On Monday afternoon, May 22, 2006, hundreds of Moroccan children returned home from school with a dire prediction that a giant tsunami would strike Casablanca in a mere three days. Some schools threatened closures and word of the disaster washed over the city sending people scurrying to find more information and seek higher ground. A few wealthy, educated expats fled their palatial homes by the sea to find refugee in the high-rise dwellings of friends well above the predicted level of destruction.
Less fortunate Moroccans, meanwhile, could be found heading to mosques to pray for protection against the storm, images of Indian Ocean tsunami still fresh in their minds. Moroccan National Press reported some Moroccans were packed and ready to head to the mountains or even travel to other countries. Consulate Casablanca’s Consular Section received numerous emails and phone calls requesting information on the impending doom as well. The tsunami prediction originated with French author and UFO “kidnapping victim” Eric Julien, director of the Ufological Research Center.
Julian claimed he had received information psychically that a comet fragment would crash into the Atlantic Ocean on May 25, 2006, and cause a giant tsunami. He asserted that the waves would be up to 200 meters high and impact all countries bordering the Atlantic. In Morocco, Julien’s forcast was taken so seriously that the head of the Moroccan Meteorological office, Mustapha Janah made an official statement to the Moroccan press denying the possibility of the tsunami and quoting “NASA” officials who noted that the comet in question would be approximately ten million kilometers away when it passed the earth. Why did the rumor spread so quickly and why was it taken so seriously? According to some Moroccans, the answer may be twofold.
First, Morocco is a land of oral history where word of mouth has been the preferred method of communicating news for generations. With literacy rates hovering around fifty percent, gossip is a more common method of disseminating information than the newspapers. Second, for the very religious of Casablanca the idea that a giant wave would sweep through the city and wash it “clean of evil and vice” is not such a stretch of the imagination. Historically, images of floods sweeping away the sinners of the world have peppered religious doctrine and some here believe Casablanca may be overdue for a cleansing. …
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I found this interesting story while doing a key word search for “UFO” in the cablegatesearch.net site. Here is some text that goes with the picture of Eric Julien…
Eric JULIEN, a geographer, went in 1985 to Colombia to the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta ( Northeast of Colombia) at the request of the French government. The Sierra is the highest coastal range of mountains in the world. It has peaks that are 5800 meters high, it is 45 Kms away as the crow flies from the Caribbean Sea Unfortunately, Eric Julien’s trip went wrong. He was struck with pulmonary disease. The “Kogis” took care of him, they treated him and they saved his life.
Exopolitics has this summary:
Eric Julien subsequently authored a paper on April 11, “May 25, 2006 – Day of Destiny,” where he discussed his later research concerning Comet 73P Schwassman-Wachman 3 (http://www.exopoliticsinstitute.org/Eric-Julien-25-MAY-2006-En.htm ). He linked the use of nuclear weapons and the threat they pose to extraterrestrial civilizations, to the forthcoming May passage of the comet. He cited coded messages contained in some crop circles to support his argument that the unexplained break up of comet 73P in 1995 was linked to extraterrestrials. He further argued that extraterrestrials deliberately fragmented the comet due to their awareness that nuclear weapons would eventually be used in a war and that the extraterrestrials’ intent was to time the comet’s passage to coincide with a predicted nuclear war. Using an online NASA orbital simulator, Eric tracked the comet’s passage, and argued that several fragments from comet Schwassman-Wachman’s, would pass through the Earth’s ecliptic plane on May 25. This in his view was the most likely date of impact. Using data gained from his own private extraterrestrial communications, Eric predicted that the impact would occur in the Atlantic Ocean and generate giant tsunamis. – link
The ET contingent has been closely following the course of nuclear diplomacy on Earth, says French researcher Eric Julien of the Hawaii-based Exopolitics Institute. It’s a self-interested fascination, Julien explains, having to do with the impact of nuclear explosions on the fabric of space and time. “You can compare it to a big earthquake,” says Julien, who describes himself as a former air-traffic controller who’s had both psychic and physical contact with alien beings. “Of course, they want to protect themselves. This is why the comet is going to destroy humanity.” – ufodigest
The iron skeptic site has this to say:
Eric Julien is the pseudonym of one Jean Ederman, a French citizen and fear-monger. … Eric Julien claims that, when he worked as a military air traffic controller for the French government, he tracked a UFO traveling at about 17,000 mph. He later claimed that the inhabitants of this UFO contacted him and took him aboard their spaceship so as to teach him how to operate it. The police began looking into the circumstances surrounding this "disappearance" and it turned out that he had returned to his home island of Reunion, despite telling everyone he'd be in outer space. A thoroughly terrestrial explanation to a preposterous claim. …
Suffice it to say that the comet which passed the earth 9 million kilometers wide of the mark didn't cause the end of the world. This is the part where it gets absolutely infuriating: despite the fact that we're all still here, Julien still claims to have been correct. The comet, you see, really did strike the earth, causing waves "up to 80 meters high." The current world-record sized wave was 34 meters, though I have no idea how you'd measure something like that.
The huge waves were, however, suppressed by a benign alien civilization and their advanced technology. For whatever reason, they decided to stop the wave and save the lives of millions of people. At least, that's what he claimed at first. Now his website states that the aliens decided to intervene because America had decided not to use nuclear weapons in an attack on Iran. For some reason, the detonation of atomic weapons on earth harms the parallel dimension in which the aliens live, which is why they sent the comet to wipe us out in the first place. … People who don't know about his past shenanigans, and don't understand the science behind what he's talking about, will continue to get suckered in to believing his insane claims. I guess the only good news from all of this is that those Moroccan schoolchildren might get an extra day off. I know I'd want to believe Julien if it meant a day off of school for me. – theironskeptic