Around 1890, a Ghost Dance craze overtook Native Americans (“Indians”) throughout much of the Western United States, quickly reaching areas of California and Oklahoma. According to the teachings of the Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka (renamed Jack Wilson), proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with spirits of the dead, bring the spirits of the dead to fight on their behalf, make the white colonists leave, and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to native peoples throughout the region. 
Did the Ghost Dance work? Practice of the Ghost Dance movement is believed to have contributed to Lakota (Sioux) resistance and the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. On the other hand, the Caddo Nation still practices the Ghost Dance today. 
Putting aside whether or not there is power in the Ghost Dance, there is no doubt that immense numbers of Indians believed in and practiced it. This perspective is like what psychologist Carl Jung did in his approach to the question of “flying saucers”: Never mind if they are real, proposed Jung, the important point is that so many people believe they are. In a letter to The New Republic dated December 12, 1957, Jung wrote that the “problem of the Ufos” was both fascinating and puzzling. On the one hand, there was “no certainty about their very nature”; on the other hand, there was “an overwhelming material pointing to their legendary or mythological aspect. As a matter of fact the psychological aspect is so impressive, that one almost must regret that the Ufos seem to be real after all.” 
Many people are now intent upon a “Blood Moon” prophecy. Origin of the Blood Moon hypothesis is credited to Christian Pastors John Hagee and Mark Blitz. They noticed four consecutive lunar eclipses which began in April 2014 with six full moons in between. There were to be four blood moons in a row: a “tetrad”. The blood moons are so called due to reflection of sunlight on the Earth’s atmosphere which gives the moon a golden, copper, or even rusty-red color depending on where the sun is. Hagee, Blitz and others connect these blood moons with the end of earth as described in the Bible in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12. The last of the four lunar tetrads is said to take place on the night of September 27 into 28 of this year, but that is for the lunar eclipse. “The outcome of the end of days could actually be anywhere from September 21 to 28 – with some eyeing a final date of around September 23 or 24.” 
Associated with this Ghost Dance of the Blood Moon are predictions of an imminent asteroid impact. One Reverend Efrain Rodriguez reportedly claims an asteroid up to 2.5 miles wide will strike Puerto Rico and will go on to wipe out the world as we know it. He “wrote to NASA to warn them about his fears. He regularly updates readers of his Facebook page with stark warnings he says are from a deity…” 
In the midst of these widespread heightened anxieties, a massive fireball fell on Thailand on or about September 7, 2015. There are several videos of the Thailand fireball published to YouTube. At the top of today’s blog entry a concerned commentator says this is not the first of such recent fireballs. In Thailand, the “size of the fireball is judged to be quite substantial…” Two years ago, in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, no scientist saw a meteor coming which nonetheless came and injured 1,200 people and damaged buildings. 
One day, idly wondering how long the “Federal Reserve” had kept a key interest rate near zero percent, I checked and found it has now been nigh on 7 years. That number suggested to me a 7-year economic cycle, as described for example in Pharaoh’s dream about the seven fat cows and the seven lean cows, related in chapter 41 of Genesis. Alert to this, I noticed how the Associated Press reported on August 10, 2015 that “A new era of higher rates is upon us.”  There began to be buzz also about a “Shemitah Cycle.” The Shemitah year falls every seventh year. Somehow the year 2015 calculates to being a Shemitah year. “In September, we can expect something really bad,” predicted Israeli mathematician Thomas Pound. (Background: Feels Like 666, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, September 5, 2015.)
The Roman pontiff, Pope Francis, is scheduled to arrive in the United States on September 22, 2015. On that same day Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins at sundown. Coincidentally, the Blood Moon “outcome of the end of days could actually be anywhere from September 21 to 28 – with some eyeing a final date of around September 23 or 24.”  Pope Francis is scheduled to speak to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on September 24th, eyed by some as the “final date” Blood Moon outcome. 
Looking for hidden patterns is what mathematics is about, says Keith Devlin, author of The Language of Mathematics.  There is an undeniable pattern found for September 2015. However patterns are not necessarily predictors. Whether or not all Hell breaks loose in September remains to be seen. What can be seen though is widespread anxiety manifested by this latest version of the Ghost Dance.
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 “Ghost Dance”, Wikipedia, September 8, 2015.
 “Carl Jung’s Fascinating 1957 Letter on UFOs”, Open Culture, May 31, 2013. http://www.openculture.com/2013/05/carl_jungs_1957_letter_on_the_fascinating_modern_myth_of_ufos.html
 “Will the world end on September 28? Blood Moon and asteroid impact ‘are heralds of Apocalypse'”, by Chris Gee and Siobhan McFadyen. Mirror (UK, online), September 7, 2015. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/world-end-september-28-blood-6400240
 “Thai meteorite: Huge fireball lights up sky over Bangkok (VIDEO)”, Russia Today, September 7, 2015 (Updated September 8th). http://on.rt.com/6qqv
 “Steady US job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates”, by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer, August 10, 2015.
 Official Schedule for Pope Francis U.S. Visit 2015″, http://www.popefrancisvisit.com/official-final-schedule-of-pope-francis-u-s-visit-2015/
 The Language of Mathematics, by Keith Devlin. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2000.