Past is Prologue

Saturday – Sunday
June 16 – 18, 2023
The Crowne Plaza RESORT
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina

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Cosmic Summit 2023

Millions worldwide believe there is more to recent earth and human history than recognized by our gatekeepers. The Cosmic Summit will tell the whole story best we can. 

The heterodox subjects addressed at The Summit will include the well-published Younger Dryas Impact Event, More Recent Cosmic Impacts, A Suspected Precursor Civilization, Clovis People, The Black Mat, Megafaunal Extinctions, Gobekli Tepe, Forgotten Ancient Technologies, Controversial Archaeology, Atlantis, Megalithic Monument Building, Egyptian Mysteries, and Catastrophic Geology.*

The event will be live streamed worldwide though howtube.com. But for those who come to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, the gathering will be a unique opportunity to eat, drink — and think — with others who ponder ages past. And ages to come.

Summit Speakers

The speakers at The Cosmic Summit are a deliberate mix of internet speculators, controversial authors and published scientists with rock solid data. Our common intellectual thread is a belief that humans and earth have been traumatized by cosmic impacts prematurely rejected by the mainstream. 

We wont agree on everything, but we will provide an antidote to intellectual conformity, received wisdom, and authoritarian science elites. Join us!


The following global influencers and published scientists will speak in Asheville

Jahannah James

Jahannah James (MOC)

Jahannah is a UK Comedic Actress and Alternative History researcher who questions historical orthodoxy with unforgettable charm and wit. 1+ million Facebook, 115k Instagram, 153k YouTube followers at Funny Olde World.

Jimmy Corsetti

Jimmy Corsetti

Jimmy is an internet superstar with 130 million+ views at Bright Insight and recently made his first Joe Rogan appearance. He asks all the right questions to unravel the mysterious. 1.35 million YouTube subscribers, 82K Instagram followers.

Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is an Asheville native and prolific writer, podcaster, researcher and speaker whose interests cover a variety of subjects, including history, archaeology, UFOs, science, and the Younger Dryas Impact. Micah Hanks Program, Seven Ages Podcast, and editor of The Debrief. @MicahHanks


Ben Van Kerkwyk

Ben Van Kerkwyk travels the world investigating important mysteries, lost civilizations, and unacknowledged cataclysms. And what it all means for us today. He is host of UnchartedX with 275k subscribers and has an insatiable curiosity for unexplained history and unacknowledged facts. @UnchartedX1


Dr. Allen West

Dr. West is a scientific polymath and director of the Comet Research Group. Since 2007 he has led >100 multidisciplinary Phd’s in the investigation of the Younger Dryas Impact. His tireless work to publish data driven evidence in prominent in journals, despite furious opposition, is unparalleled in modern scientific history. Allen is a key figure in Netflix’s “Ancient Apocalypse” with Graham Hancock.


Dr. Steven Collins

Dr. Collins has been Dig Director of Tall-el-Hamman in the Jordan Valley for 16 seasons. His excavation of the obscure cultural mound has revealed the Levant’s largest city of the Middle Bronze Age and the best candidate ever presented for an historical Sodom. He is a man of faith, author, and a respected academic scholar and lecturer on Middle Eastern Archaeology.

Martin Sweatman

Dr. Martin Sweatman

Dr. Sweatman is an Edinburgh University scientist and author of Prehistory Decoded. His decipherment of Gobekli Tepe concludes the earliest structure on earth is a successful effort to communicate the destruction of the planet by cosmic impact ~12,800 years ago. Sweatman appears prominently in Netflix’s Ancient Apocalypse.


Marc Young

Marc is an Honors Candidate at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, working toward a PhD in Archaeology. He is a member of the Comet Research Group and characterizes nanomaterial evidence of Younger Dryas Impact. @Marc_Young_90

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Asheville, NC

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For those who can make it to Asheville, the gathering will be a unique opportunity to eat, drink, and think, with others who ponder ages past and ages to come. If you can’t be there in person, we encourage you to join us via howtube Livestream and get clued-in on these topics that effect every single person on planet earth.

In-Person Tickets

Your weekend hangout with Graham Hancock, Randall Carlson, Jimmy Corsetti, Jahannah James and hundreds of like-minded people is gonna be a blast of profound information. Join us to learn these extraordinary ideas and controversial facts. We have great speakers and four meals just waiting to meet you.


Livestream Tickets

Can’t make it to Asheville? Join the event in real time via howtube Livestream and use howtube’s LIVE CHAT to pose questions to each speaker as well as discuss and debate summit topics with global attendees. 5% of sales will be donated to Comet Research Group*

Conference Program & Itinerary​

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Thursday, June 16th – Welcome / Evening meet-up

SATURDAY – SUNDAY / JUNE 17 – 18, 2023


Saturday, June 17th – Fire and Flood

Lunch at Expo Center (provided)
  • Evidence for Lost Ancient Technology
  • Dropped Tools: Unfinished Ancient Construction
  • Ancient Apocalypse
    • Graham Hancock
  • All the Randall you can handle
    • Randall Carlson

NORTH CAROLINA BARBECUE at Expo Center (provided)

Evening Lecture with Randall Carlson et al.

Sunday, June 18th – Cosmic Impacts

  • Abu Herrera and the Younger Dryas Impact
    • Dr. Andrew M.T. Moore, Past President, Archaeological Institute of America
  • Updates on Current & Future YDI Research
    • Dr. Allen West and Marc Young, Comet Research Group
  • Graham Hancock
  • Jahannah James panel with Graham, Randall, Collins, Moore et al.
  • Evening Lecture TBD

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*DISCLAIMER AND EXPLAINER: The Cosmic Summit is not a presentation of the Comet Research Group. That fact will be repeated many times at the Summit. The Summit will cover subjects which are not endorsed or supported by the CRG or the thinking of individual CRG members. George Howard through Cosmic Tusk Productions, LLC, is the sole owner and producer of the conference, which is a for-profit entertainment and science gathering of general interest. George is an environmental entrepreneur in Raleigh, North Carolina, who became interested in the Younger Dryas Impact in 1994 and posts on related subjects since 2010 at cosmictusk.com. He is a co-director of the 510(c)3 Comet Research Group and occasional co-author with the CRG with over 1000 peer-reviewed journal citations. 

Sponsored by Cosmic Tusk Productions, LCC