Nibiru Cataclysm: Still a Mystery?

Nibiru Cataclysm is thought to be a phenomenon/event, which involves a planet either colliding or nearly missing the earth. Several conspiracy theorists such as David Meade had made predictions about the event’s happening in 2018. Referred to as Doomsday, the large planetary object that is assumed to collide with the earth is called Nibiru or Planet X. However, the only limitation to Nibiru Cataclysm’s theory is that it does not coincide with scientific calculations and research.

According to NASA, there isn’t any planet that is about to collide with the earth. Furthermore, it also supports the fact that there might be a new planet in our solar system but it is yet to be identified. Nibiru Cataclysm has been regularly discussed over the years and many people question its existence. Therefore, let us look back into how it all started and whether Nibiru Cataclysm will take place in the future.

The Introduction of Nibiru Cataclysm

Nancy Lieder and ZetaTalk

Nancy Lieder and ZetaTalk

Nancy Lieder, a Wisconsin woman, introduced the Nibiru idea when she explained that she was given a visit by gray extraterrestrials called Zetans, while she was just a girl. This was her very first encounter with them and they had installed a communication device in her brain. Later, Lieder founded Zeta Talk to discuss her ideas. She came into the spotlight when she spoke about the Comet Hale-Bopp.

According to her, it was nothing but a fallacy that was created to distract people from the arrival of a large planetary object known as Planet X. This planet would either collide with the earth or pass by earth, destroying the entire civilization. Furthermore, Lieder stated that the earth’s closest encounter with Planet X would occur on May 27, 2003. However, as the date passed, Lieder stepped back on her prediction and termed them as ‘white lie to fool the establishment’.

Conspiracy Theories

Many people who strongly believe in the existence of Nibiru/Planet X are off the opinion that NASA is deliberately covering up evidence of its existence. At the same time, people believe that it is because NASA receives as much budget as the Department of Defense, which in reality is not true.

Launched in 1983, the IRAS infrared space observatory is one such example. The satellite was launched into space for a brief period due to an unknown object that was close to the earth. It was pretty much the size of Jupiter and was close enough to become a part of the solar system. Lieder along with many others believed that it was a sign of Nibiru’s existence. However, no solar activity was observed.

Another conspiracy theory states that the United States had purposely built the South Pole Telescope, which was intended to capture the trajectory of Nibiru. Many people believed that the object was imaged optically. However, the fact of the matter is that the SPT is a radio telescope and is not funded by NASA. Therefore, it does not possess the ability to capture optical images. Furthermore, the reason behind its installation in the South Pole is due to the existence of a low-humidity environment and observing an object from only one pole i.e. the South pole is not possible.

Scientific Rejection

Meanwhile, certain conspiracy theorists had the world waiting for the impact, Astronomers across the globe had rejected the idea of Nibiru and informed the public that there isn’t anything that will be colliding with the Earth. The astronomers argued that if there was an object bigger than the earth, it would be visible to the naked eye.

Since both Saturn and Jupiter are also visible, Nibiru would also appear at whatever distance it exists. Furthermore, it is argued that the existence of Nibiru would disturb the solar system and produce noticeable effects. Countering this argument, certain people believe that Nibiru has remained concealed behind the sun for years, which is not geometrically possible.

Famous astronomer Mike Brown stated that if there was anything such as planet Nibiru, it would only last for a million years in the solar system until Jupiter kicked it out. At the moment, there was nothing as big as Jupiter, which would produce noticeable effects on earth. In addition to that, many conspiracy theorists believe that Nibiru would first show signs as it initiates. David Meade believed that several people including Donald Trump and Mike Pence would levitate into the sky. Several other predictions were made that were eventually termed ‘fake’ by the theorists themselves or refused to accept as the date passed.


Since the introduction of the Planet X/Nibiru idea, different people have given different names to it. These names are for other hypothetic, real, or imaginary objects in the solar system that show little resemblance to Nibiru.

Planet X

Planet X

The most popular misappellation is Planet X. It is a well-known fact that the orbits of both Neptune and Uranus have certain discrepancies. Astronomers used the hypothetical Planet X to account for these discrepancies. However, as time passed, nothing significant was found that would prove the existence of Planet X. Initially, it was believed that Pluto was Planet X but it was too small. Today, majority astronomers are off the view that Planet X does not exist.

Comet Elenin

Comet Elenin

Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin discovered Comet Elenin on December 10, 2010. At first, Nibiru was thought to be associated with it since the closest encounter it made with the earth was on October 16, 2011. It was present at a distance of 34, 980, 000 KM from the earth, which makes it a bit closer than planet Venus. Furthermore, many conspiracy websites stated that it was about to collide with the earth and that it was the size of Jupiter. Continuous attempts to find the comet remained unsuccessful, as the astronomers were not able to find anything even using large-ground based telescopes.

Final Word

In the end, the Nibiru Cataclysm remains a mystery. Nobody can say for sure whether it exists or will exist in the future. Even today, NASA has not been able to detect any signs of another planet coming close to the earth. Time and time again, people have come up with their theories but none was proved. Only time will tell whether Nibiru or any other planetary object show signs of existence.