Abu Dhabi, UAE - (Genius of Oblivion Mess): A sombre image of Sarah Josepha Hale's ghost has appeared in an ominous dark cloud over Abu Dhabi today.
The American poet, author and editor is widely accredited with the official timing of Thanksgiving Day being fixed for the last Thursday of November.
This year it falls on the 25th - just as the Queen sets foot in the fabulously wealthy gas-rich Emirate to rattle her royal wedding begging bowl.
Superstitious locals immediately phoned the British Embassy asking if there were plans afoot to kill off the faux royal monarch 'and then blame it on the Abu Dhabians'.
By lunchtime today the spectral cloud had moved to plant itself above the Shaikh Zayed Mosque which the royal party will visit on Wednesday.
Close inspection has revealed tear-like torrents streaming from Mrs Hale's face prompting the UAE Poetic Society to question if her seminal poem The Genius of Oblivion
in fact predicted the disgraceful House of Winedsor profligacy.
"In particular we are worried by some of the poem's prophetic verses," the Society's Mansour Al-Dishdasha commented.
"Especially: The sons of sloth and luxury, Who trifling live and trembling die, Pleasure their shrine and ease their prayer, They will not surely attend him bare."
A contingency plan for the Queen's RIP abroad plans a quicky burial at sea (if she falls off the poop deck of the royal yacht, ect) or an immediate cremation at a local gasworks if the outdoor temperature exceeds 40 degrees C.
her ashes are to be returned to her husband in the Vatican, Pope Joe Ratzinger.