The planet Nibiru, four times the size of Earth on a 3,600 year orbit of the Sun will imminently enter the inner solar system and destroy our planet on December 21 of this year, coinciding with the end of the Mayan Calendar. This news, if you believe it, is being shielded from the general public to prevent hysteria and, just perhaps, allow a small group of scientists, world leaders, and wealthy, influential individuals to complete their secret preparations to flee this planet as in the 1951 sci-fi classic film When Worlds Collide.
The origin of this story begins in the mid-20th Century when Azerbaijani-born American scholar Zecharia Sitchin, while studying Mesopotamian iconography and symbology, discovers startling information about a 12th planet beyond Neptune. The planet, named Nibiru, follows a long, elliptical orbit through the inner solar system to the outer reaches of the Sun’s gravitational pull. According to Sitchin in his book The 12th Planet, Nibiru collided with another planet located between Mars and Jupiter and associated with the goddess Tiamat in the Babylonian creation story. The planet split in two. On the next pass of Nibiru, it struck the one half of the debris forming the solar system’s asteroid belt and one of its moons hit and deflected the other half into a new orbit, creating the planet, Earth.
During other of the planet’s passes of Earth, according to Sitchin, its inhabitants have interacted with humans, influencing social and cultural development. He has identified these interplanetary visitors as the Annunaki of ancient Sumerian myth, among our planet’s first gods. Sitchin, who died in 2010, projected that Nibiru’s next pass of the Earth would occur in approximately 2900 AD, but speculated that the Annunaki might return earlier via spacecraft between the years 2090 and 2370 AD.
To learn Nibiru’s connection to the Mayan Calendar, one has to fast forward to the mid-90’s when Nancy Lieder, a Wisconsin woman, launches the website ZetaTalk. Claiming to have been contacted by gray extraterrestrials called Zetas who implanted a communications device in her brain when she was a child, Lieder indicated that she had information from the Zetas that a planet that she originally referred to as Planet X that was four times Earth’s size would pass very close on May 27, 2003 causing the Earth’s rotation to cease for exactly 5.9 terrestrial days, the destabilization and physical shift of the planet’s poles, and the disruption of the magnetic core and displacement of the Earth’s crust; thereby, ending civilization as we know it.
When May 27, 2003 passed without incident, Lieder indicated that her original claim was a “white lie” to fool those in power and ameliorate the possibility of any potential imposition of martial law in advance of the cataclysm. Conspiracy theorists and doomsday prognosticators both online and off, however, have since associated Lieder’s Planet X with Nibiru and speculate that Nibiru’s appearance will coincide with the end of the current cycle in the long count in the Mayan Calendar, signaling the end of time.
Will Nibiru make an appearance on December 21 of this year, or ever? Will the world end on December 21, 2012? Stay tuned…