Monday 2 October 2023

# 1957—Chapter 1: Part One: 1957-Great Earthquakes and Great Signs From Heaven: God, Matt 24: Luke 21: And Mark 13: The 1957 Connection!

Sputnik 1 credit, Wikipedia.

Part One—Great Signs From Heaven

Luke 21:11
There will be 'great earthquakes,' famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events 'and great signs from heaven.' 
On the 4th of October 1957 one of the truly great sign from heaven occured, something never before seen in the history of mankind. 

An artificial Earth satellite was launched into space by the Soviet Union. The launch was called 'one of the great scientific feats of the age and had caught the rest of the world very much off guard, especially the Americans. The launch of Sputnik 1 surprised the American public and shattered their perception of the technological superpower, that the Soviet Union was a backward country and incapable of launching a satellite into space.

The Americans together with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the Army Ballistic Missile Agency set about building Explorer 1, their own satellite and launched it 4 months later on 31 January 1958. However, the Soviet Union caught the Americans on the hop once more when they launched a second satellite, Sputnik 2, on 3 November 1957.

“Control of space means control of the world,” Lyndon B. Johnson.

In 1957, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) was the Senate Majority Leader and leader of the Democratic political opposition to Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower. LBJ was excited at the chance of owning space, as he put it and forced Eisenhower into a space race the President didn't want after the USSR got the jump on the US with the launch of Sputnik 1.

LBJ had big space exploration ambitions from the get-go. In a speech to Southwest Texas State University, on May 27 (1962), he boldly claimed how he felt back in 1957 when the Soviets caught the Americans off guard:
"Our very future depended on being the ones who first seized ownership of space." “Control of space means control of the world,” Johnson declared. “From space, the masters of infinity would have the power to control the earth’s weather, to cause drought and flood, to change the tides and raise the levels of the sea, to divert the gulf stream and change temperate climates to frigid.”

Little did Johnson realise then but—God had His own plan for the world in 1957. Much of his plan is documented, not only in Bible prophecy but also in documents, graphs, books, and science journals.

You may not be aware but 1957, produced more 'Great Signs From Heaven.'

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 1957 just two months after the Soviet Sputnik 1 launch another truly great sign from heaven occurred. It was also something never before seen in the history of mankind. According to the Royal Observatory of Belgium, along with other scientific observers, on a 48-hour period, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 1957, our star suddenly exploded with a record-busting, 503 sunspots, our sun was suddenly going ballistic . . .

 See the chart section below.

Credit Royal Observatory of Belgium

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 1957 our Sun shocked experts with 503 sunspots each day, this was a crazy number of sunspots. Our Sun was acting wild, which scared the science community at the time resulting in President Eisenhower authorising the opening of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in July 1958 to find out more.

But, the whole year of 1957 had already produced a record number of sunspots before the huge Christmas explosion. Below is a clip from a report by Thomas Cragg from the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories in the US.


So, what was going on? Well, it's hard to know, there is not much in the way of information to be found about the unprecedented, spectacular 48-hour Christmas period of 1957. However, clues are to be found on various scientific websites.

Below is a graph from NASA's own website, “,” which appears to clearly show climate change, or indeed global warming arriving or beginning, (coincidently, in 1957!)

The NASA graph shows a record-breaking burst of “solar activity” Solar Irradiance, (light yellow line) suddenly and unexpectedly exploded in December 1957. (I placed the white 1957 line on the graph, not NASA) The solar irradiance (yellow) then drops, dramatically and carries on a downward spiral! Meanwhile, at the exact same time, the (red line), temperature of our planet begins quite clearly to climb.

The graph is dramatic, it quite clearly shows an explosion or record-breaking number of sunspots in 1957 which coincides exactly with the sudden rise in the temperature of the planet.

What it doesn't show is, that Solar Cycle 24, the last completed cycle which ended in 2000, (yellow) was officially the 4th-smallest intensity since regular record-keeping began with Solar Cycle 1 way back in 1755. It was also the weakest cycle in 100 years.

Below: Was Solar Cycle 19 the one which exploded in 1957 the one which sealed our fate on this planet?  

In what is clearly undeniable—The graph from NASA compares the Earth's temperature, (red), along with solar activity, ( yellow) from 1880. The graph clearly shows that temperature and solar activity rose and fell almost identically for almost 80 years, until suddenly—“Solar Activity, Sunspots” (Solar Irradiance) exploded in 1957 and then dropped off a cliff just after. At the same point, Global Warming begins its catastrophic rise.

On the graph, the temperature rise stops just before 2020 with the global temp at +1. deg C. The Paris Agreement in 2015 claimed the need to keep global warming under +1.5 C above pr-industrial levels this century, however, figures show temperatures will climb above +1.5 C at the end of this year, 2023 and keep on rising steadily. Crossing the 1.5°C threshold risks unleashing far more severe climate change impacts, including more frequent and severe droughts, heatwaves and rainfall. You don't say!

Below is NASA's explanation of the above graph on their website

The above graph compares global surface temperature changes (red line) and the Sun's energy that Earth receives (yellow line) in watts (units of energy) per square meter since 1880. The lighter/thinner lines show the yearly levels while the heavier/thicker lines show the 11-year average trends. Eleven-year averages are used to reduce the year-to-year natural noise in the data, making the underlying trends more obvious. 
The amount of solar energy that Earth receives has followed the Sun’s natural 11-year cycle of small ups and downs [a solar cycle] with “no” net increase since the 1950s—[1957 line, added by me]. 
Over the same period, global temperature has risen markedly. It is therefore “extremely unlikely that the ‘“Sun’” has caused the observed global temperature warming trend over the past half-century.” Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech 
Did you get that?—“It is therefore “extremely unlikely that our ‘Sun’ has caused the observed global temperature warming trend over the past half-century.” (But, the graph above shows the two are connected) Look at the yearly solar irradiance spike in 1957 . . . It is a record-breaking burst of sunspots, a number which had never before been recorded on our Sun. Simultaneously the temperature of our planet began to rise immediately (1957) and solar irradiance and solar activity dropped away to its lowest level in over a hundred and fifty years. This is the most astonishing part of the graph. If it is extremely unlikely that our ‘Sun’ has caused the observed global temperature warming trend over the past half-century, where did the record-breaking burst of solar activity come from in 1957 and why did the temperature of Earth suddenly begin to rise?

Is the graph below another version of NASA's Temperature vs Solar Activity Graph? It certainly looks like it, it's almost identical, but. . .

The graph above is called Briffa-tree ring density vs temperature and was made by SUV. As you can clearly see, it resembles NASA's, Temperature vs Solar Activity Graph almost identically. The tree rings appear to have reacted the same way as Solar Activity did after 1957. Annual growth in tree rings became considerably narrower after 1957 and dropped off the cliff while global temperature suddenly and unexpectedly began its considerable rise, despite being constant with the tree ring widths for the previous 80 years. 

The graph shows twenty-year smoothed plots of averaged ring-width (dashed) and tree-ring density (thick line), averaged across all sites, and shown as standardized anomalies from a common base (1881–1940), and compared with equivalent-area averages of mean April–September temperature anomalies (thin solid line). From SUV, Briffa et al. 1998. . .

But NASA did know our Sun influenced Earth's weather in the 50s'

Tucked away, deep in the depths of NASA's Earth Observatory website here and published almost a quarter of a century ago there is a small reference to a famous scientist called Milutin Milankovitch, he is the man who discovered our Sun is responsible for changes in Earth's weather and not mankind. Milutin Milankovitch died in 1958. He was right though, the Sun had caused climate change in the past and many times during thousands of years, and more evidence was beginning to surface! (More on this later)

What is incredible about the graph above is that the year this happened was of course 1957! As a magnet repels, global temperature went one way—upwards and solar activity went the other—Downwards, but, not until solar activity (Solar Irradiance) had that unprecedented peak in December 1957.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 1957, our Sun emitted a record-breaking amount of sunspot activity ever witnessed sending scientists and astronomers rushing for an explanation. 

Above—NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center 'confirms' NASA's graph showing sunspot numbers have dropped off remarkably since the record-breaking peak in December 1957. Actually, Solar Cycle 24, the last completed cycle in 2000, was officially the 4th-smallest intensity since regular record-keeping began with Solar Cycle 1 way back in 1755. It was also the weakest cycle in 100 years. But, was Solar Cycle 19 the one in 1957 which sealed our fate on this planet?

Below, is another graph from the Space Weather Prediction Centre and NOAA:  Once again I have added a line showing 1957, but NOAA unlike NASA blames the Sun?

NOAA blames the sun!

According to NOAA, weather here on Earth, from the surface of the planet and into space, begins with the Sun.
Space weather and terrestrial weather (the weather we feel at the Earth’s surface) are influenced by the small changes the Sun undergoes during its solar cycle. Remember what NASA said above—
“It is therefore “extremely unlikely that our ‘Sun’ has caused the observed global temperature warming trend over the past half-century.” 
 (Once again, look what happens after 1957 which I have marked with another line).

The four major contributions to climate change according to NOAA.

Solar Irradiance (Green), peaks in 1957 due to the record number of sunspots.
However, this is where NOAA and NASA somehow disagree. In the graph at the top of the page, NASA shows us how solar irradiance dropped remarkably after 1957. The graph above by NOAA actually shows increasing solar irradiance after 1957?

Greenhouse gases (Purple), although slowly rising since 1880 suddenly begins to surge after 1957.

Volcano activity (Dark blue), begins to become erratic. More on this phenomenon later.

ENSO (The El Niño Southern Oscillation, Light blue), becomes much more erratic after 1957 as does the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream, not shown here.

Finally, the now-familiar rise in global temperature began to surge after 1957.

There are other types of space weather that can impact and damage the atmosphere. Energetic particles which penetrate into the atmosphere and change the chemical constituents.  More on this later.

Part two—Earthquakes!

Luke 21:11

There will be 'great earthquakes,' famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events 'and great signs from heaven.' 

 If 1957 delivered one of the great prophesies from Jesus Christ,  'great signs from heaven.'  well, 1957 was a record-breaking year on Earth too, and yes, 1957 delivered another prophecy from Jesus Christ too! and how! There will be GREAT EARTHQUAKES IN ONE PLACE AND ANOTHER! The biggest number of major quakes, mag 6 or higher rocked our planet in the year 1957, coincidence?

Major quakes were actually declining until the 1950s

During the Second World War, major earthquakes (magnitude 6 or higher), for some strange reason began to decline worldwide. As WW1 ended in 1918 our planet saw a steady rise in major quakes, (mag 6 or higher.) Jesus had warned us—“There will be great earthquakes in one place and another.” Indeed, there was. 

After WWI, major quakes continued to increase, impressively, reaching a peak of 74 in 1934. However, they began steadily decreasing as WWII approached. Why did the earth’s seismic activity decline so much during the terrible fighting of WWII? Maybe monitoring stopped in many places, I don't know.

Let's have a look.
In 1947 just after WWII had ended just 29 major quakes, (mag 6 or higher) were recorded during the entire year which was by far the lowest yearly total since 27 were recorded way back in 1921. But something was about to change. . .

By 1949 the yearly total had climbed to the dizzy heights of 44. A year later in 1950 and without any indication or warning, major quakes (mag 6 or higher) suddenly and inexplicably, more than quadrupled from 29 in the year 1947 to an incredible 138.


By 1957 that number had increased to 204, an incredible number! The average number of major quakes (mag 6 or higher) per year, worldwide in the ‘1940s was 35—In 1950 that number suddenly rocketed by almost 400%. However, this new annual increase was just the tip of the iceberg—The rise continued, in 1951 the number jumped again from 138 the previous year to 151 and by 1952 the number incredibly, had spiked again to—181. Was some kind of supernatural phenomenon causing the incredible rise in major quakes around the world!

In "1957" the total number reached a crescendo and smashed through the 200 ceiling, beating all previous records when an astonishing 204 major quakes—The most ever in a one-year period were suddenly recorded! All data is from USGS, the graph was designed by me. See footnote below.

"Great earthquakes in one place and another.”
Of course, Jesus had nailed it and the record-busting number of major quakes corresponded with the great signs in heaven! Yes, even more, intriguing was the fact, that the record number of major quakes recorded here on Earth in 1957 coincided exactly with an unprecedented ‘explosion’ of solar activity on our Sun also in 1957 and man launching a satellite into space!

NASA has always claimed solar activity influences seismic and volcanic activity here on Earth—1957 recorded the record number of major quakes but also the record number of confirmed volcanic eruptions.

What was happening? How could this happen? Was this increase in major earthquake activity contributed to nuclear testing or was it something else—Was it really a sign from heaven, another prophecy being fulfilled?
“There will be great earthquakes in one place and another.” And of course, “great signs and fearful sights from heaven.” And both in the same year, 1957 and prophesied in the Bible, some 2,000 years ago? And why was this incredible coincidence never reported by the experts?

Before I finish, I want to remind you of a Bible story, something that happened 4,300 years ago. The time of the Tower of Babel. A great warrior called Nimrod decided in his own way to reach space. (heaven back then).


Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” 5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” 8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Something very similar to Nimrod and his tower happened in 1957. But this time we actually did reach the Heavens . . . 

Thanks for reading, more graphs and more proof next week!


Footnote USGS:

This peeves me because I have been researching quakes at USGS since 2014—Historical earthquake data on their website is constantly being altered, and that's official, they admit doing it—

According to USGS, this is because they are continuously updating earthquake data and information to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date. However,—Much of the data they are altering is from as far back as 1900 and as recent as the 1970s, how can they find accurate and up-to-date information from events which happened more than 100 years ago?

 They go on to say, that updates to earthquakes occur as more data become available for analysis and more time-intensive analysis is performed. Additional updates are possible in the standard procedure of assembling a final earthquake catalogue. Well, I could understand this logic if they were receiving extra data from recent seismic events but what kind of data are they receiving from quakes which happened more than a hundred years ago? And how on earth can they assemble a final earthquake catalogue if they keep on changing the data. 

They also add earthquakes, and sometimes quakes are 'removed' from the listing, they say these are false alarms that can occur when relying on an automated system that is trying to get the data out as quickly as possible. Can quakes which have been recently removed from 50 years ago have been a "false alarm?"

And what about the hundreds of quakes which have been added? (where did they come from?) Yes, hundreds have been added. And why would they need to change historical data anyway? Three times since 2013 have I arduously downloaded every major quake (mag 6 or higher) from 1900 to the present and added the data to a graph to enable an easy and perspective view of the increase in major quakes from the last 123 years. The reason I have undertaken this day-long task is that I had heard on another website, that USGS had altered its data. And they have. And I have three different graphs since the first one I did in 2013. The one above is the second one I have done and is nothing like the first or 3rd one?

You can not believe my disappointment, data has indeed been tampered with again for the third time in 9 years. In 2013 I downloaded every major quake, mag 6 or higher onto a graph from the USGS website. I did it once again in 2019 because I noticed the data had changed once more? How, and more importantly why, I never got to know, despite writing to them.

After a tip-off from Prophecy Watchers, I decided to do the whole task once more, I'm devastated but yes, they had changed the data again, this time from 2019. I found hundreds of major quakes have been added (and many taken away) from 1900 to 1976. So, once again I wrote to USGS this time I did receive a reply. . .

And here is a very patronising answer from "Karen" Peterson:

Brackets added by me.

Hello, The USGS is continuously updating earthquake data and information and to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date. (From more than a hundred years ago?) 
Updates to earthquakes occur as more data become available for analysis and more time-intensive analysis is performed. Additional updates are possible as part of the standard procedure of assembling a final earthquake catalog. (But it will never be final if you keep on changing archive numbers from so long ago, and what data can you be assembling from hundreds of quakes decades ago?) 
Earthquakes are also sometimes removed from the listing, but these are false alarms that can occur when relying on a automated system that is trying to get the data out as quickly as possible. (A false alarm from 50 years ago? 
For more information about earthquake updates and why earthquakes are added or deleted from the earthquake maps and lists, you can visit the following websites: If you have further questions, you can contact the Earthquake Hazards Team at: 
Thank-you, Karen Peterson 

Below is the video from Prophecy Watchers who tipped me off of the most recent data change of historical records on the USGS website. The video starts at 11:50 minutes: USGS Tampering with data

Below is a screengrab showing the date when my astonishing correlation between '1957s year of record-breaking seismic activity and the greatest sunspot activity ever recorded happened: You can clearly read the date stamp, January 2019. Sadly this data has been altered by the USGS site and now shows '1957' having recorded only 175 mag 6+ quakes that year.

The Watcher On The Wall—1957


Gary Walton said...

From Bill

Dear Gary, a Watchman on The Wall,

As I was reading your latest, most excellent documentation, the Biblical story of Nimrod, the great-grandson of Noah and his Tower of Babel had already reached the forefront of my mind before you spoke about it. I truly believe that mankind in racing to reach outer space has brought on the Divine repercussions Earth is reeling with today!

Yes, the powers that "DECEIVE" want to alter the charts and graphs to cover their lying and purposeful goals of control of the worlds "SHEEPLE!"

Living in Alaska for as many years as I did, boy.... how I miss that land, I noticed the deception several years back in even bigger ways. Building my own cabin with pilings that ran deeper into the ground than I had ever heard of other cabin builders doing, it really let me feel the quakes. So that was one of my meters, you could say.... my cabins pilings.

In order to help me prepare for solar storms, which I realized were tied to earthquakes events, I bought a TriField Natural EM Meter. With this meter I'm able to monitor the Earth's magnetic and electric fields. Between this meter, tracking moon phases and known planetary alignments, I at least have a heads-up on what I face as the Earth reacts to the judgment God has sent upon those who make themselves to be a god.

I noticed, and still do today, the charts on earthquake and solar storms keep getting changed. Living in Alaska and seeing, feeling, and reading the strength of solar storms and then later seeing that all of a sudden on the "OFFICIAL SHEEPLE CONTROL CHARTS," oh, that solar storm or earthquake did not happen or was not as intense as many I KNEW from all over the state had felt and watched. And, as I have reported in past years, even wild life and our dog teams would react. Oh, I guess we just "ALL" were drunk or dazed, we've got the FACTS they now have altered in their official websites all wrong.

No, they do not lie to us, my radiation monitor by Radex, a Model RD1503, must be broken because they have assured us the radiation from Fukushima is not really there or anything to worry about because it is not making the sea life - like salmon - hotter every year!!! Maybe I should send my meters to them so they can be adjusted. I wonder if I can buy a B.S. meter to test them, Oh! I just remembered, there is not a gauge made that could handle THAT reading!!!! 

That’s it from "Living in Babylon" for now.

Just Me, Laughing-Bear

Gary Walton said...

Thanks, Bill!

ken said...

I am feeling a little guilty having been born that year.

Gary Walton said...

It's your fault then!

Gary Walton said...

If you get a chance to see the movie "Tric" which was about climatgate in 2009 and where I stumbled on the tree ring graph, watch it if you can, it is a remarkable movie!