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The growing mass hysteria appears to have originated with a self proclaimed “prophet,” Rev. Efrain Rodriguez, who claimed he sent a letter to NASA on Nov. 12, 2010, titled “Letter to the Space Agency… meteor heading toward Puerto Rico.” In the letter, he claimed he had received a message from God that an asteroid that would “soon be seen in the alarm systems of NASA” was approaching. He said the asteroid would hit the ocean near Puerto Rico and cause a massive earthquake and tsunami that would devastate the East Coast of the U.S., Mexico, Central, and South America. Warning against ignoring the message, he instructed NASA to issue an alert “so people can be relocated from the areas that are to be affected.”
originally posted by: UnBreakable
"Internet buzz about a giant meteor that is going to strike our planet in September has become so intense that NASA has been forced to issue a statement publicly denying that it is going to happen."
originally posted by: Pimpish
Why wouldn't they? Perhaps they fear people will do something stupid for no reason? Perhaps they simply want to deny ignorance...