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By Dr. Adelpias TitaniusPhotographs by Flamee Flame



His eyes have captivated the world since he appeared on our cover in 1999.  Now we can tell his story.



Names have power, so let us speak of his. His name is E Combustubus Cranius, and he lived sometime before 2000 B.C. near what is now Athens, Greece.

“We now know that the Flamehead Legends And Members Eternal stone is a Phrophecy about modern times ,” says Dr. Adelphias. “Written by the leader of a secret Society that was formed almost 4000 years ago, it seems to speak in a kind of code that we are only beginning to understand and translate.” he says "This ancient text seems to refer to the group and make predictions about the future."

The references to a "secret" society are quite clear and Dr. Adelphias believes this underground group he calls The Sacred Order of the F.L.A.M.E. or SOF for short is still in existence today. "The are rumours all over the net about "SECRET" links on some Tennessee Titans Fans Websites. Links that take you to the "Real" website." he explains "There seems to be some truth to these urban legends and I believe there are more than one or two of these Tennessee Titans Fan sites that are masking the real purpose of the sites with a facade that appears to be a "Fan" site.
These links are hidden very well" he continues "to the average web surfer these sites appear to be a normal site, but then when the surfer accidently clicks or sometimes double clicks on the right area of the site, a whole other secret side opens up."

We will continue to investigate this rumour.

The stone also has some curious references to the Tennessee Titans and their future.

In part it reads:
"All those who read these words shall know the one true power of the F.L.A.M.E.
And they shall take up their swords. Beginning in the second millennia, in the Autumn of the year of the sun they shall gather each Sabbath on the field and with great vigor vanquish their foes. And they shall be like unto giants, even greater than the gods. And boundless crowds shall rally to the coliseum to cheer them. And of those crowds a few shall come forth, the chosen, those called by destiny and power of purpose, shall adorn themselves in lavish garments and create themselves like unto my image. And those who believe and those who oppose us shall forever know the power of
~E Combustubus Cranius"

Dr Adelphias believes This prophecy clearly makes refrence to Tennessee Titans, their fans and the way they will dress when they come to the games. Let's look closely at what this quatrain says.

Line one:
All those who read these words shall know the one true power of the F.L.A.M.E.
This is clearly a reference to the crowd noise that Adelphia is famous for.

Line two
And they shall take up their swords. Beginning in the second millennia, in the Autumn of the year of the sun they shall gather each Sabbath on the field and with great vigor vanquish their foes.
It is very apearent Combustubus was saying that in the 1900-2000 that NFL fooball would be played on sundays in the autumn

Line three
And they shall be like unto giants, even greater than the gods.
If you can't see that he was refering specifically to the Tennessee Titans. You're at the wrong Web site.

Line four
And boundless crowds shall rally to the coliseum to cheer them. And of those crowds a few shall come forth, the chosen, those called by destiny and power of purpose, shall adorn themselves in lavish garments and create themselves like unto my image.
An obvious reference to the Flamehead pheonomena. This sentence clearly explains that Titan fans will dress up and put flames on their heads.

Line five
And those who believe and those who oppose us shall forever know the power of ~E Combustubus Cranius
Again put simpley, the Titans will be a team to contend with.

Now, Dr Adelphias has dicovered a nostradamus connection. "With this new found knowledge, that Combustubus was refering to the NFL" he says "I decided to take a close look at the prophecies of Nostradamus and I realized that his centuries were not refering to war, and the end of the world. For decades scholars have been misinterpeting them. Take this quatrain:

And there shall come to pass, a golden child born unto a great hero beneath the star of the F.L.A.M.E. Great strength and power shall be his arm. Honesty shall be his heart. For a time Orange shall runneth his blood.
But then the white stallion of the triad shall come unto he, whispering promises of wealth and the glory of the ring coveted by all.
And the golden child shall go forth astray. And he shall come to direct the legion of the white colt. And the followers of the F.L.A.M.E. shall come to know immense sorrow.

"It's obvious Nostradamus here was refering to Peyton Manning and his going from the Tennessee Vols to the Colts and how the Titan fans would be disapointed"

In the 35 Quatrain of century 100 Nostradamus writes:

The Triad of evil for a time shall attempt to extinguise the F.L.A.M.E.
An evil beast this trio will ride, with the hooves of a colt, the head of a blackbird and the horns of a Ram, it will do its dastardly deeds.
But the soul of the true believers shall not waiver
And the F.L.A.M.E. shall one day soon burn brighter

Dr Adelphias believes this to be a reference to the rivalries that exist between the Titans and the Rams, Colts, and Ravens. It also suggests redemption for the Titans may not be too far off, possible Suberbowl?

In the very next quatrain Nostradamus writes:

A murderer in a murder of crows
The guilty ones' guilt forgotton
He will order the coliseum still
After, silence rings.

A flock of Ravens is called a "murder of Crows" and Ray Lewis is widely known for his connection to a murder at the superbowl. Could this quatrain suggest the real killer got away? It also refers to a playoff game at Adelphia in which Ray Lewis after scoring a touchdown, held his fingers to his lips saying "shhhh" and in effect took the fans out of the game. Curiously he uses the word "ring" in this quatrain. The Baltimore Ravens went on to win Superbowl rings after that game.





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