Meteor hits Greek island

The meteor didn’t cause any damage but people panicked around the region
Meteor hits Greek island

World Bulletin / News Desk

A meteor hit Zakynthos, the third largest Greek island, in the Ionian Sea on Wednesday night.

Eyewitnesses said the sky lit up like day after an explosion and objects which looked like fire balls fell into the sea, according to state-run ANA-MPA news agency.

“Meteor strikes are common in Greece, it is not threatening,” geology Professor Efthimyos Lekkas told an AA correspondent.

The meteor didn’t cause any damage but people panicked around the region.


Mars Went Comet Developing Halo as ISON Passed, Will Mercury go Comet to? Jim McCanney Science Hour


November 12, 2013 … comet ISON develops a second tail AND TURNS BLUE per my prediction (listen to last thursday’s show for that exact statement) … the pic of amateur astronomer michael jagar did not show a copyright notice on the spaceweather web site so is posted here … too bad we have to depend on amateur pics when NASA has all the good equipment (over 60 instruments) focused on ISON but nary a trace of pics or data from those tight fisted clowns … note how comet ISON resembles the asteroid that went comet (pic in the next posting below) … of course spaceweather gives their fairy tale science version of what is causing a double tail (actually a common feature of comets) BUT listen to my show this week for a complete comet ISON update and explanation for why comets can exhibit 2 tails … but what about turning blue ?!?!? is it holding its breath too long ??? or is it due to a more intense electrical discharge as i stated on last week’s show when i made the prediction … changing from green to blue … once again surely NASA has the spectral analysis that would prove that this light is not reflected solar light but is intense luminosity of gases in the comet as its sunward electron current intensifies as it approaches the sun and as ISON begins to interact electrically with the planet mercury … they would also hold the data proving that the light is red shifted as explained in my Plasma Discharge Comet Model (see my eBook COMETS for details where i show comet spectrum with the predicted red shift) … jim mccanney




FOUR COMETS AND A FREAK ERUPTION OF AN ASTEROID (ON STEROIDS) … it is time to wake up early everyone … what i have been talking about for a year NOW IS THE TIME !!! in the early morning sky we have FOUR comets with TWO (comet ISON and comet 2P/Encke) about to encounter the little planet Mercury … at the same time from behind … these are comets visible with small binoculars BUT what you should be looking at also is the planet Mercury … will it go comet ??? oddly enough a small asteroid just went comet … the pics are below from the Hubble space telescope … astronomers cannot explain it but you all know it is my Plasma Discharge Comet Model in action … astronomers admit that the asteroid is too hot to have water on the nucleus (so why do they also not admit that the hot dry rocks of comet nuclei cannot have water either ??? ) and anyway no water was observed … the brightened 6 tails could not have been not due to their standard “an asteroid hit it” because it has 6 tails and what is the chance that 6 asteroids hit it all at the same time ??? zipppoooo … clearly the asteroid went comet and the dust seen is coming INTO the comet (asteroid) … here are the pics 


November 2, 2013 Show


Comet ISON, Mars, Regulus

Taken by Martin Gembec on October 14, 2013 @ near Jablonec n. N., Czech Republic


Today we have clear morning sky and three comets on the sky. I tried to catch comet ISON with Mars and Regulus in one filed of my ED 80 f 400 mm refractor. It is interesting, that comet and Mars are about 100 milion km away, but Regulus is 77 light years and for surprise, there is also dwarf galaxy Leo I about 800 thousand light years away.

Courtesy of DP 10/15/13

Comet ISON – Impending Disaster?

We take a broad look at the many videos of doom about Comet ISON and ask the question “Haven’t we heard this all before?”

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Ohio Meteor Impact Near Serpent Mound, Kills Two Elderly Residents

September 28, 2013

Ohioans were dazzled by a bright flash of blue light in the night sky on September 27, 2013, in southern Ohio around 11:30 p.m., eastern standard time. Could it have been a meteorite or a satellite predicted to crash to earth on Friday?

A fireball reportedly hit near a home in northern Adams County, Ohio, a few miles outside the city of Peebles causing a house fire. Those reports are unconfirmed. The six alarm fire left fireman battling the blaze into the early hours of the morning. It is unknown at this time if the residents made it out safely.

A neighbor said the meteor crossed over the city and hit near the Locust Grove Cemetery just four miles from the Great Serpent Effigy Mound. In recent years, a crop circle appeared overnight in an adjacent field from the Serpent Mound grounds and thousands of years ago it was the sight of a major meteorite that caused a huge crater.

To report a meteor go to the American Meteors Society webpage.

Come back for further updates on this situation.

Update: As of the morning of September 28, 2013, a home outside of Peebles, Ohio, in the Locust Grove area of Adams County burned to the ground last night, the two residents of the home, an elderly couple, Jane and Lyle Lambert, died as a result of smoke inhalation. The fire is believed to be caused from the meteor or pieces of the heated meteor that hit the home. The state fire marshal is investigating the fire.


Editors Note: The original titleWas it a meteor that lit up the sky last night?” was changed to reflect the updated status of the story.

Global Glowing Clouds Coming?

Published on Jun 11, 2013

Earth’s passage through space debris could spark wide NLCs! June 11th, 2013.
Unrelated sidenote: The Radio Sun is at 93sfu. (very low for a maximum cycle)

Four fireballs fall over U.S. in 24 hour period




May 20, 2013 SPACE - In the last 24 hours the AMS has received confirmed reports about 4 unique fireball events all occurring near 4:00 AM UTC time. The most recent event occurred in Arkansas and Missouri on May 19th near 3:37 UTC. At the same time 3:37 UTC 4 witnesses reported a fireball in Arizona. The distance between these two locations would inhibit witnesses from observing the same fireball from both locations. On May 18th two large fireball meteors were also spotted within an hour of each other, one over the central east coast and another in Colorado. -AMS

Meteor with Strange Sounds in Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi – May 18 2013


on 20 May 2013


Initial Meteor Sighting Reports

KY IL AR TN MO MS Meteor 18 MAY 2013

18MAY2013 Tristen Dixon Vilonia, AR 22:45:00 5 seconds Faced east, went from south to north Green/white Very bright white

18MAY2013 Jb Augusta, Arkansas, USA 22:40:00 Aprox 4 sec S-N Bright blue green white flashes Bright as the moon flashes as bright as the sun like lightning Small pieces like sparks Could swear I heard a distant jet like noise which may have been an actual jet but it did directly coincide with the meteor so ????

18MAY2013 Michael Schoelzel Mascoutah, IL, USA 22:40 cst the last 2 seconds start east traveled west, I was lookiing south super brilliant white & Green super bright fragmentation yes, looked like it disintegrated with green fragments as it was breaking 2nd probably most amazing thing I’ve seen, right after last weeks observation, interestingly in the same area of the sky from my point of view, simply breathtaking, something is really not right here, I’ve been fascinated with the sky all my life, but only in recent years, or better yet months have I ever witnessed such wild activity, thank you for the interest, I feel better now having reported it!

18MAY2013 Gerard Randolph Lewisburg, TN USA 10:30-40 Central Time It was not beyond 30 seconds.Fiery E-W Was looking at the sky and saw what appeared to be a falling star, but started getting bigger as it kept moving toward the west. Looked like a huge ball of fire. Fiery looking. Towards the tale of it it was falling off. Really an amazing sight!!!

18MAY2013 Trevor Sales Bowling Green Ky Usa 2230 ish central standard 5 seconds United States no sound large burning fireball white flame trail with green front approximately lunar brightness appeared to be breaking slightly from my perspective approximately similar in size to the footage I saw of the large fireball seen in Russia recently shown on the daily show

18MAY2013 David Edwardsville, il 22:30:00 aprx 4 to 8 seconds. I was not expecting it Just caught it in the corner of my eye and it got my attention I was facing south it moved from n-e to s-w I saw a bright blue green streak with a long tail. it went out before hitting the ground. it was EXTREMELY close at least as bright as a full moon I could see larger lighted pieces falle from the tail area. i think I caught a faint sight of something after light went out. like I said It was CLOSE It was awesome. i am not a star gazer but wish I had my camera.



Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31




May 18, 2013SPACEIt’s 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth, it would probably result in global extinction. Good thing it is just making a flyby. Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its closest pass to Earth on May 31 at 1:59 p.m. PDT. Scientists are not sure where this unusually large space rock, which was discovered 15 years ago, originated from. But the mysterious sooty substance on its surface could indicate it may be the result of a comet that flew too close to the sun, said Amy Mainzer, who tracks near-Earth objects at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. It might also have leaked out of the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, she said. We will know more after the asteroid zips closer to Earth and scientists using the Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif., and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico can get a better look at it. Astronomers at both observatories plan to track it closely from May 30 to June 9, according to a JPL release. At its closest approach the asteroid will still be 3.6 million miles from our planet (about 15 times the distance between the Earth and the moon), but it will be close enough for these powerful radar antennas to see features as small as 12 feet across. “With radar we can transform an object from a point of light into a small world with its own characteristics,” Lance Benner, JPL’s principal investigator for Goldstone radar observations, said in a statement. There is no chance that asteroid 1998 QE2 could collide with Earth this go-around, and its next close approach won’t be until 2119. Still, Mainzer said the size of the asteroid, and its potential for mass destruction, should remind us that there are some scary things flying around in space. –LA Times



Meteor Upates and Near Earth Object 1988 TA, May 9, 2013

Heads-up folks! The sky’s are getting busy, stay safe…

Published on May 9, 2013

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A large meteor exploded in the sky above s. Wyoming on Sunday night….


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TITLE: Large meteor explodes in Wyoming sky

TITLE: Fireball Meteor explodes near Tokyo, Japan

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SOURCE CREDIT: LeAnne Gendreau, Ryan Hanrahan and Amanda Raus, NBC Connecticut
TITLE: Meteorite lands on home in Wolcott, Connecticut

Published on May 9, 2013

Near Earth Object 1988 TA, May 9, 2013

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Near Earth Object, (NEO) 1988 TA…..May 9, 2013




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Signs Of Change, Mid April – May 8, 2013

Wow! Gaia is really wreaking havoc, what’s really incredible is considering the massive flooding, a dam breaking, the large earthquakes and volcanic activity taking place in some of the poorest parts of the world, “relatively” few lives appear to have been lost.

Naturally my prayers go out to all the families have who lost loved ones, but when you take a look at the sheer volume of destruction in some places, IMO the death toll could’ve been considerably higher. For instance, tornado’s in Italy are rare, people there likely haven’t been taught how to take cover and stay safe in tornadic conditions; in addition, there weren’t any sirens to forewarn people in the tornado’s path either.

Earths management team has a good handle on assisting Gaia and her children through the shift with with as little loss of life as possible. Fortunately, we’re a resilient race and can be quite resourceful when faced with crisis, and lucky survivors when confronting danger. There’s no reason for fear, we’re always right where we’re supposed to be…

Also, I think it was in the second video that a helicopter cameraman catches footage of Saturn’s rings from his camera!! Very cool..

Here’s the last three weeks of “Signs of Change”…

Published on May 8, 2013

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The weather all around this planet has gone crazy this week!
Floods, wildfires, dead fish, meteors, record breaking snow storms and so much more has taking place the past week or so. Thanks for watching here and stay safe!

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This video only shows 70% of what has actual taking place this week. For more from this week and others in the furute like my channel on Facebook.
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Published on May 1, 2013

Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 4

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Floods, earthquakes, meteorites crashing into houses and more has taking place the past week or so.
If you think that I’ve missed a few events you’re right. With summer getting close I don’t have the time to do alot of research. I might change this series to every two week soon so I can keep giving you some great videos with lots of info and events. I’ll keep you guys posted on that. Thanks for watching here and stay safe!

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Published on Apr 23, 2013

Signs Of Change, April 2013 Part 3

Powerful eartquakes, sandstorms, major flooding and fireballs falling from the sky has taking place the past week or so..

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Stunning video: Fire ball explodes, lights up Spanish skies

Published on Apr 15, 2013

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Video courtesy: J.M. Madiedo – University of Huelva

A brilliant ball of flame streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid, dazzling stargazers and astronomers alike. The celestial display was so bright it could be seen across the entire country. The eye-popping moment was caught on camera by the Hita Observatory at the University of Huelva at around 11:45pm local time (21:45 GMT). The object struck the atmosphere above the Villamuelas district in the province of Toledo, southwest of Madrid. READ MORE:


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Soft yellow masses found in China after ‘UFO’ sighting

Villager Peng Xianyong of Yongjin says he saw a light speed past the skies. The ground was illuminated for a split second. The thing was mostly green with a bit of red, and had a long tail.

The next day, he woke up to find four yellow objects in his frontyard. He tried poking them with a stick. They were as soft as steamed goose eggs, but did not spread out.

After receiving calls about a UFO sighting, local official Zhang Defu rushed to the scene. Zhang tried to remove the outermost layer, revealing brown stuff inside. The brown stuff turned yellow in a few seconds. He tried to turn some of the brown stuff out from the inside, producing the same results. Zhang says it smelt like the ‘freshness’ of plants.

A meteorite fanatic surnamed Liu says it’s not a meteorite because meteorites would go through very high temperatures caused by friction when it passes through the atmosphere. He suggests sending the samples to the agricultural department to see if they are some sort of fungi.

People in surrounding areas also saw a fireball hitting a paddy field. They tried looking for a meteor, but in vain.

On the 24th, another celestial object was sighted, again with a tail. A Mr Chen snapped a picture and told his wife to come see it too. This thing went from east to west and stayed in the sky for ten minutes.

Can the bright scientific minds of ATS identify these strange objects?

Note: There sure is some strange stuff falling out of the sky lately…


Fireball season cover up, Earth’s magnetic field predictable disturbances, Orbit Answer! April watch

Very informative video with lots of data,  Lance is thorough in his research. As discussed here before, the missing data from NASA on fireballs may point to methane hydrate and hydrogen sulfide expulsion into the atmosphere. Especially in the Siberian Arctic, where since 2008 methane’s literally been  pouring into the atmosphere from a massive field of “fountains” approx. 1000m high. You can search the archives under Earth Changes and Methane Hydrate Release for more on the arctic release in 2008 and more. Once again, for a sobering look at effects from hydrogen sulfide has a growing list of daily incidents and steps you can take around the home to prevent poisonous gasses from building up. is a great resource for atmospheric anomalies appearing in what’s becoming Earth’s “highly charged” atmosphere.

Published on Mar 30, 2013

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The goal of this video is for you to SEE with your own eyes when Earth reaches a specific orbital position yearly that Earth’s magnetic field goes haywire.. year after year during the same periods for the last few years.
Where I have covered this in previous videos months ago, I also had made magnetic field predictions that have hit recently which further proves the reality that something very abnormal is ongoing.
Predicting what Earth’s magnetic field will do months in advance down to the specific day and periods SHOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE, but it has been and is clearly covered here.
Later in the video I share what appears to be an incredible corresponding connection to all this.. which NASA calls “Fireball Season” that matches up to the magnetic field anomalous period.

Is there an outer influence causing all this?
Is the recent so called “fireball season” tied to the what I’ll call the “magnetic field being blasted season”?
Has NASA been telling us everything about “fireball season”?
Is all this normal?
Is something important for us to know being covered up?

What answers or speculation you come up with ultimately from all this is your decision, I’m here to present the information. As always my goal mainly is to stick to the data and not do much speculation.
Yes this video is long but that’s because I’m here to shared tons of information and PROOF that I hope stirs up much emotion and curiosity.
Overall my main goal here is to prove to you that what is going on is NOT NORMAL!
Everything shared here is based upon data which anybody can go and verify!

April watch is on… we’re about to finally get some concluding answers!

Here a link to the GLP post where you can go back and read everything, check out the links, join in the discussion etc:…

Animals have magnetic field sensory and use it for coordination, migration etc.
Here are a couple articles that explain in great detail:……

Magnetic field sites:……

FB forecast image source:…

NICT magnetosphere movie archive (web history)……

NICT live feed terminated due to end of lease on “super computer”:…

NASA “Springtime is FIREBALL SEASON!:”…

American Meteor Society (source of chart used):

Is Phobos a Mined Asteroid? A Sitchinite’s Take on the Hollow Object


On March 25, 2010, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced on their blog that ESA’s study of the mass of Phobos had been accepted for publication in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters. The announcement excerpted startling conclusions of ESA’s findings:  “We conclude that the interior of Phobos likely contains large voids. When applied to various hypotheses bearing on the origin of Phobos, these results are inconsistent with the proposition that Phobos is a captured asteroid.”  (1,2)

Since that time, a number of prominent ancient astronaut blogs have had plenty to say about the findings.  The ESA findings were most recently written about in December of 2012.   For the sake of expediency, I shall focus only on what the late Zecharia Sitchin previously had to say about Phobos, and leave it to the adept reader to search for UFO Digest, Before It’s News, Above Top Secret, Richard C. Hoagland’s Enterprise Mission and sites who most recently covered ESA’s findings.

It should be noted here that Russia also launched a second probe to Phobos on November 9, 2011, but the mission failed to escape Earth orbit and presumably fell to the sea.  Most likely, chatter about the unsuccessful Russian Phobos-Grunt probe renewed interest in the ESA findings during 2012.

To date, internet speculation on Phobos has included:  it’s a gigantic spaceship possibly built as an orbiting station or space observatory;  a generation starship that arrived from another star system and was placed in parking orbit around Mars;  it was being built in Mars orbit for interstellar travel but was never completed;  and, it’s a functional (or non-functional) gargantuan planet-killing space bomb.

As a backyard astronomer and avid reader of Zecharia Sitchin’s books, I would like to propose a new consideration:  Phobos is a previously mined asteroid.

Although Phobos is referred to as a moon of Mars, its actual size is more like one of the larger asteroids located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.  To give an example, the asteroid Gaspara is one of the larger main belt asteroids, coming in at 11km.  Phobos is also 11km.  To give further perspective, Earth’s Moon is 1,737km.  So, Phobos is a moonlet of Mars at best.

Both NASA and the private sector are reported in January 2013 as looking into the capture and ultimately mining of asteroids.  NASA is considering a plan to drag a near-earth asteroid into the moon’s orbit, while the private sector is considering capturing a near-earth asteroid and dragging it into an earth orbit.

But, why would an asteroid be a candidate for mining?

DATELINE:  January 2, 2013 – “NASA mulls plan to drag asteroid into moon’s orbit”


New Scientist reports that, “…NASA is considering a proposal to capture an asteroid and drag it into the moon’s orbit…by the 2020’s.”   The article says that, “Robotically bringing a (7m-wide) asteroid to the moon…would be a more attractive step” to allow further robotic probes, “…and maybe even humans.”  More importantly, New Scientist says, “Such work could help develop ways to use asteroid material for construction or spaceship fuels, making it a stepping stone for human missions to larger asteroids and eventually to Mars.” (3)

DATELINE:  January 25, 2013 – “Asteroid Mining Becoming More Of A Reality”

Kitco News, a precious metals industry service reports that, “…Deep Space Industries (DSI) is working towards making asteroid mining a reality.”  DSI, of McLean, Virginia, “…plans to launch two…space probes named FireFly in 2015.”  DSI is ultimately “…looking for asteroids that are between 100 and 300 meters long.”  The company is quoted as saying, “Our main commercial market, we believe will be propellant…for communication satellites…”  But, they are also looking at other by-products for mining: “There are some asteroids that are high in water, methane and other hydrocarbons…nickel-iron…gold, silver and platinum.”  Regarding the shift in interest to capture and drag an asteroid into orbit, the article states, “Bringing it back to an orbit where it can be more easily accessed is a relatively new idea (as opposed to) setting up an outpost on an asteroid and mining it while it was in (its own) orbit.” (4)

So, what did Sitchin have to say about Phobos?

In his book “Genesis Revisited”, Zecharia Sitchin entirely devotes Chapter 12 to the enigma that is Phobos.  In it, he details the first failed Russian probe to the asteroid (launched July 12, 1988), which was known as Phobos 2.  The probe was equipped with “…highly sophisticated equipment that included two packages of instruments to be placed on the moonlet’s surface.” (5)

The Soviet mission control center announced that communication with the probe was lost on March 28, 1989.  Assisting the Soviets was the European Space Agency, along with French and German scientific institutions.  But none were able to re-establish communication with the probe.  However, the probe’s final pictures were beamed to the control center.


Sitchin continues:  “… reports in the European press (but for some reason not in the U.S. media) spoke of an ‘unidentified object’ that was seen ‘in the final pictures taken by the spaceship,’ which showed an ‘inexplicable’ object or ‘elliptical shadow’ on Mars.”  Without going into further detail, some believe that the probe was taken out of commission by some kind of sentinel protecting Phobos from intruders.  The whole episode has previously received coverage on cable broadcasts.

“It is noteworthy that Phobos, unlike the smaller Deimos, has peculiar features that have led some scientists in the past to suspect that that it was artificially fashioned,” Sitchin says.  “There are peculiar ‘track marks’ that run almost straight and parallel to each other.  The possibility that these…tracks were caused by flowing water or wind has been ruled out…  The tracks seem to lead to or from a crater that covers more than a third of the moonlet’s diameter and whose rim is so perfectly circular that it looks artificial.” (5)

Sitchin speculates:  “Were a natural crater and interior faults artificially carved out by ‘someone’ to create…a shelter, shielding its occupants from the cold and radiation of space?”

Maybe so, but Sitchin’s own interpretation of the cuneiform seals and tablets indicates that the Red Planet was first a base for Alalu and his people and then developed as a “way station” by the Anunnaki to ship Earth’s gold back to the home planet Nibiru.

Following NASA’s and the private sector’s approach on how to establish a base on the Moon, resources for raw construction materials, spaceship fuel and water are paramount and must be available locally. Where would all of these resources be available in concentrated amounts? Contained within the proper asteroid, of course! The proximity of the Main Asteroid Belt, located between Mars and Jupiter provides just such a good hunting ground for resource-rich asteroids.

In Sitchin’s own writings (6,7), he leaves a trail of breadcrumbs which – when considered in tandem with NASA’s and the private sector’s current efforts to capture, drag into orbit and mine asteroids – leaves me to confidently conclude that Phobos was brought to its current location in an effort to mine it for resources used in constructing the Mars way station. It may also, as Sitchin has speculated, have served as a shelter shielding its occupants from the cold and radiation of space. In my opinion, a Mars way station that functioned for thousands of years could not have been efficiently constructed were these resources to have been shipped in from points beyond.

The following includes excerpts from a paper by Sasha Lessin, Ph.D. (8):

Our timeline begins some 500,000 years ago, when King Lahma, the eighth dynastic King on Nibiru confronted environmental disaster. Nibiru was losing atmosphere, needed for climate stability and survival of its people. King Lahma considered nuking the volcanoes and sending miners to nearby asteroids to create an atmospheric barrier and preserve the atmosphere. King Lahma’s scientists suggested that since the asteroid probes had indicated the presence of gold, that the metal could be recovered, reduced to powder and spread into Nibiru’s atmosphere.

It should be noted here that today, the canopies of jet fighters like the F-16 contains fine gold powder, used to deflect the harmful rays of the Sun. Also, scientists investigating a response to climate change have suggested geo-engineering the Earth’s atmosphere with fine metallic dust to induce global cooling, not unlike when volcanoes discharge metric tons particles into the atmosphere and thereby cools the planet. These methods are designed to deflect the rays of the Sun.

King Lahma was deposed (fatally) by Prince Alalu because of his failure to implement a plan to save the planet. Anu, Lahma’s rightful heir, agreed to Alalu’s rule. Anu’s firstborn son, Ea/Enki married Alalu’s daughter Damlina/Ninki to seal the deal. King Alalu then proceeded to address Nibiru’s urgent need to preserve its atmosphere. King Alalu tried nuking the volcanoes, but it wasn’t enough to correct the problem.


Suspected Anunnaki Emplacements near Eridu (Syria)

He sent up a mission to the asteroids to mine for gold, but the rocket crashed leaving no survivors. Anu, now citing his rightful succession to the throne and Alalu’s failures, challenged him to the kingship. In a hand-to-hand match up, Anu emerged victorious and became king.

In an attempt to regain his rule, Alalu stole a rocket and made his way through the asteroid belt to Earth, where he found gold in the (Persian) Gulf. He threatened Nibiru with nukes and said that the fate of Nibiru’s atmosphere was in his hands. Anu’s son Enlil beamed to Alalu to prove there was enough gold there, and Alalu responded with technical data proving his contention. Ea/Enki, as son-in-law to Alalu, was in a position to mediate and asked the governing Council to approve a mission for him to pass through the asteroid belt, visit Earth and obtain gold from its waters in the Gulf. “Let Alalu rule Earth, but for kingship on Nibiru let him wrestle Anu,” he said. Anu also approved of the plan.

When Ea/Enki reached the asteroid belt, he blasted the rocks in his path with water, which was also a part of his on-board propulsion system. But the pilot Anzu warned that the water levels were depleted and the rocket would fail to reach Earth unless more water was added. Water was found on Mars and the mission reached its destination.

Meeting up with Alalu, Ea/Enki built the first settlement, Eridu near the Gulf where gold recovery operations from those waters began in earnest. Ea/Enki also built a flying chariot and with his personal pilot Abgal probed the planet further for other sources of gold. After sending two successive shipments of gold back to Nibiru, it was determined that the Gulf water’s yield was insufficient to address the atmospheric problem. Finally, Ea/Enki found huge veins of gold in Southeast Africa, which was called the Abzu.


Suspected Anunnaki Emplacements adjacent to the Abzu (South Africa)

Enlil then visited Earth and confirmed the massive find of gold in the Abzu, enough to save Nibiru’s atmosphere. With rivalries between Alalu and Anu, and Enki and his brother Enlil continuing to smolder, Anu traveled to Earth at Enlil’s request to draw lots and settle the chain of leadership once and for all. Three lots were drawn: one for rule over Nibiru; another to control the Persian Gulf operations; and another to control operations in the Abzu and sea lanes to the Gulf. Enlil became the Lord of the Command and was based in the Edin (Gulf); Ea/Enki was awarded oversight of the Abzu and of the seas; but Alalu disagreed that Anu should be the ruler of Nibiru, asserting both his command of the Earth and of Nibiru.

So, Anu and Alalu again engaged in a hand-to-hand wrestling contest. Without going into further details, Alalu was exiled to Mars with food and tools along with the pilot Anzu, after “playing dirty” in his contest with Anu. Anzu would tend to Alalu until his death there.

After Anu arrived back on the home planet, he told the Council of ambitious plans to hunt for gold throughout the solar system; there would be continuous freight shuttles between Earth and way stations on the Moon and Mars, as well as on other satellites. From these way stations, the gold would be shipped back to Nibiru.

Sending his daughter Ninmah with a crew of female health officers back to Earth, Anu instructed her to check in on Alalu as they passed Mars on the way in. He further ordered her to give Anzu other crewmembers to construct the first way station. Upon arriving on Mars, Ninmah found Alalu had died and gave 20 crewmembers to Anzu, with orders to construct the way station to accept the shipments of gold bound for Nibiru.

Such a major undertaking could not be done without access to construction materials including metals. And, with a dual mission which included a hunt for gold throughout the solar system, the main belt asteroids become prime candidates to drag into local orbit and mine for these resources. Mars contains traces of water, necessary for life, fuel and perhaps electricity. But on the metal front, the planet is mainly composed of iron oxides and short on other metals. So, asteroids are a likely place to obtain what was needed to develop the way station. Was Phobos mined? Was Deimos also placed in the queue?

While today’s internet blog sites may point to blockbuster sci-fi movies while speculating that Phobos is a starship or planet-killing machine, I am content to point to what I call “The Most Fantastic Story Ever Told” — Zecharia Sitchin’s Earth Chronicles — when I propose for your consideration that Phobos is a mined asteroid. The circumstantial evidence left behind by the Anunnaki speaks for itself.

Update 2nd March 2013

On the evening of 28/2/13, broadcaster Linda Moulton Howe appeared to take a swipe at the proposals put forward in this article on Coast-To-Coast AM (9). Without citing this paper directly, Howe writes in a follow-up article on her website:

“Recently an article came to Earthfiles, along with an illustration of how Phobos is camouflage for a structured interior. Allegedly the information source was someone within the European Space Agency, known as ESA. No one at ESA has confirmed any reality to the illustration and web article…” (10)

She seems to have confused the information provided in this article for some kind of official ESA press release, which it quite evidently isn’t. As a result, she discussed Phobos with Dr. Jay Melosh of Perdue University. He dismissed speculation that Phobos is hollow or an artificial body and, instead, suggested that it is “thoroughly fractured and has a lot of void space in it.” (9)

If Linda Moulton Howe’s point is that the illustration at the top of this article is not properly referenced, then one cannot help but be amused by the irony here: She fails to reference this article in both her C2C interview and her Earthfiles article. The broader irony is Howe’s “mainstream” response to the large voids of Phobos, and Coast’s willingness to allow for such a one-sided debate.


Written by Lee Covino, 9th February 2013 (updated 2/3/13 by Lee Covino and Andy Lloyd

What do you think? Is Phobos a mined asteroid? Do you have your own theory on the hollow object? We want to know! Visit us at our official Facebook page, tweet us @WhoForted, or leave a comment below!


1) ESA Mars Express Blog “Radio science result from 2008 Phobos Flyby now accepted for publication” March 25, 2010

2) Andert, T. P., et al, Precise Mass Determination and the Nature of Phobos, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 37, Issue 9, May 2010

3) Jeff Hecht “NASA mulls plan to drag asteroid into moon’s orbit” 2nd January 2013

4) Alex Létourneau “Asteroid Mining Becoming More Of A Reality” 25th January 2013

5) Zecharia Sitchin “Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge?” Avon Books, 1990

6) Zecharia Sitchin “The Lost Book of Enki” Avon Books, 2002

7) Zecharia Sitchin “The Wars of Gods and Men” Avon Books, 1985

8) Sasha Lessin, Ph.D. “How Face of Alu, First Nibiran on Earth, Became Face on Mars” 15th April 2008

9) Coast-to-Coast with George Noory, interviewing Linda Moulton Howe “Mystery Booms, Bigfoot DNA, & Phobos” 28th February 2013

10) Linda Moulton Howe “Strange Martian Moon Phobos – Could its Dust have Evidence of Life?” Feb 2013


Russian Meteor and the “Hydrogen Sulphide” Fireball Hypothesis

Note: I changed the original title for this video, first because I don’t believe the meteor was a mothership as Azazel8867 states. Second, it has footage showing the UFO intercepting the meteor and most of all, towards the end it shows two “alleged” meteor’s coming in to Russian airspace at the same time. Which also supports the theory that massive amounts of hydrogen sulphide and methane hydrate gases have been accumulating in the upper northern hemisphere around the Arctic circle since at least 2008. The gases have accumulated to such an extent that chemical reactions are beginning to take place in what’s now a highly charged, magnetized and freezing atmosphere. Thus, producing “hail fire” fireballs that are beginning to rain down from the atmosphere. There’s more information on this subject in the archives under the Earth Changes category, listed in the Methane Hydrate release sub-category.

The video also includes footage of radar showing the “alleged” Russian meteor as it first formed in the atmosphere, there are no images of it descending into the atmosphere. It’s difficult to tell because of the editing, but it looks like it shows where the object first appears. Initially it appeared without a tail and then the tail shows up. There’s one thing we can be sure of, the media is covering up the gaseous expulsion event. Even the alternative news community is having problems getting this message out.

The Godlike Productions (GLP) forum has banned two people from the forum trying to share this information, the first was the owner of the website and the second got banned for simply attempting to post a link to the Jumping Jack Flash website. 

Of course, for those of you who don’t know already, GLP has been suspected to be part of the controlled opposition for sometime now.

Published on Feb 17, 2013


this is a 1st person video (per say)…it’s not just about some ufo footage…it’s my theory, my opinion…as if i was talking to you face to face…hence my photos.


Andrew Cooper: Were the recent asteroid flyby and Chelyabinsk meteor strike events linked?

Posted: March 5, 2013

An interesting comment has been placed on the 2012DA14 flyby thread by talkshop regular ‘Scute’ (Andrew Cooper) which investigates the possibility that the Russian Meteor was indeed related to the asteroid. This was dismissed at the time but Scute’s investigation of the orbital dynamics seems to raise doubt about this:


The Chelyabinsk Meteor and a possible link with 2012DA14

I think the idea of the Russian meteor being related to 2012DA14 should be resurrected. I say resurrected because the idea was so roundly slapped down by NASA within hours of the impact and never discussed again. Most of the information below was gleaned from NASA’s own JPL Horizons ephemeris for 2012DA14.

Let me begin by addressing a few myths that seemed to sew it up regarding the lack of any link between the two

Firstly, the direction of approach was not on the night side of the earth but on the day side (2012DA14 flipped under and up round the back only in the last 5 hours) and the radiant was not, as variously described, “the South Pole” or -81 degrees (implied by the above as being -81 to the night side), but at -69 degrees on the sunward side.
Secondly, the radiant had a right ascension of almost exactly 00 hours ,that is, 30 degrees east of the sun (which was at 21 hours 54 min of RA on the day) in the equatorial plane. The Russian (Chebarkul) meteor came in at 13 degrees east of the sun in local horizontal coordinates.

Thirdly, the incoming trajectory of the meteor was not north-south but on an azimuth of 99 degrees i.e. 9 degrees south of east. Since it was sunrise this meant that the meteor came from a direction close to the sun (13 degrees east of it), in other words, coming in over a great circle running down the globe to the south, although a better approximation would be south east, This was possible because the Earth’s axis was tilted back by 12.5 on that date, making a late sunrise for Chebarkul, so watching the sunrise on a somewhat tighter, northern latitude line meant looking along a straight line that soon scribed south eastwards in lower latitudes (rather than curving round the 55 degree North line).

Fourthly, 2012DA14 was not going “too slow” for a related fragment to arrive at 17km/second: its radiant, relative velocity to the Earth before being accelerated was 12600mph. That is 5.6 km/ sec. If you add to that the freefall velocity of 11.2 km/sec (the corollary of escape velocity) you get 16.8 km/sec. Add to that the eastward rotation of the earth at 55degrees north at an Azimuth of 9 degrees south of east (0.2 km/sec) you arrive at precisely 17km/sec. This is the same calculation that Zuluaga and Ferrin (and now, NASA) must have done in reverse for their version of the reconstruction of the trajectory: I calculated the radial speed of their hypothesised orbits at the Earth’s position (r value/ radius from sun=1AU) on the day of impact (but without the Earth’s gravitational influence added) and ended up with 34.8 and 35.2 km/sec for the 2 posited orbits. That amounts to 5 and 5.4 km/sec relative to the Earth, respectively. Adding the freefall velocity and the eastward rotation you get 16.4 and 16.8km/sec. The difference between these posited orbits and the posited 2012DA14 fragment is that they invoke the head-on trajectory solution with little or no curvature as they are pulled into the gravity well. If it’s a bulls-eye hit the curvature is zero. The Zuluaga and Ferrin video shows the meteor coming in from about 3 degrees above the solar plane. The NASA video now shows the same.

I believe there are multiple solutions between head on (3 degree inclination) and an 11.6 degree inclination (11.6 deg being the solar plane analogue to the -69 degree radiant from a geocentric view). These various solutions involve increasing degrees of curvature as the meteor is pulled into the Earth’s gravitational well but curvature in freefall doesn’t make the final velocity any slower. By the way, none of these high curvature scenarios would involve capture in orbit- it’s either impact or escape along a hyperbolic path back out of the well. And high curvature means a 50 degree ‘q angle’ (half way through the turn). It’s the q angle that determines how far round to the north the meteor can curve and still impact rather than miss and escape.

The last myth is that at 55 degrees latitude Cherbarkul is too far North for any fragments to hit. This is not true because from a -69 degree radiant, the ‘equator line’, or tangent line, that 2012DA14 could see from below was shunted upward (from the real equator) on the sunward side by 21 degrees. Due to the vagaries of the trajectory of any purported fragment (see below), it would still require around 55 degrees of hyperbolic turn from that raised equator line onwards, although that describes a track all the way to Chebarkul- atmospheric entry would begin at 50 degrees round. For an idea of the sort of curvature needed for the fragment, I plotted a curve from first principles (subtracting the freefall component of velocity from the baseline, straight velocity of 17km/sec) and came up with a q angle of 50 degrees. For some perspective, the Apollo missions came in on a hyperbolic orbit at 11.2 km/sec and still got 69 degrees round the back of the globe, regardless of rotation and a sedate 1080 mile reentry. Even 2012DA14 curved 30 degrees or more for a q angle of 15 deg and that was under the influence of one tenth the gravity. 50 degrees is probably an upper limit but that is exactly what is required for a 2012DA14 fragment riding along on the radiant angle to turn in hyperbolically and hit Chebarkul at a low trajectory.

One other point, though not classifiable as a myth is that 2012DA14 is being characterised by NASA as a CO or CV type chondrite (carbonaceous with calcium and aluminium inclusions) based on spectral observations whereas they say the Chebarkul meteor is a stony chondrite because the few pieces found so far “are reported to be silicate rich”. This, they say, rules out any link. This may be true but the whole tenor of their delivery is one of running scared and has to be looked at in the light of the following quotes, all within a minute on one video:

[re 2012DA14] “there was no danger of a collisions, NASA assured people”

“… In a one in a million chance that still has NASA scientists shaking their heads”.

“These are rare events and it’s incredible to see them happen on the same day.”

As things stand as of 5th March 2013 , I feel that the evidence presented here is more convincing than some spectral measurements not chiming with a few reported silicate bearing fragments.


The radiant is on the right at 00hours 30M. The purported fragment didn’t have to be on this line , just slightly displaced and parallel to it a few hours back up range at say 80-100,000 miles.

So we now have a completely different, sunward radiant of -69 degrees of declination. In fact, for a fragment travelling 50,000 miles sunward from the track line of 2012DA14 and 16 hours ahead, it would probably come in from nearer to a -66 to -67 degree trajectory before being really hiked round on its hyperbolic orbit (its close encounter-to-impact trajectory). 2012DA14 itself turned in by 2-3 degrees from its side of the track in the last day before starting its 30 degree hyperbolic turn. A -66 or -67 incoming trajectory for the hypothetical fragment means the raised ‘equator line’ was up to 24 degrees higher on the sunward side, reducing the required curvature even further, possibly to 47 degrees before atmospheric entry. Indeed, that sunward fragment track, displaced as it is seemingly arbitrarily, at 50,000 miles over and parallel to 2012DA14 actually allows for 10-12,000 miles or 2 degrees of inward curvature from 03:00 on 14th February, 24 hours up range. This is before being really hiked in from a -66 to -67 degree point at about 22:00 UTC on February 14th, some 5 hours from impact.

You can download the ephemeris for 2012DA14 from JPL horizons website (click ‘web interface’ and enter ‘observer’ ‘geocentric’ and dates from 1st Feb 2013 to 28th Feb 2013 at hourly intervals). I suggest the entire month so as to give a better feel of what’s going on. It’s easy to scroll up and down quickly. It doesn’t show speeds but I got the figure of 12600 mph from a news item and checked it against the orbital speed and inclination of 2012DA14 for the vertical component, then derived the horizontal geocentric component from that. Those vectors do pretty well add up to a 12600mph, 69 degree slope until one or two days out (300k to 600k miles). The JPL video has 2012DA14 at about 13,500 mph at 4 hours out. I apologise for the lack of links, they are currently playing havoc with my formatting. I might do another separate comment with some links.

I have described the trajectory of the hypothetical fragment. Now I need to describe where to look for it in a forensic sense- using astrodynamics software to rerun different scenarios with the meteor exiting from a narrow window around the proposed path. If anyone here has astrodynamics software, please feel free to join in and prove it one way or the other. I have no software so feedback would be welcome.

The best place to look for the fragment is emerging from a window bounded by a geocentric declination of between -59 and -65 degrees and a right ascension of between 22H and 2H 30 minutes. The declination angles of the window aperture are less than the radiant and trajectory angle because the fragment is now cutting up through the angle lines, past the radiant, trying to get level with the earth in the same way that 2012DA14 cut the other way through the angles to come up the back: the radiant becomes irrelevant at this point and that’s why it was totally misleading to talk about a -81 degree radiant.

Also, because the fragment is cutting up through the declination angles, its own trajectory angle cannot be described with declination angles any more- except for a bulls eye geocentric hit. It has to be aiming over the top of the Earth to get a chance of being pulled in hyperbolically over the ‘new’ equator line for a hit. This means that whatever declination angle is chosen for the instantaneous position of the emergence of the fragment through the window, its actual trajectory angle would need to be greater by 3 to 6 degrees or so in order to aim it away from the geocentre to two or three thousand miles out from the equator line, that is, two or three thousand miles from the disc it sees above it and with the same right ascension as the RA of the fragment emerging at the window. This angle cannot be geocentric because it has to look as if it will miss the Earth. Looked at another way, it is a line running parallel to a declination angle that starts 3 to 6 degrees in from the fragment emergence point, measured radially inward. This jiggling of inputs for the fragments own inclination is nevertheless bounded by the upper limit of 69 deg, the true radiant angle. There is also potentially a small amount of leftward (solar plane y axis) component as they emerge round towards the 2H 30 mark because these are trying to pass by the side of the Earth but get caught. I think these, around the 0 to 1H mark (0 to 30 degrees of right ascension) are the best candidates.

That arrival window describes a curved slit sitting somewhere roughly below where the southern tip of New Zealand was at the time of impact. The fragment would be emerging at a trajectory angle of between -65 and -69 degrees of declination (that is, its own path angle as opposed to the box perimeter angles). This needs to be set at 10 hours 20 mins (clock time) up range (about 150k to 170k miles?) so that the fragment would be coming through it at 17:00 UTC on February 14th 2013. Some time not long after that the trajectory angle would start to curve in noticeably on its hyperbolic path.

I extended the window round to 2H 30M because of the angle discrepancy between the radiant and the final trajectory. This was up to 17 degrees when playing with equatorial-to-horizontal coords for Chebarkul (but one-way calcs made this inexact) and only 8.5 degrees using old fashioned cotton stuck to a globe.

Incidentally, using the globe method resulted in a view, looking downrange along the trajectory, identical to the several Youtube videos of 2012DA14 when freeze-framed at 3:20 UTC on 15th February. It was the view from DA14 as the Chebarkul meteor hit- you can see the beginning of the meteor’s ground track over Taiwan before it disappears over the ‘equator line’ at 22 deg north. You can see that its hyperbolic trajectory extends round and down past and almost parallel to you to your right, in other words, the same trajectory but displaced 50k miles to the right. This ‘almost parallel’ track would correspond to the sunward track of the fragment not being quite sunward but with a slight right ascension from that track of a few thousand miles so that the fragment came from further round towards 2H 30 but up and in on the correct line. This allows for the 8.5 degree disparity.

It should be said here that 2012DA14 seems to have corkscrewed itself by between 5 and 12.5 degrees depending on where you make the cutoff between true radiant and local approach. It is apparent in the ephemeris (you can’t see its subtlety in any video or diagram). It may seem to defy physics (not orbiting on a great circle) but I would ascribe it to the slowing down 2012DA14 as its orbit goes from inside track to outside track and its relative prograde motion with respect to the Earth went nearly to zero. It was almost stationary in the prograde vector, sitting at -86 declination and ready to be plucked up along the most convenient longitude line. Because there was some forward motion still, it did get plucked up pretty well opposite but not 180 degrees- the entire pass was 4 or 5 degrees inside one hemisphere, resulting in a 5 to 12.5 degree twist. If this happened to the proposed Chebarkul fragment, it would have skewed in exactly the necessary way to bring it round to this new ‘wrong’ 8.5 degree-off trajectory and heading over Taiwan, China, and into Chebarkul. This is why the search box extends round to 2H 30M. It’s because the fragment oversteps ever so slightly before skewing. For that reason, once you get round to 00H to 2H, the trajectory emerging from the box will have a sideways component to the left (positive RA) ie not radially inward. These candidates will be skewing 8-10 degrees anticlockwise as you look down on them as they rise and will probably do so over the last 80,000 miles. This is how their local ‘radiant’ is skewed round. That’s if DA14 is anything to go by.

The fragment would be travelling at about 13,000 mph through the window but it would be best to plug into the software ephemeris details for 2012DA14 for the speeds from far out so as not to start at an arbitrarily high speed. However, beware of piggy-backing on 2012DA14 data to extrapolate hypothesised fragment data. I have seen, among other things, a rather amusing graph that relied on like-for-like parallel trajectories with earth skimming fragments refusing to bend round under the influence of 10 x the acceleration 2012DA14 was experiencing. That is their ‘proof’ that the fragments can’t make it north of the equator. That was on a respected astronomy blog.

If all goes to plan, you should see all manner of near misses, flying over Asia and Russia, a few direct hits on the Southern Hemisphere in a wide band from New Zealand northwards and a few Northern Hemisphere hits, one of them right on Chebarkul. You’ll have to play with it though, maybe venture a little way outside the window if needs be. The worst that can happen is some very interesting near misses- but I really do think there will be hits. This need for playing around is reflected in the fact that some solutions could imply the need to add 5 or 10,000 miles to the track line displacement further uprange (back down the slope) for a possible 60,000mile or so displacement. You can’t use the 2012DA14 trajectory, displaced and pasted to the other track- it’s bending the wrong way from 24 hours out. Even a mirror image wouldn’t be faithful due to its greater radial displacement.


I will acknowledge that when NASA said that the Chebarkul meteor was not following along the same path as 2012DA14 they were right but only in a highly technical sense. Any fragment passing within a radius of a few thousand miles of the trajectory would not have impacted the other side of the Earth. But when considering the possibility meteor showers, you have to think in terms of millions of miles, even for asteroidal showers such as the Geminids and the Quarantids, because the Earth takes days to travel through them. I think NASA was clutching at straws. You have to look at the bigger picture and besides, the proposition as put forward in this comment isn’t played out on a vast scale in solar system terms.

I propose a fragment riding just 200,000 miles above 2012DA14 (north with respect to the solar plane). Just stating that baldly might understandably invite querying as to why they should be related. However, visualising it scaled down, it would be the equivalent of two tiny pieces of rock on an orbit 54 metres round, mirroring each other’s every move in speed, inclination and eccentricity, all the while staying exactly 2 centimetres apart, one directly above the other. I would consider those two pieces as related, one broken off from the other.

When the 65,000 mph prograde element of the Earth’s orbit is removed we get the geocentric element of relative movement between 2012DA14 (along with its hypothetical fragment) and Earth. Gone is the gentle 10 degree inclination with respect to the Earth’s orbit, with the asteroid climbing gently up a slope and sedately past the night side. It’s turned into a precipitous 69 degree climb, skewing round to vertical as 2012DA14 was apparently dragged up from under the South Pole and slung shot vertically above. That does serve a purpose for geocentric calculations and visualisations but it is as well to remember that it helps to plug mentally into the elongated, gentle slope version from time to time so as to get a good feel for what is really happening to the Asteroid and the purported fragment as they pass Earth.

Once the frame of reference snaps to geocentric you see the fragment rising up ahead of 2012DA14 and slightly to one side and they start to look a little disjointed. But when you snap back to solar system view with them both sailing along, rising up alongside Earth, you see that one is directly above the other: the 50,000 mile displacement is really just a 200,000 mile vertical displacement which, when looking down the -69 degree radiant makes them appear to be 50,000 miles apart. That said, there may be a fraction of further displacement to the outside of the orbit track too to allow for the skewing effect. They only ride on different tracks because of their vertical displacement and those two tracks went either side of the Earth. One was too close and the fragment hit (hypothetically). There’s something telling about that vertical nature of the relationship: the proposed fragment is following the exact same track but directly above. If it had been shifted a few thousand miles long ago, perhaps by a small collision, then previous close encounters, passing beneath the Earth would have widened that gap quite dramatically: 0.01mm/sec^2 differentials in gravitational acceleration add up to 4m/sec over a four day encounter within a million miles. That’s tens of thousands of miles per year. 200,000 miles isn’t as far as it seems.

I doubt if its possible but old sky scans might show up the culprit: at 12 million miles it would be 15 minutes of arc displaced from 2012DA14 when looking straight down the 69 degree track and would be offset at around the ’9 o’clock’ mark. For the 2012 pass at 6 million miles it would have been around one degree offset above at about the 12 o’clock mark.

Happy hunting!


Note: Due to the media cover-up surrounding the global expulsion of methane hydrate and hydrogen sulfide gases; and, especially since the methane is currently concentrated in the Arctic circle situated just north of Russia, I’m still not convinced this fireball came from outer space.


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