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Planet-X and other doomsday prophecy hoaxes on the rise



by Joseph Earnest  October 25, 2012  


Update: December 21, 2012


Many who were peddling the "end of the world" hoax, were disappointed that nothing happened on December 21. Some believed a so-called Planet X or Nibiru would visit our galaxy and the alleged inhabitants of that planet called the Anannuki would rescue the survivors of doomsday (preppers) then a new civilization would be started. There is no Planet X or a "brown dwarf" planet approaching Earth. We cautioned our readers to beware of those trying to use fear in order to sell their doomsday survival kits.  Below is the original article written in October.




Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—Some call it Wormwood, others refer to it as Nibiru, while some use the name Planet X, to cast fear and confusion upon the gullible.  The Planet X hoax peddlers believe that thousands of years ago, an intelligent civilization existed on earth, and the inhabitants were called the Anunnaki who came from a planet called Nibiru.  This of course is a derivative of Sumerian mythology.


However, there are those who believe this so-called Planet X is headed our way and its magnetic field will interfere with the earth's, causing a polar shift in which the North pole will switch places with the South, and life as we know it will come to an end on December 21.  The people who peddle these lies are the same who falsely predicted there was a comet called Elenin that would collide with earth in November 2011 and end our civilization, and also did the same in regard to Y2K.


Despite being unable to produce scientific proof to substantiate such absurd claims, the Planet X groupies continue to spread their message of fear and are even advising people on how to survive the alleged impending doom.  Plant life, we are told, will cease to exist. There will be great chaos as neighbors turn against each other in search of food.  Only those secured in underground bunkers will survive, according to them.  Let's just say they are right about the "pole shift" why would anyone want to be underground when the earth is twisting and grinding as the poles shift to opposite ends?  Their arguments are contradictory and fallacious.


NASA has a lot to say about the doomsday prophets. Don Yeomans, a senior research scientist for NASA said, "There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now, I for one love a good book or movie as much as the next guy. But the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there..."


The NASA website even has a FAQ section that addresses whether or not the world will end in December 2012. (pop-up)


Neil deGrass Tyson an astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, explains succinctly how the Planet X rumors about the world ending in December 2012 are a hoax. Watch video below:


This article is just to caution the readers not to be duped by scammers whose only motive is to make money by selling you their 2012 survival kits. Add Comments>>









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