Dr. Robert S. Harrington was
an astronomer with the United States
Naval Observatory. He had multiple theories on Planet X over the years
including The Location of Planet X 1988 and The Search for Planet X 1991.
He based his theories on the movements of the outer planets and a
possible influence from an unknown body in the solar system.
These published and publicly
available papers by the Naval Observatory
astronomer are even referred to by some Planet X proponents as "NASA
Oddly, it is his death that the
Planet X crowd refer to more often than his
theories. This seems to stem from a white paper written by Neil Freer
titled The Alien Question: An Expanded Perspective.
In this white paper Freer wrote:
"It is interesting that Harrington
dispatched an appropriate telescope to
Black Birch, New Zealand to get a visual confirmation, based on the data
leading to the expectation that it would be below the ecliptic in the southern
skies at this point in its orbit. On Harrington’s early death the scope was
immediately called back --- as one observer noted, “almost before he was
Neil Freer is an English professor
who has written several books about
the works of Zecharia Sitchin.
Zetatalk takes this a step further saying:
"A Phil Schneider assassination
is evident, as is the death of
In Blindsided, Mark Hazlewood says:
"What obvious message do you
think was sent to Stitchin, Van Flandern
and anyone else in the know, when Harrington suddenly met with an early
death at the same time the scope was being pulled back? Sometimes an
early death is meant to accomplish more than just keeping one person quiet. "
Yes, more conspiracy theory on
the cover-up of Planet X. The easy
explanation why no astronomer or scientist will support the silly
Zetatalk recently added a new
page on Harrington with a rambling
conspiracy theory and the usual reference of "his cohorts sang whatever
tune the CIA wanted" to justify why astronomers no longer feel that
a Planet X exists.
The truth of the matter is that
Robert Harrington died January 23, 1993
of esophageal cancer. Nothing mysterious or sinister about this. There is
also no evidence of a telescope being dispatched to Black Birch, New
Zealand. The United States Naval Observatory already had an observatory
at Black Birch.
In his book Genesis Revisited, Sitchin says:
"On January 16, 1990, Dr. Harrington
reported at the American
Astronomical Society meeting in Arlington, Virginia, that the U.S. Naval
Observatory team has narrowed its search for the tenth planet to the
southern skies and has announced the dispatch of a team of astronomers
to the Black Birch Astronomic Observatory in New Zealand."
Note: this was 3 years before Harrington's death.
Harrington in his 1991 paper
Search for Planet X wrote about the
search already being underway and it would continue from New Zealand.
Why New Zealand? Harrington's
latest calculations showed that if
Planet X existed it would be in the region of Centaurus and Hydra, a
region which is too far south for Tombaugh to have searched in the 1930s.
This is also NOT the location of the Zeta Planet X. Not even close.
Are we looking at dishonesty
here? Or simply more poor research? That is
difficult to say. What is obvious is that the Planet X crowd does like to take
the truth and twist it to suit their needs.