Psychic Ruth Montgomery also foresaw a pole shift. In her book Strangers Among Us, The Shift, she wrote about what certain spirit guides had told her: "If the Guides are correct, the survivors of the axial shift... will number in the millions, rather than the billions. The shift will have its warnings. The weather will become increasingly violent. Eruptions of ancient volcanoes, earth tremors of major proportions, and tidal waves of monumental scope. Some will recognize this as the time to remove themselves from the seacoasts. Some will remain, disbelieving that a shift will occur, and some will refuse to leave their homes."
Even extraterrestrials are warning us about an immanent pole shift, the people at ZetaTalk would have us believe. The Zetas, whoever they are, say that a polar shift will occur as part of the millennial transformation. First, they say, a comet's tail will sweep the Earth, actually stopping the planet's rotation for a few days, resulting in violent lightning, wind, and fire storms. "Then, as the core of the Earth attempts to align magnetically with the giant comet, there is a pole shift with continental rip, mountain building, and sinking and rising land; how gigantic tidal waves and climbing water assault the coasts, though water movement began when rotation stopped, and an ocean vortex can form; how plate shifts can result in a sinking Atlantic floor, affecting the surrounding shorelines, and new land near Antarctica."
Eileen Lakes, who says she was sent to Earth as a messenger for the Elohim, pegged the pole shift to occur back in July, 1999. The Utopia Network quotes Lakes from her book The Future Pass: "While, on the distant left side of the earth, the very big, red and brown Jupiter is located and its magnetism joins that of the sun, the Pole Shift happens at 7:00 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the World Greenwich Mean Time. Because of the very strong magnetism with the rotation of the axis of the N Pole of the Jupiter group and the sun, the rotation of the axis of the N Pole of the earth repulses to their strong magnetism. The Arctic area on the earth, turns by 90 degrees very suddenly to its right side. And the Arctic Point (N Pole) jumps and changes into the South Pole point (S Pole) momentarily."
Did Lakes give a bad prediction, or were her dates just off?
So what about it? Is a pole shift really possible? According to A Pole Shift is the Least of Our Worries, an axial shift is possible, but "only if another planetary body - such as a 'rogue planet' or similar cosmic anomaly - passed in close proximity to the Earth, providing enough torque for such an event to occur."
More likely is a magnetic shift of the poles, although there is no scientific expectation that it will happen anytime soon. But it has happened more than 180 times before, as detected in the paleomagnetic record of rocks on the ocean floor and in some lava flows. These magnetic reversals take place every 100,000 to 25 million years, according to Scientific American, and may take as long as 5,000 years to do so.