Note:  The following article is from an upcoming 2003 issue of The SPECTRUM newsmagazine.  Permission is hereby granted to James McCanney web page to quote The SPECTRUM in whole or in part, so long as full credit of this source is given, including contacting information for The SPECTRUM.  

note from jim mccanney ... THANKS again to Rick Martin for another great interview ... it brings out many aspects of my current work and it is good to see that it is being recognized finally for where it truly sits in the history of science ..

The Sun-Earth Connection

Solar Winds & Planetary Bombardment

Bizarre Weather & Earth Changes




8/30/03    RICK  MARTIN


“To understand Earth weather, you first have to understand that the Sun’s fusion is not in the core, it’s up at the surface of the Sun.  That translates into tremendous electrical energy in the Solar System.  The planets, and the comets, and the moons of the Solar System, all are discharging this battery (or capacitor) that’s built-up around the Sun.  In the process of discharging this capacitor, the electrical energy is blowing through the Solar System all the time and is, basically, the cause of our weather.”

James McCanney


Anybody who has been paying attention knows that we’ve been having some really weird weather over the last several months.  Actually, it’s been downright incredible!  And it shows no signs of returning to “normal” anytime soon.

There are many factors influencing our crazy weather about which the general public is not being informed.  Even the conventionally schooled meteorologists don’t have a clue.  But in an effort to gain an understanding of what’s really going on, I’ve taken the opportunity to have a follow-up interview with physicist James McCanney.  And I believe, after reading this story, you’ll be glad I did.

It’s important to give people like Professor McCanney a platform to voice unconventional yet meritorious views.  And as has often been the case with people on the cutting edge of science, this is seldom allowed.  It is a great loss to humanity when scientists of such groundbreaking vision are censored. 

The views and concepts expressed by James McCanney are clearly and reasonably stated.  It boggles the mind that so many of the old models so closely held by atmospheric physicists, by NASA, and by so many others within the “scientific community” don’t crumble to pieces from the sheer weight of not holding up to the test of either time or what’s plainly unfolding right in front of their faces.

I would personally like to thank and applaud James McCanney for his brave and unbending efforts of bringing forth truth for the greater good of humanity.  I would even request our readership to hold him in your prayers.

As is always the case with multi-faceted stories, I would like to tie together some necessary background information prior to beginning the interview.  This will, hopefully, provide a broader view from which to understand the concepts presented here.

What follows are two press releases from an international group called the World Meteorological Organization concerning the global weather situation.

I’ll follow that with James McCanney’s new webpage information report called The Sun-Earth Connection Forecast & Report.  Then I will provide a summary of some representative Earth-changes data, prior to moving into some information about Immanuel Velikovsky’s work.  I’ll then share a press release from NASA about the “oldest known planet”, and then some brief information about Mars and its close approach to Earth.  With that as background, we’ll then move into the conversation with Professor McCanney. 

With that said, let’s begin with the following press release:  [quoting]


World Meteorological Organization:

“Our Future Climate”

WMO Calls For

Timely Global Action On Climate


GENEVA (3/23/03) — We are all stakeholders in our future climate.  It is to the benefit of all nations to work together to better understand our climate in order to adapt to it, and to prevent and mitigate any adverse impact.  Recent occurrences of floods, tropical cyclones, droughts, and other extreme weather and climate-related events could well be glimpses of what a change in climate could bring upon us.  The future cost of inaction to protect climate is expected to exceed by far the cost of timely action.  This is stressed in the message of the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Professor Godwin O.P. Obasi, to the international community on the occasion of the World Meteorological Day (March 23, 2003).

The changes in climate observed over the last decades will continue, presenting urgent and growing challenges to many aspects of our lives, including health.  Addressing those challenges in his message, Professor Obasi warns that: “The most immediate threats to humankind relate to increased variability in the intensity and frequency of storms and other extreme weather and climate-related events such as floods and droughts, heat waves in major urban areas, and the impact of sea-level rise on low-lying coastal regions.”

Already, over the last ten years, the number of disasters of hydrometeorological origin has increased significantly.

Worldwide, recurrent drought and desertification seriously threaten the livelihood of over 1.7 billion people who depend on the land for most of their needs.  The 1997/1998 El Niño event, the strongest of the last century, is estimated to have affected 110 million people and cost the global economy nearly US$100 billion.

Statistics compiled from insurance companies for the period 1950-1999 show that the major natural catastrophes—which are mainly weather, water and climate-related—caused estimated economic losses of nearly one trillion US dollars.  A leading reinsurance company estimates global warming impacts could cost US$300 billion annually by 2050.

Current projections show little change or a slight increase in the amplitudes of El Niño events over the next 100 years.  But with higher temperatures, the extremes of floods and drought generally associated with El Niño events could be more severe.  [end quoting]

And if that were not enough of an ominous warning, how about this:  [quoting]


According To The

World Meteorological Organization,

Extreme Weather Events

Might Increase


GENEVA (7/2/03) — Record extremes in weather and climate events continue to occur around the world.  Recent scientific assessments indicate that, as the global temperatures continue to warm due to climate change, the number and intensity of extreme events might INCREASE, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) states in a press release issued today. 

In June, record high temperatures were recorded across southern France, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40° C [104º F ] in parts of southwest France.  This resulted in June average temperatures of 5º to 7º C above the long-term average.  In Switzerland, the month of June was the hottest in at least the past 250 years, according to environmental historians.  In Geneva, since 29 May, maximum daytime temperatures did not drop below 25°C [77º F ], making June the hottest June on record for the city.

[Note: As of late-August, as I am adding some more details to this story, the HOT trend throughout Europe continues.  Paris has had record-breaking heat topping 104º F, which is the hottest in the last 50 years.  According to the 8/21/03 Daily Record:

“Undertakers in France estimate the recent heatwave has killed more than 13,600 people. 

“Funeral home giant OGF says almost 3500 people [other stories indicate the number may be as high as 5,000] will have died in Paris alone by the end of the month.”

Other similarly bizarre (yet under-reported) weather-related events are occurring elsewhere on the planet, with no good explanations given. — R.M.]

In the United States, there were 562 tornadoes during May, which resulted in 41 deaths.  This established a record for the number of tornadoes in any month.  The previous monthly record was 399 tornadoes in June 1992.  In the eastern and southeastern part of the U.S., wet and cold conditions prevailed for well over a month.  Weekly negative temperature anomalies [meaning it was colder than average] of ­­– 2º C [– 4º F ] to – 6º C [–11º F ] were experienced in May while precipitation excesses [meaning it rained more than average], ranging from 50 mm [2 inches] to 350 mm [13.8 inches] over a period of more than 12 weeks starting in March 2003, have been recorded. 

In India, this year’s pre-monsoon heat wave brought peak temperatures of between 45º C [113ºF ] and 49º C [120ºF ] which correspond to weekly temperature departures from the normal of +2º C to +5º C.  At least 1400 people died in India due to the hot weather.

In Sri Lanka, heavy rainfalls from Tropical Cyclone 01B exacerbated already wet conditions, resulting in flooding and landslides and killing at least 300 people.  The infrastructure and economy of southwestern Sri Lanka was heavily damaged.  A reduction of 20-30% is expected for the output of low-grown tea in the next three months.

These record extreme events (high temperatures, low temperatures, high rainfall amounts, and droughts) all go into calculating the monthly and annual averages which, for temperatures, have been gradually increasing over the past 100 years.

New record extreme events occur every year somewhere on the globe, but in recent years the number of such extremes have been increasing.  According to recent climate change scientific assessment reports of the joint WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global average surface temperature has increased since 1861.  Over the 20th century the increase has been around 0.6° C [1.0ºF ].  This value is about 0.15° C [0.3ºF ] larger than that estimated by the previous reports.

New analyses of proxy data for the Northern Hemisphere indicate that the increase in temperature in the 20th century is likely to have been the largest in any century during the past 1000 years.

It is also likely that, in the Northern Hemisphere, the 1990s were the warmest decade and 1998 the warmest year.  While the trend toward warmer globally averaged surface temperatures has been uneven over the course of the last century, the trend for the period since 1976 is roughly three times that for the past 100 years as a whole.  Global average land and sea surface temperatures in May 2003 were the second highest since records began in 1880.  Considering land temperatures only, last May was the warmest on record.

The influence of El Niño and La Niña on these extreme events is in general undefined.  The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and its members—the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services along with various research institutes—will continue to organize research and document the influence of El Niño and other large-scale climate phenomena on climate extreme events.  [end quoting]

Recently, physicist James McCanney posted a link on his webpage, updated constantly, to a fantastic webpage titled The Sun—Earth Connection Forecast & Report. 

This is one of the most detailed and scientifically specific pages you will find anywhere with: “Earth weather related to solar conditions based on data gathered daily from the many solar satellites and the Plasma Discharge Comet Model Solar Surface Fusion Model and Electric Solar System Model of Professor James M. McCanney, M.S.” 

Since these reports change on a daily basis, and they are extremely detailed, I will not quote a report verbatim here.  While conditions will undoubtedly change significantly by the time you are reading this, nevertheless, the information is included here because it is valuable to gaining a greater understanding of the larger picture.

Here I will list a few “high points” to give you an idea of important data you’re not getting in the news.  These are excerpts from the 7/27-29/03 and 7/29-31/03 issues of The Sun—Earth Connection Forecast & Report:  [quoting excerpts]

• Solar storm conditions are present, and as a result the Sun-Earth ALERT condition continues to be in effect.

• An extremely powerful solar proton storm began on July 26, and as this proton storm tapered-off later in the UT [Universal Time or Greenwich Mean Time] day on July 26, the influences of a large coronal hole on the Sun started producing significantly strong solar winds, creating MINOR to MAJOR electrical storm conditions in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere.  The electrical storm conditions continue as of July 29.

• The influence of the large coronal hole, located in the southwest quadrant of the Sun, continues to produce some extremely HIGH solar winds. 

• Solar winds on July 29 went above the 900 km/s level.  The HIGH solar wind conditions continue to produce electrical discharge and inter-action storm activity here on Earth.  At the moment, electrical discharge and inter-action storm activity is at active levels, and this condition is expected to continue for the next few days.

• ACTIVE to ERUPTIVE solar flare conditions are present at this time, with a 50% or greater probability expected for C-class solar flares, or possibly larger.

• Electrical Discharge & Inter-Action Storm Activity: ACTIVE to STORM LEVEL conditions continues at this time.

• The Electrical Discharge & Inter-Action Storm Activity is the solar electrical discharge and storm activity level, which is present in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere, and that is inter-acting with the Earth.

• Disturbances caused by the Sun, and HIGH levels of solar storm activity have a profound effect and influence on Earth’s weather and geological processes, like earthquake and volcanic activity.

• Due to the current effects of HIGH levels of solar electrical activity and the presence of solar electrical storm conditions, and the way this HIGH level of activity interacts with Earth, those on Earth should remain ALERT for increased disturbances in weather, earthquake, and volcanic activity levels.

• In addition to increased and disturbed weather patterns and systems, HIGH levels of solar electrical activity and storminess interact strongly with Earth’s geological processes, and this in turn creates an increased risk for earthquake and volcanic activity, with the possibility for some of this geological activity having the potential to reach extremely strong levels.

• REMEMBER: Higher levels of storminess on the Sun in turn create higher levels of electrical activity and storminess, including instability, in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere, which in turn have a powerful and direct influence on Earth processes like weather, earthquake activity, and volcanic activity.

• The Sun continues to remain extremely active, despite the fact that the current solar cycle should be in much more of a decline than what it is for this time in the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle.

• Electrical storm activity – HIGH.

• Unusual weather index HIGH for locations attaching to the Ionosphere via existing storm cloud systems

• Solar wind speed VERY HIGH.

• X-ray Index (within past 48 hours)—activity VERY HIGH.

• The solar electrical activity and storminess in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere have been extremely HIGH over the last 24 hours, with a great deal of the activity centered over North America and areas of Europe. 

• July 27 has already been filled with several large-magnitude earthquakes:  At 02:04:10 UT there was a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in the Fiji Islands region; a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in the Tuvalu Region at 03:20:36 UT; a magnitude 6.7-6.9 earthquake in Primorye, Russia at 06:25:31 UT; a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the vicinity of the West Chile Rise; a magnitude 6.0-6.4 earthquake in Southern Bolivia at 11:41:28 UT.

• Volcanic activity has also been at increased levels due to the HIGH levels of solar electrical activity and storminess interacting with Earth: Bezymianny volcano (Kamchatka) woke-up and erupted on July 26, spewing vast amounts of ash, steam, and gas more than 8 km above the crater of the volcano, and lava from the volcano is moving down the east slope of Bezymianny at 30 km per hour.  On Friday night, July 25, Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, Mexico, shot glowing rocks and ash high into the sky, startling residents in nearby communities and raining its ash down on Mexico’s capital city.  [end quoting] 

For a few additional points of activity, allow me to list data from The Sun-Earth Connection Forecast & Report for August 3-August 5:  [quoting excerpts]

• The extremely strong solar winds that started on July 26, creating solar electrical storm level conditions in Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere, continued until the early hours of August 3, at which time the solar wind speed finally started subsiding.  The solar electrical storm conditions and extremely HIGH solar winds continued through August 2.  The influence of another coronal hole is due by August 6, when it is very likely another increase in solar wind speeds to storm condition levels will start being felt again.

• The influence of the EXTREMELY HIGH solar winds that were present from July 26 through August 2 is expected to interfere with and disturb Earth’s Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere for several more days.  Solar winds on August 1 went above 900 km/s on several occasions, as has been the case numerous times since July 26.

• The sunspot count for August 1 was approximately 120-135.

• The sunspot count for August 2 was approximately 120-135.

• The updated sunspot count for August 3 has raised the sunspot count to approximately 135-150.

• The sunspot count for the most part has remained at above normal levels of activity for this time in the Sun’s 11-year solar cycle.  Some mainstream scientific axiom charting of sunspot data is showing that the sunspot activity is at normal levels, but actual sunspot activity, continuing to be tracked, shows sunspot activity at above normal levels of activity. 

• Solar eruptions, flaring, coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and other storm activity on the Sun continue to remain at above normal levels.  A normal sunspot count for this time in the solar cycle should be approximately 65-70 (and decreasing) sunspots, with a low amount of solar eruptions, CMEs, flaring, and other types of solar storm activity.

• On August 1 at 00:39:48 UT the solar wind speed reached a high of 981.80 km/s, and then reached the 900 km/s mark several more times before fluctuation for the remainder of the day in the high 700 km/s to high 800 km/s level.  [end quoting]

Obviously significant activity is occurring within our Solar System—mostly unreported and poorly understood by the public—that has a strong impact on the climate and geology of Earth.




Additionally, there has been an increase during the month of July in volcanic activity around the world, including: Montserrat, West Indies; Ayushu, Japan; Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia; Island of Reunion; Java, Indonesia; Popcatepetl, Mexico; Colima, Mexico; Canlaon, Philippines; Fuego, Guatemala; Pacaya, Guatemala; and Tunguarahua, Ecuador.

On June 11, 2003, Larry Park wrote an article (which appeared on titled  Volcanoes In California, Idaho, and Pacific Northwest Building Towards Catastrophic Eruptions.  His provocative article begins with the ominous warning:  [quoting]

As you read this, know that massive forces tens of miles beneath your feet are building towards what could be another catastrophic series of volcanic eruptions if present trends in the monitoring data remain.  The consequence of a complacent attitude towards living within the destructive reach of an active volcano such as Mount Rainier outside of Seattle, Washington may soon come to haunt the millions of Americans living within a day’s drive of the Ring of Fire.  [quoting further on:]

A little over 150 years ago, in 1851, twenty-one eruptive events from ash or lava eruption to steam bursts occurred in the western United States from Northern California to Oregon and the state of Washington.  Volcanoes involved Mt. Baker (WA), Mt. Rainier (WA), Mt. St. Helens (WA), Mt. Hood (OR), Three Sisters (OR), Mt. Shasta (CA), Cinder Cone (CA), and Chaos Crags (CA).  Are events quickly shaping up to a much larger repeat to recent history?  New research data indicates a definite—yes.  [end quoting]

Larry’s methods for studying and analyzing volcanic activity are quite advanced and “unusual” by normal geophysical standards.  But he has dared to work “outside the box” that controls the thinking (via paychecks) of most geologists.


Volcanism And

Yellowstone National Park


On August 22, 2003 Larry was the subject of a lot of debate and late-night radio discussion after publishing (at an article titled It Is Time To Cast A Worried Eye Towards Yellowstone.  In that somewhat technical article he linked a day-before M4.4 shallow earthquake near the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park with the strong possibility that anyone living within a 600-mile radius of Yellowstone could soon be sitting in a modern-day Pompeii.  If you’re within that radius, it would be prudent to include, with your other emergency supplies, some dust masks (or #4 coffee filters, like the more resourceful New Yorkers used after 9/11) to keep the ash out of your lungs. Larry’s warnings, quoted earlier, got the conventional geologists scurrying to cover their backsides—just in case. 

Keep an eye open for more news about this hot-spot area.


Earth Changes Galore


While there are small earthquakes around the world all the time, let me list the alarming number of earthquakes that have been above 6.0 in magnitude just in July of 2003:

• July 3: Tonga, 6.0

• July 12: Queen Charlotte Islands region, 6.0

• July 15: New Ireland region, 6.5

• July 15: Carlsberg Ridge, 7.6

• July 17: off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico, 6.0

• July 21: New Britain region, Papua New Guinea, 6.4

• July 21: Yunnan, China, 6.0

• July 22: Vanuatu Islands, 6.0

• July 25: New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea, 6.4

• July 25: Eastern Honshu, Japan, 6.1

• July 27: Southern Bolivia, 6.1

• July 27: Fiji Islands region, 6.6 and 6.2

The important point here is that both the frequency and intensity of quakes is, on average, on the rise with each passing month.  Is this a sign of things to come?

To our South, Northern Mexico had been parched by drought conditions, affecting some 10 states, which have been declared disaster areas.  One the hardest hit is the Yaqui Valley, which had to cancel its summer planting season.

Closer to home, due to increased thermal activity and increased measured ground temperatures (up to more than 200º F ), Yellowstone National Park has closed the Volcanic Basin.

Also, there has been a lot of information on the Internet about Planet X (Nibiru) and its “imminent” passage through our Solar System.  When this may occur, no one knows for sure.  There have also been a lot of articles about a possible magnetic (or actual) pole shift for Earth.  And, of course, comets are an influencing factor into this scenario.

Back in the 1950s, Immanuel Velikovksy (1895-1979) wrote about comets and their impact on planets as they travel through the Solar System.  Velikovsky got his information by studying the ancient records in various cultures, often in the language they were written, and also directly from “elders”. 

James McCanney has gone on record as supporting the work and conclusions of Immanuel Velikovsky.  Let’s take a closer look at this often controversial figure.

In a book titled Velikovsky Reconsidered, by the editors of Penseé, comes the following statement from the book’s Preface, which the authors based on the work of Velikovsky:  [quoting]


Velikovsky Reconsidered


Global cataclysms fundamentally altered the face of our planet more than once in historical times.  The terrestrial axis shifted.  Earth fled from its established orbit.  The magnetic poles reversed.

In great convulsions, the seas emptied onto continents, the planet’s crust folded, and volcanoes erupted into mountain chains.  Lava flows, up to a mile thick, spilled out over vast areas of the Earth’s surface.  Climates changed suddenly—ice settling over lush vegetation, while green meadows and forests were transformed into deserts.

In a few awful moments, civilizations collapsed.  Species were exterminated in continental sweeps of mud, rock, and sea.  Tidal waves crushed even the largest beasts, tossing their bodies into tangled heaps in the valleys and rock fissures, preserved beneath mountains of sediment.  The mammoths of Siberia were instantly frozen and buried.

Surviving generations recorded these events by every means available: in myths and legends, temples and monuments to the planetary gods, precise charts of the heavens, sacrificial rites, astrological canons, detailed records of planetary movements, and tragic lamentations amid fallen cities and destroyed institutions.  [still quoting:]


“All Is Ruin”


Aware of a link between the circuit of heavenly bodies and the catastrophic ruin of previous generations, the ancients ceaselessly watched the planetary movements.  Their traditions recalled that when old epochs dissolved, the new “Age” or “Sun” was marked by different celestial paths.  Astronomers and seers diligently watched for any change which might augur approaching destruction and the end of an age.  [end quoting]

This is all by way of setting the stage for exploring the relationship between various celestial events and what they may have to do with calamities on planet Earth.  Let’s explore more deeply what Immanuel Velikovsky had to say, from the website:  [quoting]


Immanuel Velikovsky


There’s nothing like a massive and profound reconstruction of ancient history to really upset Egyptologists, archeologists, and other members of the “old guard of this-is-the-way-we’ve-always-done-it-so-take-your-evidence-and-go-away”.  This was particularly the case when Immanuel Velikovsky, who, after years of study, informed the world that:

• Earth, Mars, and Venus had suffered catastrophic near-collisions in historic times.

• “Sun Stand Thou Still” in Joshua’s time was a reality.

• The history of ancient Egypt contains 580 imaginary years.

And, among other things:

• The Earth was without the Moon in historical times.

Immanuel Velikovsky is the author of Worlds In Collision, Ages In Chaos, Ramses II And His Time, Peoples Of The Sea, Earth In Upheaval, and Oedipus And Akhanaton.  Today many scholars are calling Immanuel Velikovsky a scientific genius, maintaining an archive of his work at, while others are acknowledging or vindicating his work on numerous critical points.  But this has not always been the case.

Upon the publication of Worlds In Collision in 1950, Velikovsky was nearly laughed out of science, the publisher of his book was forced (because of its large number of academic textbooks) to sell the best-selling publishing rights to another non-academic publisher, and since then the Old Guard has done everything in its power to discredit the very idea of “near-Earth objects” (and thus the possibility of collisions) and even the remote possibility of any reconstruction of history.

In the latter vein, one history student, Kelly Kincaid, wrote her senior thesis on the idea that if new evidence was found which contradicted history, could the “official” history then be changed—only to find her history professor so incensed by her example (one from Velikovsky) that he, by example, proved her thesis that indeed history could not be changed from mere evidence.

In Velikovsky’s own words (

“When the manuscript of Worlds In Collision was first offered to the publisher (Macmillan Company, New York) it contained a brief story of the Deluge and of the cataclysm that terminated the Old Kingdom in Egypt.  But after one of the publisher’s readers suggested that the book should concentrate on one event, we compromised in presenting, in the published volume, two series of cataclysms—those that took place in the fifteenth century before the present era and were caused by the near-approaches of Venus, and those that occurred in the eighth century before this era and were caused by the near-approaches of Mars.

“The unused material was left for elaboration in a separate work on ‘Saturn and the Flood’ and ‘Jupiter of the Thunderbolt’.

“The reception of Worlds In Collision, however, made me understand that I had already offered more than was palatable.  And so I did not hurry with what I consider to be the heritage of our common ancestors, an inheritance of which my contemporaries in the scientific circles preferred not to partake.

“Researching and writing this book, I would sit at the feet of the sages of many ancient civilizations—one day of the Egyptian learned scribes, another of the Hebrew ancient rabbis, the next of the Hindus, Chinese, or the Pythagoreans.  But then, rising to my feet, I would confer with present-day scientific knowledge.

“At times I came to understand what perplexed the ancients, and at other times I found answers to what perplexes the moderns.  This shuttle back and forth was a daily occupation for a decade or more, and it became a way to understand the phenomena: to listen to those who lived close to the events of the past, even to witnesses, and to try to understand them in the light of the theoretical and experimental knowledge of the last few centuries, in this manner confronting witnesses and experts.

“I realized very soon that the ancient sages lived in a frightened state of mind, justified by the events they or their close ancestors had witnessed.  The ancients’ message was an anguished effort to communicate the awe engendered at seeing Nature with its elements unchained.  The moderns, however, denied their ancestors’ wisdom, even their integrity, because of an all-embracing fear of facing the past, even the historically documented experiences of our progenitors, as recent as four score generations ago.

“I have deliberately described the catastrophes of the second and first millennia before this era before I describe the catastrophes of the previous ages. The reason is obvious: the history of catastrophes is extremely unsettling to the historians, evolutionists, geologists, astronomers, and physicists.  Therefore it is preferable to start from the better known and then proceed to the less known.

“For the last catastrophe caused by the contact of Mars and the Earth, I could establish the year, the month, and even the day; not so for the catastrophes in which Venus and the Earth participated, when only the approximate time in the space of a definite century could be established.  Still, I found it advisable to narrate the story of the second millennium first: it was possible to write the story of the contacts with Venus with a fair amount of detail.

“But each cataclysm is not only more remote in time from us, it is also obscured by the catastrophes that followed.  As we seek to penetrate ever deeper into the past, we can see the foregoing periods through the veil of the catastrophes; dimmer and dimmer is the light behind every veil, till our eye can distinguish no more behind the veil that hangs over the period When The Earth Was Moonless, though already inhabited by human life [Lunatics?].  We do not know the beginning; we can only enter the theater at what may have been the third or fourth act.”  [end quoting]

This connection between massive events within our Solar System and their effects on planet Earth spans the realms of science and history.  Few are willing to pursue such information with an open mind because the contradictions with “established fact” can get such honest researchers into a lot of trouble.

The Kolbrin [Bible] will be discussed shortly during the interview with James McCanney.  There is also some discussion of Planet X, also known as Nibiru.  In my prior interview with Professor McCanney, he referred to a large comet as being responsible for the flood referred to in Genesis.  He cited as his source a hard-to-find book called the Kolbrin Bible.

Let’s see what images this old reference work draws to mind.  In Chapter Four, which is titled “The Deluge” from The Book of Gleanings, we read:  [quoting]

Then, with the dawning, men saw an awesome sight.  There, riding on a black rolling cloud came the Destroyer, newly released from the confines of the sky vaults, and she raged about the heavens, for it was her day of judgement.  The beast with her opened its mouth and belched forth fire and hot stones and a vile smoke.  It covered the whole sky above, and the meeting place of Earth and heaven could no longer be seen.  In the evening the places of the stars were changed, they rolled across the sky to new stations; then the floodwaters came.

The floodgates of Heaven were opened and the foundations of Earth were broken apart.  The surrounding waters poured over the land and broke upon the mountains.  The storehouses of the winds burst their bolts asunder, so storms and whirlwinds were loosed, to hurl themselves upon the Earth.  In the seething waters and howling gales all buildings were destroyed, trees were uprooted, and mountains cast down.  There was a time of great heat; then came a bitter cold.  The waves over the waters did not rise and fall but seethed and swirled; there was an awful sound above.  [end quoting]

This is obviously a detailed description of a massive cataclysmic event.  Was it produced by a comet coming our way?  How does one prove such an assertion? 

A number of weeks ago, there were articles posted all over the Internet about a “discovery” of the oldest known planet.  While there are many articles to choose from, here is just one, issued by NASA on July 10, 2003:  [quoting]


Hubble Helps Confirm

Oldest Known Planet


Long before our Sun and Earth ever existed, a Jupiter-sized planet formed around a Sun-like star.  Now, almost 13 billion years later, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has precisely measured the mass of this farthest and oldest known planet.

The ancient planet has had a remarkable history, because it has wound-up in an unlikely, rough neighborhood.  It orbits a peculiar pair of burned-out stars in the crowded core of a globular star cluster.

The new Hubble findings close a decade of speculation and debate as to the true nature of this ancient world, which takes a century to complete each orbit.  The planet is 2.5 times the mass of Jupiter.  Its very existence provides tantalizing evidence the first planets were formed rapidly, within a billion years of the Big Bang, leading astronomers to conclude planets may be very abundant in the universe.

The planet lies near the core of the ancient globular star cluster M4, located 5,600 light-years away in the summer constellation Scorpius.  Globular clusters are deficient in heavier elements, because they formed so early in the universe that heavier elements had not been cooked-up in abundance in the nuclear furnaces of stars.  Some astronomers have therefore argued globular clusters cannot contain planets.  This conclusion was bolstered in 1999 when Hubble failed to find close-orbiting “hot Jupiter”-type planets around the stars of the globular cluster 47 Tucanae.  Now, it seems astronomers were just looking in the wrong place, and gas-giant worlds, orbiting at greater distances from their stars, could be common in globular clusters.

“Our Hubble measurement offers tantalizing evidence that planet formation processes are quite robust and efficient at making use of a small amount of heavier elements.  This implies that planet formation happened very early in the universe” said Steinn Sigurdsson of Pennsylvania State University, State College.

“This is tremendously encouraging that planets are probably abundant in globular star clusters” says Harvey Richer of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.  He bases this conclusion on the fact a planet was uncovered in such an unlikely place: orbiting two captured stars, a helium white dwarf and a rapidly spinning neutron star, near the crowded core of a globular cluster.  In such a place, fragile planetary systems tend to be ripped apart due to gravitational interactions with neighboring stars.

The story of this planet’s discovery began in 1988, when the pulsar, called PSR B1620-26, was discovered in M4.  It is a neutral star spinning just under 100 times per second and emitting regular radio pulses like a lighthouse beam.  The white dwarf was quickly found through its effect on the clock-like white dwarf, as the two stars orbited each other twice per year.  Sometime later, astronomers noticed further irregularities in the pulsar that implied a third object was orbiting the others.  This new object was suspected to be a planet, but it also could have been a brown dwarf or a low-mass star.  Debate over its true identity continued through the 1990s.

Sigurdsson, Richer, and their co-investigators settled the debate by at last measuring the planet’s actual mass through some ingenious celestial detective work.  They had exquisite Hubble data from the mid-1990s taken to study white dwarfs in M4.  Sifting through these observations, they were able to detect the white dwarf orbiting the pulsar and measure its color and temperature.  Using evolutionary models computed by Brad Hansen of the University of California, Los Angeles, the astronomers estimated the white dwarf’s mass.

This in turn was compared to the amount of wobble in the pulsar’s signal, allowing the team to calculate the tilt of the white dwarf’s orbit as seen from Earth.  When combined with the radio studies of the wobbling pulsar, this critical piece of evidence told them the tilt of the planet’s orbit, too, and so the precise mass could at last be known.  With a mass of only 2.5 Jupiters, the object is too small to be a star or brown dwarf and must instead be a planet.  The planet is likely a gas giant without a solid surface like the Earth.

The full team involved in this discovery is composed of Hansen, Richer, Sigurdsson, Ingrid Stairs, UBC, and Stephen Thorsett, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Electronic images and additional information are available at the Internet website.  [end quoting]

Another factor that has gotten a lot of attention is the “close” passage of Mars.  Will the close proximity of Mars to Earth have any effects on our weather?  Our magnetic poles?  Anything?  I took the opportunity of inquiring about that in my discussion with Professor McCanney, but before we get to the interview, here is some brief information about the Mars passage by June Ferguson, posted 7/30/03 at the Internet website:  [quoting]


Mars  Watch


The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!  This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history.  The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.  Due to the way Jupiter’s gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.  The encounter will culminate on August 27 when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the Moon) the brightest object in the night sky.  It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide.  Mars will be easy to spot.  At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10 p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30 a.m.  That’s pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history.  So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.  Share this with your children and grandchildren.  No one alive today will ever see this again.  [end quoting]

Mars remains a prominent figure in the night sky for a time well after the date of closest approach, and the question remains as to what possible residual effects may be produced on Earth from this window of close proximity of the two planets.


Interview With James McCanney


On July 18, I had the privilege of speaking with physicist James McCanney again, this time in more detail, about the Sun, the solar winds, our unusual weather patterns, and his latest book.  Remember that all of his provocative information is noted at his Internet website.

While a more complete biography for Professor McCanney was presented as part of the front-page story in our May 2003 issue of The SPECTRUM, this brief version comes to us from the Coast-To-Coast AM late-night talk-radio program (hosted by George Noorey) website, when introducing him as a guest on that program:  [quoting] 

Professor James McCanney, M.S., is a physicist who has spent decades promoting his theoretical work showing that the Solar System is ever changing and is electrically active.  These theories have been confirmed with space probe data and prove that there are definite Earth effects resulting from our Sun’s electrical activity.  He has openly opposed NASA’s view that outer space is electrically neutral.

McCanney was a faculty member of the Physics and Mathematics departments of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  He has researched theoretical Celestial Mechanics and Plasma Physics (for the layman, these are the studies of planetary motion and electrified gases in outer space), and has presented his theories at the Los Alamos National Laboratories and American Geophysical Union.  [end quoting]

With that intro, let’s see what Professor McCanney has to say:

Martin:  I realize you have a new book out and I would like to talk to you about that, but before we get into that I would like to talk to you about the announcement by the World Meteorological Organization saying that our weather is going crazy, and in all probability is going to continue to go crazy. 

How do the solar winds influence our atmosphere and our weather, and what is going on with the Sun?  Talk as long as you like about the Sun, about SOHO, about satellites, about the general public’s inability to monitor what’s going on, what is NASA afraid of, and those kinds of things. 

I know that’s a VERY loaded question.

McCanney:  [Laughter]  That’s a big little question. 

I actually had a short, brief note in one of my early comet papers and I talked about the electrical nature of the Solar System and what comets were.  I had a short, maybe even a one-sentence note saying: “The effect of the electric fields in outer space on Earth’s upper atmosphere and weather should be investigated.”  That’s all it said.

At the time, I thought there must be something here.  We have jet-streams.  I knew there was an energy problem, which means that, basically, there is not enough energy in the local environment to cause tornadoes, hurricanes.  There is no source of electrical energy to cause lightning.

In fact, I guess this is the simplest way to put it:  If you do an analysis on solar energy strictly based on visible light that many people consider as the source of energy for our weather system and for the heating of the oceans, and ocean currents, and all of that, there simply is NOT enough energy to do the kinds of things we see. 

To begin with, let me go through the standard theories. 

The standard theory is that the sunlight comes in and heats up the ground, and then that energy is lifted up somehow, magically, causing the jet streams to flow.  That’s totally incorrect.  It violates the first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics to have an energy source that’s first dissipating and then reconcentrating into organized energy fields like the jet stream.  It, basically, doesn’t work.

Also, there is just not enough energy to do that.  Take, for example, hurricanes and tornadoes and the kinds of storms that build-up and develop into these larger storms.  Once again, simple energy calculations show that, in an average small hurricane, you would literally have to take the energy from the entire globe for, probably, a couple of days to feed into that storm to give it enough energy to cause the storm, which means that the rest of the globe would go without any energy, just to feed that storm.  Clearly, that’s not happening. 

The standard theory for how hurricanes develop now includes salt content and basically says that hurricanes develop because the cloud system is absorbing the warm water, evaporates, causing a stirring form of motion around a low cell, starts to spin, and then this forms the hurricane.  But how can you maintain that low cell when you have wind rushing into it at 200 miles an hour?  There’s clearly a problem here. 

Let’s take a tornado.  They talk about wind sheers in, say, a cold front and a warm front coming together, and these move by each other causing the rotating motion that would cause a tornado.  Clearly, if you look at tornadoes, they come DOWN OUT OF THE CLOUDS.  They do not have anything to do with wind sheer, especially down at ground levels where they are very damaging, where the biggest tornadoes develop. 

There are all kinds of physics problems involved in meteorology. 

In the formation of the jet stream which gets up to the upper atmosphere, where we’re dealing with interaction of outer space and Earth, there are obvious connections with the jet stream and high- and low-pressure cells in the atmosphere, because the jet stream will wrap around, up and over, and down below high and low cells.  So, there is some association between the high- and low-pressure cells that are down at the surface of the Earth and the movement of the jet stream which is up in the upper atmosphere.

We know that there is an Ionosphere which exists on both the day and night side of Earth, equally.  It’s not different on the night side.  Well, it’s a bit different but not extremely different on the night side as it is on the day side of the Earth.  And we have the very interesting property of the northern and the southern jet streams.  We have three jet streams on planet Earth.  The northern tropical belt or semi-tropical belt flows eastwardly around the Earth.  The southern semi-tropical belt flows eastwardly around the Earth.  And the central equatorial jet stream flows westerly around the Earth. 

What causes this counter-rotating set of jet streams?  The northern and southern jet streams snake around and dip down toward the Earth, and snake wildly—kind of snaking patterns—around the Earth.  Whereas the westward equatorial jet stream moves in a very, very steady, concentrated stream, westward, right around the equator, sometimes just a little north of the equator, sometimes a little south. 

None of these things make any sense given a Sun which just is putting out solar light radiation in the form of visible light and ultraviolet light, and the other forms of light that affect Earth.

The other thing is that most of the light that comes from the Sun—the ultraviolet, the infrared, the x-rays, everything but the visible—is pretty much lost in the upper atmosphere.  So, the only thing that really reaches the surface of the Earth is visible light.  And, of course, that turns into infrared heat which the animals use to see, and the fish under the water.  There is a lot of infrared light that is generated from the visible light coming in.  In other words, things heat up; they give off infrared light, kind-of like an iron that you iron your clothes with.  If you plug it in and heat it up, and then put it on the table, you will not see the iron at night with your eyes, but an animal would, because they see in the infrared.  Infrared light is secondary light, secondary transmission, but the point is, our weather simply could not form, we would have very bland weather. 

Let’s take a look at another issue here, and that is cloud production.  How do clouds form?  There is a very interesting piece of equipment in physics; it’s called a cloud chamber.  You put moisture in there, and then you put a high electric field along that chamber, and water droplets form.  In fact, they use it.  It was one of the very early forms of detecting subatomic particles.  The subatomic particles would move through the cloud chamber, ionize the water, and leave a little trace, and therefore you could see these subatomic particles moving around and spinning in a nearby magnetic field.  That’s literally called a cloud chamber.  But, you would not form the cloud if you didn’t put this extensive electric field across the cloud chamber.  To translate that into our atmosphere, clouds could form, a water accumulation could occur, but the big Cumulonimbus, the storm-type clouds and the hurricane-type clouds, those clouds would not form at all if you did not have some kind of significant electric field. 

So, to start putting all of this information together.  Looking at weather in general through many different aspects, the science that is taught in meteorology is simply wrong.  It could not possibly explain tornadoes, and cyclonic storms, and thunder coming out of clouds that have lightning bolts coming out of them.

The standard explanation for lightning, for example, is that there are thermal currents in a cloud.  You can see those thermal currents.  But, that is not the source of lightning.  Lightning is an electrical phenomenon.  You could have all of the movement of thermal currents that you would like, but it’s not going to GENERATE an electric field that is going to then send a lightning bolt down to the ground.  Whereas, with the vertical upward electrical phenomenon above major storms, there is no mechanism for lightning to leave.

Say it did form by that mechanism.  There is no way for this lightning to then leave that cloud to some place else because the cloud would be, basically, electrically neutral relative to everything else. 

So, the lightning and the sprites that we see above the storm system, and also below the storm system reaching the ground, has to be the result of some much larger electrical system in the atmosphere. 

You put all of this stuff together and you realize that standard meteorology today is just bogus.  It cannot explain anything.  That’s why weathermen are right 80% of the time.  Their models can predict under normal circumstances.

Let’s talk about weather modeling and climate modeling as it is performed today by meteorologists and related professionals.  What they do is, they take PAST data and they say: “Today is like a day that occurred 3 years ago, similar weather patterns, similar wind patterns.”  Then they do a statistical analysis.  This is also the way they predict where hurricanes will go, by the way.  They take this past data, and then they say: “This is what our computer model predicts.”  But, this is why they are wrong on the very violent storms—because they’re using past data that has nothing to do with the SOLAR conditions that exist today, when they’re trying to predict. 

Let’s take Hurricane Floyd; it came into Florida.  The computer models said that the storm would approach land and then turn northward.  And, in fact, they were correct in that.  But, if certain other conditions were a little bit different, that would not have happened, and Floyd would have come into Florida, killing millions of people, because they didn’t give any evacuation notice to Florida. 

So, they are, basically, using very crude, incorrect models.

[Editor’s note:  Furthermore, you more aware readers are likely to be wondering where artificial weather control enters this picture.  And, of course, the answer is that such covert manipulations add yet another layer of unpredictability for the already befuddled meteorologists to contend with.]

It turns out that the most important component of weather forecasting is in the SOLAR electric fields.  The solar wind passes by Earth, that carries the electric field with it; and I’ve identified 17 of what I call local environmental batteries, or LEBs.  These are, literally, batteries or capacitors that exist around the planet Earth and they are built-up by the solar conditions. 

The Solar System is dominated by the Sun.  I would estimate the Sun is putting out 100,000 times more electrical energy than it is putting out physical light energy.

We are very much buffered from this energy because we have a huge magnetic field, and there are many other conditions in space which buffer us from this electrical energy which is just pouring by us, continually.

Let’s look at a New Moon.  The Moon moves in front of Earth, breaks that electrical flow, and then moves out of the way.  It gives us tremendous bombardment after that Moon moves out of the way, the first and second day after the New Moon.  That’s the condition that has been identified as being one of the leading causes of kicking-off major hurricanes and storms.  What it does is:  The Moon is interacting with the solar electric field.  It’s that CHANGE which causes the storms, and causes the environment around Earth to change, and thus affects Earth weather. 

Planetary electrical alignments are another factor.  There has been a lot of misinformation about planetary alignments regarding, say, earthquakes and all kinds of devastation when the planets line-up.  There was one alignment back in the 1990s where we had, I think, 5 or 6 planets lining-up, and everybody thought the world would come to an end.  People were predicting gravitational effects.  They were ridiculous predictions based on a very poor understanding.

Gravitationally, we are NOT affected by the other planets.  What we are affected by are the electrical alignments that these planets hold with the Sun.  When the planets line-up, there are electrical connections made which increase the energy flow around Earth.  That can affect us and, in fact, does affect our weather. 

I’ve made a lot of weather predictions based on the electrical alignments of celestial objects—especially when you throw a comet in, for example, which is very large, electrically.  The electrical size of a comet is very much larger than its physical size.  That’s something that standard astronomy and space scientists and astrophysicists simply don’t understand.

In fact, to date, astrophysicists, space scientists, and astronomers deny that there is anything electrical in outer space at all.  They want to explain everything in terms of gravity and magnetic fields which, somehow, self-exist out there—which is another quagmire in modern space physics. 

These scientists, many of whom have very poor physics backgrounds, talk about magnetic effects.  I’ll just name off a few: 

Io, the small moon of Jupiter, close to the big moon of Jupiter, carries with it a tremendous electrical current.  The astronomers say: “This is due to the fact that Io is moving in Jupiter’s magnetic field and it causes the ‘dynamo effect’, and this causes the electrical current.”  When, in fact, it’s the OPPOSITE.

The electrical current is part of the electrical current flow between the Sun and Jupiter, and the small moon is just getting in the way and carrying the current with it.  That’s creating the magnetic field.  What they don’t understand is that these magnetic fields do not just self-generate.  In fact, it goes back to very fundamental electrical physics, called Maxwell’s equations.  It’s a set of four equations that describe the interaction between magnetic fields and electric fields, and basic electric charges.

Fundamentally, magnetic fields do not self-exist.  They only exist when charges move and create magnetic fields.  To understand magnetic fields in outer space, you have to understand that charges have to move to create those magnetic fields.  For charges to move, you need some sort of battery or capacitor that is sustaining the condition; in other words, it’s there all the time.  These charged currents, then, create the magnetic field, not visa-versa. 

There’s another thing that space scientists and astronomers talk about, called “magnetic reconnection”, where the magnetic field lines go around and then reconnect.  It’s as if they float out into the middle of nowhere and then came back and reconnect into a particular region.  What they don’t realize is that this is simply a SECONDARY effect.  The more fundamental thing you have to look at is: what are the electric fields that are causing the electrical current, that are causing the magnetic field?  It’s that progression.  They are looking backwards, and they never get to the electric fields, or the electrical currents, because they don’t understand the fundamental concepts of Maxwell’s equations.

These modern concepts of “magnetic reconnection” include a thing called “solar pick-up ions”.  Another fallacy is—it’s actually an impossibility—astronomers have been trying to explain why the solar wind particles accelerate once they’ve left the Sun.  Throughout an interplanetary stage they’re moving along, and all of a sudden they see these tremendous accelerations in the solar wind particles.  And so, they theorize that the magnetic field is sweeping out and it picks up these ions and sweeps them out by some kind of magnetic acceleration.  There, again: in fundamental physics the only thing a magnetic field can do to a charged particle is change its direction; it cannot add energy.  So, once again, the fundamental physics that these scientists have created, based on magnetic fields, is fundamentally flawed. 

This leads all the way back to meteorology, where scientists talk about the magnetic storms on the Sun, and what causes solar flaring.  They talk about “magnetic bubbles” in the Sun that burst, and the energy comes bursting out in these streamers of charged particles.  Totally false!  A magnetic field, of itself, cannot impart the energy to a charged particle.  It can only change its direction of motion, once again, going right back to Maxwell’s equations.

The reason I’m going through all of this is because it would be impossible for these scientists to come to any kind of correct conclusion when they don’t understand the fundamental processes at work in the Solar System.  The real fundamental processes come back to the Sun, which is putting out an excess current of protons, thusly causing a huge capacitor.  That is the electrical driving-force of the entire Solar System. 

What I’m saying is:  I realized this in my early study of the Solar System back in 1979, when I was observing these phenomena and theorizing that comets were not dirty snowballs and that the solar environment has to have an electric field, a SUSTAINED electric field. 

There is something about electric fields in outer space.  They cannot exist for very long by themselves, because currents would quickly move and cancel them.  So, there has to be an ongoing source of energy to continue to resupply this battery or capacitor.  That turns out to be the fusion of the Sun.

Now, that leads back to the condition of the Sun.  If the Sun had fusion in its core, as these astronomers theorize, then there’s no way to get a charge differential up to the surface, and therefore out into the Solar System.  So, now we’re talking about the solar energy source—fusion. 

Literally, every basic theory that modern astronomers use turns out to be incorrect.  They are fundamentally flawed.  There is no way that you can translate this into meteorology and come up with any kind of correct prediction or answers because they don’t understand the very fundamental, basic energy source in the Solar System, and that is: the Sun’s fusion is not in its core, it’s at the surface of the Sun, up at the upper atmosphere. 

One of the fundamental properties of fusion is that it separates charge and the protons go out.  It’s a rather complicated situation but, basically, the Sun is like a “super atom”.  It has a corona of very high-energy electrons which are in orbit, literally at very high velocities, around the central, positively charged core of the Sun.  So, you have the super-atom state.  When the proton streamers come off of the Sun, they are accelerated through the corona, which is NEGATIVELY charged; then they come blasting out.  This is the cause of solar flaring.  In fact, you would not even have solar flaring with the solar core fusion model, where fusion is IN the core.

In fact, before SOHO and these solar satellites were up in orbit, the standard concept of the Sun was that it was just a very smooth, glowing, orange ball.  That’s what would be predicted if you had the core model of fusion IN the Sun.

When they got up there, all of the data contradicted that model, yet they kept the model, which is one of the big problems in astronomy.  They continue to use models that are outdated, even though all this new data tells you, directly, that the model could not possibly be true.  So, decade after decade these scientists are flying around the world, going to conferences, spouting totally incorrect physics.

Their papers are being published because it’s the thing to do, the mode to follow, and there’s no progress being made.  NASA now has 10-year programs in place; one is called “The Sun-Earth Connection”.  They are just beginning to ask some of the very fundamental questions that I already had answered back in 1979 on how the solar wind translates into energy in the Solar System.

Back to the whole idea of weather.  To understand Earth weather, you first have to understand that the Sun fusion is not in the core; it’s up at the surface of the Sun.  That translates into tremendous electrical energy in the Solar System.  The planets and the comets and the moons of the Solar System all are discharging this battery or capacitor that’s built-up around the Sun.  In the process of discharging this capacitor, the electrical energy is blowing through the Solar System all the time and is, basically, the cause of our weather. 

Now, a good example of a hurricane, that according to standard theory could not exist, is one that was observed on Mars.  Mars has no oceans, no water.  But, a huge hurricane, large enough to be visible from Earth, was seen on Mars and it lasted for days, moving around the Martian atmosphere.  This was a major hurricane.  So, obviously, the theory that warm water is the cause of hurricanes could not possibly be true, and also for all the other reasons that I’ve stated.  That’s just one counter-example.

Scientists just totally ignore those contradictory examples because they’re stuck on their theoretical structure that, unfortunately, is totally wrong.  But, they are the people who have the press.  They have the journal publications, the grants, the whole system of funding.

And it’s all locked-up on these people, many of them who are quite old.  The young guys have to buy into this or they don’t get their PhD, get funded, and so on.  It’s a system that is terribly troubled and in big trouble, but it goes on because the funding is locked in place.

In fact, this year, interestingly enough, the National Science Foundation and most of the congressional budgets for science doubled.  Somebody asked me if I thought that would help improve science.  I said: “No.  You’ll just get twice as much of the same.”  And that’s really what will happen.  In fact, it will help lock-in these theories even more, because now the fundamental driving force in science, which is money and funding, is even greater, and that’s the control mechanism that is keeping science in a big rut. 

So, that is all related to how weather gets predicted and analyzed.  The fundamental situation with weather, however, is that the main driving force of our major weather systems, including our winds, is the electrical component of the Sun.  Without that, within a day or two, Earth would turn into a cold nothing.  And literally, within a week, our atmosphere would freeze and fall down to the ground as crystals.  It’s just incredible the amount of energy that comes from our Sun.

When people talk about climate or long-range trends, I don’t believe any of that.  I never believed the “Greenhouse Effect”, for example, because very simply, our daily allotment of energy is coming directly from the Sun.  A good way to understand this is: when we are in daytime, we are receiving from the Sun, directly.  Then, as the Earth spins around and you go into nighttime, you’ll probably drop an average of 20-30 degrees between day and night temperatures.  And, say that as you came around again, the Sun wasn’t there the next day; it just shut-off for some reason.  Now you would continue to drop 10, 20, 30 degrees per day—actually, per half day, in fact.  And within a very few short days, the entire Earth would just be frozen and we would continue to go into a deep freeze, very rapidly. 

So, our Sun, our climate, literally everything on Earth is very intricately related to the solar output on a DAILY basis.  This is not years, or centuries, or anything else.  It’s on a daily basis. 

The other thing that I’ve discovered about weather is that not only is the energy for these storms coming in from outside the planet, but in many cases water is building-up in these storms from outside the planet, also.  This occurs when we, basically, electrically attach, just like a comet does, to the solar environment, and the hydrogen and oxygen that are in our local environment in outer space combine and they come pouring in. 

Now, you can see a storm develop, coming across, say, the Rocky Mountains into the mid-Western states or from the Pacific Coast into, say, Oklahoma and that region, and you can see these storms building up.  The satellites are looking down, and the satellites show how much moisture is in the air.  You can look directly at the infrared and at the components of the satellites that look at just water, and you can see that, as those storms move in to the center part of the North American continent, water is being added to that system. 

You have to ask yourself: “Where is that water coming from?”  It wasn’t there when this storm came off the coast.  In many cases there was no storm coming off the coast.  The storm actually developed in the middle of the country.

I just saw last night an example—this was Hurricane Claudette—which was moving-in off the Gulf Coast into Texas.  Just as it reached shore, I snapped a picture of the National Weather radar, and also the water content in this storm.  At the same time, there was a weather system moving through the midwestern states—specifically, Illinois and Indiana and Michigan.  And in the same time that Claudette, the hurricane, moved-in off the Gulf, the storm in the Midwest gained, probably, three times as much energy and three times as much water as the hurricane.  And all the focus (and the news) was on the hurricane. 

I’m just pointing out that this hurricane was going over the ocean, picking-up water, yet a storm in the Midwest in the United States, in the same amount of time, and with no source from any ocean or body of water, picked-up three times the amount of water in that storm as the hurricane, which had been passing over the ocean for days.

Another point here is that water is, literally, coming down from above to drive these storms because there is simply not enough water in the atmosphere to drive some of these storms. 

Ask, then:  Wouldn’t we be flooding?  Wouldn’t this be a huge build-up in the ocean levels? 

The answer is:  Very quickly, much of this water moves in a hydrological cycle.  There’s a three-cycle motion in Earth’s atmosphere that very quickly takes most of this water up to the North Pole and down to the South Pole, where it builds up very rapidly.

Here’s an example:  After World War II there were five prop planes with five fighter pilots that had to make an emergency landing up at the North Pole.  And they left them there.  One of the people who was a pilot of one of those fighter planes said, I believe it was 10-15 years later, whatever it was, they got some money together and they were going to go up and salvage those airplanes.  When they got to the site, the planes were nowhere to be found.  They started digging.  The planes were 200 feet under the ice pack.  They had just been sitting there, and that’s just in a short, say, 10-year period, which shows that a couple of feet per year of water is building up—or, possibly as much as 20 feet per year of ice is building up.

So, that’s where the water is going on a continual basis from the influx of water into the atmosphere. 

You have to understand, all of these components are not understood or recognized in modern meteorology.  But, that’s kind-of an overview of where modern meteorology is, of current astronomical theories, and of my view of weather. 

Now, let’s take the announcement this past March from the World Meteorological Organization.  They made the statement that weather is going bonkers.

One thing that I’ve been almost preaching for years now is that the Sun’s energy is peaking, and it’s NOT going down.  NASA keeps putting out news releases saying: “The Sun has peaked; it’s finally going down to solar minimum.”  The fact is that, in the year 2000, the solar maximum year, the Sun peaked AND IT NEVER WENT DOWN IN ENERGY.

What I’m talking about is the electrical energy component of the Sun.  We are at a state now where the Sun is putting out tremendous, tremendous amounts of energy, over and above a normal solar maximum.

The other thing that I noticed was that comets were coming in from the southern celestial hemisphere.  In other words, our south, if you look out the south end of Earth, from that direction, you would see comets coming in, just raining into the Sun.  There were big ones, almost one per day.  I was seeing these courtesy of the SOHO satellite images.  I’m convinced that’s why they had to take SOHO down, because it was just becoming too obvious. 

In fact, the big comet NEAT-V1 that came in.  We just saw some very big comets coming in from the south.

My interpretation of this is that there is a very large object which has broken into the outer reaches of the Solar System, into the solar capacitor, probably way out beyond, many Pluto distances out, but in the southerly direction, at the bottom of the Solar System, so to speak, and is moving in and bringing with it an entire entourage of smaller objects, and this object is moving in.

There are a number of reasons to believe this, besides just being the rain of comets coming in from the south.  One is that the U.S. and the Vatican and many other groups have put a lot of money recently into large observatories at the South Pole, and none at the North Pole.  There is something very interesting going on in the southern skies.  It’s very difficult to see anything down there, unless you’re near the South Pole, just because the majority of Earth’s land mass above sea water is in the Northern Hemisphere.  There is very little land in the Southern Hemisphere, especially as you get down toward the South Pole.  There are no good astronomical viewing locations down there.  The only good place is at the South Pole, and most of us don’t have the ability to staff and build astronomical observatories at the South Pole. 

At any rate, there is something very interesting going on in the southern skies and nobody is talking about it.  I believe that is one of the main things that is driving our weather.  Something is influencing the solar capacitor, which then is interacting with the Sun and giving us this incredible weather we have been witnessing here.  And it’s just beginning to show it’s ugly head.  I think it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets a lot better. 

I think everybody will agree, we’re having very unusual weather, all the way back into the 1990s.  We had typhoons back in the ’90s, in the old Hale-Bopp days, that had 300+ mile-per-hour winds.  It also was at the same time when China and Scandinavia, those two regions of the Earth, had 250 mile-an-hour straight-line winds that came down to the surface of the Earth.  In other words, the jet stream came down and touched the planetary surface and did tremendous amounts of damage.   This is all the result of very unusual electric field situations around the Earth.

That’s just kind of a summary where the weather is today.  We’re just beginning to see the things that are making people kind of stand-up and really take notice.

Martin:  The other day, NASA announced the “discovery” of the Methuselah planet.

McCanney:  Oh, yes. 

Martin:  Let’s talk about that.

McCanney: That was a really bizarre announcement.  There are many assumptions in astronomy.  Just to review what the Methuselah planet is, apparently about 8 years ago they said they first discovered this planet, if in fact, that’s what it is.  They discovered it around a pair of stars that they believe one to be a white dwarf, one to be a pulsar.  These are bizarre forms of stars, let’s put it that way.  They detected a wobble in the motion of these two, and apparently they were finally able to get a picture of this kind-of “nub” off to the side of this twin-star system and positively identify that there was a third object there, which they called the Methuselah planet.

Of course, Methuselah was the man who lived for 900 years in the Old Testament.  They called it this because it was believed that the stars in M4, which is the star cluster they were dealing with, it was believed that these stars were 12 billion years old, some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, and therefore, close to the age of the universe. 

Now, you have to make the assumption—or they do—that the planet formed when the stars formed.  Of course, to my way of thinking, that’s absolutely incorrect.  The planet did not have to form when the star formed.  So, that’s the first error in their list of assumptions.

Then they go through this convoluted argument that there could have been other planets that formed around there at the same time, thusly forming life-bearing planets.  So these civilizations could have lived 12 billion years ago, not that far away from us in the galaxy, and would have died-off on the planet.

Now, this statement really surprises me, because the obvious conclusion to any thinking person would be that possibly, in that 12 billion years, they became space-going, and may be residing on this planet today.  But they don’t make that connection.  They simply say that they died-off on their planet.

Then they talk about the fact that this planet is 12 billion years old, almost the age of the universe, and that contradicts the “Big Bang” Theory because it was believed that these stars had to form two and three generations of stars before the heavy elements formed, like iron and the other heavier elements, that would then form the planet.

At any rate, they have all kinds of contradictions here.  Is what they are looking at even a planet, being twice the size of Jupiter?  Maybe it’s a small star, not even a planet at all.  The other assumption is that planet, if it is a planet, formed when the stars formed, according to their theory that solar systems form all at one time.

What I am saying is that these astronomers are being paid a lot of money to speculate and daydream, because there is not a single one of them who can prove any part of any of this.  I’m personally getting rather irritated at paying people to daydream.  I like to daydream, too, but I don’t expect people to pay me for it, or fly me around the world to attend extravagant meetings, or go to NASA and have national news-releases based on wild speculation and daydreaming.  And that’s all this is.

Why would NASA announce something like the Methuselah planet when they had discovered it 8 years ago?  The answer is:  NASA is hurting.  They’ve got no space program.  They’ve got nothing in space.  The Shuttle is not flying.  Nobody believes the Shuttle story.  And, basically, NASA is a space agency without a space program.  So, they’re trying to build-up public interest by giving these news-releases.

I think that is what’s behind the story here because, like I said, they discovered this 8 years ago.  Why are they releasing this story now and making such a big deal out of it?

Martin:  Part of me thinks that this is to deflect attention away from the whole Planet X scenario.  And, also, this is kind-of “parallel”, because the timing is about the same.  Two nights ago I saw a brief mention on CNN about NASA announcing that people should not be worried about our planet being hit by asteroids because the odds are way against it.  It was a several-minute blurb about asteroids and not to be afraid of asteroids.  Now, why are they talking about that now, and why are they mentioning this planet now?  Is it all Planet-X related? 

McCanney:  That’s a very good statement because I’ve heard that too, that statement about the asteroids.  They’ve said: “It’s been recalculated that the probability of us being hit by an asteroid is much lower than previously thought.” 

Martin:  Right.

McCanney:  So yes, I think they’re trying to, in a subtle way, plant these bugs in the people’s minds: “Don’t think about that dangerous outer-space stuff.  You just keep working, and paying your bills, and we’ll watch the sky for you.  Don’t you think about that.”

Martin:  [Laughter]  And, of course, nobody even brings up the subject of “action at a distance”. 

McCanney:  Right, absolutely.  The real issue here is exactly that: “action at a distance”.  They keep pounding on the theme: “Oh, we have to be hit by something” and it’s standard disinformation.  They have the reigns of the press, so they keep pounding on the same falsehoods.  Their goal, of course, is that 95% of the people will be lulled to sleep and not think any more about all these issues.

Martin:  I would imagine that, not only because of the Shuttle situation, but I would imagine that NASA is feeling some real heat about now, from many, many sources, because it seems like so much of their water balloon is leaking all over the place.

McCanney:  Well, yeah.  NASA is an agency, like many government agencies.  When it started out, everybody was an engineer, doing something.  When they had a project, everybody was in there working, including the head guy.

Then, after a few years, some people became administrators and they were administrating programs, and it got bigger.  Now it’s to the point where nearly everybody is an administrator of some kind. 

Martin:  [Laughter]

McCanney:  There’s too many chiefs and few Indians.  So, connected to all these programs, all these administrators do is fly around, go to meetings and chat, write papers that are published in the journals that they oversee, and then get more funding.  We’ve got $15 billion dollars a year going into “administering” a space program that has no space program.

Martin:  Let’s go back to the SOHO satellite and consider the fact that SOHO is not the only thing up there to watch the Sun, and yet, we are not able, as civilians, to see what’s happening.

McCanney:  SOHO is the best satellite in existence for watching the ongoing, real-time activities of the Sun—the flares, the comets coming in, the very-near Sun activity, the energy coming off the Sun.  It was planned to be de-commissioned some time ago.  So it’s not that unusual that it should be going off-line.  It has really over-extended its lifetime by quite a bit.  But what is NOT being talked about is the fact that, this past Spring 2003, two very large, new, big satellites to replace SOHO were launched with the specific job “to measure momentarily and on an ongoing basis the energy output of the Sun in all different aspects”.  In other words, that’s something that SOHO really didn’t do.  It took pictures, and you could get a feel for that.

But now, these satellites are much more sophisticated.  They have two of them for the simple reason that you need a perspective view of the Sun to see if these big flares are coming directly at us and are going to hit us.  Because with SOHO, you didn’t know if it was going to hit us until it hit SOHO, and that’s only a million miles away; so by the time it hit that it, essentially, was on top of us. 

So, these new satellites, with a two-eye perspective, so to speak, will be able to see the flares that are coming right at us.  Also, they can measure a lot more specifically all the different kinds of energy coming off the Sun.  They did this for a very specific reason.  In the “inner circle” it is very well known that the Sun is putting out far more energy than it did 10 years ago.  So, that’s the specific story on SOHO. 

The other story is that we have probably 40-45 ground-based solar observatories that are staffed and funded by U.S. scientists, all over the globe.  We have magnetic measurement stations and systems all over the globe.  We have at least 20 other satellites—modern, very sophisticated satellites—which are observing the Sun and Earth weather from a distance, moving all around the Earth, out into outer-space in our vicinity, some in Earth orbit, some in more complicated orbits that go way out into the solar winds.

But we don’t get a smidgen of data from any of these.  Well, maybe just a little bit, but what filters down to the public is absolutely miniscule.  We’re paying for very expensive toys for very few people.  This information is being funneled-up into what I call the “Secret Societies”, basically the small groups who manipulate the news and are in control, building cave cities, stocking them for themselves, creating wars in Iraq, and so on. 

The scientists who work in these agencies form an interesting statistic: 99% of all PhDs today are employed directly by the government.  That is especially true in space-science, astronomy, and astrophysics.  In that capacity, they are very much locked-in with non-disclosure agreements, and literally cannot say anything about anything that they’re doing.  That’s why you only get these vague, general, gee-whiz news releases out of NASA or the Hubble Space Telescope, like this Methuselah planet, which is a non-story.  It’s really a non-story when you see all of the other, very important things going on.  But, that’s what they want the public to think, that they are getting some kind of really important science here.  It’s really just a bunch of bull.

But, literally, the skies are crawling with these satellites—and that doesn’t include the military satellites that are up there looking at the weather.  And, of course, they have all of their own meteorological departments.  There are tens and tens of thousands of scientists, engineers, and companies making tremendous amounts of money on these satellites, and we do not get a single scrap of this information.  We still have our weathermen in their newsrooms getting their weather feed from the National Weather Service, and they can’t tell you if it’s going to rain tomorrow. 

Martin:  Are there any, that you know of, observatories in the Southern Hemisphere that are, let’s say, friendly to the people or accessible by the common man?

McCanney:  No, I’m not aware of any.

Martin:  So, really, they’re all locked-up?

McCanney:  Yes, yes.  Everything is top-down controlled.  There are spokespersons who would have you think that NASA is open, and there is no problem, and they would always tell you if something was going to happen.  The reality is, that’s not true at all.  It’s a totally cloistered, close group of people.  None of them can talk to you.  If you think otherwise, just call them up and ask them a real question. 

Martin:  [Laughter]

McCanney:  You’ll see that you cannot get one word out of them.  What they’ll do is tell you: “Oh, you want to talk to so and so.”  Then, after you’ve been passed around long enough, you’re going to realize that there is nobody who is going to talk to you there about anything real.  They, literally, cannot.  There was a time in the past when I was able to pick up the phone and call lots of people.  But, of course, those days are over.  In fact, I’m sure most people have a little sign on their desk: “Don’t talk to McCanney.”

Martin:  [Laughter]  Shifting gears here just for a minute.  Have you noticed or observed any specific effects on Earth, or Earth’s atmosphere, as a result of Mars proximity, or Mars coming in closer?

McCanney:  Nothing specific.  I do have a weather prediction, which I made for August.  It’s based on a number of factors, one of which is Mars.  But it’s not so much the proximity, because it’s only a few percent closer than normal.  That’s one of the myths, that it’s somehow very, very close to us and that might affect us.  But the situation is the following:

On August 27th there is a 4-way electrical alignment.  This is actually the first major electrical alignment of the Summer—as opposed to other summers when we have, say, a Venus alignment earlier in the Summer.  August 27th we have a New Moon.  Mars is at its closest approach.  We are in the August return current sheet of the solar capacitor.  Those are four MAJOR contributors to advanced solar wind activity.  So, I would say that August 27th we’re going to see, potentially, some serious hurricane-type or typhoon-type of activity. 

Mars is related because it’s in alignment with those other factors.  If it were just Mars, I wouldn’t give it that much credence.  But, the fact that we have the New Moon—I’ve already talked about that a little bit and why that’s important—and then, the alignment with Mars. 

August is an interesting time of year because that is when we have the maximum auroras, we have the maximum hurricane season, and we have the maximum tornado season.  All of these peak in the month of August.

You have to ask yourself: “Why would auroras have anything to do with tornadoes and hurricanes?”  Of course, if you are a traditional meteorologist, that escapes you totally and you just think: “Oh, that’s because it’s summer, because it’s hot.”  But that’s not the case, at all.

The case is:  The Sun is pouring out an excess current of protons, which holds this giant capacitor way out in space, beyond the planets, beyond the farthest planets, and this is a large electrical capacitor.  That current flow coming from the Sun cannot continue forever without some kind of return current sheet coming back to the Sun on an ongoing basis.  One of those “rivers of current” that comes back to the Sun happens to be where we pass through in the month of August, and so there’s a tremendous amount of energy flowing in that particular region.  That’s why in August we get the maximum hurricane season and auroras, which is due to electrons coming in from the sunward side of Earth.  They come pounding into our upper atmosphere.  They come down the magnetic field-lines to the North Pole and South Pole and cause the auroras.  And so, the peak of the aurora season is in August. 

So, we have auroras, hurricanes, and tornadoes, all peaking in August.  It’s due to what I’ve identified as the “return current sheet” of August.  That’s part of my theoretical structure dealing with Earth weather and the Sun/Earth connection. 

You have to also factor in that there is a New Moon.  Now, a few facts about the Moon:  The Moon lies outside of our magnetic field for about 2/3 of its orbit, when it’s in the higher, the rear side of Earth, in other words, the far side, away from the Sun.  It sits in what is known as the magnetic tail.  It’s a long, sweeping tail, that electrically, magnetically, extends out behind Earth.  The Moon is actually hidden in that tail when it’s out in that direction.

Now, as it moves around in its orbit and is moved out to the side of Earth, it breaks out of our magnetic field completely.  Now, the Moon is out there, solo, so the speak, attached to the solar wind, on its own, and is buffeted by the solar winds.  As it moves in front of us—between us and the Sun—it’s blocking the solar winds, and we are relieved for a short period of time from that direct pounding we get from the solar winds. 

So, our magnetic field expands, and it balloons out.  As the Moon moves out of the way, that solar wind comes pounding in, and what used to be a big balloon magnetic field now comes compressing in all of a sudden.  That’s one of the factors that contributes toward major weather systems, when the energy comes just pounding in, the magnetic field compresses, which very much accelerates the jet stream, and that energy flow down to the surface of the Earth, electrically, just continues cascading in toward Earth, and that’s what drives these big weather systems.  So, that’s the New Moon factor. 

We have Mars aligning-up, and it has its own current sheet with the Sun.  And we’re passing through the return current sheet of the Sun itself, of the big solar capacitor.  So, we have these 4 major factors, electrically, lining-up on August 27th.  Watch around the 27th to 29th and you’ll see those storms, those same storms you see coming across the Atlantic, every day, are going to whip-up into hurricanes.  And the same with the Pacific; those tropical storms systems that are moving around the globe all the time are going to whip-up into hurricanes. 

At any rate, you asked about Mars and its closest approach.  That is just one of the four factors that is occurring at that time, and therefore, Mars is a factor.  It is not the only factor.  It’s one of four factors that will greatly affect our weather at that time. 

If you could, for some reason, throw in a comet that might be unexpected—say a comet came around the Sun and came into alignment with these other celestial objects—the Moon, Earth, Mars, and that return current sheet—we would have a dandy set of conditions for tremendous hurricane conditions. 

Actually, that occurred once before.  I believe it was September 6, 1999.  I made a prediction the Spring before, and of course that is described in my first book, Planet X, Comets & Earth Changes, regarding a small comet called Comet Lee.  It came over the Sun, up around behind Earth on September 6th.  I noticed this alignment the May before, May 1999.  We had Venus first, a New Moon, Mars, and Comet Lee all lined-up perfectly.

I said: “On September 6th we are going to see tremendous storm activity.”  That’s the day that there were a bunch of storm systems in the Atlantic, but on September 6th, that’s the day that Hurricane Floyd formed, along with 5 other hurricanes in the Atlantic.  Also, that was one of the storm systems that disproved the traditional theory of how hurricanes form, because right on the heals of Floyd was another hurricane that came exactly over the same path, over the same warm water of the Atlantic, and formed actually a hurricane almost as big as Floyd which, according to traditional theory, would be impossible, if it is absorbing all of this energy out of the warm ocean water.  So, literally, it disproved that theory, once again, in another way. 

That’s the story on Mars.  There won’t be any gravitational significance.

I should add here that in my more recent book, Atlantis To Tesla—The Kolbrin Connection, I talk about how, in ancient days, the ancients said that Mars was orbiting much, much closer to Earth, and it was a water planet.  I would estimate, from the descriptions that they gave, that it was visibly—in the sky, that is—about 1/4 the size of our Moon; so, it was very, very visible in the sky and it would come that close in its orbit. 

Some things happened about 4,000 years ago, during another encounter of a very large celestial object moving through the Solar System at that time, which moved Mars much farther away in its orbit to where it is today.  Also, it relieved Mars of its atmosphere and its oceans, which the ancients describe very dramatically, as they talk about the electrical connection that was made between the huge comet and Mars.  They saw, literally, the oceans of Mars sucked-off, leaving the “red planet” that we see today.  That’s why Mars today is in the condition that it’s in today.

It’s a very pristine planet, with rivers and ocean markings all over the place, but which of course has no rivers or oceans.  With the tremendous dust storms that occur on that planet annually, all of those pristine conditions would have eroded away, centuries, thousands of years, millions of years ago, if Mars lost its oceans a long time ago.  So we know from that little fact that Mars lost its oceans only recently, very recently, in fact.  And the ancients talk about it, from every culture that has handed down information to us about the fact that Mars, not that long ago in historical times, probably 4,000 ago, had an orbit which came much closer to Earth, and Mars was a very blue water planet, just like Earth. 

So, at any rate, that’s kind-of the situation with Mars.

Martin:  Are there any significant new developments concerning so-called Planet X or Nibiru?

McCanney:  None, other than the fact that I was seeing comets coming in daily from the South.  Sometimes I would see a dozen small comets just streaking into the Sun, all coming from the South.  And, statistically, for every comet that you would see—this was with the SOHO satellite—there were 100 that you didn’t see, because they were either smaller or out of the visible field of view.  All these comets were, literally, just raining-in from the South. 

So, once again, I’ve looked at many factors.  Some of the great big solar flares are going out to the South.  There seems to be an abnormal number of big flares going to the South.  All of these are telling me—the fact, also, the Sun’s condition is building up much more rapidly than can be explained by any other factor.

We know, for example, from the butterfly patterns—these are the patterns that are described as butterfly patterns, but they are the annual sunspot counts that go back to the time when Galileo first saw them.  We have these records which go back for hundreds of years, literally, of sunspot counts.  Today, they are simply off the charts.   They are WAY out of the normal pattern that has existed for 300 years, really longer than that, probably 400 years.

This data has been kept, then all of sudden, in the year 2000, the butterfly patterns go wild.  They call it a butterfly pattern because the increase and the decrease in the sunspot count, as you chart them along a timeline, form a pattern that looks like a butterfly.  So, these patterns are very consistent for a 400 year period, and then all of sudden, in the year 2,000, they go haywire.  And our weather is haywire.

The people in the international meteorological community recognize this.  And you have scientists in the United States saying: “There is not a problem.  Everything is normal.  Nothing is happening.  Don’t worry about that man behind the curtain over there.” 

Martin:  Is there any new data concerning our planet’s magnetic poles and shifting toward Zero Point?

McCanney:  The situation with the magnetic fields is as follows:  80% of our magnetic field is in the form of electrical currents moving around the planet Earth.  We have solar detectors all over the Earth, on the surface, and we have them up in space.

If you look at the space magnetic fields, which are basically driven by the solar wind on a daily basis, these are fluctuating positive and negative on a daily basis.  We’re being bombarded by x-rays on a daily basis, tremendous x-ray activity coming off the Sun.  Whereas, say, back in the 1990s, they had different classification of x-ray flares—there are M-Class, X-Class, and so on, different letter values.

A large flare would have been, maybe, every 6 months, which would be a red bar on the particular chart that you would see on the SOHO page, which comes from, actually, the ghost satellite, I believe—I forget which one was giving us that data that’s on the SOHO homepage on the Internet.  Back then, one of these red bars, which represent a 3-hour period of X-ray activity, some of these red bars—which is a significant X-ray dose—one of those every 3-6 months would be considered quite the norm.  NOW we’re getting 3, 4, 5 of these red bars in a row, followed by maybe 1 or 2 yellow or green bars, which are smaller dosages, followed by 3, 4, 5 red bars again!

We’re getting bombarded by x-rays, something that you’re not hearing about in the news.  This is not on the evening news at all: “Today, this is your daily x-ray dosage.”  And it’s hard to determine what the effect of that on the public would be because it’s not something that can be directly measured today.  The only effect or measurement might be 10 years from now, of increased cancer rates or other things like that. 

That is related, also, to the magnetic conditions of Earth that are changing wildly.  They go very much positive, very much negative.  What happens when the solar magnetic field—which is reaching out and passing by us in the solar winds—when that goes negative, it actually cancels out our own terrestrial magnetic field.  At that point we don’t have a magnetic shield any more around us, and the solar wind particles just come pounding in, causing secondary particles, and that’s also a very big source of damaging, high-energy particles that would affect people, their genetics, and that type of thing.  Once again, you’re not hearing about this on the evening news.

So, yes, our magnetic field is in big trouble.  It has been for, really, a couple of years, but lately, the last 3 months, the solar wind has been changing wildly.  I noticed just last night, for example, the solar wind speed went from 700 kilometers per second down to 400 kilometers per second in a matter of hours.  This is almost unheard of.  This is a tremendously rapid change in solar conditions in a matter of just minutes, literally.  At any rate, there’s a lot going on with the Sun. 

Martin:  You were talking about this dramatic shift in the solar wind speed.  What would cause such a radical shift?

McCanney:  It was about at 11:00 at night, it was about 680.  By 4:00 in the morning, it was down below 400.

Martin:  What could cause such a thing?

McCanney:  Usually it will vary over maybe a week period, or something like that.  But what we’re getting are wild fluctuations in the particle counts, in the wind speeds, in the magnetic fields, and in all of the properties of the solar wind which should be nice and stable.  So, basically, the Sun is a-huffin’ and a-puffin’.  It’s not good.

Martin:  Do you have any theories about where it’s going to go?

McCanney:  No. 

Martin:  Is there a ceiling?

McCanney:  This is why I talk about “action at a distance”, because I think there is something moving in.  That doesn’t mean it’s going to come in and come near us, or anything like that.  But something is out there in the far reaches of the Solar System, and it is affecting the Sun.  So these effects are what we’re getting.

By the way, I want to emphasize another point about sunspots.  This is on a scale that has never been seen before in any recorded measurements of the Sun, the solar sunspot cycle, back to when measurements started, 300-400 years ago, has been very stable.  There was a thing called the “Mounder Minimum”, which caused a very small ice-age in Europe at one time back in the Middle Ages, and that was related to a sunspot cycle deficiency.

But we’re on the other side of activity now.  We’re going off the deep-end on the very active, high-energy side of the Sun now.  So, we’re definitely feeling it.  We’re going to have more violent weather, very much faster changing weather, the jet streams are going to be going crazy; they already are.  We’re seeing very cold temperatures one day, then very hot the next.  The Earth weather is erratic and way out of norm.  And this is the direct result of what’s happening with our Sun, which drives our weather on a daily basis. 

Martin:  How much of this was linked, somehow, to the Mayan calendar and what the Mayans saw?

McCanney:  I don’t think any that I am aware of is linked to the Mayan calendar.  The situation with the Mayan calendar is that their calendar was based on cycles of Venus, primarily.  That was the main thing.  And, of course, they had the Zodiac and their other daily routines, but the Mayan calendar goes way, way, way back. 

The Mayan calendar is a system of wheels, basically notched wheels, much like a clock in that there is the daily wheel, and every day that moves a notch, and that moves the same as our weeks type of wheel, which moves one notch, and on and on; and these are intricately related.  It’s much like a numbers game in which, for example, we’re repeating numbers that are not prime numbers.

There are a number of mathematical analogies that you could use for calendar systems, but basically it’s a repeating type of system, just like a clock is, where you have seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, etc.  And sometimes related in a nice regular pattern, whereas our months, for example, are not.

The Mayans had a very nice, methodical calendar.  And when it got completely through all of its cycles, it returned back to the original state.  One of the main cycles was, I think, a 57-year cycle.  And then there was a multiple of that, which eventually built-up.  I don’t recall all of the numbers.

At any rate, this was really based on the cycle of Venus.  As with all the ancients, they were very interested in Venus because on two occasions, very far back in the early pre-Mayan history, the Indians lived through the Venus catastrophe.  They knew that every 57 years there was a potential that Venus would come back, on a cycle, and ravage Earth.  They were very tuned to the heavens and the clocking of the celestial sphere, etc.

This carried forward up until the Spanish came.  You see, the Aztec calendar is a derivative of the Mayan calendar.  These all are based on Venus.  They’re based on the Sun, the Moon, but the primary driver is Venus. 

So, people say: “Well, today, Venus is just this little dot up there in the sky.  It comes around.  It’s a bright planet, sure, but what’s the big deal?”

Back 4,000 years ago, when Mars orbit was much closer to Earth, Venus was a huge comet in the Solar System, and it came close to Earth on two different occasions causing tremendous damage to Earth.

In fact, in the Mayan religion there is a ceremony, much like the Passover, in that they would go into hiding, basically into their huts or caves or whatever, and they would close doors and they would paint the blood of an animal over the door.  It’s very similar to the Passover type of ceremony.

They would spend the night there, beseeching Venus—which was Quetzalcoatl to them, their primary deity—to not destroy Earth.  If they came out in the morning and Earth had been spared, they would rebuild and put another layer on their temple cities.  So, when you go to the big Mayan cities they, literally, are built layer upon layer upon layer, over all of these 57-year cycles, down through the centuries. 

The other thing that I want to mention is about Quetzalcoatl, who is the main deity of the Mayans.  It goes back to Venus.  Quetzalcoatl was Venus.  And you wonder why “the plumed serpent god” who ruled the sky is related to Venus, and that is because back in the early days, before Venus settled into its current orbit as a planet, it was a raging comet moving through the Solar System.  That’s where my theories explain how comets work, how the big comets work, and that they, in fact, can become planets within the Solar System.  This is not abnormal, this is how it works.  It’s just that everybody has been handed this “harmless, dirty-little-snowball” explanation from NASA and the standard science community, but I claim that explanation is totally incorrect.

A good example in recent times is the huge comet Hale-Bopp, which had a nucleus about the size of our Moon.  Another example is that Comet NEAT-V1, which came around last April.  Remember, it came by the Sun and was visible to the naked eye, sitting next to the Sun.  That was another example where NASA took down the SOHO satellite and put out lie upon lie upon lie about this comet.  Then they said: “Oh, that comet only had a nucleus of a half-mile across.”  Who would believe that?

Martin:  It was huge. 

McCanney:  From here up to the corner street, only that big, was supposed to be visible next to the Sun, 10 million miles away from the Sun, and a streamer comes out at it that is 5 million miles long and interacts with it?  And you can see this with your naked eye from Earth, and yet it’s only a half-mile wide?! 

Martin:  [Laughter]

McCanney:  I mean, who do they think they’re kidding?

Martin:  [Laughter] 

McCanney:  I mean, is that absurd?

Martin:  It’s as crazy as it gets.

McCanney:  It’s absolutely insane.  Of course that thing was gigantic and planet-size.  But they did their best to lie and try to fool the public into thinking that: “No, there’s nothing out there.  Don’t worry about it.”

It’s just a huge lie.

Moreover, at this point I think the public is pretty much convinced that NASA is lying on a big scale, and has been for a long time.  I think the other thing that the public is realizing is that my theories regarding what comets are, are correct, my theories regarding how the electrical Solar System works are correct. 

And so, the bottom line is:  Hale-Bopp and Comet NEAT-V1 are examples of BIG comets with BIG nuclei that really affect the Sun.  And when you see that picture of Comet NEAT-V1 there, and this flare coming out from the Sun, you realize the tremendous power that is locked between that comet and the Sun.  [Editor’s note: Refer back to the front-page feature story of the May 2003 issue of The SPECTRUM, and the related photographs on page 49.]

And that particular flare did not come out at us, but it points out that IF that flare would come out at us, it would be a tremendous jolt to Earth.  The thing I keep stressing is, a flare like that would take-out our electrical grid system.  It wouldn’t just knock it down for an hour and then recover.  It would, basically, fry all the components in our grid system and it wouldn’t come back.

If we lose our electrical system, all communications will go down, you couldn’t pump gas, etc.  Literally, nothing in this society would work anymore.  You would be stuck where you are, with no facilities of any kind.  Your furnace wouldn’t work, your air conditioning wouldn’t work.  Every facility that we have in our modern society is linked to electricity.  It’s just a matter of time.

I think that’s when people are going to realize that they’ve been had, because we wouldn’t have to be in this predicament with a little bit of foresight and planning.  Because we could engineer the grid system to, basically, disconnect during such times.  But it’s not presently set-up to do that.

Martin:  Well, of course, the elite are perfectly well set in their underground facilities, and they will have all of the power and the food that they need, and to hell with the rest of humanity.

McCanney:  Right, yeah.  In fact, it’s their goal to get rid of everybody.  They think they’re going to have a much nicer life without all these “useless” people around.

But, at any rate, the situation with the weather IS VERY CRITICAL.  My estimation is that, one of these days, people are going to look up in the sky and they’re going to see a huge comet up there.  This thing is not going to be some little fuzzball, but it’s going to be a big, wild comet.  It’s going to be quite visible.  And they’re going to see the electrical discharges snapping out at other planets.  Maybe there will be two comets, snapping back and forth between each other.

But, at that point, people are going to go: “That’s not a little snowball.”  And NASA will be on TV, and they’re going to have their hired guns saying: “Don’t mind that.  Those are just dirty snowballs.  There’s nothing to worry about.  They’re not going to hit Earth; they are going to pass by; they’re not going to hit us.”

This is what you’ll hear; I guarantee you, that is what will be on the news.  That is about the point when your electricity goes out, the Sun is going crazy, the tornadoes come by, day after day after day, and people are going to go: “I don’t think this is normal!”  And you’re going to have the meteorological mouths on TV saying: “Don’t worry, folks; this is normal.”  This is, literally, what’s going to happen. 

Martin:  Let’s talk about your new book.  For many years there has been the theory that Atlantis was in the Atlantic, Lemuria was in the Pacific, and pre-Lemuria, pre-Atlantis was an ancient civilization called Mu.  What makes you conclude that it is, specifically, Atlantis that they are investigating in the South China Sea area, as opposed to Mu, or Lemuria?

McCanney:  There again, Atlantis, apparently, was the last civilization that really went down.  It was a very advanced culture that we hear about in legends that had directed energy beams, big mirrors, big lasers, had the ability to fly, and I believe, space flight.  I believe that they were landing on Mars.  They had regular movement between Earth and Mars, when Mars was a water planet.  When Mars came very close in its orbit to Earth, it was a very simple shuttle trip to go to Mars, and you did not have to take any provisions with you because Mars was a water planet, just like Earth.

So, basically, there were civilizations on Mars, on Earth, and once every 5 years or so, when the planets aligned, you could make a trip back and forth, which was quite commonplace at that time. 

This is the overall scenario.  They knew about atmospheric electricity.  They were able to tap into it.  They had unlimited electrical power.  They had been around for thousands of years, as opposed to, say, our civilization of modern, Western man in the United States, of the last 100 years.  In a 10,000-year period they would have been quite advanced, and learned how to live with the environment without destroying themselves and the environment. 

Be that as it may, to answer the question regarding the South China Sea, there are many, many factors.  The study which convinced me of the significance of the South China Sea was done by a physicist from Brazil.  He published this in 1997, which is to my estimation about when the Navy went in there, took it seriously, and actually started digging around over there.

Let me explain what this scientist did.  You can get more details at his website.  He did a very extensive and very interesting methodical study.  He went through all of the legends, and all the things that had to be on the island, the continent of Atlantis, all of the different conditions.  I’ve actually added some, since then. It’s very extensive.  He goes into the bloodlines of the people who descended from the Atlanteans.  It turns out that they had a very distinctive bloodline.  The fact that it had vast plains larger than Asia Minor; it had roaming herds of large Mastodons, elephants, those types of large animals, horses; it had to, of course, be an area where these animals had evolved over long periods of time. 

So, he took all of these conditions and he made a table.  He looked at all of the places that people had suggested, previously, including Antarctica, Norway, Brazil, on and on, all these other places—the Atlantic ocean, the Azores, the Canary Islands, on and on, that were suggested as being places where Atlantis used to be. 

In ancient times, there was no Pacific Ocean by name, and the waterways were quite a bit different than they are now because of the tilt of the Earth.  It was before a pole shift.  What we call the Laurentian Ice Shield was actually the old North Pole.  At the time, Siberia had a tropical climate with large herds of Mastodons and vast tropical plains and forests. 

When you realize this, then the Northern route around North America is no longer blocked by ice, but becomes an open water channel for navigation.  Also, then, Antarctica would move into—latitude wise, relative to the North and South Celestial Poles—somewhere into the region where the South Indian Ocean is now.  So it, literally, would have been a temperate climate back then, and inhabited, maybe very heavily populated.

Basically, the mantle of the Earth’s crust shifted by about 40 degrees.  The situation prior to the catastrophe—the pole shift—and the pole shift being caused by a gravitational wave—now, I’m mixing some of his stuff with mine here—but he made two observations:  One was, in the old Atlantean world there was only one ocean and it was called the Ocean of the Atlanteans, or the Atlantic Ocean.   And you have to look in our modern history, the Pacific Ocean was not named until Balboa and Magellan discovered it back in the 1500s.  It was Magellan who named it the Pacific Ocean because it was so calm the day he saw it.  So, literally, prior to that the Pacific Ocean lay there, nameless, back into any previous history.

Another factor is the map that Columbus had.  When he came westward, he had a map that the Phoenicians had handed-down.  And in fact, he was expecting to find this shoreline that was one of the indicators that he was going to look at to know that he was halfway to the West Indies.  It turns out that shoreline is now under the Antarctic icecap.  But, in previous times, it was in a much more temperate latitude.  It would have been navigable by a sailor.  It would have been recognizable because it was a very distinct coastline.  Columbus was actually looking for that, and of course, never understood that it was under the Antarctic icecap. 

Later, only through satellite imaging through the icecap did they recognize that the shoreline on Columbus’ map was identical with the shoreline of Antarctica, exactly!

The one realization that this brilliant physicist came to was that there was only one Atlantic Ocean. 

The second thing was that the Pillars of Hercules, in the ancient interpretation, was the island of Cracatoa and its sister volcano that sits now in the Straight of Sunda, between Sumatra and Java.  That’s right off the South China Sea.  This was the entrance into the channel, into the main continent of Atlantis. 

And so, when Solon brought the information back from the ancient Egyptians, it ended-up in one of the ancient Greek dissertations.  Basically, this is where the Greeks got their information, and this is where we get a lot of our information about Atlantis.  But the statement was that Atlantis, the continent, lay in the Atlantic Ocean beyond the Pillars of Hercules.  Well, the Greek “modern” interpretation was the Rock of Gibraltar and their only knowledge of any ocean was outside there, and that was called the Atlantic Ocean.  The ancient Greeks didn’t know that there was all of this—the North American continent and what we now call the Pacific, which was, in ancient days, simply one vast ocean called the Atlantic Ocean. 

And so, if you take your finger from the Rock of Gibraltar, when the Greeks said “opposite the Pillars of Hercules”, what they REALLY meant was on the other side of the globe, not outside that in the Atlantic Ocean.  There are a lot of other factors regarding the South China Sea.  It’s very shallow, right now.  When Atlantis went down, it went down!  In my book I talk about the night it happened, when Venus came across—or whatever celestial object it was—that basically threw it up, probably between 100-500 meters, and then it went whomp, and it went down in one big collapse and under the ocean, but it didn’t go under that far.   The South China Sea is very shallow. 

So, you have to have all of these properties of Atlantis—the vast plains, where the animals could evolve over a long period of time; and when it went under, it only went under a short distance.  It didn’t go under miles.  There is no place in the Atlantic that is like this.  After the collapse of Atlantis, when the ancient mariners went back in to find it—when they went back through the Pillars of Hercules, which was Cracatoa and it’s sister island there, they couldn’t get through.  It was just floating bogs of grass and seaweed, all bound-up in a mix of lava and mud.  They would go in a little ways, and their boats would get all tangled-up, and they wouldn’t be able to get back out.  So, they couldn’t get in very far to see what had happened with Atlantis. 

That’s not like the Atlantic Ocean.  The Atlantic Ocean has a short continental shelf outside the Rock of Gibraltar, and then it drops down.  It drops down and is very steep there.  None of that fits the picture of what happened to Atlantis.  Atlantis only went under the ocean a short ways.  And so, the South China Sea now is very much like that. 

I have a bunch of properties of my own to add to the picture.  For example, the electrical nature of the South China Sea is very active.  In fact, NASA completely shuts-off communications when it flies over that area because it is electrically attached outside the planet.  This was one of the big things that led the Atlanteans to discover electricity—natural, atmospheric electricity—so early, which later was “rediscovered” by Tesla.  That’s why I group them together in the same book—because Tesla is connected through the ancient documents that were handed-down and ultimately kept in the basement of the Vatican.  Tesla had access to these through his father, who actually worked in the Vatican.  That’s where he got his first lead on developing these electrical devices that he developed.  All of these ancient texts were actually passed-down, and still existed in the basement of the Vatican. 

But, back to Atlantis.  The South China Sea, before the rotation of the pole shift, was about 5 degrees south of the Equator.  If you take a globe and you put your finger where the old North Pole used to be—north of the state of Michigan—and you put your other finger on the globe in the South Indian Ocean—diametrically opposed—and you rotate this Earth, you’ll find that the South China Sea, where Atlantis was, ends-up just a few degrees south of the old Equator. 

The situation, then, if you look East from Atlantis, it goes over halfway around the globe.  The next point of land is the very southern tip of South America and Antarctica.  And what happens then concerns these storm systems.  This westward-moving equatorial electron belt, which circles the globe, which would create circles right over their head, had tremendous, tremendous electrical energy, basically stored-up until it got to Atlantis, and then just came raining out of the sky.  So, they had almost unlimited, huge, huge amounts of electrical power coming down out of the sky.  I use the analogy: “Living in Atlantis and not understanding about atmospheric electricity would be like living in Polynesia and not knowing how to swim.”  They were just flooded with this incredible amount of energy coming out of the sky.  Basically, they learned very early how to tap into this, how to harness it, and how to distribute it.  That was the source of their advanced civilization, harnessing this natural electrical energy. 

 The South China Sea is, today, very electrically active.  It’s the most active electrical spot on the planet. 

Martin:  And you believe that our government is down there actually trying to excavate some of this technology? 

McCanney:  Yes, absolutely.  It is one of the top priorities in the military, in the government, and within the Secret Societies who oversee the governments of the world, the very rich people who create wars, etc.  It’s about finding oil and controlling oil because the ancient technologies are something that they’re on the verge of discovering.  One of the little-known facts about the Iraq war—and I think one of the prime motivators for moving into Iraq so quickly—was to get into the archeological fields.  Iraq had just discovered some major finds over there that went back to those ancient times.  It is known that there were big batteries in there.  Not a lot of word came out of those areas, but definitely they were onto something.

One of the very first things the military did over there was to secure those archeological fields.  That’s why they want a presence over there—not to protect Baghdad; that’s a front.  They want clear reign over those archeological fields, as well as the oil fields.  This is a very top priority for these people, getting into those ancient technologies.  They knew they had electromagnetic propulsion systems for space travel.  This is what these people thrive on—like I say, it far outweighs the search for power and oil. 

Martin:  It’s my understanding through a confidential source that the ancient technology that was recovered from that region, although it’s “secure”, is essentially in a situation where they don’t know what to do with it.  We go back to intent.  They don’t know what they’re doing.  They’re in way over their heads. 

I would predict that will happen again, if they do, in fact, recover any Atlantean technology; they again will be in over their heads and will be, essentially, stuck with something they really don’t know what they’re dealing with.

McCanney:  Right, and in typical form, they would not tell anybody, keep it secret, and ultimately make a mess of it, and possibly destroy what could be derived from that.

Martin:  We’re back to the ultimate scientific quandary: what is an honorable scientist to do? 

McCanney:  Right, right.  The situation with scientists today is that anybody who has, during their careers, signed-over to either corporations, the military, or government agencies, is basically BOUND FOR LIFE!  That’s why I don’t have any ties to any of them.  I never did.  When I got my Master’s Degree, I of course was working under an assistantship type of grant money.  But, other than that, I’ve never worked for the government, or any of these agencies or companies.  All of my work has been strictly independent.  As a result, I don’t have any ties to these people.

Martin:  Most of the scientists are already locked-in to the “non-disclosure” situation, but there have got to be some up-and-coming scientists in the world who are not locked-in yet.  Has there been any networking effort to create an honorable scientific underground, or some kind of mechanism whereby there can be an exchange of knowledge that is not hindered through non-disclosure agreements?

McCanney:  Well, two things.  One is that I get emails all the time from students.  “I’m a physics student at such-and-such.  I’ve been following your stuff and I want to learn more about it.”  So, there’s definitely a growing interest in the student crowd. 

In fact, that’s one thing that I hope to do in the future, is to do exactly that.  I’m not sure if you would call it “influencing” these people, but I would like to encourage them to become independent scientists, and not go the route of the standard PhD—get your first job, get a grant, work under some professor, or work in some government agency, or in some government laboratory, or whatever. 

In a sense, it’s really everything you’ve been working for.  There are no good telescopes, or real facilities, that are privately funded.  And if there were, I just wonder how long they would be around without being severely scrutinized, because these people are very adamant about keeping a lid on science. 

They don’t know what to do about me.  I can take a little bit of bad data that dribbles out, and I can interpret more out of that than they can with all of their good data and supercomputers, because I know what’s going on.  I know the theoretical basis for what’s going on. 

It’s very difficult for someone to go all the way through, get a Ph.D., and then say: “I’m not going to go and bite the hook.” 

Martin:  In your interactions with people around the globe, are there any particular countries that seem to be generating scientists more openly?  Is there a specific country that has a promising crop of scientists? 

McCanney:  Russia is an interesting place, but the last word I had, directly, was last Spring, when I was at the International UFO Congress, and I talked quite a bit with the 3rd person, basically, in the Soviet Union, the head of security.

Martin:  I know who you’re talking about.

McCanney:  They very definitely are advancing, and they have a very open society with a real search for the truth.  What’s going on in Western society is very much the opposite; it’s trying to control and everything is “black ops” and “top secret”.  It’s a whole different mechanism.  We’re very industrialized and mechanized.  Everything has to be computerized and categorized.  In a free-flowing, free-thinking society, that’s really open, it’s just the opposite.  So, there is a big clash on a worldwide basis regarding technology. 

Right now we have a military that is so huge, and requires so much in terms of resources, that it is, literally, scouring the globe to protect resources so that it will self-generate.  We have a military that is utilizing incredible amounts of resources and literally wasting them.  It’s like pouring it down a Black Hole because they’re doing, literally, no earthly good.  When they become active, they destroy. 

So, our resources are going into our military.  It’s sucking this country dry.  The military is off on its own, right now scouring the world for resources, and it’s an entity unto itself.  It’s a machine that, unless Planet X comes through, I don’t think anything can stop it. 

Martin:  That’s quite a thought. 

I’m almost reluctant to go down this road, but we might as well.  There was some interest among our readership when you mentioned the Kolbrin Bible in our last interview.  Why has—and the answer to this is so obvious, but I want you to comment on it—why has this book been so deeply undercover?  What is in that book that represents a threat to the Powers That Be?

McCanney:  It’s a true history of man.  It’s a true history of the catastrophe of the flood [the one familiar from the biblical book of Genesis], and it’s a true history of what was going on before the flood.  That’s the reason that the book is so tightly guarded.  If it were somehow to leak out of the secret holding, it would be just a matter of a short amount of time before it would be changed and bastardized, just like all of the other versions of the Old Testament, and then who would be the one to say: “I’ve got the correct, original version.”  So that’s why it’s kept.  Also, it’s kept because the people holding it would not last long if it was found out who is holding it.  There are a number of reasons, and this has been a battle that has been going on for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

Martin:  Two thousand, to be exact.

McCanney:  Yeah.  Where it came from prior to that is not totally known.  But most of these ancient documents, like Columbus’ map, were tightly guarded by people, individuals, and handed-down.  Human nature was the same then as it is now.  You find that modern versions of the Bible are almost unrecognizable.  They don’t talk about the ancient civilizations.  They don’t talk about the catastrophe.  They don’t talk about the fact that it was a large comet coming from beyond the Solar System that caused the damage. 

Martin:  Now, again, to clarify for our readers—we’re talking Old Testament, right?

McCanney:  Right, correct.  Much of the link to the past is, in fact, for myself, is a link also to the confirmation of my scientific theories regarding the electrical nature of the Solar System.  Because these are not small, little comets.  These are big, raging, electrically active comets that can span the heavens, so to speak. 

It confirms, in a sense, that part of my scientific theories.  It also gives you the source of the electrical nature of the Solar System which, ultimately, was the source of power of the ancient civilizations.  Then, up to Tesla, where he rediscovered, basically, enough of the ancient designs to get him started.  Then once he got started, he was an inventor and understood the principles.  This is one of the points that I make in my book.  One of the very essential elements, if you look in the Old Testament, of the electrical devices, if you look at ancient Atlantis and you look at Tesla, the one thing they all had in common which is absolutely necessary for the development of the electronics is glass.

You might think: “That’s kind of a funny thing.”  But glass is a very necessary material to make these electrical components.  The big glass tubes for amplifiers, for mirrors, for lenses, for batteries, for insulators, for the electrical propulsion system, and on and on.  Glass is a major, important component.  Atlantis had it.  It’s very clear that the devices in the Old Testament that were electrical had glass in them.  And it’s what Tesla needed to make his devices work, besides metal.  You also need metal for the conductor portions.  But, glass is a very important material. 

Martin:  For our readers out there who are unaware of what we’re talking about with the Kolbrin Bible, obviously you’re not going to go to Barnes & Noble, or even on the Internet doing a search, you won’t find anything about the Kolbrin Bible.  Is that correct?

McCanney:  Correct, yes.  I get that asked all the time:  “Where can I get a copy?  I’ve searched, I’ve gone, I’ve called, I’ve been on the Internet.”  No.  It’s not something that you’re going to find.  What I tell people is that, if you’re lucky, it may find you.  But, it’s once again, something that is held tightly within small groups, and basically handed down within families.  They don’t talk about it.  It’s not something that somebody is going to release, or say: “Oh, you’re a good guy, I’ll give you a copy.”  It’s not going to happen.

Martin:  Do you want to talk for a moment about how people can get your new book? 

McCanney:  Yes.  The new book title is: Atlantis To Tesla—The Kobrin Connection:  The Science Of Atlantis And Tesla Are Rediscovered, Giving A Unique, Untold View Of Life On The Lost Continent, Ancient Spacecraft Design, Unlimited Electrical Power, And The Secret Societies. 

It’s available, of course, on my website, and there is an 800 number which I’ve set up, in addition to mail-order.  At the 800 number, only the PAIR of books are sold.  Planet X, Comets & Earth Changes and the new book Atlantis To Tesla.  The two books, with mailing, would normally add up to $39.  But what I’ve done, I’ve included shipping, and the total price is only $28 for the two books.  On the 800 number you can just order the two-book set.  The mail-order address is also for the two-book set.  The phone number for ordering the two-book set is: 800-289-2891.  The mail-order address is:  JMCC, P. O. Box 58, Navarre, MN  55392.

I’m selling them as a set because it is a matched set of books.  Also, you’re not going to understand Atlantis To Tesla without understanding the physics and the science—concerning the electrical nature of the Solar System—presented in the first book.  You wouldn’t understand where the Atlanteans got their information, their knowledge.  They were using it.  You’re not going to understand the propulsion system unless you understand the science of an electrical Solar System.  It’s the same with Tesla.  To understand the electrical fields that he was tapping into, to produce unlimited electrical energy out of the atmosphere, you won’t understand that unless you go back to the source of that energy, the Sun, and that’s described in the first book. 

As a benefit to the reader, I am offering the two-book set at a considerably reduced price.  People are quite satisfied with this.  And, of course, people who already have the first book can buy just the second book, but that is ONLY available at my Internet website.

Martin:  I’d like to wind-up with two last questions.  The first question is: If you were talking directly to a group of scientists internationally, what would you say to them?

McCanney:  The direction that scientists are being led, in terms of development for use of science for military purposes, there would not be a military if it were not for the scientists who develop the technologies that then go into the military.  And the reason we have to leave the military behind is multi-fold. 

One is: at a certain point in our civilization, we have to stop fighting wars, and start using our valuable time and resources and talent to develop a future. 

Secondly: the military, right now, is consuming far too many resources.  This cannot go on.

Thirdly: if we are going to progress as a civilization and move into space, it is literally impossible, from a mathematical point of view, from a functional point of view, to take the military into space with us.  Because it’s going to bog us down and we just aren’t going to progress in space.  It’s just not going to happen. 

So it is, literally, up to the scientists to take the leading edge, and direct society and use our technology for advancement into outer space.  Also, there must be advancement in the use of resources on this planet, in the long-term, from a 5,000 to 10,000 years perspective, not just the next 2 years of corporate profits.

The other thing that I would say is:  Release yourself from any government bonds that you have.  It’s going to be a very difficult thing to do because, in most cases, people will no longer be able to get funding.  They will be ostracized.  It could put some of them in a great deal of danger because of the fear of them taking information or technology away from these groups that have gained control of the scientists. 

We’re really at a very difficult crossroads in the development of the human species.  Unfortunately, the scientists selling-out to a paycheck are largely responsible for the condition that the world is in today.  I mean, look at the atomic bomb, weapons of mass destruction, biological weapons, chemical weapons.  Most of the labors of scientists in the last century have gone into making military weapons of some kind.  Unless scientists follow, for example, my lead, and move away from that, we are headed down the path of self-destruction.  It’s a one-way ticket.  No road back.

That’s what I would say.

Martin:  Now, if you were talking to our general readership, to the average person, what would you say to them?   And, with that in mind, what suggestions would you have for them, in terms of what they can do to turn things around?

McCanney:  The average person has to wake-up to the realization—and this probably goes beyond your readership, since they’re pretty aware of what’s going on—but the average person on the street, the 95% of the public who are totally unaware of what is really going on in the world, unaware of who is controlling the media and the political situation, the people who vote and think their vote counts, the people who think there is a two-party system in the United States, those people have to wake-up.  In fact, I think if Planet X came by, they would still be looking to the government to come in and save them.

I think, in general, we are at a very desperate point on the planet today.  The 95% of the people who are totally unaware, I don’t think are going to wake-up even if a brick dropped on their heads.

So, that puts us in a situation where I believe we have to take the attitude that there has to be a “bubble society”—in other words, a society that, literally, breaks-off from mainstream society.  I don’t mean going up into the hills and forming a colony.  It’s up to each individual, in their own place, in their own lifestyle, to break-off from what the rest of society is doing and take a longterm perspective on where you’re going to go with your life.

Unfortunately, the resources are being controlled by a few, and the direction that this society is headed, down the wrong path, is being controlled by a few.  They have the power.  They have the big guns.  So, it’s not like a few people can form a revolution, as has happened, say, a few hundred years ago.  That type of revolution is just not possible any more because of the level of armament that these controlling people have.

At any rate, something major has to occur on this planet—probably a natural catastrophe, maybe a solar flare that takes down our grid system—that is going to change the way we operate on this planet.  But, short of that, we don’t have the ability to ORGANIZE a bubble society, within this society, to somehow change the direction this society is moving. 

I think we’re in a quandary.  I think this world is in serious trouble.  I don’t see a real solution, myself, other than the rest of the world waking-up, and I don’t think that’s happening.

The other thing that I’ll say is that the United States is a big anchor on the rest of the world.  It’s like an albatross around the necks of the rest of the world.  We’re consuming far too much in terms of resources.  And we’re using those resources to destroy, not to benefit the world.  So, basically, the United States, I would say, is the biggest problem in the world right now.

The rest of the world, I think, is progressing.  Many places are progressing.  Russia, for example, is progressing.  That doesn’t mean that they’re rich, or they have a lot of money, or a lot of nice houses.  They are progressing in a manner that is consistent with the planet we live on, in harmony with the planet, not working against it to tear it apart.

At any rate, I think the United States has to internally change and get away from the political system that we’re in, and this could be very difficult given the overall world control that’s going on right now.

I don’t see a lot of hope.  But I also think that we’re, very soon, going to be staring down the barrel of a very major natural catastrophe, possibly coming from outside the planet, and like it or not, people are going to have to change at that point. 

That’s all.

Martin:  On the record, I want to thank you, so much, for taking the time to do this.  I’m sure our readers will be greatly enriched by everything that you’ve shared today.  So, thank you.

McCanney:  I appreciate the chance to get to speak to so many people.  That’s a rare opportunity; not many people get that kind of opportunity.  So, I very much appreciate that, Rick.  And I appreciate all of your efforts in getting this information out to where such a large audience can see it.




As the weeks rolled by after writing the initial draft of this story, some additional information came to my attention.  Allow me to just list a few items of interest.


Changes In The Earth’s Rotation

Are In The Wind


An interesting 3/4/03 note from the Goddard Space Flight Center website ( said:  [quoting]

Because of Earth’s dynamic climate, winds and atmospheric pressure systems experience constant change.  These fluctuations may affect how our planet rotates on its axis, according to NASA-funded research that used wind and satellite data.

NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) mission is to understand the Earth system and its response to natural and human-induced changes for better prediction of climate, weather, and natural hazards, such as atmospheric changes or El Niño events that may have contributed to the effect on Earth’s rotation.

“Changes in the atmosphere, specifically atmospheric pressure around the world, and the motions of the winds that may be related to such climate signals as El Niño, are strong enough that their effect is observed in the Earth’s rotation signal” said David A. Salstein, an atmospheric scientist from Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., of Lexington, Massachusetts, who led a recent study.  [end quoting]

Of course we can’t assume that any of this important research is going to be shared with the citizenry—whose tax dollars largely fund the work.

On another matter, on August 12, 2003, Pope John Paul II led prayers for rain as temperatures across Europe continued to soar.  The reported number of heat-related deaths continued to rise as well, leveling out well above 13,000—officially.   

Moving now from Europe closer to home, consider this 8/10/03 item from Seth Borenstein of Knight-Rider Newspapers:  [quoting]


Alaska Warming

Is Look At Future


Alaska is melting.

Glaciers are receding.  Permafrost is thawing.  Roads are collapsing.  Forests are dying.  Villages are being forced to move, and animals are being forced to seek new habitats.

What’s happening in Alaska is a preview of what people farther south can expect, said Robert Corell, a former top National Science Foundation scientist who heads research for the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment team.

“If you want to see what will be happening in the rest of the world 25 years from now, just look at what’s happening in the Arctic” Corell said.

In Alaska, year-round average temperatures have risen 5º F since the 1960s, and winter temperatures soared 8º in that period, according to the federal government.  The entire world is expected to warm 2.5 to 10º by 2100, predict scientists at the International Panel on Climate Change.

Last year was the hottest year in Alaska history, and this past winter was the second warmest on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC, which found that Alaska’s temperatures began to rise dramatically in 1976.  This July, Anchorage recorded its second-highest temperature ever.  [end quoting]

Naturally, there will be no public mention of how much top-secret tinkering—such as HAARP—has to do with this kind of effect.  As James McCanney discussed earlier, do you suppose the consciences of the scientists involved will ever win out over the intimidations of their controllers?

And speaking of Alaska, how about this 8/12/03 item from CNN News (  [quoting]


Underwater Volcano Discovered

In Aleutians


The North Pacific’s “Ring of Fire” can claim a new member—a previously unknown underwater volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands that researchers in Alaska revealed on Monday.

Scientists this summer mapped the cone-shaped volcano, which rises beneath the waters near Amchitka Pass, a gap in the chain of largely uninhabited islands that separate the Pacific Ocean from the Bering Sea.

The volcano rises 1,903 feet (580 meters) above the sea floor and tops out less than 377 feet (115 meters) from the water’s surface, said researchers with the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and the National Marine Fisheries Service.  [end quoting]

One wonders just how many other such hidden lava vents, similar to the above report, are yet to be discovered.  While we muse about such underwater volcanic surprises, let’s pay close attention to the increased activity on land, such as this for 8/22/03, reported by major news services:  [quoting]


Ecuador Volcano Rumbles To Life


Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano, in a state of simmering eruption since October 1999, rumbled to life overnight, sending a column of smoke and ash three kilometers high, the Geophysical Institute said.

The volcano, 5000 meters in altitude and 135 meters south of Quito, is one of Ecuador’s most active.  [end quoting]

At a recent trip to our local post office, I noticed a flier on the counter from Homeland Security geared toward “preparing” for an emergency—such things as making an emergency supply kit, establishing a family communications plan, and creating a plan to “shelter-in-place” at an interior room of one’s residence.  The question begs to be asked: Is Homeland Security recommending these actions for a potential “terrorist act” or for something much larger along the lines of Earth changes?

Others who have an attunement with Mother Earth echo similar warnings.


Closing Thoughts


The cumulative data suggests that Mother Earth is gearing-up for some significant adjustments.  While the dire predictions of Earth changes that have been made over the last two decades have gone largely unmanifested—SO FAR—something significant is clearly happening with our planet at this present lively time.

Will we look back on the current level of activity as a precursor of what unfolded just around the corner?  That’s largely out of our hands. 

It IS important for us to always remember to keep God in the equation when thinking about humanity’s plight in the midst of such planet-wide events.  It is far too easy to slip into depression and become overwhelmed.  Constructive action and positive thought are as important now as ever.

We may not need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, but I, for one, am grateful to have James McCanney’s input concerning how planetary conditions are affected by the Sun and the solar winds.  If there is one point made loud and clear from his discussion, it’s that everything in this vast Universe is indeed connected.  So if the Sun sneezes, we’d better be paying attention!