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Gordon-Michael Scallion (GMS)

Gordon-Michael Scallion - or GMS, as he prefers to be called - claims to have the "gift of prophecy" like Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce. Like Cayce, Atlantis has visited him, and like Nostradamus and Cayce, his head is filled with visions of disasters and apocalypses. In fact, GMS's head is filled with many of the same visions Cayce claimed to have had. Coincidence? Not likely. He has predicted earthquakes in California and hurricanes in Florida. His doomsday prophecies are very popular with Art Bell, on whose radio show GMS has been featured several times. His predictions are so wild that his followers seem not to care that his accuracy is on par with Jeane Dixon's. Skeptics might think GMS is a plagiarist; true believers might think he, Cayce, Dixon, Nostradamus, and friends have tapped into the Akashic record.

GMS is actually a prophetic industry that he calls The Matrix Institute. One of his more popular items for sale is a map of the future Earth as seen by GMS. On this map - which he once claimed would be the true map of the world by at least the year 2002 - California is nothing but a few islands in the Pacific and Denver is where the ocean front property sits. (This is a revision of an earlier prophecy that also proved false.) Eventually, says GMS, the United States will restructure itself as thirteen colonies, proving that what goes around comes around.

GMS claims to have first noticed his gift in 1979 while hospitalized. It was then that he started hearing voices and having cataclysmic visions. Soon after he was healed, he started to believe that he also was given the gift of healing along with the gift of hallucination. He became another Edgar Cayce, doing readings and healings, and giving lectures to all who would listen. Soon he founded his own newsletter, the Earth Changes Report (6 issues/$36 year), to keep track of all his apocalyptic dreams and hallucinations, which began arriving at a furious rate. The visions now began appearing on his computer screen. And since you can subscribe to the on-line version of Earth Changes, GMS's visions can appear on your screen should you so desire.

Those living in Palm Springs should know that according to GMS you were hit with 9.0 earthquake sometime between 1995 and 1997. Sonoma Country (north of San Francisco) was hit by an 8.5 quake during that period, as well. If you didn't feel it, that may be because they didn't occur as predicted by GMS. Nor did the volcanic ash arrive that was supposed to cover the whole planet.

His recent poor track record was predictable, however, since he predicted that California would be in the Pacific Ocean by May of 1993 and Denver was supposed to be on the Pacific coast by 1998. Also, one-fourth of Alaska is supposed to be gone by now. No wonder scientists are not rushing to verify his latest vision: El Niño is fueled by underground volcanoes.

GMS refers to his future map of the world as evidence that he predicted the 9.0 Sumatra quake of December 26, 2004.

If you look at my "Future Map of the World", you will notice that many of the places destroyed by the devastating tsunamis are shown as coastal areas that have disappeared. In some cases whole islands have been lost.

Of course, if you ignore the fact that most of the area is still intact, as are most of the other areas that GMS has predicted would be gone by now, you might be convinced by his argument. If we wait long enough, some parts of his map might actually resemble parts of the real world. GMS, like many doomsday prophets, makes so many predictions of destruction that they are bound to appear to have hit the target occasionally.

GMS and his fellow prophets of doom weren't the only ones claiming to have predicted the Sumatra quake. Several scientists at the University of California at Davis also say they predicted it, as was reported in the Sacramento Bee.

What the scientists did was make a presentation on December 14, 2004, to the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. The circles on their map represent their prediction of earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater sometime in the next decade.

Unlike GMS, however, Dr. Donald Turcotte and his colleagues do not use their dreams or hallucinations to guide them in the production of their maps. Strangely, though, their track record is much better than GMS's.

See also doomsday & doomsday cults.

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Gordon-Michael Scallion: A Summary Of His Most Important Predictions Friday, November 11, 1994

Prophecy Gordon-Michael Scallion Selected Predictions For 1995 - 1997

Ellie Crystal's page on Scallion

Ellie Crystal's Interview with Gordon


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