by Robert Wilkinson
There's a video going viral where a supposed French psychic in 1980 predicted Chernobyl, the collapse of the USSR, the World Trade Center attacks, and the election of a black President in the US. I've done quite a bit of research on both the video and the purported psychic.....
It this video is not a hoax, then we have a very heavy encounter with space people coming soon. If it is a hoax, then it's fairly well done, except for some things that didn't exist back in 1980, as well as some things that don't seem to exist now, such as the psychic himself under any name or the television show on which this supposed interview takes place. The psychic's name is alleged to be Albert Florintie, or also perhaps Sean McIver. He supposedly made an appearance on the show "French politics: The moment of truth" in 1980, and the clip purports to be from that show.
While looking through the list generated by google on "Albert Florintie," I got only ONE foreign language site and two forums also discussing this exact video. There doesn't seem to be any prior record of this video before a couple of days ago, and there isn't any bio generated on "Albert Florintie." I also googled "television show 'French politics the moment of truth'" (both with and without the inner quotes) and came up with nothing. I found a game show, a "test the guest" show, and what looked to be a French movie, but no French political television show that had a psychic predicting a space invasion in 2012 that marked the end of humanity!
So I googled "Sean McIver," and as you can imagine, there are quite a few in our world. The thing is, this supposed "psychic" states in the video he was about 10 in 1950, and I did find a Sean McIver who was born in London during the blitz (1940) whose parents went to America as a child. Apparently he's an author and you can find his book Desert Heat on amazon where there's a brief bio.
However, why would a Brit who came to America when young ("shortly after the war") now be known under a French name as a psychic who went public in 1980 with some pretty glamorous predictions? Again, there is absolutely ZERO record of "Albert Florintie," "Albert Florintie psychic," "Albert Florintie predictions," "Albert Florintie french politics television," or "Sean McIver psychic" existing in any way via google, and one would think that if a psychic made such predictions on television in 1980 that it would have been revisited at some point in the past 32 years, and that there would be something, ANYTHING out there on such a person.
I did find something interesting on tvqc.com. This is the site where most search engine queries point to. (If the link doesn't load, then just go to www.tvqc.com and you will see the article on the front page. I used google translate to get it to English. Halfway down the page it is noted that this "psychic" seems to curiously appear in the background of another more recent video where he looks the same as in 1980. Maybe he's Dorian Gray under an alias?)
Anyway, I will quote the part of the article over at tvqc that seems most germane:
Do you know this man? have you seen on French TV? Youtube comments talking about digital reflection in the glasses and the fact that time does not change the clock to "debunk" the video. If this video is authentic, it's impressive, if it's a hoax, it is also very good and well done! If you are French, have you ever seen this man in the show The moment of truth, a television broadcast in France on Antenne 2 (now France 2) and led by François-Henri de Virieu from 1980 to 1988.
Addition 2: this photo is appearing on the web and we can see the same guy. If it is a clip of viral marketing is very bein done:)
Addition 3: The most likely explanation is that this video comes from Quebec and is produced by students participating in a competition. The YouTube account registration using the email: HM2012@ymail.com and HM2012 is a competition called Happening Marketing 2012 and you can find the rules on this page http://www.hm2012.ca/Acceuil.html
Here's a comment from someone on a Niburu site who saw it: "Personally I find that the image of this video is too light ... in 1980 there was no technology for HD video ... I collect videoclip of 80-90 years even in good definition is not as Clearly, this video ... Secondly why did you need to write at the top left 1980 ....????" He then goes on to say "Okay but I must say it only once recording with a magnetic tape device .... but this ... this is fake .... if you put the video in 1080p you see the bottom of the video distortion .. . characteristic of a magnetic tape recordings ..." As I'm not a techie, I have no knowledge if this statement is true, but any readers who are experts are free to contribute their opinion.
From another discussion forum, "I think it's fake. The colour, the resolution..it's too vivid and clear to be produced in the 80s. The whole thing seems staged and he seems like he's totally acting, esp near the end when all of the 2012 stuff comes up. Why would he say Hopefully it isn't the year of his death, and then go on to say it will be the end of mankind?"
So it would seem that at least two who have seen it believe the resolution is too high for the technology of 1980. Having done a few concert videos for access television back then, I'd have to agree. As the interview supposedly takes place not in a studio, but in a living room, there isn't much likelihood of a high-res picture with field equipment. Network television had the best cameras of the era, and if this was truly on French television, then why isn't there any record on the internet of such an interview happening before yesterday?
From what I haven't found, I must surmise this is a hoax, or to put it more accurately, a well-staged video appearing to be a period piece produced for the "Happening Marketing 2012" competition. It would certainly make sense that Quebec students competing in a 2012-themed event would do a very dramatic video of a prediction for 2012 in French! It could also be a very clever marketing ploy by tvqc.
I personally believe from all I've studied across the decades that if/when there is major public "contact," they're not coming to destroy humanity, or even "to serve man.";-) - (If you don't get the joke, just google "To Serve Man" and look for The Twilight Zone!)
As it was used in one commenter's tag line, that discussion did remind me of a great quote by the notable genius and great wit Dr. Benjamin Franklin: "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see." Sounds like something the Buddha said!
© Copyright 2012 Robert Wilkinson
ps - if you want to watch the video, it's about 6 minutes long, and all over youtube. I just didn't feel like posting a link to it here, since this article is simply commentary on what I believe to be a staged "psychic" making glamorous statements.