It’s time dear reader to recall the historical basis of the Big Event at the end of the month since so much of it is hidden in a mix of religions and superstitions.

We published a report from a contributor by the name of Captain Midnight on the Peoplenomics side a while back. While in real-life his rank is higher, he must write under a pseudonym to protect his identity. But he’s a useful source to keep in touch with now and and he’s honored us a few times with dandy research that will – as his dance card is full thanks to .mil events these days – eventually lead to a book.

He called me early this year to inquire what I thought the most universal holiday was on the entire planet. Wouldn’t be Easter or Christmas would it?

He then regaled me (and later subscribers) with the details about what likely happened ab out 15,380 years ago.

Best he could figure it, that’s when a massive object slammed into the Earth. Likely a comet, it broke apart in as many as five major pieces and debris from the impacts landed in places like along the US east coast, where certain lakes, estuaries, and bays lead off to the northeast. Where, it’s thought, one of the major impacts was.

The result was nearly life-ending for the planet. Dropped us back into another Ice Age of sorts. And all the newly dead, scared to death, and such – that’s the Halloween tradition.

What’s more, in some areas where the seismic shocks were most severe, recently buried bodies were, indeed, thrown up out of the ground. And if you wonder where the high culture of Egypt went, and so on, not a bad place to look.

And tied in, sure, with 2012, because it’s an astronomical certainty not that it COULD happen again, but that it WILL happen again.  Its only about when.

A couple of three items to flag as we await the “impact” of the newly dead and zombie wannabes:

Let’s begin with the story this week about a “New dwarf planet discovered billions of miles from the sun.” Catchy, huh?

You realize that at those kind of distances, even a minor accretion of mico comets can change orbits, right? Not immediately, but over thousands of years it sets up the “butterfly effect” that could launch darn near anything into an East-crossing orbit.

Meteors, meteorites, or comets? We have three suspects to roll out, all of which can be found on the American Meteor Society website here.

The Perseids are the most logical suspect shower, but the Orionids look interesting, if for not other reason than the Dogon People’s references to Earthlings being from Orion. Maybe Sirius B, as well.

If you have time out from the Race Race this weekend, a quick read of “The Dogon, the Nommos and Sirius B” is horizon lifting.

We also cannot overlook the fact of the Russians putting 40+ million into fallout shelters last week.

Sure, with the mess in Syria (not to mention the dumb-ass idea of turning ISIS forces loose after they just got rounded up) it is possible the Russians were doing a sabre dance.

Alternatively, though, given the proximity to Halloween and the long-ago comet or meteor strike, we have to wonder if the Russians might just be using a much more subtle approach to national defense planning for objects arriving from space, than we are.

The Russians have no bones about civil defense while the US under the lack of leadership for the past 25 years has systematically been busting the bank and making up “paper solutions.”

The Russians are, at a national level, doing something only Mormons and preppers seem to take seriously: Namely be ready for a serious interruption of food and water supplies.

Not that it matters, but after the Perseids and the Orionids, there is one other batch of shooting whatchamacallits to be on the lookout for.

Those would be the the Southern Taurids which came into Earth-crossing in early September and the Northern Taurids that become Earth-crossing next Wednesday.

None of this should be taken as fear-mongering. Rather, consider it statistical input. The odds of something going wrong this winter are low – less than 1 in 15,380, plus or minus a micro meteor.

On the other hand, next March 10, Comet Encke will be around. It’s worth remembering that it’s theorized that the 1908 Tunguska explosion was thought to have been a piece of this one.

And that gets me to the last piece of this morning’s Worried Man’s Puzzle.

“Moon hit by meteoroids much more often than thought.”

Don’t think too deeply on this, but the diameter of the moon is 2,159 miles. The diameter of the Earth is 7,917.5.

The way I look at it, this makes Earth, looking at the frontal-area problem, as 3.66 times as like to have another what?

Another Halloween-like event.

On that note, back to the million and one projects including noodling on how to turn a for-profit economic system into a “for time off” system. Then we could all do a lot more thinking and turn off some of the heavy-duty marketing noise so we can get back in touch with out Inner. That’s be the other “me” – the one without 16 social accounts.

ET IS Out There?

And yes it ties in with this sent in by lawyer Jeffrey, a long time reader:

It appears some Cornell radio astronomers are publishing a paper announcing that they have discovered emissions from a number of extraterrestrial civilizations. It is surprising that this does not appear in the news media, instead of former beauty queen allegations of groping by Donald Trump. 

Yeah…well that gets us interested so we flipped over to Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars” where the abstract reads like so:

A Fourier transform analysis of 2.5 million spectra in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was carried out to detect periodic spectral modulations. Signals having the same period were found in only 234 stars overwhelmingly in the F2 to K1 spectral range. The signals cannot be caused by instrumental or data analysis effects because they are present in only a very small fraction of stars within a narrow spectral range and because signal to noise ratio considerations predict that the signal should mostly be detected in the brightest objects, while this is not the case. We consider several possibilities, such as rotational transitions in molecules, rapid pulsations, Fourier transform of spectral lines and signals generated by Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ETI). They cannot be generated by molecules or rapid pulsations. It is highly unlikely that they come from the Fourier transform of spectral lines because too many strong lines located at nearly periodic frequencies are needed. Finally we consider the possibility, predicted in a previous published paper, that the signals are caused by light pulses generated by Extraterrestrial Intelligence to makes us aware of their existence. We find that the detected signals have exactly the shape of an ETI signal predicted in the previous publication and are therefore in agreement with this hypothesis. The fact that they are only found in a very small fraction of stars within a narrow spectral range centered near the spectral type of the sun is also in agreement with the ETI hypothesis. However, at this stage, this hypothesis needs to be confirmed with further work. Although unlikely, there is also a possibility that the signals are due to highly peculiar chemical compositions in a small fraction of galactic halo stars.

F 2 emissions…mean like the ham bands?

Now for the Brain Candy part:

What IF Halloween back when was when our previous “civilization went off-grid?  And what IF, further, the others out there organized a recovery effort that resulted in Egyptian high culture?>

Was Halloween when the Earth was hit, when Atlantic shifted, the crust moved, and the recovery teams from Wherever showed up to restart the rock?

Pairing visits to, about in evenly mixed with whatever you can find in the journals of science, archeology, and astrophysics gets us to the only intersection that matters in the longer-term.

Buying everyone on Earth a new decked-out Denali is not exactly a fitting pinnacle of culture, or is it?

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