The Nibiru Planet X Wormwood Controversy Part 2
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
April 23, 2007

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009

Eris, Pluto Is Demoted, KBO 2001 KX76 (Ixion) Is Not Nibiru,
Questionable Images And Atmospheric Distortions, Premature
Conclusions, Seeing What We Want To See, False Predictions,
Nibiru's May 15, 2003 No-Show, False Christian Appearances,
Nancy Lieder And Her ZetaTalk Delusions, Zeta Reticuli And
The Grays, The "White Lie", Length Of The Great Tribulation,
Endtime False Prophets, Prophesying Is A Very Serious Matter
Deceived By Choice, Nature Of Holy Spirit, Strong Foundation
In God's Word To Avoid Deception, A Scriptural Jigsaw Puzzle

To continue our discussion, when Eris' discoverers and NASA
decided to label Eris as the tenth planet in a July 29, 2005
JPL news release, (which I have actually read and have), the
International Astronomical Union set the gears in motion to
establish a more accurate definition for the word "planet",
which was adopted after much debate in August of 2006. This
new definition states that in order for a celestial body to
be classified as a planet, it must orbit our Sun; it must be
large enough for its own gravity to make it round; it must
be the dominant body in its area of Space, and it must clear
its own neighborhood of smaller objects.

As a result of this new definition of a planet, Pluto failed
the test; primarily because it inhabits the Kuiper Belt along
with hundreds of other objects; some of which are as big as,
or even bigger than, Pluto itself. In other words, Pluto is
not the dominant body in its region of Space. Thus, Pluto was
demoted to the status of a Dwarf Planet; while the asteroid
Ceres was elevated to the status of a Dwarf Planet; and Eris
became established as the largest known Dwarf Planet in our
Solar System, and the ninth largest body that is currently
known to orbit our Sun. There is still controversy regarding
these decisions, and things may change in years ahead; but
for the time being, the consensus is that there will only be
eight planets in our Solar System for a long time to come.

Let us return now to my earlier comments regarding the KBO
referred to as 2001 KX76. As I noted, it certainly doesn't
help the cause of these Nibiru supporters when they provide
external links on their sites, in order to provide evidence
of their claims, and then those links result in 404 errors.
Such was the case with their 2001 KX76 links. One took me to
the Discovery Channel website, but there was no document to
be found at that link. So I reasoned that perhaps the page
in question had simply been moved to a new location on the
Discovery Channel site. However, entering "2001 KX76" in the
search engine there gave me zero results. So I tried several
variations on that term, as well as "KBO" and "Kuiper Belt
Object". It wasn't until I tried the latter phrase that I
finally got thirteen results, all discussing the controversy
surrounding Pluto and Eris.

Next, I decided to conduct a general Google search, and was
rewarded with tons of information regarding 2001 KX76. As it
turns out, 2001 KX76 is one of many asteroids located in the
Kuiper Belt. According to the Astronomy Picture of the Day
website, it is larger than Ceres, and slightly larger than
Pluto's moon Charon. It's also larger than Veruna and Sedna,
but not nearly as large as the recently-discovered Eris. It
is also interesting to note that the discovery of 2001 KX76
in May of 2001, while conducting the Deep Ecliptic Survey,
further challenged Pluto's status as a true major planet.

While I have been using variations of the word "large", this
is strictly a comparative term. Compared to any planet in
our Solar System, including the Earth, 2001 KX76 is in fact
very tiny. For this reason, it most definitely is not Nibiru
or Planet X, which these New Agers believe is four or five
times the size of the Earth. In fact, 2001 KX76 is not even
a planet according to the IAU's new definition of the word.
It is just a dead, frozen asteroid which could not possibly
support any form of intelligent life, as we know it. There
are a lot of sites which offer valid scientific information
regarding KBO 2001 KX76, which is now known as Ixion. If you
are interested in a quick synopsis, please go to the APOD
page at the following URL:

Allow me to offer a few more comments regarding the "Details
Here" website where I first learned about Ixion, or KBO 2001
KX76. One of the primary reasons why that site's author, and
other Planet X supporters, apparently took so much interest
in KBO 2001 KX76, is because of its reddish color. Earlier I
stated that Nibiru promoters believe that red is in fact the
color of their fabled planet. Not only that, but some Nibiru
sites, including the "Details Here" website, provide a few
links to images of 2001 KX76, or Ixion, claiming that it is
Nibiru. Please note that these people aren't just hinting at
the idea of Nibiru being the KBO known as 2001 KX76; they
are saying rather clearly that KX76's reddish color proves
that it is Nibiru. For example, on one page, I found these
phrases describing Nibiru as both a KBO, and red in color:

* "Nibiru is a Planet X-class Kuiper Belt Object (XKBO)"

* "It is felt that an XKBO know as Nibiru (and also known as

* "Sometimes referred to as the red comet or red star in
some ancient texts"

* "Something large and red has been discovered orbiting in
Pluto's neighborhood."

* "The discovery of a large reddish chunk of something
orbiting in Pluto's neighborhood has re-ignited the idea
that there may be more than nine planets in the solar

Please note that those last two quotes are included in the
section of the web page where I found the dead link to the
Discovery Channel site; and that section begins by asking a
question: "Has it been reported in the news?". The word "it"
is referring to Nibiru. In other words, there's no doubt in
my mind that they are saying that 2001 KX76 is Nibiru. This
is because they then proceed to answer their own question by
providing the info about 2001 KX76. Do you see my point? It
is right below this section where they begin to offer their
"evidence" from the Washington Post article, and attempt to
reinforce that information by providing their image of our
Solar System with the Twelfth Planet included in it, which
is depicted as a red-tinted orb.

Regarding the broken link that I encountered on the Discovery
Channel site, my impression was that it may have been removed
simply because it was old news. Since that time six years ago
many more KBO's have been discovered; Eris being the latest;
so it would make perfect sense that now that the discovery of
KBO's is so common, a story six years old is no longer news-
worthy, and is just taking up unnecessary space on their web
site. In fact, the only information the Discovery Channel did
have regarding Kuiper Belt Objects was dated from 2006, which
seems to prove my point: They only want the latest news.

However, what I found interesting on the "Details Here" site,
was that some of the 2001 KX76 image links that lead to other
Nibiru sites were also dead. If they are intent on convincing
people that 2001 KX76 is Nibiru, why would they remove these
images from their sites? I will consider that perhaps they
encountered problems with copyright issues, or perhaps that
they have redesigned their sites over the years, but I can't
help but wonder if maybe the photographs were removed after
Nibiru's failed appearance in May of 2003, in order to avoid
further embarrassment of having been proven wrong. I guess
we will never know.

To further lend support to the belief that a tenth planet
known as Nibiru really exists, and that it's coming our way,
the person who wrote to me directed me to some online images
which allegedly show Nibiru low on the horizon, as the Sun
is setting. In the images, the "planet", (or brilliant blob
that is alleged to be the planet), is in close proximity to
the Sun, and appears quite large, in comparison to how we
normally see planets in the night sky. If you are viewing
this article on the graphical version of our website, then
you can see the four images in question directly below this
paragraph by clicking on the provided link. The images will
open in a new browser window. They were taken in October of

Click Here To See Images

My first impression is that what we see in these images is
nothing more than a distortion of the Sun on the horizon,
since we are looking horizontally through the atmosphere,
and thus through the atmospheric pollution. These kinds of
distortions are very common. During those final minutes and
seconds when the Sun is rising above, or setting below, the
horizon, all kinds of strange light effects can occur. I am
sure that many of you are familiar with them. What I would
also like to call to your attention is how synchronized the
bright blob is with the Sun. This occurs in all four images,
and offers the strong suggestion that the bright blob is in
fact just a projection of the Sun itself through the hazy
atmosphere. Carefully study the four images, and you will
see what I mean. The speed and setting of the second object
is clearly synchronized with the movement of the Sun.

These are not the only images that I studied. The website I
visited had links to other websites with alleged images of
the mysterious Nibiru. I looked at dozens of them, taken in
various parts of the world; and to be honest, none of them
offered solid, convincing proof of Nibiru's existence. Some
contained indistinguishable and questionable blurs. Others
had distortions similar to those found in the images above.
Some even had lens flares, which the authors were convinced
was Nibiru. Others were marked with circles and such, which
were meant to help the viewer see what the photographer saw
in the photos. Some images were just of very poor quality. I
also found it interesting that most of the images were taken
in 2003 or 2004. This left me with the impression that after
Nibiru was a no-show in May of 2003, some people came to the
realization that the game was up, and they lost interest in
it. I'll be discussing this last point in more detail in
just a moment.

From looking at all of these photos, my conclusion is simply
this: We should not be too hasty to jump to conclusions. In
my view, it is dangerous to emphatically and matter-of-factly
conclude that the above photographs, or any images for that
matter, are without a doubt Nibiru, unless we have stronger,
more-convincing evidence to support our claim. In our desire
and eagerness to believe in something, we simply should not
be hasty to make pronouncements which may later prove to be
false. I honestly feel that this is what some of these people
have done. They are so convinced of Nibiru's existence, that
they have seen what they want to see in the images. A lot of
people do the exact same thing with UFOs, and it isn't wise.

While exploring the site which had been recommended to me by
the person who had written to me, I came across a few other
comments which cast further doubt on the reliability of the
information which was being presented. For example, consider
the following direct quote from the site:

----- Begin Quote -----

. . . the polar icecaps will melt during these next
2 years causing the new sea level to be around 700 feet
above what it is now, and most of the old Soviet Union,
including much of Russia, will be under water."

----- End Quote -----

One problem I have with some websites, is that they don't
date their articles and commentaries. As a result, we really
have absolutely no idea when the information was first made
available. Judging by other information that I found on this
particular site, it is evident that some of it was written
from 2002 to 2005, or possibly earlier. If this is the case
with the above comment, then it is obviously a misleading,
and false, statement, and it reflects poorly on its author.
Even if the above comment is current, (2007), while I have
come to embrace the idea that Global Warming may be a real
phenomenon, I am by no means convinced that the polar ice
caps will totally melt during the next two years, resulting
in a seven hundred foot rise in global sea levels, or that
Russia will totally disappear beneath the waves. The person
who made this prediction is very bold, but also seriously

In my cursory review of this same site, I discovered another
glaring error. On one page, dated June of 2002, they claim
that Nibiru was to make its closest approach to the Earth on
or about May 15, 2003, resulting in dire consequences for our
planet. As I have stated several times now, this event never
happened. On another page of the same site, there appears a
comment, dated June of 2003, by a certain Pastor F.M. Riley,
in which he casts the blame for the failed Nibiru prediction
on NASA itself. Pastor Riley states in part:

----- Begin Quote -----

The date of May 15-16 is now known to have been
"disinformation" put out by NASA and other government
agencies in an attempt to make the whole subject appear
ridiculous to the public.

----- End Quote -----

It seems that when these people are right about something,
they will gladly take the credit for it; but when they are
obviously wrong, they will find someone else to blame for
their failures. I have seen this time and time again on such
sites; and yet their blind followers just keep on following
them, and believing in them, no matter what. So my point is,
if that site has a history of making outlandish predictions
as the previous two comments, why should I even put my trust
in anything else they may say? Sadly, this website presents
itself as a Christian site; and it even offers a message of
Salvation; yet sadly, it has become mixed up in some of this
New Age psycho-babble, to its own discredit.

I should mention here that just because a website offers
information which suggests that it views the Holy Bible as a
reliable source of knowledge, does not necessarily mean that
the site's author is a Bible-believing Christian. As I have
pointed out before, many New Agers mix Scriptures with their
nonsensical psycho-babble when it advances their beliefs and
purposes. It's a very deceptive mixture, and many people have
fallen for it. I am not saying that this applies to the above
site. I don't know this site's author, so I can't really say.
Some writers, both Christian and non-Christian alike, may be
sincere seekers of the truth; but too often, they simply get
mixed up in, or confused by, or deceived by, the wrong ideas.
We are, after all, only human.

But concerning these Endtime deceivers who purposely present
themselves as Christians, when they are no such thing, Paul
the Apostle offers us a sober warning when he writes:

"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away."
2 Timothy 3:5, KJV

I'll be discussing more about Endtime deception in a minute.
Another disturbing point which increases my skepticism with
the website in question, is their inclusion of information
from the ZetaTalk website. Like so many other New Agers and
so-called "UFO contactees", Nancy Lieder, who appears to be
the main person behind the ZetaTalk site, has spouted off so
much nonsense over the years, that I don't see how any sane,
intelligent person can still consider her information to be
valid, reliable or believable.

For those of you who may not be familiar with this issue,
within the world of UFOlogy, people who allegedly have had
contact with, or who maintain psychic contact with aliens,
are referred to as "contactees". This contact can also be
physical in nature. Nancy has claimed to be the contactee,
or emissary, for the Zetas, since 1993. "Zeta" refers to an
alleged race of extraterrestrial beings known as the "Grays"
from the Zeta Reticuli binary star system. I discuss this in
some of my other articles. If you surf the web a lot, then
it is possible that you have seen drawings of these alleged
beings, with pear-shaped heads; large, dark, almond-shaped
eyes, small noses and mouths, and no ears. They are usually
gray or bluish-gray in color, and their bodies are usually
depicted as being very frail, with long spindly fingers. In
fact, this form has been made popular by a number of modern
movies, TV shows, etc., such as Steven Spielberg's "Taken".

Similar to Pastor F.M. Riley, Nancy was in total support of,
and fully promoted, the crazy belief that Nibiru was going
to approach the Earth on May 15, 2003, resulting in a polar
shift, and other cataclysmic changes to our planet. It never
happened. However, in Nancy's case, damage control was taken
care of in a slightly different fashion. It seems that Nancy
rarely talks for herself. It is usually the Zeta aliens who
are talking through her, or so she claims. That is certainly
an easy way for Nancy to shift the blame, and pass the buck;
similar to "The devil made me do it!". At any rate, the May
15th date was assigned the name of the "White Lie", and the
Zetas explained that they had purposely been deceitful; and
that giving a date was irrelevant anyway, because it would
have little effect on the outcome, due to human nature.

Let me also add that Nancy was very instrumental in setting
up the "Troubled Times" website, which, in effect, is just
an extension of the ZetaTalk site. This second site totally
revolves around the May 15th date, as their main page will
verify. Its main purpose appears to have been to help people
prepare themselves for the May 15th events, which, as we all
know, never happened.

It seems to me that after a particular source of information
has been proven to be wrong a certain number of times, they
automatically discredit themselves. Yet, in spite of Nancy's
poor track record, some people still place their faith in
the information found on the ZetaTalk website. Such appears
to be the case with the person who wrote to me. Based on a
comment that they posted on our BBB Messageboard, it seems
that all of this talk of Nibiru arriving on the 15th of May,
2003, has led them to erroneously arrive at the conclusion
that the Great Tribulation began on that date. While I don't
mean to offend this person, I believe that they're seriously
misguided in their understanding of the Scriptures.

As I point out in some of my articles, such as the lengthy
series "The Great Tribulation And The Rapture", there are
some important key prophetic events which have to transpire
before the Great Tribulation can even begin. Based on what I
know, and have seen over the past almost four decades, none
of these things have occurred yet. That being the case, there
is absolutely no way that anyone is going to convince me that
the Great Tribulation began in May of 2003. Furthermore, my
understanding is that the Great Tribulation will only last
for three and a half years, and not for seven years, as she
apparently believes. If you would like to better understand
why I have adopted this position, I encourage you to read the
aforementioned series. It offers a solid Scriptural response.

Quite frankly, I really don't understand how some folks can
continue to follow people like Nancy Leider, and similar New
Agers, after they have made such outlandish predictions that
never came to pass. These people need to wake up, and stop
believing in the delusions of these New Age false prophets,
gurus and so-called alien contactees. For years now, since
some of my earliest articles, such as "Age Of Deception, Age
Of Delusion", I've been warning my readers to watch out for
these deceitful workers of darkness. Many times I've shared
pertinent verses from the Scriptures, such as the following:

"And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word
which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in
the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to
pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but
the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be
afraid of him."
Deuteronomy 18:21-22, KJV

"The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by
their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will
ye do in the end thereof?"
Jeremiah 5:31, KJV

"For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not
sent them, saith the LORD."
Jeremiah 29:9, KJV

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall
know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth
good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that
bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into
the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
Matthew 7:15-20, KJV

"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive
many . . . For there shall arise false Christs, and false
prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch
that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very
Matthew 24:11, 24, KJV

"For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall
shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even
the elect."
Mark 13:22, KJV

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no
marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of
light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also
be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end
shall be according to their works."
2 Corinthians 11:13-15, KJV

"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,
deceiving, and being deceived."
2 Timothy 3:13, KJV

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to
themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
2 Timothy 4:3, KJV

"But there were false prophets also among the people, even
as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily
shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that
bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction."
2 Peter 2:1, KJV

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
whether they are of God: because many false prophets are
gone out into the world."
1 John 4:1, KJV

"I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their
fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer;
when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before
mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
Isaiah 66:4, KJV

". . . because they received not the love of the truth, that
they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them
strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:"
2 Thessalonians 2:10b-11, KJV

As the Lord made very clear through the Prophet Ezekiel, a
true Prophet will be known, because what he says will come
to pass, exactly as he said it would, and when he said it
would. He won't have to present excuses for his failure, or
try to worm his way out of it. Ezekiel wrote:

"And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then
shall they know that a prophet hath been among them."
Ezekiel 33:33, KJV

Prophesying and making predictions is very serious business.
It is not something that should be taken lightly; especially
when one claims to be speaking for the Lord. Personally, I
shy away from it, because it is a very great responsibility.
Speaking when the Lord has not commanded you to speak can
result in your own damnation. For me to ever say "Thus saith
the Lord", I would have to be absolutely certain that it was
the Lord. If I don't have that conviction in my heart, then
I would just rather say "This is what I think"; or "This is
how I personally understand it, based upon my knowledge of
the Scriptures". I think one of the problems with some of
these modern preachers who are so quick to say "Thus saith
the Lord" with every breath, is that they really don't have
a fear of the Lord. They don't realize that, as Jesus said,
someday, they will have to give an account for every idle
word that they have spoken.

A moment ago, I said that I don't understand how some people
can continue to follow these false prophets once they have
been exposed for the frauds that they are. In reality, I was
speaking in a rhetorical sense. The fact of the matter, as
the previous verses make quite clear, is that God will allow
such people to be deceived, because that is apparently what
they want. They don't really want the truth of His Word; so
He purposely allows them to be deceived, and to believe in
the lies.

As I have explained before, God's Spirit of Truth is like a
gentle dove. It will hover about us, and give each one of us
ample opportunities to accept the truth. But, each time that
we reject that truth, we harden our hearts a little more to
the Voice of the Spirit. We slowly become dull of hearing,
and finally reach the point where we can't even hear God's
Spirit speaking to our hearts anymore. The Apostle Paul, in
his Epistles, referred to this as having our understanding
darkened, being blind in our hearts, being past feeling, and
having our conscience seared with a hot iron. In other words,
having our nerve endings deadened by the heat, so that we
can't even feel the conviction of God's Spirit speaking to
our hearts. Consider these verses:

"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the
life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because
of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have
given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all
uncleanness with greediness."
Ephesians 4:18-19, KJV

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing
spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in
hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
1 Timothy 4:1-2, KJV

So that is the danger that we each face when we reject the
truth of God's Word. When truth is rejected, delusion comes
rushing in to fill the vacuum. Please notice when the Apostle
Paul says that this sad condition will occur: In the Latter
Times; that is, in the Last Days or Endtime; i.e., our time.
Can any Bible-believing Christian truly doubt that this has
happened in our modern day, and that this is the spiritual
state of our current society? Evidence exists everywhere.

However, I do want to add a degree of balance to my previous
comments. While it is indeed true that some people arrive at
this sad spiritual condition due to their own stubbornness
and unwillingness to accept the truth of God's Word, it is
also true that some people are simply victims of these false
prophets, gurus and New Agers, due to the fact that they are
not particularly knowledgeable when it comes to the Bible. In
other words, because they lack a solid Scriptural foundation,
they have a propensity for being gullible and naive; and thus
they are easily deceived, and become easy prey for these New
Age workers of darkness. I am not certain, but this may be
the case with the person who wrote to me. In their desire to
know the truth, perhaps they have simply fallen in with the
wrong crowd; and now they are attempting to reconcile their
New Age beliefs with what they know from the Bible.

As I have said before, the Scriptures are like a huge jigsaw
puzzle which has many intricate pieces. However, all of the
pieces can only fit together in one way in order to complete
the full puzzle. Trying to force them together any other way
will simply result in confusion, and this person does seem a
bit confused in my view. Instead of letting the Word of God
interpret itself by comparing Scripture with Scripture, they
are trying to force the Bible to fit into their New Age way
of thinking, and it just doesn't work that way. Sadly, many
people try to do this very same thing.

It is precisely for this reason that ever since I began this
online ministry over fourteen years ago, I have repeatedly
stressed the importance of studying God's Word, and placing
one's faith, not in what I say, but rather in what the Word
of God says. After all, I am only human, and I can be wrong;
but God's Word is never wrong, and that is where you should
place your faith. Once you have done that, then you need to
begin doing as I have done for many years; and that is to
weigh all things against the Word of God, in order to verify
whether they are true or false. If something does not agree
with God's Word, or even directly contradicts it, then I
urge you to reject it. If you are not sure about something,
then simply hold it in reservation until such time that you
can either satisfactorily reconcile it with the Bible, or
else prove it to be false; in which case you should soundly
reject it. I hope that you can see the wisdom of my words.

With these words, I will conclude part two of this series. I
trust that you will join me in part three as we continue our
discussion of Zecharia Sitchin, Nibiru, Planet X, Wormwood,
and other related topics of interest.

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