(Please move to appropriate forum if this isn't the place.)
I wish to make clear before proceeding that the intent of this topic is not to disabuse others of their beliefs. Nor is it to suggest or imply that
people should not engage in consideration or exploration of conspiracy theories, prediction, prophecy, etc. This is, after all, an alternative topics
themed website. It is an open forum wherein any discussion (within the TOS of course) is permitted and encouraged. I am a staunch proponent of freedom
of speech, thought, and belief, including but not limited to religion and the myriad forms of mysticism and/or conspiracy research people variously
engage in. And I engage in my own forms of such as well.
I have long felt that belief in the unknown or un-verifiable is a natural element of the human psyche. The visionary or mystical experience, both
literal and merely in terms of research or theory has long been a part of the human condition, and I feel it is likely something we need on some
level. Even staunch secularists and atheists (usually; I don’t want to paint with too broad a brush) crave family and love, things which they may
pragmatically acknowledge are merely neurological processes in the brain, but which in practice they subjectively desire or even require for
fulfillment regardless. As my signature states, skeptics and believers should not be and in my mind are not adversaries, and I am tolerant of both
states of consciousness and worldviews.
I would also like to stress that it is not my intent to single anyone out or attack anyone for failed prediction threads. As I said, such topics are
allowed and encouraged on ATS, and there is nothing wrong with being mistaken. The only reason these particular topics are being listed is that they
are the ones readily visible to me in my posting history. I have the utmost respect for these topic creators’ beliefs and what I believe are their
good intentions in presenting them to the community here, whether I agree with them or not.
That said, as an open minded but skeptical person, I have learned the benefits of taking things with a grain of salt. That is the topic of this
thread. And toward that end, I have perused my posting history for but a minute handful of failed predictions and prophecies since I became a member
here at ATS several years ago. While I see no harm whatsoever in indulging consideration of such predictions, that what follows are only a tiny, tiny
fraction of countless thousands of failed predictions posted on ATS over the years speaks quite clearly to the wisdom in taking things with a grain of
salt in my opinion. If we know that there is a long history of failed predictions, it behooves us - I feel - to avail ourselves of that freely
available and readily accessible history in order to recognize that not every series of coincidences, seeming synchronicities, and apparent
correlations necessarily add up to an impending event or even any greater meaning at all. To ignore this reality, in my opinion, is to reject ATS’s
credo: Deny Ignorance.
Video Warns: It May Only Be A Matter of Months before the SHTF (Very Important!! Must
This topic consisted of a warning about financial collapse and predicated on the claim that the Federal Reserve charter will expire in
2012. It turned out that there was no expiration date for the Federal Reserve charter, and that its powers will persist until and unless an act of
congress revokes them.
The Final Ultimatum,
This topic dealt with a warning, ostensibly from God, that if by
March 2012 humanity had not begun to find a means of adequately feeding everyone on the planet, we would be “reminded” of this warning via a
“natural but not natural” event of some kind. If by summer of 2012 the requirements were still not met, then “no one” in the world would have
enough to eat. Nothing ever happened, unless you want to count this year’s drought. But that isn’t exactly consistent with what was implied.
ELEnin Dwarf Star Warning
This is a YouTube video describing the general idea behind the ELEnin
craze of 2011. It was widely speculated and predicted that comet Elenin’s name was actually code for an extinction level event (hence the
capitalized ELE people used in its name in conspiracy communities,) and that it was actually a Brown Dwarf star inside the orbit of Mars, which would
wreak havoc on the Earth in various ways. Elenin was a comet, and ended up breaking up as it approached the sun. There were too many topics on ATS to
cover this comprehensively. It was a massive fad here for a while. Here are the three ATS topics I have readily at my disposal:
The D4rk Kn1ght
This topic details the numerous topics relating to ATS user D4rk
Kn1ght, who claimed that a relative imparted knowledge to him of an event which would take place on October 28, 2011. Massive and increasingly bizarre
phenomena and sightings would build up to the prescribed date, which would entail total darkness, psychotronic warfare against the people of Earth, a
false alien invasion, and all sorts of other horrific scenarios. D4rk Kn1ght claimed to have left civilization to live off the grid at high altitude
somewhere, safe from this impending series of events. Needless to say, nothing happened. (I sincerely hope he’s alright.)
For those who believe in the 4D shift. 11.11.11 it begins.,
A November 11, 2011
dimensional shift and mass spiritual awakening was predicted.
Girl Who Predicted Japan Quake Has New Messages,
YouTube user 9Nania predicted massive
cataclysmic events for the fall of 2011.
Apocalpse preacher now saying October 21,
A preacher who had predicted that the
Rapture would occur on May 21, 2011, moves the goal posts to October 21st.
Final Warning to the Great United States. Last Sign CONFIRMED. 1-day left.
Mega-earthquake predicted for the United States on April 22, 2011 based on an ostensible sign from God given via the Dow Jones Industrial Index.
Girl that predicted Japan EQ says California is next on 31 march - get out!!!
Aforementioned 9Nania predicts major earthquake for California on March 31, 2011.
Chaos Will Rain on America from now Through 2012 (Prophecy) Dangerous Times!!
supposed prophet says God has predicted an assassination attempt on President Obama before the end of 2010, and other predictions.
And from just today: 'The EVENT' is upon us. Illuminati Clock Decoded. Binary Sun/Comet
Holmes related to James Holmes
A major event of some kind is predicted for the morning of 9/9/2012 on the basis of a supposed Illuminati
countdown clock on a website and other factors.