After Several Near Misses, Experts Warn The Next Carrington Event Will Plunge Us Back Into The Dark Ages

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The United States Of America At Night

Most people have absolutely no idea that the Earth barely missed being fried by a massive EMP burst from the sun in 2012, in 2013 and just last month.  If any of those storms would have directly hit us, the result would have been catastrophic.  Electrical transformers would have burst into flames, power grids would have gone down and much of our technology would have been fried.  In essence, life as we know it would have ceased to exist – at least for a time.  These kinds of solar storms have hit the Earth many times before, and experts tell us that it is inevitable that it will happen again.  The most famous one happened in 1859, and was known as the Carrington Event.  But other than the telegraph, humanity had very little dependence on technology at the time.  If another Carrington Event happened today, it would be a complete and utter nightmare.  A study by Lloyd’s of London has concluded that it would have taken a $2,600,000,000,000 chunk out of the global economy, and it would take up to a decade to repair the damage.  Unfortunately, scientists insist that it is going to happen at some point.  The only question is when.

Just this week, the near miss of 2012 is suddenly making headlines all over the globe.  The following is from a recent Reuters report

Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

The bursts would have wreaked havoc on the Earth’s magnetic field, matching the severity of the 1859 Carrington event, the largest solar magnetic storm ever reported on the planet. That blast knocked out the telegraph system across the United States, according to University of California, Berkeley research physicist Janet Luhmann.

The two bursts that the Reuters article is referring to happened very closely to one another, and the scientists that study these things say that it could have taken a decade to recover from such a catastrophe…

“Had [the latest storm] hit Earth, it probably would have been like the big one in 1859, but the effect today, with our modern technologies, would have been tremendous,” said Janet Luhmann, who is part of the STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Observatory) team and based at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory.

Luhmann and physicist Ying Liu of China’s State Key Laboratory of Space Weather led a team in analysing the magnetic storm, which was detected by NASA’s STEREO A spacecraft and published their results in Nature Communications.

“An extreme space weather storm – a solar superstorm – is a low-probability, high-consequence event that poses severe threats to critical infrastructures of the modern society,” warned Liu.

“The cost of an extreme space weather event, if it hits Earth, could reach trillions of dollars with a potential recovery time of 4-10 years. Therefore, it is paramount to the security and economic interest of the modern society to understand solar superstorms.”

You can see video of this massive coronal mass ejection event on YouTube

But this is not the only near miss that we have had in recent years.

In fact, there was another harrowing near miss in 2013

The earth barely missed taking a massive solar punch in the teeth two weeks ago, an “electromagnetic pulse” so big that it could have knocked out power, cars and iPhones throughout the United States.

Two EMP experts told Secrets that the EMP flashed through earth’s typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there.

“The world escaped an EMP catastrophe,” said Henry Cooper, who led strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan, and who now heads High Frontier, a group pushing for missile defense.

“There had been a near miss about two weeks ago, a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the orbit of the Earth and basically just missed us,” said Peter Vincent Pry, who served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission from 2001-2008.

And very few people have heard of it, but we had another one just last month

A huge magnetic filament shot out of the sun Monday, sending shockwaves racing at 1.7 million miles per hour and a brief roar of static through shortwave radios across the planet. And with a geomagnetic storm causing Northern Lights to dance across the Canadian border and into North America, the sun is clearly acting up.

According to a report on, Monday’s massive blast shot off the sun and into space, away from our planet, so it didn’t have the same effect on radio signals, power grids and communication satellites that an Earth-facing eruption would have.

So what is going to happen when one of these things finally hits us?

Well, basically it will be a technological Armageddon.  The following is a brief excerpt from one of my previous articles

An electromagnetic pulse can range from a minor inconvenience to a civilization-killing event.  It just depends on how powerful it is.  But in the worst case scenario, we could be facing a situation where our electrical grids have been fried, there is no heat for our homes, our computers don’t work, the Internet does not work, our cell phones do not work, there are no more banking records, nobody can use credit cards anymore, hospitals are unable to function, nobody can pump gas, and supermarkets cannot operate because there is no power and no refrigeration.  Basically, we would witness the complete and total collapse of the economy.  According to a government commission that looked into these things, approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population would die from starvation, disease and societal chaos within one year of a massive EMP attack.  It would be a disaster unlike anything we have ever seen before in U.S. history.

Without any electrical power, our society would descend into a state of chaos very rapidly.  The following is an excerpt from an article by Mac Slavo that explains some of the things that we would be likely to see in the immediate aftermath of such an event…

The first 24 – 48 hours after such an occurrence will lead to confusion among the general population as traditional news acquisition sources like television, radio and cell phone networks will be non-functional.

Within a matter of days, once people realize the power might not be coming back on and grocery store shelves start emptying, the entire system will begin to delve into chaos.

Within 30 days a mass die off will have begun as food supplies dwindle, looters and gangs turn to violent extremes, medicine can’t be restocked and water pump stations fail.

Today, our lives have been made very comfortable by technology.

But that technology could be stripped away from us in a single moment.

We should be thankful for the good things that we have, and we should not take for granted that we will always have them.

All it would take is one giant burst from the sun, and everything would change.

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s shocking new book about the last days entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on It is shaking the world of Bible prophecy to the core, and it is being called one of the most controversial Christian books of 2016.  If you would like to check it out, you can find it right here.*

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  • Hammerstrike

    Chances are, if solar activitie keeps up, it is going to happen sooner rather than later.

  • K

    It is true, one of these events could happen at any time. I do not agree it would send us back to the dark ages. My best estimate, it would drop us back to the 1850s. with an accelerated advancement back to the 1959s within 20 years. Bad enough, and many would die. But the dark ages? No not quite that bad.

    • Andrej Bosnjak

      I don’t think people realize the state of moral decadence that North America is in. We’ll make the Dark Ages look like a trip to Disney Land.

  • Antoine

    Michael, since you are a catholic, have you taken interest in alleged apparitions from the virgin Mary?
    People who claim to have seen her often says that she warns that “if people don’t correct themselves soon, fire will fall and all machines will stop” (not exact quote, it’s a mashup).
    That sounds an awful lot like a solar flare. It’s very troubling to see such a parallel between hard science and those very religious events.
    Personally that made me a believer, but at this point everyone should prepare, believer or not.

    • Tim

      He’s not Catholic.

      • Antoine

        Oh, I am sorry for the mistake.
        But maybe he is still interested by this story.

      • Spud

        He is a Muslim and insane.
        That’s what the Muslim is.

  • Mike

    I have read several books on the topic of a grid down scenario here in the US and fully understand the possibilities. The one concern that people are not focusing on is what happens to all of the nuclear power plants in the country, if the EMP or CME impacts their control systems and they loose containment, we could be looking at potentially dozens of Katrina like scenarios. I read recently where someone referred to this as a giant dirty bomb spreading across the entire country and eventually the planet. God help us all if this were to come to pass.

    • Joe Shmo

      I don’t think so, if the commercial reactors are similar to military ones, and they are. The reactors will SCRAM and shutdown, in the absence of electrical power. There’s no power to hold the CRDM’s in place and that causes them to open. Then the control rods fall, due to powerful springs, and gravity. This causes the core to go sub-crit. They will not melt down. There’s plenty of other stuff to worry about, but this isn’t one of them. Think about it. They load (and remove) the fuel rods when the reactor is in “shutdown”. It doesn’t melt then.

      • propel7

        We hope. More likely that they have been designed to fail to eliminate a few hundred million “feeders”. So much for trusting the New World Order Globalist Banker Masonic Illuminati.

  • DJohn1

    Disasters can happen from just about any direction.
    Our entire system of electronics is possibly both vulnerable and wrong for such an event.
    I have read our magnetic field is about to change polarity. The polarity change has been reducing our magnetic field since around the time of Christ. It is not the first time it has happened according to scientists. Those same people think it occurs on a regular basis over 100s of thousands of years.
    It leads to a lot of “what ifs”. For instance, what if there is an entire technology from the ancient past powered by the magnetic field. When it is low, the equipment stops working. When it regains power then there are lot of things working that we are not familiar with.
    There are buildings all over this planet that are so heavy that we could not build them with modern equipment if we tried. So how did they figure out the method of placing ten ton bricks on top of one another and how did they mold them into bricks? An intense magnetic field might do it or not.
    We have a number of asteroids on near collision paths with the planet. Several have come close enough to track between here and the Moon. Some have collided with the planet.
    One problem is Yellowstone National Park sitting on one of the weakest points on the planet. Super volcano waiting to happen.
    All of our equipment is based on various magnetic devices such as electric motors, starters, batteries, alternators. Most of which might burn up in a very intense magnetic field produced by the Sun.
    Passing wires through an intense field can set off fires If it is bad enough, most of our homes might go up in smoke.
    Personally, only God knows for sure what will happen next.
    Might not be a bad idea to keep ourselves on the good side. Like we need his protection so do what he says to do.
    I would take it on faith alone that God will provide a shield for those people that belong to him. There is no other place to turn to that I know of.
    Well, come the evacuation, I want to go with his Son. One nice thing about this country is we all have a choice on what we want to believe. For me an mine, I’ll take belonging to him over any of the alternatives.
    I do suggest that when he returns a lot of people are going to be in for quite a religious shock.

    • JSB

      Amen! The first “blood moon” will be visible on April 15th. Another sign of the Lord’s imminent return. Something big is about to happen. Many, many people will be in fear. We need to be ready to share our Blessed Hope. Christ is the real deal.

      • ashlieelizabeth

        Blood moons are a regular thing, I’ve seen several in my lifetime and I’m only 21. Please do not take the most literal meaning in the bible. Something big is indeed about to happen – easter, but that’s about it.

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  • Houtex77

    The best Carrington event ever was when Crystal threw Alexis in the fountain and then Alexis called her a bitch.

  • vigilant2012

    Of course if the opposite side of the planet is facing the sun when a CME hits, we will all be rich supplying materials for them to rebuild….just like after WW2

  • SantosGarcia

    ‘My Hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness…’ Download the Prophetic Word in the book linked- “There Shall be No Ebb!”

  • Frank

    After the flood ,god said tne next time it would be by fire, this could be it.

  • Andrej Bosnjak

    Don’t worry, if the sun doesn’t fry us, I’m sure there’s something already in the works.

    Obama (14/3/22): “Russia’s actions are a problem,” Obama said. “They don’t pose the
    No. 1 national security threat to the United States. I continue to be
    much more concerned when it comes to our security with the prospect of a
    nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan.”

  • cherylmeril

    Ever more reason to accept Jesus as your eternal savior because time is clearly running out with a one way ticket to eternal hell without Him.

  • muttkat

    And you know the govt hasn’t installed any protective gear on our old infrastructure but they do have underground cities for themselves.

    • wandakate

      MUTTKAT: Of course they have underground shelter for the elite and we up here will suffer, but they don’t care, they wanted it like that. They plan to protect themselves…

  • Max

    You obviously haven’t read the Bible then. It’s full of scientific fallacies, contradictions, and lies.