Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Why is This Considered "News?"

Liz at Blondesense found a goodie so bizarre I didn't even want to wait until tomorrow to make it a Silly Site. According to an article in Yahoo News (you know, as opposed to Yahoo Tinfoil-Hat-Wacko-of-the-Day), a Frenchman associated with the Exopolitics Institute - so you *heheh* know it's *snort* real! - says a fragment of the comet 73P Schwassman-Wachmann "is highly likely to impact the Earth on or around May 25, 2006. How does he know this? Glad you asked.

Comet Schwassman-Wachmann follows a five-year orbit that crosses the solar system's ecliptic plane. It has followed its five year orbit intact for centuries; but, in 1995, mysteriously fragmented. According to Julien, this is the same year that a crop circle appeared showing the inner solar system with the Earth missing from its orbit. He argues the "Missing Earth" crop circle was a message from higher intelligences warning humanity of the consequences of its destructive nuclear policies. He links this crop circle to May 25, 2006, and identifies the comet Schwassmann-Wachman as the subject of higher intelligence communications.

Emphasis mine, it should go without saying. Here's the crop circle to which he's referring:

Naturally, the folks at that website (click the picture to get there) come up with completely different dates. Nonetheless, I feel like there are just so many retorts and so little time... eenie, meenie - ah, got one. Good job we're travelling to and from England before all this goes down!