ISS Plummets To Earth - Prediction posted July 18, 2013. Duplicate with second dating vector of March 2015 added February 1, 2015.
Massacre or Violence in Serbia - Prediction posted January 13, 2014.
Worst Midwest Flooding in History - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added January 13, 2015.
Next Deadly Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added January 13, 2015.
Important Cardinal Taken Hostage At Sea By ISIS or Other Terror Group - Old prediction posted September 17, 2006. Updated January 6, 2015.
Turkish President Erdogan Survives Deadly Plane Crash; Dozens of Passengers Die - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added January 6, 2015.
Air India Crash Kills All Passengers On Board - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added January 6, 2015.
Sonia Gandhi or Priyanka Gandhi Win Emergency Elections - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added January 6, 2015.
Mysterious Death of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Assassination? - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added January 6, 2015.
Plane Crash Kills Major Pop/Rock Singer (Male or Female), Possibly One or Two Others - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added January 6, 2015.
As Many as 1/4 Million Mexican and Central American Refugees Mass Emigrate to the United States - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added December 9, 2014.
US Air or Rescue Operation Fails, All Members of Team Killed - Prediction posted November 27, 2014. Description added December 8, 2014.
New Balkans War Breaks Out in Macedonia - Prediction posted September 4, 2014.
Lady Gaga Dies in Space or During the Catastrophic Reentry of SpaceShipTwo - Prediction posted June 7, 2014.
Virgin Galactic Shuttle Disaster -- SpaceShipTwo Crashes to Earth or Explodes in Space - Prediction posted June 7, 2014.
The Great LA Earthquake: Could Be Long-Awaited "Big One" - Prediction posted September 10, 2013.
MOST RECENT UPDATES:
Mississippi River rises, flooding worsens - January 8, 2016.
Mississippi River seen cresting in Tennessee, Arkansas this weekend - January 8, 2016.
Missouri residents pack up and leave as once-rare floods become the new normal -- Deadly floods like the ones currently plaguing towns across the midwest, once labeled rare or freak weather events, are recurring with worrying regularity - January 8, 2016.
Mississippi River flooding to threaten more levees, homes after leaving St. Louis area submerged - January 2, 2016.
'It wears you out,' Missouri man says as floodwaters rise - December 30, 2015.
Missouri and a dozen other states deal with flooding - December 30, 2015. PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. See comments.
The other migrant crisis: Cubans are streaming north in large numbers - December 5, 2015. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.
RED ALERT: Croat official accuses Serbia of "humanitarian catastrophe" -- Croatian Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic has accused Serbia of "creating a humanitarian catastrophe" regarding refugees - September 23, 2015.
RED ALERT: Record refugee numbers enter Croatia as row with Serbia deepens - September 23, 2015.
35 MILLION migrants heading to Europe, says Hungary as it builds second fence - September 19, 2015.
Migrant crisis: With Hungarian border blocked, many head for Croatia - September 17, 2015.
Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants - September 15, 2015.
Marchers show support for refugees in solidarity events across Europe - September 12, 2015.
EMAIL QUERY: Refugee Crisis prediction fulfilled in different part of the world? - September 12, 2015. My reply and acknowledgement that this is a PREDICTION FULFILLED, but in a different part of the world than anticipated.
War has forced half of Syrians from their homes. Here's where they've gone - September 11, 2015.
WARNING: Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain - May 26, 2015.
WARNING: Punishing rains, flooding turn Houston into a soggy mess; at least 2 killed - May 26, 2015.
RED ALERT: Balkan Leaders Wary of Macedonia Crisis Fallout - May 26, 2015.
RED ALERT: Macedonia: A pawn in the Russian geopolitical game? -- The political crisis in the small Balkan country of Macedonia has caught Moscow's attention. It might be developing into a new arena for the ongoing standoff between Russia and the West - May 26, 2015.
RED ALERT: Thousands of Kosovars mourn Albanian militants killed in Macedonia - May 26, 2015.
WARNING: Texas and Oklahoma: 3 dead after record rains unleash dangerous flooding - May 25, 2015.
RED ALERT: Thousands rally to demand resignation of Macedonia's Prime Minister - May 18, 2015.
RED ALERT: Russia Accuses West of Trying to Destabilize Macedonia - May 17, 2015.
RED ALERT: CIA warns Washington about possible new Balkan Wars -- report - May 17, 2015.
Protesters vow to force out Macedonia PM as crisis deepens - May 17, 2015.
Over 20,000 call for Macedonian government to step down - May 17, 2015.
Look out on Friday! Russian space officials warn stricken spacecraft might not burn up entirely in the atmosphere - but no one knows where it will hit - May 6, 2015.
Three Earthquakes In 30 Minutes Strike Concord Fault - May 6, 2015.
Wayward Russian spacecraft expected to re-enter atmosphere - April 30, 2015.
Russian spaceship considered total loss -- Cargo ship spinning out of control, will re-enter atmosphere - April 29, 2015.
U.N. Security Council Sees Video Evidence of a Chemical Attack in Syria - April 16, 2015. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.
Top French athletes among 10 dead after 2 helicopters collide in Argentina - March 12, 2015. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.
Harrison Ford 'battered, but ok' after small-plane crash, son says - March 6, 2015. CLOSE CALL. See comments.
Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off California coast - January 28, 2015.
Police, protesters fight running battles in Kosovo - January 27, 2015.
Fear of immigration policy change triggers new wave of Cuban migrants - January 27, 2015.
Thousands in Kosovo protest Serb politician who played down Serbia's role in Kosovo war - January 24, 2015.
Kosovo police fire teargas in anti-government protest - January 24, 2015. PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. See comments.
Kosovo: Protesters in Pristina attacked Serbian TV crew, want law on Trepca - January 24, 2015.
RED ALERT: Nevada earthquake swarm sparks warning -- Are the hundreds of shakers building up to the Big One? - November 8, 2014.
RED ALERT: Virgin Galactic could resume test flights in six months - November 8, 2014.
Celebrities Aren't Bailing On Virgin Galactic After Crash - November 4, 2014. LADY GAGA PREDICTION THWARTED OR POSTPONED. See comments.
Branson's space travellers: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber... British tycoon says space dream lives on, vows safety paramount - November 2, 2014.
SpaceShipTwo crash investigation may take up to a year - November 2, 2014.
Virgin Galactic Halloween Crash Cancels Lady Gagas Wedding In Space - November 2, 2014.
Officials: 1 pilot dead, 1 injured in SpaceShipTwo test-flight failure - November 1, 2014. PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments.
RED ALERT: NASA, we have a problem! Unmanned cargo rocket explodes just six seconds after taking off for International Space Station, wiping out equipment worth $200MILLION - October 28, 2014. IS THIS AN OMEN?
RED ALERT: 4 Northern California faults primed for big quakes - October 13, 2014.
Northern California earthquake strongest in 25 years - August 25, 2014. PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. See comments.
Damage From California Quake Could Top $1 Billion - August 24, 2014.
Injuries, Fires After 6.0 Quake Rocks Napa -- Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency and all Napa Unified School District schools will be closed on Monday - August 24, 2014.
Napa damaged, more than 100 hurt in Northern California quake - August 24, 2014.
Strong Magnitude 6 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area, Dozens Hurt, Significant Damage In Napa - August 24, 2014.
Dozens injured, 3 critically, after strong earthquake in California - August 24, 2014.
Quake rocks California wine country, dozens injured - August 24, 2014.
6.1 Magnitude Quake Centered in Napa Felt Throughout Northern California - August 24, 2014.
Strong California quake shakes famed wine country - August 24, 2014.
RED ALERT: 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits northern California - August 24, 2014.
Mysterious rumbling along coast wasn't earthquake, experts say - April 9, 2014.
RED ALERT: Earthquakes in Chile and L.A. Raise Fears About Ring of Fire - April 2, 2014.
An estimated 17 million people felt 5.1 earthquake in California - March 31, 2014.
7.5 Temblor On Puente Hills Thrust Fault Would Be The Quake From Hell - March 30, 2014.
7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous - March 30, 2014.
Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken - March 29, 2014.
RED ALERT: Magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattles Los Angeles area - March 29, 2014.
RED ALERT: Quake Forces Evacuations in Southern California - March 29, 2014.
RED ALERT: 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake - March 17, 2014.
4.4-magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area - March 17, 2014.
A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast -- Risk of a monster quake and tsunami off California's North Coast is greater than researchers once thought - March 12, 2014.
RED ALERT: 6.9 Northern California earthquake followed by aftershocks - March 10, 2014.
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NEW PREDICTION: 9/10/13 -- The base 7 system essentially is not always one that promises a repeat performance of an event every 7 years, but usually will "pay off" in multiples such as every 14 (2 x 7) years, 28 (4 x 67) years, 49 (7 x 7) years, and any of the other multiples of 7. However, until it becomes clear we have ceased living in truly apocalyptic times, you can pretty much count on seeing warnings by me of imminent killer earthquakes in the state of California three out of every seven years. Whether or not the next major quake in California will be "The Big One" is impossible to tell; but chances are it will be historic if not biblical. Still, if prophecy is correct, like those of Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, and others, the quake to end all quakes should occur there in the near future.
There are two regions, obviously, that bear watching: San Francisco and Los Angeles. One has a single distinct base 7 timeline; the other has two.
San Francisco has had two major quakes in the last 106 years: the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake of April 1906 (7.8 magnitude) and the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 1989 (6.9 magnitude).
Technically, the temblor that struck San Francisco in October 1989 should have occurred in April 1990. That is the vector I would have chosen had I been using this system in the late 1970s, or the early or middle 1980s. But as we have seen in other similar situations, sometimes the event predicted happens a little early ... or a little late. In the case of the Loma Prieta earthquake it was six months premature.
The last time to be concerned about another one happening in San Francisco was during the period October 2010 to April 2011. Likewise, the next window of opportunity opens between October 2017 and April 2018. If we allow for yet another six month premature repetition in 2017, if that is to be the trend and not merely a one-time deviation, then the month the quake occurs may well be April 2017.
Los Angeles has experienced three major earthquakes that caused varying degrees of damage to the city and casualties. One was the Sylmar Earthquake of February 1971 (6.6 magnitude), another was the Whittier Narrows Earthquake of October 1987 (5.9 magnitude), and the most recent and worst one of all (thus far) was the Northridge Earthquake of January 1994 (6.7 magnitude).
Northridge (formerly known as North Los Angeles) is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles. The quake centered there created widespread damage throughout Los Angeles as well as in the cities of Santa Monica and Santa Clarita. 57 people died and 8,700 more were injured.
In terms of damage to the city of Los Angeles, Northridge was the most destructive, Sylmar was the second worst, and Whittier third.
In terms of the base 7 system, the Whittier Earthquake (1987) and the Northridge Earthquake (1994) are linked on the same timeline, being seven years apart. Thus, opportunities for a major quake striking Los Angeles after 1994 on that timeline was 2001 and 2008. The next vector arrives in January 2015.
For some perspective, here is a documentary on the 1994 disaster:
Whether or not the next LA quake is centered in Northridge or not, this temblor could trigger the "Big One" that has long been anticipated.
Thus, the projection is for another Northridge-type earthquake or else an apocalyptic "great earthquake" striking Los Angeles in January 2015.
By Josh Levs, Susanna Capelouto and Joshua Berlinger, CNN
August 25, 2014 -- Updated 0152 GMT (0952 HKT)
(CNN) -- The strongest earthquake in 25 years in Northern California struck early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble. The 6.0-magnitude quake struck just six miles southwest of Napa, California's famed wine country.
"Everything and everyone in Napa was affected by the quake. My house, along with everybody else's, is a disaster. It looks like somebody broke in and ravaged the place, room by room," said CNN iReporter Malissa Koven, who was awakened by the shaking at about 3:20 a.m. "Anything and everything that could fall, did," she said.
One child was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Vanessa deGier told CNN. Nearly 160 were treated for minor injuries at the emergency room at Queen of the Valley Hospital, though hospital CEO Walt Mickens could not confirm that all of those patients were injured in the earthquake. Thirteen people were admitted for orthopedic issues and medical conditions, according to Mickens. By Sunday night, only one patient was still in critical condition.
Assessing the aftermath
The damage in Napa is "fairly significant," said Glenn Pomeroy, the CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, who surveyed the area Sunday afternoon. At least 15,000 customers in and around Sonoma, Napa and Santa Rosa lost power, according to Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Roughly 7,300 were still without power as of Sunday evening.
In historic downtown Napa, the bricks and beams that once made up buildings' facades lay splayed in the street. Shattered glassware covered the floor of a local restaurant. One home had visible charring from a fire that occurred in the aftermath of the quake. Gas leaks and downed power lines were also reported. "The post office building had cracked, the local hardware store was destroyed with layers of shelves that had fallen over and busted the windows, multiple buildings had fallen apart, and all the local businesses looked trashed on the inside and out," Koven said. Pomeroy said that downtown was particularly hard hit "probably because of the age of construction." However, the damage "is not as bad as it could have been," Mark Ghilarducci, the director of the California Office of Emergency Services, said at a news conference Sunday.
Putting out the fires
To help with the recovery Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. "We're here for the long run," Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom told CNN. "Not just when we're putting out fires -- literally." The earthquake triggered six major fires that destroyed several mobile homes, said Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan.
Napa Public Works Director Jack Rochelle said it might take up to a week to get the water system back to normal after dozens of water main breaks were reported. The water that is still flowing is safe to drink, he said.
How did it feel?
Sunday's earthquake struck four miles northwest of American Canyon, six miles southwest of Napa and nine miles southeast of Sonoma, according to the USGS. The USGS estimated that based on their locations, 15,000 people experienced severe shaking, 106,000 people felt very strong shaking, 176,000 felt strong shaking and 738,000 felt moderate shaking.
For those in Napa, close to the epicenter, the quake jolted downtown residents such as Karen Lynch. "It was not like other quakes we have felt," Lynch told CNN. "This was a violent quake."
Although the quake has not resulted in any deaths so far, many residents were surprised by how strong it was. "Honestly it felt much worse than the '89 earthquake," CNN iReporter Garret Gauer said. "The refrigerator relocated itself to the other side of the kitchen"
Farther south of the epicenter in San Francisco, CNN producer Augie Martin felt the quake differently. "It was a fairly good shake, about 25 or 30 seconds. It was a softer rolling type earthquake," he said.
The quake struck about seven miles deep and was considered "strong" by the USGS. Major quakes start at a 7.0 magnitude, according to the USGS scale. More than 60 aftershocks struck in the hours following the quake, according to the USGS, ranging from 0.6 to 3.6 magnitude.
The economic loss is likely to be more than $1 billion, according to USGS pager data.
Wine country hit
"I've got a lot of broken wine, being here in Napa," said Emily Massimi, who was woken up by the quake. "We tend to collect wine, so I have wine all over my kitchen, and glass, and pictures off the wall and books off of bookshelves," she told CNN. At Silver Oak Winery, owner David Duncan spent the morning cleaning up hundreds of broken wine bottles that fell off the shelves. "Those bottles were very unique," he said. They were part of his private collection and worth hundreds of dollars. Duncan said he plans to open the winery today.
But it's not just the wine economy that will feel the pain. "There's a mythology about Napa, that it's all fancy wineries," Newsom said. "But underneath that there are a lot of folks here -- very low income -- that are going to need support."
25 years later
The quake was the strongest to hit the Bay Area since 1989, when a 6.9-magnitude one struck during the World Series. The Loma Prieta earthquake caused 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries and an estimated $6 billion in property damage, according to the USGS.
The damage from Sunday's earthquake was relatively minor compared with the buckled highways and destroyed homes that scattered the Bay area in the aftermath of the quake 25 years ago.
The 1994 Northridge earthquake in Southern California was nearly as deadly -- 60 people were killed and more than 7,000 were injured. The USGS says 20,000 people were left homeless in its aftermath.
Dozens injured, 3 critically, after strong earthquake in California
By Josh Levs, Susanna Capelouto, and Carma Hassan, CNN
August 24, 2014 -- Updated 1719 GMT (0119 HKT)
(CNN) -- A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Eighty-seven patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital following the early morning earthquake, according to the city of Napa. Three people were critically injured. One "young child" is in critical condition, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said at a news conference. She was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and was flown out of Napa for treatment elsewhere.
It was the strongest earthquake to hit the Bay Area since 1989, when a quake struck during the World Series. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. Sunday's earthquake struck 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, 6 miles outhwest of Napa, and 9 miles southeast of Sonoma, according to the USGS.
At least 30 water main breaks and leaks were reported, according to Napa public works director Jack Rochelle. "We have our crews out assessing all those locations," he said at a news conference. Water will be shut off to any damaged water main as quickly as possible, and the water that is still flowing is safe to drink, he said. The earthquake triggered six major fires, including several mobile homes that completely burned down, Callanan said. The city has turned Napa High School into a shelter for those who have lost their homes. People phoned in more than 100 reports of gas leaks and downed power lines, according Napa city officials. Some historic buildings in downtown Napa showed extensive damage and at least 15,000 customers in and around Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Rosa lost power, according to Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
The USGS estimated, based on their locations, that 15,000 people experienced severe shaking, 106,000 people felt very strong shaking, 176,000 felt strong shaking, and 738,000 felt moderate shaking. "I've got a lot of broken wine, being here in Napa," said Emily Massimi, who was woken up by the quake. "We tend to collect wine, so I have wine all over my kitchen, and glass, and pictures off the wall and books off of bookshelves," she told CNN.
At Silver Oak Winery, owner David Duncan spent the morning cleaning up hundreds of broken wine bottles that fell off the shelves. "Those bottles were very unique," he said. They were part of his private collection and worth hundreds of dollars. "It's a tragedy, but it's nothing we can't overcome." Duncan said he plans to open the winery today.
The quake jolted downtown Napa resident Karen Lynch. "The refrigerator flew open and all the food fell out," she told CNN. "It was not like other quakes we have felt," Lynch said. "This was a violent quake, jolting us to and fro."
There have been at least five aftershocks so far, according to the USGS, ranging from 2.6 to 3.6 magnitude
COMMENTS (8/25/14): On the one hand, this certainly was not the "Big One." On the other hand, it was the worst quake to strike a populated part of California since Northridge in 1994, twenty years and seven months ago, and the worst to strike the Bay Area since 1989, nearly twenty-five years ago.
But, at magnitude 6.0 or 6.1, it was not as strong a quake as either the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (magnitude 6.9) or the 1994 Northridge Earthquake (magnitude 6.7). Nor was it as strong as the 1971 Sylmar Earthquake (magnitude 6.6). Then again, it was a point or two stronger than the 1987 Whittier Narrows Earthquake (magnitude 5.9).
I had relatives who experienced the Whittier Earthquake first hand and, based on what they said some time ago, my guess is that yesterday's Napa Earthquake was a very harrowing experience. Indeed, tweets and comments all over the internet confirm that this earthquake was one very scary ride and not without its fair share of destruction and injuries.
Clearly the 2014 Napa Earthquake is going to be another one for the history books. I can hardly ignore this event; then again I can hardly declare this was the "Big One." It wasn't.
In my prediction summary, I concluded there will be a quake like Northridge (magnitude 6.7) or else the apocalyptic "great earthquake."
Because I can't ignore the seriousness of yesterday's event, but cannot acknowledge a total compliance with the details of my prediction, I will have to declare this as a PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
How this is weighted (25%, 30%, 40%, etc.) depends on what happens in the coming months. At August 2014, we are only five months away from the January 2015 vector for a "Big One" to strike California, likely in Los Angeles. It is also not impossible that the actual dating will conform to certain prophecies, such as those by Nostradamus, favoring a major quake happening to a US West Coast city in May (thus May 2015). At the very least this is a timely wake-up call that something much bigger is going to happen in California very soon ... and if not by 2015, then by 2017.
Indeed, the road ahead may be a rocky one. Have a look at the videos concerning the 4.4 and 5.1 quakes that occurred in LA in March of this year below. That was five months ago. And I only considered those as warnings or red alerts. Now we have moved up to 6.0 or 6.1 in the Bay area. Where will we be five months from now? At a 7.1 or 7.8? And five months later? Another 8.9 or 9.0 like Japan in March 2011?
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: January 2015. DESCRIPTION: 1/6/15: As it is now January, we may find out soon whether Mr. Modi will weather the storm, however weak that storm may be. There is a singular base 7 precedent for this prediction: the mysterious death of Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on January 11, 1966, forty-nine (7 x 7) years ago. Many believe Shastri was poisoned. As a result of his death emergency elections had to be held later in the month. Indira Gandhi emerged as the frontrunner and won the office of Prime Minister. The same scenario could play out this month or next.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: January 2015. DESCRIPTION: 1/6/15: This prediction is contigent on the above prediction be fulfilled. If Prime Minister Modi dies mysteriously or by assassination, his death will repeat an event from January 1966. The result will be emergency elections later in the month, with either Sonia Gandhi or Priyanka Gandhi becoming the new Indian Prime Minister.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: January 2015. DESCRIPTION: 1/6/15: The last time I predicted this, instead of an Air India flight, a Malaysian Airways plane disappeared ... and has never been found to this day. It is possible the same thing has happened with the Indonesian AirAsia Crash on December 28, 2014 ... instead of an Air India crash in January 2015. Still, it is important to post this anyway .. one never knows.
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NEW PREDICTION: 6/7/15 -- Base 7 dating: February 2015.
Like the space shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2001, this will likely be another reentry accident, with the shuttle fragmenting into fiery debris. There is also a secondary possibility that this time the catastrophe will actually occur in space. An agreement was reached a little over a week ago (May 29) that the maiden flight will likely take place near the end of the year but not in September 2014 as originally planned.
Virgin Galactic has signed a deal with the FAA that will formally allow them to charter space flights from their New Mexico base. It also specifies rules for how those flights will be integrated into United States airspace (the place where non-space planes usually fly.) The deal is a major step for commercial space travel and puts Virgin Galactic on track to start offering flights by the end of 2014 ... the first trip out of "Spaceport America" in New Mexico will be reserved for Sir Richard Branson and his family. After that, flights will be available to the masses. Well, the masses who can afford a ride. The tickets are $250,000 per person, but if you want to charter the entire plane for a large group there might be a small discount ...
I do not believe this disaster will occur during the first shuttle flight or any commercial flights in December 2014 and January 2015. To prove the safety of the shuttle, the initial shuttle voyages should go by smoothly. It would be the planned February 2015 flight when certain celebrities are on board that disaster strikes. A gaggle of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio have paid millions of dollars to be on Virgin Galactic's passenger list. Whomever among these celebrity astronauts is on the ill-fated voyage of SpaceShipTwo in February 2015 will likely come to a fiery end.
One problem with this enterprise by billionaire Sir Richard Branson concerns an event which occurred three years ago in August 2011. At that time lightning struck Branson's Caribbean mansion, setting it ablaze. The house was totally destroyed. This was a very "unlucky" incident to say the least; especially since 20 guests were staying at the home at the time. However, on the plus side, no one was killed or injured. Actress Kate Winslet was one of these guests and helped save Branson's mother. But the escape by all 20 was described as "narrow."
Unfortunately, there are no likely miracles to be found in space or earth's upper atmosphere if SpaceShuttleTwo explodes into a ball of fire or breaks apart into fiery debris on reentry.
In the past I have mentioned how sometimes, although not very often, the base 7 system allows an echoing of an event, usually something similar, to occur in roughly half of a seven-year period, that is to say, 42 months later, or else a rounding up or down from 42 months to 3 or 4 years later (usually 4 years when this does happen and rounding occurs). 42 months after August 2011, strangely enough, is February 2015!
By Chelsea J. Carter and Jason Hanna, CNN
November 1, 2014 -- Updated 0305 GMT (1105 HKT)
(CNN) -- The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after the spaceplane separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft, officials said. It wasn't something overt with SpaceShipTwo, said Stuart Witt, the chief executive of Mojave Air & Space Port in California, where SpaceShipTwo was launched and monitored. It was what didn't happen next during the test flight, he said. Witt did not offer details, but appeared to indicate the spaceplane did not follow its previous test-flight patterns.
Nothing seemed abnormal during the takeoff or flight prior to the spaceplane's failure, he told reporters. "...If there was a huge explosion, I didn't see it," Witt said. According to Witt and others, one pilot is dead and another has been hospitalized with serious injuries. The injured pilot was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, authorities said.
Virgin Galactic conducted "extensive ground testing of all parts of the spaceship," said Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. "We've always known that the road to space is extremely difficult -- and that every new transportation system has to deal with bad days early in their history," Branson said in a statement as he was en route to the firm's Mojave site. The pilot who is hospitalized parachuted to the ground, Virgin Galactic said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those affected by this tragic accident," it said.
The two pilots worked for Scaled Composites, according to that company's president, Kevin Mickey. He declined to publicly identify the pilots or detail their experience. "Space is hard, and today was a tough day. We are going to be supporting the investigation as we figure out what happened today, and we are going to get through it," Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides said. "The future rests in many ways on hard, hard days like this."
Virgin Galactic has planned for years to sell trips in which SpaceShipTwo transports passengers about 62 miles above Earth -- the beginning of outer space -- and lets them experience a few minutes of weightlessness before returning to ground. News of the crash of SpaceShipTwo came just after 10 a.m. local time (1 p.m. ET).
The incident occurred over the Mojave Desert shortly after SpaceShipTwo separated from WhiteKnightTwo, the vehicle designed to carry it aloft, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The jet-powered WhiteKnightTwo returned safely to the Mojave Air & Space Port, Witt said.
Said Branson: "This was the latest part of an extensive test flight program, and the 55th time SpaceShipTwo had flown. It was WhiteKnightTwo's 173rd flight and the 35th time SpaceShipTwo had flown freely." Television footage from CNN affiliate KABC-TV in Los Angeles showed SpaceShipTwo in pieces in the Mojave Desert.
Questions are being raised about a new fuel mixture used after Mickey said it had been ground-tested a number of times, but Friday's flight was the first time it was used in a test flight. The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a "go team" to investigate the test flight failure, the agency said. The NTSB is leading the investigation with FAA support, under a voluntary cooperative agreement between the agencies, the FAA said. The FAA regulates the U.S. commercial space transportation industry, and the agency's Office of Commercial Space Transportation provides compliance monitoring and safety inspectors for each FAA-authorized launch, the agency said. "Regulations require that crew members are aware of the inherent risks involved in the operation and acknowledge them," the FAA said.
In a written statement, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden offered his condolences to the family of the pilot killed in the test flight failure. "While not a NASA mission, the pain of this tragedy will be felt by all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploration," Bolden said. "Spaceflight is incredibly difficult, and we commend the passion of all in the space community who take on risk to push the boundaries of human achievement."
It's unclear what the failure of the spaceplane will mean for the program. Virgin Galactic planned to send paying customers on SpaceShipTwo as early as 2015. Virgin has sold more than 700 tickets, each costing more than $250,000, for future flights. Several celebrities have already signed up, including Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Stephen Hawking. With composite lightweight materials, "feathered" rudders capable of turning 90 degrees and a hybrid rocket engine, SpaceShipTwo is as safe as modern technology can make it. As designer and aviator Burt Rutan put it in 2008, "This vehicle is designed to go into the atmosphere in the worst case straight in or upside down and it'll correct."
Details of Friday's test flight plan were not immediately known. But in previous test flights, SpaceShipTwo has been loaded on the jet-powered WhiteKnightTwo, which can take the spaceplane to about 50,000 feet before the spaceplane is released to fly free. At that altitude, SpaceShipTwo would then fire its RocketMotorTwo, a hybrid rocket engine powered by both solid and liquid fuel. SpaceShipTwo would reach supersonic speeds on its way to its intended altitude of about 62 miles above the Earth. At that point, people onboard would get about five minutes of weightlessness before the bonds of Earth retract with 6 G's of force. The spaceplane would then glide back through the atmosphere to landing.
Friday's is the second incident in a week involving the commercial space industry. On Tuesday, an unmanned Antares rocket exploded just after takeoff off the coast of Virginia. Controllers deliberately destroyed the craft after it became apparent there was a problem, a spokesman for Orbital Sciences Corp. said Thursday.
COMMENTS (10/31/14): That's it! Very unlikely there will be commercial flights of Virgin Galactic in 2015. The predicted event has occurred during a flight test near the end of this year, on Halloween to be exact, three months before the early February 2015 vector. In an odd way this is both a PREDICTION FULFILLED and a PREDICTION POSTPONED. The explosion and at least one fatality did indeed occur, as I said it would. However, because it was a test flight, the mishap will prevent the dire scenario of celebrities being barbecued in space next year in an actual commercial flight.
Does this mean everybody is off the hook now (except for the unfortunate pilots today)?
That depends on whether Richard Branson insists on continuing to develop this dream and have commercial flights ready by February 2017. If celebrities sign up for those flights, the above scenario will happen again and they will die in space.
In the long run I think his dream will be realized and made safe, but not before there are more deaths. The only way to avoid that is to wait until 2018 or 2019 to resume the program. Continuing with this program at this time and for the next two years (2015 and 2016) will only result in more tragedy.
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NEW PREDICTION: 6/7/15 -- Base 7 dating: February 2015.
If Lady Gaga is on board a Virgin Galactic space shuttle in February 2015, or any time in 2015, that will most definitely be the doomed flight.
It is Gaga's intention to be the first pop/rock star to sing to the world in space. What she sings will be very crucial ... for she has already portrayed herself as the fallen angel Lucifer on her G.U.Y. video. That video was released in March 2014 ... eleven months before her planned voyage into space. The number eleven has many mystical properties; it is a master number. But it can also be a number associated with doom, mourning, and tragedy. If the lyrics of the song she sings identifies her as a god or goddess in any way, the shuttle will incinerate in space or on reentry to Earth. Then Lady Gaga will meet the fate prophesied for the creature called Lucifer mentioned only once in the Bible: in the Old Testament. I do not think she will survive what will be a fiery plunge to Earth: there is no indication in the Bible that Lucifer survives his/her fall. That is because Lucifer is not Satan. Lucifer only appears once in the entire Bible, in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 14:
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Note that Lucifer is called a man. Satan is not a man; he is a demiurge with godlike powers; greater even than the angels at one time. According to Muslim theology he later became a jinn (like the creature in the Wishmaster films whom we call "genies"). Satan therefore is not human and thus he is not a man.
In addition, there are many who believe Lucifer was a female, particularly since the other names associated with the "son (daughter) of the morning" are the Roman goddess Venus, the Greek goddess Aphrodite, and the Babylonian goddess Ishtar.
Odd that in this one and only instance, Isaiah 14, suddenly Venus, Aphrodite, Ishtar, and Lucifer become a "man" and the "son of the morning." It is a celestial, mythological, and theological contradiction! Why then did this happen? Because both the Latin and KJV translators, like the Hebrew authors, tended to masculinize all entities of importance, including angelic beings. The Old Testament was written, seemingly, for an exclusively MALE reading audience with most of the figures in it, even incidental ones, usually being masculine. Females, when they are mentioned, often seem to hold lesser, subservient, or unflattering roles (with a few exceptions).
The other school of thought is that beings like Lucifer were either androgynous or hermaphroditic, thus both male and female.
Enter Lady Gaga who is a woman who has played at being a man or manlike at times. And does another prophet mention an androgynous being being cast down from Heaven like Lucifer? Indeed, Nostradamus does in the following quatrain, which I long ago applied to Lady Gaga:
Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.45 ~
much heaven mourns Androgyn begotten, near to heaven human blood
is shed: Because of death,
too late a great people recreated, afterwards and soon the awaited relief comes.
In other words, as this is a prophecy, Lucifer doesn't even exist yet. But Lady Gaga may actually become Lucifer! Line 2 may actually refer not only to Gaga, but the entire crew aboard the shuttle! The great people or nation may be either the new Babylonians or even the United States (or both). The people will become great TOO LATE, that is, not for very long ... and this will be due to the death of a leader (Mabus?) or else somehow linked with the space tragedy. It is uncertain if a "rescue" attempt is made to find the victims of the disaster, essentially to recover their remains and the wreckage.
Nostradamus also echoes the Isaiah prophecy where Lucifer says: "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north."
I have been back and forth with the following related quatrain, applying it on one hand to a female political leader with an overabundance of masculine aggressiveness, most recently to Yulia Tymoshenko of Ukraine because of her hard line and threats against Russia, or as a female symbol of revolution about which the people rally, and on the other hand to the androgynous Lady Gaga:
Nostradamus, Quatrain 8.15 ~
exertions towards the North by a man-woman to vex Europe and
almost all the Universe. The two
eclipses will be put into such a rout that they will reinforce life or death for the Hungarians.
Nostradamus applied the word Aquilon to Russia, but also used it to indicate "the North." Commentators are often divided about which way to translate Aquilon. In my speculative comments about Nostradamus prophecies I will use it either way, depending on the context the quatrain is being applied. Thus far, this quatrain has not been fulfilled, although it has been periodically whisked away to a place where fulfillment seemed a possibility. Events in Ukraine regarding both the Maidan (Maiden) Revolution and Yulia Tymoshenko have been the most recent examples. However, now with the man-woman (or woman-man) known to the world as Lady Gaga playing the role of Lucifer in her G.U.Y. video and her intention to rise up into the heavens like Lucifer in Isaiah 14 and proclaim her godhood to the world in song, the North of Quatrain 8.15 and "the sides of the north" in Isaiah may turn out to be a match! Certainly Gaga will be among "the stars of God" in SpaceShipTwo and will exalt her throne there. In so doing she will vex "almost all the Universe."
Also, the events in line 4 appear to be consistent with what is currently occurring in Ukraine and what may well be happening by February 2015: a revolution and possible Russian invasion/annexation of Hungary. In line 3 we may have a dating: there will be three more blood moon eclipses on October 8, 2014, April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015. Thus, this could be the period between two blood moon eclipses, either October 2014-April 2015 or April 2015-September 2015. The February 2015 launch will occur between the October 2014 and April 2015 blood moon eclipses. During this time may also be when the troubles in Hungary occur.
Finally, there may even be a clue as to where the doomed flight of SpaceShipTwo will end when the burning carcass of Gaga/Lucifer is cast down to Earth:
Nostradamus, Quatrain 9.78 ~
Greek lady of ugly beauty, made happy and holy from innumerable
Translated out to the realm Hispanic, taken captive to die a miserable death.
Applying the country of Greece to Lady Gaga may seem strange; however, the French prophet in certain other quatrains uses Greece and Greek to symbolize a place where democracy is practiced. Thus, Greek could well mean one who is an American or from the United States.
Moreover, this woman is a "lady" ... a lady of ugly beauty from America. Gaga calls herself Lady Gaga. Gaga can be either ugly or beautiful, depending on whether she is playing an erotic goddess or harlot or else one of her many "Mother Monster" characters. Although quite pretty without makeup, in 2012 she posed without makeup in Harper's Bazaar in a rather unflattering light, which made her appear quite homely yet oddly beautiful. Gaga is capable of exploiting a full range of possibilities, debuting in 2008 as a hermaphrodite and later posing in her entirely male alter ego, Joe Calderone.
Gaga has portrayed herself as the "holy" personage of Mary Magdalene in her music video "Judas." She has also conveyed divine pretensions of being a god or goddess in other videos. "Innumerable swine (pigs)" may be a derogatory assessment by Nostradamus of many of Lady Gaga's fans. It could also apply to the supporting monstrosities Gaga has had appear in her videos.
As an obvious transitive verb in line 3, "translated" means one of three things: 1) transferred, 2) transformed, or 3) conveyed to heaven, the heavens, the spiritual plane, or beyond the temporal (earthly) existence. The word hors in this instance can either mean "out" or "outside." Thus, hors translatee becomes a double entendre in this quatrain, meaning either being transferred out to an Hispanic realm or being conveyed outside of the earthly plane (via outer space) to the Hispanic realm. When Nostradamus mentions the moving of a person or people from one place to another, he never uses the word translatee. This seems to be the only instance where he does which is why I believe he is referring to space travel.
Once locked inside of SpaceShipTwo upon and after takeoff, Lady Gaga and everyone else aboard with be helpless to escape. They will all be "taken captive," subject to the whims and workings of the space shuttle.
No one can be sure exactly how this will play out. Will Gaga sing during a spacewalk or inside of the shuttle? If a spacewalk, she may become disconnected from the craft and end up plummeting back to Earth exactly like Lucifer, only to burn up in the upper atmosphere. Then again, if she sings inside the shuttle, Lady Gaga and the rest may all die miserable deaths on reentry or in space through incineration (being burned alive) if the shuttle breaks apart like Columbia.
As horrible a death as this may be, the bodies are not totally consumed. We know that since the remains of the crew in both the Challenger Disaster (1986) and the Columbia Disaster (2001) were found.
The fiery debris and remains of Gaga/Lucifer and the others will be found in Hispanic territory. Nostradamus often used the French words for Spain and Portugal in his quatrains, but here he uses the term Hispanic. This could mean, in addition to Spain and Portugal, that South and Central America must also be considered, as well as Mexico and former Mexican and Spanish territories in the southwestern United States (such as portions of California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas). In Nostradamus day (1503-1566), what is now the United States was part of the New World and those territories taken away from the Native American Indians by force were Spanish colonies. Thus, America, the New World, would have been considered an "Hispanic realm" by Nostradamus.
Virgin Galactic flights currently use a base in New Mexico, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, although plans are in the works to establish bases in Sweden and Scotland ("the sides of the North" again). At this time, it is currently from the New Mexico base the shuttle will be launched and to which it will return to land. Thus, the Lady Gaga flight may well burn up on reentry to land at the New Mexico (Hispanic) base.
The prophet Isaiah warns that Lucifer will be "brought down" and die in "hell, to the sides of the pit." This could be a multiple reference to 1) Jornada del Muerto ("route of the dead man") 2) the nearby spa city of Hot Springs, now named Truth or Consequences, or 3) the treacherous Route 491 in New Mexico, fomerly called "Route 666" and often referred to as "Highway To Hell" and "Satan's Highway."
COMMENTS (11/5/15): Technically, this Gaga prediction is tied directly to the "SpaceShipTwo Crashes to Earth or Explodes in Space" prediction above it. Because the flight test for SpaceShipTwo resulted in the predicted disaster on Halloween 2014 instead of a commercial flight doing so in February 2015, killing one pilot and injuring the other in the process, the February flight that Lady Gaga and others was going to be on is cancelled. On the surface of things it would appear then that the predicted death of Lady Gaga in space or during reentry has been prevented or thwarted.
Unfortunately, it appears the scenario of Gaga fulfilling the role of Lucifer being cast down from heaven to earth in flames has only been postponed. Also there is another female singer who could also fulfill the role besides Gaga. According to current news reports only one celebrity who planned on going up on SpaceShipTwo in 2015 is requesting a refund ... and that celebrity is neither Lady Gaga nor (drum roll please) ... Katy Perry. The rest, Gaga and Perry included, intend to wait for the problems with the shuttle to be worked out, however long that may take, and then proceed with their intended voyages into space.
For this reason, unless Lady Gaga backs out on any near-term future space flights ... and it is recommended that she do that ... this prediction remains active for her, depending on when her flight finally is realized. There are two remaining dates to watch out for: January 2016 and February 2017. Of the two, the one which is likeliest to be a danger is February 2017. Which is why I will say again, as I have in my comments regarding the "SpaceShipTwo Crashes to Earth or Explodes in Space" prediction above, that the only way to avoid a commercial shuttle disaster occurring is to wait until 2018 or 2019 to resume the Virgin Galactic program. Continuing with this program at this time and over the next two years (2015 and 2016) will only result in more tragedy. If a shuttle in a test or commercial flight is launched at any time in 2016, it may end up like the unmanned cargo rocket that exploded six seconds after taking off for the International Space Station on October 28. In February 2017 the risk is very great of a another shuttle explosion in space or burning up on reentry in an event much more horrifying and spectacular than what happened on Halloween. And if Lady Gaga and/or Katy Perry is on it, and especially if either of them sing in space a song with lyrics that would identify either of them with a god or goddess, she will suffer the fate of Lucifer.
The status of this prediction for 2015 is PREDICTION THWARTED. However, it will be necessary to repost this as a warning to Lady Gaga, and whoever else might be applicable such as Katy Perry, not to venture into space in either 2016 or 2017. If either of them do, they risk a horrific, fiery death by incineration. And Perry has already linked her fate to that of the "whore of Babylon" by being tied to a stake by demons and burned alive as an Illuminati human sacrifice to Satan in her 2014 Grammy Awards presentation of "Dark Horse."
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: February 2015. DESCRIPTION: 1/6/15: This prediction, oddly enough, may have been linked to the now-aborted Virgin Galactic space flight that Lady Gaga was to have been a passenger on. There would have been other celebrities on board with her who would have also met with same fate.
However, we must now consider the other possibility: another plane crash such as the one that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper in February 1959, fifty-six (7 x 8) years ago; and the one that took the life of singer/songwriter Jim Croce in September 1973 forty-two (7 x 6) years ago; and pop singer Aaliyah died in a horrific fiery plane crash in August 2001, fourteen (2 x 7) years ago, and in November 2001, Melanie Thornton, the lead singer of La Bouche (which had a major dance hit called "Be My Lover") died in a plane crash in Switzerland.
Seven years ago, in August 2008, Ed Robertson, the lead singer of Barenaked Ladies and three other people survived a plane crash. The following month, September 2008, DJ AM and Travis Barker were seriously burned in a plane crash, but survived. However, in an odd twist of fate, eleven months later, in August 2009, DJ AM died from a drugs overdose. One might conclude it was intended by a higher force that he die in the plane crash and, failing in that, set up conditions for an accidental overdose (or was it intentional?). Very strange.
As we can see, there has been an apparent drift from February to the summer and the fall. However, the planned Lady Gaga space flight for February 2015, now aborted due to a deadly Halloween 2014 test flight crash, once again suggests a winter event must seriously be considered.
Who is in danger? I have no idea, unless it is Lady Gaga once again.
By Kyung Lah and Steve Almasy, CNN
Updated 0325 GMT (1125 HKT) March 6, 2015
Venice, California (CNN) Actor Harrison Ford was "banged up" and hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a 1940s aircraft he was piloting crashed during a forced landing on a golf course, his publicist said. "Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon takeoff," Ina Treciokas said. "He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery."
His son was with him at the hospital. "Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man," Ben Ford tweeted.
Los Angeles Fire Department Assistant Chief Patrick Butler, who wouldn't identify Ford as the patient, said the pilot suffered moderate trauma and was "alert and conscious" when he was taken to the hospital. He said the pilot, the only person on board, was in fair to moderate condition.
The 72-year-old actor was in a two-seat, single-engine 1942 military trainer that went down on Penmar Golf Course near Santa Monica Airport. Patrick Jones, an investigator with National Transportation Safety Board, told reporters that the plane's engine failed.
A man who lives near where the plane came down told CNN he heard the plane in trouble. "I heard it having problems and then he turned around," Jens Lucking said. "When he was right by the house, the engine cut out and then he turned around."
The plane clipped a tree top as it glided back toward the airport, officials said. It landed on its belly with the landing gear collapsed underneath and the left wing touching the ground. There is a mark in the ground behind the plane where the aircraft sliced into the grass.
Ford had just taken off when the plane experienced some kind of problem. He was trying to return to the airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.
Tom Haines with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association said he had flown with Ford in the past. "He's a very skilled pilot. He's very safety-conscious and goes to training routinely for all of his aircraft," Haines said.
Santa Monica Airport is a small facility with one runway, originally built in 1919. But now it is basically in the back yard of a very dense beach community. There have been many complaints about the air traffic and golfers and neighbors say aircraft fly too close to homes.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA said the plane was a Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR. According to FAA registry, the plane is owned by MG Aviation Inc. The plane was not equipped with a flight data recorder, Jones of the NTSB said.
It is not the first aviation-related incident for the star of the "Star Wars" and the Indiana Jones film franchises. In 1999, Ford had to make an hard emergency landing in a California riverbed while flying in a helicopter with a flight instructor. MG Aviation also was the owner of that aircraft, according to a Los Angeles Times report. He missed time during the filming of "Star Wars: Episode VII" last year in Buckinghamshire, England, when he broke one of his legs on the set.
COMMENTS (3/13/15): Very eerie CLOSE CALL. Almost one month to the day later than the February 3 anniversary of the 1959 Buddy Holly crash. This could have been worse ... and, unfortunately, worse did happen on March 9. See below.
By Jethro Mullen, CNN
Updated 1642 GMT (0042 HKT) March 12, 2015
(CNN)Three French sports stars were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday evening, authorities said. The helicopters were reported to be heading to a gorge in northwestern Argentina for the filming of the reality TV show "Dropped" for the French broadcaster TF1. Eight French passengers and the choppers' two Argentinian pilots died in the midair crash near the town of Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, Argentina's state news agency Telam reported, citing local authorities.
The dead included the famed sailor Florence Arthaud, who in 1990 broke the record for crossing the North Atlantic alone; the swimmer Camille Muffat, who won three medals at the 2012 Olympics in London; and the boxer Alexis Vastine, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Members of the TV production team were among the other French victims, French authorities said.
Former French soccer star Sylvain Wiltord, a contestant on the show who wasn't involved in the crash, expressed his shock. "I'm sad for my friends," he tweeted. "I'm shaking, I'm horrified, I'm lost for words."
Muffat's boyfriend, William Forgues, told CNN's French affiliate BFMTV of his shock at hearing the news of the 25-year-old swimmer's death.
Clearly emotional, he said her agent had called him soon after midnight, herself in tears, to tell him of the crash.
Muffat, he said, was known as "madame 100%" because she succeeded in so many things.
He said she was happy and satisfied to be taking part in the show. "To be over there was her choice, 100%," he said.
At the 2012 London Olympics, Muffat won the gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle, silver in the 200-meter freestyle and bronze in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
French President Francois Hollande expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in a statement. The sports stars "made France shine so brightly" during their careers, the statement said.
The crash happened within moments of takeoff in good weather conditions, Telam reported, citing witnesses who spoke to a local radio station. The helicopters, which belonged to local governments in the region, collided about 100 meters (328 feet) above the ground, the news agency said. Police and investigators were at the scene of the crash.
A manslaughter investigation has been opened in France into the incident, to be led by the Air Transport Gendarmerie, a representative for the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday. It is standard procedure to launch an investigation if French nationals die abroad. Five national police officers were en route from Paris to Argentina on Thursday, authorities said. Their mission there is to collaborate with the Argentinians and assist in the identification of victims.
The TV show involved sports stars being helicoptered into remote areas while blindfolded and then having to survive in the wilderness, according to French media. "We learn with immense sadness of the accident that occurred during the filming of the show 'Dropped,' " TF1 said in a brief statement. TF1's staff "come together in this terrible time with the pain of the families and those close to the victims," it said.
COMMENTS (3/13/15): Very eerie again. There were three notable sports world fatalities: sailor Florence Arthaud, swimmer Camille Muffat, and boxer Alexis Vastine. In the Buddy Holly crash of February 3, 1959 there were also three notable deaths: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. No rock stars here, but taken together with the close call of famous actor Harrison Ford only a few days earlier (Ford was a major character in the 1973 rock 'n' roll nostalgia film American Graffiti), the parallels are striking enough to consider this a PREDICTION FULFILLED. I say this with some reservation since it is NOT impossible for one, two, or three pop music or rock stars to be killed in a plane crash later this year. It depends on whether these two events, which both happened within a month of the February 2015 vector, are the actual base 7 repetitions of the Buddy Holly crash or are warnings of one yet to come. There has been a tendancy of multiple fulfillments happening in recent years where only one was anticipated.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: February 2015. DESCRIPTION: 1/6/15: As they say, every cloud has a silver lining. Rock stars may die horribly in plane crashes, but Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan will likely survive a deadly plane crash that kills everyone else around him. That is charmed indeed.
It is interesting looking at Erdogan's name. Nostradamus cryptically substituted "Dog and Dogam" for "Gog and Magog." Could Er - Dogan be the mysterious "Dogam?" That would make TURKEY "Magog," and RUSSIA "Gog." Will Putin and Erdogan stir up the nations against Israel?
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NEW PREDICTION: (1/13/15) -- I think this has been a consisstent pattern since 1994: a bombing of a marketplace in Sarajevo in January 1994; another bombing of a bus in Kosovo seven years later in February 2001; and widespread, violent protests in Serbia in February 2008. There is a 2 in 3 chance a bombing will occur in Serbia in February 2015; a 1 in 3 chance some kind of violence will cause casualties in Serbia. This could even be the prophesied warning of "confusions in the Balkans" in part incited by Russia.
COMMENTS (1/25/15): I would have to consider this prediction to be at least PARTIALLY FULFILLED. At least. It remains to be seen if things will get worse now or at a later time.
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NEW PREDICTION: (9/4/14) -- I think it's a good idea to reemind everyone that March 2015 will be the 14th (2 x 7 years) anniversary of the start of the brief 2001 war in Macedonia. This time around it could be Macedonia again or another Balkans region such as Kosovo, Serbia, or Bulgaria. Kind of eerie considering how close Ukraine is to the Balkans.
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By sea the red one will be captured
OLD PREDICTION: 9/17/06, UPDATED 1/6/15 -- An important cardinal will be taken hostage by ISIS or some other merry band of terrorists while traveling at sea in March 2015. This may be the Pope's chief cardinal, Dominique Mamberti, or some other leading member of the Vatican. He will be important enough for peace, such as it may exist, to become troubled. At this point, the old practice of maintaining a large Vatican army for the Pope may return.
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POSTED: 2/1/15 -- WHOOPS! Forgot to post this duplicate prediction. It has two possible vectors: July 2014 and March 2015.
NEW PREDICTION: 7/18/13 -- Base dating: March 2015.
This is the second of two possible vectors, the last one being July 2014. The Hopi prophecy of "a dwelling-place in the heavens" falling to earth has never happened and awaits fulfillment. The only remaining candidate, through process of elimination, is the International Space Station (ISS). The Mir did not fall "with a great crash" ... it disintegrated in a controlled deorbit. Nor did the Mir look like a blue star. This will likely be similar to Skylab which fell in July 1979, uncontrolled, to earth, pieces of fiery debris striking Australia. However, like Mir, it broke up into pieces rather than fall with a mighty crash. Nor did it appear as a blue star at any time.
This blue star aspect of the prophecy is very important. For anything manmade to appear like a blue star in the night sky that would be visible to many people, likely millions, would require an orbit and a reasonable duration of time to be seen worldwide. It would also have be extremely large to fall to earth with a "crash" rather than disintegrate. The day or night this happens, if it ever does, will be memorable ... especially if it crashes in a populated area or city. The devil's in the details: if it "shall fall with a great crash" then it will have to be a crash that is witnessed ... and heard.
The ISS has a varying orbit that makes it visible to the naked eye nearly every night .. if you know where to look. It is bright, but it is not blue. Something will have to happen to make it appear blue. Then ... watch out!
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Worst Midwest Flooding in History
Edgar Cayce (1934) ~
portions of the east coast will be disturbed, as well as many
portions of the west coast, as well as the
central portion of the United States ... The waters of the Great Lakes will empty into the Gulf of Mexico ...
NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: March/April 2015. DESCRIPTION: 1/13/15: The prediction is fairly simple: flooding from various causes will flood the entire Midwest beginning in March/April 2015, and continue to do so throughout the year and well into 2016. CHRONIC FLOODWATERS will not recede, leading to a great watery divide when the Mississippi, Missouri, and other rivers overflow their banks and water spreads out for hundreds of miles in either direction, effectively splitting the mainland US into two from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Large ships and various seafaring and lake-faring vessels will actually be able to navigate the waters of the great Midwest Divide for a number of years.
Flooding worsens as Mississippi River continues to rise - January 8, 2016.
THE WORST MIDWEST FLOODING IN HISTORY HAPPENED SUDDENLY AND QUICKLY ... AND IN DECEMBER
you out,' Missouri man says as floodwaters rise
By Ashley Fantz and Ben Brumfield, CNN
Updated 2247 GMT (0647 HKT) December 30, 2015
CNN)Even if it doesn't rain another drop in Missouri, Kathy Wunderlich's home in West Alton may still get flooded. Recent deluges have engulfed towns, homes, fields and roads in deadly floodwater. Though the storms are gone, the rivers have kept rising from Texas to Illinois.
In West Alton, near St. Louis, runoff pushed the Mississippi River over the levees on Tuesday, and Wunderlich was headed for higher ground with her belongings in tow. Wednesday morning, aerial cameras captured parts of the greater St. Louis area under water.
A shopping area was half submerged, a sign for a Jimmy John's sandwich shop at the top of a building still visible above the water line. "We emptied out our basement of anything important, which is strictly storage anyway. We cleaned out the house of clothes. Things that can't be replaced. Important pieces of furniture," Wunderlich told CNN affiliate KMOV. A visibly exhausted James Harris told KMOV that if his house floods, he's not moving back. "It wears you out," he said. "This is the last time I'm going to do this."
Early Wednesday morning, rescuers reached Jean Scott's trailer in the tiny town of Pacific, Missouri. Water was approaching her door, she said. "They came and got us and put us in a raft and took us across the railroad tracks," Scott said. The rescuers took her to a nursing home where "everybody is real friendly," she said. But she worries that her home is devastated. No one has given her an update. She's also concerned about her neighbors. "I really feel for the people. I really do. My heart goes out to them," she said, adding that she has no patience for people who take risks. "Some of these people on the highway trying to drive through this stuff -- they're very stupid," she said.
400 gauges over flood stage
Wunderlich and Scott are among 12.1 million people nationwide living in areas where there are flood warnings, the National Weather Service said in a 3 p.m. Wednesday statement. The figure dropped from 17 million as flood warnings were canceled in parts of Missouri and Illinois.
A 24-mile stretch of I-44 is closed from Interstate 270 in St. Louis County to the Highway 100 exit in Gray Summit in Franklin County, authorities said. Many people are in hotels and all are encouraged to stay off the roads.
Throughout the country's midsection about 400 river gauges are over flood stage, with around 45 showing major flooding, the National Weather Service said. Many of those are in or around St. Louis. Some rivers and streams have already crested, and some haven't yet, like the Mississippi. It is expected to reach its peak late Wednesday or early Thursday in Missouri along with other area streams.
Missouri will still have "major to historic river flooding through early next week," the National Weather Service's St. Louis office said. "Record crests expected on area rivers the next several days."
State of emergency
"We've never seen water this high," Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told CNN's "New Day." "The Meramec River is going to be 4 feet over its historic level."
At its peak, the Mississippi should be at its highest level ever, Nixon said, beating the highest level of the great flood of 1993.
"That's why we've got a state of emergency," he said. But it is expected to drain off rapidly, so he is hopeful the cleanup phase will begin soon. The town of Union is already moving into cleanup mode. "The river crested (there) yesterday," said emergency manager Russell Ross. Floodwater has receded from a major highway there, but it is yet to be reopened, because it needs to be checked over.
Water creeping up the sandbags
Nixon has activated the National Guard to aid first responders and provide security in evacuated areas like Valley Park. Residents have volunteered by the dozens to fill sandbags and then pass them hand to hand to be transported or laid in place. The Mississippi River is already creeping up the sandbags laid out to protect the town of Alton, Illinois, which lies across the river from West Alton, Missouri. Downstream, in Illinois, a prison has been partially evacuated. Menard Correctional Center is on the banks of the Mississippi, and the staff anticipates minor flooding in some of its cells when the river crests.
The situation is also looking desperate in Missouri's Ozarks, according to the mayor of Rockaway Beach. "It is devastating," Don Smith said on CNN. "We are begging for help." There are trucks in town that are completely underwater and businesses on the shore of a lake are in danger, he said. "I don't even know how we're going to deal with the cleanup process," he said. "There are condo units that are completely underwater." Evacuations have been going smoothly, he said. But he was very concerned the flooding will get worse and the town doesn't have the capacity to protect itself.
In Louisiana, the governor declared a state of emergency in advance of floodwaters coming later in the week.
By Steve Almasy and Holly Yan, CNN
Updated 2157 GMT (0557 HKT) December 30, 2015
(CNN)The storm is over but the flooding is nowhere near ready to subside.
Many people in the central and Southern United States are looking out their windows and wondering whether the water will take their homes. For some, it is beyond that time.
More than 18 million Americans live in areas under flood warnings, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. Thirteen states are affected, NOAA said.
One of the states most affected is Missouri, which is grappling with deadly flooding that will threaten cities and towns along rivers for days even through the most of the rain has stopped. Levees have been overtopped in West Alton, just north of St. Louis. And late Tuesday, St. Charles County emergency officials ordered all people to evacuate the mostly rural area, which lies on the Mississippi River. On the other side of the river, downstream, in Illinois, a prison has partially evacuated. Menard Correctional Center lies on the banks of the Mississippi, and staff anticipates minor flooding in some of its cells, when the river crests.
There have been an estimated 49 weather-related deaths in the past week across the country, with the current severe storm system blamed for 35 deaths: 13 in Missouri, 11 in the Dallas area, five in southern Illinois, five in Oklahoma and at least one in Georgia. Many died after their cars were swept away by floodwater. The rain has ended, but Missouri will still have "major to historic river flooding through early next week," the National Weather Service's St. Louis office said.
Lauren Mueller, a resident of one of the areas affected by floods, said that a park in St. Charles County was underwater. "Ducks are swimming where my feet were two weeks ago," she said. Much of Union is in imminent danger of being flooded. Russell Rost, an emergency management official, said that the town has been cut in half by floodwater.
Mayor Mike Livengood said 25 homes in the town were affected after the Bourbeuse River reached record height.
Gov. Jay Nixon activated the National Guard to aid first responders and provide security in evacuated areas. The governor said that when the Mississippi River crests Wednesday night or Thursday morning, it will be at its highest level ever, beating the record flooding of 1993.
In central Missouri, the Lake of the Ozarks reached dangerously high levels, CNN affiliate KY3 reported. That prompted officials to open the gates on the 148-foot Bagnell Dam to release 100,000 cubic feet of water per second. "We know just by nature of how volumes of water move downstream ... it'll take weeks for the water to work its way downstream and really inundate communities," said CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri.
Of the at least 13 people who have died in Missouri floods, five were international soldiers temporarily stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for training. A witness reported the soldiers' car driving onto a flooded road and immediately getting swept downstream, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said. The names and nationalities of the four soldiers have not been released.
COMMENTS (12/31/15): Looks like this scenario is playing out now, not beginning in March and April of 2015, but quite suddenly in December 2015! The flooding is expected to continue into early 2016. The question now is: will the weather conditions that caused this to happen, keep happening all winter long? If so, there will indeed be a chronic flooding of the Midwest throughout 2016, resulting in a huge watery divide splitting the US mainland in two. Also, when the Mississippi River crests and breaks its flood record set in 1993, it will tardily fulfill my prediction for the Mississippi River doing so during an historic Midwest flood last year in 2014.
In the meantime, this is a PREDICTION PARTIALLY FULFILLED. The farther into 2016 the flooding continues, the closer the prediction will arrive at totality.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: April 2015. DESCRIPTION: 1/13/15: This will be much, much worse than either the August 2013 and April 2014 chemical weapons attacks. The United States may, at this point, decide to not only target ISIS in Syria, but the Assad regime in Damascus as well. It is also possible NATO will feel compelled to take action and actively participate in the US air war.
By SOMINI SENGUPTA APRIL 16, 2015
The New York Times
UNITED NATIONS A Monday night in March, at 8:30. The sound of helicopters, then a thud, then the smell of bleach, overpowering, followed by a surge of wounded to the local hospital. They were all short of breath. Some vomited. All reeked of bleach.
This is what Dr. Mohamed Tennari, 35, from the Syrian town of Sarmeen, told diplomats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday in a closed-door meeting called by the United States to draw attention to suspicions of the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon in the war in Syria. Dr. Tennari showed a video taken at the hospital that he ran. In it, two children are piled on their grandmothers body. A third, a baby, is on the next bed. Their mouths are open. Gloved hands give them oxygen, then an injection. Dr. Tennari says later that all three children, ages 1 to 3, died. Their parents, too. And their grandmother.
Samantha Power, the American ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters after the session that there were few dry eyes in the room, and that the Council would seek to determine who was responsible and hold them accountable. We need an attribution mechanism so we know precisely who carried out these attacks, she said.
The United States, along with its allies Britain and France, has accused the Syrian government of dropping chlorine-filled bombs only the Assad regime has helicopters, Ms. Power said Thursday though Russia says there is insufficient evidence. It has been impossible to establish independently who is responsible, and the Council is likely to continue to face that problem. No one so far has been assigned the task of figuring out who was behind the attacks.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in late March that it was monitoring reports of chlorine use in aerial bombardments in Syria. The agency confirmed in September that chlorine had been used repeatedly and systematically in bombing three villages in northern Syria, but its report stopped short of saying who used it. The Security Council passed a binding resolution in early March prohibiting the use of toxic chemicals like chlorine as weapons of war in Syria. It did not assign blame either.
Dr. Tennari was not formally trained in how to treat chlorine attack victims. He studied to be a radiologist and trained in government hospitals, before protests broke out against President Bashar al-Assads administration in 2011, then turned into full-fledged war. He ended up running the hospital in Sarmeen. Dr. Tennari was watching television at home that Monday night when the helicopters started whirring overhead. He raced in to the hospital, which was soon overrun. As many as 120 injured people poured in that night after what he described as two attacks. It was chaos, he said.
There were not nearly enough beds, so patients were sprawled on the floor, he said. Some were piled on top of one another. Dr. Tennari said he tried to save the three children shown with their grandmothers body in the video that he said was taken that night; there is no way to verify independently when and where it was shot. Their father was a friend of his, he said, and ran an electronics repair shop in town. The family lived in a basement apartment which became a gas chamber when toxic gas seeped in through a vent, Dr. Tennari said. Even the rescue teams were nervous about entering. Even treating the patients was harmful. Dr. Tennari said his eyes itched, and he felt nauseated. One of the nurses fainted from the chlorine fumes off the injured.
Dr. Tennari maintains that civilians were targeted; most of the injured were women and children. He said he had feared that the hospital itself would be bombed, and the staff herded patients out as soon as they were well enough.
Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, who also testified to the Council, said he would meet Friday with Russian diplomats to urge them to press the Assad government to let in medical supplies. A shipment of dialysis fluid has been blocked from getting to the besieged city of Douma, Dr. Sahloul said.
This week Human Rights Watch said it had uncovered evidence suggesting that the Syrian government used chlorine or other toxic chemicals in barrel bomb attacks on opposition-held areas in the Idlib governorate between March 16 and 31. Sarmeen, where Dr. Tennari runs the hospital, is in that governorate. Unless the Council delivers on its call for accountability and sanctions, including an arms embargo, it risks losing credibility, Philippe Bolopion, United Nations director at Human Rights Watch, said Thursday in a statement.
COMMENTS (4/20/15): This is the attack predicted: two in March and the much larger one viewed by the United Nations that occurred this month. So April 2015 was the correct date. It is difficult to know if this April attack was worse than the two previous major ones in 2013 and 2014. One can conclude that it was at least as bad if not worse. There may be more, but the next one will likely be in March 2016 ... and will provoke NATO military action. This is a PREDICTION FULFILLED.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: April 2015. DESCRIPTION: 12/8/14: Note that I state the entire team will be killed, not neccessarily those they attempt to rescue. Nevertheless, the following event from yesterday, December 7, may be a warning of what is to come or a partial fulfillment: At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen.
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NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: April-October 2015. DESCRIPTION: 12/9/14: Emigration to the United States of Central Americans from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is nothing new: it has been going on more or less for the last 20 years. As many as 50,000 to 70,000 refugees from nations all over the world emigrate to the US each year; 70% are from Mexico and Central America. However, I suspect this number will reach a more critical level of 250,000 during the 6 months from April to October of 2015. It will be very dangerous and difficult to manage; a crisis not seen since the Cuban Refugee Emigration of 1980. Many of these will be forced into special camps, and a huge crime wave from drug cartels in Mexico alone will see many non-Latin American citizens, born in the US, murdered in their homes and in the streets. It will dwarf anything we have seen thus far, including the Cuban Crisis of 1980. It remains possible as well that Cuba, again, may be involved in this.
migrant crisis: Cubans are streaming north in large
By Nick Miroff December 5, 2015 at
The protests that followed Ecuadors
reinstatement of visa requirements for Cubans were
soothed this past week when the Correa government agreed
to issue visas automatically to travelers who purchased
their flights prior to the new rules.
COMMENTS (1/6/17): "Not since the Mariel boatlift of 1980 ... when 125,000 landed in South Florida, have so many Cubans headed north."
That's good enough for me. The Mariel boatlift of 1980 was the basis of this prediction! PREDICTION FULFILLED ... really! The media was so busy focusing on the Syrian migration crisis that we didn't even know another migration crisis from Cuba was also occurring. A viewer of my website tipped me off to this news event, thankfully, otherwise this event would have been entirely missed.
PREDICTION FULFILLED IN DIFFERENT PART OF THE WORLD?
Subject: Nostradamus quatrain fulfillment?
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 11:34 AM
I have read your site with a critical eye since February of this year, I made mental note to hold it accountable. I think Nostradamus was eerily correct about many things and his systems fascinate me. Anyway, since finding your site Ive been revisiting periodically. Whenever something major happens in the world I check and see if anything aligns. Some things predicted seem really outrageous, but I think its just a potentiality for any version of our future. But there have been a few events that mirror the quatrain quiet accurately, but never exactly. He is so cryptic because he is generalizing an entire realm of possibilities, but he feels the signature of the nature of the event, so the church shooting and current middle eastern status, and stock market crash all align with a general prediction. I think that another one is coming into its own unique fruition.
"NEW PREDICTION: 11/27/14 -- Base 7 dating: April-October 2015. DESCRIPTION: 12/9/14: Emigration to the United States of Central Americans from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is nothing new: it has been going on more or less for the last 20 years. As many as 50,000 to 70,000 refugees from nations all over the world emigrate to the US each year; 70% are from Mexico and Central America. However, I suspect this number will reach a more critical level of 250,000 during the 6 months from April to October of 2015. It will be very dangerous and difficult to manage; a crisis not seen since the Cuban Refugee Emigration of 1980. Many of these will be forced into special camps, and a huge crime wave from drug cartels in Mexico alone will see many non-Latin American citizens, born in the US, murdered in their homes and in the streets. It will dwarf anything we have seen thus far, including the Cuban Crisis of 1980. It remains possible as well that Cuba, again, may be involved in this.
Based on this prediction there is an expected mass migration or exodus of people during a time frame this year. The prediction mentions mexicans and south americans. Droves of them causing havoc in a country of better wealth. But this is something that has already happened exactly like that. there is no way to assume that this will occur with this conflict format this time around, should the prophecy be fulfilled. I think the mass migration of Syrian/muslim refugees into Europe is a representation of this prediction. There are countless, actually just millions, of refugees being pawned off in the 10s of thousands to every country with a social program. But physically there are people trekking from their homes in syria to Europe demanding entry, en mass, into europe. but not just anywhere in Europe, they want England, Germany, and Sweden, the best (arguably) countries in the EU that will offer them lucrative refugee status. They also bring with them a threatening suspicion that this will knock Europe off its already brittle legs, ISIS has actually expressed that they have smuggled explosives within their masses. Sheep. Its much like a trojan horse. So you can see how dangerous and significant this refugee situation is. this is truly a crisis not seen since the Cuban Refugee Emigration of 1980. With refugees refusing aide that has a red cross on it or isnt explicitly halal, i mean come on. And then you have the refusal of the gulf states to take in any refugees, but Saudi Arabia offers to build 200 mosques for Germany- its a disaster waiting to happen! Anyway, I digress. Would you agree that this refugee crisis satisfies the above prediction?
What quatrain was this prediction based on?
What do you now of Nostradamus systems? Is that how you interpret his prediction?
I guess I need to do more research on Base 7 dating. I know there are systems of 7s everywhere, this one just applies cosmologically.
Just looking for some insight.
Thank you for your time.
Thank you for writing about this. Your own words will help me explain on my site how much I agree with your assessment. I've been aware of the mass migration of Syrian refugees into other parts of the Middle East and especially into Europe. And I do feel this is the same event as in 1980, but much, much worse and in a different part of the world this time around. But I have been wary about discussing it for fear people will just think I am contorting what is happening to fit the prediction.
I should say something about my site ... I think the title I gave it has always caused a lot of confusion for visitors: "Nostradamus and the New Prophecy Almanacs." Let me explain: this title is about two things.
The first part of the title "Nostradamus" means that my website discusses the prophecies of Nostradamus and other prophets as well. That part of things deals entirely in speculation regarding his actual prophecies and prophecies of others like Edgar Cayce, Alois Irlmaier, and the prophecy of The Third Secret of Fatima. In 2002, I even began expanding the various prophecies to include ancient prophecies concerning Planet X and Islamic prophecy when I received emails from two Muslim scholars, one who was studying Planet X in astronomy and prophecy and another explaining the Sufyani and Mahdi predictions. A year or so later, I got more information from another Muslim prophecy scholar who had a website I am still linked to.
Thus, the "Nostradamus" part of the title is about his prophecies and other prophecies, seeing how they work together.
The "New Prophecy Almanacs" part of the title is about MY predictions using what I call the base 7 system. In other words they are MY almanacs, not Nostradamus' (thus, they are "new"). However, I do not consider my predictions as being actual prophecies but, rather, an examination of how often history has repeated itself at fairly regular intervals and what the prospects are for a repetition of these past events in our time and future time.
So my website is doing two separate things. However, on occasion, I will merge prophetic interpretation with my base 7 theory (for example, I may merge a Nostradamus prophecy with one my "predictions" of past events playing out again in the future).
In this instance, the mass migration "prediction" is my own entirely, and is not based on any specific prophecy by Nostradamus or anyone else. It is an anticipation on my part that what occurred in 1980 (the Cuban Refugee Emigration) will happen again in 2015. The interval of time is 35 years, which is 5 x 7 years. However, as you have noticed, it is not playing out in the Americas this time around, but in the Middle East and Europe. I have noted that eventually an event that has played out again and again in one part of the world will shift to a different location. That appears to be what has happened in this case: the refugee troubles from Latin America into the United States have shifted to a refugee crisis from the Middle East into Europe. And this time around the magnitude of the event is far worse (millions instead of 250,000).
And I agree, the exodus of Syrians into Europe is very dangerous and potentially destabilizing as ISIS or any other group can easily plant phony refugees in with the real ones to work terror and mischief in the other countries. Also, the actual refugees could be made to become restive in the future by radicals working for ISIS and other groups and incited into violence against the governments in their host countries. In the event of a war of invasion, especially during a global war, the vanguard the adversaries would use would be the ethnic populations already living in the countries the enemies wish to conquer. Thus, during the chaos of a civil war or revolution, an actual invasion could be launched. We have already seen Russia do this on a smaller scale with ethnic Russians living in eastern Ukraine and in the Crimea last year.
Regarding the base 7 system: I was working on a book about Nostradamus and other prophets in the 1990s when I began experimenting with a completely different idea as a side interest: does history repeat itself at exact, or nearly exact, intervals of time? I tried a lot of different numbers and did not find any that were very consistent except the number 7 and its multiples (14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, 84, 91, 98, and so on). I was amazed at how many past events had been repeated once, twice, even many times at intervals of every 7 years, every 14 years, every 21 years, and so on. It is a phenomenon that seems to work in nature as well. I concluded this must be the way God intended Time to work: linear yet cyclical. Like a huge cosmic screw we move in a straight line with the illusion that time and events keep changing into something new without repeating the past. Yet each turning of the screw brings us back to the same point, only that point is farther ahead in space. Thus, we get a repetition of an event that is similar, but not exactly the same, yet, in some rare cases, is almost exact. The magnitude of the event can be weaker, the same strength, or much greater.
Thus, if we believe in apocalyptic prophecy, it stands to reason that some events that repeat will eventually do so in an apocalyptic manner, and in so doing, actually fulfill major prophecies. For example, a series of previous earthquakes linked by the base 7 system that would likely produce a major quake in Japan in 2011 that would be around magnitude 9.0 actually did occur. However, Japan also came close to fulfilling Edgar Cayce's prophecy of portions of the island nation being largely submerged by water at that time as well. Right now I watch the mass flooding going on in Japan and wonder what may happen in the months ahead as January 2016 is the next window of opportunity. At some point in the future, I believe Cayce's prophecy will be completely fulfilled and most of Japan will cease to exist.
As to whether or not Nostradamus used a numeric system, that is something we will never know for sure. There is one prophecy scholar who believes he used intervals of 60 years in combination with astronomical observations when determining future events. Although he practiced astrology to make a living, Nostradamus is quite assertive that his cosmically dated quatrains are not astrological projections but simply clues to future generations as to what positions the stars and planets will be in when his prophecies are fulfilled. Much in the same way modern astronomers can tell us where the stars and planets will be located on a certain date, say 30 years from now, Nostradamus had the same capability. That is quite a different thing than using astrology to determine when an event is favorable to happen because "the stars say so." Personally, I do not believe astrology can foretell future events. Unfortunately, getting back to astronomy, and not astrology, there were certain motions of the planets not yet understood by the astronomy watchers of Nostradamus' day, and as a result, most of his projected dates are off .. some by a few years (the July 1999 prophecy happened instead in September 2001), others by a lot of years.
As to whether some of Nostradamus' dated prophecies are repetitive, I think they are. I have seen a number of quatrains with dates almost fulfilled to the letter, but not quite, then six or seven years later, again coming close. Maybe three lines out of four lines in a quatrain fulfilled, but one of the four lines not fulfilled. Nostradamus held that his prophecies would only be fulfilled ONCE in their totality. But he said nothing about how many times they might be close to being fulfilled or partially fulfilled prior to the final outcome.
One more thing about the Syrian refugee plight is the fact that Hungary has been inundated by them and is taking steps to keep them out. Nostradamus did predict that a "new law," one "more bitter than servitude," would come to Budapest where there would be "howls, cries and lamentations." He also said that at that time, "Castor and Pollux" would "become enemies in the field" (of combat). Castor and Pollux, in this case, is about the mythological twins who were of equal strength and stature. I think they may represent the United States and the Russian Federation. If so, this could be about a US-Russian conflict (or else a NATO-Russian conflict) in Hungary during a time of great crisis, civil war, or revolution in that country. It is possible the refugee crisis may in some way be the trigger for this.
In any event, thanks for seeing how what is happening in Europe today may be a variation of what came to the US out of Cuba 35 years ago .. only much worse.
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