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If you have read my bestselling book The Wormwood Prophecy you know that chapter one is a fictional setting that nevertheless depicts what I assert throughout the remaining non-fiction parts of that investigation as actually happening behind the scenes right now involving a cover up of the highest order by national space agencies, including NASA.

THE BOTTOM LINE: These space agencies and scientists do not want you to know any sooner than will become necessary the true odds that asteroid Apophis is going to strike earth in 9 years from now, bringing with it catastrophic, Biblical consequences.

And I am not alone in my “conspiratorial” thinking.

In a recent peer-reviewed paper, “An empirical examination of WISE/NEOWISE (Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) asteroid analysis and results,” physicist Nathan Myhrvold—former Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft and a true polymath and working scientist who has published original research in paleobiology, climatology, and astronomy and who holds over 800 U.S. patents issued to his corporation and its affiliates [i] (The Economist once described Myhrvold as “Bill Gates’s ‘second brain’” and pointed out he is almost always on the “A-list of the world’s 100 greatest thinkers”)[ii]—refutes asteroid data from NASA as suffering “from systematic errors and inconsistencies” regarding potentially deadly Near-Earth Objects (NEOs).

Just short of whistle-blowing, Myhrvold goes on to charge NASA with deliberately miss-reporting the number of threats by near Earth objects being tracked by their NEOWISE project, accusing scientists at the space agency of behaving “extremely deceptively” with deliberate “scientific misconduct” in a cover up of very real and potentially imminent space threats.

“[T]he very NASA managers who should have been supervising the project were more interested in protecting it from scrutiny,” he writes before adding:

The issues I am calling misconduct in the NEOWISE papers were not inadvertent. They appear to have been deliberate choices made repeatedly by the NEOWISE team over a long period of time. These actions have caused the astronomical community to work under the false belief that the NEOWISE results are more accurate (have smaller errors) than the evidence warrants. [iii]

Myhrvold goes on to point out how NEOWISE results:

“were obtained by the application of 10 different modeling methods, many of which are not adequately explained or even defined, to 12 different combinations of WISE band data. More than half of NEOWISE results are based on a single band of data. The majority of curve fits to the data in the NEOWISE results are of poor quality, frequently missing most or all of the data points on which they are based. Complete misses occur for about 30% of single-band results, and among the results derived from the most common multiple-band combinations, about 43% miss all data points in at least one band. The NEOWISE data analysis relies on assumptions that are in many cases inconsistent with each other […] After removing the exact matches and adding additional ROS results, I find that the accuracy of diameter estimates for NEOWISE results depends strongly on the choice of data bands and on which of the 10 models was used. I show that systematic errors in the diameter estimates are much larger than previously described and range from − 5% to + 23%. In addition, random errors range from − 15% to + 19% when all four WISE bands were used, and from − 39% to + 57% in cases employing only the W2 band. [iv]

In other words, Myhrvold’s findings suggest the largest database in the world (more than all other sources combined) of information detailing diameter, albedo, and other properties of approximately 164,000 asteroids is suffering from intentionally manipulated information at worse and inadequate analysis at best with the net result being that the public is being kept in the dark regarding… what!?

As detailed in my book, recent concerns voiced by other experts agree with me and Myhrvold and one argument even stems from variations in the formula Pi, which could mean a difference in the calculated trajectory of the soaring masses in space. If an asteroid or meteor in question is described with phrases such as “skim past” when its orbit near earth is referenced, small errors in calculation could equal big consequences for our planet. For example, one mathematician, Harry Lear, recently asserted the claim that the formula used to calculate the trajectory of Apophis (a massive asteroid studied later in this work) by NASA scientists (Pi=3.141592654…) should have been 3.144605511…, with the Golden Ratio number calculated as 1.618033989…. According to Lear, this miscalculation leaves the space agency’s numbers “off by 900,000 km for Earth and 800,000 km for Apophis,” [v] which Lear implies could send Apophis crashing into earth in less than ten-years from now on April 13, 2029. Lear has sent an open letter to President Trump and U.S. Government scientists begging them to cross-check these calculations immediately, even though he ends his dispatch with an ominous admonition that we may already be out of time.



More recently NASA employee Robert Frost said the best thing governments could do if the mathematicians and scientists mentioned above are correct is to tell the public to “hunker down” if indeed it turns out an asteroid capable of destroying life on Earth (such as the one that many scientists believe wiped out the dinosaurs) is disclosed by astronomers as heading our way (in the book I go into why such an announcement has not or would not be made any sooner than necessary even if NASA privately has confirmed to some world leaders the risk as real).

In an interview with Frost, the facts behind his “hunker down” comments were explained thus:

Despite talks of using nuclear weapons to obliterate asteroids or rockets to push them out of their path, NASA admits that if an asteroid got too close, it would be too late to save the planet.

NASA said on its website: “An asteroid on a trajectory to impact Earth could not be shot down in the last few minutes or even hours before impact.

“No known weapon system could stop the mass because of the velocity at which it travels – an average of 12 miles per second.” [vi]

For the most part, the public is unaware that 70% of such space threats (hundreds of thousands) are undetected and will remain so for the time being partly due to NASA not approving the development of a full space-based telescope (such as one called NEOCam, which would vastly improve astronomers opportunities at detecting potentially dangerous NEOs). Even as I’m writing this chapter a European Space Agency and European Southern Observatory press release stated a 20-50 meter asteroid 2006 QV8 has a one in 7,000 chance (extraordinarily large risk assessment) of impacting Earth September 9, 2019, an assessment that was later revised to a safer number. But they don’t all change in our favor. Also while writing this book, a press release from the University of Hawaii came across my desk describing an incoming asteroid “roughly the size of a small car” [vii] that astronomers only discovered as it entered our atmosphere June 22, 2019. And who can forget the sixty-six-foot-wide asteroid travelling at nearly 43,000 mph that exploded in the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013. Nobody saw that one coming, either.

But the real apocalyptic risks are far more serious that fast-traveling, car-sized objects.

Imagine—as I describe more fully in The Wormwood Prophecy—walking out in the evening in just a few years from now and noticing what looks like a horned, fiery serpent, hundreds of feet wide, plunging through the heavens and toward the earth at incomprehensible speed. This terrifying monster seems to swim across the sky, past the stars, descending closer to the earth until, making contact, it plunges into the Pacific ocean, its massive form sending a sequence of tsunamis measuring hundreds of feet apiece in height slamming into the coastal terrain of regions across nearly half the world, infusing the atmosphere with scorched particles of aerosol and vapor. The resulting, blistering culmination of moisture and extreme heat in the earth’s atmosphere subsequently combusts into a series of high-velocity hurricanes which turn their deadly gaze upon the yet unaffected hemisphere of the world.

Then, the world’s deadliest volcanoes along the Cascadia Subduction Zone are triggered into a series of devastating explosions leading to even more Mega-Thrust earthquakes, lava flows, and giant tsunamis.

So much debris is released as a byproduct of the initial impact of Apophis and consequent devastation that, for about a week, darkness covers the sky worldwide as the entire landscape is pounded by hurricanes and similar atmospheric annihilation. By the time the waters finally settle, storms subside, and the sky grows clear, most of the life on earth is dead. According to Los Alamos National Laboratory Archaeologist Bruce Masse, this is precisely what those alive on the earth in the times of Noah saw, and this is how the deluge of that time took place.[viii]

Need I remind what Jesus told his disciples: “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Mt. 24:37).




With all of the above in mind, consider how in June 2004, astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory detected a sizable asteroid heading in the direction of earth. Subsequent efforts made later in 2004 by a team at the Siding Spring Survey in Australia identified the asteroid as Apophis (named after the ancient Egyptian spirit of evil, darkness and destruction, a malevolent force that cannot be stopped according to legend). [ix] Immediately, possibility of collision of the celestial body with our planet became a focus of calculation and preparation on behalf of preventative efforts by experts across the world.

The enormous asteroid Apophis will reportedly pass disturbingly close to Earth on April 13, 2029 (approximately 9 years from now), according to a statement released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. In fact, NASA admits Apophis’ proximity in 2029 will be so close to Earth that it will “put some of our orbiting satellites in peril”[x] and even be visible in the daytime sky.[xi]

Assuming for the moment that I am right and Apophis is biblical Wormwood and that 2029 would thus represent a period sometime around the middle of the Great Tribulation period when the trumpet judgments begin, Monday, October 13, 2025 (April 13, 2029 minus 3.5 years) would thus be the approximate start date for the dreaded 7-years of tribulation foreseen in Scripture (see Matthew 24:21, Revelation 7:14, Daniel 12:1).

For evangelical dispensationalists (and some Catholic prophecy believers) this timing may seem an ominous sign that a “Rapture” of the Church is soon to occur (the eschatological event when all true Christians who are alive will be transformed into glorious bodies in an instant and joined by the resurrection of dead believers who ascend with them into Heaven). Depending on one’s particular position, this would place the last possible date for a Pretribulation Rapture happening sometime around October 13, 2025 (approximately 6 years from the publishing of this book), while for Prewrath Rapture believers this equals a departure time from Earth just before 2029, and for a Posttribulation Rapture a taking-up/catching-away near Wednesday, October 13, 2032.

Bible prophecy notwithstanding, hopefully Apophis will pass just shy of earth in those few years from now[xii] because the alternative truly represents a biblical-proportion risk to life on earth. Measuring 370 meters across[xiii] and weighing an estimated 20 million metric tons,[xiv] Apophis is traveling at 28,000 miles an hour,[xv] a mind-bending mass and potential inertia velocity encounter most people cannot begin to fathom. And while some experts have publicly stated that they do not, as of this time, expect the celestial mountain to make direct impact with our planet, Apophis’ current categorization as a NEO, or “near–Earth object”[xvi] has caused the same experts to remain watchful of the body’s orbit, as that could change. Indeed, behind the scenes hypothetical plans to deflect the danger are under discussion because scientists see this upcoming “celestial event” as not only a rare opportunity for study and observation of a heavenly monster but also the possibility that they—as well as the rest of the world—may be spectators to a catastrophic collision with this planet in 2029. This is because, along with the admitted closeness of Apophis’ upcoming orbit comes the risk that an unforeseen event such as portrayed in the opening narrative of this book could somehow, even spontaneously, modify the course of the massive, 20-million-ton asteroid,[xvii] devastatingly hurling it straight toward this world.[xviii] So the eyes of all humanity will most definitely be on this “sign…in the stars” (Lk 21:25-26) very soon.

Science writer Greg Bear of CNN not only agrees, but elaborates on the consequences of Apophis colliding with our planet in less than a decade from now, admitting, “If it hit Earth, the impact would unleash a blast the equivalent of over a billion tons of TNT [easily causing] billions of deaths and months, if not years of climate disruption.”[xix] Considering the implications of an asteroid this size, anticipated to orbit so closely to our planet, and bearing in mind the potentially devastating fallout of collision, more experts have joined the efforts to evaluate what occurrence might cause the massive body to deviate from its course in the direction of earth. They consider how Apophis still has nearly a decade to travel between other asteroids, planets, stars, and additional elements in outer space that could come into contact with it, potentially altering its path like a deflected billiards ball, interfering with the trajectory that experts now charter for the massive interstellar “game over” eight-ball. Perhaps this is the cause for the extreme dual polarity we see between media and scientists, with news stories on one side attempting to satiate public fear, while on the other hand preparedness/intervention meetings are quietly taking place among members of NASA, expert astronomers, scientists, and even the most influential global political leaders.



And then there are those theologians and prophecy students like myself who see possibilities of another factor in all of this: the coming inescapable fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Note the particular descriptions of the first four Trumpets of Revelation 8:6-12 and their aftermath. If you were to ask a scientist to explain what these verses seem to be depicting, they would tell you these details very much match the sequence of either a binary asteroid (two asteroids orbiting a common barycenter—the center of mass around which two or more bodies orbit) accompanied with smaller fragments, or the breakup of a larger asteroid into two main portions accompanied with tons of smaller debris as it enters earth’s atmosphere followed by impacts.

Note what these verses say in their exact original order:

And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up (Rev. 8:6-7). [Bold added]

Aside from the obvious correlation to the seventh plague of the Exodus, “hail and fire” being cast upon earth, scorching and setting ablaze fields and forests easily match the first smaller portions of an incoming binary asteroid or debris detached from a larger space body on impact with our atmosphere. Alternatively, these minor meteor fragments could be debris caught in the gravitational pull of a single large asteroid, which enter Earth’s atmosphere ahead of the colossal rock.

Now pay attention to what the very next two verses say:

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

And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed (Rev. 8:8-9). [Bold added]

Immediately following the first Trumpet with what I believe to be its smaller portions of red-hot fragmented asteroid materials, a picture emerges of a large burning mountain (exactly how I or ancients would convey seeing a sizable asteroid as it passes through the atmosphere toward this planet) impacting the sea, killing a third part of that ocean’s life and wiping out ships with tidal activity. This appears to be the first of two larger parts of a massive disintegrating asteroid… or the first part of a binary space object.

Observe what happens directly following this when the next trumpet sounds:

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter (Rev. 8:10-11). [Bold added]

The Third Trumpet details what sounds like the second gigantic asteroid fragment “burning as a lamp” (again exactly how John on Patmos would likely have explained a massive asteroid section blazing toward the world), which immediately impacts another part of Earth, causing tributaries to become polluted—including waters normally purified for drinking—and many people die as a result.

Finally, look at what this sequential description ends with:

And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise (Rev. 8:12). [Bold added]

Our hypothetical scientist, on reading these successive verses ending with verse 12 would explain how, as a result of the terrifying one-two punch of asteroid components plunging into the ocean and upon land, a sequence of tsunamis measuring hundreds of feet in the air would slam coastal terrains around the world, infusing the atmosphere with scorched aerosol particles leading to extreme heat in the earth’s atmosphere and a subsequent cascade of high-velocity hurricanes worldwide. Combined with voluminous debris hurled into the sky from the initial impact and volcanic eruption reactions, for about a week, darkness would cover the sky, blacking out much of the light from heavenly bodies. In fact, as we detailed earlier, that is exactly what Los Alamos National Laboratory Archaeologist Bruce Masse says would unfold and in the same order as described in Revelation chapter 8. [xx]





[iv] Ibid.

[v] Lear, Harry. “Open Letter to President Trump.” They Fly Blog. January 29, 2018. Accessed May 29, 2019.



[viii] Carney, Scott. “Did a Comet Cause the Great Flood?” Discover Magazine Online. November 15, 2007. Accessed June 19, 2019.


[x] Ibid.

[xi] Ibid.

[xii] Mathewson, S. “MIT Students Design Mission to Huge Asteroid Apophis.”, June 7, 2019. Accessed May 8, 2019.

[xiii] Villasanta, A. “Scientists Dismiss Reports A 200 Meter-Wide Asteroid Will Strike The Earth In 2023.” Business Times. November 27, 2018. Accessed May 13, 2019.

[xiv] Mathewson, S. “MIT Students Design Mission to Huge Asteroid Apophis.”, June 7, 2019. Accessed May 8, 2019.

[xv] Noland, D. “5 Plans to Head Off the Apophis Killer Astreoid.” Popular Mechanics Online. November 6, 2006. Accessed May 8, 2019.

[xvi] Bear, G. “Don’t count ‘doomsday asteroid’ out yet.” CNN Online. January 24, 2013. Accessed May 13, 2019.

[xvii] Ibid.

[xviii] Ibid.

[xix] Ibid.

[xx] Carney, Scott. “Did a Comet Cause the Great Flood?” Discover Magazine Online. November 15, 2007. Accessed June 19, 2019.

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