Apparently, Aussie Bloke's prophetical threads have been removed from godlikeproductions (or GLP for short). The rumor mill has it that they
(Elaine and whoever else is responsible for GLP) were being harrassed by some organizations that have names like acronyms (A.B.C., for example, but in
this case the insinuation is NASA or FBI or CIA or all of the above, etc). I am not sure I believe even that, although it is possible since one of
the Aussie Bloke posts contained the name of a real employee of NASA, saying this individual WAS Aussie Bloke, which was really bad form, as not only
was his name revealed, but his email address and his work information at NASA. Of course, if his email addy was accurate and up-to-date, and he
actually reads it, then he probably was flooded by the lunatic fringe demanding answers and proof that he was indeed Aussie Bloke. If the poor guy
had no clue, which he probably didn't, then I imagine he would be rather upset to find his name plastered on some conspiracy board as being the
author of an astronomy based conspiracy that was already being attributed to the suicide/deaths of a family who thought the end really was nigh.
(Not sure I believe that either, as the article didn't pinpoint the source of the information, whether it was Aussie Bloke or some older/other
Aussie Bloke's theory, while convincing in many aspects, is also equally unconvincing. It has some major holes in it. Such as the concept that he
had to hide his identity for fear he would be discovered by the ptb, when in fact, the ptb were the only people who would have the ability to know who
he was in the first place, so the whole "secrecy" of his identity was a ruse to hide his identity from his readers. Had he just admitted that from
the beginning it would've made more sense, as no one would blame him from wanting to keep the lunatic fringe from arriving at his house to harrass
him about the end of the world.
Antipigopolist, also points out some important information: Those asteroids are indeed REAL but their impact points are not impact points at all, as
their trajectories "would put this location well above the Celestial Equator and nowhere near the Earth's South Pole" (read his post above).
To his credit, Aussie Bloke has chosen real NEOs (near earth objects that are potentially hazardous per NASA's own admission. these near earth
objects can be seen on NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab page here neo.jpl.nasa.gov...
) to advance his hoax. The problem is, this could be done by any one of us. Any of us could pick a few NEOs out of a list, choose a date that they
will be known to pass earth, and assign them the task of destroying a major portion of the earth. He might've been taken more seriously as well,
had he not chosen an anonymous board famous for its lunatic fringe and complete anonymity from the other posters but not from the organizations he
claimed to fear in the first place.
Too many holes and possibilities. If anyone has anything to add credibility to his hoax based on the information at NASA's JPL site on NEOs, please
do so as we all would like to see this thing put to rest one way or another.
[Edited on 4-6-2004 by Undomiel]