This astrophysical phenomenon was positioned celestially in visual alignment with the constellation of Ophiuchus,

"the serpent holder and healer from heaven," just above heaven's golden gate at the galactic center

as observed on earth from Tromso, Norway on 12/09/09 between 7:50 am-8:02 am

facing southeast about two hours before the glimpse of arctic sunrise



This is not a failed missile.
This is not a UFO.
This is not a holographic projection.
This is not a new secret weapon

This is not energy transferred from the CERN Collider in Switzerland
This is not an energy wave beamed up by HAARP

What then could this be? I w


This photograph was taken between 7:50 am and 8:02 am local time on December 9th, 2009 from Tromso, Norway. Tromso is a city of 62,000 inhabitants. It is the home of the internationally reliable Troms' Geophysical Observatory located at Tromso University. The city is the departure point for European Artic expeditions. A number of other photographs of this event, including a later segment of time-lapse video, were taken by a variety of individuals in Tromso including some from the geophysical observatory.

On the day it occurred Norwegian scientists and government officials could not explain the reasons for its appearance. They considered that it was a failed Russian missile test, however by international law Russia was required, as all nations, to inform other nations of its missile tests. Previously, Russia had complied with all international agreements when they had test fired their Bulava missiles from submarines in the northern White Sea on 13 occasions. Yet, this event so startled the Norwegians that they called the Russian officials to ask if they had failed to inform them of a launched missile that morning. The Russians replied that they had not launched a missile. That evening major television networks broadcast video footage of the event widely without any comment or explanation. The next day when no other explanation was forthcoming from the world's astrophysicists the Russians said they had in fact test fired a missile. This is the official story that was then circulated in the media worldwide.

This story does not seem plausible. No other photographs of a failed missile taken since the beginning of modern missile technology even closely resemble what this and the other photos of this event depict. Other stories subsequently appeared explaining that the central white spiral was caused by fuel leaking from the missile as it failed. This does not seem plausible either. The event lasted for about twelve minutes and during this time the spiral was consistent in its uniform appearance. In twelve minutes time the so called spiraling fuel vapor-trail for the supposed failed Russian missile would have been severely distorted by the high altitude winds as are lingering rocket trails in photos of genuinely failed missile launches. In addition, the light blue corkscrew extending downward was never explained. For the observant and thoughtful this explanation was in the category of "I don't think so." So to cast these skeptics into the fringe, a number of pseudo scientists were trotted out on alternative media sites claiming ridiculously that the spiral was the result of secret experiments with energy waves beamed upwards by a HAARP sight southeast of Tromso.

If not, what then might this be? It appears to be a heavenly sign identified biblically as a unicorn.

But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. Psalm 22:19-22

To us in this modern society a unicorn is a mythical white horse with a spiraled horn that never actually existed. But to the ancient middle easterners a unicorn existed on earth and on occasion in heaven. In scriptures, the English word unicorn in both the old Hebrew and the classical Hebrew is written phonetically as rheem. Old Hebrew and ancient Aramaic are almost identical in script and pronunciation. The Aramaic language ran a modification course through the Nabataean culture over centuries. At the end it emerged as the original Arabic language. In the Arabic language there is a word pronounced as reem or rim. It is the name of a black and white antelope that was once prolific across the Middle East. In 336 AD, Eustathius of Antioch described it as a fabulous animal "haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch and having long, saw-like horns capable of cutting down trees.

The modern name for this fabulous animal is Arabian onyx. Even today it is known as a very aggressive animal. After starvation, the leading cause of premature death among them is fight between males the wounds caused by the sharp edges of the horns spirals produce copious blood loss.

Associated figurative representations abound in Eastern spiritual thought especially when identifying heavenly signs. For example, the Chinese depicted comets as feathered eagles soaring across the heavens and to the Persians the galactic equator spanning the heavens was a pathway of strewn barley straw.

The Greeks adopted and mixed many of the Persian divine legends. One of which they adapted was the Persian tradition that the Messiah would come riding on a white stallion. At one time, the Persians even raised white stallions on the Zagros plateau in hopes of one day providing the best as mount for the Messiah. To the Greeks a unicorn became a metaphorical white stallion with singular a spiraled horn extending from its forehead. Sometimes the white stallions are also depicted with wings. In those days white stallions represented the constellation of Pegasus. Pegasus, to the ancient easterners, represented the hastily coming savior of all mankind.

In the photographs from Tromso the observers are looking either upward or downward along the central axis of the spiral. If it were viewed from the side it would appear as a spiraled horn like that on a mythical unicorn. In antiquity these celestial unicorns appeared both along the central axis like the event in Tromso and from the side. When the Greeks constructed their Tower Of The Winds in Athens they depicted the eight gods of the wind. The god of the north wind, Boreas, is depicted as a purple winged angel holding a spiraled horn, as viewed from the side. This spiral horn is the same type as viewed on the forehead of illustrations representing the mythical unicorn. The spiraled horn is extended from the rippling garments over Boreas' left shoulder. Here, Boreas rests the opening of the spiraled horn in his right hand with his right index finger pointing to a sharp protrusion like a tongue extending out of the opened end that is an imperfect conical opening that seems to be in the form of a mouth.

Another classical Greek depiction of Boreas with Oreithyia the goddess of the mountain gales appears on a vase on display in the Louvre. Along with the depiction of Boreas and Oreithyia are spirals both viewed along the central axis and as viewed from the side. In another spot on the upper left of the vase is what appears similar to an opened mouth.

These spiraled depictions also appear in ancient glyphs large and small worldwide. The internal stonewalls of the ancient Newgrange Mound in Ireland portray these spirals repeatedly. In this mound the walled hallway to the singular internal chamber is oriented towards Ophiuchus and ensuing sunrise on the morning of the winter solstice.

The world's most notable spiral glyphs are located on the Nazca plateau in Peru amongst what are termed as Nazca Lines.

The Nazca people used the plateau as a site for religious gatherings. The plateau contains three spiral glyphs. Two are within what both archaeologists Maria Reiche and Paul Kosok theorized as Nazca astrological constellations. The Nazca people also constructed a ceremonial city nearby with ziggurats and/or pyramids and burial grounds with those interned facing east to the rising sun. The large city was named Cahuachi and was constructed during the years of 1AD through 500AD when it was then systematically abandoned.

In the context of the construction of the Tower of the Winds in Athens and the beginnings of Cahuachi in Peru, the celestial spiral over Norway becomes most intriguing. Both the Tower of the Winds and Cahuachi were constructed at the beginning of the first century when the Lord Jesus Christ, walked on this earth along with a number of saints. This makes one wonder what the associations might be.

Of the eight Greek gods depicted on the Tower of the Winds only Boreas, the god of the north wind, is cloaked in flowing garments and around by a flowing robe Since the aurora borealis is named after Aurora, the Greek goddess of the multicolored dawning light, and Boreas, it seems reasonable to say that the garments on Boreas represent the multicolored flowing northern lights.

These northern lights are produced when high speed and concentrated blasts of solar plasma penetrate the earth's magnetosphere most especially in the where the two poles' magnetic field lines converge. High speed solar winds are produced by exploding solar flares emanating from sunspots, coronal holes, collapsing solar filaments, coronal mass ejections and halo events in which the sun belches out solar plasma in all directions at once indicating a deeper and more central solar explosion. Although rare, exceptionally strong earth directed blast of solar plasma have been known to produce auroras as far south as the Caribbean. This field of space plasma is the field of which plasma physicists and astrophysicists readily admit that they are 95% ignorant. In a sense it is ironic that they call this area of which they are 95% ignorant dark energy and dark matter. To them it may be so, but to the spiritual through these ages this has been an area of power and enlightenment.

In 1978, astrophysicist John Eddy produced a work that correlated historical variations of ice core samples, presence of the carbon 14 isotope, and tree rings. (Higher levels of solar cosmic rays within plasma produce higher levels of isotopes in earth's basic elements.) From this data and ancient records he extrapolated historical swings of varying solar activity.

During one such 200 hundred-year epoch named the Roman Maximum the height of solar activity was reached in the century that straddled the BC/AD line or the time period in which the Lord Jesus Christ first came in suffering. This corresponds to the time the Tower of the Winds was built in Athens and the time that the construction of Cahuachi in Peru began.

Scriptural accounts of the time lend credence to Eddy's discovery of the Roman Maximum. At the time Jesus was crucified the whole earth darkened.(Luke 23:44) Having experienced that darkness in Jesus Christ first coming, Peter alluded to this fact 50 days later when he pointed to Joel's prophesy regarding the second coming of Jesus Christ and said, "the sun shall be turned into darkness".

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: Acts 2:20

The word notable in this sentence is the Greek word epiphanes. It is only used here yet a close relative epiphaneia is used more frequently and is translated as brightness or appearing by the King James Version translators. As translated in this manner, the word is used in reference to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. (II Thessalonians 2:8, II Timothy 4:1)

This word epiphaneia and yet another related word epiphosko are used in the biblical records of the time from Jesus' crucifixion through his resurrection three days later. (Matthew 28:1, Luke 23:54) Each of these three words from the prefix epi meaning down upon and the roots phaino and phos mean basically light from a higher plane. Phaino, includes the definitions of to shine in mid air, shine like fire, and reflect as in a pool of water. If the phos in epiphosko is an indication that the word also has a relation to the Greek word phosphorus, the word attracts more interest. This word is used of the light from torch bearing deities descending from heaven. It is also used of enlightenment of the mind.

Today, like the time of Jesus Christ and the apostles Peter and Paul during the Roman Maximum, solar activity is peaking.

Earlier in this article David's prophetic quotation concerning the moments of Jesus' death on the cross was given.

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

Psalm 22:14-22

Isaiah too wrote of unicorns. He said they would come down when the Lord comes again with his mighty angels to cleanse to habitable earth. (Isaiah 34:6-8, II Thessalonians 1:7,8)

The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.

And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

From the beginning, God made known the purpose of the lights he set in the heavens.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: Genesis 1:14

The Hebrew word for signs is owth. It has been defined as a pledge of a covenant and as a signboard or standard pointing towards the future. This invariable signboard of the heavens with its anciently named constellations, their decans and asterisms with periodic phenomenon like this horn of the unicorn provides the backdrop in front of which man has, from antiquity, been moved towards ultimate union with divinity.

Is this universally viewed spiraling phenomenon in the southeastern dawn of Tromso, Norway a more profound precursor of the expedient coming of the saints and then the glorious Lord Jesus Christ himself to usher the believing and the just of mankind into the restitution of a paradisiacal earth?

Many hope so and, in time, will not be disappointed.


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