APOCALYPSE 8:8: “And the second angel sounded the trumpet, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea; and the third part of the sea became blood.”

     In order to put in perspective just what all occurs on and to the Earth during a cometary onslaught and the resulting Three Days Darkness, we have to examine further prophecy and scientific evidence. We know that Saint John in the Apocalypse and the Woman of the Apocalypse in various Marian Apparitions both speak of the fire of the Chastisement. As noted above, Apocalypse 8:8 speaks of “a great mountain burning with fire … cast into the sea.” A probe was sent to Haley’s Comet and relayed pictures back to Earth which clearly shows the comet nucleus shaped like a mountain burning with fire. (Not the usual fire but more of a white-hot electromagnetic burning of light particles streaming from it). Comets do produce their own light emissions and have their own magnetic fields, hence the reason prophecies have mentioned thunder and huge lightning when the two magnetic fields of the comet and the Earth collide.
The Comet of the Chastisement is a phenomenon that will bring on the Three Days of Darkness. However, this Comet of the Chastisement is not alone for it will bring with it companion comets and asteroids as well as smaller debris and cosmic dust. We need to keep in mind that it only takes one of the companion comets to come near the Earth to cause apocalyptic chaos. Even near misses (or near hits) can cause much havoc because of the interaction between the magnetic fields of the two, the comet and the Earth as stated above.
Comets have been linked to fire falling from the sky in prophetic accounts. These fire-falling-from-the-sky scenarios may have several causes: a comet interacting with the Sun causing small novas or flareups on the Sun is one factor; another is a comet just missing or grazing the Earth; meteors and/or asteroids striking the Earth; and most importantly, the Sun’s experiencing a large nova (the Great White Fire), but this event is a greater, more intense and worldwide conflagration.
Later we will present various data on the effect a comet would have on the Earth. Now we will examine prophecies that deal specifically with comets. (We reiterate again, it appears there is more than one comet involved in interacting with the Earth in some way).
The Comet of the Chastisement sometimes referred to as the Comet of Darkness, has been mentioned in several prophecies:
*JOSYP TERELYA: In interviews given to the Sign of Our Times Apostolate, this was stated: “There is a large comet that is approaching the Earth. It will not hit the Earth, but it will cause many cataclysms on the planet. Land today in America will be under water. Because of the tremendous flooding, crops won’t grow, the animals then will have nothing to feed on, and this will contribute to the great famine. Sooner or later there will be a tremendous struggle for products. We will survive, but we will all witness major catastrophes. Do not be afraid or worried: pray and the Holy Spirit will lead you.” (May and June, 1993).
*JOHN LEARY: In a vision, he describes what he saw: “Later, at Nocturnal Adoration, I saw at first many white rings with, planets circling the Sun – a picture of the solar system. Then I saw a white object get bigger and bigger and finally I could see a comet headed for the Earth. The word comet came to me for emphasis of what I saw. Then I had a sense of the Earth and all at once I could see a trail of flames shooting up from the Earth. The thought of the word, ‘Fire1 came to me. It was as if the comet skimmed across the surface igniting a fire in its trail. This vision was so heavy, again I was taken back.” (August 21, 1993).
*JULKA (JULIA) OF YUGOSLAVIA: Over a period of a few years Julka had the following vision in which she states, “I found myself in a garden, looking after the flowers. Suddenly something so gigantic fell to the Earth, that the whole world shook and reared itself as though it was going to break in pieces. All the air is in flames. The whole atmosphere of the Earth from the ground to the sky, was a gigantic sheet of flame…” (1960-1966).
*JULKA OF YUGOSLAVIA: Julia, in ecstasy observed something strange. Speaking to the Blessed Mother, she asked, “Dear Mother, what is this?” The Heavenly Mother’s reply was, “The Comet of Darkness…” Julka described what she saw: “Something long and black came towards the Earth. It looked like a comet. Our dear Mother rushed past it to help us. Whilst She spoke, the comet stood still in space.” (June 21, 1976).
*VERONICA LUEKEN: “The CHASTISEMENT will be great… One will come from man, through the hands of man, a war so great that it will almost exterminate the Earth… and the Chastisement of the BALL OF REDEMPTION.” (November 20, 1978).
*THE SEERESS OF PRAGUE: “From Vysehrad comes a FIREBALL, boulders fly through the air and everywhere there is screaming, and a fire ocean. Everything that was the result of men, lies in disarray and ashes. Life is wiped out… There, where the Dome once stood, I see only a … FIREBALL.” (Seventeenth Century).
*ABBESS HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: “Before the COMET comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will be divided, and in great part be submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea and lose its colonies in the east through a Tiger and a Lion. The COMET by its tremendous pressure, will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing much want and many plagues. All seacoast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the laws of God.” (1098-1179).
*JOHN LEARY: Christ’s message: “My people, I am showing you the Comet of the Great Chastisement. It is already directed toward Earth and it will not be changed from its orbit. It will not be long and you will hear of its discovery. At first it will be kept secret for not raising fear among the people. The information will be leaked out, as the military will try to destroy it. I have shown you before that My angels will deflect any attempts to destroy it.” (August 10, 1997).
*JOHN LEARY: “This comet is already on its way to your planet, but the scientists are not revealing it. As it starts to approach you, many will see it and it will no longer be a secret.” (August 21, 1998).
*JOHN LEARY: Christ’s message: “My people, I have told you many times to look to the skies for the signs of your times. Many heavenly bodies have traversed you skies for giving you signs, if you were attentive to them. I have shown you many comets and changes in the stars. The colors of the sky also will foreshadow the events of the Tribulation. Look for your comet of Chastisement, for it will soon be visible and recognized by all. You have explored the planets and stars for your own gain, but you fail to see how My Scriptures will be fulfilled in these signs of things to come.” (January 14, 1999).
*EL SALVADOR VISIONARY, NELLY HURTADO: The Blessed Virgin warned that three events were to take place soon. 1. A comet that will be visible starting in 1999; 2. A third world war; and 3. the Miracle of Garabandal. She stated: “I will not tell you which will be the first event to take place, but My prophecies will, nevertheless, be fulfilled. The Triumph is near. The Great Sign that will happen before the events will be … the sky will be orange and it will be very cold. Everyone will be able to see the orange sky… I need you to prepare with holy water and blessed candles. Have an altar where you can keep your Bible, a rosary, holy water, blessed candles, and matches… Prepare by storing food because the time has come… The comet you will see has a yellow tail and is approaching very fast.” (February 11, 1999).
We note in these prophecies besides the urgency and dire warnings, several things: One is the reference to the Comet of the Chastisement being kept secret by scientists, the reasons for this we have already discussed elsewhere. Another is the reference to the Comet of the Chastisement ending the Tribulation and reign of the Anti-Christ. There is yet another aspect to these warning visions. They seemed to have dropped off after the year 2000. The warnings of this nature decreased considerably after that year. As to why this is, no explanations seem to be forthcoming. One thing for sure: the danger these visions indicate is still very much there.
Another thing is that the messages seem to indicate that the Comet of the Chastisement is coming “soon,” but what “soon” means in prophetic terms is not what soon means to us. It appears to be a relative term. Regardless, several of the things prophesied are now coming to pass. For example, several comets have become visible, some to the naked eye. One of these, Planet X or Nibiru, has become visible to even the smaller telescopes, but not yet to the naked eye. Several of these comets (Planet X and its companions: Hale-Bopp, Comet Lee, the split Asteroid, the Enigma comet and others) became visible from about the mid-nineties onward. The heavens seem to be especially active with a number of these celestial “bows and arrows” in these early years of the 21st century.
Is Planet X the Comet of the Chastisement? It appears it could very well be, but this cannot be stated for certain. At this point in time (2004) it appears to be the most likely candidate.
We now turn to the scientific evidence of comets. As has been evidenced in history comets have visited and wrought havoc upon the Earth before. And as also evidenced in history, it is not always just the “Big One” that does the damage. It can be a companion comet and as we have noted with Planet X there appear to be several: Comet Lee, Hale-Bopp, Comet NEAT, the Split Comet and others as well as asteroids, etc.
James McCanney agrees with Velikovsky about Venus which was a companion comet a long time ago. Comet Venus was captured and pulled in, so to speak, by Jupiter, as it flew by Mars As Venus flew by Mars a great plasma-electro-magnetic disturbance took place with lightning bolts flashing across the heavens indicating an electrical discharge between Mars and the Comet Venus. McCanney states, “When Venus came around Mars, it lashed out with an electrical discharge and the auroras in the atmosphere of Mars lit up; it looked like a snake grabbing Mars. It literally sucked the oceans and atmosphere off of Mars as it passed by. And they (the ancients who recorded such events) saw this. They knew that Mars, prior to that, was a water planet, was a blue planet, just like Earth. Mars has a very thin atmosphere. Venus has a massive atmosphere, thousands of times denser than Earth’s atmosphere. But percentagewise, the chemical composition of the atmospheres of Venus and Mars are exactly the same – which means they were formed in the same boiling pot there, as they passed by each other.” NEXUS, Vol. 10, No. 6, Nov./Dec., 2003, “What NASA Is Hiding: An Interview With James McCanney,” p 49).
Regarding Venus’ connection to Hale-Bopp and Planet X (called Nibiru by the ancients) McCanney explains that “originally, what happened was that Hale-Bopp was here about 4,200 years ago, and Venus was captured by Jupiter about 200 years ago. They were, literally, smaller companions to Nibiru. That’s why they (NASA) didn’t want anybody to know about the companion, because they knew it was on a collision course with Earth, and they knew it was the companion to the bigger one that caused the problem. But they didn’t realize that Hale-Bopp was, literally, one of the companions itself.
“Now, when the destroyer, the Big Guy, Nibiru, comes in, it has an entire entourage of these things.” (Ibid, p 48).
So Planet X has been here before and each time has brought along a whole entourage with it. So as we can see, there are several comets and asteroids involved with several of these already evident in our skies. No doubt, more are due to show up. The number of these seems to be increasing. These are the “signs” of the drawing near of the Chastisement.
These comets don’t necessarily have to score a direct hit when striking the Earth, but can effect a disturbance by means of the electromagnetic fields making contact. A great discharge of lightning can be unleashed by such contact between planetary bodies. Thus, the mention of “lightning in a clear sky” or “great lightning and thunder” or “great claps of thunder” by prophecies of the end times.
Another effect to be considered is that as the so-called “tail” of the comet comes across the Earth’s path, a number of large and small asteroids along with a fiery hail and a storm of debris will descend upon the Earth causing a darkening and discoloration of the atmosphere.
A great deal of poisonous gases, as indicated in some of the previously mentioned prophecies, would be created as the some of the atmospheric elements as well as some of the elements brought in with the comet, would melt from the tremendous heat. In this regard consider the following report.
“A comet passing through the Earth’s atmosphere would not burn up -it would melt – and thereby release cyanogen gas to react with the various gases of which the atmosphere is composed. These reactions would produce several poisonous cyanogen compounds. One of these compounds would be hydrocyanic Acid. The chemical mixing of hydrocyanic acid with water vapor in the Earth’s hydrological cycle would produce the chemical reaction between (the Cyanogen gas, water vapor, and Hydrocyanic acid which is in liquid form). The gradual mixing of cyanogen gas with water vapor would cause hydrocyanic acid to precipitate out in raindrops over a large part of the Earth’s surface, thereby poisoning many local water supplies.
“Please compare the similarities between hydrocyanic acid and wormwood found in the following definitions from the modern chemist’s handbook and old Bible dictionaries.
“Hydrocyanic Acid (HNC) – A colorless, water soluble liquid that solidifies at -15°C and boils into a gaseous form at 25°C (77±F). It is a very poisonous, aromatic acid with a bitter taste.
“Wormwood – An aromatic herb of the sunflower family. Oil of wormwood has a bitter taste. It was used in John’s day to destroy intestinal worms and is native to Eurasia.
“Antidotes for Hydrocyanic Acid Poisoning: Hydrogen peroxide internally, and artificial respiration, breathing ammonia or chlorine from chlorinated lime, ferrous sulfate followed by potassium carbonate.” (ENCOUNTER CHRONICLES QUARTERLY, Spring, 1997, p 25).
A ferruginous, soluble pigment, somewhat radioactive as well as other poisonous compounds would pollute and discolor the atmosphere, making hard to breathe. Thus the warnings in several prophecies to stay indoors and to seal off all openings, etc. during this period.
A veritable “HELL” will encompass the Earth at this time complete with a reddish, murky, and poisonous atmosphere. Such chaotic conditions and degraded sickened environment will make a perfect world for both evil spirits and actual physical demons in the form of serpentine humanoids (such as the grays, the dracos, etc.) to flourish. This is why some prophecies warn not to answer the door or allow anyone in during this time for demons and evil spirits will go about mimicking relatives, friends or loved ones crying to be let in, etc.
All of this will come to a fiery end during the Sun’s nova, the Great White Fire of the Purification, when all evil will be cleansed from the Earth and the world renewed.