TOP-SECRET DIARY OF A PROPHECY TRACKER
by Peter P.
[Wednesday, 30 September - 19:00 HOURS (PDT)]
News of a massive gamma/X-ray burst striking Earth late last month, on August 27 specifically, comes over the news wire. Word reaches me that Psi-Tech's Ed Dames is claiming this was the so-called "precursor event", or "shot across the bow", he remote viewed last year -- an event predicted to occur in 1998, preceding a similar, but far deadlier, solar flare "kill shot" prophesied to wipe out up to 85% of life on the planet.
The "kill shot" is predicted to hit in Spring 1999, possibly in April. However, Dames has said in the past, to paraphrase here, that he's "no good with (specific) dates."
So, such a "kill shot" - if it occurs - may hit later than predicted. Perhaps in May of '99. Or it could hit earlier. Perhaps next week. Who's to say?
[Wednesday, 30 September - 21:00 HOURS (PDT)]
Indexed the original "precursor event" prediction text. It read: "A large coronal mass ejection/solar flare hits Earth, with only a couple days notice, a precursor to 1999's ''killer flare''. When this precursor flare hits, people looking directly at the sky will be blinded. We will feel it in terms of light and heat." - Ed Dames, 25 November 1997.
According to the news reports, however, the Aug. 27th event's rays "hurt no one, and were not visible, when they hit the atmosphere..." (Reuters)
Before this prediction can be called a "hit", this discrepancy must be cleared up.
Note to Self - Log onto PSI-TECH's website, seek clarification from Dames if possible.
[Wednesday, 30 September - 23:30 HOURS (PDT)]
Logged onto Psi-Tech's site. Posted message on 'Open Discussion' bulletin board, under the "Is This It?" thread. While saying I could understand how one 'remote viewed' star might be confused with another (i.e., our Sun), I wondered and asked, "...what happened to the remote viewed results of (the) 'precursor event', as stated above? That's a rather specific result from said event, and indicates - to me at least - that the Aug. 27th gamma/X-ray burst from a star 20,000 light years away hitting Earth's upper atmosphere is *NOT* the remote viewed 'precursor event' (or "shot across the bow") to 1999's 'killer flare'."
Note to Self - Forward copy of message, and any responses that follow, to the subscribers of 'Earth-Changes Weekly'. These copies are to be sent in 'real time', as the conversation occurs.
[Thursday, 1 October - 01:30 HOURS (PDT)]
Maj. Ed Dames responds to my question. "The August phenomenon appears to be what I have termed the precursor event...", he says.
In response to the lack of physical results, as originally predicted, Dames says, "Heat and eye damage were postulates - not raw TRV data - and obviously incorrect ones."
I am stunned by this admission.
Note to Self - Continue diary once I am no longer stunned.
[Friday, 2 October - 23:00 HOURS (PDT)]
The issue has now gone beyond the determination of the 'precursor event' "hit".
If part of the original prediction was not based on raw data, but mere postulation - or, in layman's terms, "guessing" (educated though it may've been) - how many of the other predictions, and which parts of each (if any), are postulated?
I log back onto PSI-TECH's site, and post a followup message, in which I ask, "How are (radio) listeners supposed to differentiate between statements, about future T(echnical)R(emote)V(iew)'ed events, based on actual raw data and those which are merely postulations?"
I suggest that this differentiation could be addressed during presentation, delineating between raw data and postulates when on-air. Or by doing more homework beforehand. In other words, further technical remote-viewing sessions to find more extensive information about a future event.
I conclude my followup post by stating, "For me, at least, this muddies the 'remote viewing' waters altogether. I hope Maj. Dames can provide some clarity in the matter."
Note to Self - Dames' next response should help to bring this discussion to a close. No more followups are planned at this time; make a prediction "hit" determination shortly.
[Saturday, 3 October - 23:00 HOURS (PDT)]
Going to PSI-TECH's website, I find my password no longer works. I immediately apply for another password (sent to me by the automated system within minutes) and, upon logging into the "Open Discussion" board, I find not one, but both of my posts have been deleted.
My "raw TRV data versus postulations" question has gone unanswered, since the question no longer exists on-site.
[Saturday, 3 October - 23:30 HOURS (PDT)]
I forward an email to Psi-Tech's webmaster, asking for an explanation. If *just* the password, or one of the two messages, were gone, I'd chalk it up to "technical error". But this is systematic, too systematic for my tastes.
[Sunday, 4 October - 00:00 HOURS (PDT)]
An 'open letter' to the "Earth-Changes Weekly" subscribers, explaining the latest news, is sent. Via a couple of the lists on which ECW is sent, I've kept a thousand or so subscribers abreast of the developing conversation. Now I don't know what to tell them.
Note to Self - The subscribers know too much about the TRV conversation already. Contact my prophecy tracking volunteers, let them know that the subscribers have become a liability. *All* subscribers must meet with an unfortunate "accident", which the volunteers can arrange. Have all "accidents" occur forthwith. Perhaps next Tuesday..?
[Sunday, 4 October - 11:00 HOURS (PDT)]
I have received numerous emails on the situation.
One suggests that those who are "on the level" answer the hard questions, and those who avoid such questions... aren't.
[Sunday, 4 October - 11:30 HOURS (PDT)]
Thinking back, I had no questions about the validity of the method - or the raw data that results - but did request a means by which data could be separated from PSI-TECH's members' postulations.
Also of note, terms #6 & 7 - "Netiquette is expected" and "If you are found to be abusing the features provided... your access will quickly be terminated."
Since neither terms were violated, I am still at a loss for an explanation.
A copy of my request for an explanation is forwarded to PSI-TECH's bulletin board moderator, a Mister "Astro Pod". Furthermore, a second request is sent to the PSI-TECH webmaster, in which I again explain that the events of the last couple of days will be covered in 'Earth-Changes Weekly'. Adding that the deadline is usually between 11pm and 2am Sunday night/Monday AM, I say I want to give him every opportunity to explain what happened - from his point of view. It is my hope that one, or both, persons will respond in the next twelve hours.
[Sunday, 4 October - 23:30 HOURS (PDT)]
This week's issue of 'Earth-Changes Weekly' is complete. Still no response from either of PSI-TECH's personnel.
I decide to delay the publication of this week's issue until Monday morning, to give both persons additional time to respond.
[Monday, 5 October - 13:30 HOURS (PDT)]
Another 12 hours have passed. Still no response from either PSI-TECH personnel. ECW will now be sent out to subscribers.
[Tuesday, 7 October - 16:00 HOURS (PDT)]
PSI-TECH's webmaster responds. He had not known about the deletions, but looked into it. He said he had mentioned the events of this past weekend to Ed Dames.
Dames admitted deleting my messages and password, "as part of his desire to trim irrelevant and argumentative type posts from the BB (bulletin board.)"
The post in question was not argumentative. I merely sought clarification on "raw TRV data vs. postulation", as used in PSI-TECH's predictions.
So, one can only conclude that Dames finds such clarification "irrelevant."
The Psi-Tech webmaster concluded by suggesting I could write Dames directly, adding, "although he rarely feels any need to justify his actions."
What more can be said?
Peter P. is a Phoenix-based freelance writer who has split his work life during the past ten years between journalism (both as a freelancer & on staff of a biweekly alternative paper) and assisting the developmentally disabled. He is currently tracking 1998 predictions, which is part of the reason for 'Earth-Changes Weekly'. Subscription to the list is free, and there are various methods of interacting with it. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org