Originally posted by muse1111
reply to post by Julie Washington
I am more inclined to believe the above will cause the predicted 3 days of darkness. There is a spiral galaxy, Messier 108, in Ursa Major (translates
to Greater Bear) that has a mass 125 billion times the Sun. There is a supermassive black hole at the center that is 24 million times the Sun.
It is plausible that an alignment could block the Sun reaching our planet causing darkness.
edit on 12-1-2012 by muse1111 because: Ursa Major
translation to Greater Bear
Yes, this is an interesting prophecy. Here is the entire quote:
According to a vision received by Johann Friede (1204-1257), an Austrian monk of the Order of St. John, several extraordinary phenomena will give
warning that the present order of civilization is about to end:
"When the great time will come, in which mankind will face its last, hard trial, it will be foreshadowed by striking changes in nature; the alteration
between cold and heat will become more intensive, storms will have more catastrophic effects, earthquakes will destroy greater regions and the seas
will overflow many lowlands.
Not all of it will be the result of natural causes, but man will penetrate into the bowels of the earth and will reach into the clouds, gambling with
its own existence. Before the powers of destruction will succeed in their design, the universe will be thrown into disorder, and the age of iron will
plunge into nothingness.
When the nights will be filled with more intensive cold and the day with heat, a new life will begin in nature. The heat means radiation from the
earth, the cold the waning light of the sun. Only a few more years and you will become aware that sunlight has become perceptibly weaker. When even
your artificial light will cease to give service, the great event of the firmament will be near.
"The nebula of the Greater Bear will arrive in the vicinity of earth... and will fill the space of five hundred suns at the horizon. It will more and
more cover up the light of the sun until the days will be like nights at full moon.
The illumination will not come from the moon, but from Orion, which constellation, by the light of Jupiter, will send forth its rays on the
Greater Bear and will dissolve its nebula with the force of light.
"By this time mankind will be stricken with terror. Birds will be like reptiles and will not use their wings. Animals of the ground, in fear and
alarm, will raise such a clamor that it will make human hearts tremble. Men will flee their abodes in order not to see the weird occurrence.
Finally, complete darkness will set in and last for three days and three nights.
"During this time, men, deprived of the power of light, will fall into a slumber-like sleep from which many will not awaken, especially those who have
no spark of spiritual life. When the sun will again rise and emerge, earth will be covered with a blanket of ashes like snow in winter, except that
the ashes will have the color of sulfur. Damp fog will ascend from the ground, illuminated by igneous gases.
"Of mankind there will be more dead than there have been casualties in all wars. In the abodes of the children of light, the Book of Revelations will
be read, and in the palaces of the Church they will await the arrival of the great comet.
On the seventh day after the return of light, earth will have absorbed the ashes and formed such a fertility as has not been experienced ever before.
The survivors will proclaim his ancient doctrine in peace and will institute the millennium, announced by the Messiah in the light of true brotherly
and sisterly love for the glory of the Creator and for the blessedness of all mankind."
Thanks for the Wiki link, because I've been searching for a Nebula in the Big Dipper and couldn't find one to put any credence to the prophecy. Not
that it makes the prophecy a true prediction. But the fact that there was someone who predicted a nebula in the constellation in the 1200's is
I'm going to add something interesting in the next post.
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