As long as the world exists, and people on it, we’ve probably been wondering how we came here in the first place, and how everything will end.
Throughout millennia, people have wondered about the end of times, Armageddon, the apocalypse far too many times.
And things do not seem to change as our civilization grows older.
Thousands of years ago, ancient civilization wrote about their view on the end of times. Many tales and myths that speak of the end of times have sparked modern interpretations of the apocalypse.
Scholars, ‘experts’, and historians have tried understanding alleged ‘signs’ that were left by ancient civilization attempting to understand whether or not mankind can actually foretell when the apocalypse will take place.
The End of Times and the Maya
Such world-ending predictions are numerous. We can find them in the Bible, we can find them in ancient Mesopotamia, and we can find them in America. Remember 2012 and the Maya?
Many authors argued that 2012 would be the end of times and that the Maya predicted it thousands of years ago, leaving a message embedded in their calendar.
But 2012 came and went, and we are still here.
Ancient Sumer and Nibiru
But despite the fact that apocalypse did not take place in 2012, many world-ending predictions are still around, and one of the more popular world-ending predictions has something to do with the ancient Sumerians and an alleged planet, conspiracy theorists call ‘Nibiru’.
Nibiru, aka Planet X, is a supposed world that exists somewhere in the outermost reaches in the solar system. Supposedly, this world is a huge planet home to an alien species called the Anunnaki, which are also the aliens that created mankind. This planet is supposedly going to crash into Earth, fulfilling prophecies of the end of times.
All of the above is according to theories set forth by Zecharia Sitchin, and ancient alien theorists who are convinced that Sitchin’s translation of Sumerian texts are the ultimate evidence of aliens, our creation and the end of times.
According to Sitchin’s interpretation of ancient Mesopotamian religious texts, which contradict conclusions reached by all credited scholars of Mesopotamian history, the giant planet (Nibiru or Marduk) passes by Earth every 3,600 years, allowing its sentient inhabitants to interact with humanity.
Sitchin identified these beings with the Anunnaki in Sumerian mythology and claimed that they were humanity’s first gods and mankind’s creators.
Apocalypse or not?
But did the Sumerians really speak of ET, a massive planet called Nibiru, and the apocalypse?
Zecharia Sitchin was a scholar and authors who supposedly worked on the translation of a number of Akkadian texts. His translations were eventually linked and interpreted by different people their own way. Sitchin’s translations are still are heavily criticized by experts.
The theories set forth by Sitchin are presented in his bestselling book, The Twelfth Planet.
From ancient Sumerian texts, there was a description that our creators came from a yet discovered planet that enters our Solar System ever 3,600 years.
The texts said that they were known as the Nephilim, and that they had colonized Earth over 400,000 years ago. The bible also mentions this race, and calls them the “sons of God”.
From there, different authors and writers from around the world have picked up theories and expanded them into new branches that tell an incredible story.
Nibiru this, Nibiru That
So, what’s all the fuzz about Nibiru?
If you ask anyone astronomer, they’ll tell you that Nibiru has not been discovered, is not out there as far as we know, and there are no indications it ever has. Nonetheless, as noted by Sitchin in his bestseller, the planet is there, and society doesn’t know it there because world governments and space agencies have worked hard to keep the truth from the general public.
Nibiru’s supposed orbit around the sun is much weirder and more elongated than the orbit of any other planet in our system. In fact, Sitchin argued in his translations that one full rotation of Nibiru around the sun takes more or less 3,600 Earth years.
This means that our planet comes into contact with Nibiru rarely.
In his writings, Sitchin connects several biblical and historical events to the presence of Nibiru and even suggests that the great flood that swept across the planet was caused by Nibiru, as it came closer to Earth.
Lately, Nibiru has become one of the most popular conspiracy theories on the internet. Every once in a while, there’s a new prediction that has something to do with the massive planet and how it’s hiding in the sky.
No Scientific Basis
The idea that a planet-sized object will collide with or closely pass by Earth in the near future is not supported by any scientific evidence. Furthermore, it has been rejected by astronomers and planetary scientists as pseudoscience and an Internet hoax.
This doesn’t mean there aren’t any planets or objects beyond Pluto.
Astronomers have hypothesized many planets beyond Neptune, and though many have been disproved, there are some that remain viable candidates such as Planet Nine.
All the current candidates are in orbits that keep them well beyond Neptune throughout their orbit, even when they are closest to the Sun.
Sitchin’s theories have been expanded year after year.
In 2017, a conspiracy theorist made headlines after claiming that Nibiru would arrive on September 23, 2017. causing devastation and destruction and the reason why we have not seen the planet is because NASA has covered it up in an effort to maintain calm among us.
But 2017 came and went, and Nibiru is nowhere to be found, other than in books and lines of new conspiracy theories.
The future will surely bring us more theories on how Nibiru is coming, and new dates will be proposed, but as far as we are aware, Nibiru won’t trigger doomsday, so keep calm and love history.