- September 29th, 2004: St. Michael's Day: The name of
this Archangel means "who is like unto God." In the Old Covenant
he is made known to us as the "great prince," the protector of
the children of Israel (Dan. 12, 1). Through the New Testament the Church
continues this patronage of Michael (Apoc. 12, 7) and has always venerated
him as the guardian angel of the kingdom of Christ on earth, as the heavenly
leader in the fight against all enemies of God.
- September 29th, 2004: The official projected date for
asteroid TOUTATIS'S near-approach to planet Earth.
- "The discoverers named the asteroid after a Celtic/Gallic
god whose name is invoked often in the well known comic book series 'Les
Aventures d'Asterix,' set in ancient Gaul. Toutatis is the protector of
Asterix and his compatriots, who fear nothing except that someday the sky
may fall on their heads." From NASA's official data page on asteroid
- As the birth of civilization began its first tenuous
contractions, as Kingship rose, nations formed, and the blissful epoch
of the Golden Age was relegated to unconscious memory, the predominant
emotion of homo sapien was undoubtedly fear - specifically, fear of judgment
disposed upon the earth from vengeful gods who reigned in the heavens.
Millennia have passed since these gods ruled the skies, but fear of their
wrath has never fully left us.
- Ancient cultures lived in constant terror of death from
above - from towering giants who battled in the heavens and nearly ended
the world; from the vengeful mother goddess who could turn a man to stone
with a single baleful glare; from the fire-breathing dragon whose searing
breath once threatened to scorch the earth. (See www.thunderbolts.info)
- Homo sapien has overcome his "superstitious"
terrors of these biologically improbable entities, but when he gazes upon
the heavens and ponders the unseen and unknowable, even the most rational
man has legitimate reason to fear.
- In recent years, the Western world's awareness of cosmic
threats - asteroids, comets, meteorites, solar ejectas - has become more
focused, in part due to Hollywood films like Armageddon and Deep Impact.
While Hollywood often ignores science and even the laws of physics in dramatizing
these potential catastrophes, these dangers are real enough to require
no embellishment to arouse fear.
- Indeed, it those who best understand the science of cosmic
catastrophe who have been most vocal in sounding the alarms of concern.
As Dr. Andrew Cheng, Project Scientist for the first robotic landing on
an asteroid, stated in his testimony to the Presidential Commission on
Moon, Mars and Beyond: "...the...reason we need to study asteroids
is that there is a great natural hazard associated with asteroid impact
that every few hundred thousand years you can expect an impact that would
have a destructive energy, something like global nuclear war. Simultaneous
detonation of all the nuclear weapons on earth. We don't know when the
next one of these impacts will occur." (Source: http://www.astrobio.net/news/modules.php?op=modload
- Since 1995, NASA's NEO (Near Earth Objects) project has
identified a total of 2788 Near Earth Asteroids, and 712 asteroids that
are considered "large" (over 1 KM in diameter.) Of all the "large"
asteroids detected to date, perhaps none is cause for more legitimate concern
than asteroid 4179, otherise known as Toutatis.
- Discovered in 1989 by a French astronomer, Toutatis is
named after a Celtic/Gallic god whose name is invoked often in the well
known comic book series 'Les Aventures d'Asterix,' set in ancient Gaul.
Toutatis is the protector of Asterix and his compatriots, who fear nothing
except that someday the sky may fall on their heads. (From NASA's official
data page on asteroid TOUTATIS, http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroids/4179_Toutatis/toutatis.html)
- At 3 miles length and 1.5 miles width, Toutatis is every
bit as enormous as the fictional, "earth-killer" asteroids in
recent Hollywood films. The plane of Toutatis's orbit is closer to the
plane of the Earth's orbit than any other known several-kilometer Earth-orbit-crossing
asteroid, or ECA. (See above link.)
- Reading NASA's comments on this asteroid is enough to
bring a cold chill to anyone's blood. In addition to its colossal size,
NASA writes that Toutatis "has one of the strangest rotation states
yet observed in the solar system. Instead of spinning about a single axis
as do the planets and the vast majority of asteroids, it 'tumbes' somewhat
like a football after a botched pass. Its rotation is the result of two
different types of motion with periods of 5.4 and 7.3 Earth days that combine
in such way that Toutatis's orientation with respect to the solar system
never repeats." (See above link.)
- Toutatis passes through our solar system every 3.98 years,
with its most recent approach (in 2000) bringing it to within 29 lunar
distance of the earth. On September 29th, 2004, Toutatis is projected to
pass within a mere 4 lunar distances of the earth...or 963,000 miles. Astronomers
consider 2.4 million miles to be a "near-miss" for any near earth
- Toutatis has been the subject of a recent internet frenzy.
I must personally take at least partial and somewhat dubious credit for
this. In March of this year, I emailed talk show host Jeff Rense my account
of a conversation I had with a man who claimed to have "inside info"
on our government's knowledge of Toutatis. In the summer of 2003, I met
a person in Mesa, AZ, who claimed to have worked on a "secret missile
defense" project in Alaska, which was specifically designed to thwart
an incoming asteroid. This person claimed that our government was aware
of the "arrival" date for said asteroid: September 29th, 2004.
He said that the asteroid had been named after a "Celtic god"
in accordance with the Celitc holiday St. Michael's Day, celebrated every
year on September 29th.
- The forecast this person offered for Toutatis's "impact"
was extremely bleak. He claimed that the only purpose of this "missile
defense project" was to insure that Earth would be hit with "buckshot
instead of a slug." In other words, to shatter Toutatis into as many
small fragments as possible. He even went so far as to state that a wise
person would avoid the Northern Hemisphere come September.
- I have never claimed to wholly take this person at his
word, nor have I encouraged anyone else to do so. Although I do not believe
this person was lying to me, I can also say that he probably would not
have been in a "need to know position" which would have made
him directly privy to highly classified information. Rather, I think he
probably learned of Touatis on his own and extrapolated the purpose of
this "missile defense" project independently. However, he made
an excellent point when he said that Alaska would not be a logical strategic
location for any missile defense technology designed to thwart nuclear
attack from our most likely enemies, China and North Korea.
- After my discussion with this person, I immediately did
a Google word search utilizing keywords "september 29" "asteroid"
and "celtic." At the time, I did not find anything. It was not
until after Jeff Rense posted my account that several people emailed me
the link to NASA's official data page on Toutatis.
- I am not a person who believes it is acceptable or even
moral to sound the alarms of Doomsday without justification. In fact, for
the past 5 years, I have been one of the most vocal critics of Doomsday
proponents in the world of talk radio and internet conspiracy theory. As
I've said before, we have enough legitimate problems in the here and now
without the distraction of scare-mongers and self-serving opportunists
screaming that the sky is falling. But on a purely personal note, I can
tell you that when I look ahead to Toutatis's arrival, my gut reaction
is not just trepidation or concern...but genuine fear. Fear for myself,
fear for the entire human race.
- I don't claim that all of my reasons for this fear are
logical or even scientific. I am NOT a scientist, and I do not know the
statistical likelihood of Toutatis causing us any direct harm. But I can
point to anecdotal data that I have come across over the past several years
and particularly the last few months which leads me to believe that Toutatis
might be a serious problem.
- Potential cosmic threats are always a source of internet
fodder, and the last several months witnessed a large frenzy over alleged
intelligence of an impending meteorite impact. On January 26th of 2004,
a ham radio operator intercepted a transmission on a military frequency
between a party identified as SNOWBALL NET and another station. This transmission
offered an ominous sounding "countdown" to an event in which
was supposedly to take place in June. The transcript of this transmission
has been posted on numerous websites. It reads as follows:
- SNOWBALL NET: Snowball Net comms check. All stations,
clock sync, (pause) impact at minus 146 days, 5 hours UTC. Standby for
ACC link (could have been ACD).
- Burst of digital data
- Burrow: SNOWBALL This is BURROW (could be Burro as in
donkey). You are not securerepeat not securego greengo green
- The use of the word "impact" caused many people
to assume that "SNOWBALL NET" was referring to an impending asteroid
or meteorite strike.
- Shortly after this was posted on the internet (www.urbansurvival.com),
a person calling himself "Aussie Bloke," claiming to be an Australian
astronomer, came forward with alleged "inside info" on this message.
Aussie Bloke, largely through the website bushcountry.org, projected a
series of dire predictions for the month of June. He claimed that we would
see a series of 4 progressively larger impacts, culminating in a major,
catastrophic impact near the end of June. He also spun a tale of government
conspiracy, world domination, and martial law which led many to scoff at
- The Aussie Bloke tale is one of the more ridiculously
convoluted internet sagas to come along in years, even rivaling the EQ
Pegasi/Paul Dore/Richard Hoagland fiasco from 1998. That was the year an
alleged intelligent signal was captured from the constellation Pegasus
which foretold of an alien visitation that was to occur in Phoenix, AZ.
Like EQ Pegasi, the Aussie Bloke/SNOWBALL story features an alleged identity
theft, individuals taking credit for hoaxing, and then reneging on these
claims. A group calling itself "The Monitors" claimed to have
created Aussie Bloke...then apparently immediately withdrew the claim.
- Lost in all of this convoluted drama was the most critical
evidence of all, perhaps the only evidence that mattered: In the month
of June, a series of METEORITE IMPACTS occurred in much the manner that
Aussie Bloke outlined. A baseball sized impact in the state of Washington...an
impact the size of a "canned ham" which crashed through a home
in New Zealand...and then an alleged HOUSE-SIZED meteorite which was reported
by numerous news agencies to have landed in, of all places, AUSTRALIA.
Then, on June 20th, a report came from Rumor Mill News author Cliff Mickelson
of "an unprecendented meteor shower" in the state of Washington.
Mickelson wrote: "It began with a rapid fire overture of meteors.
One after another, they blazed and burned with increasing fury across the
sky. From out of the southern heavens, a rain of rocks from distant worlds
hurtled down to a Viking's funeral above the earth...One, two, sometimes
even as many as five meteors a minute, provided a ceaseless pyrotechnic
display...Not too bad for a night when no official meteor storm was on
- Mickelson and a group of friends also spotted what a
he described as a number of UFOs: "The object quickly sped off across
the firmament and behind it came more! One after the other, we counted
the emerging and brilliantly white objects as they dispersed in all directions
across a night sky illuminated by a continuing backdrop of fiery rocks
from the stars. In all, my group counted 25 UFO's in the space of 10 minutes."
(Full story: http://www.rense.com/general53/record.htm)
- Call it coincidence or something more...but Mickelson's
sighting occurred precisely on the date of the alleged "impact"
projected by the original SNOWBALL NET broadcast.
- No honest person can claim to have any definitive conclusions
about this drama. All we can do is ask questions. First of all, if Aussie
Bloke is for real, why did he claim the identity of a real scientist (Dr.
Gartrell) who has come forward and denied that he is AB? If AB is NOT
real, then what are we to make of the SNOWBALL intercept? The series of
meteorite impacts over the last three weeks are not a subjective matter;
indeed, they count as the ONLY concrete evidence in this whole sordid affair.
Try and remember a time when the word "meteorite" has found its
way into mainstream news stories three times in three weeks...and you likely
can't. If this is all a coincidence...then why does it feel so contrived?
- Which brings me back to the issue of Toutatis. On Saturday,
June 19th, I was a guest on the Clyde Lewis radio show in Portland, OR
(www.clydelewis.com). An astronomer named "Bill" called the show,
and I asked him the following question: "Is it possible that these
impacts we are seeing are actually stray pieces of Toutatis ALREADY coming
into our orbit?" His response, immediate and confident, was "Absolutely."
- My next question is this: Is it possible that the AB
exercise, as well as the SNOWBALL communication, was done as a PSY OP to
gauge public reaction to a potential devastating impact (i.e. Toutatis)?
- We know what NASA's policy is for informing the public
of potential earth impacts from space...and that is, say nothing until
the threat HAS ALREADY PASSED. When a Near Earth Object is detected a day
or a week before crossing earth's orbit, NASA does not issue press releases
saying: "Er, we're sorry to be telling you this, but there's a chance
that a good number of you will die a fiery death tomorrow. There's absolutely
nothing we or anyone else can do about this, but we just thought you'd
like this information." It is difficult for anyone to argue against
the validity of NASA's policy. Unless science could pinpoint the PRECISE
location of an impact (which it can't), and the populated area could be
evacuated in time to avoid disaster, nothing could be gained by sharing
- But let's speculate that Toutatis could create a scenario
similar to the one in the film Deep Impact, where intelligence of the impending
doom was accidentally leaked to the public. What could the goverments of
the world do next? In Deep Impact, a national "lottery" was performed
to select a lucky few who would be taken underground in lime-encased caves,
to ride out the impact and carry on the human race. Do such provisions
exist in the real world? And if they do, would the United States or any
other government use them? At the risk of sounding almost pathologically
paranoid, I do not totally dismiss the possibility that the alleged New
World Order wouldn't mind seeing a huge chunk of the population efficiently
disposed of, so that the few who were left would be more easily controllable.
- As I stated earlier, the evidence I am citing as my source
of FEAR is anecdotal...but I don't believe I'm grasping for straws or repsonding
to vapors. The threat of global devastation from asteroids and comets is
not only real...but according to the most accredited of scientists, it
is INEVITABLE. How many times have we been told by NASA that it is not
a question of IF the next great impact will occur...but WHEN?
- I will leave you with the most anecodtal evidence I have
come across which leads me to believe that we are headed towards a watershed
moment, for our planet and our species, in September of this year. For
over 5 years, I have been a close friend and colleague of David John Oates,
the founder and developer of Reverse Speech. I am a certified Reverse Speech
Investigator, and I have been studying David's work closely since the mid
1990's. It is one "reversal" in particular that David discovered
which makes the hair on the nape of my neck stand on end every time I hear
- In 1998, a pair of NASA scientists were guests on a late-night
paranormal talk show discussing a number of controversial topics. The disucssion
shifted to the issue of asteroids and other cosmic threats. One of the
scientists, Ray Vellard, stated in his forward speech: "...what we're
doing now is starting on the right path which is to catalogue and identify
all the earth crossing comets that could threaten the earth..."
- And in reverse, Mr. Vellard clearly states:
- "Nuke it. They're all saying it's out there. Hear
the law / I give up. So give human error."
- (To hear all of DJO's reversals on the NASA "secret
space program," visit http://www.reversespeech.com/nasa.htm)
- While some may scoff at RS's credibility as an intelligence
gathering tool...Oates's track record for predicting future events is intriguing,
to say the least. One example: In 1998, David found a reversal on President
Clinton which stated, "Had sex wth an Oregon madame." It was
over SIX MONTHS later that Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky became
public...and Ms. Lewinsky was a student at Lewis and Clark college in OREGON
at the time of the affair.
- Like I said, I am aware of Reverse Speech's track record
for predicting future events...and I AM AFRAID.
- How you choose to feel is up to you.
- The description I offered for St. Michael's day was taken
directly from the following link: http://web2.iadfw.net/~carlsch/MaterDei/Saints/michael.htm