Before the time of Newton or Celestial Mechanics, during a time when witchcraft was widely believed, Mother Shipton and Nostradamus foresaw comet impacts on Earth near the beginning of this millenium, nearly 500 years in their future. Three thousand years earlier, Moses recorded the Hebrew Pentateuch that contained encoded dates of these impacts. Other biblical sources including Christ, Daniel and Zechariah warned of this danger. Recently, (alien) abductees, an alien crop circle and even "mystic" humans have warned of these pending events. Surprisingly, all these sources form a consist description of the impending catastrophe.
Scientists usually reject data from such sources. But long period comets can suddenly appear in our skies with only a fraction of a year's warning until they pass near Earth's orbit on their trajectory around the Sun. We have no long range detection and warning apparatus in place. The consistency of these combined warnings enhances the possibility that major comet strikes are pending. Should one occur, it would cause an unimaginable environmental catastrophe. Perhaps mankind should take action on these diverse warnings.
The two other papers offered on this web site offer evidence of the causal agent of these events, our Sun's dark companion star. It generates two separate comet swarms (each orbiting the Sun about every 3,353 years) that orbit 180o out of phase. They alternately threaten Earth for about a hundred year period every 1500 to 1700 years. One of these swarms appears to have passed Earth about 1500 years ago, registering impacts around 440 AD and 534 AD. The impending threat is from several closely spaced comet clusters contained within the second of these swarms. The composite threat scenario indicates that a comet - Earth impact may first occur around 2006/7. An estimated one-kilometer diameter comet fragments into about a dozen major pieces along a 1,700 mile-long path from France to Israel. A second, and more deadly impact, may occur in the Southern Hemisphere less than a decade later. Impacts from fragments of a larger comet, or ones on a more vertical trajectory, may then occur. Both events catch most of humanity by surprise as our current habitat and political structure is swept away. Ultimately, they may cause the death of the bulk of mankind by relocation trauma, insurrection, thirst and starvation. Humanity may then be painfully returned to one of an Ice Age culture thereby greatly limiting the extent and capability of our civilization.
While the probability of these destructive occurrences cannot be ascertained, the severity of the outcome is so terribly consequential that governments throughout the world should invest in researching detection and techniques for destroying these fast moving objects. The concurrence of these ancient predictions may only be happenstance or coincidence, but even the smallest chance of annihilation of human existence cannot be ignored. The authors seek only the hope that precautions be taken so that mankind may evolve without the debilitating trauma that a major comet strike might incur.
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The front page of this web site indicates that six major comet strike epochs, each around a century long, have occurred on a quasi-periodic basis with periods ranging from 1500 to 1700 years. These strikes have catastrophic consequences to human civilization. The historical and geochronological data detail the consequences of these strikes. They usually cause massive death rates (usually by starvation), even at locations far from the areas impacted. Considering the seriousness of such a strike, it seems worthwhile to examine all source data and determine if there is a convergence of information describing when, where and the consequences of, the next strike.
Paper and the
1999 Paper listed on this web site indicate that one, or more, comet
collisions with Earth are impending. The casual agent, the dark star companion
of our Sun, dubbed Vulcan, has been suggested and its orbital elements
postulated. However, it has evaded detection by our astronomers. Vulcan's orbit
could initiate two comet swarms in a
three (comet swarm orbital period) : two (Vulcan orbital period)
resonant orbit as it draws comets and their associated debris particles from the Kuiper belt or the Oort cloud. Thus, each comet swarm would have a nominal orbital period of 2/3 X Vulcan's 5030 year period, or about 3,353-years. This orbital period would be only quasi-periodic because the comets' orbit could be re-registered each time they passed near Vulcan. Thus, these comet swarms would alternately pass through the inner solar system, every 1500 to 1700 years. Since the scientific community has failed even to detect the causal agent (Vulcan), there is little on-going research into this problem. And even if Vulcan could be found, there is no valid way to precisely anticipate the time of arrival of the next comet swarm short of "going out" and looking for them. Unless their trajectories are known from a previous pass (in modern times), comets are usually first detected several AU (Astronomical Unit - the radius of the Earth's orbit) from the Sun and remain visible for about a year.
Archeological data suggest that the last comet swarm passed through the inner solar system between 440 and 534 AD. The former may have destroyed England (i.e. Camelot) whereas the latter may have caused the demise of 70 - 80% of the Chinese and weakened Rome. Predictions of the next strikes have come from four sources, most having little credibility with the scientific community:
There are passages in the Old Testament (Daniel and Zechariah) that also seem to refer to a giant meteoroid strike. Christ is perhaps the most well known source warning us of a catastrophic meteoroid strike. Revelation 6:13 - 14 suggests a possible Earth impact of a giant meteoroid moving mountains. Revelation 8:8 also suggests a blazing mountain-sized object falling into the water and Revelation 9:1-2 suggests a volcano-like result of a land strike. Two strikes are suggested, just like the 2006 and 2012 strikes dates found in the Bible Code. The Mayan calendar ends in 2012 but it can also be argued that they were aware of the Bible Code and its 2012 strike date obtained via the Izapas. Christ could have obtained the meteoroid strike information from the same source.
Prehistory data likewise supports a comet strike scenario. Recovered Messopotamian clay tablets found in Assurbanipal's palace in Nineveh dating from about 650 BC describe a cosmological conflict between Marduk (alias Phaeton) and Tiamat.1 Marduk, clothed with the halo of ten gods, appears to vanquish Tiamat. This also sounds like the "dragon" of Revelation 12:3-4.
The official scientific community disdains the subject of on-going extra- terrestrial alien contact (e.g UFOs, etc.). However, a substantial part of the population accept the existence of UFOs and aliens.2 It is not unreasonable to anticipate that such beings may know more about our solar system than we do. Scientifically, extra-terrestrial aliens should be in the best position to provide information concerning the arrival of this comet swarm, because:
It is postulated that extra-terrestrials could be keenly aware of Vulcan. They could use gravitational influences of this distant planet to slow their spaceships' trajectory as they settle into an orbit within our solar system or to "sling-shot" their spacecraft out of our solar system when they leave. Precise knowledge of Vulcan's mass and orbit would be required for this maneuver. This, combined with the localization of a comet swarm headed toward the inner solar system by debris detection gear already postulated to be used by their spaceships,3 would permit them to estimate when the Earth would be at risk of a comet impact. This theory is supported by ten substantial abduction cases wherein aliens have directly warned abductees of an impending catastrophe. Six of these warnings indicated impending meteoroid or comet impacts.4
Crop circles are often suspected of being of alien origin even though many may not be , or are known frauds of human origin. Figure 1, Crop Circle T367, is likely one of alien origin because:
Crop circle T367 seems to address the comet swarm impact scenario. The nominal direction indicated by the cross hairs added to this Figure appears to be in the direction close to the heliocentric longitude of a suspicious IRAS object that might be Vulcan. (the mission of the IRAS satellite was to map the infrared emissions from the entire sky).
The location of Mercury's perihelion is consistent with the IRAS object that is thought to be Vulcan. Note, Vulcan stimulates these comet swarms. The orientation the planets of our inner solar systems depicted in this crop circle suggests a first strike date to be around March of 2007. Of course, it may also suggest the date when this comet swarm first becomes commonly visible. Moreover, if the IRAS object is not Vulcan, the date estimated could vary. Note that the Earth is missing from its orbit in this depiction of our solar system (implying its destruction).
Code initiates the definition of the impending dual comet strike's Baseline
Scenario. Bible Code data has been found by computer searches of a
time-rastered version of the letters in the Hebrew Pentateuch. Some results
have been published in the Journal of Statistical Science, and so far these seem
to be unchallenged. The Bible Code indicates that two strikes are to be
anticipated, the second is more devastating than the first.
See the related events in Table 1.
|Year||Event||Description From The Bible Code|
|2006:||Comet||Year predicted for world; Star-like object - Its path struck their dwelling.|
|2010:||Comet||Days of horror; - Darkness and gloom. L. A. earthquake.|
|2012:||Comet||It will be crumbled. Earth annihilated;|
|2014:||Earthquake||Desolated, empty, depopulated; For everyone, the great terror, fire.|
The Bible Code may be traced to a possible alien origin. There is evidence suggesting that extra-terrestrial aliens have been trying to warn us of an impending comet strike and transmitted this information to Moses which he recorded in the Hebrew Pentateuch. It is debatable that human scientists could make such a prediction given our current knowledge of the structure of comets and their (slightly) unstable orbits. Furthermore, they are unobservable to us much beyond about 3.0 AU due to their small size. But extra-terrestrial aliens might have the technological ability to discover and track a threatening comet or comet swarm, probe their numbers & composition and predict an estimated time when a strike could occur. It is not unreasonable that they would attempt to warn us of an impending strike. Assuming that crop circle T367 is an updated warning of information previously encoded in the Hebrew Pentateuch, there are possible interpretations of the times of the impending strikes:
The most likely correlation of T367 with the Bible Code data is that it represents the first comet strike around March or August of 2007 (instead of the Bible Code's 2006 date). It is unlikely that one solitary comet would threaten Earth. Thus, T367 may be attempting to define the first incoming comet swarm, one possibly ignored in the pre-history data. Then Tiamat would be the next (and larger) comet swarm to appear. See Figure 10A. Stone Carving Of A Comet Cluster on this web site. This data would suggest that Tiamat appears around 2011 (instead of the Bible Code's 2010 date). The fatal strike on earth would come from the comet swarm Marduk about 1.6 years later in 2012.The Baseline Scenario is formed from these interpretations of crop circle T367, the Bible Code and the clay tablets along with past historical records indicating that the entire civilization of mankind has been almost destroyed before as is alluded to in story of Atlantis and the biblical story of Noah. Further, the geochronological evidence further suggests that the Earth's climate would return to the state it has mostly been in over the last several million years, that of an Ice Age.
Mediums are shunned by scientists since many consider their work o be based on superstition. However, that does not mean that it is and that they are wrong. Consider the following three examples:
First: The Michael medium material is often published by Yarbro (1995 in this case).6 Michael directly answers questions like the two below.
The association of the orbits of the large planets with comets has been known by scientists for more than a century.7, 8 Many now suspect that major magnetic field changes, such as reversals, are associated with major meteoroid strikes. Since the above material was published in 1995 (and it was "channeled" before that date), Michael could be predicting (indirectly) that a major meteoroid strike before 2030. It is asserted that just when Vulcan passes aphelion or perihelion, the magnetic field in the Earth's core changes. The strike of a large meteoroid re-orients the magnetic material in the Earth's outer regions. Theoretically (if a comet or meteoroid struck near this time) there could be a magnetic field reversals as often as every 2,500 years. Vulcan being at aphelion would place the entire inner solar system farthest from the common center of mass of the Sun/Vulcan system (as it is now -about a third of an AU away). This could be a more likely position for members of the comet cluster to strike Earth. In this case, magnetic field reversal reversals could usually occur ever 5,000 years. Further, if a particular one of the two comet swarm is favored, the reversal could occur about every 10,000 years. An impure mix of all of the foregoing is anticipated. Sir Fred Hoyle, Britain's Royal Astronomer, suspects that major meteoroids strike Earth about every 10,000 years.
Second: Another (especially religious) medium indicates that two strikes, including a Southern Hemisphere strike is involved. These are listed as Directives From Heaven. The dates the individual prophecies were made are indicated. The source of these prophecies are attributed to Jesus, Our Lady and Veronica. The salient part of three of these Directives, D 60, D 61 and D 62, are as follows:
The Baseline Scenario implies the same thing. While there is no pre-existing scientific credibility to justify these religious prophecies, they are entirely consistent with the other data sources.
Third: Even more comparable with the theory presented on this web site, is material found on the Cassiopaea web site, particularly the following sub pages:
ANALYSIS: The comparison of our dark star companion has implications relevant to its mass. For example, this may imply that the mass of the dark star to the Sun is about the same ratio of an electron/proton mass or 1/1800 = 0.056% times the mass of the Sun. We estimate the dark star (Vulcan) to Sun's mass ratio to be 0.105% (i. e. Jupiter size). Vulcan's low-mass is insufficient to permit hydrogen fusion, so there are no thermonuclear reactions anticipated. If it is the suspected IRAS object, its temperature was measured to be about 29 degrees above absolute zero. Thus, it is very cold. Vulcan's orbit is markedly elliptical and it has an estimated period of 5030 years. Mahatma Ghandi's DOB and life was used to determine the orbit of Vulcan. See Table 6 in the THE AVATARS' DATE OF BIRTH section of the 1997 Paper.
The associated comet swarm cycle is in a 3:2 resonant orbit with Vulcan and is estimated to be 3,353 years in the STRIKE DATES section of the 1999 Paper (verses the 3600-year cycle estimated in this channeled material).
ANALYSIS: Vulcan's closest passage to the Sun roughly corresponds to Pluto's orbit about the Sun. Pluto's aphelion is about 50 AU. Vulcan's closest passage (perihelion) is about 133 AU. Vulcan passed aphelion circa 1970 and likewise is on its way in towards the Sun. "The mass of Vulcan is much ... less than the Sun or (mother star)". Notice that this suggests that our planets were spawned by the Sun (the mother star). Together with the Sun and dark star companion's previous macro comparison to the proton - electron pair suggests that the ASTRO- METRIC theory of planet formation is valid.
ANALYSIS: The location of both the dark star and the comets were asked, but there could have been confusion in the answer because the questions were ask sequentially. Vulcan is not thought to be located in Libra. Moreover, Nostradamus (II/81) associates Libra with Phaeton in APPENDIX A of the 1999 Paper. The mass of the dark star was stated to be 56%, but such a large star (over 8% solar mass) would be ignited by thermonuclear hydrogen fusion or would simply be radiating by gravitational collapse. The "channeling" process could have missed the decimal point, and possibly 0.056% was meant (The source of the channeling admits that "channeling numbers" may sometimes result in digit or decimal point errors.). 0.056% is the scaled ratio of an electron to a proton (as indicated by the fourth DC - 08/03/96 reading).
The threatening comets can come from many directions. These are specifically illustrated in Figure 1. This figure indicates that for the comet cluster being depicted, the comets appear to come from heliocentric longitudes ranging from 103o to 195o.
The reason for the magnetic field change was not given above but was hinted at. The primordial black hole at the center of the Earth could have changed the magnetic field of the Earth's solid core. Figure 10 of the ANALYSIS section of the 1997 Paper suggests that a dramatic anomaly occurred within the Earth's solid core circa 1970. The motion between the Earth's solid core and the liquid outer layer is often thought to be a source of the Earth's magnetic field. There also appears to be a similar decline in the Earth's magnetic field about 5000 years ago (when Vulcan would have again been near aphelion). See the article Does the earth change its shape? If a large meteoroid strikes the Earth and the magnetic field of the Earth's solid core has re-aligned, the impact may re-align the outer (more observable) Earth's magnetic field (as suggested by the fourth DC - 07/11/98 item). It is well known that iron can be magnetized while striking it while it is in the presence of a magnetic field. Magnetic field changes could occur when Vulcan is near aphelion and the same cluster of large comets is passing by, e. g. every 10,000 (not 100,000) years as suggested above. See the above analysis of the Michael medium's prediction.
ANALYSIS: The 12 to 18 years before the impending comet strike times corresponds to data from the Bible code as is dicussed in the THE 2006 AND 2012 STRIKE DATES section of the 1999 Paper. A 900 mile in diameter comet sounds too large by a factor of 10 or maybe 100. Channeling numbers may sometimes result in digit or decimal point errors.
ANALYSIS: The 8.9 LA earthquake may be the one predicted for 2010 in Table 1. The rapid glacial rebound is caused dust and debris cast into Earth's atmosphere by comet strikes. The oceans can lose their supply of latent heat within ten years causing the Earth to enter an Ice Age. The expanding Earth is caused by the Primordial Black Hole (PBH) at the Earth's core giving off more and more heat as it grows smaller. See INTRODUCTION - A NEW PLANET FORMATION THEORY section of the 1997 Paper. It will eventually explode, but not likely during the lifetime of mankind here on Earth. The reorientation of the Primordial Black Hole (PBH) located at the core may change the magnetic field within Earth's solid core. This, in conjunctions with a comet strike will cause a major reorientation of the Earth's magnetic field. The increased speed of the comet cluster may be because the solar system is cycling through the galactic plane as our solar system moves around the galactic center. It is now at a critical position in its cycle, perhaps one where it is just passing through the galactic plane or where it is reversing direction in its movement from the galactic plane.
ANALYSIS: There is strong historical and dendrochronological (tree ring) evidence of 440 and 534 AD. (swarm A) comet impacts. The 440 AD (1560 YA) strike appears to have been in Britain. According to a TV production aired on KQED 9:00PM 16 May 2000 report, Celtic tales of Arthur record the fiery destruction of Camelot and the hands of the Sun god (tails of comets) reaching upwards. Also see Baillie's "A Slice of Time" or "Exodus to Arthur". The 534 AD (1466 YA) strike is reported to have caused 70 - 80% of China's population to die. The KQED production reports atmospheric sulfur increased around this date, suggesting volcanic activity as well. These comet strikes may have contributed to the "fall of the Roman Empire (completed by 476 AD) although Rome had been sacked by the Visigoths in 410 AD. The 534 AD strikew may well have clinched the formation of the "Dark Ages". Note the 534 AD date verses the "channeled" 564 AD date. Numbers are difficult to channel (Note the single different digit). The three- body Sun, Vulcan and comet problem yields a quasi-periodic, not periodic, comet strike intervals. This comet swarm (with its associated comet cluster) is not the same comet swarm that now threatens us (swarm B) and the makeup of the individual comet clusters within the swarm will be different.
Figure 2. A Medieval Painting Dated 1456 AD, Near A Pass Of Halley's Comet.The medieval prophets offer the most acceptable comet impact data available to the general public, and they describe the comet collision more in "human terms". However, rightly or wrongly, they are generally ignored by the scientific community. The prophecies of Mother Shipton (1488 - 1561) and Nostradamus (1503 - 1566) are the chief sources of such comet impact data, although at least one other medieval source of data will be considered. Also see Nostradamus and Mother Shipton sections in the Related Web Sites Section of this web site.
Three medieval works indicate one or more impending comet strikes. Two of these have adequate data to permit a nominal dating of the event. But the first only describes the anticipated event. See Figure 2. Here, a painting, dated 1456, reveals two comets (they look like stars with tails) moving in different directions and illustrating the sky raining blood. Sick children and a mutated calf with two heads are also shown. Certainly, the two comets are consistent with the Baseline Scenario.
Comets travel with a swarm of debris particles gathered from their sojourns in the outer solar system. If a comet strikes, so does its debris cloud. Then, many small iron meteoroids will form a red or rust-colored like material and organic ices (hydrocarbons) form a milk-like substance, both of which rain from the skys. See the pre-history legends. A strike from a giant meteoroid would change the climate which would result in famine. Giant meteoroid or comet strikes are thought to alter the Earth's magnetic field. As the Earth's magnetic field falters, the Van Allen belts are no longer held at bay. The atomic particles, that once were safely contained in the belts, strike biological organisms when they reach the ground and mutate them. Since bacterial and viral agents generate rapidly over a few days or weeks, pestilence arises from the new ones that are formed. This is discussed further in the 1999 Paper's Historical Data and illustrated in Figure 2. Note the aurora borealis in the upper middle of this 15th century painting.
Mother Shipton's has made a great many prophecies that have come to pass.9 See Appendix A. The individual prophecies are denoted by a # symbol and a number from 1 to 46. Her "Last Prophecy", the comet strike prophecis, have yet to be unfulfilled. These are of greatest interest and they are labeled with just a number ranging up to 31. They are summarized in Table 4. Mother Shipton's last prophecies fit the baseline scenario very well and describe the anticipated human reaction to these two anticipated comet strikes.
The following are details of each of the verses (sub-prophecies) composing Mother Shipton's Last Prophecy. An explanation is attempted for each verse and summarized at the bottom. Since she was not highly educated, grammatical interpretations shall give her the "benefit of the doubt". It seems she starts out dating the 100 year period during which these events are anticipated. She provides a little background (that can now be linked to her verified prophecies) and then launches directly into a discussion about the impending comet strikes.
Mother Shipton wrote two verses which define the time period when she
expects the world to be at risk. They are this one and verse 3. This one is
interpreted as follows:
After the Washington Naval Treaty of 1923 relegated them to a position of naval inferiority, Japan prepares for war in 1926. This is when the 100 year period starts that she is speaking of.
The 31 prophecies are classified in degree of reasonability as related to the
proposed Baseline Scenario. Table 4 offers five different classification levels
ranging from A to F.
Mother Shipton did not give us the names of the places where comets from the comet swarm (Dragon's Tail) will strike, but they appear to be correlated to those found in the Bible Code. She, like the Bible (Revelations Chapter 12) equates the comet cluster to a Dragon. Table 5 summarizes and classifies these prophecies.
The Bible Code's 2006 And 2012 Strike events are clearly discernable in Mother Shipton's Last Prophecy. Its hard to imagine how she could have obtained this material without the aid of a computer. However, the Izapas managed to get the second strike date, but they may have been descendents of Israel and brought knowledge of the Bible Code with them to the "New World" 600 years before Christ (as Mormon doctrine proclaims). The computer processed Hebrew Pentateuch and 1995 T367 crop circle data are the current source of the earlier (2006 - 2007) date. Further, it is of great interest that Mother Shipton indicates that this threatening comet swarm has visited Earth six times before, a value consistent with the six comet strike event dates listed on the index (front) page of this web site.
Inspecting Table 5 yields information that the first strike is (at least in part) a water strike. Prophecy 10 discusses tsunamis, prophecy 11 suggest several volcanoes awakening, prophecy 12 indicates earthquakes and 13 discusses massive rains and floods. It is logical that water strikes would produce tsunamis and vaporize massive amounts of water which would then fall as rain. Prophecies 14, 15 and 16 suggest that this will happen in a populated area. The Pacific Northwest coast of the USA, Japan and the Mediterranean basin come to mind as possible locations that would satisfy these prophecies although large island nations in the Pacific (like Indonesia) offer possibilities. Mother Shipton's first Comet Strike in Table 5 correlates well to the Bible Code's 2006 "Star-like object - Its path struck their dwelling" indicating a long fragmenting comet impact path over water.
Little is known about the second comet strike except that it may be from a comet crumbled by the Sun and striking in the Southern Hemisphere. This crumbling process may destroy the ability to accurately predict where it (or its fragments) will strike. Shipton offers the consequences of the second strike. Prophecies 21, 22, 26, and 28 indicate that this strike results in the world turning cold and the beginnings of a new Ice Age. Water seems to be leaving the sea to lower the sea level exposing the sea-bed. Presumably, this is because the latent heat in the ocean's water causes it to rain out, freezes on land and enlarges our glacier ice cap. This comet's impact apparently is of sufficient strength to cast much debris into the atmosphere. Then, much of the Earth's atmosphere will remain permanently glazed over with a cloud of ice crystals, Sir Fred Hoyle's so- called diamond dust, reflecting more sunlight and giving the Earth less heat. The micron-sized debris particles would remain aloft for about ten years exhausting the ocean's supply of latent heat. The oceans normally produce rain, and heat released by the rain normally keeps these ice crystals at bay. But when the ocean's supply of latent heat is exhausted, these ice crystals will remain in the atmosphere for thousands of years, returning us to an Ice Age. Earth has spent the better part of the last 2.4 million years locked in the Pleistocene Epoch known as the Great Ice Age. By comparison, man (Neanderthals, Homo Sapiens, etc.) have developed over the last 300,000 years. Thus, the last comet strike must come about ten or more years before 2026 (the end of Shipton's prophecy) because her prophecy 27 (survivors live among the dead), 28 (frozen vegetation) and 30 (an alien arrival) indicates that a new Ice Age begins before her final date (2026). Thus, the comet strike must occur around or before 2016, and this date fits the Baseline Scenario well.
Equally reasonable, and equally disturbing, is Shipton's description of the human actions that accompany these events. Humanity, waiting too late to prepare for the impacts, fight among themselves for survival.
During the middle of the sixteenth century, Mother Shipton generated a set of prophecies that have since been "verified," at least to some degree. See Appendix A. Table 6 summarizes one evaluation of these 46 prophecies along with a letter "grade" classifying each interpretation. It is interesting to notice that the only known failure was of the one pertaining to herself. At one time during her life, she feared being burned at the stake.14 It is reported that she later correctly prophesied the year of her own death.
Almost 75% of Shipton's past (verified) prophecies are clear (Class A or B) prophecies and only 6% are vague or have failed. All but four of her upcoming Comet Strike prophecies (Last Prophecy) represent a reasonable description matching the Baseline Scenario of two comet strikes that could easily throw our planet back into an Ice Age.
How valid are Shipton's prophecies? A hoaxter15 who published Shipton's versus in 1862, Charles J. Hindley, has caused accusations of "Predicting The Past" by Revilo P. Oliver. However, radio, automobiles, mechanized agriculture, submarines, aircraft and Movies/TV were certainly not widely known and likely not even imagined (although a submarine and balloons were used in the US's civil war). In 1873 Hindley admitted having forged a rhyme that claimed the world was going to end in 1881 and crediting it to Mother Shipton. Presumably, he needed it to make his book more marketable. Most modern sources of Shipton's work have sought to eliminate such versus.
But worse then the forgeries was the reported withholding of Mother Shipton's Prophecies from the general public.16 They may be related to the impending (agonizing) mass death of half (or more) of humanity by protracted war and starvation - during our generation. And even worse than this is the deliberate obscuring of extraterrestrial alien contacts and their warnings of impending comet strikes. The only written communications we may have from the aliens is in script form. Crop script was spelled out to say that they are opposed to "cunning and "deceit". This is found in the one and only "crop script" which was formed in a manner similar to that of the T367 crop circle17. Are they implying that some of the powerful among us are cunning and deceitful? Possibly so, because the only official who really alerted us to the possibility of a giant meteoroid induced catastrophe (surprisingly occurring about every 10,000 years as estimated in section 2.3) was Sir Fred Hoyle, the British Royal Astronomer, in his (poorly edited) book "Ice The Ultimate Human Catastrophe".11 Being British, he may have known of Shipton's prophecies. Publication of this book may have been quite an act of courage, but then, he is a knight!
The large number of A-class prophecies add up to the fact that either Shipton's prophecies are a present day hoax or she was an excellent prophet. Data from the World Wide Web indicates that her work was published in 1684 and 1862 implying that her material is credible.15 But remember the alien warning concerning human "cunning and deceit". No real new information is added by her prophecies and this seems disturbing. However, there are so many of Shipton's verified prophecies. If they are not a hoax, the comet strike predictions are highly likely. If they are a hoax, why does her dual comet strike prophecy (the Last Prophecy) fit the Baseline Scenario so well? In either case, something seems amiss. The alien allusion to human "cunning and "deceit" certainly seems applicable, and perhaps sinister.
Not only are the sum totals of Mother Shipton's Verified Prophecies viable, but her Last Prophecy correlates well with the Baseline Scenario, data from selected mediums and even geochronological evidence indicating that the oceans recede during Ice Ages. Shipton's "Last Prophecy" covers a time period up to 2026, with the comet strikes likely occurring before 2016. These events conclude with the arrival of aliens to aid (or dominate) mankind. Some sites see the aliens as malevolent, others (plus one by one of these authors) see hope that they may be benevolent. Did we refuse their help in destroying the comets?. An Ice Age as well as a New Age seems to be prophesied, with much of the present human political and physical infrastructure wiped away. Those who survive will define the tenor and quality of the future human race.
It is hard to believe that there has ever been a prophet as good as Mother Shipton. That is why her material has sometimes been considered a hoax, and it may be. However, it is even harder to believe that it is a hoax when her Last Prophecy coincides so well with the Baseline Scenario (which is further supported elsewhere on this web site). If Shipton's Last Prophecy is a hoax, someone has undertaken a substantial effort to make it appear consistent with other data warning of two comet strikes in the immediate future. Whatever the case may be, the alien warnings of human "cunning and deceit" seems warranted.
Nostradamus wrote most of his quatrains (four line verses) purposely obscure. Being a French Jew, he may have believed that he could be subject to persecution by the Catholic church. Such hardly seems unreasonable at a time when people were burned at the stake for witchcraft. Nevertheless, of his thousand plus quatrains, a few (about thirteen) and others of his writings can be isolated as being related to an impending comet strike. These are discussed in Appendix A of the 1999 Paper found on this web site. The translations of the eight clearest of the thirteen strike related quatrains are listed below. The particular "Century" (group of about 100 quatrains each) is denoted by a Roman numeral and the quatrain within it is denoted by an Arabic number.
Only one of his quatrains denote the time of this event.
After great human misery, a greater one approaches,- The second strike after the first
The great motor of the century renews: - The millenium begins
It will rain blood, milk, famine, iron and pestilence. - Comet strike related.
In the sky will be seen a fire, dragging long sparks.- A fragmenting meteoroid.
Just as the millenium begins, human misery from the first comet strike will precede the second strike. The first comet's debris cloud strikes, rains iron meteoroids and forms red or rusty like material (blood) as well as a (milk- like) hydrocarbon material.18 Famine results from the climate change. Disease (pestilence) arises from mutations of bacteria and virus when the Earth's magnetic field falters due to the strike and the Van Allen belts are no longer held at bay. A (flaming) meteoroid is seen with fragments (sparks) breaking off and burning.
Nostradamus obscured his quatrains, but the locations he named are known. For example: I/69 and VIII/16 clearly indicates that a water impact is anticipated. The locations can be shown to fall into two major groups. Group 1 includes quatrains I/69, II/46 (see above), III/10, VI/6 and VIII/16.
The great mountain, 4247 feet in circumference, - A 412 meter diameter meteoroid.
After peace, warmth, famine, flood: - After a severe El Nino?
The impact will spread far, drowning with great contradictions [or oscillations],
even ancient objects and their great foundations. - A big tsunami washes ashore.
This indicates that a mountain-like comet/meteoroid will strike the sea causing a tsunami that sweeps fourth inundating ancient (Greek and Roman) buildings. Ancient buildings near the sea in South America were generally unknown at the time. Sir Fred Hoyle estimates that a strike by a 300-meter meteoroid could result in a new Ice Age11 and Nostradamus estimates the size of one of the fragments that strikes the Mediterranean sea at just under 500 meters.
At the place where JASON had built his ship, - HIERON, a cryptogram for IESON (i.e. JASON)
There will be such great and so sudden a flood,
That one will have nowhere on earth that was not attacked
The wave mounts the Olympic Fesulan.
This is Nostradamus' description of a great tsunami caused by the comet strike in Aegean sea (where JASON of the Argonauts built his ship). The tsunami may sweep over Mount Olympus at 9570 ft., or just inundate nearby Fiesole, Italy that is at 970 ft.
There will appear towards the seven stars - Maybe The Pliedes or Ursa Minor & Polaris
Not far from Cancer, the bearded star: - A comet
Susa, Siena, Boeotia, Eretria, - four Mediterranean locations along a straight line
Great Rome will die, the night disappeared. - The sky alight, Rome destroyed.
A comet is noticed in the sky. It is associated with the destruction of Rome. Others have noticed that four places found in this quatrain fall along a narrow straight line about a thousand miles long.19 This fits Mother Shipton's first comet strike description well since volcanoes lie along this path.
Greater calamity of blood and famine - Famine after the strike.
Seven times it will advance toward the marine shore: - Seven waves hit the shore.
Monaco, from hunger, place captured, captivity, - Monaco starved into submission.
The great leader is crushed in a metal cage. - A great leader crushed in a metal bunker.
After a time of famine, fragments of a comet strike. Seven tsunami's from the seven comet fragments strike fall into the sea. A fragment kills a great leader in a metal bunker. Monaco is overrun by starving people.
Group 2 impact events include quatrains I/46, II/81 and V/98.I/46:
A comet is seen in the sky for three nights before it strikes. It explodes in the air and some of its fragments hits around three towns in Gers county, France.
At a latitude of 48 degrees climatic [things]. - In Northern (France?)
At the end of Cancer so great [is the] drought: - Drought in mid July
Fish in the sea, river and lake boiled hectic, - Bubbling and boiling waterways
Bearn, Bigorre the sky in distress from fire, - fire falls from the sky in southwest France
A stupendous event occurs in mid July during a drought in northern France. Organic ices from an exploding comet burn as they enter the atmosphere and bubble when they fall into the sea, river. and lakes. The bay of Biscay is near the extreme corner of southwest France (which is denoted by Bearn and Bigorre counties).
Through fire from the sky the city is almost burned. - Meteoroids hit a city
The urn menaces Ceucalion once again. - A great flood like Noah's
Sardinia is vexed by the Punic "fuste". - An island west of Italy.
After that Libra will abandon his Phaeton. - A comet cluster departs a constellation.
A comet/meteoroid fragment or its associated debris field may destroy Rome (see VI/6) or Athens (see VIII/16). Ceucalion may mean Deucaion, the Greek name for Noah and the "urn" refers to the urn of Aquarius, the Water Bearer, that brings a flood. Punic is synonymous with treachery and fuste is a galley (ship), thus Sardinia may be troubled by this treacherous vessel (or cluster of comets). Phaeton (alias Marduk) is the ancient name of the comet cluster and Libra refers to the constellation which lies nominal celestial direction from which the comets leave (RA 222o to 240o, Dec. 25o +/- 15o S). Phaeton/Marduk seems to be the cluster from which the comet that impacts Earth springs from. Tiamat, the first cluster arrives from the northwest at Heliocentric Longitudes ranging from 103o to 195o and would round the Sun and leave at roughly the same direction. Likewise Phaeton/Marduk would arrive from the same general direction and depart from southerly declinations at the same nominal RA. This quatrain seems like a reasonable description of the Phaeton/Marduk departure.
Long ago, Zechariah also seemed to describe a meteoroid impact, although through the ages it has not remained as clear as the Nostradamus description. Zechariah Chapter 14, verses 4 to 8 are as follows (taken from the NIV translation of the Holy Bible):
Verse 4: On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, forming a great valley, with half the mountains moving north and half moving south.
Christ has already stood and preached on the Mount of Olives and it has not split. Christ standing on the Mount of Olives and it splitting are not simultaneous events. Something will split the Mount of Olives. This could certainly occur from a comet or meteoroid strike at this location.
Verse 5: Main translation:
You will flee my mountain valley, fore it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake.
Alternate translation (see the verse 5 footnote in the NIV Bible):
My mountain valley will be blocked and it will extend to Azel. It will be blocked because of the earthquake.
The alternate translation makes more sense. In other words, there will be massive debris from the impact covering a mountain valley (from Jerusalem) to Azel.
Verse 6: On that day, there will be no light, no cold or frost.
On that day, dust will block out the sunlight but it will be warm from the energy released by the meteoroid impact.
Verse 7: It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime - a day known only to the Lord. When evening comes, there will be light.
This is a catastrophic day. While people may not be able to see the Sun and Moon, there may be light from the ensuing volcanic eruption. Therefore, this verse fits Shipton's verse 6, prophecy 12A well and associates it with her first comet strike.
Verse 8: On that day, living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea (The Dead Sea) and half to the western sea (The Mediterranean) in summer and in winter.
Lava flows out of the impact zone for more than half a year. See Revelation 9:1-2.
Nostradamus' and Zechariah's biblical impact points are listed below in Table
|VI/6||Susa - Italy/France Border||45.0N 7.0E|
|VI/6||Siena - Tuscany Italy||43.0N 11.3E|
|VI/6||Eretria - Greece||38.2N 23.6E|
|VI/6||Boeotia - Greece||38.5N 23.5E|
|Zechariah 14:4 - 8||Mount of Olives||32N 35E|
Figure 4 . The Nostradamus/Zechariah Comet Strike Plot
A plot of the locations indicated by Nostradamus (in quatrain VI/6) and Zechariah (14:4 - 8) is offered in Figure 4 . Nostradamus' VI/6 and Zechariah's points define a long narrow straight line spanning 1,700 miles across the Mediterranean basin. This comet strike is presumed to be, at least in part, a water strike, such as is described in I/69 and VIII/16. As such, it ejects much vapor and debris into the atmosphere. Massive rains occur as this moisture condenses out of the atmosphere, nucleating on the microscopic debris particles blasted into the atmosphere. Quatrain II/46 also describes a fragmenting comet or meteoroid and the date of this event is just after the beginning of the next millenium (2000 AD).20
The Nostradamus/Zechariah impact event seems similar to the first one described in the Bible Code. Its 2006 event (maybe closer to March 2007 per T367) has a distinct "path" as does this one. Additionally, VI/6 suggests that the comet first appears star-like towards "the seven stars". Note that 2006 is just after the beginning of the millenium (II/46). This strike appears to impact both land and sea, so it is suspected to be the one Christ referred to in Revelation, Chapters 8 and 9.
A second line of comet strikes parallel the 1,700 mile long path. The regions affected are southwestern France and Sardinia. Both are near and parallel to the comet's main impact path. These may be due to small fragments that have broken off the comet earlier and may be where an exploding meteoroid strikes (similar to the Tunguska event). Thus, they are the size of a nuclear detonation. Nostradamus' I/46 indicates that the southern France event is stupendous and it causes the Earth to shake. But he does not indicate the presence of a comet. His V/98 quatrain seems to indicate debris (including organic ices) burning in the sky and bubbling (evaporating) in the water. See Table 3. But what are the chances that these first two events are related?
|I/46||Auch, Lectoure, Mirande||43.5N 0.5E|
|V/98||Bearn, Bigorre||43.5N 0.5E|
The three Group 2 impact event contains just three quatrains. Moreover, two, I/46 and V/98 exhibit geographic correlation. This occurs because these two regions represent about 1/40,000 to 1/10,000 of the Earth's surface. The probability that they are the same location is at least 99.99%. Further, both I/46 and V/98 are describing a celestial event involving fire. While I/46 could be a military attack involving rocket fire, that would be inconsistent with V/98 and the "fish boiled hectic". This impact path is parallel to the Group 1 impact path. It is thought to be a major comet fragment exploding in the atmosphere. Its proximity to the Group 1 path leads to the most reasonable assumption that it is related to this same event. However, since there is a reference to "Phaeton" there still remains a possibility that it is related to the second comet strike. But since its path is so parallel with the other, it is likely just a piece of the first comet striking Earth, probably one breaking up in the high atmosphere or simply under Earth's gravitational tug. These fragments rain mostly on southern France and Sardinia.
Nostradamus' predictions suffer from his intended obscurity, and are more a subject for tabloid journalism. Zechariah's biblical predictions are likewise obscure, perhaps more due to their antiquity. However, these quatrain's and biblical verse's are certainly in step with the predictions of the Bible Code (possibly obtained from an extra-terrestrial alien source ) and the teachings of Christ.
5000 years ago, Vulcan probably would have strongly affected the orbit of these comets. After they rounded the Sun 3200 years ago and disappeared into the far reaches of our solar system, their orbits would have stabilized. Could space-mobile aliens predict a comet impact location 500 (or 2500) years before the strike? This is less than one orbital period with no large solar system object to restructure their stable Keplerian orbits. Certainly human scientists could predict the orbits, but the precise orbit definition as they neared the Sun would be more difficult to estimate. Current human scientists have no structural data on these comets, but the aliens might. Their models could be based on information taken from when the comets last rounded the Sun. By Zechariah's time, extra-terrestrial aliens could have accurately estimate the comet's orbits because they had been in the cold far reaches of space (no out- gassing) and because they had comet structural information (obtained from direct observations) that would aid in determining the comet's orbits as they neared the Sun.
Figure 5. The Akkadian Seal.
The Bible Code's comet strike prophecies could be reasonably accurate because they could have been derived in a logical, not a divine, manner by alien scientists. Alien interaction with humans can be traced back to the Akkadian seal that was generated around 4500 years ago. See Figure 5. However, the Bible Code comet impact estimates (predicting strikes early in this millenium) were made some 3,500 years ago. Comet orbits are not perfectly stable, especially when one considers that these comets may have last rounded the Sun (a major celestial object) about 3200 years ago. The exact location where the first threatening comet might strike could not be known with any degree of precision at that time. However, a long fragmenting path could have been anticipated. Minor strike time corrections (up to a year or more) from the original Bible Code predictions could then be made. Further, impact location predictions after comet orbits stabilized in the far reaches of space could have also been made. Human calendar changes and the development of civilizations and cities throughout the Mediterranean basin also had to be determined. By 500 years ago, most of these locations would be firmly established. Jerusalem would still be where it had been from Zechariah's time. The late February 2007 Crop Circle T367 derived strike date could be an example of such a time correction. However, it must be acknowledged that even small changes (of a hour or less) in the comet's time of impact would greatly influence where a comet could strike the Earth. Estimated first comet strike locations could have also been made and transmitted by the frequently mentioned alien telepathic techniques to Zechariah, Mother Shipton and Nostradamus. However, the breakup of the second threatening comet rounding the Sun would still limit predictions of precise Southern Hemisphere strike locations.
The Nostradamus/Zechariah prophecies seem to tell of an impacting comet, fragmenting in the atmosphere, as it passes along a 1,700-mile path over much of the Mediterranean basin. At least a dozen major impact fragments are anticipated, with some fragments being almost 500 meters in diameter (implying a 1 km comet). A second, probably related comet fragment, follows a nearby parallel path and explodes over southern France and Sardinia. This fragment likely breaks loose as the main body nears the Earth or enters the high atmosphere. Multiple land and water strikes are envisioned, with some of the major fragments exploding in the atmosphere like the Tunguska event. These seem to correlate well with Mother Shipton's first strike due to all the water related activity she prophesied. It also fits well with the Bible Code's (2006) "The Year predicted for world," the "Star-like object" and the "Its path struck their dwelling" (a long fragmenting strike path). The 1,700 mile long Group 1 impact path fits this description well.
A definition of a Composite Scenario follows. Around 2006 to 2016, strikes from fragments of two separate comets are anticipated. The first involves a nominal one-kilometer diameter comet fragmenting into about a dozen major pieces, some about 500 meters in diameter. France, Italy, Greece and Israel are struck as well as parts of the Mediterranean Sea. Tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruption and massive flooding occur. There are vast struggles among surviving mankind along with a terrible death toll, partly due to insurrections. Around a few to about ten years later, a second comet strike is in the Southern Hemisphere occurs and this one is the most severe. This comet appears to be crumbled rounding the Sun (such is often witnessed by astronomers) and an unknown number of (massive) fragments strike Earth (at unspecified locations). These strikes send Earth back into an Ice Age. The bulk of the human population is destroyed, likely due to relocation trauma, water deprivation and starvation. Survivors in the US Air Forces' nuclear hardened survival center in Cheyenne Mountain Colorado emerge to count the survivors.
Christ, The Old Testament, The Bible Code, Nostradamus, Shipton, extra- terrestrial aliens and even some famous astronomers and geologists have warned us of a possible catastrophic comet collision with Earth. But there have been many prophets of doom, yet the world is still here.21 However, there was one such prophet who was correct. 5000 years ago, Noah predicted one of the quasi-periodic catastrophes contained in the table found on our web site's front (index) page and he is still remembered because of it.
It can hardly escape notice that The Figure 2 painting (made around 1456 AD), Shipton (1488 AD - 1561 AD) and Nostradamus (1503 AD - 1566 AD) all occurred within about a century of one another. Within the next century, Kepler, Galileo, Newton (and his assistant Whiston) and Halley formalized the mathematics of celestial bodies and even realized the possible influence of comet strikes in causing Noah's great flood. Whiston believed that the London earthquake of 1750 was a sign of impending doom, though other considerations suggested to him that 1866 would be the year. Newton ultimately set the date at some time after the year 2000.22 The catastrophes cause by these periodic comet swarms, the nominal date of the next one and the celestial mechanics needed to rigorously define the problem was available in the 17th century. What a fortunate coincidence! By the 1990's we had launched satellites into the far reaches of our solar system and have hydrogen bombs capable of destroying comets. We have all the tools necessary to define the problem and save ourselves. Who do we have to thank? Christ, aliens, human mediums and prophets or all of them? Perhaps the aliens could destroy the comets now, but would we continue to ignore them never knowing if they did so. None have shown evidence of desiring a mass extinction of the bulk of humanity . . . but it has occurred several times before. This is our solar system and our world after all, and it may be up to us to maintain our home. The choices and their consequences are ours.
Notice the role of "fear" in Nostradamus' recordings of his visions. Had he not feared persecution, he may have made clearer prophecies. Similarly, greed (the fear of want or need) may have motivated Charles J. Hindley's forgeries related to Shipton's prophecies. The subtle forces of fear are responsible for most of mankind's misery and much of our ignorance. If the impending threat is valid and we do nothing to counter it, our fears may be responsible for an unprecedented loss of human life in the near future.
From our perspective, the long period comet swarms causing these catastrophes just "suddenly appear". Moreover, there does seem to be a convergence on the dates and circumstances predicted for the next impending catastrophe. Most of those who made these predictions are not available to take the credit (or blame) for them. The comet strikes these swarms cause are not "the end of the world". But if true, they could cause a catastrophe of such magnitude that most of us often want to just close our minds to imagining it. This is largely due to our stubbornness, our fear of change, which is humanities' most popular fear. We can act to avoid this possible catastrophe or just gamble (or hope) that it won't happen or take it on "faith" that Jesus Christ (or the aliens) will save us. The choice is ours. Any choice is correct; we just have to live with the consequences.
Included are most of Mother Shipton's commonly understood verified prophecies. They are denoted by a # sign followed by the number itself. The reasonability of the individual interpretation of the prophecy itself is given by a letter grade found in Table 5.
By the mid 1800's the Lambeth Conference was meeting once a decade at the archbishop of Canterbury's residence in London. Here, Church of England issues all over the British Empire were resolved. The Pope (in Rome) orchestrates the world wide Catholic Church and is known as the Holy See. Likewise, London indeed "held a bishop's See". "Primrose Hill" is still unaccounted for, but there is the ancient (1250 AD) Parish church of St. Cuthberts on or near Primrose Hill in Halsall Village in Lancashire. See Appendix A; verse 4; #4.
Gandhi is believed to be an avatar and, as such, is the "great man" of whom Shipton speaks. His title "Mathatma" literally means "great soul". Gandi is one of four transcendental soul avatars (the others are Mohammed, Socrates and Zoroaster). There are four infinite soul avatars (Christ, Buddha, Lao Tzu and Sri Krishna) The dates of manifestation of Christ, Buddha and Gandhi were used to define Vulcan's(our Sun's dark star companion) orbit in this work.
Benjamin Disraeli ( 1804-81), was not only a British statesman and writer but was the first Earl of Beaconsfield. He was the son of a Jewish father, Isaac D'israeli and Jewish mother. Benjamin as a young boy drifted away from the Jewish Faith and at the age of 13 years in 1817 was baptized a Christian. So he's a Christian bornof a Jew? When he converted to Christianity, he was ridiculed and scorned by his fellow politicians, but he proved to be a giant among men in his achievements.
Disraeli made four unsuccessful attempts to enter Parliament even though he was a converted Christian. He was eventually admitted to Parliament for the first time as a Tory in 1837. Refused office by Sir Robert Peel in 1841, he went in opposition to Peel, later being appointed to lead the party. For 3 years he built up the new Conservative Party based on the popular association of church, monarchy and the people. The government did not legalize the admission of Jews to Parliament until 1858-59. In 1868 and again in 1874 he became Prime Minister of England. See MOTHER SHIPTON PROPHESIES POLITICS AND PROPHESY.
In 1851 the opening of the Crystal Palace in London, England, put the world of technology on show. It was the first great International Exhibition ever held. The magnificent building designed by Joseph Paxton, contained some 300,000 panes of glass and covered 9 hectares of ground. Visitors could walk around some nine miles of exhibits from around the globe. Construction took 2000 workmen 22 weeks of continuous labor. Indeed it was England's glittering show case, but on the night Of December 1, 1936, it burned to the ground. See MOTHER SHIPTON PROPHESIES POLITICS AND PROPHESY.
Turkey was an adversary in WWI.
The despised Internal Revenue Service is used to finance the USA's involvement in wars and police actions since its civil war.
The French Revolution begun on 14 July 1789 when Parisian rabble seized the Bastille (the symbol of royal tyranny) and then marched on Versailles. The National Constituent Assembly swept away the feudal system, but a weak Louis XVI refused to support it. Revolution and counterrevolution followed. War. Regicied and the Reign of terror followed as the revolution spread over much of Europe. Louis XVI was executed for treason early 1793. Montagnards (led by Robespierre) and the Griondin gained power and soon the Reign Of Terror commenced and a revolutionary army of more than a million men was soon raised. With its victories, the terror and social restrictions seemed unnecessary and Robespierre was executed in 1794, only to be followed by the "White Terror". Napoleon soon took over and battles all around the Mediterranean basin ensued from 1792 to 1815. His excursion into Russia cost him a half million French deaths, and he was finally defeated at Waterloo. "Lovely sunny France was indeed led to play a bloody dance." After WWI and WWII, Britain and France became firm allies.
Britain, France and Germany allied to fend off possible attacks from the communist bloc after WWII. France and Germany are currently in the European Common Market, while Britain debates joining it. A common currency is anticipated as well as a general breakdown of borders. Shipton anticipates great projects to be undertaken by this union.
France, Italy, Japan, Germany, China and Russia are among 51 or the worlds 185 countries that are not having enough children to replace their current population. AIDS may worsen this situation in Africa.
This is yet another reference to the massive tax rates imposed by the industrial nations upon their peoples. Shipton seems to see the governments enforcing these tax rates as an oppressive force on society. It is obvious that these forces are essentially ones of fear (e. g. "The power to tax is the power to destroy"). Shipton has already described "fear" as "ugly" (see verse 7 of her Last Prophecy). Further, she sees that aliens teach men how to "live and love". Love is the antithesis of fear as discussed elsewhere.
The last few years have seen massive volcanic eruptions such as Mt. St Helens, Versuvis, Moun Serrat, and Loki. Earthquakes, tidal waves, floods and landslides of untold proportions with death and injury resulted. See MOTHER SHIPTON PROPHESIES PRESENT DAY HAPPENINGS.
Verse 25 of this section and last verse of the previous section indicated that Mother Shipton anticipated to be burned at the stake. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey vowed to have her burned at the stake.
1. D. S. Allan & J. B. Delair; WHEN THE EARTH NEARLY DIED; Gateway Books, The Hollies, Wellow, Bath, BA2 8QI, UK; 1995; pp. 218ff.
2. Rick Marin; ALIEN INVASION!; Newsweek; July 8, 1996; pg.50. According to a Newsweek poll, 48% of Americans UFOs are real and 29% think we've made contact with aliens. Another 48% think there is a government plot to cover the whole thing up.
3. Beishline, Blackburn and Warmkessel; DOWSING FOR EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS; American Association Of Dowsers; Fall 1995.
4. Michael Lindemann Video; UFOs AND THE GLOBAL SITUATION; CNI NEWS; E-mail CNINews1@aol.com
5. A comet swarm with either a 3,353 or 3,170 year period, 48.97o inclination, 0.99726 eccentricity, and ascending node of 192o was used to simulate Marduk/Phaeton swarm. It was found that such a swarm took 0.5 years to move from the asteroid belt (3.0 AU) to perigee and 0.1 years to move away to a distance of Earth's orbit. It is estimated that this cluster would be visible for 1.0 years, disappearing again at 3.0 AU at a heliocentric longitude of about 205o.
6. Chelsa Quinn Yarbro; MICHAEL FOR THE MILLENNIUM; Berkeley Publishing Group, 200 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10016; 1995; pp 14 - 25.
7. Professor George Forbes; ON COMETS; Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh; Vol. 10, 1878 - 80; pg. 426: and Professor George Forbes; ADDITIONAL NOTE ON AN ULTRA-NEPTUNIAN PLANET; Vol. 11, pg. 89; and Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 1908 - 1909, Vol. 69, pg. 152. Pluto had not yet been discovered.
8. William H. Pickering; A SEARCH FOR A PLANET BEYOND NEPTUNE; Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College, Edward C. Pickering, Director; Vol. LXI, Part II (1909) and III (1911); Cambridge Mass.; Published by the Observatory; See pp.192, 193, 234, 235, 317, 368.
9. Mother Shipton's Prophecy, an internet site.
10. S. E. Hough and L. M. Jones; AFTERSHOCKS: ARE THEY EARTHQUAKES OR AFTERTHOUGHTS?; EOS Transactions Of The American Geophysical Union; Vol. 78, Number 45, 11 November 1997; pg. 505ff, esp. pg. 508.
11. Sir Fred Hoyle: ICE The Ultimate Human Catastrophe; Continuum Publishing Co. New York 1981 pgs. 135ff.
12. Chelsa Quinn Yarbro; "MORE MESSAGES FROM MICHAEL; Berkley Books; 1986; pg. 211. Contacts with beings from another planet will occur, to a greater or lesser degree, in the next fifty years OR BY 2036. Shipton's prophecy indicates that it will happen before 2026. These two values are quite close.
13. Paul Dong; CHINA'S MAJOR MYSTERIES; China Books and Periodicals, Inc.; San Francisco CA 94110; 2000; pps. 39 - 40. Figure 3 was taken from a copy of Chinese newsprint.
14. Cardinal Crumbles in Clash with Mystic Mother Shipton meets with representatives of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (the Duke of Suffolk, Charles Brandon, Lord D'Arcy from Yorkshire and Lord Percy, the Earl of Northumberland). Shipton had predicted that "he might see York - but never reach it." Lord D'Arcy and Lord Percy asked if she knew of their future, she spoke of them lying dead on York's streets. Wolsey threatened to have her burned at the stake, however he was apprehended for treason just outside of York. All three prophecies soon came to pass. These reported prophecies were not counted among her verified prophecies in this work's analysis.
15. End-of-the- world Prophecies The prediction, as well as the rhyme, are faulted. A book titled The Life and Death of Mother Shipton) written in 1684 by Richard Head, was reprinted in a garbled and freely "improved" version in 1862 by Charles Hindley. In 1873 Hindley admitted having forged that rhyme and many others, but his confession caused no lessening of the great alarm in rural England when 1881 arrived.
16. MOTHER SHIPTON'S PROPHECIES This rare collection of Mother Shipton's Prophecies was brought to us by a Nexus reader who told us that, 30 years ago, she painstakingly transcribed them and managed to smuggle them out of the Mitchell library, Sydney, which is now the State Library of New south Wales. The originals were kept in a locked room, along with many other volumes of prophetic writings deemed unsuitable for viewing by the general public.
17. THE HISTORY OF CROP CIRCLES - 1991. Now explain this: The summer of 1991 was a period when serious contamination of formations began to take place. Some of the hoaxing was done by pranksters and sociopaths looking for attention, some by mischief makers. But, more sinisterly, it was also carried out by known government infiltrators who purposely added man-made features to genuine formations in a attempt to throw the researchers into total confusion. At the height of the hoaxing, an American tourist etched out huge letters on the side of a hill, "Talk to us". A reply came back a few days later when a most bizarre-looking formation resembling Hebrew script appeared at Milk Hill. Thought to be a hoax at first but since confirmed to be genuine, it was translated from Free Masonic script by Dr. Gerald Hawkins as APPONO ASTOS "We are opposed to cunning and deceit." To this day, this formation represents the closest the Circle-makers have come to communicating with us in script form. A Figure of the crop script is included in the cited web site.
Prophecy #45 in Appendix A's verse 24 and the last verse (17) of her Last Prophecy attest to the possibility that she took these threats seriously (and did not forget their source - Cardinal Wolsey's religious institution). During her time, king Henry VIII sought to distance England from the Vatican. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer started changes that allied the Church of England with the Reformation (his book of common prayers first appeared in 1549. When Elizabeth I assumed the throne in 1558, the Reformation (and the Church of England) triumphed (Mother Shipton died 1561). The comparatively rapid demise of Wolsey, his companions and the Catholic church in England tells us something about the importance of Mother Shipton to collective humanity. She was no ordinary woman.
18. Tom Van Flandern; DARK MATTER, MISSING PLANETS & NEW COMETS; North Atlantic Books, P.O. Box 12327, Berkeley, CA 94710; 1993; pp. 137 - 140, 197 - 199 and 322. Figure 10.1 in this reference illustrates a comet's debris field.
19. ACADEMY #244A plot the regions indicated by Nostradamus as possible comet strike regions fall along a very narrow straight line.
21. Daniel Cohen; PROPHETS OF DOOM; The Millbrook Press, Inc. 2 Old New Milford Road, Brookfield, CT 06804; 2000.
Newton protege William Whiston (1667 - 1752) took upon himself the task of differentiating the claims of science and religion. He emphasized the hard-core millennial view that had dominated the middle ages, namely that the biblical prophecies of Daniel and Revelation should be interpreted as calling for a violent end of the world. Whiston had succeeded Isaac Newton in holding the chair of mathematics at Cambridge University in 1703. His central belief held that the biblical and scientific accounts of the deluge could be reconciled. This view was presented in A New Theory of the Earth, written in 1696, in which it was argued that comet impact was the probable origin of the deluge. Whiston's theory was controversial, but he received support from Locke and from apparently Newton himself. Whiston believed that the London earthquake of 1750 was a sign of impending doom, though other considerations suggested to him that 1866 would be the year. Newton ultimately set the date of impending doom at some time after the year 2000.