3.7 – ALIENS, PLAGUES, & EPIDEMICS (9.8.11)

METEOR VECTORS [8e]

September 15, 2007. Residents of Carancas, Peru, watch in fascination as a gigantic fireball streaks across the sky. There is a loud explosion…and a crash that shakes the ground violently. Something large and mysterious has fallen to Earth, causing a crater that scatters debris for nearly a mile in every direction. Fascination turns to fear when, just a few days later, hundreds of people become strangely and violently ill.

“An extraterrestrial fireball impacted the ground near Carancas in Peru. This impact sickened a great many people in that area.”

Chris Pittman (UFO Investigator / Historian)

“That was never explained by authorities who couldn’t really have an answer for why a meteorite strike would cause all these people to get sick. Meteorites are thought to very be clean and without bacteria or noxious gases.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Does this event suggest that microbes and other living organisms not of this earth exists somewhere in the Universe.

“It would be narrow-minded to accept that all our trillions of bacteria and viruses are so unique to take to her everywhere and every part of this world, that they wouldn’t occur in other planets or other systems around the Universe.”

– Jeffrey Galpin, MD
(Internist, Infectious Disease Specialist)

The Stardust Mission. 2006. A NASA spacecraft plunges through the tail of comet 81P-Wild…collecting comet particles on blocks of a sticky material called aerogel. The findings stun even the most cynical scientists.

“The Stardust detector came back to Earth, and the particles collected were studied in detail and many organic compounds were found including the amino acid Glycine, which is a building block for life.”

Sara Seager, Ph.D. (Prof. of Planetary Sciences, MIT)

Might asteroids and meteors really be the delivery system for alien microbes and other extraterrestrial life-forms? Could strange germs and deadly diseases be the result of biological hitchhikers in space?

“If you look at the historical records – plagues come suddenly, from almost nowhere. So, I think comets are the natural carriers that one could look to as to being the source of these epidemics. Comets were feared by almost all ancient civilizations – as bringers of pestilence and death. But were they really primitive superstitions?”

– Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D.
(Dir., Cardiff Ctr for Astrobiology)

In the 1960’s, Nobel Laureate Harold Urey developed a new field of science called cosmochemistry. He theorized that meteorites contained the fossilized remains of space bacteria.

“It was dismissed almost instantly by a huge establishment of American meteoritic scientists. There’s no way, they said, argued that life could be inside a comet, and so it was sort of – essentially swept under the rug.”

– Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D.
(Dir., Cardiff Ctr for Astrobiology)

In 1996, NASA researchers, led by David McKay of the Johnson Space Center, announced that another space rock found in Antarctica – meteorite ALH84001 – contained the fossilized remains of life on Mars.

President Bill Clinton, August 7, 1996 (video footage): It must be confirmed by other scientists, but clearly, the fact that something of this magnitude is being explored is another vindication of America's space program and our continuing support for it, even in these tough financial times.

Even as recently as March of 2011, NASA scientist Richard Hoover published evidence of life found in meteorites.

“Richard Hoover found really stunning images of microscopic organisms resembling modern organisms. This was published in March of 2011, in the Journal of Cosmology, and it’s caused the biggest rumpus in science that I recall in my entire career. High officials of NASA were livid, because here was this guy at Marshall Space Flight Center trying to overturn a paradigm.”

– Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D.
(Dir., Cardiff Ctr for Astrobiology)

“If alien bacteria has entered the Earth’s atmosphere, could it have been sent here deliberately? Well, the answer is yes. If they were trying to invade a planet, they would do it by putting their own bacteria on pieces of rock and making sure that landed on planet Earth, and in so doing, create a series of violent epidemics that would wipe out the planet’s population.”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

Kerala, India. 2001. A cosmic bang…a massive explosion in the atmosphere, and then…a downpour of red rain. It is eerily reminiscent of ancient myths and stories about blood coming down from the sky. Homer writes in The Iliad about a blood rain foreshadowing slaughter in battle. Gregory of Tours witnessed a blood rain before the outbreak of the Justinian Plague. And in 14th-century Germany, a shower of blood reportedly preceded the Black Death.

“It is like the human world seeing the effect of the immortal world. The gods are so affected by our lives that they are willing to change the laws of the physical world so that something we experience as rain, in fact, comes down as blood.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

After the incident in Kerala, biologist Dr. Godfrey Louis is able to collect samples of the strange red liquid.

“He collected the rain as clean as possible, and it was discovered that they contained cells that looked like living cells.”

– Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D.
(Dir., Cardiff Ctr for Astrobiology)

“So it’s some kind of organism. Now where’s it come from? Does it come from space or does it come from Earth? This is the big question. Because, of course, the meteorite immediately puts it into the realms of mystery, space.”

– Milton Wainwright, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Microbiology, Univ. of Sheffield)

To date, there have been no verifiable reports of illness connected with the blood rain in Kerala…but if meteors and other falling objects from space really do contain deadly bacteria, is it simply an accident…or is it possible that what we think of as natural phenomena are really part of another, perhaps more insidious plan?

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