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Another Expert Agrees With Dark Comet Theory

February 21, 2013 – 11:31 am | No Comment

Astronomer David Asher (from Armagh University) has agreed with Bill Napier and Janaki Wickramasinghe (Cardiff University) that “dark comets” are real and dangerous.
The following quotes are from a paper by Napier and Asher published in Astronomy & Geophysics.
http://star.arm.ac.uk/preprints/2009/539.pdf

We know that about one bright comet (of absolute magnitude as bright as 7, comparable to Halley’s Comet) arrives in the visibility zone (perihelion q<5AU, say) each year from the Oort cloud. It seems to be securely established that ~1–2% of these are captured into Halleytype (HT) orbits. The dynamical lifetime of a body in such an orbit can be estimated, from which the expected number of HT comets is perhaps ~3000. The actual number of active HT comets is ~25. This discrepancy of at least two powers of 10 in the expected impact rate from comets as deduced from this theoretical argument on the one hand, and observations on the other, is …

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Playboy in South Africa Features 2012 Forum Members

January 2, 2013 – 10:41 pm | No Comment
Playboy in South Africa Features 2012 Forum Members

This is the very same article that appeared in USA editions of Playboy a few years ago, but because it was just before the doom date we got the cover:

I figure this is the first and only time an article that quotes me has a naked woman promoting it.
You can read about me and three other 2012 Forum members at the author’s site:
http://frankowen.net/2010/07/19/apocalypse-2012-playboy-september-2009/

What Will Happen to My 2012 Sites?

December 17, 2012 – 12:28 am | No Comment
What Will Happen to My 2012 Sites?

Either way, doomsday or not doomsday, there won’t be any use for my 2012 sites once the fuss dies down. Aside from the forum, they don’t cost much to host, so they’ll definitely remain online – if only for archival purposes. Here are my plans for each, subject to change:
2012 Forum – as long as people are still discussing 2012 itself, it will remain open. I don’t expect that it will be open for business beyond mid-2013, and I would think it will run out of steam way beforehand. I’ll shift it to cheaper hosting, shut off the abilities of members, and cease accepting new members.
It was successful beyond my wildest dreams, and I’m sure the members have had more than enough value from it – they’ll easily find somewhere else to chat or perhaps spend more time in the real world. I will happily have some extra hours each …

How Will I Know If Disaster Strikes?

December 16, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment
How Will I Know If Disaster Strikes?

The short answer: for anything except for power grids going down, watch TV, listen the radio, monitor internet services. And if the power grid goes down – you will most likely notice. Unless you are asleep… If your bedside clock radio has backup batteries, remove them so that you might notice.
According to my research the most likely catastrophe that can occur on Dec 21 is a massive solar storm. This won’t harm humans directly, but by taking down power grids it could be a real tragedy. Usually we get a couple of days warning that a storm is likely, but perhaps a massive storm acts differently.  These are the ways we know if a solar storm is in progress:

Web: there are a number of sites that provide “space weather” information
Look up: accompanying a storm of the magnitude to take down grids will be auroras everywhere (except for, possibly, places close …

Dreams About 2012

August 28, 2011 – 5:09 pm | 3 Comments
Dreams About 2012

As a child I had a few recurring dreams. One of them could’ve been a nightmare but wasn’t.
I was standing in the front yard of my home in cookie-cutter suburb. My parents and siblings were with me, and all the other families of the street were in their own front yards. Everybody was looking up, at the fireballs that were falling to Earth, crashing around us. We all just passively watched them fall.
The movie 2012 had a scene in which they are fleeing Yellowstone in a RV as fire bombs rain down  around them (see video). Those fire bombs are precisely what I had dreamed of all those years ago – although back then my young imagination thought they were little meteors.
Many people have dreams about disasters, including the end of the world. Some people have been introduced to the 2012 meme because the year was mentioned in their …

In Brief: Elenin, NASA and more

August 20, 2011 – 6:52 am | No Comment
In Brief: Elenin, NASA and more

2012 Forum has been written about at Vice Magazine, where they condescendingly describe the five types of folk who visit there. By the way, that’s not my picture:
http://www.viceland.com/blogs/en/2011/08/15/the-five-people-you-meet-on-the-apocalyptic-message-board/
NASA has decided to make a page that debunks Elenin. They conveniently did not address the major earthquakes that occured whenever Elenin was aligned with Earth and the Sun. And the didn’t address the idea that long period comets accumulate substantial negative charge:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-255&cid=release_2011-255

Some good news from NASA – New observations from NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO mean that they can reduce the prediction window for Earthly impacts of CMEs from 12-24 hours to 8 hours of even less. This means a greater likelihood that power grids can be shut down to protect them. See a solar storm reaching earth in stereo for the first time:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-20094308-76/at-nasa-first-steps-toward-space-weather-prediction/
Lastly, major earthquakes have been very quiet again, but in the last 48 hours we have seen …

35377 People Have Voted… Nothing Wins

February 27, 2011 – 7:38 pm | 7 Comments
35377 People Have Voted… Nothing Wins

Since October 2006 I have been running a poll at Survive 2012, and with 35377 votes I think we have an accurate reflection of what visitors to my site think will happen in 2012:

Nothing wins, with just over 56% of the vote. I was surprised that TEOTWAWKI came in second, and that aliens beat a religious rapture. Over half of my visitors are from the USA, and I would’ve expected rapture to do better than last.
Most people find Survive 2012 by searching for “2012” in their favorite search engine, and for many it is the first site they visit after discovering the 2012 meme. Consequently poll respondents are likely to be new to the concept and yet to form their final opinion. I would expect a poll of the general public (rather than people already interested in 2012) would have 99%+ saying that nothing will happen in 2012.

2012 Connect Keeps Growing

April 22, 2010 – 1:12 am | One Comment
2012 Connect Keeps Growing

By the time you read this, 2012 Connect, the largest social networking site for 2012ers, will probably have surpassed 1,000 members. Congratulations to all the members who have discovered that, by expressing themselves via blogs, pictures and interaction, have opened up paths that may lead them to join forces with like-minded individuals.
Globally there are numerous instances of alliances, friendships and romances being achieved solely via the social aspects of the Internet. I’m personally aware of several babies that have arisen from 2012ers interacting online (although the conception probably happened in the “real world”).
For anyone awaiting a magical place that will offer survival berths to nice people with no cash but are willing to work hard – now’s the time to get real and do the best you can with who you can (whilst avoiding nut-jobs).

2012 Forum – Becoming Very International

March 1, 2010 – 11:50 am | No Comment
2012 Forum – Becoming Very International

With almost 6000 members and over 200,000 posts, 2012 forum has started to attract folk from more and more diverse parts of the planet. Here’s a quick peek at how truly global the 2012 meme has become:
Russian survivalist shows off his amphibious armored vehicle, purchased for “1500 $ + 20 bottles of vodka + 1 pig”

A Scottish lass dreamed that she was at a “dock on top of a mountain unloading a ship. I was unloading Prams with babies in them. I looked at the sky, it was pink and I could see all the planets, they were lining up.”
A Norwegian member skilled in “cars, electrics, electronics…computers, wood work, welding, metal shaping, stone work”
A South African member who has been “preparing for 2012 for the last 6 years.”
An Argentinean survival community.

2012 Base Hits 500

January 17, 2010 – 1:38 pm | 2 Comments
2012 Base Hits 500

I’ve not mentioned our directory of 2012-related sites for some time, so now that we have reached 500 listings, I figured I could.
Most of the sites have struck me as being worthy of listing, after finding them during my many hours of 2012 research. Others are surprises that were submitted. Regardless of how they are found, one thing is clear – the 2012 movement is growing rapidly.
Let me know if any quality 2012 sites aren’t yet listed at 2012 Base.

New 2012 Social Network

October 9, 2008 – 11:07 pm | No Comment
New 2012 Social Network

It’s called 2012 Connect.
It’s just like MySpace or FaceBook, but it’s just for people who know, love or fear 2012. This is great opportunity to get to know like-minded folk in your area, or globally.
– Anyone can join
– Upload pics, videos
– Write a blog
– Add friends
– Join groups
– Add widgets
…and much more.
(Yes, it’s my baby…)
Joining is free and easy, just follow this link:
Join Now

New Home for the 2012 Forum

January 22, 2008 – 3:40 am | No Comment
New Home for the 2012 Forum

It has outgrown the Survive 2012 web host, so it now has a new home:
http://2012forum.com

2012 Sites

December 3, 2007 – 12:35 am | No Comment
2012 Sites

Just a reminder of the other 2012 sites we have, where you can find more info and discuss 2012 with others:
http://2012forum.com – discuss 2012http://2012wiki.com – help it grow!http://2012base.com – hundreds of 2012 sites listed