2014-10-14 : The ISON/Pathogen Conjecture

Dear Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe : In March 2014, I completed a paper entitled “Comet ISON – The Carrier of Life from Another Star System”   See free PDF at http://1drv.ms/1o9sIhk . This is in the format of a magazine article but has not been published.  The conclusion on p.38 includes the following paragraph :

3.10 Can we expect new Viruses in 2014?
And of course anyone and everyone intrigued by the possibility that Comets deliver pathogens to Earth, will be carefully tracking any instances of new virus breakouts over the next 12 months (2014), hoping none are found and that Panspermia is untrue, as the consequences of Comets carrying new viruses is troubling at best.

Also in March 2014, I wrote the following paper on the Preliminary Results of Observations in January 2014 of a meteor shower of Comet ISON (C/2012 S1). Free PDF at http://1drv.ms/1o9t73m
The meteor counts are consistent with the hypothesis that earth did pass through Comet ISON’s long tail in January 7-23, 2014, and that this caused a significant increase in meteor counts as detected by observers in Minsk, Belarus.

Status – October 2014
It is with some concern that in October 2014, the Ebola and Enterovirus outbreaks are now accelerating. It also appears that the first instance of the current Ebola outbreak occurred on December 31, 2013. Wikipedia states “Researchers traced the outbreak to a two-year old child who died on 28 December 2013”.

I have felt that there were two contact moments when earth was potentially exposed to pathogens from ISON.

1.       On Nov 28, 2013, when the comet reached its perihelion and “exploded”, I calculated the “particles”, now small enough to be swept by the solar wind, would take just minutes to reach earth distances. BUT there were two unknowns :
a.       What was the “cone size and shape” from the explosion and
b.      would this “solar wind” created blast be directed into or close to earth. Would the solar wind pick up the pathogens whole before they were reduced to just complex molecules. Ie would a nanoparticle of the size of a virus (10-8 meters) be swept up by the solar wind before the heat broke it up into molecules?
2.       On January 7-23, 2014 as earth passes through ISON’s tail

I am hesitant to associate either of the current pathogen outbreaks to ISON, but do ask your guidance :

Here is my question : How would we begin to determine the possible bacterial/viral effect of ISON?  Would we not expect outbreaks of Ebola and Enterovirus to occur, over the next few months, in people and places with no contact with existing patients?

If this does NOT occur then this would disprove the ISON/Pathogen Conjecture.  Correct?

Bill Smith


Hi Bill

I think your conjecture of a connection between new viral disease outbreaks and Comet Ison is valid on the basis of the comet virus theory.  However both the Ebola virus and the enterovirus have been endemic viruses for some time,  In the case of Ebola, particular localised reservoirs of have been identified and these may have been initially arrived from space.  Recent events are consistent with a transformative virion being delivendered at the times you suggest, and this has the effect of enhancing the virulence of the endemic viruses.  On this basis I would not expect to find new cases outside the existing reservoir areas except by means of aerosol transport if that was possible.  Perhaps a transforming virion addition could have the effect of rendering the Ebola virus more robust in becoming able to survive such transport.


Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe
Director, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology and Honorary Professor, University of Buckingham, UK
Visiting Professor University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Member of the Board of Trustees and Director of Research of the Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics, Gifu, Japan