“The Year from Hell” 536 AD & the Locust of Rev. 9

The Worst Time in History to Be Alive, According to Science

This total eclipse of the sun lasted for over a year.
The ninth plague of Egypt was complete darkness that lasted for three days. But in 536 A.D., much of the world went dark for a full 18 months, as a mysterious fog rolled over Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia. The fog blocked the sun during the day, causing temperatures to drop, crops to fail and people to die. It was, you might say, the literal Dark Age. History Channel

In the course of correspondence via the comments section in the previous post, I stumbled upon the following. I will now simply cut and paste that correspondence and include the annular eclipse of 536 AD, and what it meant.

(Special appreciation to “Sand Sheff” who initiated this conversation. His website is eclipsejudgment.com)

Comment by “Sand Sheff”


The 1260 calendar does definitely relate to the 7 year Draconic, these calendars are amazing, though I certainly don’t have nearly the grasp on them yet as you do…your work proclaims an important reality relating to the discernment of the season. I appreciate your willingness to publicly declare these wonders.

I am fascinated by the 19 year Metonic reality expressed in eclipses…meaning the co-ordination of the draconic, solar and synodic calendars every 19 years…thus allowing for repeating dates of eclipses, as you know ( for instance…this last week’s Dec. 4th eclipse was preceded 19 years ago by a Dec. 4th 2002 eclipse and 19 years before that by a Dec. 4th 1983 eclipse)…

I notice that the independence of Israel on May 14 1948 and the beginning of 6 Day War on June 4th or 5th 1967 ( i use the 4th date instead of the 5th for unrelated reasons) are 19 years minus two weeks…that makes modern Israel almost exactly 70 years old in eclipse years as of the October 8 2014 lunar eclipse and 70.5 at the North Pole Equinox eclipse of 3-20-2015.

Likewise, from June 4th 1967 to lunar eclipse of Oct 8 2033 will be 70 eclipse years almost exactly and 70.5 eclipse years to Spring Equinox of March 20, 2034.

You may have all this in your Blood Moon studies, which I am just scratching the surface of!

Needless to say, I am blown away by the realities of this matter and the extraordinary depth of genius of our God. He has written messages in the design and I am so grateful…

God Bless you, Brother

My replies to Sand Sheff:


I often tell people that the glory of God screams out from every corner of the universe. The most astonishing thing, however, is the blindness of men. They can’t see it!

Only once is the Bible is it recorded that Jesus was surprised.

A Prophet Without Honor

1Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, a Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

4Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6He was amazed at their lack of faith. Mark 6

All calendars work together in harmony. As I have tried to explain, this allows God to fulfill prophecy as He said and yet allow latitude for men to shorten or lengthen the time by switching calendars.

For example, what if God said: “In 70 years Israel will return from Babylon”. You read this prophecy and notice the time is near, but you understand that things can be shortened or lengthened according to how God counts the 70 years. So you pray. God shortens the time so that 70 purely lunar years later the decree for Israel to leave Babylon is fulfilled. And then lesser things happen after that, such as 70 regular years to the rebuilding of the temple. Well, this is what God did! (Ponder Daniel 9). Tisri 1st, 605 BC plus 70 lunar years is Tishri 1st 537 BC, the rebuilding of the altar. Ezra 3. But it was 70 eclipse years from the summer of 605 BC (when Israel fell and Daniel was taken captive) to the fall of Babylon on Tisri 16th, 539 BC.

605 BC to 536 BC of Daniel 9, is 69 years, which is almost exactly 70 years on the 360 calendar.

And this is what we are called to do. PRAY and effect God for time and eternity. We are priests unto God with more authority than can be imagined. And this goes for the small things as well, such as praying for your family.

Think fractal!

Click to enlarge. Fractal: The throne room includes the birds that form an eagle/cherub

In a fractal big and small are relative to your viewpoint. Your family is huge in God’s plan, but when you step back and look at the universe, it seems so small. In truth, it is both big and small, which is the antidote for pride.

I came across this, which relates to the “1270 + 1270 years” from 520 BC to 2021 about which I refer to in this post:

The Saros period is thus approximately 18.03 solar years and the eclipses related to this period then form a Saros cycle with series of around 1,270 solar years.


Sand Sheff, it is interesting that the “346.62 eclipse year” aligns again with a solar year (365.2422 days) every 93 solar years. Thus, every 93 years and 1.25 days there does elapse 98 eclipse years. Thus, every jubilee of eclipse years elapses 46.5 solar years. This allows for easy calculations. For example, from creation 4114 BC spring (or 4115 BC fall) to the death of Adam are 930 years, which elapse 980 eclipse years. (From the exodus and tabernacle to Zerubbabel’s temple are 930 years (980 eclipse years).

And from 4115/4114 BC creation plus 4900 eclipse years is AD 537/536, which many historians consider to be the worst year in the past 10000 years. This is interesting because the Book of Enoch stresses the importance of 4900 years in that the fallen angels are locked away for “70 generations”, and the Book of Revelation alludes to the release of these angels with a description similar to that which occurred in 537/536 AD. Many believe that this event opened the way for the “locust” of Muslim hoards to invade.

Did volcanoes cause the rise of Islam? Huge eruptions brought famine and disease to Roman empire allowing Muslim civilisation to spread
Experts studied 300 individual eruptions over the past 2,500 years
They found ash and aerosols thrown into the atmosphere in eruptions between 536AD and 626AD transformed the Northern Hemisphere climate
This brought plague and famine that decimated the Eastern Roman Empire


Revelation 9
Fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit

Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the [a]bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And [b]they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.

“The Year from Hell” 536 AD and the Annular Eclipse

Historian,  Procopius, who lived through this period compared the events of this year to the eclipse of the sun. The volcano likely went off in the early spring of 536 AD. Thus the eclipse in September would have been seen through the added glare of the eerie shadow.

What exactly did the first 18 months of darkness look like? The Byzantine historian Procopius wrote that “the sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, during this whole year.”

He also wrote that it seemed like the sun was constantly in eclipse; and that during this time, “men were free neither from war nor pestilence nor any other thing leading to death.”  History.com

Click to enlarge. Saturday, September 1st, 536 AD, Rosh Hashannah (New Year), 4900 eclipse years from Creation 4115 BC Tishri (70 generations of 70 Eclipse years.) 490 Eclipse years before this is AD 71, Rosh Hashannah, the year after Jerusalem fell to the Romans

Sure enough, 3.5 Eclipse years later (“1211 days”) another Annular eclipse occurred on Sat., Dec. 26, 539 AD (mirror of the fall of Babylon in 539 BC). (Note: 1st Siege of Rome was 537–538 AD!) Just six more days and this sign would not create the mirror of the fall of Babylon in 539 BC because it would be AD 540 instead of 539!

It was during these 3.5 years (“time, times, and a half-a-time”, Rev. 11:13,14) that the world sunk into chaos, paving the way for the Muslim hoards (locusts) to rule much of the world and persecuting “the woman”.

Interestingly, 490 + 490 years to the day earlier was 445 BC (Neh. 8:2), the year of Nehemiah’s decree to rebuild the walls and the start of the 490 years of Daniel 9.

4900 years from Eden to Eden!

The Gulf of Aden is a possible location of Eden (Aden is Arabic for Eden).

“The woman” of Rev. 11 was first deceived by the serpent/dragon in Eden (Gen. 2-3).

The eclipse was in the constellation of “Virgo”. Virgo is typically identified with “the woman” of Rev. 11.

Rev. 11:12
Crescent Moon of Islam (Ottoman Empire)

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”

13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.

About a quarter of the earth die (esp. Roman Empire)

This period of cold and starvation caused economic stagnation in Europe that intensified in 541 when the first bubonic plague broke out. The plague killed between one-third and one-half of the population in the Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire. History.com


I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Rev. 6:8

And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. Rev. 9:15

Revelation 12 in pictures (& 536 AD)

Click to enlarge. “Mene Mene Tekel Uparsin” from 539 BC when Babylon fell. Tower of Babel. Night and Day at the place of The Skull. The sun turns into darkness atop the mountain that explodes like a volcano covering the 21 stars with darkness. From the deep rise serpents. This is similar to the events of 536 AD.
Another cosmic scene. The Lion of Judah returns to trample upon Babylon as the Sun turns to darkness and the moon to blood
Click to enlarge: Prophetic image of the Lion of Judah prevailing to open the seven seals and the “Wings of an Eagle” Fractal combined with the sign of the dragon.
Similar image. The comic battle.
(Click to enlarge.) The moon turns to blood with the head of the red dragon breathing violence towards the woman at the bottom, who rides the eagle
Click to enlarge. Closeup of the woman who rides the eagle
Close up


Sketch of the Eagle composed of many birds that in turn form the silhouette of the head of the Lamb of God — encircled by three doves
Another view with less detail

The Lamb escapes the dragon and is “caught up to God and to his throne”, Rev. 12.

She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. Rev. 12:5,6

Includes the birds that form an eagle/cherub and the Lamb upon His throne. Click here for best quality. “Caught up to God and unto His throne”

4 thoughts on ““The Year from Hell” 536 AD & the Locust of Rev. 9”

  1. Awesome work, Dean. Very informative consideration of that little-known time frame and brilliant research into the eclipse year connection!! All news to me!

    Also, the fractal as an encompassing and integrative reality and your visual efforts at realization of that reality bear wonderful witness to truth. Bless God you and yours, Sand

  2. Hi Dean … God bless you … I have studied Daniel for many years … humbled by the sealing until events start to manifest. I have arrived at the same dates as shown in one of your posts from a different perspective {614 and 2012}. I would like to share this with you offline.


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