[I, Criswell von Criswell, dark mage, give to you, my readers, the entire text of my famous Criswell Predicts: From Now to the Year 2000, in five easy-to-read installments, for both your delight and dread.]
METEOR DESTROYS LONDON: 1988
We have no control over Mother Nature who can either be our greatest friend or our most treacherous foe. Nor do we have any control over the elements of outer space. Little do we realize how many times our earth has come dangerously close to being destroyed by comets and by meteors. Fate has been kind to us for in the past the countless numbers of meteors that crashed into our earth either landed in wastelands or found their way to the bottom of the sea. Many meteors and meteorites have been located and examined by our scientists but no one knows how many have pierced our atmosphere which have never been discovered. I predict in the near future newspapers will carry shocking headlines warning of the approach of a very large meteor heading directly toward the earth and with no apparent sign of burning up or altering its course. I predict that radio and television warnings will be issued by all nations and immediate measures will be taken to protect life and property. I predict that panic will grow as this menace from outer space grows closer but I predict that the panic will be controlled and will not result in tragedy which usually accompanies such wild panic. Not even the space scientists will know where the meteor will strike for it will travel in a zig zag pattern at a terrifying rate of speed. I regret to predict that one of the capital cities of the leading nations of the world will be struck by this meteor with terrible consequences. London, England will be the target of this heartless killer from outer space. This meteor will strike in a heavily populated sector of London and will hit with unprecedented force rocking the earth for hundreds of -miles and slightly shifting the position of the earth. Shocks will be felt as far away as Paris, Lisbon and Denmark, Australia, India, China, S. Africa, S. America and Washington, D. C. I predict that the once proud city of London will be a tomb of death. Entire slum areas will be completely wiped out.
The new London Bridge will crumble and the Houses of Parliament will be destroyed. I predict that Piccadilly Circus will be silent. Big Ben will never toll again and the historic London docks will be a mass of splinters and of rubble. Great ocean liners and the pride of the English Navy will sink to their watery grave. Vast arsenals will explode and within minutes destruction will almost be beyond human belief. The entire air fleet of Great Britain will be no more. I predict that fortunately many London citizens will have the foresight to flee from the great city feeling that it is safer in the countryside before the striking of the terrible meteor thus cutting down the number of fatalities. However, the death toll will never be known for it will be impossible to make a complete and accurate counting. I predict that property damage will run into the billions and many of London's historical monuments as well as the crown jewels will be smashed and buried. The royal family of the British Empire will not be spared for this meteor will have no respect for rank or nobility. I predict that several members of the royal family will meet their deaths but the monarch and several others will be safe in their country villas and their castles. I predict that this meteor will make a crater 8 miles square and it will jut into the air over 200 feet. I predict it will be white-hot for many days and will emit a poisonous gas fume which will prove fatal or cause a terrible illness. As things pass so will this terror of this frightening catastrophe and London will begin to dig out of its rubble and begin to bury its dead. I predict that the British Government will find it necessary to establish court in another city and that ironically will be Coventry which was once itself completely destroyed by a bombing attack of World War II. I predict that for many years London will be a city of ruin and desolation but the entire world will answer the plea of the English government and will give assistance and money quickly and freely which will enable the people of the Empire to restore their beloved London. I predict that a large public park will be constructed around this meteor. Atop it will be built a huge monument to remind the world of the countless number of people who gave up their lives to this heartless killer from outer space. Tourists from far and wide will flock to England not to view the Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus or the famed government buildings that will be a part of the past; for these will all be a part of the past, but to see and wonder at this great meteor which will be the No. 1 tourist attraction of the 20th century. The money these tourists bring into the country will enable England to rise once again and this meteor will more than pay for the destruction it caused. Date: October 18, 1988.
I predict that by the year 1980, one of the greatest shortages that America will be faced with is cemeteries. I predict that the year 1980 construction will begin on the world's largest cemetery, large enough to accommodate ten million bodies; with crypt facilities for fifty million more. This cemetery will be constructed in the state of Nevada.
O my Friend, sunset and the evening star and one clear call for me, and may there be no moaning on the bar, when I put out to sea! Yes, my friend, let us face it, where all the rest of the world is concerned, you and I and the entire human race will be the last to be missed by the sand, the wind and the stars and all moving creatures, for we are expendable! Man has only cluttered up the earth with unforgivable knickknacks, denuded forests, cut away hillsides to replace them with bands of concrete, dug into the earth for treasure, harnessed the air for personal greed, killed off the animal life for fun and made prisoner of Mother Nature. But she will strike back and man will be removed from the face of the earth like a hog shedding lice! And we will not be missed except for our poking around! Our pavements will again be lush vegetation! Vines will climb unhindered through our buildings! Animals will roam happily through our courts of law! Ants, bugs and roaches will have the delight of their lives infesting without apprehension! Mold and fungi will grow happily! The desert will again become the desert without frills built upon it! Snakes will sun themselves and accept life as it should be and will return to be, the true Garden of Eden without the sin of Man! You and I will have graduated into the higher life in yours and mine incredible, but very near, future!
DEATH OF MAO
I PREDICT that Mao Tse Tsung will die in the spring of 1971 and China will be rocked by Provincial Civil Wars. The Army general in each province will set up his own government and China will be divided as it was in the days of the War Lords. And it will never again be united but will become a number of small nations, such as we have in Africa today.
Puerto Rico and the Philippines
Puerto Rico and the Philippine Islands will become the 51st and 52nd states of the United States.
I predict that England will solve her growing welfare problem by paying only in scrip, which will not be acceptable for hard liquor, ale or gambling and, any one spending for this, will face charges of treason against the Crown! The scrip will merely be vouchers for exact food, exact clothing and exact amount of rent!
The medical facilities of the future will outreach present imagination. I predict huge cities built for health, preventive and corrective medicine. You will have an entire block laid aside, with huge buildings on it. In one nothing but scalp disease will be treated; in another, gastric conditions. Another, tuberculosis. An entire city will only take care of cancer. We will move into a world of even more specialists. Our federal government, through our Pentagon will train young doctors in a few months' time. You will find that they will be specialists and know all there is to know with the help of automation and the sources about a certain disease, and when you go into the medical facilities of one of these huge buildings which is in itself for that one illness alone, you are guaranteed a cure and you will come out a changed and well person. There will be few people really working in the world of medicine. They will merely be companions to stand back and look on and give you moral support for the machines will do all of the labor. You'll be skillfully operated on through automation, as I predicted before and in each one of these medical facilities which specialize in a certain ailment of the human body you will definitely come out cured.
A VISION OF SPACE
What is the secret beyond the atmospheric belt which surrounds our earth, which we call outer space?
Is the secret so terrifying that we cannot be told about it by the Pentagon?
For years we have lived with the uninterpreted visions of many great men who in their visions saw into the depths of outer space, as our newest telescopes are beginning to do, and as the sharp eye of the television camera on space vehicles are beginning to do, also.
Is it true that the keen eye of the television camera has reported floating monsters who live in the murkiness of outer space, as do sea monsters deep in the murkiness of the ocean depth?
Is it true that fallouts from atomic and hydrogen bomb tests in the stratosphere has so disturbed the creatures from outer space that they are on the verge of self defense? What is their connection with the report of flying saucers?
Are they a part of the black rainbow that will spell doomsday for this world?
Is it possible the theory in vision is true; that these monsters of myth have at one time or another visited the earth. Is it true that far out in space, space itself becomes solid as concrete. And do these fearsome monsters inhabit the threshold of that solid world beyond our comprehension? Are scientists now burning midnight oil to fathom this mystery?
This is a vision to ponder for we stand on the verge of the unknown when we stand on the verge of space.
Predictions Concerning Each Of The Fifty States
I predict that Alabama will become the base of a new financial empire, consisting of Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. By 1980 these key states will be more influential in the financial world of America than is Wall Street today.
I predict that Arizona will utilize state and federal land to set up model communities for the increasing number of retired persons in the United States. Virtually the whole state will be irrigated by 1981. There will be only one problem arising from this and that will be riots in some areas due to squatters who will move in on these state and federal lands after they are irrigated and developed, and will refuse to move off. This will be one of the big stories of 1981.
I predict that during the next ten years the state of Arkansas will be developed as one of the year round vacation spots of America. Tourism will become its chief industry. But even as Arkansas develops as a vacation area, it will become more and more isolated as a state of ultra conservatism and a stronghold of states' rights. In the late 1970's, Arkansas will lead a movement for States' Rights that will be stronger than any movement since the secessionist movement of the 1850's.
I predict that California will boom as no other state in our history has boomed. An influx of industry and people will make California the largest and richest state in the United States before 1975. But California will also write a history of civil turmoil in blood in 1970, 1971, and 1972.
In the 1980's California will be the fortress state of America, as our entire arms industry and military headquarters are moved to the west coast, to offset the threat of war in the orient.
I predict that Colorado will see unprecedented growth and modernization during the early 1970's. But the disaster of the destruction of Denver will cause virtually all the citizens of Colorado to leave that state and it will be virtually a "ghost-state" for more than ten years, until people are convinced it is safe to return.
I predict that Connecticut will be the bravest state of the New England area and will withstand the inroads of the federal government. They will be particularly unhappy and very mad about the federal government's tax on food which will be 5% and the federal government's tax on rentals which will be 5%. This one state will lead the revolt in 1978, and others will follow. I predict that, like Arkansas, Connecticut will have a mind of its own.
I predict the only thing that Connecticut will have to watch out for will be storms in the Atlantic; which will come into the Connecticut area and devastate their entire coast.
I predict that Delaware faces troubled days ahead. There will be much labor trouble in Delaware which will drive many manufacturers out of Delaware.
The severe winters also will take a huge toll and Delaware is not epidemic proof.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
I predict the District of Columbia within the next fifteen years will cease to exist as the capital of the United States. The seat of government will be moved to Wichita, Kansas, in the caverns beneath the city and the surrounding counties of Wichita.
I predict that the present boom in Florida will continue until that state is the second most densely populated state in the nation. However the prosperity of the state of Florida is doomed. With the shifting of our coast line and the natural upheavals of the earth's crust, as predicted in other parts of this book, the state of Florida will all but be completely submerged and the inhabitants will be forced to move back from this paradise peninsula onto the mainland of the United States.
I predict that Georgia will become one of the key manufacturing, business, and insurance states in the United States. But the largest industry in the state of Georgia ten years from now will be aircraft. I also predict Georgia will be the only state in the Union, after 1980, which will have retained its historical sites for future generations to see. I also predict that under a new constitution, to be drafted in 1977, Georgia will set up a new form of government, unlike that of any state in the Union, and will serve as the prototype for the type of government that will someday control the entire United States.
I predict that the gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper mines will soon lie quiet for they will be replaced by new, all purpose material which will be manufactured from cheap chemicals. I predict that while prosperity continues into the late 1970's throughout most of the country, Idaho will be the subject of a great economic recession, because of economic factors over which it has no control.
I predict that the state of Illinois will be torn asunder by a series of racial riots in 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972. The worst race riots in the history of America will take place in the cities of Illinois, particularly in the Chicago area. I predict that in Springfield, Illinois, the Abraham Lincoln shrines and historical sites there will be torn down and burned by rioting mobs in August, 1969. Racial strife that rocked the state will place it under martial law for months at a time. Thousands of persons will die there in the rioting. And there will be no peace in the state of Illinois until the racial problem of the United States is resolved, as I have predicted elsewhere in this book.
I predict that Indiana will face trials and tribulations in the future as divergent political forces fight to control the state government.
In the midst of all this turmoil I predict that from Indiana will come a new system of education and instruction that will be copied all over this country, and all over other parts of the world.
I predict that Iowa, which today supplies over 15% of the food consumed in the United States, will, within 15 years, have the largest number of organic farms in the United States, and will produce more than 50% of the food used in the United States.
I predict that Kansas will become the most important state in the U. S., due to the moving of the federal capital from Washington, D. C. to Wichita. The broad plains and prairies will be a roof above multi-story government buildings, constructed wholly underground. The largest airports in the world will be constructed in Kansas, to serve the needs bf the new capital of the U. S.
I predict that the state of Kentucky will, in the mid-1970's, produce a genius in the field of economics. This man will devise a system for economic development in the state of Kentucky in the field of tobacco raising and whiskey production. He will organize gigantic combines whose productivity will push all of the states out of competition in these areas. Kentucky will, through his guidance, become one of the most modern and richest states in the Union. And, because this man's programs will be implemented through state control, the benefits of the riches gleaned from his programs will be shared by all of the people of Kentucky, thus making it one of the first truly socialistic states in America.
I predict that Louisiana will become one of the busiest and wealthiest states in the Union, because New Orleans will be one of the key ports of the western world. And, because of the far thinking of the people of New Orleans, the older portions of New Orleans will be kept intact and other areas rebuilt, turning it into a little Paris of the western world. But, as predicted in other sections of this book, the glory of New Orleans, too, will pass away through a natural disaster.
I predict that from the state of Maine will come the president of the United States who will take office in 1984. By then, the liberalism that has run rampart throughout the United States for so many years will have come full cycle and this ultra conservative will plant the conservative philosophy into the United States through the federal controls that have been developed, thus giving our nation what is neither liberal nor conservative, but totally federal.
I predict that Maryland will suffer great losses at the hands of nature over the next ten years. The Chesapeake Bay will be ravaged by fantastic storms. And the damage from these storms, one after another, will force Maryland to ask for Federal Government aid for its stricken population. And, in other parts of Maryland, there will be great civil disorders, as a part of the growing racial tension and racial violence that will sweep the United States between 1968 and 1970.
I predict that Massachusetts will be known as the most tragic state in the Union due to the great area of Atlantic Ocean coast which will be the scene of many tidal waves and undersea disturbances. There will be millions of new acres in the northeastern part of America which will rise out of the sea but not without great damage to the present states in that area. I predict that Massachusetts will continue to lose a great deal of manufacturing plants to the southern states particularly Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi due to the increasingly bad winters they will have.
I predict Michigan will set the pace for industry in the entire Midwest. Michigan has long been a state fraught with strikes and with labor troubles, but that will completely change in the future. Flying machines which we will all own will replace automobiles. I also predict that Michigan will be the scene of some of the greatest civil rights disturbances we have ever known in America.
I predict that in this lake country there will be many tragic incidents. Some will be due to draining of the lakes and filling them for land expansion. Also there will be great earthquakes which will hit Minnesota--a series of them, beginning in 1973. And because this state is unprepared for such earthquakes, they will be doubly tragic.
I predict that Mississippi will continue to be torn by militant racial factions during the next five years. Then Mississippi will become the first all-Negro state, as predicted elsewhere in this book.
I predict that the state of Missouri will produce one of the miracles of the twentieth century--an electronically created fiber that will revolutionize the textile business in the U. S. I also predict that Missouri will not escape the great civil disorders that will prevail in many states for the next five years. And Missouri will have the dubious distinction of becoming the crime-center of the U. S., as most of the syndicate headquarters are moved by the Cosa Nostra from Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago and New York to the smaller cities of Missouri.
I predict that by the year 1981, the state of Montana will be known as the "Penal State." In this one state will be constructed the largest penitentiaries and criminal rehabilitation centers in the world. The Federal Government will take over the incarcerating of all criminals, and all state penitentiaries will be abolished and the inmates moved to the penal institutions of Montana.
I predict that Nebraska will become the center of our Military Aviation Complex. Future rockets and anti-gravity propulsion centers will be built in Nebraska. And we will also bury all of our Military dead in that state.
I predict that Nevada will experience astounding growth in the next ten years. Las Vegas will double in size by 1975, But the gambling and easy living of Nevada will not be the source of its reputation--the new Federal Divorce Laws of 1983 will be! The Federal Divorce center will be in Reno, Nevada. All divorces in the U.S. will be handled from there. Forms prepared by local attorneys for a $5.00 fee will be sent to Reno, where they will be processed by machines, and separation stipulations determined when the divorce is granted.
I predict that New Hampshire will be devastated by the worst ice and snow storms in history in the winter of 1974. There will be more than 5,000 deaths from this series of winter storms that will destroy all power facilities and block all roads and streets, and leave the people of New Hampshire at the mercy of the cold.
I predict that New Jersey will become so densely populated by 1980, it will be the first state to pass mandatory birth control laws. It is there that the idea of contraceptively-treated water will be first tested. And the state of New Jersey will experience violent storms as the result of our shifting coastline in the 1980's. By 1987, Atlantic City will no longer exist.
I predict that in 1971 there will appear in New Mexico a great leader of the American Indians who will spearhead a fight for return of Indian Lands to the Indians. And he will be successful. Virtually the entire state of New Mexico will be returned to the Indians by the Supreme Court in a ruling of March, 1976.
I predict that New York is doomed. I have covered its demise in other chapters of this book.
I predict that North Carolina will face economic growth in the 1970's with the development of artificial tobacco that is completely harmless. This will be developed in North Carolina. But that state will, while enjoying economic growth, be subjected to racial violence and disasters of nature. Many towns, large and small, will be the scenes of violence in 1969 and 1970. And the shifting coastline of the 1980's will destroy many coastal towns.
I predict that North Dakota will shock America in 1985 by becoming the first state to legalize polygamy. This will result from a series of events: First there will be a great worsening of weather in this state. Winters will be hard and will last from September to June. Earthquakes will rock the state. Thousands of people will leave the state, and polygamy will be one of the answers to the problem--by trying to lure settlers to North Dakota to repopulate the state.
I predict that the state of Ohio will face lean days ahead.
It will be beset by labor strikes until the national labor act which will force everyone to return to work at a given price and for the first time in America when these strikes happen in the Ohio area, these workers will be forced to return to their jobs and their price will be set by the government. This will be the first state in which Labor Unions will be declared illegal and this will be the testing ground of the government against union labor. The union leaders who will seek to destroy the government. This will be the labor battleground of the century. It will come not between management and labor, but between labor and the government itself. And the Supreme Court will support the government in setting wages. This will be a part of the beginning of absolute government control which will reign by the year 1989.
I predict that Oklahoma will become the richest per capita state in the Union by 1981. This will come about when the state government takes over the mineral rights to all the land and distributes the wealth among all the people.
I predict that Oregon will be the state selected for the Federal Government's Mental Illness Complex, the largest mental sanitariums in the world. Construction will begin in 1978. By 1980, all state mental hospitals will be abolished and all committed mental patients will be sent to the new Mental Health Complex in Oregon.
I predict death in Pennsylvania's streets beginning in the summer of 1968. The police, especially trained to handle riots, will be overcome by the sheer size and force of the riots of 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972. And I predict that Pittsburgh will be a city of nightmares because of the cannibalism predicted in another chapter of this book.
I predict that Rhode Island will be the center of a new movement of the youth of the nation which will make the "hippie movement" look very normal. The next movement will be youth's rebellion through nudism. And this movement will begin in Rhode Island and spread throughout the land.
I predict that the large underground complex near Aiken, South Carolina, where hydrogen bombs are now made, will be tripled in size and our greatest new weapon, the Later Death Ray, will be developed there. I also predict that Charleston, S .C. will become the second largest port in America, second only to New Orleans. But I predict that Charleston faces many problems: many deaths from air pollution; ravaging storms; and race riots. The older sections of Charleston will be burned to the ground in the race riot of June 27, 1969.
I predict that South Dakota will become the first state to legalize prostitution and sale of marijuana. I predict that a group of ruthless men will control the state government of South Dakota in the late 1970's and their open traffic in prostitution and drugs will cause repercussions throughout the country.
I predict that Tennessee, where the first Atom Bomb was produced, will become the munitions capital of America. Huge factories for war will be built underground in the mountains. I also predict that a great new evangelist will come out of the hills of Tennessee in 1977 and will win many converts for a new church he will form.
I predict that Texas will, by 1985, be divided into three separate states. I predict that a new national political party will be founded in Dallas in 1976. I predict that San Antonio will double in size by 1980. I predict that Houston will be the scene of the first brain-transplant, not unlike the Russian system of grafting one dog's head onto another dog. I predict that the federal Government will move troops into Texas in 1975 to quell riots by Mexican-Americans protesting their treatment in cities and towns throughout the state.
I predict that Utah will experience phenomenal growth during the next ten years. I predict that many residents of Utah will migrate to North Dakota when that state legalizes polygamy. J predict that Salt Lake City will become an important industrial center for the electronics industry.
I predict that on February 11, 1981, there will be an abortive attempt by a foreign power to bomb the U. S. with atomic missiles. Most of the missiles will be destroyed by anti-missile missiles, but several will be only driven off-course and will drop on the helpless state of Vermont. The death toll on that date will exceed 50,000 persons.
I predict that Virginia will be the first state to recognize the domination of men by women under the matriarchal system of the 1980's. A "white slavery" of men will see its beginning in Virginia.
I predict that the state of Washington will become the "art center" of America, for it is in that state that a Federal Arts Center will be built. Persons showing aptitude in any of the arts-painting, music, dance, writing, acting, etc.--will be allowed to go to this Federal Arts Center and live at government expense to pursue their talents. From this center will come "road companies" of performing artists who will tour the nation.
I predict that the mountains of West Virginia will become a mecca for tourism. Replenishment of wildlife will result in making this state a paradise for hunters. Discovery of a rare metal buried within the mountains will cause a boom in the economy. Along with Arkansas, West Virginia will make a stand against Federal Controls in the 1970's. And there will emerge from this state one of the most beloved politicians in America's history, who will hold the office of Senator in the late 1970's and will become Vice President in 1984.
I predict that a strange malady will strike the domestic animal and livestock life of Wisconsin in 1977, marking the beginning of the end for the dairy industry in that state. The cause will be a heretofore unknown bacteria. Of course scientists today think they know all of the diseases that can strike animal life, but they face a new one in Wisconsin in 1977.
I predict that the farsightedness of many persons in Wyoming will make them the safest persons in the atomic holocaust of 1987. They will have shelters, and after the brief but costly war, we will depend on the many survivors who live in Wyoming to help rebuild many cities of the country.
I predict that the only war to be fought on American soil will be in Alaska in the late 1980's. A combine of Russian, Chinese and Korean forces will try to get a foothold on North America by bombing the U.S., then invading Alaska. That state will be virtually destroyed in the fighting.
I predict that in the late 1970's we will turn several of the islands into missile bases and launching pads for our defense and for our exploration of outer space. I also predict that in 1976, we will be shocked by the tragedy of earthquakes and tidal waves that will kill more than 75,000 persons in Hawaii.