by Crazy Horse
Mon Oct 21st, 2013 at 03:22:20 PM EST
Over the past months on ET, we've been treated to many authoritative discussions about the Ganz Genau-ness of empirically tested models of the global economy, and the completely exact science of of carbon and methane in the atmosphere and oceans. Not to mention that EPR reactors will operate until 2400 AD, should one ever get built on time, much less fired up, or down, as the case may be.
Diluvially, we've stimulated almost zero discussion on the ability of oarfish to predict large movements of the earth. Luckily, a British science journal, The Telegraph (noted for predicting the Fukushima melt), opens the door for pataphysical discombobulations.
At 7am GMT on the Fourth of March 2010, a mere 11 days (+/- 36 hours) from the Brides of March, The Telegraph detailed Japanese folklore on earthquake prediction, which allowed us to present for your pleasure This Link.
Japan is bracing itself after dozens of rare giant oarfish - traditionally the harbinger of a powerful earthquake - have been washed ashore or caught in fishermen's nets.
Complete with documentation...
Though the prestigious journal also linked to "Egyptian tomb discovered with 'spells helping travel to afterlife'," diligent analysis was able to unearth (pun unintended) the core of the research.
According to traditional Japanese lore, the fish rise to the surface and beach themselves to warn of an impending earthquake - and there are scientific theories that bottom-dwelling fish may very well be susceptible to movements in seismic fault lines and act in uncharacteristic ways in advance of an earthquake - but experts here are placing more faith in their constant high-tech monitoring of the tectonic plates beneath the surface. (the same faith-based high-tech used to design seawalls? -Ed.)
On May 11, 2011 (notice the two elevens, which don't add up to 23) The Daily Onigiri, which is not the Japanese version of the Onion, is it?, blessed us with deeper research... well, ok, copied, but still.
According to traditional Japanese lore, these fish swim to the surface and beach themselves to warn of a coming earthquake. There are also scientific theories that animals are more sensitive to movements beneath the surface than humans. Some scientists believe that deep sea fish may be susceptible to movements in seismic faults and act in unusual ways before an earthquake occurs. However, most seismologists don't see any scientific relationship between these sightings of oarfish and an earthquake.
Did eye mention that dozens of oarfish washed up on Japanese beaches in the year before the quake? No? Were you wondering the meaning of this exercise in perspicacity?
Please don't choke on your Hamachi... but two, count them, two, oarfish have graced the southern Californication shores in the past week, a week of nearly seven days. And a whale... and a casino of white sharks.
Notice the arrows going in two directions, as if this were Schrodinger-with-an-umlaut's Fault. But seriously, that could be trouble, which could be trouble.
The Before It's News site spotted the anomalous prediction anonymously by Susan Duclos, adding sharks and whales to this actual news video... which includes crazy surfers standing on boards to seek out the great white sharks.
Yes, this prediction site referred to The Telegraph story, and queried...
Is it a myth if they have evidence of it happening?
California has seen swarms of minor earthquakes, with a recent 6.5 magnitude hit, with another 6.5 hitting Mexico on October 19, according to USGS.
For generations we have heard the expression one day California is going to have "the Big One," because experts and scientists have warned it is going to happen, meaning the mother of all earthquakes is going to devestate the state.... are these sea creatures warning of it now?
Does putting a question mark after a statement make it acceptable for polite discerning sleepwalkers?
Well, those of us writing this diary have yet to figure out why. Eye could have written about the sailor who's crisscrossed Pacific for decades, and just wrote an article saying, "The ocean is broken." Eyetoo could write about the radio-monitored tuna who crisscrossed the Pacific from Fukushima three times already, to Cali and back.
Me wishes the coral reefs weren't silently dying, and the seas weren't broken... but are the oarfish a warning out of water? Did the IPCC stop listening to the Elders? What if an oarfish ate Schrödinger's cat?