Have you finally written Comet Lee C/1999 off? Do you believe
that it was a trumped-up non-event? What youíre about to learn may
change that. It may worry you. It may worry you a lot.
This article examines the facts presented in the most popular article
ever published on TMG: Solar Eclipse as Seen From Turkey, Thereís a
Surprise You wonít Believe! by Marshall Masters, Former CNN
Field Producer, Science and Technology Features.
(watch it below)
As I viewed this movie for the first few times there were a
few things that immediately struck me. I am, as always, more
than happy to leave the conclusions up to you. I greatly
appreciate Marshallís efforts and his expertise on this
film. He is nothing but a gentleman and an intelligent one,
interested in the same truth that we are seeking.
1) In the first few
seconds of the film, watch as the ring of the visible
sun disappears behind the moon. When it is almost gone
and barely visible, the small portion of the ring left,
smears and moves toward the top of the frame. In many
previous images, that NASA provides the public of
comets and other objects, the frame is inverted or
turned inside out if you will. Iím unsure of exactly why
this is done, but my suspicions are that it is to
confuse the layman as to direction and keep them from
drawing any conclusions of relationship between two or
more objects. This practice was seen over and over in
the observance of Hale Bopp. One time the body
was aligned one way in the frame and then another time
aligned another way. Very confusing. Of course the
answer to this confronting question will be that
"telescopes invert images". Well of course they do,
however, all astronomers - even amateurs as myself
knowing this can easily align them properly for the lay
public prior to their exhibition. Other images of the
eclipse that I have viewed clearly show the solar disk
disappearing behind the moon in the lower left hand
quadrant, where it actually occurred visually.
Please excuse me for being long winded about this, but
the point here is that if this is true, the
camera appears to move to the upper left when moved.
Again, this is merely my opinion and could very well be
wrong. The importance of this matter is that - in this
direction - lies our friend Comet Lee.
2) In my opinion, as a lay person, the film
appears to be edited, cut if you will after the sun is
completely blotted out. The film does not appear to
return after several key elements occur as point out by
Marshall above. When it returns the corona
suddenly cuts on to whatís called the *Diamond Ring*, in
one frame - these frames are as many as thirty frames a
second and clicking thru each frame reveals that
compared to other movies of the eclipse, it has been cut
into the middle of the eclipse. Again the Diamond Ring
is in the wrong visual position.
3) In the middle of the sequence, there appears
several objects. The object that caught my attention
more than any other, is referred to as object *C*
above. You can clearly see a center brightness or spot,
surrounded by a "cloud of haze". The center appears to
be in a very familiar shape. This shape is what I refer
to as the *horseshoe* and was seen in Hale Bopp
as it passed perihelion. It almost appears as a quarter
moon shape, or golf club head shape. The foggy cloud
also appears to sweep back toward the other objects - *A*
Now just a few questions to
Is this the comet? It
appears to be in the correct position and the construct
suggests a comet indeed.
Is there more film of
these objects, that we could take a look at?
I really doubt that we
will ever see the rest of this film. So we are once
again left to ourselves to come to our own conclusions.
What was the person told
that edited this piece of film? Was he/she told
It mustíve needed to be up in
a hurry as this was a NASA feed. But of course
absolutely still possible to be done. I wonder if the editor
was told nothing, as to keep the info in the inner circle.
Again, just conjecture - you decide.
If this is a comet, then what are these objects in its
apparent tail? To be honest, I personally am not a follower
of Nostradamus, and have not followed his writings.
But considering the previous piece by Colonel James Ervin,
when I saw these images and identified what I believe to be
a comet, and at least two accompanying objects in the tail,
I got goose bumps real quick. I suppose the argument could
be that I am seeing something that I want to see. But
believe me, I do not want to see this or believe him. Take a
good look yourself and let us know what your opinion is. I
Meanwhile weíll wait for more criticism from our friend at
JPL, yet we will continue to ask for access to the
data and images. We will likely not get it. We will not make
predictions as we have been accused of doing. We will not
claim aliens in the tail of the comet, as we have
been accused of saying. We will not kill ourselves or compel
anyone else to, as we have been said to be associated with.
We will wait for the truth. And we will invite Mr. Morris to
an open dialogue if he so desires. We have no hard feelings
toward him or any other individual.
But how long can the people of the world be told they are
ignorant, that they are unable to understand?
Gary G. Goodwin
I received this email from a fellow that provided me with
obvious legitimate credentials identifying him as a
professional videographer. He asked that I not use his name.
Those associated with film would likely recognize this
In a message dated 8/16/1999 7:00:29 AM Pacific Daylight
O.K. can use. But I reworked it a bit. I had forgotten
about one other possibility. I am an Independent
Producer / Director, my latest documentary on a famous
artist. Rather not have you print my name. Youíre
obviously being watched.
I can only tell you, as a professional Videomaker that
clearly something is not right with the sequencing of
the imagery; after the moon completely overtakes the
sun, and we then see the objects, we then get what we
call a "jump cut" to the return image of the eclipse,
where the moon is just encompassing the sun again
(except with a much brighter end glow). Get it?
Twice in a row. This was edited. Unless two things.. 1.
The cameraman yanked out (or electronically subtracted)
a few neutral density filters he was using for the
occasion, to get better exposure on objects, which MIGHT
account for the sudden change and a certain backlash of
light (causing a repeat effect). But I donít think so
because it was too dramatic a change and the first shot
seemed to secure a total block for light to splash back.
Strangely, when I called up the video, and at the last
frame of the eclipse before objects were seen, I took a
crayon pencil and outlined the arc on my screen and then
advanced to the eclipse arc after the objects and found
a good BUT NOT PERFECT match. Comments anyone?
The other possibility is that the station cut between
two cameras, and the other camera was at some far away
point from the first possibly accounting for the repeat.
But I donít think so either. How far away would you have
to be to account for roughly two seconds of delay?
About Object C: the supposed Comet. It
bothers me its distinct image last only one frame. A
flash of light escaping the eclipse gave it luminance???
Was there "missing time" (no because the other objects
didnít skip a beat) or graphic manipulation (easy to do
these days), but they would have required time to
exercise manipulation being that it was live (First of
all today "Live" can mean a thirty second delay. They
could possibly have a channel they could cut to in a
hurry on the board, or no one noticed it at the time but
if millenniumís tape was obtained after the broadcast
Iíd be suspicious).
Also the most frightening of it all is how
Object Ais NOT A DOUBLED IMAGE because of a
motion pan (Trailing). The object holds together
throughout the pans right and left indicating to me that
if this IS an object, it is elongated and bigger than
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At TMG, we continually
marvel at the huge popularity of this story. After the article was first
published, scores of Nostradamus web sites disappeared, and many
posted notes of disappointment in Nostradamus claiming that his
prophecy had been a bogus one after all.
Yet, despite the waning interest of the Nostradamus community,
this article has consistently ranked in the top five TMG stories each
month in terms of page views since it was first published in August
1999. Consequently, weíve been asking ourselves why does this article
have legs? Why wonít it die.
That answer has finally come from Clarence Gregory.
What Clarence tells us is that Nostradamus prophesied a sign -
not an event. Those who turned their head with bitter disappointment
were looking for an event, which is sad, because Clarence shows
us how the Eclipse of 1999 could very well have been the fulfillment of
prophecy because Nostradamus prophesized a sign!
This summer, Clarence Gregoryís forthcoming definitive book on
Nostradamus will hit the bookstore shelves. (It will be a thick one so
bring stock up on lamp oil.) A few members of MCORE have had the
opportunity to preview a few chapters and feel that his historical
method of analysis of
the writings of Nostradamus will firmly
establish him as a leader in his field. After you read this article,
youíll know why.
In a recent conversation with Marshall Masters, I was intrigued
by his sighting of a comet he called "Object B" during the
Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999, and that there has been an
extensive effort to discredit that sighting.
It is widely accepted by prophecy scholars that the works of
Nostradamus are coded some way. Many of these scholars assert that
his quatrains are written in mixed order so as to further disguise his
Perhaps this why many secretly wish to discredit the "Object B"
sightings are doing so because in fact "Object B" represents the
fulfillment of quatrain 10:72 as prophesied by Nostradamus. But,
in their haste to discredit Marshallís discovery of "Object B" they
often misused or misinterpreted
the writings of Nostradamus.
The Key to
I would like to point out that my work up to this point has concentrated
purely on correlating the quatrains in their proper order to known
historical fact. I have spent very little time in attempting to predict
the future due to the inability to document the unknown. I claim the
title of interpreter, not prophet, but I can fill you in on the possible
outcomes of these quatrains in relationship to other quatrains that
follow in numerical sequence. In my studies I have come to accept two
rarely gives all the facts within one quatrain. He usually adds
detail with quatrains that follow the original, and any quatrain
that refers to a date, usually denotes that quatrain as the
beginning of a thought that will be added to later.
rarely discusses an event as such, but rather, alludes to the
outcome of the event. This makes it very difficult to identify until
all of the facts are in. The process can take years and this is why
I believe that several quatrains that follow the 1999 eclipse
quatrain, in numerical order may add to the original thought, and
deserve further attention
The historical timeline
method of analyzing the prophecies of Nostradamus, which I will
present in detail in my forthcoming book on Nostradamus, reveals a clear
and consistent pattern in how the quatrains are organized.
The basic thought needed here is to understand that the quatrains follow
a timeline based on the quatrain numbers only, regardless of the Century
or Book that they were contained. If this timeline is utilized, then any
quatrain from 67 on, (regardless of Century), refers to the present and
future as the numerical system advances.
Other observable aspects of his works further support this timeline
methodology, by demonstrating that Nostradamus was also
consistent in several other aspects to include:
The fact that Nostradamus
used codes is thoroughly understandable, given that he wrote his
prophecies at the height of The Spanish Inquisition. During that
time, heretics were routinely tortured to death or burned at the stake.
Nostradamus did not want his labors to be missed by even the
feeble-minded. For this reason, he repeats most messages twice in the
form of obtuse and acute observation. He does this by preceding each era
by a prelude that basically tells the reader what to expect in the
coming era and then gives a more precise observation that combined with
the subject matter in the prelude paints a very clear picture.
For example, the history up to the time of the Cold war consists of five
eras or chapters, each preceded by a prelude. This takes up most of the
quatrains, (618), and leaves us approximately 368 to come to the
present, (1/66), and beyond.
Nostradamus primarily about France, Italy,
Napoleon and the church, these accounting for the subject matter of
54% of the 447 quatrains I was able to interpret. The overall
distribution of topics by subject matter area, is as follows:
Opinion of the writer
As you can see the first four topics listed account for over half the
subject matter of the work and this is to be expected, as the man was a
Catholic, Frenchman who spent many years in Italy. The remainder
of the topics is brought up as needed but its clear they are the minor
characters in the scheme of French History. As the reader goes through
the work this will be made clearer through the obvious laments that the
writer makes for his precious France. He exhibits national pride two
hundred years before it was invented.
I would like to present the reader with a code by which to decipher
Nostradamusí choice of planetary names and their meanings. Many
times, particularly, in the Twentieth Century these are parts of an
Astrological dating system and this makes sense. Given the changes in
the standard Gregorian Calendar over the Jovian Calendar,
this would provide a foolproof method of dating that would last the
The majority of the time, however, the names merely apply to a
particular country or complex situation such as war or having to give up
the spoils of war as examples of the latter. The following table will
assist the reader in interpreting the quatrains:
The Spoils of war
The righteous cause
Napoleon or The Pope
*Most of these terms are
clarified in quatrain #5/24.
Why the August
1999 Eclipse was Widely Misinterpreted
During my conversation with Marshall, he mentioned that he felt it was a
disappointment for many, that this sighting of Object B during
the Solar Eclipse did not match with
quatrain 10:72, also known as the
"1999, seventh month quatrain."
The year 1999 and seven months
From the skies will come the great king of terror
To raise again the great King of the Jacquarie
Before and after Mars to reign by happiness
He also expressed the
opinion that he was delighted to be wrong. At that point, I knew I had
to break his bubble. The fault in Marshallís reasoning, like that of so
many others was that he chooses to take a literal stance in the
interpretation of 10:72.
This misinterpretation was common because folk literally took the words,
"Sept month", to refer to the either the months July or September.
Please keep in mind that that in later quatrains, when Nostradamus
chooses to name any month, he does so directly.
Furthermore, by marking this date concerning a, "king of terror",
Nostradamus chooses to name the seventh month without naming it
directly. This leads me to believe that he was referring to an
astrological month, as it is well documented that he was an active
practitioner of the art.
The seventh month of the Zodiac, of the calendar year 1999 is Leo, July
23 to August 22. This places the Solar Eclipse and subsequent sighting
right in the middle of the prescribed time period.
My attention was also drawn to this quatrain, with its unique date,
during the August eclipse, but I had dismissed it as light hearted. This
was due to my considering a Solar Eclipse to be of insufficient
significance to warrant an interpretation of such far reaching
possibilities. This all changed with Marshallís news of the
presence of a comet (Comet Lee or "Object B") during the
Solar Eclipses have been noted and predicted for centuries, but how
often have the observers been treated to the unexpected appearance of
comets during these events?
The presence of Comet Lee or Object B does indeed, present us
with a unique situation. Its presence, along with the above correlation
of the date, compels me to elaborate on why I feel this event may well
be of extreme importance.
Resulting from Comet Lee
As I stated earlier, no single quatrain describes an event accurately
and very few events are described as they accrued, but rather, by their
effects on European society. Considering all things, including the
future in historical context, we realize that even, "kings of terror",
donít come about by adding water. The process of considering future
events involves, unfortunately , a lot of time spent waiting.
All of this having been said, I would like to list four quatrains that I
fall within the proper timeline and may be related to the 10:72
quatrain. My hopes are that they will provide us with a more
accurate picture of what we should be looking for. The future is not
something I claim to be able to predict. I only offer possible
The first of these quatrains would be
number 70 in book 2.The dart from the
sky will make its excursions
Death in speaking,
The stone in the tree,
the fierce people surrendered Noisy human monster,
purged by expiation
Letís compare this to the
1999 quatrain, the 72nd of book 10.
The year 1999 and
From the skies will come the great king of terror
To raise again the great King of the Jacquarie
Before and after Mars to reign by happiness
There appears to be a
correlation between the two in the sense that the object is now refereed
to as a dart in quatrain 2/70. The stone in the tree could refer
to the tree of Israel as some have suggested and that would match with
the King of the Jacquarie, which I believe to be of Jacobite
origin. This would certainly match with the tree of Israel, as many in
Europe believe the Jacobites carry the bloodline of Christ. (This
however, is a topic for another website.)
Furthermore, this quatrain provides us with the possible fate of this
king. All in all, this quatrain coupling deserves further study. The
next two quatrains that may be considered are numbers 91 in books
The Gods will make
an appearance to humans
That they will be the authors of a great conflict
Before the heavens seen serine swords and lance
That toward the left hand will be greater afflicted
The sun rising, one will see a great fire
Noise and light tending toward the north
Within the round death and one will hear cries
By sword fire hunger death awaits them
These two quatrains when
juxtapositioned with the 1999 quatrain describe a war of celestial
origins, which most of us would take as the last Biblical war. Again, if
Israel were involved, it is wholly possible. The second of these
quatrains refers to a war that is already happening. This isnít too hard
to identify because at the time of the Solar Eclipse, Russia was
committing troops in earnest to its Chechen area. This area, by the way,
would lie directly north of the path of the eclipse of August 1999.
An ardent flame in
the sky will be seen
Near the end and beginning of the Rhone
Famine sword too late help provided
Persia turns to invade Macedonia
The ardent flame is pretty
easy to connect, as well as the path of the eclipse, as it passed over
the Rhone. Famine is a common enough occurrence lately. What is
of concur here, is the advent of a war that has yet to occur. Any
student of European History, however, can tell you that future war in
the mentioned area are more probable than not.
A lot of speculation has gone into the possible physical effect of this
comet on our planet. For me the jury is still out.
My current concern is that this sighting of a comet along with a
Solar Eclipse, could well be taken as a sign of rapidly escalating
events to come. As far fetched as this may sound, it brings up the
notion of a chain of events dictated by a history of humanity, as seen
by Nostradamus, and not at all dependent on the physical effects
of other astral bodies.
All of this I propose not as predetermined fact, but as a possible
future relating to the sighting of a comet during the Solar Eclipse
of August 11, 1999. I do this in the hopes that others with
knowledge to add will do so.