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Zacharia Sitchin

Sitchin, UFOs And All That Jazz. Part 2. Mar. 15, 1998.

We will now continue our interview of Zacharia Sitchin by J. Antonio Huneeus of FATE magazine.

I am sure you are familiar with recent scientific articles in mainstream publications stating that there is no Planet X [an "invisible" planet rumored to exist in Earth's orbit, but on the opposite side of the sun].
The notion that there is no Planet X stems from the work of Dr. Myles Standish at JPL [NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory]. In 1993 he said, "There remains no need to hypothesize the existence of a tenth planet in the solar system." Traditionally, scientists have said that if there was a Planet X, we would have found it by now. I think somebody also said that if there are extraterrestrials, we would have met them by now. So if we don't meet ET's, they don't exist, and if we don't find Planet X, it doesn't exist.
There's the story about the thief who was brought to court and two witnesses gave evidence that they saw him steal. The judge turned to him and said, "What do you have to say for yourself? We just heard two witnesses that say that they saw you steal." The thief said, "Your honor, two people may have seen me steal, but I can bring you a hundred that did not see me steal." That's the same kind of evidence used to refute the existence of Planet X.
I wrote a letter to Standish asking him to corroborate his his statement, and he wrote back, saying, "What I said or what I wrote does not mean there is no Planet X; it merely means that I think it would be futile to look for it."
The interest in Planet X began when it was sighted by IRAS [Infrared Astronomical Salellite] in 1983. There was a clamp-down on the press after the sighting and hurried discussions between Reagan and Gorbachev, and between Bush and Gorbachev, all leading to the agreements to cooperate in space. Suddenly, Gorbachev dropped his objection to Star Wars.
As you know, there is no more Star Wars program, yet the budget for Star Wars has been increased [under the name Ballistic Missile Defense program]. It's about $4.5 billion a year, officially -- unofficially, who knows! So I ask you, against who is the defense intended?
The latest public relations statement claims that it's intended for use against asteroids.
I don't buy it. For the video Are We Alone? I interviewed the late Dr. [Robert S.] Harrington, supervising astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory, which is part of the U.S. Department of Defense - this isn't a university project we're talking about. I talked to him for almost two hours on camera, and neither I nor the producer could believe our ears.
He used our meeting as an example to explain his beliefs about Planet X: "If you ask me if there is a person named Zecharia Sitchin, for instance, I cannot tell you for sure that he exists. But if there is such a person, I would say he probably has gray hair and he wears glasses and he lives in New York City."
In effect, Harrington said, "I don't know if there is such a person," yet he still goes on to describe me in perfect detail. On the subject of Planet X, he had similar comments: "It's probably three to four times the size of Earth and it could have an atmosphere. It's a nice planet that has life on it. He went on and on, describing a planet that officially doesn't exist. He said, "It's as you said in The 12th Planet. The planet comes at a 30-degree angle to the ecliptic. In Biblical times it would come in Sagittarius the way you say, and now it would be from Libra, where we are looking.