While the reconstruction of the region from the devastating effects just recently came close to completion, even the separatist rebels in Aceh made their peace with the central government in the aftermath of the Tsunami – culminating with a former rebel becoming the governor of Aceh.
So much about the good news.
What’s about to go wrong this time?
A Brazilian Psychic predicted that exactly on 23/12/2007 a huge earthquake (with a magnitude of 8.5 on the Richter Scale) will strike Sumatra, causing death and devastation. The local authorities were getting a letter from the Psychic, which was directed to the Indonesian Embassy in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil.
Taking the warning very seriously, the local authorities in Sumatra already assigned evacuation shelters to local residents, with evacuation drills prior to December 23 to follow-up. A spokesman for the Bengkulu province said:
“Though we call it a rumor, we take this information very seriously. We don’t want people to blame us if it really happens.”
That’s interesting to hear: it’s actually not about protecting or saving people’s life, but more about “passing the buck” – even before things go wrong. Blame, shame on you -> very bad -> loss of face -> even worse. Better if someone has a vision of things to come.
Has at least someone any Vision?
You have to give it one thing though; the said Psychic is rumored to have previously predicted the 2004 Tsunami already back in 1998, as well as the September 2006 earthquake (8.4 on the Richter Scale), which caused 23 casualties.
Although representatives of the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said that “no technology in the world can currently correctly predict an earthquake’s date” – Bengkulu and other provinces in Sumatra are taking no chances.
There are plenty of paranormal and mystic phenomenas, people believe in around the globe. Let’s see if we can name just a few:
- religious rituals
- black/white magic
- sorcery or witchcraft
But back to our topic:
Maybe it is really possible to predict earthquakes, not scientifically, but with a bit of distance and by a hyper-sensitive mind or soul?
So besides waiting and seeing if those prophecies will come true – what do you make out of this story?
Make your own prediction here, check back on December 23 – and find out if you can be a Psychic as well!
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