Almost exactly two years
from this day, humans of the world are going to begin suffering from an
incredibly devastating affliction that will incapacitate and make many
wish they were dead: a hangover.
And that's probably the extent
brings nuts out of the woodwork, easily gaining some level of fame with
a change-frightened populace. Psychics are the name of the game these
days. These individuals who claim to have the power of prophecy get
screen time on such programs as Larry King Live (who did that Roswell
Anniversary show in the desert) and, of course, Strange Universe (the
funniest show on TV). Most of them claim that the world is going
to go through some titanic geological change that will kill billions and
cause society to degenerate by centuries.
One site, called FutureFate
has a listing of predictions
on their site that span such topics as "pole shift" to "the price that
must be paid."
Since I am not a geologist,
I cannot comment on the reality of these various prophecies that claim
to be supported by science. Since I have not read many of these individuals'
books, then I cannot honestly take them to task. What I can do is
take a certain Prophet to task, a person with whom I am intimately familiar:
Many of Nostradamus' works
were written in code. It was intended that he be the only
one to truly know what he was writing. Translations still abound,
and the commentaries by "scholars" abound as well.
What many have called one
of the most "accurate" prophecies is his comment on the Challenger disaster:
From the human flock nine will be sent away,
Separated from control and advice
Their fate will be sealed on departure
K-Th-L make a error; the dead banished
This was obtained from James
B. Flanagan's website.
He has his own commentaries on the quatrain:
Separated from control
and advice -> The ground controllers could do nothing. Contact was lost with
the astronauts after the explosion. It is said that they may have survived for a period
of time afterwards.
This is a stretch. One can describe
any group of travelers as "separated from control
Their fate will be sealed
on departure -> Videos show that flame was escaping while the rocket was
still on the pad. Their fate was sealed from the instant of departure.
This is another stretch.
There is a 50-50 shot here; either there was something wrong when they
left or something happened while they were gone.
K-Th-L -> ThioKoL - manufacturer
of the defective rocket engine. Vowels are omitted and two consonants
Another stretch. How
many words in the French and English languages have the sounds of "k, th
and l" in them? Besides, it was not the entire engine that was at
Worst of all, there were
seven people on the Challenger, not nine.
This is another prediction
of Nostradamus, this time taken from Goro
Adachi's site (the commentary
is his as well).
forty-five degrees the sky will burn,
to approach the great new city:
an instant a great scattered flame will leap up,
they want to have proof of the Normans.
Here are some of Goro's interperetations:
Although the typical translation of the first part of line is "At forty-five
degrees...", it is not the most direct translation. The
"Cinq & quarante" part of the line actually says "Five & forty" in English. Therefore,
it is not necessarily "forty- five". It could easily mean '40.5' also!
I have studied three foreign
languages (only one of them being a Romance language) and all three of
them use the same number notation as the French. In none of them
does Five and Forty mean 40.5!
...the most significant
symbolic connection is made by the Statue of Liberty that stands at the
entrance to New York Harbor in Upper New York Bay. This world-famous symbol
of freedom conjoins New York City (the statue's location) and the Olympics
(the statue holding a torch). Considering how cleverly Nostradamus' quatrains
are constructed, it is very conceivable that Line 2 skillfully combines
the two events (plane explosion & Olympics) happening almost simultaneously.
Huh? The Statue of
Liberty holds a torch, true, and the Olympics is signified by a torch,
correct, but the symbolism behind the two torches is arguably quite different.
Goro then goes on to attempt
a connection between the Normans (the French) and the Olympics (restarted
by a Frenchman), and tie that into the Statue of Liberty, which ties in
the "new city" (though one could make the argument that every city
in the USA would be "new" to Nostradamus) and the TWA 800 disaster.
Here is Goro's explanation
of his method:
...even if a [sic] interpretation
of a quatrain on a certain level turned out to be somewhat incoherent,
you can go back and study the three-way correlation between the interpretation,
original quatrain, and the actual event itself, and then 'back-engineer' and reconstruct
This is a ridiculous method
of scientific study, the precise opposite of what science does!
Taking any of his interpretations seriously after reading this is a great
suspension of reason.