Controversial David Icke shot to fame after announcing to the world – live on Wogan – that he was the son of a ‘Godhead’ and later that the earth is controlled by reptilian shapeshifters. Since then, the former footballer and BBC sports presenter has been derided for his views and shunned by many in TV – perhaps unsurprisingly.
But Icke, now 65, could be forgiven for having the last (hearty) laugh.
He has since become one of the world’s most famous conspiracy researchers and one of Britain’s most sought-after public speakers. His books and DVDs sell worldwide to an international fanbase. Icke’s latest book, Everything You Need To Know But Have Never Been Told also looks set for bestseller status.
We can’t say (yet) that the earth is really controlled by a secret lizard army. But Icke’s other “insane” predictions are gathering mainstream support and could in fact be correct …
1. THAT WE ARE ALL LIVING IN A SIMULATION
Icke was understandably ridiculed for suggesting that the world as we know it is actually just a holographic simulation created by so-called ‘Archontic Reptilians’ and broadcast into our minds from the moon and Saturn.
On the surface, this wild conspiracy may sound like absurd, but the latest scientific theories actually support the idea that we live in a simulated holographic universe.
NASA scientist Rich Terrile said recently that he believes the universe is a ‘digital holographic simulation’ which, by definition, must have been created by some form of intelligence. This is precisely what Icke said in his books many years ago.
In January of this year, boffins from the University of Southampton announced their findings from a study into the cosmic microwave background (CMB) left over from the Big Bang. Thanks to recent advances in telescopes and sensing equipment, the scientists were able to detect a vast amount of data hidden in the ‘white noise’ left over from creation of the universe. This data suggests that, just like a hologram, everything we see and experience, including time, may actually be projected from a flat 2D surface.
In other words, everything you see and experience in three dimensions may actually be, as Icke has said, an illusion.
2. THE 9/11 TERROR ATTACKS
Two years before the atrocities of 9/11, Icke chillingly predicted that “between 2000-2002 the USA will suffer a major attack on a large city”.
Whether or not you agree with Icke’s research (as outlined in his controversial 2002 book, ‘Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster’) his graphic prophecy was eerily correct.
3. THAT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IS OUT TO GET US
Icke has long argued that AI will spell disaster for mankind, and that the Matrix (and Terminator) movies are a taster of what is to come if we continue to allow machines to think for us.
Until recently, Icke’s apocalyptic fears were widely derided. He was mocked – publicly – for suggesting that technology would, ultimately, kill us all off.
But Icke’s kooky warnings are now being taken seriously. Earlier this month, Professor Stephen Hawking, the physicist, issued his own warning about the development of artificial intelligence. Speaking at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Professor Hawking said that “AI could be the worst event in the history of our civilization”. He added that “It brings dangers, like powerful autonomous weapons, or new ways for the few to oppress the many.”
4. SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDALS
Icke sensationally claimed that former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath was not only a paedophile but also a satanist, in his 1998 book, The Biggest Secret. Ten years after Sir Edward’s death, in 2005, Wiltshire Police launched an investigation called Operation Conifer in response to sexual allegations against him. The constabulary concluded that they would have interviewed Heath under caution, if he had still been alive, though no corroborating evidence was found.
Despite the severity of his accusations, no legal action against Icke was ever brought,
which Icke says is “telling in itself” – especially given that Sir Edward was well aware of the book and Icke’s allegations.
It’s not the only time that Icke claims to have exposed Sir Edward. More than 20 years ago, Icke accused Sir Edward of lying to the public about the consequences of the UK’s entry into the European Union under Sir Edward’s premiership. Government documents from the time that have only now been declassified and released warn that entry into the EU would indeed lead to a loss of British sovereignty. This suggests that Icke may have once again been correct.
5. THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRASH
Icke predicted the economic meltdown in the 1990s. He said that financial manipulation would spark a catastrophic financial downturn…which is exactly what happened.
Whilst most people won’t agree with Icke that the crash was masterminded by a secretive ‘Elite’ to impose a new global banking system, his prediction was spookily accurate nonetheless.
Ominously, Icke now predicts another even bigger crash.
Everything You Need To Know But Have Never Been Told by David Icke is out now, published by David Icke Books and priced £14.99. Visit www.davidicke.com