Sunday, June 20, 2010

Does "Petroleum, Petroleum" by Gustav Meyrink from 1903 Predict the Current BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster? (English Translation)

Petroleum, Petroleum by Gustav Meyrink (German to English Translation)

I claim no copyright into this story by Gustav Meyrink, but being that the Petroleum, Petroleum story was created in 1903, the story is likely in the public domain. Even if it is not in the public domain, there is fair use in the analysis of the prophecy story in the light of the recent Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In this short story, a gigantic oil spill pollutes the Gulf of Mexico: a terrorist act against humanity. After several months all oceans are covered with an oil film... and there is no more rain.

GodLikeProductions ; Google Translate

Note: This is a Google (German to English) translation of Gustav Meyrink's "Petroleum, Petroleum" short story. Therefore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translated words. If you want to read an official translation, the story is found for sale in the book
The Opal (and Other Stories) by Gustav Meyrink. I have no affiliation with Amazon or this book publisher.

The original German short story can be read at

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