The Early 21st Century: 2004 (Part Four)

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Base 7 Alert: Terrorist Massacre of Tourists in Luxor, Egypt
Repeated in Red Sea Resort Bombings

 

POSTED (10/9/04): This is not a prediction, although I intended to make one based on the November 1997 terrorist massacre of tourists in the Valley of Kings. Sadly, it is too late for that. The vector, of course, would have been November 2004; unfortunately, the event -- a major terrorist attack in Egypt -- has occurred in October, over a month before I had a chance to make mention of it. Nevertheless, this is an example of an event repeating itself with some variation in the same country seven years later. It further certifies the correctness of my base 7 theory, irregardless of whether or not I had a chance to express the anticipated linkage of these two attacks in the form of a prediction.

 

Egyptian militants kill tourists at Luxor

BBC NEWS

17 November 97

An Islamic group attacked Western tourists in LuxorMore than 60 people have been killed after an attack on a group of foreign tourists visiting a temple in southern Egypt. The tourists' bus was fired on as they visited the temple of Hatshepsut, one of the main attractions in the town of Luxor in southern Egypt. An Egyptian police spokesman said most of the dead were Swiss and Japanese tourists. The spokesman said the six gunmen were killed in an ensuing two-hour gun battle with police.

According to initial figures released by Egypt's interior ministry, 57 tourists, a local guide and two policemen died in the attack. Other reports say the death toll could rise as high as 75, with up to 85 people injured. An Islamic extremist group, the outlawed Gamaat-al-Islamiya, is reported to have said it carried out the attack.

Osama bin Laden - America's Enemy Number OneIt came as 65 alleged members of the Islamic group went on trial in Cairo accused of conspiracy to murder. Islamic militants have targeted tourists since beginning a campaign in 1992 to topple the government of Hosni Mubarak and set up a strict Islamic state. Two months ago, nine Germans and an Egyptian driver were killed when gunmen opened fire on a bus in Cairo. Two men have since been sentenced to death for the shootings.

Luxor, about 310 miles (500 km) south of Cairo, is visited by about two million tourists a year. It has not previously been attacked by militants who have strongholds in other parts of southern Egypt. In the past five years, attacks by militants have seen 34 foreign tourists killed and cost a total of more than 1,100 lives.

FOOTNOTE: The attack in Luxor has since been credited as having been carried out by an Egyptian arm of Al Qaeda, the international terrorist organisation masterminded by Osama bin Laden.

 

Red Sea resort bombs kill 26

Friday, October 8, 2004 Posted: 1308 GMT (2108 HKT)

Ambulance outside Hilton hotel in TabaTABA, Egypt (CNN) -- A top Israeli official says he suspects al Qaeda is to blame for the bombings of three Egyptian resorts popular with Israelis that killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens more. At least 39 people were missing and Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday that officials feared the death toll would rise from the attacks at resorts on the Red Sea, where Israeli tourists were concluding their holidays. The first attack on Thursday night demolished the west wing of the 400-room Hilton Hotel at Taba and was followed shortly afterwards by bombs at backpacker resorts further south on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.More than 120 people were injured

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim said the attacks bore all the hallmarks of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network or one of its offshoots. However he did not rule out the possibility the attacks were staged by a Palestinian militant group. Egyptian officials said authorities were still working to determine the exact source of the explosions. There has been no claim of responsibility.

FOOTNOTE: The death toll has since risen to 34, but is expected to climb.

 

Note that tourists were targeted and killed in both cases. The attacks were almost exactly seven years apart but for one month. Osama bin Laden is suspected in both attacks. Although the number of deaths are slightly more than half of those in Luxor, the final count in Taba and the southern Sinai may well prove to be nearly the same.

 

OBSERVATION: It appears that the terrorism and violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza is spreading south into neighbouring Egypt. The Seer of Waldviertel prophesied that Egypt would become an integral part of the coming major Middle East War that precedes World War III:

 

Joseph Stocker on the The Seer of Waldviertel: "He also sees the approach of entire major battles in Egypt against us (Western forces). Before the start of the Third World War, he sees a limited conflict on the Balkan Peninsula and the destruction of New York."

 

UPDATE (10/21/04): The day after the bombings in Egypt I had a dream about how the entire world will become like Gaza and Egypt every day until street fighting and terrorism comes to the streets of America. View this in the Dream Window.


Female Newscaster in Danger of Car Accident Death

 

Jessica Savitch Katie Couric

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/17/04 -- The chances of this happening are very remote, but there is a small possibility it could happen. On October 23, 1983, newscaster Jessica Savitch (who also hosted NBC Weekend), died in an auto accident at age 36. That will be 21 (3 x 7) years ago come October 2004.

Katie CouricA frequent visitor to my website, Cindy, emailed me today to say that a couple of weeks ago she was telling her family that she thought Katie Couric would make a great president. Then, this morning she experienced a horrible feeling that something bad is going to happen to Couric resulting in her death. Cindy also revisited my Celebrities Deaths and Mishaps page and, sure enough, found her in my list of those celebrities I feel could be adversely influenced by the name sounds found in the name of Sharon Tate.

Jessica Savitch, one of the most popular NBC anchors, you might or might not recall, was replaced by Connie Chung on the Saturday edition of NBC Nightly News earlier in 1983. By this time Savitch was hosting NBC's Frontline as well as anchoring Nightly News updates. Although it was said her behaviour became more bizarre due to possible cocaine use, her personal life had nothing whatsoever to do with her death.

Jessica SavitchOn the evening of Sunday, October 23, 1983, Savitch had a date with Martin Fischbein, Vice President of the New York Post. They drove from her apartment in New York City to the small village of New Hope, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia. In driving rain, Fischbein drove out of the wrong exit and up the towpath of the old Delaware Canal. He veered too far to the left and the car went over the edge into the shallow water. The station wagon fell about 15 feet and landed upside-down, sinking into deep mud which sealed the doors shut, trapping the occupants inside as the water poured in. Rescuers found Fischbein's body still strapped behind the wheel, and Jessica's in the rear. The Bucks County coroner ruled that both had died from asphyxiation (by drowning). He noted that Fischbein was apparently knocked unconscious in the wreck but Jessica was not, and had struggled to escape.

So, with this macabre and tragic end of one of television's most famous woman newscasters in mind, it seems a warning is in order for all female news anchors and co-anchors to be careful of driving and who they drive with in October 2004 (might as well say from now until the end of the year).

One more thing regarding Katie Couric: like Jessica Savage, she also is an NBC newscaster, beginning as an anchor and now co-hosting NBC's Today Show.

 

NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol survives plane crash

Monday November 29, 2004 1:25AM

Dick EbersolDENVER (AP) -- A charter plane carrying NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol crashed and burst into flames during takeoff from a southwest Colorado airport Sunday, killing at least two people and seriously injuring Ebersol and one of his sons. Rescue crews were searching for another son.

Dick Ebersol, 57, and son Charles Ebersol survived the crash at the Montrose Regional Airport outside this southwest Colorado town, according to Denver NBC affiliate KUSA-TV. Eyewitness Chuck Distel told The Associated Press by phone that Charles, a college senior, helped his father out through the front of the plane, whose cockpit had been ripped off by the force of the crash.

The station said crews searched for Edward "Teddy" Ebersol, 14, by helicopter and on the ground. NBC said the plane seat was missing from the wreckage.

Distel, who was driving on a highway that runs parallel to the runway, saw the plane as it skidded sideways off the runway, went though a fence and brush before hitting a roadway that ripped the cockpit from the fuselage and left it an unrecognizable wreck separate from the aircraft. An "older gentleman" with gray straight hair and a "younger gentleman with shorter, dark hair," were walking around outside the wreckage as Distel and an airport official arrived at the scene.

"I had to think for a second, `who are these people?"' he said. "They weren't severely injured, they were in shock." He said the older man, whom he later identified as Ebersol from pictures showed to him by other reporters, didn't say a word as the younger man cried and yelled "Oh my God! Oh my God!"

An airport official yelled into the plane looking for survivors, but heard none. The plane, which had left a burning trail of jet fuel, burst into flames that forced Distel and other rescuers away from the wreckage. The younger man was able to climb into an ambulance while Ebersol was loaded onto a stretcher, Distel said.

Montrose County Sheriff's officials said two people were dead. KUSA said the victims were the pilot and co-pilot. No identities were released, but the station said Ebersol's wife, actress Susan St. James, was not on the plane.

Linda McCool, a nursing supervisor at Montrose Memorial Hospital, said three men were brought to the hospital after the crash, but had all been transferred to other hospitals by Sunday afternoon. Dan Prinster, vice president of St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, said two people were moved there from Montrose Memorial and another patient was being flown to a burn unit in Denver. Neither McCool nor Prinster would release any other information on the survivors.

The crash occurred in an area covered with small brush and cedar trees, sheriff's Communications Supervisor David Learned said. A large drainage ditch also is at the site.

A storm hit much of the state over the weekend and dumped more than 3 feet of snow in the area. Distel said it had been snowing heavily throughout the day but was it lightly snowing with fog and reduced visibility during the time of the crash. It was not known if weather was a factor.

Montrose is less than an hour from the Telluride Ski Area, popular with celebrities. The flight was scheduled for a trip to South Bend, Ind., where Charles Ebersol, the oldest son of Dick Ebersol and St. James, attends the University of Notre Dame.

The plane's tail number was N873G, identifying it as a CL-601 Challenger, which can carry up to 19 passengers, registered to Jet Alliance of Millville, N.J. In a statement, the company expressed its condolences but had no additional information. Investigators from the FAA and National Safety Transportation Board were en route to the airport, 185 miles southwest of Denver.

Dick Ebersol, who lives in Litchfield, Conn., has a long history at NBC. He became director of late-night programming at NBC in 1974 and replaced Lorne Michaels for a rocky tenure as executive producer of "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980s. He became president of NBC Sports in 1989 and recently signed a contract that keeps him at the network through 2012. Ebersol worked as an ABC researcher at the Grenoble Olympics in 1968, beginning his love affair with the multisport event. He was a protege of Roone Arledge and carried on his philosophy of presenting the Olympics via storytelling, rather than emphasizing results.

"He is very innovative," Fox Sports chairman David Hill said Sunday. "He's obviously a great leader and, from my perspective, a very worthy competitor."

Body thought to be Ebersol's son, Edward, found -- Wife, actress Susan St James, not on board

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Posted: 0629 GMT (1429 HKT)

The plane NBC's Dick Ebersol was aboard burns SundayGRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (AP) -- The body of the 14-year-old son of NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol was believed recovered Monday after a fiery jet crash that killed two crewmen and left the injured executive and another of his sons begging bystanders for help. Coroner Mark Young said a body matching the description of Edward "Teddy" Ebersol was found underneath the wreckage. Heavy equipment was used to recover the body. "I'm not going to discuss the condition of the body out of respect for the family," he said during a news conference.

The aircraft with six people on board crashed during a snowstorm Sunday while taking off from the airport about 185 miles southwest of Denver. Federal authorities had no immediate word on the cause of the crash. Witnesses described a chaotic scene following the crash. Charles Ebersol, the sports executive's 21-year-old son, was screaming for help and saying his brother was still on the plane, according to Doug Percival, a driver at a towing service who was one of the first to arrive.

"Can you please help get him out?"' Ebersol pleaded, according to Percival. The elder Ebersol was sitting on the ground nearby, rocking back and forth. "You could tell he was in shock. Both of them had been ripped out of their shoes," said Percival.

With light snow falling, crews began picking through the charred pile of twisted metal and a 6-foot-high shard of the fuselage with three gaping, round windows. The two engines lay on the ground nearby near the tail section where they had been mounted. A backhoe was brought in to help dig through the wreckage, found near a cattle pen in a snow-covered field dotted with knee-high weeds. A white sheet was draped across part of the site as crews wrapped up work for the day. "It's going to be a while because unfortunately a lot of the wreckage is still covered with snow," said Arnold Scott, the lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board.

Ebersol has been head of NBC Sports for nearly 15 years, and is perhaps best known for his love of the Olympics, which are broadcast on the network. He and his two sons, Charles and Edward, were flying home from California, where the older son's school, Notre Dame, played a football game Saturday against Southern California. Another Ebersol son, 18-year-old Willie, is a freshman at USC.

Dick Ebersol with his wife, actress Susan St. James, and their son, EdwardThe family flew to Colorado, where they have a home, to drop off Ebersol's wife, Susan Saint James, an actress who starred in the 1980s television series "Kate and Allie." Then, Ebersol and the two sons were headed to drop off Charles at school in South Bend, Indiana.

A heavy snowstorm had eased up before the plane prepared to take off, but there was no immediate word if weather was a factor. Steve McLaughlin of MTJ Air Services, which de-ices private planes at the airport, said his company did not de-ice Ebersol's plane before it took off. Airport Manager Scott Brownlee said he did not know whether the plane had been de-iced.

Witnesses said it appeared the plane, a CL-602 Challenger, never got off the ground. It ran off the runway and skidded across a two-lane road, punching through fences on either side before bursting into flames.

Percival said he was going to crawl through a hole in the plane to look for survivors but turned around because of billowing smoke. He said leaking jet fuel soon exploded "like Roman candles."

Gary Ellis was teaching Sunday school at a Baptist Church near the airport when he heard a loud "poof." "It came to a rest, and a moment or two later it exploded into a huge fireball," said Ellis. "It was burning as it came down the runway."

The FAA said the pilot and a flight attendant were killed. The coroner's office identified the victims as Luis Alberto Polanco Espaillat, 50, of the Dominican Republic and Warren T. Richardson III, 36, of Coral Gables, Florida, but did not say which was the pilot. The co-pilot was hospitalized in Denver, while Dick and Charles Ebersol were hospitalized in Grand Junction. Deputy coroner Matt Eilts said the co-pilot was in critical condition.

The plane was registered to Jet Alliance of Millville, New Jersey. The company offered its condolences but said it had no additional information.

 

COMMENTS (11/29/04): Wrong sex (male rather than female). Other than that, a similar scenario, eerily only off by one month, six days. Dick Ebersol was also from NBC as was Jessica Savitch. I feel this may be the event, but am still uneasy. Although Ebersol and one son survived, it appears the other son, Edward, has died, as have also the flight crew. Actress Susan St James, fortunately, was not on board. I consider this a CLOSE PREDICTION. Female and other male newscasters should still remain on guard ... on the road or in the air.

 

Why Susan Saint James would almost certainly have died had she remained on board the plane

Susan Saint James would have become the female fulfillment of the 'Jessica Savitch scenario' prediction as the famous actress wife of an NBC sports news celebrity who died in a plane crashCOMMENT (12/18/04): Susan Saint James is named in the prediction list under "Susan Oliver" on Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps: Name, Sound, and Letter Systems (as Susan St James). She was not a victim of the crash that seriously injured NBC producer and Saturday Night Live alumni Dick Ebersol and his son, claiming the life of son Teddy and two crewman. However, she was on board for part of the flight. She was lucky she got off the plane in Colorado and did not continue on with her family. I believe that if she had stayed, she would have died.

When we look at the other names, they do not match any of the name sounds on that page. "Ebersol" comes close with the "Ol" from "Oliver" (Susan Oliver). The "sol" is also an off-rhyme to "Sal" (Sal Mineo). Yet this is technically not enough to have caused Dick Ebersol to be listed. Neither "Charles" nor "Dick" hook into any of the sounds; but "Teddy" does -- the "Dee" from Dean (James Dean). Just enough: Teddy Ebersol. But if Susan Saint James had been there, there is no question she would have also died. Susan Saint James: "Susan" from Susan Oliver, "Say" in "Saint" or "St" from Stevie Ray Vaughn (who died in a plane crash), and "James" from James Dean (who died in a car crash).

It would have been a deadly combination.

As to why the accident happened at all: in the above prediction I warned that a female newscaster, and probably one from NBC, might die in a car crash or plane crash in October 2004. On October 23, 1983, newscaster Jessica Savitch (who also hosted NBC Weekend), died in an auto accident at age 36. That was 21 (3 x 7) years ago as of October 23, 2004.

Ergo, it seemed a warning was in order for all female news anchors and co-anchors, indeed all NBC personnel, to be careful of driving or riding in cars -- and as it turns out, planes as well. Although the wrong sex (male rather than female), Dick Ebersol was also from NBC as was Jessica Savitch, but dealt with the sporting news. Other than that, a similar scenario, eerily only off by one month, six days. Had she remained on board, Susan Saint James, I believe, would have become the female fulfillment of this prediction as the famous actress wife of an NBC sports news celebrity who died in a plane crash. This was so dangerously close for both Dick Ebersol and Susan Saint James it is terrifying, yet still it managed to be a tragedy for their son.

Nevertheless, one must keep in mind that Dick Ebersol survived, rendering this prediction a CLOSE CALL. That means it remains possible for a similar scenario to play out, thus, female and other male newscasters should still remain on guard as well as all NBC personnel ... on the road or in the air.

 

RATING: +1.0


Catastrophic Terrorist Attack Against United States

 

Terrorist bombing Nuclear destruction of Manhattan Chem-bio attack on city

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/12/03 -- This will be the worst terrorist attack against the US since September 11, 2001. This could be the nuclear bombing of Manhattan, although there is no signature for New York at this time. The Seer of Waldviertel says the NYC attack will occur during the summer months, and this attack will take place in October 2004. Still, it would not hurt to be on guard for a nuclear bombing -- what if it is a warm, summer-like day in October or what if I am off by a month or two and it is August or September when it happens rather than October?

It could be an especially deadly bombing against US troops in Iraq -- one that will result in up to 300 dead aand hundreds more wounded. Or if the attack is directed against a US city or cities, thousands or hundreds of thousands may be killed.

This attack will be pivotal, just as 911 was. The nature of the attack will find many Americans wanting to strike back at a nation like Iran or Syria, even with nuclear weapons. Many others will demand an end of the US war in the Middle East and a hasty withdrawal of troops. In all probability the withdrawal, if there is one, will follow in February 2005.

No method can be ruled out, anything from a huge fertiliser bomb to using airliners again to ram targets. Again, chem-bio or nuclear WMD may even be used. One should watch the attack that will occur around April 2004 since this may clue us in as to what will happen in October on a grander scale.

 

RATING: +0


Global Economic Crisis Sparked by Latin American Collapse,
Fall of European Markets, US Banking Crisis

 

Wall Street, October 2004

 

NEW PREDICTION: 8/1/03 -- Due to widespread political upheaval, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, and several other Latin American countries will form a debtor's cartel and default on their loans. This, in turn, will cause the failure and collapse of several US banks. Panic and speculation will result in billions of dollars being withdrawn from banking institutions. The White House will "be forced" to close the banks and thus initiate a festering banking crisis. Mobs of angry US citizens will form to try to remove their savings by force. Electronic banking will not function. All transactions will be stopped by the government online and off out of fear. In the meantime, European markets will fall, partly because of the Balkans conflicts and partly due to civil unrest in Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Belarus, and elsewhere. Certain oil-producing Gulf states will lose a large portion of their treasuries due to US investment. This will further exacerbate an already difficult situation in the Middle East as the war in Iraq and Iran drags on.

The world will enter into the worst global depression in recorded history in October 2004.

 

NEWS:
Oil installation: global economic crisis begins at the pump
Americas summit protest turns violent -- Anger in streets over Bush,
economic policies as leaders gather - November 5, 2005.

Hurricane raises fears of global energy crisis - September 1, 2005.
Gas getting even costlier; lines reported - August 31, 2005.
Energy Markets Jittery, Gas Being Rationed - August 31, 2005.
Oil holds Asia stocks down - August 29, 2005.
Oil surges over $70 as Katrina churns through Gulf - August 28, 2005.
Oil surges to record high - August 25, 2005.
Gasoline prices set new record - August 22, 2005.
Gas Prices Hit New High of $2.55 a Gallon - August 15, 2005.
Oil Rises to Record $67.10 on Concern Supplies Are Inadequate
- August 12, 2005.
Oil Prices Rise to $65 a Barrel - August 10, 2005.
Oil and Economic Crash Possible This Winter - July 14, 2005.
Stocks drop as oil jumps to record - July 6, 2005.
New fear for oil: $100 by winter -- Analyst warns of worst-ever crisis,
surging demand to keep prices high - July 5, 2005.

Unrest 'could double' oil price - June 27, 2005.
Oil Settles a Touch Below $61 on High Demand, Iran Jitters
- June 27, 2005.
Oil hits record near $61 on robust demand - June 27, 2005.
Stocks Drop Sharply As Oil Surges to $60 - June 23, 2005.
Oil hits new high amid Norway strike fears - June 21, 2005.
Asian stocks slip on record oil rise - June 19, 2005.
Oil sets new record at $58.60 - June 17, 2005.
Oil Prices Near $56 on Production Worries - April 25, 2005.
Creeping Scepter of World Economic Slowdown - April 21, 2005.
Japan stocks fall after U.S. dip - April 11, 2005.
Surging oil puts pressure on OPEC - March 17, 2005.
Oil prices race to record highs - March 17, 2005.
Oil Prices Leap Above $5 a Barrel Mark - March 9, 2005.
Warning from the markets - February 25, 2005.
US Budget Deficits Risk Crash - Australian Treasury
- February 25, 2005.
Markets fall as Asian banks move away from dollar assets
- February 23, 2005.
U.S. dollar falling hard and fast - February 22, 2005.
Dow set for worst new-year losing streak since '82
- January 21, 2005.

Wall St's poor start could bode ill for year - January 17, 2005.
Oil prices surge after Saudi attack - December 30, 2004.
Al-Qaeda calls on fighters to attack Saudi oil fields
- December 20, 2004.

Bin Laden tells followers to hit West's oil supplies
- December 17, 2004.

Explosions Rock Banks in Argentina - November 17, 2004.
Clashes mar start of APEC in Chile - November 17, 2004.
Dollar's Decline Is Reverberating - November 14, 2004.
Nigerian strike to target Shell - October 31, 2004.
Oil breaks through $55 level - October 18, 2004.
Asian Stocks Jittery on Record Oil - October 14, 2004.
Oil-shocked into recession? - October 11, 2004.
Oil extends record price run - October 11, 2004.
Nothing OPEC can do to bring oil down says Purnomo --
Oil minister warns of "danger to the global economy"
- September 28, 2004.

Oil Sets New Record Over $50 - September 28, 2004.
Oil hits high on Nigeria threat - September 28, 2004.
Dim Forecast for Stocks - August 16, 2004.
Oil prices hit record $46.50 -- Prices bolstered by concerns over Iraq,
Russia production, disruptions in Venezuela - August 13, 2004.

US warplanes strafe Najaf as world oil prices go through the roof
- August 13, 2004.
OPEC warning as oil hits new peak - August 3, 2004.
Russian oil crisis sends New York price to record high
- July 28, 2004.

Snow: Terror Threat Hangs Over Economy - July 13, 2004.
Al Qaeda Wants Wall Street - July 11, 2004.
Is the world's oil running out fast? -- If you think oil prices are high
at $40 a barrel then wait till they are four times that much
- June 7, 2004.

Oil prices pose threat to Europe, bank warns - June 4, 2004.
Report: Oil terrorism 'serious threat' to world economy - June 3, 2004.
Al Qaeda targets US oil supplies -- Analysts say the Saudi attack
could be a new tactic aimed at slowing the US economy - June 2, 2004.

 

RATING (Oil Crisis, stock markets crash, brief recession and joblessness in US, but depression avoided: +.0.75


Second "Cuban Missile Crisis" Or Nuclear Attack?

 

Launch of CSS-6 long-range missile

 

NEW PREDICTION: 11/21/03 -- It is also possible we will see a major crisis develop in October 2004 that may threaten the United States mainland. It may start over something like a plane or submarine being accidentally destroyed by one side or the other. A second Cuban Missile Crisis might then play out, but this time the nukes will come from North Korea and/or China. Also, Cuba may not be the only country that will have them positioned against the US. We may also have to add Venezeula to the list. North Korean and Chinese nuclear subs off the US coast may also be spotted.

Like 1962, this crisis may be able to be worked out without a bloodbath. Or we could see the destruction of all major cities on the West Coast, the East Coast, and in Florida. In return, North Korea and large parts of China will cease to exist. The worst-case scenario is that Russia throws in with China and North Korea and attacks the US with its nuclear arsenal. If that happens, no more USA. The end. It will be up to Europe to contend with Russia and the Middle East.

One other point regarding China and North Korea: although I predicted a war would begin in 2003 between the two communist allies and the United States, and thus far we have had instead a festering diplomatic crisis, perhaps October 2004 will be the actual trigger of the war. Obviously, such a war will likely turn nuclear, so again it would be both a war and a nuclear crisis.

Obviously, for historical reasons, we also can never completely rule out the possibility that Russia, and not China or North Korea, will be the architect of this crisis. Hopefully, if this is the case, any nuclear threat uttered by Moscow and Washington will never be backed up by real actions.

In 1996 I experienced a lucid dream of a time of trouble when the US and Russia may go to the brink once again as they did in 1962 -- the precipice of total thermonuclear war. Access this Dream Window to experience what may be a vision of events soon to come.

More recently I experienced a summer nuclear attack on the United States and the US retaliation in the following Dream Window. There is also a time line of events in the Master Dream Window where this terrifying event might be plotted.

 

NEWS:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez receiving nukes from Iran
Chavez threatens to send U.S. F-16s to Cuba, China - November 2, 2005.
US planning invasion, says Chavez - October 20, 2005.
US Televangelist Says Venezuela Threatens US With Nuke - October 9, 2005.
Venezuela To Choose Between Russian Warplanes - May 3, 2005.
Venezuela eyes U.S. military on Curacao - February 28, 2005.
Cuba hails wargame warning to US - December 15, 2004.
Cuba bolsters wargame force - December 14, 2004.
China, Russia Will Hold First War Games - December 13, 2004.
US calls Cuban war games a distraction -- Biggest exercises in 20 years include simulated invasion by US forces - December 13, 2004.
Russia Defends Policy of Preventive Strikes in Other Countries -- Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov: "We are at war. When you are at war, you act like you are at war" - December 10, 2004.
Putin Warns West Against Meddling in Ukraine - December 6, 2004.
Russia's Putin Calls U.S. Policy 'Dictatorial' - December 3, 2004.
Russian Air Force Prepared to Strike Foreign Bases Pre-emptively - December 3, 2004.
Russia warns 'terrorists' with cruise missiles - December 3, 2004.
US watching Russian arms sales to Venezuela - December 1, 2004.
Commentary: Peace on Earth, world in crisis - November 26, 2004.
First battle between Russia and US since the end of Cold War - November 26, 2004.
Ukraine: Could Crisis Strain U.S.-Russian Ties? - November 25, 2004.
Russians are ready to fight for Kurils - November 25, 2004.
Ukraine looms as new thorn in US-Russia relations - November 25, 2004.
Ukraine Crisis Threatens Rift Between U.S. and Russia - November 24, 2004.
China's Jintao meets with Cuba's Castro - November 23, 2004.
North Korea's top military officer visits Cuba - November 22, 2004.
Russia to deploy new-generation nuclear weapons system - November 18, 2004.
Russia Claims U.S. Spy Plane Spotted Near Black Sea Border - November 16, 2004.
Japan Says Chinese Sub Intruded Waters - November 12, 2004.
Japan says submarine was Chinese - November 12, 2004.
Japan on alert after sub scare - November 10, 2004.
Sea border breach irks South Korea - November 10, 2004.
U.S. Nuclear Weapon to Be Used in Case of N. Korea's Invasion - November 7, 2004.
N. Korea warns of naval conflict - November 2, 2004.
S. Korean boats fire warning shots - November 1, 2004.
South Korea on alert - October 26, 2004.
DMZ breach raises spy fears - October 26, 2004.
China sends more troops to N. Korea border -- 150,000 troops already deployed - October 16, 2004.
Putin accuses 'complicit' West of harbouring Chechen terrorists - September 18, 2004.
Putin Threatens Preventive Terror Actions - September 17, 2004.
Ukraine arms Cuba and Venezuela - September 16, 2004.
Mystery surrounds N.Korea cloud - September 13, 2004.
Massive Explosion in North Korea - September 12, 2004.
Report: Mushroom Cloud Seen After N.Korean Explosion - September 11, 2004.

 

COMMENTS (1/4/05): Not as bad as 1962, but two crises did emerge in autumn 2004 over actions by North Korea and China, and more ominous, between Russia and the US over Ukraine which was even called the "First battle between Russia and US since the end of Cold War" in a headline and declared "Peace on Earth, world in crisis" in yet another. We may never know how serious things really got in the White House when the "mysterious" mushroom cloud was seen over North Korea just before North Korea provoked South Korea twice and China intimidated Japan with nuclear subs. Both China and North Korea did visit Cuba and Venezuela and Russia sent sophisticated arms to Hugo Chavez. An invasion of Venezuela by the US may still happen in 2006, angering Russia and possibly China.

 

RATING: +0.5


A Pope from Ancient France Elected?

 

Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger (recent photo)If Nostradamus can be believed, May 2002 may also herald the election of the first French pope ever to reign over the Roman Catholic Church. Nostradamus mentions him in Quatrain 5.49:

Not of Spain but of ancient France
Will he be elected for the trembling ship,
To the enemy will be made an assurance
Who in his reign will cause a cruel pestilence.

This candidate from France who is elected pope may be the controversial cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger. It is difficult to be certain whether he will succeed John Paul II or another pope who may rule briefly after John Paul's death. The prophet also calls this man "the Cardinal of France" in Quatrain 8.4. If he is not elected in May 2002, there are base 7 indications that he will instead come to power in October 2004.

 

NOTE (12/11/03): This prediction does not have a creation date, which means it probably goes back to the early part of 1998 -- over a year before I had a website. I caannot even remember what the basis for the October 2004 vector was, but I'm sure it was established for a good reason. This duplicated presentation from the 2002 (Part Two) page appears here because it has a second vector for October 2004.

 

Archbishop Andre Vingt-Trois UPDATE (3/1/05): Jean-Marie Lustiger resigned on February 11. So this aspect of the prediction, the suggestion that the prophesied pope "from ancient France" might be Lustiger can never be. It goes without saying that John Paul II's death or resignaton must transpire for a French cardinal to become elected. So that too is part of the projection.

Lustiger's replacement, the new "Cardinal of France" and potentially future Pope "from ancient France," is now the 62-year-old Archbishop Andre Vingt-Trois of Tours.

 

UPDATE (3/9/05): I have just found out that it turns out Lustiger is still a cardinal -- just not the Cardinal of Paris. However, he will no longer be able to vote for a papal candidate or be considered as candidate for the office of pope after the age of 80.

So, if Pope John Paul II lives another two years or thereabouts (not knowing Lustiger's exact birthdate - he is already 78), Lustiger cannot be pope. JP2 must pass on this year or next for Lustiger to still be considered for the position of pope.

 

RATING: +0


Killer Bees on Attack Throughout the United States

 

Swarms of killer bees amass in suburban AmericaNEW PREDICTION: 9/24/00 -- No longer will reports of African killer bees against animals and humans be isolated incidents in southern US states. A mass migration north, east, and west throughout the entire United States of America will begin following the ecological holocaust that will result from the Great Cataclysm predicted by Edgar Cayce and the Bible.

In October 2004 the mass attacks on Americans will begin. It will become nearly impossible to walk for any length of time outdoors without being attacked by swarms of killer bees. People caught in "bee storms" that will actually darken the day by shutting out sunlight will find refuge in shopping malls and other large buildings close at hand. Many will be stranded in their homes, sometimes for days on end, as food and household supplies dwindle.

Shoppers and workers will watch through windows with fear and frustration at the bees blackening the air, stranded for hours from reaching their cars unless they happen to be parked quite close to the building entrance. A national emergency will be declared, but there will be little the government will be able to do, its resources drained by natural disasters and a war that will seem to have no end.

 

Locusts Invade Mexico - December 6, 2004. A child swings a broom stick at a swarm of locusts as they make their way through the city of Merida, in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004. At least four large locust swarms passed through Merida causing alarm with residents and putting agriculture authorities on alert. (AP Photo/Jose Acosta) A child swings a broom stick at a swarm of locusts in Mexico

 

NEWS:
Killer Bees in Arkansas - November 9, 2005.
Killer bees strike closer to Colorado - October 16, 2005.
Bees attack woman in Lower Valley - September 15, 2005.
Swarm of bees takes over intersection, attacks officers - September 14, 2005.
Hurricane Blows In Killer Bees; Homeowners Injured, Pets Killed -- Firefighter: Swarm Of Bees Just Covered Fire Truck - September 9, 2005.
Firefighters respond to aggressive bee attack - August 30, 2005.
Are killer bees coming to South Georgia? -- "It's no horror movie" - August 16, 2005.
'Killer bees' spotted, trapped in Louisiana - August 4, 2005.
African bees threaten many U.S. crops - August 1, 2005.
Aggressive African honeybees sighted in Louisiana - July 31, 2005.
"Killer Bees" Found in LA - July 29, 2005.
Killer Bees in Florida create concerns - July 25, 2005.
Africanized Bees Discovered in Southwest Arkansas - July 21, 2005.
Researcher: 'Killer Bees' May Spread Throughout Florida - June 20, 2005.
Africanized Bees Spotted in SW Arkansas - June 17, 2005.
Killer bees confirmed in Oklahoma - June 9, 2005.
Killer Bees: Africanized Bees Now Discovered in 17 OK Counties - June 1, 2005.
Six stung in Arizona as 'killer' bees burst from hive -- Thousands of insects attack in Foothills; no one hurt badly - May 27, 2005.
Man stung to death by "killer" bees - September 25, 2004.
Another Possible Attack by Africanized Bees Reported in Oklahoma - September 11, 2004.
Swarm of killer bees may have attacked Bowie man -- Insects leave man's 130-pound Rottweiler dead - September 2, 2004.
CNN: Killer bees possibly as far north as Oklahoma - August 26, 2004.
MOVING NORTH: Killer Bees Found In Southern Oklahoma -- OSU Professors Say Discovery Means Bees Have Finally Arrived - August 25, 2004.
MOVING NORTH: Killer Bees Found For First Time In Mobile, Alabama - August 25, 2004.
Bee attack near Barstow leaves six people hospitalized - August 23, 2004.
Six People Hospitalized After Bee Attack -- Witnesses Say Bees' Aggressive Behavior Suggest Africanized Bees - August 23, 2004.
Bees In Santa Ana Attack Were Africanized - August 18, 2004.
Experts Worry Friday's Bee Attack Could Also Involve Africanized Bees - August 13, 2004.
13 in Santa Ana Stung as 120,000-Plus Bees Attack - August 13, 2004.
Thousands of Bees Swarm Neighborhood - August 12, 2004.
Killer Bees Confirmed in Lubbock - August 10, 2004.
Bees Attack Theatergoers, Kids Stung At Day Care - July 22, 2004.
Bees attack boys taking shortcut through canyon - June 17, 2004.
Swarm Of Bees Attack Teenagers in California - June 17, 2004.

 

RATING: +0.4


Massive Temblor Rocks Turkey

 

Earthquake symbol

 

NEW PREDICTION: 9/18/03 -- An especially large earthquake will strike Turkey in October/November 2004. It will be at least a 7.2 magnitude or greater. Much destruction and death.

 

NEWS:
5.7-Magnitude Quake Hurts 37 in Turkey - June 6, 2005.
Strong earthquake hits Turkey - March 24, 2005.
Earthquake shakes southeastern Turkey - March 12, 2005.
Mild Quake Shakes Southeastern Turkey - September 8, 2004.
Three moderate quakes shakeTurkey's Aegean coast, no injuries reported - August 3, 2004.
Earthquake in Eastern Turkey Kills 18 - July 2, 2004.
Earthquake rocks western Turkey - April 14, 2004.
Turkey quake kills nine - March 26, 2004.
7 Killed As Quake Shakes Eastern Turkey - March 25, 2004.
Six die in Turkey quake, several hurt - March 2, 2004.
Quake kills six, injures two in Turkey - March 2, 2004.

 

RATING: +0.25


The U.S. Election of 2004

 

Kerry says he'll win Bush says he'll win

 

The 2004 Election: Either Bush or Kerry Could Win

NEW PREDICTION: 3/3/04 -- If this was a normal election year and the country was not at war, I would say John Kerry would win. This year is in synch with 1976, the year democrat Jimmy Carter beat republican Gerald Ford, the unpopular caretaker of the despised republican Nixon administration. Republican Bush is also very much disliked.

However, in 1976 it was peacetime. War was not much of an issue almost anywhere in the world.

2004 finds America mired in Iraq, the threat of an Iraqi civil war or an Iraqi war widening to other nations like Syria, Lebanon, and Iran looming ahead. Also, the threat of war in the Pacific with North Korea and even China hangs in the balance. An especially horrific act of terrorism on US soil could change our way of thinking forever, just as 911 did, only perhaps worse.

If such dire scenarios play out, depending on how Bush responds to them (like a major terrorist attack in the US or being forced to defend Taiwan against China), or if in some cases he initiates them (like starting a war with Iran or North Korea), he may either earn the contempt of the American people OR the American people might unanimously throw their support behind him as they did after 911.

This is a year where unfolding world events and the state of world events by November may dictate who the winner will be. Also if the economy collapses before November, Bush will likely lose.

My base 7 system is little help: 1976 was a peacetime year, 1948 was a peacetime year with a sitting democrat, heir to the popular Roosevelt administration, and 1920 was a peacetime year and the start of one of the most prosperous decades in US history.

So, I don't know who will win. It all depends.

Whoever wins the election, Bush or Kerry, the winner will confirm who actually won the enigmatic 2000 election. If Bush wins, then he was the real winner in 2000. But if Kerry wins, it means Al Gore was the actual winner. Why this is so and the impact it may have on the future of the presidency is discussed in the 2005 portion of this presentation.

Also, there is a remote chance that candidate John F. Kerry will be assassinated this year, possibly at the democratic convention, before the election. This is due to the Robert F. Kennedy karma associated with the 1968 election -- a karma that may still affect Hillary Clinton as I initially predicted if she should become Kerry's running mate or is drafted to run as president if Kerry is forced to quit due to unexpected health problems or a scandal. The potential vector is June-August 2004.

In the latter event, the "scandal" could very well be Kerry's death under suspicious circumstances (think Vince Foster). In that case, a weak democratic candidate will be placed forward to run in November and will lose the election to Bush. He will be weak only because he will not have the time to prepare, possibly only a month, not because he might not otherwise have been a good candidate. I see a dominant "H" in this person's name who may be the 2004 version of Hubert Humphrey (likely Howard Dean).

 

For Part Two of this presentation, Signature of Death for the U.S. President in 2005, go to 2005 (Part Two).

 

UNRATED: I said up front I didn't know who would win the election. This was never intended as a prediction, just some speculation. However, Part Two concerning the death/assassination prediction will be rated, when the 2005 pages are evaluated.


Email Prediction Fulfilled: Historic Earthquake in New Zealand

 

11/27/04 -- In an email exchange with a vieewer from New Zealand, I made several predictions concerning his country. This exchange was posted on the 21st Century Email Forum earlier this year, but I never got around to posting any of the predictions to these pages.

My prediction for the largest earthquake in New Zealand's history of the last hundred years or so has now been FULFILLED:

 

----- Original Message -----
From:
Chris
To:
new Prophecy
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 1:57 AM
Subject: Newprophecy and New Zealand

Greetings from New Zealand.

I m a regular Visitor to your site and ive got to give you credit for predicting so many events with a great deal of accuracy, Id like to however ask you a Question.

What do you or Newprophecy.net Have in Store for New Zealand, do you see Al Qaida striking new Zealand or will this "pacific war" you have prophecied affect NZ in anyway, will New Zealand join this war??

I give you permission to add my name and comments (but not email address) to your website with an Answer, or you can email me with the Answer.

Regards

Chris from New Zealand

* * * * *

Hi Chris,

Sorry for the late reply.

New Zealand is a tough nut to crack. I find that countries that are always in turmoil and war, like Sri Lanka, are very difficult to predict for. The same goes for countries who have had a largely peaceful and uneventful history.

In November or December 2007 there may be a major crash of a passenger jet in New Zealand or involving a New Zealand airliner somewhere else, perhaps Australia. Everyone on board will be killed, maybe 250 people or more.

The largest earthquake in New Zealand history could happen in May of THIS year, 2004 (have to post this).

It is hard to see New Zealand involved in any war with China or North Korea until June or July 2006. So maybe the Pacific war will be long or will not start now after all. It is possible NZ may send a small force to Singapore or Taiwan in late 2005, but major involvement will not come until 2006. Perhaps there will be a blockade or some other type of "slow" military action in progress?

Naval battle in the Malacca Strait when war gets going good in February 2007.

April 2005 you may begin to fight a terrorist group operating out of Fort Brooke, Kelantan, and from Borneo. Don't know if terror will come to NZ itself .. yet.

Mike

 

Strong Earthquake Rattles NZ's South Island

REUTERS NEWS SERVICE

NEW ZEALAND: November 24, 2004The region's scenic wonders attract hundreds of thousands of tourists

WELLINGTON - A strong earthquake shook New Zealand's South Island on Tuesday but there were no reports of injuries or major damage, officials and witnesses said. The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences said the tremor, measuring 7.2 on the open-ended Richter Scale, struck at 9:26 a.m. (2026 GMT). The government institute said it was centred offshore 240 km (144 miles) southwest of the town of Te Anau and 33 km (20 miles) below ground level.

Geological and Nuclear Sciences seismologist Warwick Smith said the quake happened in an area of the ocean floor where two tectonic plates meet. "This was a large earthquake in global terms. Had it occurred under or near a population centre, there would be major damage," Smith said in a statement.

Witnesses described experiencing a slow, rolling motion in two waves not long after they arrived for work. There were reports of items falling off shelves in some towns. "It was like a wind coming through, computer screens started to jolt, things rattled. It was a strong one," Detective Grant Miller told the NZPA from nearby Queenstown.

The quake was felt as far away as Hamilton on the North Island, 370 km (230 miles) from the capital Wellington. The same region was shaken by a quake registering 7.2 in August last year, which caused minor property damage.

New Zealand scientists record around 14,000 earthquakes a year, of which around 20 exceed 5.0 on the Richter scale. The last fatal earthquake in the geologically active country, caught between the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates, was in 1968 when an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale killed three people on the South Island's west coast.

Quake upgraded to biggest in 73 years

Fairfax New Zealand Limited

25 November 2004

Geologists say Tuesday's earthquake in the Puysegur Trench, 210km west of Tuatapere, Southland, has been upgraded in magnitude from 7.2 to 7.3 on the Richter scale.

"As more data comes to hand, the size and location of a quake can often change slightly - we now believe Tuesday's quake was actually deeper than 33km," said a spokesman for the Geological and Nuclear Science institute (GNS). "It's difficult to get accurate depths that far offshore, especially to the south of New Zealand".

The latest size estimate makes it the biggest in 73 years, since a 7.3 magnitude aftershock on February 13, 1931 at Napier. The actual Napier quake - which killed 256 people on February 3, 1931 - was magnitude 7.8.

But the geologists said it was difficult to compare a submarine quake with those on land. "We tend not to rank offshore quakes the same way we rank onshore quakes, which have tangible impacts on people and places," said the GNS spokesman. "The '31 Hawke's Bay aftershock was an onshore event, so it's difficult to compare with Tuesday's quake".

The institute said historical figures showed that though New Zealand could expect to average one quake of magnitude 7 to 8 every 10 years, they tended to arrive in clusters. "They have shown a tendency to cluster in time," the spokesman said. "Between 1929 and 1934 New Zealand was hit by five quakes of magnitude 7 or above.

"And in 1942, there were two magnitude 7-plus quakes within three months of each other. Then there was a long gap until the next magnitude 7.0 quake - in 1968 (Inangahua)". This was the most recent fatal earthquake in New Zealand - the quake at Inangahua in the Buller district, 30km north of Reefton, killed three people.

Seismologists believe that big quakes can bring forward or retard quakes on nearby faults. This is called stress triggering, where a sudden change in the stress regime in the earth's crust can push neighbouring faults closer to rupturing. Alternatively, it can de-stress the crust and reduce the chances of follow-on quakes.

GNS was today compiling reports from members of the public in many parts of New Zealand to assess the felt effects of the quake, rather than its magnitude. The 723 reports received by noon today began arriving within six minutes of the 7.3 magnitude shock, which occurred at 9.26 am.

The reports were sorted according to the Modified Mercalli (MM) shaking levels (using Roman numerals), the definition of their effects on people, and the localities that experienced them.

 

RATING: +1.0


Destruction of Sydney, Pacific Refugee Crisis

 

Nuclear destruction of Sydney

 

NEW PREDICTION: 9/13/02 -- Bombing runs will take place and the destruction of Sydney by sea, coupled with the worst refugee crisis in Australia from surrounding regions like Malaysia to date in November 2004.

It seems to me that by this time China and North Korea will be involved -- unless this is nuclear terrorism committed by Al Qaeda. But terrorists have no capability to carry out a war of this magnitude by sea, which makes me suspicious that this is the work of China.

 

Australia Nabs 16, Claims Foiled Terror Attack -- Sydney Group Planned Attacks Similar to London Underground Bombings

FOXNews.com

Police stand outside a Sydney apartment buildingMonday, November 07, 2005

SYDNEY, Australia — Australian authorities arrested 16 terror suspects on Tuesday — including a prominent radical Muslim cleric sympathetic to Usama bin Laden — and said they had foiled a major terror attack on the country by men committed to "violent jihad."

The Australian Federal Police said seven men were arrested in Sydney and nine in Melbourne in coordinated raids that also netted evidence including weapons and apparent bomb-making materials. "I was satisfied that this state was under an imminent threat of potentially a catastrophic terrorist act," said New South Wales Police Minister Carl Scully. Police commissioner Graeme Morgan said one of the men arrested was shot and wounded by police in the raids, which followed a 16-month investigation.

An Associated Press photographer saw a bomb squad robot examining a backpack the man was wearing when he was shot. Morgan said it contained a handgun. Police declined to give details of the likely target of the attack, but Victoria state police chief Christine Nixon said that next year's Commonwealth Games, to be staged in Melbourne, were not a target.

Among the men arrested was the outspoken radical Muslim cleric Abdul Nacker Ben Brika, also known as Abu Bakr — an Algerian-Australian who has said he would be violating his faith if he warned his students not to join the jihad, or holy war, in Iraq. Abu Bakr was among nine men who appeared Tuesday morning in Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with being members of a terror group. Prosecutor Richard Maidment told the court the nine formed a terrorist group to kill "innocent men and women in Australia."

"The members of the Sydney group have been gathering chemicals of a kind that were used in the London Underground bombings," Maidment said. He said Bakr was the group's ringleader. "Each of the members of the group are committed to the cause of violent jihad," he added ...

Australia has never been hit by a major terror attack, but its citizens have repeatedly been targeted overseas, particularly in neighboring Indonesia. Last year, the country's embassy in Jakarta was badly damaged by a suicide bomber, and dozens of Australians were killed in bombings in 2002 and last month on the Indonesian resort island of Bali ...

MORE NEWS: Nuclear Link Alleged in Australia Arrests -- Terror Suspects Planned 'Catastrophic' Attack on Sydney Nuclear Reactor - November 13, 2005.

 

COMMENTS (11/8/05): It would appear that the Sydney group was captured before carrying out something similar to the London Bombings. This is a THWARTED PREDICTION.

 

RATING: +1.0


Airliner Bombed Over Indonesia

 

Airliner explodes in air

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/13/04 -- I now believe the attack on Sydney will likely be the other option mentioned above: a terrorist attack. Prior to this there may be a terrorist bombing of a major passenger airliner somewhere over Indonesia, perhaps Jakarta, but not necessarily Jakarta. There will be no survivors. Close to or during this month: December 2004. It is also possible that this will be an accident and not a terrorist attack; but in these times, almost every disaster is suspicious.

 

The plane came to rest in a nearby cemeteryBase 7 Rationale: In 1997 there were two major air disasters in Indonesia: one in September, Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300, that claimed 234 lives and another in December, the Silk Air crash, that killed 104.

This year, November 30, 2004, a Lion Air passenger plane carrying more than 150 people skidded off a runway in central Indonesia during heavy rain and split into two pieces, killing 31 people. At least 62 people were injured.

Although it is possible that this runway crash is a base 7 repetition of one of the two crashes from seven years ago, the fatalities are much lower than either 1997 crash. Thus, this leaves open the possibility of another crash, worse than the one that occurred on November 30, and likely as disastrous as Silk Air if not Airbus A300.

Thus, despite the events of November 30, this remains a prediction for the rest of December or early month of January.

 

Indonesia jet crash kills 147

Monday, September 5, 2005 Posted: 2242 GMT (0642 HKT)

Indonesia crash -    breaking NewsMEDAN, Indonesia (AP) -- Seconds after takeoff, an Indonesian airliner shook violently, veered to the left and slammed into a bustling neighborhood Monday, bursting into flames and killing at least 147 people -- many on the ground. Up to 16 passengers survived the crash, including an 18-month-old shielded by his mother's arms.

The Mandala Airlines plane went down 500 yards from the Medan airport in north Sumatra, shoving aside cars and motorcycles before plowing into a row of houses. Witnesses said some people were on fire as they fled the shattered wreckage.

Investigators were trying to determine what caused the crash, Indonesia's second air disaster in nine months and the sixth worldwide since August 1. Authorities considered foul play unlikely, but were examining the possibility of human error or technical failure, said airline managing director Asril Tanjung.

Thousands of people, some standing on rooftops and buses, watched as firefighters struggled in a light drizzle to put out a fire that sent up thick clouds of black smoke. Several houses and dozens of cars and motorcycles were engulfed in flames.

Survivors said the Jakarta-bound Boeing 737-200 started shaking when it reached an altitude of about 100 yards before tilting sharply and smashing to the ground at 9:40 a.m. Some described a loud bang while the plane was still in flight, followed by a ball of fire. "It happened very fast, no one even had time to panic," Rohadi Kamsah Sitepu, 35, told The Associated Press from his hospital bed. "There was an explosion outside the plane followed by huge flames inside the cabin. Then we crashed. I struggled to take off my seat belt and then ran through a hole in the fuselage, jumping over charred bodies scattered all over the road," said Sitepu, who had minor bruises to his legs. "It's a miracle I survived. I can't believe it."

The plane was carrying 116 passengers and crew, airline officials said. Sixteen survived, including the infant and his mother, said Nining, a Mandala spokeswoman, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. Medan police chief Col. Irawan Dahlan said there were 15 survivors from aboard the plane, but Transportation Minister Hatta Rajasa said there were 10. Rajasa was quoted by the private Detik.com news Web site as saying 47 people on the ground were among the dead. City hospitals were treating at least a dozen residents.

One passenger, Rohadi Sitepu, said all the survivors were seated at the back of the plane. "It was very, very scary. Unimaginable," he told Metro TV station from his hospital bed. "The plane was taking off, but suddenly there was a strong tremor and it jerked to the left and crashed. There was fire everywhere, from the front of the plane to the back."

The plane crashed close to an artery road full of vehicles in Medan's Padang BulanHundreds of policemen, paramedics and residents evacuated victims, but Syahrial Anas, a doctor overseeing the removal of charred bodies, said flames and the thousands of onlookers at the crash site hampered their efforts. "I saw at least 20 people running around with their clothes on fire," said Awi, a shop owner. "They were shrieking in agony and shouting 'Help! Help!"'

Monday's crash follows five major airline accidents in August, the deadliest month for plane disasters since May 2002. Some 334 people died in accidents in Peru, Venezuela, Greece and Tunisia last month. A plane overshot a runway in Toronto and caught fire; no one died.

Dozens of relatives and friends of victims wept at the airport in Jakarta upon hearing the news. "I am waiting for my mother, but Mandala just said that the plane crashed and she was on board," said Aryati, in tears. "Her name has appeared on a list of victims on TV."

Medan, the country's third-largest city, has been a major staging point for tsunami relief operations in Aceh province, on the northern tip of Sumatra island. The international airport is near the center of town and surrounded by densely populated areas. Residents have for years argued that it should be moved, and Transportation Minister Rajasa told reporters at the crash site he hoped that would happen soon. Contract bidding for construction of a new airport will open this year, he said.

Mandala Airlines is a Jakarta-based domestic carrier founded in 1969 by a military-run foundation. Its 15-plane fleet consists mainly of 1970s-vintage Boeing 737-200 jets. In recent years, the financially troubled airline has been forced to cut services and fares to remain competitive.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered an investigation into the crash, his spokesman said. Among those killed was the governor of North Sumatra province, en route to the capital for a meeting with the president.

 

COMMENTS (9/5/05): This crash comes close enough to fulfilling the details of the prediction. Although it does not appear to be a bombing, I do say in the prediction that it may be an accident. The death toll is high, 147, as I indicated it would be in the "base 7 rationale." However, there were 16 survivors as opposed to the "no survivors" scenario. The plane exploded in a ball of fire in the city of Medan (I said I was not sure if it would happen in Jakarta or another city in Indonesia), plowing into houses, triggering more fires and explosions on the ground. Not quite the explosion high in the air I depicted in the top photograph, but every bit as deadly. Why this has happened 9 months later than forecast I can't say. Perhaps it was "postponed" until it could be included in the many other plane disasters that have occurred since August. PREDICTION FULFILLED.

 

RATING: +1.0


Terrorist Bombings, Rioting in London or Elsewhere in UK

 

London bombing Rioting in London

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/13/04 -- Britain has had a very deadly history of terrorist bombings and attacks on the current base 7 timeline, although only one occurred in December: the Harrods Bombing of 1983. Also, in all of these cases, the IRA was responsible. However, sooner or later, Al Qaeda will take note of London and it could well happen this month, December 2004. That, combined with some nastiness in December 1995, nine years ago (yes, 9 can work as a predictor along with 7, but only 15% or less of the time, so one has to be discerning about combining 9 and 7), and there is strong chance this prediction will be fulfilled.

 

London rocked by explosions -- Blair says he suspects terrorists are responsible

Thursday, July 7, 2005 Posted: 1115 GMT (1915 HKT)

Scotland Yard confirmed one of several reports of explosions on buses in the cityLONDON, England (CNN) -- Near simultaneous explosions have rocked London, killing several people and injuring dozens in what UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said was an apparent terror attack coinciding with a meeting of G8 leaders in Scotland. A series of at least six explosions brought the London transit system to a halt early Thursday, killing at least two people, police said. The explosions rocked the city's subway systems and up to three more hit buses in the city, all at the height of rush hour. In the first report of casualties, City of London police told CNN there had been two fatalities at Aldgate east station. At least 90 people are reported to have been injured.

Blair said "it's reasonably clear there have been a series of terrorist attacks in London." There have been casualties, he said "both people that have died and people seriously injured. It's particularly barbaric that this has happened" on a day that people are meeting to deal with world problems at the G8 in Scotland.

Home Secretary Charles Clarke, Britain's top law enforcement officer, said: "There have been a number of dreadful incidents across London today." He said there were "terrible injuries." Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair said authorities found found indications of explosives at the scene of one of the blasts and that there are concerns it was a coordinated terror attack. "We are concerned that this is a coordinated attack. We are aware that one of the sites does containly does contain indications of explosives," Sir Ian Blair told Sky News. He urged Londoners not to panic and said it was too early to say what caused the blasts.

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said he would make a statement on the London explosions from the G8 summit at 1100GMT, his spokesman said.

A White House spokesman said U.S. President George W. Bush was aware of the explosions and had been in briefings with Blair all morning.

Claire Burroughs, spokeswoman for St Mary's Hospital in central London, told CNN the hospital was on "major incident alert." Four patients were critically injured, eight were seriously injured and 14 others were being treated for minor injuries, she said. "The types of injuries we are seeing include limb damage, burns, cuts, breaks, head injuries and chest problems due to smoke inhalation," Burroughs said.

The Tube blasts at the height of the rush hour on Thursday were initially blamed on a power surge. But amid the chaos eyewitnesses reported that a packed double decker bus in the Russell Square area had been severely damaged in a blast. There were media reports that a second bus had been damaged in Tavistock Square. Police told CNN they could not confirm that report.

Injured passengers are led away from Edgware Road Tube Station.Describing the Russell Square blast, eyewitness Belinda Seabrook told the UK Press Association she saw an explosion rip through the bus as it approached the Square. "I was on the bus in front and heard an incredible bang, I turned round and half the double decker bus was in the air," she said. One Tube passenger told CNN passengers had been packed in smoke-filled carriages "just waiting to die."

One passenger, with blood streaming down the left side of his face from a wound on his temple, said he didn't "want to live through it again." "I was in the front carriage and people were severely injured there," he said, adding that his train had been in the tunnel between Kings Cross and Russell Square. "I heard, but I don't know, that people were hurt worse further back. Some people were very calm, others very panicky." "There was a very loud bang, the lights went out, the carriage filled with smoke," he said. "We were all thrown forward."

Travellers emerged from underground tunnels covered in blood and soot. Scotland Yard declared the emergency a "major incident." Emergency services were called to London's Liverpool Street Station after reports of an explosion shortly before 9 a.m. A short while later, London Underground said there had been "another incident at Edgware Road" station in north west London.

MORE NEWS:
They were suicide bombers . . . and they were British - July 13, 2005.
4 bomb suspects born in Britain - July 13, 2005.
Al Qaida Used Advanced Bombs On Timers - July 11, 2005.
Terror alert highest ever as police fear new attack - July 11, 2005.
'Real threat' forces evacuation -- Police clear center of Britain's second-largest city - July 10, 2005.
London bombs killed 'at least 50' - July 8, 2005.
Probe Into London Blasts Will Be Arduous - July 8, 2005.
London bombings called work of Al Qaida's new generation - July 8, 2005.
Hunt Intensifies for London Terrorists -- "Secret Group of Al Qaeda's Jihad in Europe" Claims Responsibility - July 7, 2005.

 

COMMENTS (7/7/05): I am not happy to have to say PREDICTION FULFILLED, albeit seven months late, but such are the unhappy state of affairs. No question these were terrorist bombings and I did specify London. Doubtlessly more will be known about this disaster as time goes by. Already the death toll is 38, contrary to the preliminary report above. I think alerts should be in order for the other G8 nations, but especially for the US and Italy.

 

London blasts cause chaos on Tube

BBC NEWS

Thursday, 21 July, 2005, 16:38 GMT 17:38 UK

Emergency services by the 26 busLondon's Tube network has been plunged into chaos with stations cleared after minor blasts on two trains and a bus. Met Police chief Sir Ian Blair said three Tube lines were suspended but it was time London returned to normal.

The minor explosions - two weeks after blasts killed 56 - involved detonators only, a BBC reporter said. There was one injury. Police sources say the blasts may have been near simultaneous and that they are being linked with the 7 July bombs.

They say a number of fugitives are being sought. Two people have been arrested in Whitehall. Detectives are recovering a lot of evidence from the sites, and believe the latest events may either be a repetition of the 7 July attacks or may help with a breakthrough in the investigation.

Eyewitnesses heard bangs and saw abandoned rucksacks at the sites of the incidents at Warren Street and Oval tube stations as well as the number 26 bus in Bethnal Green.

There was an attempt to cause an explosion at Shepherd's Bush Hammersmith and City line, police said. Police told reporters that a man had threatened to blow himself up and then ran off. At Warren Street and Oval a man was seen running away from the scene.

On the bus, there were no injuries and the bus suffered no structural damage.

Large areas around all four sites were cordoned off. Tests for chemical, biological and radiological weapons proved negative.

Map of second series of London blastsOne person was injured at Warren Street. There were reports the injured person may have been holding a rucksack containing the detonator.

Prime Minister Tony Blair said: "We can't minimise incidents such as this because they obviously have been serious in the four different places as we know. "I think all I'd like to say is this that we know why these things are done, they're done to scare people and to frighten them, to make them anxious and worried."

Sofiane Mohellebi, 35, was travelling from Oxford Circus to Walthamstow when she was evacuated from a train at Warren Street. "I was in the carriage and we smelt smoke - it was like something was burning. Everyone was panicked and people were screaming. We had to pull the alarm. I am still shaking."

MORE NEWS:
Explosions Hit Three Tube Stations, One Bus - July 21, 2005.
Second al Qaeda Attack on Central London Was More Brazen than the First - July 21, 2005.

 

COMMENTS (7/23/05): PREDICTION OVERKILL.

 

RATING: +2.0


Terrorist Strikes, Bombings in Rome, Milan
or Elsewhere in Italy

 

Car bombing in Italy

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/13/04 -- Italy, like England, also has a chequered past with domestic terrorism, although not as often on the current timeline. But a particularly nasty business concerning multiple bombings in Rome and Milan thirty-five years ago gives rise to the current warning for December 2004. Al Qaeda has threatened to punish Italy severely for siding with the US in Iraq. That it hasn't made good on its threats yet, save to attack Italian soldiers, business people, and Catholic churches in Iraq, is something of a small miracle. In any event, this month could see the start of a calamitous terrorist campaign against Italy, such as Nostradamus has warned will occur one day, beginning in the major cities of Rome and Milan.

 

RATING: +0


Terrorist Strikes, Bombings in Kuwait or Nearby Oil Nations

 

Saudis gather at the scene of a car bomb attack

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/15/04 -- Twenty-one (3 x 7) years ago, in December 1983, a suicide truck bomb killed six and injured dozens at the US Embassy in Kuwait City. Pro-Iranian terrorists were convicted of the act. This is reason enough to include a terror warning for Kuwait in December 2004; but the warning should, for good measure, extend to nearby nations such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and other small oil nations. One should conclude either Al Qaeda or Iran will be behind such an attack. Indeed, although a close connexion between Al Qaeda and Iraq was never proved, it is well-known that such linkage exists between Iran and Bin Laden's organisation.

 

Blasts rock Saudi capital -- Two militants killed, several people wounded

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 Posted: 2319 GMT (0719 HKT)

Riyadh bombing 12-29-04(CNN) -- Two explosions rocked the Saudi Arabian capital Wednesday night, killing two militants and wounding several people, according to the Ministry of Information. The Al-Arabiya television network said seven militants were killed in the blasts but provided no details.

At 8:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET), a car was fired on as it attempted to drive through a security checkpoint outside the Interior Ministry, a spokesman for the Ministry of Information said. The car was forced down a road leading to a tunnel and blew up, wounding several people, the spokesman said.

The explosion occurred between the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Interior, spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Turki told CNN. A source who said he was in the municipality building near the Interior Ministry said automatic gunfire preceded the explosion. A person on the ninth floor of the municipality building was slightly wounded by flying debris, the source said.

Saudi police officers examine the scene of an explosion in Riyadh, WednesdayAbout three minutes later, a second car bomb detonated about 6 miles (10 kilometers) away, east of the capital, Turki told CNN. It was not clear whether anyone was hurt in the second blast, which occurred near where the kingdom's counterterrorism forces are stationed, he said. Turki said he had no information on fatalities or the number of injuries, nor did he know whether anyone was in the cars when they exploded.

Local media reported a third blast more than an hour later in the Jazirah district of Riyadh. Turki denied there was a third blast.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have been battling terrorist activities in recent years, many linked to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, which opposes the presence of the U.S. military in the oil-rich nation and the ruling Saudi royal family.

Earlier this month, a Saudi group linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for an attack on the U.S. Consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah in which at least five employees and four attackers were killed.

In 2003, two al Qaeda suicide attacks on Riyadh housing compounds killed 40 people.

MORE NEWS: Saudi capital hit by two bomb attacks - December 30, 2004.

Car bomb hits theater in Qatar's capital -- Reports: Briton dead, 12 people wounded

From Caroline Faraj
CNNArabic.com

Sunday, March 20, 2005 Posted: 0204 GMT (1004 HKT)

Qatar's Interior Ministry says a car bomb exploded at a theatre in Doha Saturday nightDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) -- A car bomb exploded at a theater near a British school in the Qatari capital of Doha on Saturday night, killing a British national and wounding 12 others, said the Qatari Interior Ministry. A spokesman for the British Embassy confirmed that a British citizen died.

Earlier, a senior official at the ministry, Maj. Ahmed al-Hayki, told Arabic-language television station Al-Jazeera that the wounded included Asians, Arabs and Qataris. Two of the wounded remained hospitalized; the rest were treated and released. All were expected to survive.

The motive and party responsible for the blast are not known.

It occurred near the school's theater, where Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" was being staged, according to The Associated Press. Some sources said there were 100 people at the theater, most of them Westerners and Arab expatriates.

TV news footage showed slight structural and car damage. Ambulances were shown taking people from the scene, and firefighters were also on-site.

The blast occurred in the Markhyia neighborhood, where many expatriates live. U.S. Central Command has headquarters on the other side of town, and none of the embassies and consulates are near the blast location.

 

COMMENTS (1/2/05): I was just told about this yesterday. With all the news focus being on the Indonesia quake and tsunami and the rising death toll, I almost missed this report. It is a PREDICTION FULFILLED since I extended the warning about Kuwait to include Saudi Arabia. Nor do I think this is necessarily the end; we are still close to the December 2004 vector -- too close. Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia again, etc, could still be attacked, in which case this would become an OVERKILL situation.

 

COMMENTS (3/21/05): The bombing in Qatar, specifically listed, makes this a case of PREDICTION OVERKILL.

 

RATING: +2.0


Kennedy Death or Scandal

 

Robert F Kennedy Jr

 

NEW PREDICTION: 12/13/04 -- This could still be the same warning I posted for Robert F Kennedy Jr being killed in a plane or car crash in February 2004. There is also a December 2004 vector for this. Yet, this could be a different Kennedy on this vector (whereas February was exclusively RFK Jr). If this is a scandal, rather than a death, I obviously cannot know what it might be or how deep into the clan and in-laws this could reach. Accidental death is a major concern ... either for a Kennedy or for someone who is with a Kennedy.

 

Joan Kennedy hospitalized with concussion, broken shoulder -- Found in street by passer-by

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Posted: 1831 GMT (0231 HKT)

Patrick Kennedy walks down the Rhode Island statehouse steps with his mother Joan Kennedy in June 1998.BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Joan Kennedy, the former wife of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, is in the hospital recuperating from a concussion and a broken shoulder after a passer-by found her lying in a street, according to her son.

Kennedy, 68, was taken to Tufts New England Medical Center about 3 a.m. Tuesday, said Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-Rhode Island. "We're indebted to some anonymous pedestrian who found her and picked her up and got her help," Patrick Kennedy told the Boston Herald for its Wednesday editions.

Details of exactly what happened and how she ended up in the street were unclear. There was no police report on the incident. Joan Kennedy, who divides her time between Cape Cod and a Boston condominium, has struggled with alcoholism. She spent time in a number of rehabilitation programs following arrests for drunken driving.

The senator said Wednesday that he's proud of his children for their loyalty to his ex-wife. "This has been a sad time," he said. "We're hoping for the best."The couple had three children together -- Kara Kennedy Allen, 45, Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., 44, and Patrick Kennedy, 37 -- before divorcing in 1982.

The children recently took temporary guardianship of their mother to ensure she receives treatment for her alcoholism. Patrick Kennedy is seeking to become her permanent legal guardian.

Joan Kennedy worked as an advocate for the mentally retarded and for cancer research and was a supporter of the Pine Street Inn, a Boston-based homeless shelter, and Children's Hospital.

Patrick Kennedy announced Wednesday that he has decided not to run for Senate in 2006. His announcement did not mention his family responsibilities as a contributing reason for his decision. "I would ... like to thank everyone for their outpouring of support for my mother," he said in a statement. "My family means everything to me, and I would appreciate you respecting my family's privacy at this time."

 

COMMENTS (4/1/05): PREDICTION FULFILLED ... four months late.

 

RATING: +1.0


Fire Claims Life of Famous Actor

 

Jack Cassidy's Los Angeles apartment ablaze in 1976

Jack CassidyNEW PREDICTION: 1/15/03 -- In December 1976, actor Jack Cassidy died in a fire while asleep on the couch in his apartment. The death of a prominent male actor under similar circumstances has never been repeated. Even so, a December 2004 vector (28 years later) must be projected for a similar event. Already two male actors have died in house fires: Dennis Patrick (who was a regular on "Dallas" and "Dark Shadows") in December 2002, and character actor Royce Applegate (also of "Dallas", "CHiPs", and "Twin Peaks") in January 2003. However, neither has had the fame Jack Cassidy enjoyed.

For this reason, I believe the deaths of Patrick and Applegate to be early fulfillments of the Cassidy fire tragedy. However, because these actors were only marginally famous, I suspect a more well-known male figure may be in danger come December 2004. He will likely be blonde-haired.

Also, although the recent October 2002 fire death of Teresa Graves can be attributed to a Butterfly McQueen scenario (McQueen died in October 1995), the fact that the Cassidy influence is already overlapping with the McQueen influence means it is very possible that more than one famous actor may be in danger as we approach December 2004 and that both male and female celebrities may have to exercise extreme caution.

Therefore, I anticipate a string of fire-related deaths and close calls will occur between now and December 2004 and possibly for a year beyond -- with each case involving a more famous celebrity.

 

UPDATE (12/4/03): My mistake -- I discovered that Jack Cassidy died in a house fire in December 1976, not January 1976. Therefore the vector should be December 2004. For this reason the presentation has been moved to the end. The above text also reflects the date change.

 

UPDATE (7/26/04): OK, so maybe it could be a female this time around, rather than a male. Reason: Paris Hilton has had some pretty strange stuff happening to her this year where fires are concerned, especially on the set of House of Wax. And, the four factor I sometimes use along with base 7 can often identify a place or person the base 7 prediction will affect. In other words, sometimes base 7 tells us "what" will happen and the four factor may tell us "who" or "where" (what nation or city). So, four years ago, in November 2000, Cybill Shepherd had a close call with a fire in her apartment. That makes two people who should be cautious of fires this year, Paris Hilton and Cybill Shepherd.

 

CLOSE CALLS 2004 AND 2005 (4/1/05):

 

Actress Dyan Cannon suffers smoke inhalation during fire

Monday April 5, 2004

Dyan Cannon from a 2002 photoWEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) - Actress Dyan Cannon suffered smoke inhalation when a fire broke out in her condominium, briefly forcing residents to evacuate the high-rise building.

Los Angeles County fire officials received a call around 8 a.m. Sunday of smoke coming from the building and discovered a fire in Cannon's eighth floor condo. They put out the blaze in about 15 minutes, said fire dispatcher Brendon Peart.

Local television stations reported the 67-year-old actress was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for smoke inhalation but was in good condition. About 200 residents were evacuated. Most of the damage was confined to Cannon's condo, fire officials said.

"According to Ms. Cannon, she was sleeping at the time, and it appears that a fire started, perhaps electrical, in her kitchen,'' said fire Capt. Steve Martin. "The smoke detector woke her and her dogs up and, luckily, she got out safe,'' he said.

Peart said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

Cannon was featured in last year's film, "Kangaroo Jack,'' and starred with Warren Beatty in the 1978 hit film "Heaven Can Wait.''

She is among a number of Hollywood actors and directors who live in the building. Actor Danny Woodburn, of the 2002 film, "Death to Smoochy," and actress Suzanne Pleshette, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 "The Birds," also live in the high-rise.

Ozzy, wife flee blaze at mansion

Thursday, March 31, 2005 Posted: 1240 GMT (2040 HKT)

The fire is the latest in a string of incidents to hit the OsbournesLONDON, England (Reuters) -- Rocker and reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon suffered another blow at their English country mansion after they had to flee when a fire broke out while they were in bed.

The blaze started in the living room of the mansion at Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, after the heat from a fireplace ignited wood paneling.

The former Black Sabbath frontman and his wife, who were not injured, were roused by an alarm and ran into the garden with their pets. Two staff members were treated at the scene after breathing in smoke, a fire service spokesman said.

Sharon Osbourne told The Sun newspaper she was devastated by the fire. "I am beginning to wonder when this bad luck's ever going to stop," she said.

Last November, thieves broke into the mansion and stole a large amount of jewelery. Eleven months before the burglary, Ozzy Osbourne suffered a near-fatal crash on his quad bike in the mansion grounds.

Cate Blanchett's son burned in hotel accident

15:41 AEST Tue May 17 2005

Cate Blanchett in Morocco, just prior to son's accidentAAP

Australian actor Cate Blanchett's one-year-old son has been burned in an accident in a hotel in Morocco. Mother-of-two Blanchett and son Roman were flown back to London in a private jet for hospital treatment, London's Daily Mirror newspaper reported.

"Roman had an accident and he's being treated for a minor burn," publicist Lisa Kasteler told the newspaper. "He's not on a drip. He's still being treated and Cate is with him."

Roman suffered burns on Sunday night, the day after his Oscar-winning mother threw a party to celebrate her 36th birthday at the exclusive La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, in the west of the north African country. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment but Blanchett decided she wanted him treated in London.

The Lord of the Rings star, who lives in Brighton, was loaned a private jet - believed to belong to King Mohammed VI of Morocco - to race Roman to London to see burns specialists. "She flew privately, maybe it was the King's plane but I don't know," Kasteler told the Mirror. Witnesses said the toddler was carried on to the jet on a stretcher by medics.

Blanchett was in Morocco shooting the thriller Babel, together with husband Andrew Upton and sons Dashiell, three, and Roman.

Blanchett, winner of this year's Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, is expected to return to Morocco in a few days. "She's almost finished filming," said Kasteler.

Roman was on Monday night in London's Great Ormond Street hospital, the Sun newspaper reported.

 

RATING: +3.0

 

 

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