There's a lot on the boards regarding predictions of asteroid impacts and other natural, or unnatural, disasters. 2004 seems like a pivitol year.
I've also been following many of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. One interesting apparition took place in Garabandal Spain. The messages
predict some interesting and scary times for humanity. The following summarizes the key points of the messages.
Sounds somewhat similar to some of the "secular" predictions.
Here's a link to one of the Garabandal sites. www.garabandal.org...
Garabandal Prophecies: The Warning
First, a World-Wide Warning that will happen in the sky...like the collision of two stars that do not fall down... it will frighten all humanity
regardless of where one happens to be at the time... it will be a thousand times worse than earthquakes... like a fire that will not burn our flesh
... it will last a very short time, although to us it will seem to be a very long time ... no one can prevent it from happening ... It will be
recognized as coming from God... it will resemble a punishment ... it is meant to be a purification ... like the revelation of our sins and what we
will feel in our hearts will be worse than sorrow. It will not kill us, if we die it will be caused by the emotion within us. The date was not
revealed only that it will happen before the announcement of the miracle.
Garabandal Prophecies: The Miracle
Second, A miracle is to occur in Garabandal within 12 months after the Warning... It will be on a Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on a feast-day of a martyred
Saint for the Eucharist ...( not a feast-day of Our Lady or Our Lord) ... it will happen in the month of April... between the 7th and the 17th of the
month but not the 7th or the 17th... it will be seen by looking up over the area of the Pines and will be visible from all the surrounding
mountainside which will serve as a "natural" amphitheater. (Note: millions of people could easily fit around the mountain area.)The sick will be
cured...the unbelievers will be converted...
Conchita knows the nature of the great miracle as well as the exact date and she will announce the date eight days before it happens. The means of
communicating the date to the world will be a miracle in itself. It will be able to be filmed, photographed and televised.
Third , a Permanent Sign will remain at Garabandal in memory of the miracle as visible proof of our Blessed Mother's love for all humanity. It will
be a "thing" never before seen upon the earth. It can be photographed by not touched.
Garabandal Prophecies: The Punishment
The Fourth prophecy depends on whether or not mankind has heeded the message of our lady... the vision of this "conditional punishment" brought
terror and tears to the children... If it happens it will be more terrible than anything we can possibly imagine because it will be the result of the
direct intervention of God. It will have nothing to do with wars, revolutions or the hardness of men's hearts. Conchita says, "If the punishment
comes, and I believe it will come, it will come after the promised miracle."