Of all the prophecies regarding the end times there are none, in my opinion, that are more accurate than those of the Hopi Indians. I believe that the
ninth, and final, sign may soon be upon us. But first, let's look at the eight signs which have already come to pass:
"This is the First Sign: We are told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana men who took the land
that was not theirs. And men who struck their enemies with thunder."
The first sign is a reference to the pioneers of the Old West and their black powder firearms.
"This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices."
This is no doubt a description of the covered wagons used by early American settlers.
"This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers."
"This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron."
"This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider's web."
The fifth sign could be describing one of two possibilities:
Either one of the above images could be what the fifth sign is referring to.
"This is the Sixth sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun."
This is a foretelling of our highway system, and we have all seen the mirages or "pictures in the sun" created by the hot pavement.
"This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it."
There have been several instances of oil spills and the ecological disasters that followed, however, the Gulf oil spill was monumental, responsible
for the loss of large amounts of wildlife and possibly even human deaths related to the Corexit.
"This is the Eight Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like my people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn their
ways and wisdom."
Here we have a description of the '60s hippie movement or possibly a yet to be seen spiritual movement as our society continues to deteriorate.
This brings us to the ninth, and final, sign of the Hopi prophecies:
"And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great
crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease."
I have often wondered just how and when this final sign would, or could, take place. Some believe that we have already witnessed this final sign when
the U.S. Space Station Skylab fell to Earth. However, with the announcement by NASA this week that the ISS may have to be abandoned, and events taking
place across the globe, could we truly be nearing the dawn of the Fifth World predicted by the Hopi?
"These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands
-- with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make
in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying"