuminati.
To this concept I would add the following quatrain by Nostradamus:
Fersod could be Sadr City. Muqtada al-Sadr, the Iraqi Shiite cleric, is allied with Ahmadinejad of Iran. There is also a lot of interest in Princess Diana's accident and death at this time. Photos taken of the princess just days before the tragedy prove beyond a doubt that she was pregnant. Images taken in the car reveal an Henri Paul who is either drunk or else zombified under mind control. One can see what appears to be a flash startling him. Look at the bright reflected light in Rees-Jones' pupils and Paul's eyeglasses. Recent reports place a pair of motorcyclists at the scene, one rider shining the bright light at the Mercedes. After the crash into the 13th pillar, the driver and rider made hand gestures of a job well done.
Vulcan is the god of fire and humans were sacrificed to it in huge caverns and furnaces. Nostradamus also warns that "when the great furnace is rebuilt," victims shall be burned alive. We can interpret this either as through warfare or by traditional human sacrifice, or both.
The yellow comet is currently expanding as well as brightening. Astronomers believe Comet 17P/Holmes may reach the size of the full moon in the nights ahead. The last comet to reach that size was Comet Hyakutake in 1996, which appeared as a blue-green, moon-sized apparition, although not anywhere as bright as the moon.
The erupting, expanding Comet Holmes may be a very dark miracle indeed.
UPDATE (10/31/07, 12:43 AM): OK. I found it! I couldn't see Comet McNaught for the life of me, but I can sure see this sucker! Look east from Cassiopia a few fists away and you will see a small triangle. The lower left star of the triangle is Comet Holmes. This is a deceptive little object. To the naked eye it looks like just another star about the same brightness as the ones it is next to. But train your binoculars on it, and you won't be able to see anything else! Suddenly it becomes a giant fuzzball! This is probably the strangest looking thing I have ever seen since Comet Hyakutake in March 1996, only this is yellow-white.
At this point, I don't know what else I can tell you other than it looks ominous. It is a perfect comet for Halloween. It may get larger, full moon size, and if it does, then the naked eye will not be able to confuse it with a star anymore. It will be another Hyakutake, only yellow instead of blue-green.
November 9, 2007. It is being reported that Comet Holmes is changing colour: to either green or yellow-green, although a small blue tail is also being noticed. My own sightings of the comet, when last I was able to see it a few nights ago, concur with yellow-green. However, this metamorphosis is likely to continue. Meantime, Holmes is half the diameter of the full moon. Before continuing, here is a recent report from yesterday:
Comet Holmes Turning Green-Blue
November 7, 2007
COMET 17P/HOLMES: Italian astronomer Paolo Candy has christened Comet Holmes "the Jellyfish Comet." This picture taken Nov. 6th through his 8-inch telescope shows why:
"It has a green head and blue tentacles," notes Candy. An 8-hour movie recorded by astronomer Filipe Alves of Atalaia, Portugal, shows the tentacles in motion. Indeed, it seems to be swimming.
Doug Zubenel of DeSoto, Kansas, sees a different likeness. "It looks like an alien creature from the 1960s TV show the Outer Limits. The episode entitled Moonstone, which first aired on March 9, 1964, features a white sphere found by lunar explorers which houses creatures of great intelligence. The resemblance to Comet Holmes is striking."
Jellyfish? Alien intelligence? Form your own opinion after sunset when Comet Holmes pops into view in the northern constellation Perseus. It is visible to the unaided eye and a fine target for binoculars and backyard telescopes.
In March 1996, Comet Hyakutake was twice as bright as Comet Holmes, only 9 million miles from earth, the size of the full moon (to the naked eye), and a very distinctive blue-green colour. As intriguing as Holmes is right now, largely because it "exploded" and brightened so many magnitudes it became an easy naked eye object when it was supposed to be invisible save to the most powerful telescopes, it does not hold a candle to Hyakutake. Not yet.
Technically, nothing has appeared in the sky thus far in many centuries that has truly earned the right to be called the Blue Star Kachina except Comet Hyakutake. And it clearly was not the "blue star" of prophecy because it happened so long ago with nothing much of consequence happening during or afterwards.
However, astronomer John Bortle, of Stormville, NY, has concluded that this comet could hold a major surprise for all of us. He believes another massive outburst like the recent one is possible again late this year or early next:
"Those who are familiar with terrestrial structural collapse situations are aware that the primary event often leaves a large amount of instability in the material involved," Bortle said. "This remaining instability will only remain for a short time before a further adjustment toward stability occurs, resulting in a major second collapse, with an outward physical appearance very similar to that of the initial event."
Back in 1892, Comet Holmes underwent a second outburst about 75 days after the first. Will there be a "cosmic aftershock" that will again cause the comet's brightness to again spike a similar number of days after the big Oct. 23 outburst this year? Bortle thinks it's a possibility. "I would urge everyone to watch very carefully for a possible repeat of this secondary event about the turn of the year," he said.
That would be around January 6 or January 7, 2008, unless it occurs earlier, say around Christmas. If there is a sigificant jump in magnitudes like this time, we could be looking at a blazing blue or blue-green star of magnitude -10 to -15, rivaling the four or five brightest comets ever seen since the death of Nostradamus.
This concerns me for the following reason:
Comet Holmes would not only fulfil my prediction for the miracle comet of October 2007 (which it already has), but it would also fulfill my prediction for the Blue Star Kachina appearing in February 2008 and worse, somehow might fulfill Richard Tassey's vision of a dangerous blue supernova that will cause the deaths of millions who look upon it:
February 2008, after all, is not very far away (only three months), thus this event could occur at any time. In any event, astronomers expect Comet Holmes to remain visible into at least January 2008, so I believe we must watch this comet very carefully. However, if it does go into major outburst, it may be best to not look at it! If my read on Tassey's vision is correct, the cosmic radiation from the outburst will enter through the eye into the brain and cause death for all who see it. Holmes is also located in the northeast per Tassey's vision of an eastern star. The Hopi prophecy also bodes ill for the United States since World War III could begin in autumn 2008 in the Middle East and in summer 2009 in Europe, leading to nuclear war between the US and Russia/China by September 2009.
Journalists Sorcha Faal and Victoria Hardy remind us that this comet appeared near the star Algol, also called "the head of Satan." Also, as I have discovered, because the comet appears in the constellation Perseus, it opens a direct route to the underworld, Hades, the land of the dead where the mythical warrior attacked and killed the Gorgon, Medusa. It is in Medusa's head that Comet Holmes appears. In the world's most ancient occult writings it is prophesied that an abrupt comet from this constellation, especially from the Medusa's third eye, shall usher in "The Dark Death" that precedes a great shedding of blood, the mass destruction of much of humanity.
By William Atkins
Tuesday, 09 January 2007
Cometary experts have calculated that the orbit of Comet McNaught should come as near as 15.8 million miles (25.4 million kilometers) from the Sun (what is called perihelion) on January 12, 2007. Thus, its brightness should peak on that date. At that time, it could be tens of times brighter than the planet Venus.
Comet McNaught was discovered by Australian astronomer Robert H. McNaught in August 7, 2006, while looking at a photograph taken from the Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran in northwestern New South Wales, Australia. At that time, the comet was a faint and distant object. But, now, in January 2007, its orbital motion indicates that Comet McNaught (officially catalogued as C/2006 P1) might provide sky-watchers with dramatic views as it flashes around the Sun.
Comet 2006 P1 McNaught - January 3, 2007
In January 2007, Comet McNaught will be visible to the unaided eye both at sunset and sunrise when the horizon is viewed without any obstructions. It will be visible near the planet Venus and the constellations Aquila (near the celestial equator) and Ophiuchus (in the southern hemisphere). When the Sun is rising in the east the comet is seen just ahead of the Sun, and at sunset, the comet appears in the west just after the Sun sets under the horizon. The use of binoculars will show its gaseous tail. The best places in the northern hemisphere to see Comet McNaught is in Canada, the Scandinavian countries, and Alaska. However, it has been seen as far south as the Midwestern states in the United States and in France, Spain, and Italy in Europe.
Comet McNaughts maximum brightness on January 12th has been difficult to calculate due to its close angular distance from the Sun. However, as this angular distance increases, better brightness measurements will become available. Astronomers are hoping that it will provide fantastic views for sky-watchers.
In addition, between January 12 and 15, 2007, Comet McNaught will be observed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint effort of the ESA/NASA (European Space Agency/National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The SOHO spacecraft was launched in December 1995 to study the Sun and began standard operations in May 1996. It is located near the Earth-Sun L-1 (Lagrangian-1) point, a point of gravitational balance between the Earth and the Sun. The L-1 point is approximately 0.99 astronomical unit (AU) from the Sun and about 0.01 AU from the Earth. (One AU equals about 150 million kilometers (93 million miles)the approximate distance between the Earth and the Sun.)
From that position in space (which is identical to the Earth's orbital period about the Sun), the SOHO is able to constantly observe the Sun. Thus, the SOHO spacecraft should provide detailed pictures of the comet. The home Web page of SOHO is: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
Information about Comet McNaught can be found at: http://www.spaceweather.com/
COMMENTS (1/9/07): It appears Comet C/2006 P1 McNaught may become as bright as magnitude -8.8, 40x brighter than Venus. There hasn't been a comet that bright since the early 1800s. It is currently magnitude -1 and getting brighter. Look SSW in the evening sky just above the horizon at about 5 PM EST (or 20 to 40 minutes after sunset). It will be to the right of Venus. After January 13, it will disappear in the glare of the sun and then when it re-emerges it will be seen only in the Southern Hemisphere. However, it is possible if it reaches magnitude -8.8 that the tail will remain visible, shooting straight up vertically from the horizon in the northern hemisphere until about January 25.
Comet McNaught is currently brighter than magnitide -1: as bright as Comet Hale-Bopp was in late March/early April 1997. Thus, it is without question a major comet. That makes this a PREDICTION FULFILLED, although nine months early.
The big question is whether this comet is the same comet I am talking about in this prediction. Many people who might otherwise see this sight are missing it due to weather problems associated with the winter season in the northern hemisphere. Soon it will be seen only in the southern hemisphere. Still, many in Europe are seeing this, especially in France, Spain, and Italy according to the latest report (the very countries Nostradamus was most concerned about in a large number of his prophecies and when writing about sights seen in the heavens).
It is possible there could be two major comets this year. It would hardly be the first time such a thing happened. The last time two major comets appeared in the same year was in 1957 with Comet Arend-Roland (June 1957) and Comet Mrkos (August 1957). One has to go back to 1910, however, when two comets bright enough to be seen in daylight occurred in the same year. So, it is possible ... we'll have to see how McNaught plays out regarding any Nostradamus prophecies, although it appears a good contender for the Mabus comet now that Saddam Hussein is dead and the US has launched air strikes killing many people and animals in Somalia.
Comet McNaught over Minnesota (January 11, 2007)
By Robert Roy Britt
Senior Science Writer
14 January 2007 11:12 am ET
A comet that has generated tremendous excitement the past week became visible in broad daylight Saturday in an event that will likely be recalled as the skywatching opportunity of a lifetime for many people. SPACE.com's Skywatching Columnist Joe Rao called it "one of the rarest of all cometary spectacles."
Comet McNaught is now the brightest comet in 40 years, according to the International Comet Quarterly at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
The comet is rounding the Sun and has been a challenge to spot for those watching in the evening. The daytime observations are made using a tall building or other promontory to block the Sun, then looking slightly east. "I spotted it ... easily within two seconds with 7X50 binoculars as the Sun was hidden behind a promontory," Jay Ouellet of Quebec City told SPACE.com on Saturday.
Even your hand might do. Rao said many people saw it that way on Saturday with no optical aids. And he advises trying again Sunday. Look around Noon local time and search for the comet about 5 degrees left of the Sun. That's about the width of your fist on an outstretched arm. "Just block the Sun out with your hand and it should be sitting just to the left of the Suna tiny, white, elongated spot of light," Rao said. Binoculars will bring out details of the tail.
Astronomers caution, however, not to look directly at the Sun. It will damage your eyes. Especially do not look at the Sun through binoculars or a telescope. Its fantastic, said Wayne Winch of Bishop, California on the website Spaceweather.com. I put the Sun behind a neighbors house to block the glare and the comet popped right into view. You can even see the tail!
Each day at Noon, the comet will get farther from the Sun and lower toward the South.
The new darling of skywatchers is also visible on the Internet. Until about 11:00 a.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 15, it can be seen in near-live images from the SOHO spacecraft, which monitors the Sun.
Brightest since 1965
As Comet McNaught neared the Sun, more of its ice and dust was radiated off the surface. This material reflects sunlight, giving a comet its brilliance.
McNaught has become minus 5 on an astronomers brightness scale in which smaller numbers are brighter and negative numbers are the brightest of all. Venus shines at minus 4, brighter than any star. The full Moon is minus 12.7.
The only comet since 1935 to be brighter was Ikeya-Seki in 1965. It shone at magnitude minus 7. Comet McNaught, dazzling in pictures, is now far brighter than was the widely seen Hale-Bopp in 1997.
Comet McNaught is named for Australian astronomer Robert McNaught, who found it last year. The comet's evening show is nearly over for Northern Hemisphere skywatchers now as it sets just moments after the Sun on Sunday and then ahead of the Sun by mid-week. Beginning Sunday, skywatchers in the Southern Hemisphere might glimpse the comet soon after local sunset.
COMMENTS (1/15/07): I don't know if Comet Ikeya-Seki was visible in daylight or not, but if not, Comet McNaught is the first such comet to do so since The Great Daylight Comet of 1910. There is no question now, at magnitude -5, that it is a "great comet." It is second only to Comet Ikeya-Seki which was a -7.
Comparisons between the two comets are rampant in reports, but there are major differences. Ikeya-Sekyi was likewise best seen near the horizon at dusk or dawn, although I do not think it was so hard to catch (because it was mag -7 most of the time, not like McNaught which was only +1 to -2 during its display in the northern hemisphere) nor do I think Ikeya-Seki was a southern hemisphere comet but remained in the north throughout (making it a much better comet than McNaught for northern viewers). Ikeya-Seki's tail was also extremely long, stretching along much of the entire horizon, and multi-coloured.
But, most important, was that Ikeya-Seki became visible in October and not January like McNaught. October still has many clear nights, but January or February are the most deplorable months for any comet, even a very bright one, to appear. Weather conditions typical for that part of the year make many Northern skies throughout much of an entire month of January or February full of thick obscuring winter clouds during both the day and night. The sad truth is that if McNaught lives up to Ikeya-Seki's fame or surpasses it, it will be for southern hemisphere viewers only. Being a "daylight comet" for northern viewers as it is now is a bit of a treat (again only if the skies are clear), although it is hardly as spectacular to see as it would be by night, nor does its daylight show make up for all the lack of opportunities for those who could not see it at dusk or dawn due to bad weather conditions or poor topography.
Comet McNaught, sadly, may go down in history as one of the greatest comets of all time, yet also one of the hardest of "great comets" to see in many parts of the northern hemisphere.
Personally, I am very disappointed.
January 23, 2007
AFP PHOTO DAVID LILLO (Photo credit should read DAVID LILLO/AFP/Getty Images) 2:38 p.m. ET, 1/19/07.
It is so impressive that it's already been named the "Great Comet of 2007." McNaught is the brightest comet of the past 40 years and it is delighting astronomy fans across the southern hemisphere. It may be a little bit early to be talking about the best of 2007, but in astronomy there is already a clear winner. The McNaught Comet, otherwise known as C/2006 P1, has been given the title "Great Comet of 2007," even though it's only January.
In fact, according to the European Southern Observatory (ESO), it is brighter than Hale-Bopp, Comet West, or any other comet of the last 40 years. "I'm not well enough acquainted with historical comets, but it is the best I've seen in my lifetime," Robert McNaught, the man who discovered the heavenly body, told SPIEGEL ONLINE.
Since the end of last week, the comet has been visible at night in the southern hemisphere; before that, its flight path was directly in front of the sun, which made it invisible to observers on earth.
The comet is currently delighting astronomy fans across the southern hemisphere, from New Zealand and Australia, to South America and Southern Africa. Two weeks ago it was possible to see the comet in Europe, particularly at dawn. The comet is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in diameter and as it came closer to the sun it brightened rapidly. It is now passing the earth at a speed of 100 kilometers per second (62 miles per second).
The Scottish-born McNaught, who works at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia, discovered the C/2006 P1 in August. "It does feel a bit strange hearing my name on national news broadcasts, but the reality is they are talking about the comet and not me," he told SPIEGEL ONLINE. "Several folks with my surname, none directly related, have contacted me, mostly from the UK, Australia or the USA," he said. "They seem very proud of having their family name emblazoned across the sky." However, the comet has also caused some undue alarm. In New Zealand's capital Auckland, people rang the emergency services after they mistook the McNaught comet for a crashing airplane.
By PATRICK ROWAN
Friday, February 02, 2007
Among the least predictable of celestial occurrences are comets. Last month, a comet did something truly remarkable: It went from being virtually unknown, to the brightest comet in more than 40 years - all in a matter of days. Despite this noteworthy performance, most skywatchers in our region - and the entire northern hemisphere - managed to miss this one. Its name is Comet McNaught, and it may well be the brightest comet that nobody saw.
Most comets visit the inner solar system seemingly at random, falling sun-ward from the outer reaches of the solar system, and a postulated reservoir of billions of hibernating comets called the Oort Cloud. Except for periodic comets with known solar orbits, no one knows when the next one is coming until ... well, until it is discovered.
Robert H. McNaught at Siding Springs Observatory in Australia has discovered and co-discovered dozens of comets and hundreds of asteroids. His most recent comet find was on Aug. 7. Designated C/2006 P1, it would become the Great Comet of 2007.
There were early hints that this Comet McNaught could present itself nicely during its closest approach to the sun, but few anticipated what did happen.
For most of December, it was lost in the sun's glare. As it re-emerged in early January observers suspected that it might be up to something special. It soon brightened more rapidly than expected, and with so little warning, many skywatchers missed this treat. Finding it still took some planning, careful timing... and good luck, so nabbing this delight was especially sweet.
My first sighting came at dusk on Jan. 9 from a hilltop in Easthampton just days after I learned of its existence. I found it with binoculars, and then my naked eye in a space between some distant slate-grey clouds, and very close to the horizon. My second and final view came the next day from near the Connecticut River in Northampton.
It was hiding in plain sight in extraordinarily bright skies, and I managed to photograph it with a fixed tripod and near-daylight camera settings before it sank into the sunset. Even after its head had set, I captured its tail angling up from the horizon. Days later, and unknown to me, the extremely rare filamentary structure of its tail arced across the horizon like a faux aurora.
Comet McNaught was the brightest comet since Hale-Bopp in 1997, outshining it six-fold. Incredibly, some were able to see it in clear blue midday skies at its best simply by blocking the sun with a hand. That's a distinction last held by the yet-brighter Comet Ikeya-Seki in 1965. For McNaught, weather hindered daytime views in Western Massachusetts, and I am unaware of anyone who managed this feat locally.
McNaught saved its best evening show for those in the southern hemisphere, where people using off-the-shelf digital cameras imaged its incredibly complex curving tail more than 25 degrees long, putting our northern views to shame. Now the comet is headed away from the sun and us, shrinking and dimming as it speeds to the cold outer solar system whence it came ...
COMMENTS (2/2/07): Was Comet McNaught a "Great Comet?" Yes. Obviously it was. But the weather was terrible for viewing in many places. January can be a truly awful month to look for a comet.
Was it the comet I predicted? It certainly qualifies!
However, I still maintain that an easy naked-eye comet must yet appear ... one that will be accessible to everyone in the northern hemisphere. That is the only kind of comet Nostradamus would have written about. A well-placed comet like Hale-Bopp, in other words.
In one quatrain he mentions a Great Comet that will appear near Ursa Minor (the Little Bear); in another he describes a "bearded star" near Castor and Pollux. These are not southern hemisphere constellations or stars.
Will such a comet appear in or near October 2007? It still might. Otherwise, my own personal prediction was fulfilled nine months early.
Will the comet or comets of prophecy be very bright? Maybe. However, for the sake of perspective, bright as Comet McNaught was, 1965's Comet Ikeyi-Seki was considerably brighter!
The comet or comets Nostradamus prophesied about could end up being as bright as was Comet Kurtz in 1680 (magnitude -18) or the Great September Comet of 1882 (magnitude -17), both which peaked at magnitudes of -220 or greater (almost as bright as the the sun). These types of comets are called "Super Comets." The Vatican Comet of Nostradamus prophecy will have to be a Super Comet, in my opinion (unless it is not a comet at all, but Planet X).
GREAT SEPTEMBER COMET OF 1882: This comet is perhaps the brightest comet that has ever been seen; a gigantic member of the Kreutz Sungrazing Group. First spotted as a bright zero-magnitude object by a group of Italian sailors in the Southern Hemisphere on Sept. 1, this comet brightened dramatically as it approached its rendezvous with the Sun. By the 14th, it became visible in broad daylight and when it arrived at perihelion on the 17th it passed at a distance of only 264,000-miles from the Suns surface. On that day, some observers described the comets silvery radiance as scarcely fainter than the limb of the Sun, suggesting a magnitude somewhere between -15 and -20! The following day, observers in Cordoba described the comet as a blazing star near the Sun.
Consider the Vatican Comet quatrain:
The great star for seven days will burn,
The cloud will make two suns appear:
The great mastiff will be all night howling,
When the great pontiff changes his land.
In the days and weeks that followed, the comet became visible in the morning sky as an immense object sporting a brilliant tail. Today, some comet historians consider it as a Super Comet, far above the run of even Great Comets.
COMET KURTZ, another Super Comet, appeared in 1680 and reached an official magnitude of -18, but may have achieved a magnitude of around -20 to -22 at its brightest.
Extreme brightness is not always everything either. Comet Hyakutake was not that bright, only magnitude 0 ... yet it was impossible to miss! Why? Because it was so monstrously huge due to it being only 9 million miles from earth (the second closest comet in history). You cannot miss something the size of the full moon that is greenish-blue in colour even if it is dim.
So, in closing, was Comet McNaught the Mabus comet? Possibly McNot, but only time will tell.
By John Borland
October 05, 2007 | 8:21:31
For more than 40 years, an asteroid believed to be potentially dangerous to Earth has been essentially lost to view. But no more. The so-called 6344 P-L was first spotted in 1960, and given the designation Potentially Hazardous Asteroid meaning that its orbit took it within .05 astronomical units (about 4,650,000 miles) of Earth's orbit. But astronomers lost track of it; left behind was only a number and a vague sense of threat.
However, meteor researcher Peter Jenniskens of the SETI institute now argues, with confirmation from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory' Minor Planet Center, that this wayward wanderer is in fact the same thing as the recently discovered 2007 RR9, making a reappearance this year as part of a 4.7-year orbit.
"The object was long recognized to be dangerous, but we didn't know where it was. Now it is no longer just out there," said Jenniskens.
Moreover, the astronomer says, the "asteroid" doesn't really qualify as an asteroid at all. Instead, Jenniskens believes it's the dormant fragment of a comet nucleus, part of a larger body that broke up in the relatively recent past (in stellar terms), creating the Gamma Piscid meteor showers in mid-October and early November.
Under neither name is it likely to hit Earth anytime in the near future. But the little long-lost beastie will be high in the southern sky as it passes by Earth in early November, about .07 astronomical unit away (about 6.5 million miles).
RATING: + 2.0
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/9/06 -- I guess Al Qaeda or the nation of Iran will not like the prospects for Middle East peace very much. This will be a very nightmarish attack in October 2007, possibly involving the use of a nuclear weapon or device. People will gawk at the destruction on television in total awe and disbelief. No one will have seen such a thing at sea in modern times.
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NEW PREDICTION: 2/15/07 -- The current South Korean president is Roh Moo-hyun (pictured above). This may not be the case by the end of the year. Elections will be held in December 2007.
Unfortunately, there is an October 2007 vector for an assassination of a South Korean president. That is two months before elections and, if the event happens sooner, that many more months in advance of elections.
Why is not known. North Korea has been implicated in past terrorist incidents in South Korea, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and other places. Kim Jong Il is believed to have masterminded some airliner bombings.
The diplomatic fallout from this event could lead to almost anything, including war on the Korean peninsula.
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NEW PREDICTION: 2/15/07 -- Good God! Is this possible? Could there really be this many dangerous international crises happening all over the place in the fall of 2007? A US warship destroyed, a South Korean president assassinated, and now a political crisis in Moscow? The base 7 system says it is possible, and October 2007 is the time to watch.
An anti-Putin faction will declare its leader is president and attempt an overthrow. They may have the support of the military in which case this could become very dangerous. The world will wonder all through the crisis, who has control of the nukes, or even some of the nukes. Perhaps the cause of the standoff will be that Putin will mishandle a crisis earlier in the year? This anti-Putin faction will have a great deal of popular support. However, in the end, they will be crushed, partly because new elections will not be far away (March 2008). Unknown to the voters, the elections will give way to someone much worse than Putin.
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NEW PREDICTION: 2/15/07 -- Hopefully, as with past close calls, this incident will fail to ignite a thermonuclear exchange. I obviously cannot say exactly what the causes of this event will be, so wide and varied are the possibilities. Before continuing, I will say that the vector is October/November 2007.
On this particular timeline, there were three close-calls in history: 1965, 1979, and 1993. It will be noted that each incident on the timeline is exactly 14 (2 x 7) years apart, suggesting an almost 100% chance of an incident occurring in 2007 (14 years after 1993). A computer programming or software error, a blackout, or a short but bloody political crisis in Moscow could be the cause of this, hopefully, "almost" event.
However, given the dissimilarity of the three causes on the timeline, each one entirely different, it would be logical to assume that something else will trigger this autumn nuclear crisis. Perhaps it will be linked with the attack on the US warship in the Persian Gulf?
March 7, 2007
The Russian militarys threat to target U.S. missile defense installations in Poland and Czech Republic has exposed increasingly hostile policies of President Vladimir Putin, according to U.S. intelligence officials.
Strategic Rocket Forces Commander Gen. General Nikolai Solovtsov stated Feb. 19 that if Poland deployed a U.S. missile interceptor site and Czech Republic contributed a radar tracking facility, the strategic missile force will be able to aim at these installations.
Solovtsov also warned that Moscow could pull out of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and resume producing medium-range nuclear missiles.
Senior Bush administration officials have criticized the generals comments about targeting two NATO allies, and privately say that Russia is moving away from earlier support of U.S. positions.
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NEW PREDICTION: 2/15/07 -- This will be one of the worst blackouts in US history ... much worse than the ones that happened in 2003 or 1977. New York City, of course, will be affected. Some government officials will actually fear the blackout is an act of terrorism or even an EMP attack (the latter could cause a nuclear crisis). It should happen by November 2007 if not before.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/30/06 -- It is unclear whether this is an invasion coordinated to aid an Iranian attack of Turkey from the southeast or whether this is a Russian military incursion for reasons we can only guess at this time. It is certain that Turkey is part of the "southern flank" that Erna Stieglitz predicts Russia will seek to reinforce before they go to war in Europe.
Russia will dispatch warships, attacking the Turkish fleet in the Black Sea in November/December 2007, making it possible for Moscow to land and supply her forces on the Turkish shores. An air and ground attack may be held in conjunction or just prior to the naval attack, probably in the north and northeast not far from Trabzon.
Attention (11/27/08): Further research of history using the base 7 system has brought to my attention the fact that the vector for a Russian invasion of Turkey should be October/November 2008 and not November 2007. Sorry for the error.
COMMENTS (3/22/09): The above message appeared with a number of previously unposted predictions on the Second Home page. This prediction, now properly dated, appears on the 2008 (Part Three) page. This prediction, set wrongly for 2007, because the dating is in error, will not be rated at all.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/30/06 -- Moscow, heavily aligned with Iran, sides also with the "new" Taliban to overthrow the Karzai government and drive out US and other Nato forces in December 2007. Again, this is part of the scheme predicted by Erna Stieglitz to reinforce Russia's "southern flank" in advance of a later invasion of Europe.
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NEW PREDICTION: 4/24/05 - REVISED: 5/18/06 -- Note that by the time of the above biblical prophecy Russia has already supposedly been fighting in the Middle East -- against US and allied forces in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. And it has since withdrawn; possibly in defeat. This is likely the meaning of the strange statement, "I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth."
It has also already gone to war with, conquered, and occupied Turkey. Thus, Russia's leader has become "the chief prince of Meschech and Tubal (ancient lands of Asia Minor now in Turkey)."
The "hooks" in the jaw that pulls Russia back into the Middle East means they will return with great reluctance.
If there is ever going to be a full Russian invasion/destructive assault against Israel from "the north parts" led by "Gog" in our time, rather than at the end of the 22nd Century and early 23rd as I believe, the only base 7 dates I can come up with for the start of such a dire, and unprecedented, historical event are December 2007 and December 2008. These vectors are based on other Middle East invasions by Moscow and not by any previous Russian invasion of Israel (for which there is no precedent).
In addition there are two additional base 7 vectors that directly apply to Israel, but are "calls to war" rather than invasions: one for Russia to call for international action against Israel in June 2009 and another for Moscow to declare Israel responsible for all wars being fought in the region and declaring Israel a major threat to the world in July 2009.
Thus, this is a prediction in slow motion, beginning at the end of 2007, covering varying Russian actions in the Middle East, ultimately leading to an invasion of Israel around August 2009.
If the prophet Josyp Terelya can be believed, the Gog leader will be named "Vladimir" and will have the support of the entire Russian people. Whilst it is possible this could still be President Vladimir Putin, I fear it may instead be firebrand Vladimir Zhirinovsky -- the one Russian leader who has threatened to commit various horrors against a wide spectrum of other nations (such as Germany, Poland, Latvia, Finland, Israel, Japan, the US and many others) if he ever attains the presidency (by election in 2008 or possibly sooner by revolution).
It seems likely Russia and its allies will invade the Middle East via Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq, the Persian Gulf, and Saudi Arabia (or some or all of these points). Perhaps December 2007 may actually mark the initial mobilisation of Russian forces into parts of the Middle East, partly in contention with US forces, partly to "strengthen its southern flank," with an attempted attack on Israel not coming until at least July 2009 -- a month after a war between Israel/US and Syria ultimately results in the nuclear destruction of Damascus and other Syrian cities. Another December 2008 vector also appears to be slightly premature, and may apply to Russia sending troops into Iraq. As suggested by the June and July 2009 vectors, the actual Gog invasion is likely linked with the Russian-Muslim invasion of Europe projected to occur on August 8, 2009.
The end result will be the destruction of 5/6 of the armies of Russia and its allies (such as Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Libya, Iran, Ethiopia, and Sudan according to Ezekiel) either by nuclear weapons or by a fire from outer space sent by God Himself.
Could Hamas Be the Hommasse of Quatrain 8.15?
UPDATE (3/14/06): This is a thought I have been pondering for some time, and one that has only yesterday been posed by a regular visitor to this website.
I have been discussing Quatrain 8.15 since May 1999 with the view that hommasse, which means "man-woman" (or a masculine or aggressive woman), might apply to a female head-of-state. This is the quatrain:
|Hamas repeats hard line in
Friday, March 3, 2006 - MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Hamas' political leader reaffirmed the organization's hard stance Friday at the start of a three-day visit to Russia aimed at denting the Palestinian militant group's international isolation, saying that its refusal to recognize Israel wasn't a subject for talks. "The issue of recognition (of Israel) is a decided issue," said Hamas' exiled political leader Khaled Mashaal upon arrival in Moscow. "We don't intend to recognize Israel."
Russia great efforts by a ("hommasse")
That similarity in sound, hommasse and Hamas, is very striking. Still, to me the notion hommasse could actually be Hamas was a bit preposterous when I gave it any serious thought. However, what was once a fairly small Palestinian terrorist organisation, has now become the legitimate government in Gaza.
The Hamas trip to Moscow is something I have been supplying links to new reports below, demonstrating how the Middle East is gradually tugging at Russia so that, one day, it may be forced to take an active military role in the region. And when that happens, the danger is high of a "Gog, land of Magog" scenario playing out -- or at least an archetype for the true war of Gog (which I believe will not occur until around 2193).
The question is: can Hamas influence Russian foreign policy to the extent that Quatrain 8.15 implies, to cause nearly all of Europe and a large part of the world to be extremely worried by a Russian attack on Hungary and the former Yugoslavia? Hamas could certainly influence Moscow into a position where it might consider an attack southwards on Israel (Ezekiel's war of Gog) or at least near Israel (against US forces in Iraq and Iran) sometime in the near future, yet that is conspicuously absent from the quatrain which is entirely Euro-centred.
Why would anything Hamas leaders say or do in Moscow cause Russia to attack the EU or Nato forces in Europe? I suppose, as an extension of a war in the Middle East against US or Nato forces, Moscow might attack westward. After all, who can say what power, authority, and international leverage Hamas may actually have by late 2007?
But power enough to attack Russia?
That is really what Quatrain 8.15 is saying Hamas is doing.
"Great exertions (or efforts) towards Russia" suggests military or aggressive actions, which would be rather absurd in the case of Hamas. Even more absurd, that Hamas could worry all of Europe and much of the world (Universe) through their exertions. The phrase almost certainly indicates a hostile attitude by Hamas towards Russia, somehow having become perceived as an obstacle or adversary, quite the opposite of what roleMoscow is currently playing.
Ergo, unless developments dictate otherwise, I am still following the "man-woman" line of reasoning: with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymshenko, or a future US President Hillary Clinton leading the forces of the West in a great and vexing war against Russia.
February 25, 2006, 8:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfiles military sources report: The force sailed out of its home port of Sevastopol on the Black Sea, on Feb. 5, to join a NATO-led anti-terrorist operation in the Mediterranean for a combined three-month drill focusing on combating the smuggling of weapons of mass destruction, illegal weapons trade and migration. The drill is named The Active Endeavors Operation. NATO leaders and US army chiefs were keen enough on Russian participation for NATO secretary general Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to promise the gesture of the first visit by an alliance chief aboard the Moskva.
However, neither he nor the Americans taking part in the exercise had any idea that the Russian naval force intended to break away from the exercise long enough to put in at a Syrian port a call which Syrian president Bashar Assad took as a gesture of support from Moscow. The visit underlined the Kremlins plan to play a larger part in the military affairs of the Middle East, largely by making friendly overtures to Americas adversaries. President Vladimir Putins invitation to discuss arms sales in Moscow with an invited Hamas delegation was part of this picture.
The Moskva missile cruiser was built in 1982 to hunt down and destroy aircraft carriers. It underwent major repairs which were completed in 2000. It carries a 510-man crew and its main armament is the Bazalt cruise missile, which weighs 6 tons, has a speed of Mach 2.5 and range of 550 km. The 186.5-meter vessel can carry either a nuclear warhead or a 500-kilo conventional one. Its S300f anti air system stretches over the Moskva an aerial umbrella with a 75 kilometer radius. It is also equipped to fight submarines.
On Feb. 15, in the course of the NATO drill, the Moskva captured the British destroyer the Nottingham when it played the part of the enemy. The Russian cruiser also seized the Spanish frigate Navarro.
'Vlad' Putin and 'Vlad Dracula' Mubarak (played by Bela Lugosi) discuss Missile East situation and the 'future' of Israel. Dracula has suggested it would be good for Putin to run for a third term of office. Afterwards the two pals went off together to drink a little 'blood and vodka.'
COMMENTS (3/22/09): It is clear that Russia began to move into an anti-Israel, anti-US mode in 2007. This is getting much worse ... and military aid to Syria began at this time as well. Meantime, Moscow strengthened its ties with Iran even more and began its conquest of the Caucasus and Trans-Caucasia by invading Georgia in August 2008 (as predicted on the 2008 Part Three page). But if you read closely, I intended this to be a progressive, accumulative prediction that would occur over time beginning in December 2007 and reaching a head in August 2009.
However, in late 2007 I started to realise that something was "gumming up the works" so to speak. And we saw the rsults of this "gumming up": Asteroids that should have struck Mars and Earth in January 2008 and again in July veered off course and passed both harmlessly. The "Big One" that should have struck the West Coast on May 10, 2008, instead struck China. Yellowstone began heating up to the point that geologists were worried, then mysteriously went quiet. Big Brown, the first undefeated horse to enter the Belmont since 1913, potentially the first Triple Crown Winner since 1978, such a "sure thing" that no one could make any real money betting on him to win, mysteriously wimped out in last place. Later evidence showed that one of his hooves was not properly shod, the shoe dangling in the air. Hillary Clinton, another "sure thing," lost the primaries and Obama was nominated to run for President instead. Still, in the end, she was selected by Obama to be Secretary of State ... a powerful position and a victory of a different sort.
Regarding 2007, the year under review, certain predictions that should have been in the process of being fulfilled in 2007 were not, some 2008 predictions were being fulfilled early in 2007, and some 2006 predictions were being fulfilled late (again in 2007). I then understood by January 2008 that 2008 was indeed a crossroads year and that we were at the theshhold of what the Hopi Indians called "The Jagged Path" in their Prophecy in Rock. I have spent all of 2008 and into 2009 explaining this prophecy and creating a parallel series of pages for 2009 and 2010 (with more coming for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016). We are now on this "Jagged Path" and will either see everything hit the fan this year in 2009 or else reach a climax point or a turning point in 2012. And, if events are properly handled in 2011-12, we will return to a normal path ("The Lower Path") until around the year 2038.
The point is, this "gumming up" of things since late 2007 will have a major effect on this prediction concerning Russia invading the Middle East and then Israel. It will either all happen quickly in summer of 2009 over a period of several weeks or it will happen over a period of a year from summer 2011, beginning with a joint Russian-Iranian blockade of the Persian Gulf, to summer 2012 when all-out invasions by Russia and Iran take place ... or it won't happen at all for many many years to come.
Anyway, I will rate this stage of the prediction as partially successful for 2007, although not nearly as much as in 2008.
RATING: + 0.25
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