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This is crazy. A poster successfully predicated an Earthquake 5 months ahead

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posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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Just thought I should post about this interesting development.

Many of you probably know of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake (wiki), which took place on May 12th, 2008 and left hundreds of thousands people dead, injured and/or homeless.

On June 29th 2009, a guy posted a hearsay on a earthquake-themed Chinese forum, saying that on November 23rd, 2009 exactly, another earthquake will hit Wenchuan again.

His post is dated June 29th, 2009. This is the screeshot:


This is the link to the original thread, titled "I heard on Nov 23 2009 another earthquake measured at 5.1 will hit Wenchuan again." You can clearly see the thread's date stamp:
tieba.baidu.com...

People at the time naturally called bull# on this. Many were outraged, thinking this person is badmouthing or just being an insensitive brat... And....

In a surprising turn of events, the earthquake did happen as said 17 months earlier. On November 23rd, 2009 a Richter scale 4.8 earthquake hit the earthquake-torn county again, the only inaccuracy is that it is actually measured at 4.8 as oppose to 5.1. Other than that, he or she got the exact date and the location right.

Xinhua news article:
M4.8 earthquake hits Sichuan
news.xinhuanet.com...

This is an exploding story on Chinese net. As of now the original thread reached over 1.1 million views and has gathered well over 26,000 replies. This is crazy and creepy at the same time. Who told him? How did they do that?




edit:
Oops I got the year wrong. Fixed!

(I'm investigating and will hopefully give updates. I believe the chance of it being a deliberate hoax or some kind of conspiracy is much greater than it being a pure coincidence. )

[edit on 24-11-2009 by nighinfinite]




posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 11:46 PM
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If this is genuine, then it's really quite interesting & amazing news! Will go explore further, thanx for giving me something interesting to do this arvo!



posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 11:50 PM
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1 out of 10000000000000000000 isn't "crazy", it's inevitable.



posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 11:51 PM
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Sounds like Chinese government propaganda.
What is the point in posting 2 links in Chinese, and a 3rd link that doesn't work?



posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 11:59 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
1 out of 10000000000000000000 isn't "crazy", it's inevitable.


Dunno about that bro. However a reply like yours is inevitable, that I can be sure of.



Originally posted by stevegmu
Sounds like Chinese government propaganda.
What is the point in posting 2 links in Chinese, and a 3rd link that doesn't work?


To propagate what? Seriously?

I'm just a guy who is as amazed as other 26,000 or more people out there. Just thought this is amazing and should let you know.

One of the links is screenshot of the Chinese forum and one is the link to the thread, so of course they are in Chinese, duh! The 3rd link works for me in the UK.

[edit on 24-11-2009 by nighinfinite]



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 12:02 AM
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that screen shot has two dates on it
A: 2009-6-28 22:21
B: 2009-6-29 04:36

I ask which one of those dates is 17 months ahead of 2009-11-23 ?



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 12:06 AM
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reply to post by EvilBat
 


Fixed. My bad

[edit on 24-11-2009 by nighinfinite]



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 11:56 AM
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UPDATE:
A lot of interesting stuff emerged. I may make a new thread with those findings.

[edit on 24-11-2009 by nighinfinite]



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by nighinfinite
UPDATE:
A lot of interesting stuff emerged. I may make a new thread with those findings.

[edit on 24-11-2009 by nighinfinite]


Why? Whats wrong with this current thread? Do we REALLY need more threads dealing with the same lucky guess ( or obvious fakery on the part of the Chinese forum creator ) about an earthquake?

Is this thread not riveting enough for you? Give the damned "interesting stuff" in here and maybe this thread will get "interesting".

Dorian Soran



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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Plus as has been said many times...4's and 5's are a very common thing these days...they happen quite often

-Kyo



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by nighinfinite
UPDATE:
A lot of interesting stuff emerged. I may make a new thread with those findings.

[edit on 24-11-2009 by nighinfinite]


I just reread my post and it was not worded very nicely. It was not my intent but it came out that way, so - EDIT - sorry

Why not post the "stuff" in this thread please? This darned topic wont let me edit my response above so - I have fixed it here.

Dorian Soran



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 12:17 PM
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Star for you Dorian for being man enough to apologize!



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