posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 06:29 AM
reply to post by lostinspace
Nibiru has another name which is the answer to the riddle.
I can't blame you for leaving this silliness out of your otherwise thorough, well researched and beautifully presented thread. Hercolubus is popular
in Latin American countries. It was originally scheduled to arrive in Earth's vicinity in the early 1960s, but it seems to be running a tad late.
Heroclubus or Red Planet was written in 1998/1999, but Rabolu apparently picked the idea from his "teacher" - Samael Aun Weor, who in the 1970s
preached about Hercolubus being the end of the world in Biblical terms, as a punishment for the "shameful humanity that deserves the karma that
approaches" and that "did not want to listen to the voice of the prophets". Being the founder of a theosophy/anthroposophy-influenced New Age
"gnostic" church, he also threw Atlantis and the Kali Yuga into the mix. In his version, Hercolubus is a part of the "distant solar system of
Tylo", which he identifies as Barnard's Star. Needless to say, despite his claims to the contrary, Hercolubus is not an accepted scientific
There are a few other details I would like to add:
1. The Sumerians left no astronomical records, simply a list of names of things seen in the sky.
2. The Babylonians left extremely detailed astronomical records, both observational and theoretical. As you pointed out, "nibiru" appears only in a
context that suggests it is a location on the ecliptic, not a planet or a star.
3. Chinese records date back 4,000 years. They make no mention of Nibiru.