April 30, 2010

from RockProphecy Website

"We have not searched for them all [asteroids], we only know a small fraction of the ones that exist, and... those particular ones are not going to hit any time in the next 100 years or so, which is about as far as we can reliably calculate the orbits, but the other 90 percent that we haven't found yet could hit any time."
Clark Chapman

Planetary Science Institute, PBS Nova "Doomsday Asteroid" 10/31/95

"A comet can have the hiccups, and those hiccups can change its course in space. Scientists say comets that suffer hiccups are those that emit bursts of gas, these bursts act like jets and alter the comet's orbit."
Discovery "Impact: Could It Happen?" 5/4/98

"Collisions can launch large asteroid chunks into unstable orbits that move them into collision courses with our planet. In some places, asteroids experience traffic jams. It's possible some of these asteroids eventually will move onto an Earth-collision trajectory."
William Bottke

Cornell U. astronomer, CNN News 6/28/00

"Computer models used to study numerous asteroid belt bodies… lent support to the idea that the heated bodies experienced altered orbits. Many of the fragments seem to have been swept into narrow chaotic zones known as resonances, where tiny gravitational kicks produced by nearby planets such as Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn can push asteroids out of the asteroid belt."
Science Journal 11/23/01

"Let us say an [asteroid] would have been discovered... after discovery, we would not know for quite some time (perhaps weeks, months or years) whether or not the object would actually hit the Earth. In fact, the impact probability might go up to 50% before plunging to 0% [or vice versa].
Geoffrey Sommer

RAND - SpaceDaily.com 2/17/03

"The gravitational influence of the giant gas planets, like Jupiter, or an impact by a comet, can knock these large rocks out of their safe orbit."
About.com 9/2/03

"The largest asteroid ever known... Toutatis's orbit changes slightly with each 4-year trip around the sun. 'Because of the nature of the orbit, we cannot predict thousands of years into the future for this object,' said Alan Harris, a senior research scientist at the Space Science Institute… some rumors have suggested the asteroid's forecasted course might be off by enough to cause a collision with Earth…  'The actual path of it has indeed varied a bit from the original calculated,' Harris said."
Space.com 9/28/04

"Orbits change with time because of gravitational tugs by the Sun and planets, among other factors... the 323-day orbit of asteroid 2004 MN4 lies mostly within the orbit of Earth. Scientists cannot say that the asteroid will never hit Earth."
Space.com 12/27/04

"If an object is on a collision course with Earth, due to hit in say a half a century or a century... we won't really know that until we get within perhaps a decade of the collision."
Steve Ostro

Radio Astronomer, NASA JPL - Science of the Impossible - TLC 7/12/98









240-250 Million B.C.E.

"Two hundred and forty million years ago 80 percent of life on Earth may have been wiped out by asteroids... there may have been five events that may have occurred within as brief a period of time as four hours...[scientists] studied impact craters that seemed unrelated on a modern map, but when you turn back the clock 200 million years to where the continents were before they drifted to their current positions, the craters are almost in a straight line... indicating that the body that collided with Earth came in in chunks - bang, bang, bang..."
- ABC News - May 7, 1998

The journal Science [Feb. 23, 2001] reported conclusive evidence that an asteroid smashed into Earth 250 million years ago and likely launched the age of the dinosaurs.


The impact disaster wiped out 70 percent of land vertebrates and 90 percent of marine animals. The research performed by NASA, the National Science Foundation, and three leading universities, revealed a type of carbon structures called fullerenes in 251 million year old geological samples taken from Japan and China.

On June 1, 2006 scientists, using satellite data, discovered the 300-mile-wide crater buried more than a mile beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet in what's known as the Wilkes Land region of Antarctica.

65 Million B.C.E.
In 1979 physicist Luis Alvarez, his son, geologist Walter Alvarez, and nuclear chemists Frank Asaro and Helen V. Michael from the University of California, Berkeley, began to publish their research regarding "Extraterrestrial cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction."


In June 1980 the journal Science published the Alverez team's groundbreaking report titled, Extraterrestrial Cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction. The team had discovered unusually high concentrations of iridium, an element that's rare on the Earth but common in meteorites. From the amount and distribution of iridium present in the 65 million year old "iridium layer", the Alvarez team estimated that an asteroid about 5 milies wide (10-14 kilometers) must have collided with the Earth.


This iridium layer has been found worldwide at 100 different sites.

In 1981, exploring for oil reserves in Yucatan, Mexico, Penfield and Camargo recognized that the gravity and magnetic anomalies centered on the village of Chicxulub, at the tip of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, resemble those identified at large impact structures. But it was only in 1991, that Hildebrand et al., proposed that the long sought impact crater lied buried under 1000 m of Cenozoic sediments at the tip fo the Yucatan peninsula.


During the following years, the crater origin of the structure was demonstrated by geophysical and lithological studies and its age determined by radiometric dating (Swisher et al. 1992; Sharpton et al. 1993).


The northwestern part of the crater lies offshore of the Yucatan peninsula. Onshore the crater rim is marked by a line of cenote (Pope et al, 1996).

35 Million B.C.E.
Thirty five million years ago, a 5 km-wide asteroid ploughed into what is now Chesapeake Bay, in the US, leaving an 80 km crater.

Undetermined Date:


Kebria Crater in Egypt

On March 3, "2006" Space.com reports,

"Huge Crater Found in Egypt - Scientists have discovered a huge crater in the Saharan desert, the largest one ever found there. The crater is about 19 miles (31 kilometers) wide, more than twice as big as the next largest Saharan crater known. It utterly dwarfs Meteor Crater in Arizona, which is about three-fourths of a mile (1.2 kilometers) in diameter.


In fact, the newfound crater, in Egypt, was likely carved by a space rock that was itself roughly 0.75 miles wide in an event that would have been quite a shock, destroying everything for hundreds of miles. The crater was discovered in satellite images by Boston University researchers Farouk El-Baz and Eman Ghoneim.


El-Baz named the crater 'Kebira,' which means 'large' in Arabic and also relates to its location on the northern tip of the Gilf Kebir region in southwestern Egypt…


The crater has two rings, a common configuration. Over time, it has been eroded by wind and water to make it unrecognizable to the untrained eye. The impact that carved Kebira might have created an extensive field of yellow-green silica fragments, known as desert glass and found on the surface between the giant dunes of the Great Sand Sea in southwestern Egypt."

"The Zodiac Glass gleams through the sky, it could happen soon…  If you revert back in time, there's Egypt. It's very dusty now, but it used to be green. I had a vision and it told me to go there. I'm always having visions and I know that it's building up to something really major."
- Jimi

17 Million B.C.E.
Two asteroids crash into the Atlantic Ocean 150 km (93 miles) south of the Azores. The larger one left a crater 6 km (3.7 miles) wide, 2 km (1.2 miles) under the ocean surface. The craters were discovered in 2008.

Meteor Crater, AZ

48,000 B.C.E.
A meteor about 50 meters (54 yards) across impacts the desert near what is now Flagstaff, Arizona, leaving a crater about 1,200 m (4,000 ft) in diameter, some 170 m deep (570 ft),

10,900 B.C.E.
In June 2007 University of South Carolina News reported: Comet Theory Collides with Clovis Research, May Explain Disappearance of Ancient People:

"A theory put forth by a group of 25 geo-scientists suggests that a massive comet exploded over Canada, possibly wiping out both beast and man around 12,900 years ago, and pushing the earth into another ice age.


Archaeologists have long known that the great beasts of the age - the wooly mammoth and mastodon - suddenly disappeared around the same time period (12,900 - 12, 800 years), but little was known about their demise.


The notion that a comet collided with Earth and caused these events was farfetched until recently, when the group of scientists began looking for evidence of a comet impact, which they call the Younger - Dryas Event.

"They turned to University of South Carolina archaeologist Dr. Albert Goodyear and the pristine Clovis site of Topper.


In 2005, Arizona geophysicist Dr. Allen West and his team traveled to Topper in hopes of finding concentrations of iridium, an extra-terrestrial element found in comets, in the layer of Clovis-era sediment.

'They found iridium and plenty of it,' said Goodyear. 'The high concentrations were much higher than you would normally see in the background of the earth's crust. That tends to be an indicator of a terrestrial impact from outer space.'

The researchers also found high iridium concentrations at six other Clovis sites throughout North America, as well as in and along the rims of the Carolina Bays, the elliptically shaped depressions that are home to an array of flora and fauna along South Carolina's coast.


The Younger-Dryas Event suggests that a large comet exploded above Canada, creating a storm of fiery fragments that rained over North America. The fragments could have easily killed the giant mammals of the day, as well as Clovis man.

"'No one has ever had a really good explanation for the disappearance of mammoth and mastodon,' Goodyear said. 'The archaeological community is waking up to the Younger-Dryas Event.' The comet theory dominated the recent annual meetings of the American Geophysical Union held in Mexico. Goodyear's Clovis-Redstone point study and West's research on the comet were featured at the AGU meetings and by the journal, Nature.


The comet will be the subject of documentaries featured on the National Geographic Channel and NOVA television late this fall [2007] and in early 2008."

8498 B.C.E.
German physicist, Otto Muck, analyzed the elaborate calendar of ancient Mayan Indians and established that its purpose is to commemorate the date and time of impact of an asteroid that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean more than ten thousand years ago.


In his book, The Secret of Atlantis, Muck concludes that the impact coincided with a conjunction of the Sun, Moon, and Venus.


This triple conjunction enabled a calculation of orbits to find the exact moment of impact: 20:00 hours local time on June 5, 8498 B.C.E. From this cataclysmic moment over 10,500 years ago, marked by a triple conjunction, ancient Mayans counted the days and years of their calendar. Muck concludes that the impact and tidal waves produced the story of Atlantis, as well as the biblical flood of Noah, and the legend of Gilgamesh.

Other researchers contend that a comet or asteroid that crashed into the Indian Ocean south of Madagascar 4800 years ago (see below) is a better candidate as the souce of the Noah/Gilgamesh legend, because Hebrew writings, the souce of the Noah story, date back only to the 6th century B.C.E.


But then in January 2010 LiveScience.com reported that,

"scientists have discovered the earliest known Hebrew writing - an inscription dating from the 10th century B.C.E., during the period of King David's reign. The breakthrough could mean that portions of the Bible were written centuries earlier than previously thought…


The writing, dug up during [2009] excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa, near Israel's Elah Valley, indicates that the Kingdom of Israel already existed in the 10th century B.C.E. and that at least some of the biblical texts were written hundreds of years before the dates presented in current research."

This scenario supports Muck's assertion that a fully developed Hebrew writing society dating back 12,000 years would likely have recorded a massive tsunami in the region that occurred 10,500 years ago, a tsunami that we know today as "Noah's flood."

Until the ancient writings from Khirbet Qeiyafa were unearthed in 2009, it appeared that the story of the Noah/Gilgamesh flood likely resulted from a more recent impact tsunami near Madagascar 4800 years ago…

2800 B.C.E.


Microscopic "Spherule"

Fingerprint of Asteroid-Tsunami

The New York Times News Service (Nov. 14, 2006) reports,

"This tiny spherule [see right] is a once-vaporized or melted fragment of microejecta resulting from an extraterrestrial impact into the Indian Ocean about 4,800 years ago. Some scientists believe the hit, by either a meteor or asteroid, produced a tsunami at least 600 feet high…


Madagascar provides the smoking gun for geologically recent impacts… tiny fossils from the ocean floor, sprinkled throughout [with] splashes of iron, nickel and chrome fused to the fossils. When a chondritic meteor, the most common kind, vaporizes upon impact in the ocean, those three metals are formed in the same relative proportions as seen in the microfossils… [that] melded with the condensing metals as both were lofted up out of the sea…


About 900 miles southeast from Madagascar, in deep ocean, is the Burckle Crater… cores from the area contain high levels of nickel and magnetic components associated with impact ejecta. Holocene Impact Working Group… experts in geology, geophysics, geomorphology, tsunamis, tree rings, soil science and archaeology… say that astronomers simply have not known how or where to look for evidence of [asteroid] impacts.


They say that once they started looking, the evidence was obvious…

Classic Chevron Insignias

"At the southern end of Madagascar lie… enormous wedge-shaped sediment deposits, called chevrons, that are composed of material from the ocean floor… the chevron deposits contain deep ocean microfossils that are fused with a medley of metals typically formed by cosmic impacts.


And all of them point in the same direction - toward the middle of the Indian Ocean where a newly discovered crater, 18 miles in diameter, lies 12,500 feet below the surface.

Fenambosy Chevrons in Madagascar Chevron

points directly at 4800 yrs. old impact crater at bottom of Indian Ocean

A large asteroid or comet, the kind that could kill a quarter of the world's population, smashed into the Indian Ocean 4,800 years ago [2800 BCE], producing a tsunami at least 600 feet high, about 13 times as big as the one that inundated Indonesia [Dec. 2004 tsunami]… astronomers have not known to look for evidence of such impacts during the past 10,000 years (known as the Holocene epoch) along the world's shorelines and in the deep ocean.


They say the evidence is strong enough to overturn current estimates of how often the Earth suffers a violent impact… Instead of once in 500,000 to 1 million years, as astronomers now calculate, catastrophic impacts could happen every few thousand years…

"Surveys show that as many as 185 large asteroids or comets have hit the Earth [but] most of the craters are on land. 'No one has spent much time looking for craters in the deep ocean,' said David Morrison, a leading authority on asteroids and comets at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View."

800 C.E.
New York Times - Nov. 14, 2006:

"Ted Bryant, a geomorphologist at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, was the first person to recognize the palm prints of mega-tsunamis… Deposits from mega-tsunamis contain unusual rocks with marine oyster shells… [he] started… to search around the globe for chevrons, which [he] interpret as evidence of past giant tsunamis.


Scores of such sites have turned up in Australia, Africa, Europe and the United States, including the Hudson River Valley and Long Island… Bryant identified two chevrons found more than four miles inland near Carpentaria in north-central Australia. Both point north… Searching the shallow water north of the two chevrons, Dallas Abbott [scientist] found two craters. 'We think these two craters are 1,200 years old,' Abbott said.


The chevrons are well preserved and date to about the same time. Abbott and her colleagues have located chevrons in the Caribbean, Scotland, Vietnam and North Korea, and several in the North Sea. Heather Hill State Park on Long Island has a chevron whose front edge points to a crater in Long Island Sound, Abbott said.


There is another, very faint chevron in Connecticut, and it points in a different direction."

536 C.E.
Restricted tree ring growth across world forests after 536 C.E. is among evidence scientists provide to prove that an asteroid collided with Earth and the result was the Dark Ages.


Astronomical records in Europe coincide with simultaneous records in China which report impact winter conditions that enveloped the world for 18 months. The space rock's entry into the atmosphere gave rise to folk tales of dragons - long tailed, fire breathing lion's heads speeding through the sky.


The comet or asteroid exploded in the atmosphere, creating a dense cloud that encircled the Earth and shut down photosynthesis. Tree ring records worldwide record the event.

October 8, 1871
On the night of October 8, 1871 Peshtigo, a booming town of 1700 people was wiped out of existence in the greatest forest fire disaster in American history.


Loss of life, and even property, in the great fire occurring the same night in Chicago, did not match the death toll and destruction visited on Peshtigo in Northeast Wisconsin.

They Need Us To Think
"Mrs. O'Leary's COW" Killed Thousands

"The reason no one can explain these great fires is that no one knew to look to the heavens," explains scientist Randall Carlson, "But recent tests have shown that a comet nucleus only a hundred yards in diameter exploding 20 miles up in the atmosphere can set a large pine forest on fire. This is the only explanation that can account for the simultaneous outbreak of massive forest fires all over the mid west on October 8, 1871."

In fact astronomers at that time were tracking the dying comet Viala whose orbit was dangerously close to Earth. Some scientists have suggested that fragments falling from the comet may have ignited not only the Chicago fire, but the fires in neighboring states as well. The most deadly fire that night was not in Chicago, but in the small town of Peshtigo. Twelve hundred people died there in the worst fire in American history. A mass grave commemorates the remains of victims burned beyond recognition."

Robert Couvillion is the president of the Peshtigo Historical Society. The stories he has preserved are of a fire unlike any other: "Fire is not unusual in this territory, but on this particular night, this was a fire like nobody had ever seen. It was 7 or 8 o'clock at night when it became dark and they could see this glow in the western sky.


It was like a muddled thunder that never ceased, it just kept growing louder and louder. Trees were being uprooted and roofs were coming off of the homes, chimneys were crashing to the ground. Everything was moving horizontally. It was like the heaviest snow storm you've ever seen, only it contained the burning embers and the ashes and the red hot sand and the dirt that was picked up. When they decided it was time to go to the river, already it was too late."

Before they could run, a firestorm blasted them off their feet. Clothing and hair combusted spontaneously. The air itself seemed to be on fire.

"Eyewitnesses described that the very sky itself was on fire as far as the eye could into space," said Randall Carlson.


"Eyewitnesses described fireball and meteor-like phenomena falling from the sky just prior to the outbreak of the fire. In the aftermath they described whole forests of great maple trees uprooted and laid flat like new mown hay. This is strikingly suggestive of the forests knocked flat at Tunguska (Russian meteor impact site, June 30, 1908).


While no one was killed at Tunguska, twelve hundred people lost their lives at Peshtigo."
- Fire In the Sky, TBS 3/23/97

June 30, 1908


Tunguska Event

The Taiga meteorite impacts the Tunguska River in Siberia. While the 1908 destruction in Siberia is well known, and repeatedly cited in countless reports about impact hazards, two other, more recent, but similar, impacts that happened in South America in the 1930s continue to be ignored by media as if they never occurred (in order to play down and artificially reduce, in our minds, the chance of another impact)...


August 13, 1930


Rio Curaca Event


A massive asteroid explodes over western Brazil and is reported in South American newspapers.


The explosion happened over Amazonia, near the Brazil-Peru border and is described in the papal newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the report being derived from Catholic missionaries working in Amazonia. That report, in Italian, was used as the basis of a front-page story in the London newspaper The Daily Herald, which was published on March 6, 1931.


The locality of the explosion gives it it's name: The Rio Curaca Event, close to the border between Brazil and Peru.

"Another colossal bombardment of the Earth from outer space has just been revealed. Three great meteors, falling in Brazil, fired and depopulated hundreds of miles of jungle. The Brazilian meteors are reported (says the Central News) by Father Fidello of Aviano, writing from San Paulo de Alivencia in the state of Amazonas, to the papal newspaper, Osservatore Romano.


Terrific heat was engendered. Immediately after they struck the ground the whole forest was ablaze. The fire continued uninterrupted for some months, depopulating a large area. The fall of the meteors was preceded by remarkable atmospheric disturbances.


Three great explosions were heard and the Earth trembled."
The Daily Herald - March 6, 1931


December 11, 1935


Marudi Mountain Event:
Three asteroids exploded in tremendous fireballs a mile above the jungle floor of Brazil and British Guyana close to Marudi Mountain, igniting a ground fire that destroyed over 800 square miles of rain forest.

"In the magazine The Sky (forerunner of Sky & Telescope) of September 1939, a report from Serge Korff of the Bartol Research Foundation, Franklin Institute (Delaware, USA) was printed. Korff was in the area - the Rupununi region of British Guyana - a couple of months [after impact]. Korff's description suggested that the region of devastation might be greater than that involved in the Tunguska [Siberia, June 1908] event.


Korff obtained several local reports, the best being from a Scottish gold miner, Godfrey Davidson, who reported having been woken by the explosion, with pots and pans being dislodged in his kitchen, and seeing a luminous residual trail in the sky. A short while later, whilst prospecting, he came across a devastated region of the jungle he estimated to be about five by ten miles (8 by 16 kilometers), with the trees all seeming to have been pushed over.

"On Korff's suggestion, a message was sent to William H. Holden, who in 1937 was in the general region with the Terry-Holden expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. That group hiked to the top of Marudi Mountain in November 1937 and reported seeing an area some miles across where the trees had been broken off about 25 feet above their bases. Holden believed the devastation was due to an atmospheric explosion of cosmic origin.

"An explorer and author, Desmond Holdridge, also visited the region in the late 1930's and confirmed the suspicion that a comet or asteroid detonation was responsible. Holdridge reported eye-witness accounts in accord with a large meteoroid/small asteroid entry, with a body passing overhead accompanied by a terrific roar (presumably electrophonic effects), later concussions, and the sky being lit up like daylight.

"And a local aircraft operator, Art Williams, reported seeing an area of forest more than twnety miles (32 kilometers) in extent which had been destroyed, and he later stated that the shattered jungle was elongated rather than circular, as had occurred at Tunguska."
Duncan Steel

WGN, Journal for International Meteor Organization

Dec. 1995

February 1936
A large asteroid named Adonis passed within 186,000 miles of Earth. Had it hit it would've wrought destruction equal to several nuclear explosions.

September 1985
An asteroid the size of several football fields comes within 1.5 the distance of the Moon from the Earth. This incident was referred to in January 2008 when another similar asteroid, 2007 TU24, was discovered heading for a similar near miss of Earth.

March 22, 1989
An asteroid came within 400,000 miles of Earth, and was within 6 hours of striking the Earth, but was not detected until later.


Other asteroids have come even closer, one would have hit the Earth if it had come just 4 hours sooner.

Asteroids - Deadly Impact

National Geographic, NBC 2/26/97
"In 1989 we had an asteroid pass us at only 690,000 miles away... and in 1991 the Earth came perilously close to yet another encounter with an asteroid. This asteroid passed the Earth at a distance of only 106,000 miles...


These asteroids just barely missed us. Had they been at just a slightly different path, or been traveling at just a tiny different speed, the human race and much of the life on our planet would be gone now...


These two most recent close passes by asteroids were discovered only a couple of months before they would have hit."
Practical Guide to the Universe, TLC 2/95

December 6, 1994
The closest near collision in recent decades takes place when asteroid 1994 XL1 passes within 65,000 miles (105,000 km) of Earth.


Another asteroid explodes over the Pacific Ocean near Micronesia. It blew up in the atmosphere with a force five times the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.


March 26, 1996

Hyakutake comet makes its closest approach to Earth as ABC World News concludes with a report about our unpreparedness for fending off a Rock aimed at our planet.


Astronomer Neil Tyson of the Hayden Planetarium sums up,

"I know of no way that we can stop it."

May 19, 1996
Asteroid JA-1, a third of a mile wide, passes within 279,000 miles of Earth, a near miss.



JA-1 was spotted just four days before it passed.

"A fairly sizeable asteroid went across the sky in less than five days," reported an official at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "We would not have had time to do anything that would have diverted this object."

March 22, 1997
Astronomy magazine's cover story is headlined,

"Comet Hale-Bopp Takes Center Stage... this space rock... is three times the size of an average comet... On March 22, 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp is in conjunction with the Sun... It is also nearest the Earth on this date... a total solar eclipse is visible across Mongolia... the appearance of a comet during an eclipse is extremely rare; less than half a dozen 'eclipse comets' have been seen throughout recorded history."

March 11, 1998
The first reports about asteroid 1997 XF11 airs on the Evening News and a rising tide of anxiety consumes world media. Humanity awakes to a black Thursday on March 12 and stares at blaring headlines:

"Asteroid Heads Towards Earth!"

August 6, 1998
Beneath a photo of asteroid 1980-H CNN reports,

“U.S. space scientists said Wednesday they have discovered two real asteroids heading in Earth's direction… these asteroids are not expected to come anywhere near Earth's orbit for at least several decades.


The two asteroids, each of them at least one mile across, have been classified as ‘potentially hazardous objects’ by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, because they are large enough to cause global effects if they hit Earth… the asteroids passed within 2 million miles of Earth during their last orbit.“

May 19, 1999
Exactly 3 years after asteroid 1996 JA-1 nearly collided with Earth, BBC News reports,

"A large asteroid could miss the Earth by only 38,000 kilometers (20,000 miles) in 2027, according to new astronomical observations. This is an extremely close shave - the Moon orbits 10 times further from Earth… the Earth's gravity could perturb the asteroid's path, possibly leading to an impact in 2039.


The near-miss trajectory of a newly-discovered asteroid, called 1999 AN10, was announced in April. Now, the observational data of Australian astronomer F. Zoltowski allows calculations of just how close the asteroid may come to Earth. Astronomers at the Minor Planet Center at the US Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory used Zoltowski's work to work out an estimated approach distance for AN10…


The fly-by will occur on Aug. 7, 2027. But the closest distance that AN10 could come to the Earth on that day is only 38,000km… calculations confirm the initial speculation that the asteroid might approach within the Earth's sphere of gravitational influence. It could therefore be perturbed in such a way that it might impact some years later.

"Dr Benny Peiser of Liverpool John Moore's University in England says that the chaotic behavior of this asteroid makes it practically impossible to predict all possible approaches for more than a few decades after any close encounter. He says the orbit will remain dangerously close to the orbit of the Earth for about 600 years…


If it did strike, it would cause continent-wide devastation and alter the Earth's climate."

December 5, 1999
Millions of Americans witness a giant meteorite Rock grazing the Earth's atmosphere, cutting a flaming streak over Alabama and several neighboring states.

January 18, 2000
With the force of multiple nuclear warheads, a giant meteor explodes over Tagish Lake in British Columbia near Alaska.

February 7, 2000
The University of Pisa issues a "scientifically urgent" warning about the trajectory of Asteroid 2000 BF19, aimed to arrive near Earth in 2022.


Astronomer Andrea Milani breaks the code of silence engaged by all professional star gazers gagged by the U.S. government's decree to keep secret all discoveries of Earth threatening rocks from space. Milani is immediately besieged by a swarm of government scientists trained to "creatively recalculate" the trajectory of rocks like 2000 BF19.


MSNBC picks up the banner with reports that cite astronomers who have been,

"gathering additional data about the orbits of asteroids so that they could eventually be excluded as a threat... Two years ago, the first such asteroid alert caused quite a stir," notes MSNBC, "more recent alerts have been greeted much more calmly."

More "calmly" because the news never really surfaces for the public to consider in a dominator controlled media. MSNBC boasts that, for mile wide asteroid 1997 XF11, aimed to rendezvous with Earth in 2028, concerns were "erased within days."


Microsoft Network reveals that in April, June, and October of 1999, four more asteroids were discovered to be headed towards Earth, but, after government officials creatively recalculated trajectories for these rocks, concerns were "erased within days."

July 10, 2000
BBC News reports,

"Earth-Approaching Space Rock Found By Accident - The space rock was found by accident on 2 July by astronomer Leonard Amburgey of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He typed in the wrong celestial co-ordinates into his computer-controlled telescope and stumbled across the [1.8 mile] sized object.


The asteroid has been given the temporary designation 2000 NM by the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Astronomers say this is the brightest near-Earth asteroid to be discovered in the past year. However, they are concerned that it was found by accident and was missed by the half dozen professional minor-planet surveys currently in operation.


At the moment, it is about [13 million miles] from Earth. It crosses inside the Earth's orbit at the end of July."

September 1, 2000
Asteroid 2000 QW7, half a kilometer wide, races past Earth at about twelve times the distance of the Moon.


The "Near-Earth Object" was discovered last weekend on August 26, 2000, with NASA/JPL's Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) system. QW7 caught the attention of astronomers because it was fast-moving and unusually bright.


At 13th magnitude, amateur astronomers could easily spot the Rock through 8-inch telescopes. 2000 QW7 falls into a category of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) called Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs).

November 4, 2000
Frontpage headlines worldwide again report that an asteroid is on course to cross paths with Earth. A rock the size of an office building, and named 2000 SG344, is due to arrive on September 21, 2030, with a 1 in 500 chance of impact. Scientists announce that if it hits the Earth it will release 100 times the energy of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.


For three days a group of international astronomers analyzed data on the rock before making today's announcement.

"This is the highest probability of impact that we have ever calculated for an object," said Paul Chodas, project engineer for the Near-Earth Object Program.

July 24, 2001
Front page news in Rochester reports a massive space rock that streaked over our city at 6:18 p.m. the evening before (notice the multiples of 3 in the time: 6:18 - the book Rock Prophecy contains a chapter titled "Multiples of Three" which chronicles the repeated incidents in the Hendrix legacy of numbers that are multiples of 3.)

At right is an amazing photo of the space rock that buzzed over our city just hours prior to the publication of our ad that mentions the "Hendrix/asteroid/Microsoft connection" - in preparation for the first show from the band that is spreads word of Rock Prophecy.

October 8, 2001
Space-Frontier.org reports,

"an asteroid thought to be between 50 and 100 meters in diameter zoomed by our planet at little more than twice the distance to the Moon - a whisker by the standards of our solar system's size. The object was first detected just two days prior. Its path was determined only the day before the close encounter."

Incredibly, NO mainstream media covered this event. It was reported only after another big asteroid wizzed by even closer on January 7, 2002 (next)...

January 7, 2002
"Earth Escapes Brush With Killer Asteroid" is the CNN headline today.

"The Near-Earth Object '2001 YB5' brightened enough for even simple telescopes to spot just before it raced past our planet on Monday. Many scientists classify it as a close call. 'The impact would be quite tremendous,' said Benny Peiser of the Royal Astronomical Society in Great Britain...


In the year 2027, an asteroid between one kilometer and a mile in length is expected pass even closer... later on, either asteroid could pose risks to the planet, along with countless rocks lurking in the shadows that have yet to be identified, astronomers warn... What particularly troubles Peiser is that scientists only first spotted 2001 YB5 in late December. What if it had been heading on a collision course? 'That's not enough time for any initiatives for deflection.


If we had 20 or 30 years' time, then we could develop a technology to deflect an object. With our current lacked of preparedness, we are helpless,' he said."

And as if this isn't enough, Mitch Battros of ECTV continues,

"As reported by my colleague David Whitehouse of BBC, an asteroid discovered just a month ago is making a close approach to the Earth. The name of this NEA (Near-Earth Asteroid) is '2001 YB5'… Astronomers say that its proximity reminds us just how many objects there are in space that could strike our planet with devastating consequences.


Moving closer to the Sun, the asteroid is passing by at less than three times the Moon's distance from us - just 830,000 kilometers (510,000 miles) away on 7 January, which is close in cosmic terms. It is thought to be 300 meters in size - large enough to wipe out an entire country if it struck the Earth.

"2001 YB5 was discovered in early December by the NEAT (Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking) survey telescope observing from Mount Palomar in California... It circles the Sun every 1,321 days. Astronomers add that it is 'potentially hazardous,' meaning there is a chance that it may strike the Earth sometime in the future.


Such a close encounter is rare but not unprecedented. However, the only other known object that will come closer to the Earth is an asteroid called 1999 AN10, which will pass a shade closer on 7 August, 2027."

This CNN report contained an actual picture of the asteroid.


The rock was visible to millions of people on Earth, so there was no way any government could suppress or whitewash and minimize the threat of this event. Instead, the editors of all major media simply reduced every mention of the asteroid into tiny little blurbs buried deep inside newspapers. Here are typical examples (see below:)



The article in USA Today is equally microscopic (see above:)

This is an obvious ploy to minimize the event and train us to shrug shoulders and ignore the threat.

March 8, 2002
On March 19, 2002, almost two weeks after Earth was nearly pulverized by a rock named asteroid 2002 EM7, CNN finally reports,

"A sizable asteroid zipped near our planet this month without anyone noticing because it traveled through an astronomical blind spot, scientists said.


The space boulder passed Earth within 288,000 miles - or 1.2 times the distance to the moon - on March 8, but since it came from the direction of the sun, scientists did not observe it until four days later. The object, slightly larger than one that flattened a vast expanse of Siberia in 1908, was one of the 10 closest known asteroids to approach Earth, astronomers said.

Asteroid 2002 EM7 took us by surprise. It is yet another reminder of the general impact hazard we face,' said Benny Peiser, a European scientist who monitors the threat of Earth-asteroid collisions.


If it pierced the atmosphere, the approximately 70-meter-long rock could have disintegrated and unleashed the energy equivalent of a 4-megaton nuclear bomb, researchers said.

'If it were over a populated area, like Atlanta, it would have basically flattened it,' said Gareth Williams, associate director of the International Astronomical Union Minor Planet Center in Boston, Mass…

Astronomers maintain that constant surveillance is necessary to identify more killer rocks in our neighborhood and ensure that none take our planet by surprise, in particular those traveling near the blinding light of the sun.

'If one comes from the direction of the sun, we're not going to see it,' Williams said. According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2002 EM7 could smack into Earth in 2093.

"If a comet should appear from behind the Sun, we might only have a one or two year warning."
Carolyn Shoemaker

McNeil/Lehrer News Hour, PBS 7/23/94

This 2002 EM7 saga highlights the case of The Incredible Shrinking Asteroid News story.


Our managerial class of editors (are they really all the same person?), for almost all media, prevented any mention of this incident. In fact, it was only after lengthy surfing through internet search engines that I stumbled across this lone CNN report buried deep within CNN's "Space" news archives.


Without question the men who control media have ordered their lapdog editors to keep as many people as possible in the dark about potential asteroid impacts.

April 4, 2002
World media again reports predictions of an asteroid (1950 DA) aimed at Earth.



The significance of this report is that it's another of the "approved" perspectives from NASA and government, designed to persuade us that the threat is way off in the future, out of sight/out of mind, and of little concern to civilization today.

1) The rock aimed at Earth will not be "spotted" very much in advance by the tiny network of astronomers and amateurs that search the skies in our time.

2) Contrary to today's benign report, news of any asteroid that is aimed to hit Earth within the next century will be concealed by the men who control media. Any astronomer who tries to announce an imminent impact will find our government creatively re-calculating the rock's trajectory to "discredit" the astronomer who breaks ranks and tries to communicate directly with the public.

3) This report is aimed to portray asteroids in a non-threatening way. Our ruling class wants us to remain in denial, while we're manipulated into supporting the Defense Agency's "anti-missile" system.

June 14, 2002
Asteroid 2002 MN nearly collides with Earth. All world media suppresses this story until five days later when CNN finally reports,

"An asteroid the size of a football field passed extremely close to Earth last week but it remained undetected until days later, according to astronomers. The space rock missed our planet last week by only 75,000 miles (120,000 km), about one-third the distance to the moon, making the near collision one of the closest ever recorded.


Cruising at 6.2 miles (10 km) per second, the big boulder could have unleashed some major firepower had it struck, according to the NEO (Near Earth Objects) Information Center in Leicester, England.


The destructive force might have been comparable to an asteroid or comet that exploded over Siberia in 1908, which flattened 77 square miles (2,000 square km) of trees, according to the NEO…


The asteroid, designated 2002 MN, was first spotted on June 17 by scientists with the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project in Socorro, New Mexico, three days after it gave the Earth a close shave."

This incident is the THIRD (known) near miss of Earth by asteroids in the past six months.

July 24, 2002
ABC News announces,

"You might mark February 1, 2019 on your calendar. That's the day scientists say a mile wide asteroid could collide with the Earth, and the impact could destroy a continent… They just discovered this asteroid and they'll know more after observing it longer."

Notice the clincher at the end of this New York Times article (see left),

"astronomers will probably be able to rule out any chance of impact ."

This statement is the foregone conclusion that ALL modern reports of asteroids are required to conform to.



All astronomers associated with NASA and the US Government are ordered to "creatively re-calculate" the orbits of any asteroid or comet on a collision course with Earth. The intent is to pacify the public and nullify any cause for concern. Scientists are today engaged in cooking the books, all news of space rocks is Enron-ed & WorldCom-ed - with data skewed into fake happy endings.


The interesting thing about news of 2002 NT7 is that it was leaked to media from England before NASA had the chance to water down the trajectory calculations. The astronomer who reported this asteroid's path didn't conform with NASA's order to fudge the numbers and "prove" that the rock is not a threat to Earth.

And notice the names given to June's "2002 MN" asteroid (see above) and July's "2002 NT7" asteroid - are these references to Microsoft Network (MN) and Windows NT (NT)? Certainly the witch doctors at NASA who name these rocks are aware of Microsoft's role in suppressing the Hendrix Rock Prophecy.

August 18, 2002
World media covers the approach of asteroid 2002 NY40 as it passes within 330,000 miles of Earth, slightly farther than the distance of the moon.


This half mile wide rock comes close enough to be seen through small telescopes or binoculars. It is unusual for an asteroid to be so bright. Don Yeomans, who manages NASA'a Near-Earth Object Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said, "Asteroids are hard to see because they're mostly black like charcoal.

CNN reports,

"Scientists planned to 'ping' it with radio waves, the radar observations can help determine whether the asteroid... will pose a threat to Earth in the future."

October 3, 2002
The Associated Press reports,

"At least 30 times per year a space rock slashes into the Earth's atmosphere and explodes, releasing energy equal to that of an atomic bomb, Air Force Brig. Gen. Simon Worden told members of a House Science subcommittee. Worden said the Air Force in 1996 detected an asteroid burst over Greenland that released energy equal to about 100,000 tons of explosives.


He said similar events occurred in 1908 over Siberia, in the 1940s over Central Asia and over the Amazon basin in the 1930s. Had any of these rocks struck over a populated area, thousand, perhaps hundreds of thousands might have perished, he said.


Edwarsd Weiler, head of NASA's office of space science, told the House committee that his agency is finding about 100 new [Near-Earth-Objects] each year... If an asteroid the size of a cruise ship smashed into the ocean, it could cause huge waves capable of drowning coastal cities on two continents."

October 7, 2002
CNN reports,

"Residents in Utah, Colorado and southern Wyoming saw a fireball, which some said had a long tail of green, orange and purple flames that raced across the night sky.

'People said it had a 500-foot tail and it was huge, a meteor, and green and orange,' La Plata County, Colorado, sheriff's dispatcher Kristy Lee said."

November 22, 2002
"Satellite Study Establishes Frequency of Megaton-sized Asteroid Impacts," SpaceDaily.com writes,

"Earth is threatened by enormous asteroids. New research at The University of Western Ontario establishes a better baseline for the frequency of large impacts that may cause serious damage on the ground.


Based on these new estimates the average chances the Earth will be hit by an asteroid impact capable of causing serious regional damage (roughly one megaton TNT equivalent energy) is close to once per century.


The study, led by Peter Brown, Canada Research Chair in Meteor Science and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western, appears in the November 21 issue of the prestigious journal Nature… The revised estimate suggests Earth's upper atmosphere is hit about once a year by asteroids that release energy equivalent to five kilotons of TNT.


The object that exploded above Tunguska, Siberia in 1908 was considered 'small' (30 to 50 meters across), yet its energy was big enough to flatten 2,000 square kilometers of forest. It would have completely destroyed a city the size of New York…

'It seems likely there is also a non-random component to the impact flux at these smaller sizes which would suggest our estimates are lower bounds to the true impact risk,' says Brown."

August 24, 2003
The Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research Project (an MIT Lincoln Laboratory program funded by the United States Air Force and NASA) discover a near Earth asteroid they name 2003 QQ47 and rates it a classification of 1 on the Torino scale of impact hazards.


At around 1.2 km in width, 2003 QQ47 called "an event meriting careful monitoring" by astronomers, is calculated to arrive at Earth on March 21, 2014 (the birthday of Son House and anniversary of Jimi Hendrix playing in Rochester, NY, where Son House lived).

September 27, 2003
The closest known asteroid flyby in history gets almost no media coverage, a rock named 2003 SQ222 came within 54,700 miles (88,000 kilometers) of Earth. It was not detected until after it hurtled by.

September 28, 2003
A blazing meteor appears over India near coastal Orissa.


Media in Bhubaneswar, India report,

"Villagers in Kendrapara district stumbled upon two strange objects this morning. While the object at the village of Benakand was blown to smithereens, the one at Paschima Suniti, weighing 5.7 kg, was intact.


The ball of fire, described by scientists as a meteorite, streaked across the sky from west to east before landing on a thatched house at about 6.30 p.m. yesterday and was witnessed by people in at least 11 districts in the coastal belt. One of the 11 persons admitted to hospitals in Kendrapara, Jajpur, and Mayurbhanj districts died in the SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack today. Sukadeb Singh age 75, who along with two others, had been shifted from Kendrapara hospital to Cuttack, died this morning.


Five persons, including three from one family, were admitted to hospitals in three different places of Jajpur district while three others were hospitalized at Kaptipada in Mayurbhanj district.

"The three persons, who fell unconscious after the incident, were recovering in the Kaptipada Hospital. A 75-year-old man, Harekrushna Behera, complained that he had lost his vision after seeing the ball of fire. In Kolkata, M.P. Brila Planetarium clarified that the streak of luminous yellow light which turned to orange and finally brilliant blue was a meteorite."

The meteor impact in India is just the beginning.


While Paul Allen's PBS series, "The Blues" is airing a dumb episode about the history of blues in New Orleans, a second meteor smashes into a house in that city!


Mitch Battros of ECTV reports,

"A second meteorite crashes to Earth causing extensive damage to a home in New Orleans. Could there be a connection to a meteorite which hit in India injuring five people? I would not rule this out. The question might be; is there something or some event which is 'pulling' celestial orbs towards Earth?"


[NOTE: This PBS series about Blues in New Orleans was produced by Mr. Allen after he arranged for my writings about blues, published by MCA, to be taken off the market. Mr. Allen was in the process of brainwashing the American public with his PBS show about blues in New Orleans when the Deity protested by tossing a rock from space into New Orleans. And to confirm how miraculous this intervention was, almost every single media outlet in the United States followed orders to CONCEAL THIS STORY. Like a waking nightmare, we are living in a society trained to agree with media and accept their "judgments" that these events are not worth informing the public about.]


In New Orleans, Mark Schleifstein of the Times Picayune, reports,

"A meteorite which measures 9" in diameter crashes into a residents roof. Then the orb crashes through the second story floor, then through the first story floor, and then is deeply embedded into the concrete foundation. Luckily, home owner Roy Fausset and his family were not home.


Fausset says,

'The powder room door was open and it looked like an artillery shell had hit the room.'

It was a sandy colored rock that appeared to have been burned around its edges. Preliminary tests by scientists at Tulane University indicate this particular rock came from outer space."

January 4, 2004
A meteor is videotaped blazing over Spain:





January 13, 2004
BBC News reports that a 30m object, later designated 2004 AS1, had a one-in-four chance of hitting the planet within 36 hours.


It could have caused local devastation and the researchers contemplated a call to President Bush before new data finally showed there was no danger. The procedures for raising the alarm in such circumstances are now being revised.


At the time, the president's team would have been putting the final touches to a speech he was due to make the following day at the headquarters of NASA, the US space agency. In it he planned to reset the course of manned spaceflight, sending it back to the Moon and on to Mars, but he could have had something very different to say.


He could have begun by warning the world it was about to be hit by a space rock… The Minor Planet Center in Massachusetts - the clearing house for such observations - posted details on the internet requesting attention from astronomers… 2004 AS1? It turned out to be bigger than anyone had thought - about 500m wide.


It eventually passed the Earth at a distance of about 12 million km.

February 24, 2004
"Astronomers have revealed how they came within minutes of alerting the world to a potential asteroid strike last month," says the BBC News.

"Some scientists believed on 13 January that a 30m object, later designated 2004 AS1, had a one-in-four chance of hitting the planet within 36 hours... before new data finally showed there was no danger... the asteroid had a 25% chance of striking the Earth's Northern Hemisphere in a few days... 2004 AS1... turned out to be bigger than anyone had thought - about 500m wide. It eventually passed the Earth at a distance of about 12 million km."

March 18, 2004
What this article conceals is the fact that this rock was spotted just three days earlier, which reinforces the point that the Rock that Jimi predicted will not be seen in time to do anything about it.



And the article emphasizes that, if 2004 FH had hit,

"it would have simply but spectacularly burned up [in the[ atmosphere."

But another article from MSN.com claims,

"An object of this size, were it to take direct aim, would likely break apart or explode in the atmosphere, astronomers say. The result could cause local damage. An object just slightly larger could survive to the surface and destroy a city."

In other words, the explosion in the sky, just blowing up in the atmosphere, would flatten and burn everything on ground within radius. This dumb article makes it look like we'd all be treated to a fireworks show.

MSN.com goes on to report,

"Astronomers can't say whether the asteroid might encounter Earth in the future as it continues to orbit the sun… Researchers say significant new spending would be required to purposely find and track asteroids smaller than 0.6 miles (1 kilometer).


Asteroid hunters… are not set up to spot all of the smaller objects that inhabit the same general space as Earth. There could be millions. Those that are found involve serendipity… This spring, two recently found comets are expected to become visible to the naked eye for observers around the world."



"As far as flying space rocks go, it's as close an encounter as mankind has ever had," reported CNN. "A 100-foot diameter asteroid will pass within 26,500 miles of Earth on Thursday evening, the closest-ever brush on record by a space rock, NASA astronomers said...  first spied late Monday… the asteroid will pass within the moon's orbit…


The asteroid, 2004 FH… should be visible through binoculars to stargazers… Astronomers found the asteroid late Monday during a routine survey carried out with a pair of telescopes in New Mexico funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration… Astronomers have not ruled out that the asteroid and our planet could meet again sometime in the future."

March 19, 2004
On the same day that media reported the near miss of asteroid 2004 FH, the local newspaper in Rochester printed the article shown on the left...

Notice how the editors mislead us by claiming,

"Amazingly, that chunk of space rock almost went undetected."

But most asteroids that approach Earth go undetected, there is nothing "amazing " about that, it's a fact. What IS detected here is corporate media again lulling the public into a false sense of security.

March 27, 2004
ECTV's Mitch Battros reports,

"I know this is hard to believe, but it's true. Just hours ago, a new razor close asteroid zoomed by Earth. It is known as '2004 FY15'. It was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona and confirmed early by Robert Hutsebaut of Brussels, Belgium.


The object is 25 meters (75 feet) across. Distance was a mere 23,786 km (14,780 miles), or 12,000 miles closer than last week's Asteroid 2004 FH "record close flyby."

March 31, 2004
Asteroid 2004 FU162 comes the closest to Earth of any asteroid yet discovered. The LINEAR survey system in New Mexico tracked it over a 44-minute period and from its brightness estimated its size at around 10 m across

Besides being the closest known brush with Earth, the other unusual aspect of this flyby is that the world astronomical community closed ranks to keep the event secret for the next FIVE MONTHS!


It wasn't until August 23, 2004 that the news was leaked to NewScientist.com, which noted,

"Steven Chesley of NASA.s Jet Propulsion Laboratory calculated that the encounter with the Earth shifted the asteroid's orbit. 'This was an extraordinarily close encounter and so the orbital change was quite extraordinary. 2004 FU162 was deflected by about 20 degrees because of the Earth's gravity. I've never seen anything like that before,' Chesley said."

Obviously the near miss of this rock was kept secret because mogul controlled media doesn't want the public to consider the fact that asteroids can sneak up so close to Earth and not be spotted, or detected by astronomers until it's too late.


But FU162 says "FU" aka "FUCK YOU" to that lie - it's more proof that the Rock that blows us away won't be seen until it's far too late to do anything to stop it.

June 19, 2004
Asteroid 2004 MN4, a quarter-mile wide Rock, is discovered by Roy Tucker, David Tholen and Fabrizio Bernardi of the NASA-funded University of Hawaii Asteroid Survey (UHAS), from Kitt Peak, Arizona. The Rock's path will not be known until Christmas time. Asteroid MN4 is rediscovered from Australia by Gordon Garradd of the Siding Spring Survey, another NASA-funded NEA survey.


Further observations from around the globe over the next several days allowed the Minor Planet Center to confirm the connection to the June discovery, at which point the possibility of impact in 2029 was realized by the automatic SENTRY system of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office. NEODyS, a similar automatic system at the University of Pisa and the University of Valladolid, Spain also detected the impact possibility and provided similar predictions.


The news broke at Christmas time...

September 28, 2004
PBS airs a series called "Origins" which features a section about asteroid impacts. One year ago today Paul Allen's "The Blues" series premièred on PBS and caused fatal meteor impacts in India and New Orleans.


One year later, with another asteroid documentary on PBS, Paul Allen's Space Ship One prepares for tomorrow's launch, world media covers the approach of the giant asteroid Toutatis near Earth. Space.com reports,

"The largest asteroid ever known to pass near Earth is making a close celestial brush with the planet this week… The space rock, named Toutatis, will not hit Earth, despite rumors of possible doom that have circulated the Internet for months. Humanity is very fortunate there won't be an impact, as the asteroid is large enough to cause global devastation."

Toutatis is about 2.9 miles long and 1.5 miles wide (4.6 by 2.4 kilometers). Asteroid Toutatis was discovered in 1989.

On September 29, Toutatis will be within a million miles of Earth, or about four times the distance to the Moon… And while similarly large asteroids have hit the planet in the distant past, none so big have come so close since astronomers have had the means to notice them.


NASA scientists and other asteroid experts have been watching Toutatis for more than a decade, and though its orbit changes slightly with each 4-year trip around the sun, they have a good handle on the path.

"Because of the nature of the orbit, we cannot predict thousands of years into the future for this object," said Alan Harris, a senior research scientist at the Space Science Institute… some rumors have suggested the asteroid's forecasted course might be off by enough to cause a collision with Earth… "The actual path of it has indeed varied a bit from the original calculated," Harris said.


[NOTE: More lies designed to lull us into a false sense of security. Anyone who spends a few hours studying the facts about asteroids quickly learns that their trajectories and orbits shift and alter as a result of many forces in space, like hitting up against other space rocks, and gravitational pull from other celestial objects. NO ONE can say that the path of ANY rock is fixed and stable. Listen, "Mr. Harris" - if the deity designs that this rock should be nudged in our direction, a small meteorite crashing into its surface can at any given minute send the thing directly on course for your head.]

September 29, 2004
At the precise time that Toutatis makes its closest approach to Earth, Paul Allen launches his intended escape vehicle, Space Ship One.


Proles line up the runway to cheer the evil EMPeror, believing his spiel about this spacecraft being designed as a new Greyhound bus for the "common man" - now mom and pop can take Sunday rides into orbit with the kids - thanks to the EMPeror!


This spin is designed to create popular support for Mr. Allen's project because he has to get government approval to launch the craft, so the fact that Space Ship One is to function soley as the EMPeror's personal escape prior to asteroid impact is carefully disguised. That Mr. Allen timed today's launch to coincide with the Toutatis near miss of Earth completely escapes the awareness of the herd.

December 19, 2004
Asteroid 2004 YD5 passes Earth BENEATH the orbits of geostationary satellites, which at 22,300 miles (36,000 kilometers) altitude are the highest manmade objects circling Earth.


Most other satellites, along with the International Space Station, circle the planet at just a few hundred miles up. The Rock, about 16 feet (5 meters) wide, was not spotted until three days later by Stan Hope at the University of Arizona's Spacewatch Project. After the initial detection, other observers noted the rock's position and its path was then calculated back to its closest approach on Dec. 19.


Asteroid 2004 YD5 approached Earth from near the Sun, so it would have been impossible to detect from Earth prior its arrival in the atmosphere. This is the second closest pass of an asteroid ever observed by telescope. The closest involved a rock that flew by last March and was not announced until August.

December 24, 2004
It is mostly Internet news outlets that cover NASA's announcement,

"A recently rediscovered 400-meter Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) named 2004 MN4 is predicted to pass near the Earth on 13 April 2029. The flyby distance is uncertain and an Earth impact cannot yet be ruled out. The odds of impact, presently around 1 in 300, are unusual enough to merit special monitoring by astronomers, but should not be of public concern.


These odds are likely to change on a day-to-day basis as new data are received...


This object is the first to reach a level 2 (out of 10) on the Torino Scale. According to the Torino Scale, a rating of 2 indicates 'a discovery, which may become routine with expanded searches, of an object making a somewhat close but not highly unusual pass near the Earth...


This asteroid should be easily observable throughout the coming months."


[NOTE: NASA bends over backwards to pacify concern here. Multiple phrases in this press release emphasize the foregone conclusion that this asteroid will pass by. NASA is cooking the books regarding the asteroid's path. It's Christmas Eve and the Deity is fed up with these re-calculations because MN4 is Jimi's "Electric Love" Rock and it's headed for Earth. The Deity plans to consummate the trajectory, as soon as "Krismas" is over… ]

December 25, 2004
The Hendrix Rock Prophecy comes true. In mid afternoon on Christmas in America, the first reports come in of a massive Deep Impact tidal wave in the Indian Ocean.


The Deity has tossed a "Christmas Star" from the sky into the sea, causing enough of an earthquake to alter the rotation of the planet. 300,000 people perish in floods of biblical proportions. Astronomer witch doctors, who at this moment are racing to announce more "proof" that asteroid MN4 will not impact Earth, see satellite scenes of the meteor flaming into the Indian Ocean.


Having prepared since 1998 for such an incident, media immediately enacts a plan to persuade us that the resulting tsunami wave was caused by an earthquake alone.


The extent to which the entire media can be mobilized to censor and suppress eye-witness reports of the Christmas Star is the hallmark of our time, a world in which the Orwellian nightmare of total control of us has been achieved by overlord dominators.

"Electric Love penetrates the sky… the Mountain falls in the sea… the Sun refuses to shine..."


But the Deity had the decency to wait until the day after Christmas to begin fulfilling Jimi's prediction.


The Christmas Star that has caused mass suffering around the world is only the first of the Rocks due to impact Earth. The Deity directed the first one into a remote part of the ocean where it was seen by a handful of people, who today try to report the truth of what happened. Our totolitarian media blocks all reports of sightings of the Christmas Star meteor.


Air Force pilots and technicians who monitor space satellites are under the threat of Guantanamo Bay incarceration if they try to tell the truth to anyone. If you believe such scenarios are unlikely, consider the Jan Wong incident, where an entire population is kept unaware of evidence.

December 27, 2004
Space.com reports,

"The giant space rock, named 2004 MN4, was said on Dec. 23 to have an outside shot at hitting the planet on April 13, 2029. The odds climbed as high as 1-in-37, or 2.7 percent, on Monday, Dec. 27.


Researchers had flagged the object as one to monitor very carefully. It was the first asteroid to be ranked 4 on the Torino Scale... the highest warning level ever issued... the 323-day orbit of 2004 MN4 lies mostly within the orbit of Earth.


Scientists cannot say that the asteroid will never hit Earth."

January 11, 2005
"NASA Announces Latest Asteroid Threat to Earth," is the headline at About.com.

"Near-Earth Asteroid 2004 MN4 Reaches Highest Score To Date On Hazard Scale - It may sound like an Urban Legend, but it's not [a legend]… 'unlucky numerical omens' [are] associated with this asteroid. A recently rediscovered 400-meter Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) is predicted to pass near the Earth on 13 April 2029.


The flyby distance is uncertain and an Earth impact cannot yet be ruled out. The odds of impact, initially around 1 in 300, were unusual enough to merit special monitoring by astronomers… As of December 24, 2004, 2004 MN4 is now being tracked very carefully by many astronomers around the world...


New impact monitoring results indicate that the impact probability for April 13, 2029 has risen to about 1.6%, which for an object of this size corresponds to a rating of 4 on the ten-point Torino Scale."

February 4, 2005
"An asteroid expected to fly past Earth in 2029 will be visible to the naked eye," reports Space.com.

"It's a once-in-a-millennium event... There has been no event like this in modern history… The 2029 event will be the closest brush by a good-sized asteroid known to occur. The rock will pass Earth inside the orbits of some satellites. No other asteroid has ever been clearly visible to the unaided eye... scientists said it had the highest odds of hitting Earth ever given to a space rock…


This week, NASA scientists used new observations from the Arecibo Observatory to further pin down the track of 2004 MN4. On April 13, 2029, it will be about 22,600 miles (36,350 kilometers) from Earth's center. That is just below the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, which hover in fixed perches above the planet.

"'Of the 10 known closest asteroid flybys, 2004 MN4 is by far the largest object,' said Steve Chesley of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory… 2004 MN4 is expected to shine like a fast-moving star at magnitude 3.3… easily visible… The 2029 flyby will bend the rock's path and change the circumstances of later close passes to Earth.


Were an asteroid the size of 2004 MN4 to hit Earth, it would cause local devastation and regional damage."


[NOTE: "Flyby will bend the rock's path and change the circumstances" - what's left unsaid is the astronomers can't agree this rock'll pass us by.]

February 14, 2005
Valentine's Day, and just as the U.S. Missile Defense program suffers it's third failed test in a row, and on the anniversary of NASA landing a space craft on the Eros (aka "Love") asteroid in 2001, when Bill Gates was at the Hendrix museum in Seattle to announced that the new Windows, code named "Asteroid" while in development, will now be named "XP", meaning Experience, as in "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" - at this time and day, the world astronomical community is forced to admit that this asteroid,

"will come closer than the orbit of many satellites… close enough for its orbit to be directly affected by the Earth's gravity."

"Friday the 13th, 2029: Giant Asteroid Will Narrowly Miss Earth," claims The Independent newspaper of London, reporting, "A giant asteroid the size of three football pitches will make the closest flyby of Earth in recorded history for an object of its size, scientists said yesterday [Valentine's Day].


It will pass between the Earth and the Moon and will even come closer than the orbit of many telecommunications satellites... due to make its closest approach to Earth… at about 10pm London time on Friday 13 April 2029… It will shine in the sky as a dim, fast-moving star - the first asteroid in modern times to be clearly visible from Earth without the aid of a telescope or binoculars…


It will pass our planet by the relative whisper of 36,000km (22,600 miles) - well within the orbit of geostationary satellites and about a tenth of the distance to the Moon. This is by far the largest of the top 10 closest asteroids recorded by astronomers.


Professor Mark Bailey, director of the Armagh Observatory, said that… it would come close enough for its orbit to be directly affected by the Earth's gravity…

'I think everyone is saying that it's going to miss. It'll pass so close though,' Professor Bailey said. 'It's like being on a train station platform and watching an express train go by three feet away.' he said.

February 19, 2005
And at the website homepage for asteroid MN4, a description of Mountain MN4 climaxes with the conclusion:

"This object has the possibility of impacting the Earth."