The Lucifer Sanction

PROLOGUE

“The United Nations predicts the world population will exceed nine billion people in the year 2075. The overpopulation process is accelerating at an unsustainable rate. Discounting natural disasters we will outgrow this planet in very short time. There will be insufficient food and too few resources if the population explosion is left unabated. We have established conclusively that mankind’s numbers must be forced into decline in order to maintain parity with productivity.

There have been more people added to our planet in the past fifty years than since the dawn of creation. We cannot allow this growth rate to continue. We must implement the Lucifer sanction. We must cull the population.”

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CHAPTER ONE The Dig Site

Andermatt, Switzerland January 4 2044 10:04 A: M

A dismal day. Drizzle.

Gray Swiss skies surrender to a broad canvas

of cerulean blue, a perfect backdrop for the snow-laden conifers that stand like giant sentinels along the perimeter of the dig site.

Guardians.

On this morning of January 4th, 2044 a heavy cover of white powder blankets the ground. At one time the region consisted of towering mountains, but now-adays it resembles the devastated site of the 1908 Tunguska explosion at Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia. The Tunguska Event, a massive explosion near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai of Russia, occurred at around 7:14 A:M on June 30, 1908, and has been the focus of much speculation over the past hundred years. Theories such as the end of the world, a natural H-bomb, a black hole, antimatter explosion and even the crash of a UFO the size of Tokyo had all kept the speculators busy. Preliminary evidence indicated the cause to be an air burst of a large meteoroid or comet-fragment at an altitude of 8 to 14 miles above the Earth’s surface.

An international research team consisting of members from the Moscow State Lomonosov University, Italy’s Bologna University and Germany’s Center for Environmental Research investigated the Tunguska Event. During their research they added another piece of evidence

- traces of acid rain in the region.

Extremely high temperatures occurred when the meteorite entered the atmosphere. Oxygen reacted with nitrogen causing a buildup of nitrogen oxides. Given the event’s time period, it went relatively unnoticed despite the fact the explosion was felt as far away as the UK.

Twenty years later in 1927 a research team led by Leonid Kulik, a leading meteorite expert at the Soviet Academy of Sciences made its way to the remote Siberian region. The team took statements from locals in the area and though they speculated the explosion was the result of a meteorite, they were unable to find a crater.

A little under 3 years later, a British astronomer suggested the blast was caused by a small comet composed specifically of ice and dust, leaving no recognizable presence. One theory proposed the Tunguska object was a fragment of Comet Encke. This ball of ice and dust was responsible for a meteor shower known as Beta Taurids. It cascaded into Earth’s atmosphere in late June and July, around the same time of the Tunguska event.

During the press conference in Krasnoyarsk, Yuri Lavbin, head of an earlier expedition, confirmed that parts of an extraterrestrial device had been discovered. The new expedition, organized by the Siberian Public State Foundation Tunguska Space Phenomenon completed its work on the scene of the Tunguska meteorite fall on August 9.

Members of the Tunguska Space Phenomenon managed to uncover blocks of an extraterrestrial technical device that crashed into Earth on June 30th, 1908. In addition, expedition members found the so-called “deer”... the stone, which Tunguska eyewitnesses repeatedly mentioned in their stories. Explorers delivered a piece of