In findings published overnight in science journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, a sample collected during the 1971 Apollo 14 lunar mission was found to contain traces of minerals with a chemical composition common to Earth and very unusual for the moon. The sample was on loan from NASA to Curtin University, where it was […]
The Revelation 12 Sign is an extremely rare and complex astronomical alignment which many believe matches the Biblical prophecy found in Revelation 12:1-2. Later this year, multiple celestial bodies will converge into one area of the sky to literally fulfill the imagery found in the Bible. The most unique portion of the Rev12 Sign is the fact that the king planet (Jupiter) enters into the womb area of the woman (Virgo), does a loop in her womb area and stays there for just over 9 months (the period of a human pregnancy). In addition to this, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars and Venus all take their positions perfectly on September 23, 2017. Together they form a sign which has been found to be completely unique, even after studying more 7000 years in astronomy software. Additionally, on August 21st an extremely rare solar eclipse transverses the United States just 33 days prior to the this sign. The Great American Eclipse occurs in the exact same area of the sky as this sign and as millions of people look to the sky they will be given a short glimpse of the Rev12 Sign as it moves into its final stages of fulfillment.
Many scriptural connections have been found linking this “woman in labor” imagery with the upcoming time of Jacobs Trouble, otherwise known as the Tribulation. This 7 year period of horrible suffering on the earth will likely be preceded by an event known as the Rapture, which can be found in 1 Thes 4:13-18. Revelation 12:5 has been a foundational verse for the pre-tribulation rapture of true believers in Jesus Christ for many years, dating back to the 1800’s or earlier. In Revelation 12, the man-child who is caught-up to heaven prior to being harmed could represent the “Body of Christ”. This possibility has fueled much speculation and deep study, yet to this day this Sign and its potential fulfillment has yet to be even marginally dis proven despite attempts by many of the biggest names in Bible prophecy.
We will find out in time if the excitement surrounding the Rev12 Sign is founded on truth, but the fact remains that the most important decision you will ever make is whether or not you choose to form a relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus himself claimed to be The Way, THE TRUTH and The Life, saying that nobody would enter heaven except through belief to Him. He loved you so much that he willingly suffered and brutally died on a cross for the sins committed by us, so that we would have an opportunity to be saved. Sadly, most people ignore His free gift and live their lives far from God and thus in danger of an eternity separated from the peace and joy of heaven. Please do not be one of the countless souls enduring an eternity of personal remorse for ignoring the warnings of Jesus and the offer of total forgiveness. Please let the amazing implications of this sign and all it could represent spur you on to a point where you realize your need for Jesus and respond to his grace and mercy with urgency, calling to him for the salvation of your soul. The Bible is clear, instead of continually working your way up to God like other religions, what truly matters is confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in your heart that God raised him from the dead. If you do this from a sincere heart with genuine repentance, the Bible assures you that that no matter what happens to you here on earth, in the end YOU WILL BE SAVED.
MATH POWERLAND (aka Matt Boylan) worked as a 1099 contractor to NASA and was “invited” into the Heliocentric Conspiracy to further his work with NASA creating “space realism” drawings so that NASA could perpetuate the Great Lie.
He says he decided not to descend into their world of deception and began speaking out when he was no longer hired by NASA and feared for his life. Here he explains much of his work and also, his ideas of a Flat, plane round Earth.
(Caution: these clips contain foul language):
The Great Moon Hoax, as it has become known, was published in the New York Sun over several days in the summer of 1835. It claimed to describe what the astronomer John Herschel had seen through his telescope from the Cape of Good Hope. It was read and, apparently, believed by tens of thousands of people across the US and Europe.
The New York Sun was a penny newspaper with a circulation of 15,000, and rising. It usually carried local news and human-interest stories alongside fiction, poems and humour. A piece that announced “Great Astronomical Discoveries Lately Made by Sir John Herschel, LL.D. F.R.S. &c. At the Cape of Good Hope [From Supplement to the Edinburgh Journal of Science]” was uncommon but clearly intriguing.
It began by admitting that this was “an unusual addition to our journal” but promised it was worth reading, for there had been
recent discoveries in Astronomy which will build an imperishable monument to the age in which we live, and confer upon the present generation of the human race a proud distinction through all future time.
The first article gave little more away, simply describing Herschel’s telescope. Over the following days, however, the articles included increasingly lavish descriptions of planets, the lunar landscape, “several new specimens of animals” and, ultimately, in the last paragraph of the 6th and final part, the bat-like “Vespertilio-homo”, which appeared “scarcely less lovely than the general representations of angels by the more imaginative schools of painters.”
The articles described animals on the Moon, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers and bat-like winged humanoids (“Vespertilio-homo“) who built temples. There were trees, oceans and beaches. These discoveries were supposedly made with “an immense telescope of an entirely new principle.”
You can read the lot online here. Two things stand out. The first is the sheer length and density of the ornate prose. Second is the fact that there is a good deal of plausible detail.
Those who knew something of scientific matters would be aware that not only was there a Sir John Herschel FRS but also that he was then at the Cape of Good Hope, observing with a large telescope. There was an Edinburgh Journal of Science too, although it had recently folded. Names of real instrument makers, opticians and astronomers were dropped, the optics of the telescope were described with convincing technical language, and what could be more likely than that the inventor consulted the Board of Longitude? (Except that it, too, had shut down.)
There has been much discussion (e.g. here, here, here and here) about the purposes of this elaborate fiction. It has been seen as prefiguring newspaper circulation wars, as demonstrating the gullibility of the public, as early science fiction (along with Edgar Allen Poe, who wrote not dissimilar newspaper pieces), and as a critique of popular science writing.
Poe had published his own Moon hoax in late June 1835, two months before the similar Locke Moon hoax, in the Southern Literary Messenger entitled “Hans Phaall – A Tale,” later republished as “The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall.” The story was reprinted in the New York Transcript on September 2–5, 1835, under the headline “Lunar Discoveries, Extraordinary Aerial Voyage by Baron Hans Pfaall.” Poe described a voyage to the Moon in a hot-air balloon, in which Pfaall lives for five years on the Moon with lunarians and sends back a lunarian to earth. The Poe Moon hoax was less successful because of the satiric and comical tone of the account. Locke was able to upstage Poe and to steal his thunder. In 1846, Poe would write a biographical sketch of Locke as part of his series “The Literati of New York City” which appeared in Godey’s Lady’s Book.
What seems certain is that many did, at least initially, believe these were genuine observations. Harriet Martineau, who was then in America, mentioned the “sensation” surrounding the story, adding “it was some time before many persons, except professors of natural philosophy, thought of doubting its truth”.
The story of life on the moon quickly spread, not only to other New York publications but into other eastern states and then Europe. The New Yorker apparently professed its support for the account; Baptist missionaries reportedly contemplated whether the bat-people might need donations or the teachings of the gospel. The scientific community didn’t immediately declare the Sun’s reporting fraudulent—after all, they had so little information about the moon, no one could unequivocally state that there wasn’t life there.
James Gordon Bennett was another story. Editor of a competing penny paper, the New York Herald, Bennett took to his pages on August 31, immediately after the serial had wrapped, and accused the Sun of perpetuating a hoax upon the public. While the Edinburgh Journal of Science was a real publication, Bennett wrote, it had merged with another two years prior and, effectively, didn’t exist. He pointed his finger specifically at Richard Adams Locke, who had recently arrived at the Sun as editor, and had met Bennett briefly during a criminal trial and expressed an interest in astronomy. Locke had also enjoyed success selling his collected newspaper work in pamphlet form—exactly what the Sun had done with the moon story, moving 60,000 copies in a month.
Locke denied it; the two sparred back and forth in their respective papers. Even after mail arriving from Europe in September confirmed the hoax as fiction, Locke refused to budge. Finally, after leaving the Sun in 1836, Locke began to use “author of the moon hoax” as part of his byline. In 1840, he went into more detail, saying he intended the piece to be satire and a commentary on theologians and Christian pundits like Thomas Dick, a science writer who trumpeted the idea of life on other planets without any scientific basis for doing so.
Surprisingly, readers held no grudge against the Sun. Once the hoax was revealed, most found it to be a fun, clever method of raising awareness—and circulation—of the newspaper, which boasted of 30,000 readers two years later. Even Herschel was initially amused, finding it an innocent bit of comedy.
The only curmudgeon seems to have been Edgar Allan Poe: He accused Locke of stealing his idea; Locke, who died in 1871, never acknowledged Poe as an influence.
The Sun remained in business until 1916, dealing mostly in human interest stories and local New York news (after a series of mergers, it continued publishing under various names until the 1960s). Although there’s no evidence they reported any further on the moon’s inhabitants, they never printed a retraction, either. This seems strange if the story was intended as a hoax as the point a hoax is usually to convince and then confess, revealing the foolishness of readers and the skill of the hoaxer. Yet when the writer was outed by a rival newspaper, he repeatedly denied authorship.