We were alerted by the Drool-o-tron™, our renamed alarm system, with its blaring sirens and flashing lights. Its blinking wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND) — thus the jolly buffoon logo above this post.
If WND hadn’t already received our Buffoon Award, they would certainly have earned it with their latest gem. The Drool-o-tron™ had locked our computer onto this headline: Blood-moons fallout: NASA goes hiding.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It’s a follow-up to an earlier article of theirs, about which we recently posted The End Is Nigh — Again! As you recall, WND had written about some preacher who claimed that four up-coming lunar eclipses would “wake up millions to the possibility that end-time prophecies could be fulfilled imminently.” Their brilliant preacher, Mark Biltz, said this: “All these signs, coming together at one time, are potentially the culminating signals that God is closing this chapter of human history.”
They also mentioned that the preacher had “logged onto NASA’s eclipse website which provides precision tracking of the celestial events.” That was supposed to provide some solid evidence to back up his claims. Well, what more could WND possibly say now? Pay attention, dear reader, because here it comes — with some bold font added by us for emphasis. They tell us:
The same day WND published a major report about a rare phenomenon known as “blood moons” and its possible connection to an imminent return of Jesus to Earth, NASA hid its official Eclipse Website from public view without explanation.
Wow — NASA must be involved in a huge cover-up! This is serious! WND also says:
Mark Biltz, an American pastor with El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., used NASA’s Eclipse Website to correlate the celestial events with God’s holy days mentioned in the Bible, discovering the four blood-moon eclipses in 2014 and 2015 actually coincide with the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles.
Yeah, yeah. Jewish holidays are set in accordance with their ancient lunar calendar, so it’s likely that those holidays always fall on full moon days, which would also be days when there could be lunar eclipses. Despite the preacher’s ravings, it seemed like no big deal, but if so, then what is NASA hiding? This could be really exciting! Let’s read on:
Users trying to find the site are now presented with a message stating, “NASA’s Eclipse Website is currently unavailable. Eclipse information is available from the U.S. Naval Observatory,” providing a link for readers to get to the USNO website.
Yes, that’s right. This is a link to NASA’s Eclipse Website, which provides a link to the US Naval Observatory’s list of Eclipses of the Sun and Moon. All the eclipse information is readily available there. It lists lunar eclipses through September of 2015. We checked, and that list includes the same four eclipses the preacher has been raving about. No information seems to be hidden, and NASA’s link sends you right there. Then what’s the big deal? Let’s read on:
WND contacted NASA to ask why the official eclipse site was removed, and if it had anything to do with the report about upcoming blood moons.
NASA probably has lots of experience with crazy phone calls. Here’s their response, according to WND:
“The site was taken offline because it was not up to date and was therefore confusing to those planning for future solar eclipses,” said Karen Smale, the Web editor-in-chief for NASA’s Sciences and Exploration Directorate at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. “If the site is updated again, it will be brought back online,” she added.
Does that sound suspicious? WND doesn’t discuss the cover-up any more. Instead, they go back to their earlier article and give a lot of repetitive stuff from the preacher. If you want to read that again, go ahead — click over to WND. But there’s no more information about the big NASA conspiracy. Well, they do give screenshots of what they say was on the NASA website before it was taken down, but they don’t say what was so important there that it had to be hidden.
So there you are, dear reader. According to WND, NASA is involved in a cover-up of cosmic proportions. Therefore it must be true that the world is going to end. Soon! We hope you’re ready.
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