I clicked on the link for prophesy-seeker, which was within the post
Dr. Grant Gartrell (Aussie Bloke) steps forward, on survive planetX board
below is an update, posted on prophesy-seekers;
A June 05 2004 letter from Australian astronomer Dr.
Gartrell. Below. Barb
I received your phone message when I returned home from a week away
caving, to find my email inbox bursting at the seams and my
telephone answering machine overflowing. I have prepared the
following response to a situation I knew nothing about until I heard
your message a few hours ago. I appreciate the call.
"Several people have recently contacted me, and thus have drawn my
attention to claims being made in my name concerning the prediction
of imminent cataclysmic cometary impacts.
Please be advised that I have no knowledge of the identity of the
person "Aussie Bloke" who claims to be me.
I am very displeased to be caught up in a hoax in this way, and
while I do not regard myself as a vindictive person, I do not think
that I would be too upset at this moment if a small "personal sized"
heavenly body fell out of the sky and flattened "Aussie Bloke", or
at least knocked some integrity into him.
I am one of the authors of an article on meteors which appeared in
the Australian Journal of Physics in 1975, but, although still
interested in it, have not worked actively in that field much since
that time. I am currently a berry grower with a serious interest in
cave exploration, cave science and cave tourism development and
management, as well as the landcare movement and the promotion of
sustainable agriculture and horticulture.
There are a number of claims made by "Aussie Bloke" in his hi-
jacking of my persona that are plainly incorrect and make it quite
clear that he does not know me as well as he would like others to
I would like to state categorically that while I have no doubt that
over geologically significant periods of time there have been
significant impacts on earth by space debris, and that there is no
reason to suppose that similar events will not occur from time to
time in the future, I have no knowledge whatsoever of any such
immediate or imminent threat, or any related conspiracy. I have
never even met Chicken Little, and I have already started planning
travel arrangements for conferences I expect to attend in several
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