(Investigator 177, 2017 November)

The end of the world did not occur on September 23, 2017.

Tabloids and viral videos foretold that a rogue planet called Nibiru would collide with Earth and ruin everyone’s plans for a long time to come.

David Meade of Wisconsin authored the book Planet X: the 2017 Arrival and a You-Tube video, foretelling Earth’s destruction between September 20 and 23. In the video Meade says: "...the Great Sign of Revelation 12 and the Great Pyramid of Giza both point us to one precise moment in time – September 20 to 23, 2017..."

The Nibiru myth actually preceded Meade. In 1995, Nancy Lieder created the website ZetaTalk and claimed that aliens living 39 light years away contacted her to warn about Nibiru. Other doomsday groups took up the idea and promoted it. Enthusiasts predicted collision with Earth in 2003, then 2012, then 2017.

In September, 2017 Nibiru did not merely miss Earth — it actually does not exist. Back in 2012 NASA called Nibiru a hoax. Indeed if it did exist astronomers would have detected it years ago and by mid 2017 Nibiru would have been as bright as the Moon!

Predictions of the end of the world including those based on the positions of stars and planets have always failed:

In 1910 Halley’s Comet provoked fear but turned out harmless. Likewise the “Jupiter Effect” of May 2000 when five planets aligned on one side of the Sun. The end of the Maya calendar in December 2012 inspired reports in major newspapers and an exciting movie titled 2012 which shows huge earthquakes and whole cities disintegrating. In real life there was nothing — most of us alive in 2012 are still alive. NASA actually debunked the prophecy before it failed — the Maya calendar does not end in 2012 and there were no prophecies for that date.

Stated bluntly, Planet X or Nibiru is just a recurring hoax — therefore don’t worry about it. Ask any astronomer.