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Posted by Don Long Juan on July 12, 1999 15:40:47 UTC

: Later in the day on July 6, 1999 the U.S. Congress cancelled NASA's Champollion comet lander project. Dum de dum dum.

: : July 6, 1999

: : : : Thomas N. Hackney : : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx : : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

: : : : Dear Senator Bryan:

: : : : A series of meteor impact events occurred recently all but concommittant with NASA's Quincentennial activation of the High Resolution Microwave Survey (aka "The Targeted Search") on October 12, 1992. The first of these events occurred October 9, 1992 and the second over days in July 1994 after being sighted on March 25, 1993.

: : The first event, known as the Peekskill meteor event, was the first meteorfall ever filmed and recovered, and the second, known as the comet-string Shoemaker-Levy 9, was the first meteoroid ever observed to impact a planet. The two events are linked in many other precise ways and each augured and mirrored the other.

: : You may find this rather gauche and hard to fathom, but I believe there is hard and abundant evidence to strongly support the notion of nonhuman intervention in the above two events (full details are found at the URL provided below). Significantly, this will become more and more obvious as a function of time. The reason for this is the events and "milestones" in question are temporally linked and the further back in time one looks at them the more closely linked they appear, and it becomes ever more clear that this is when the ET/human legacy began.

: : The approach and strategy used here was necessary to 1) avoid extensive interference in current human affairs; the signals were natural and plausibly deniable and thus unacceptable as such to the HRMS investigators looking for ETI; 2) to elicit a baseline and control of human reaction; and 3) establish and/or confirm a receptivity threshold for humans; 4) maintain the status quo, embargo and codex governing contact with cosmically naive, planet-bound worlds. Despite these restrictions it was still possible to relate a warning and advice to the scientific community. It was not necessary that the scientific community attribute these events to extraterrestrials for them to receive the core message concerning the logical imperative of "surveying one's own backyard before surveying anyone else's."

: : Meteors (NEOs) represent our species' greatest threat over the long term. Although we seem unconcerned about the probability of an extinctor impacting our world anytime soon, this general attitude is clearly misguided and illogical. The fact is one could abruptly appear at any time, either by natural or unnatural cause.

: : Tungusta, like Shoemaker-Levy 9, should have been more of a warning to us, since it seems the Champollion comet lander project will soon be cancelled by the U.S. Congress. Should it be cancelled this would send a bad message about our unwillingness to take responsibility for our own most basic security needs and point up our fundamentally blithe (stupid?) nature. Since we are about due for a Tungusta-sized impact -- one of these occurs every 100 years or so and the last one occurred in 1908 -- I have a hunch that when it does appear, it will somehow find itself "targeted" at the United States (not Russia). Whatever the truth of this hypothesis is, we may well not receive the boon of any more "warnings" about this, since SL-9 should have been warning enough.

: : Sincerely,

: : : Thomas N. Hackney : : EtiGrail : :

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