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Reality Checking

Are reports of meteors and fireballs on the increase?
If so, does Comet Ison have anything to do with it?
Did Remote Viewer Ed Dames foresee disaster for earth from Ison?

by: Brent Raynes

Brent Raynes

Saturday night, September 28, 2013, at the Lawrenceburg (TN) Fair my wife Joan nudged me and pointed towards the eastern sky where I looked up and saw a bright white fiery “meteor” moving slower than I'm used to seeing meteors move. At first it was at about a 45 degree elevation above the horizon and moved down among some trees, which caused me to loose it around 10 degrees elevation. I feel like we watched it a good 8-10 seconds. Joan told me that she had noticed red or hot pink around the tail part. Shortly afterwards our daughter Chandra joined us and said that she and others had seen it where she was at nearby with our grandson on one of the rides. I found out later that at 6:45 p.m., in Franklin, Tennessee, for about 15-25 seconds, a white fireball with red/orange tail was seen by 3 adults and 2 children. Around about that same time other reports were made in Nashville, Brush Creek, Scottsboro, AL and Cartersville, GA. Seems like there's been a lot of these “meteors” lately. A site that logs these “meteor” sightings from it’s readers is: Here

Noted British author, historian and a long-time ufologist (the author of the recent Lightquest) Andrew Collins just posted this on Facebook (9/29): “Is the recent flurry of fireball meteors crossing our skies the result of the much anticipated Comet ISON passing through the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter? Is it sending asteroid fragments or bolides in the direction of the earth? Some people think so, and since September 22 ISON has been conjunct with Mars, which makes this spate of activity in our skies even more ominous. I don't like scare mongering, but this has to be treated as a matter of debate. What I saw last night was highly unusual indeed, and looked like an illuminated car crossing through the sky at a slow but steady pace. Very strange.”

Comet Ison, described as quite large, has generated a considerable degree of talk and controversy. It is reported that noted Remote Viewer Major Ed Dames described a large body passing close to the sun and seemingly causing massive and deadly solar flares, which he foresaw back in the 1990s. Now he has stated on Coast to Coast and elsewhere (including this website: http://thekillshot.com) that he feels Comet Ison is quite possibly a candidate for that large and deadly space body. It is stated that Comet Ison will be a sun grazer (making a close pass around the sun about the end of November), that comet’s passing close by the sun have been known to cause sun flares, and that Ison will eventually dump quantities of cosmic dust on earth. It’s closest approach to earth will be December 26th, at approximately 39.6 million miles distance.

The online American Meteor Society (www.amsmeteors.org) has been collecting a lot of these “fireball” reports. “Is there a greater frequency of fireballs or is this normal?” Rich Hoffman, MUFON’s State Director of Alabama wonders on his MUFON Facebook site. “Here is a report of some stats showing the increase, but according to the notes, this may be due to availability of their reporting database. Nevertheless, the question still remains: Is there a rationale for the increase, if indeed true? …..Link

Comet Ison has been described by some as “The Comet of the Century,” though Andrew Collins does feel it’s still a bit too soon to be absolutely certain. He noted that it should be visible with the naked eye around Halloween (appropriately enough) and, alas, who knows, as he speculated: “Maybe the Mayans were one year out with their predictions?? Maybe the comet fulfils the return of the Mayan god Bolon Yokote, who was around when the 13 Baktun kicked off in 3114 BC and was said to be returning when the current cycle ended. Just a thought.”

New policy classifies as secret military satellite data on bolides and fireballs

In the meantime, it has been learned by SPACE.com that the U.S. military has recently enacted a new policy decision whereby data/photographs of bolides and fireballs taken from U.S. military satellites will no longer be shared with civilian scientists, as it has for the last 15 years. Such data is now to be classified as secret. “It’s baffling to us why this would suddenly change,” one startled scientist remarked. The data had greatly benefited scientists who studied such data. Some have wondered if the military is trying to “keep something hidden.” One speculation was that the military might be concerned how a nuclear weapon could be disguised or interpreted as a fireball. One of the main objectives of these satellites is in fact the detection of nuclear bomb tests.

New photonic molecules compared to the light sabers of the Star Wars movies!

A joint Harvard and MIT research team, calling themselves the Center for Ultracold Atoms, has revealed that they have produced what they call photonic molecules. “Most of the properties of light we know about originate from the fact that photons are massless, and that they do not interact with each other,” stated Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin, described as the team’s leader. “What we have done is create a special type of medium in which photons interact with each other so strongly that they begin to act as though they have mass, and they bind together to form molecules. This type of photonic bound state has been discussed theoretically for quite a while, but until now it hadn’t been observed.”

What the team has done is pump rubidium atoms into a vacuum chamber and then use lasers to cool down the cloud of atoms to within a few degrees of absolute zero. Using very weak laser pulses, single photons are then fired into the atomic cloud. According to Lukin, the effect is comparable to the lightsabers off of Star Wars. “It’s not an in-apt analogy to compare this to light sabers,” he stated. “When these photons interact with each other, they’re pushing against and deflect each other. The physics of what’s happening in these molecules is similar to what we see in the movies.” “It’s a photonic interaction that’s mediated by the atomic interaction,” Lukin added. It seems that as two photons are fired into the chamber they lose energy to the rubidium atoms and slow down. “That makes these two photons behave like a molecule, and when they exit the medium they’re much more likely to do so together than as single photons.”

As to how it will prove useful in the future, the researchers can only speculate for now. For example, perhaps the creation of complex three-dimensional structures, like crystals, or perhaps the development of advanced quantum computer technology systems. “The handicap, though, has been that photons don’t interact with each other,” Lukin hastens to mention.


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