Why can't we see it?
In 1995, Zetatalk described the
visibility of Planet X in a passage called
Comet Visible. It claimed that " The 12th Planet is now visible to the human
eye, though only the educated eye would see it."
Later Comet Visible states:
"The naked eye will begin to register increased brightness approximately
1 year 7 months before the cataclysms, or late in the year 2001. This
appearance will be discounted by most, who will point to the distortions in
the atmosphere as a cause or will explain this as an exploding star, the
light rays of which are just becoming visible on Earth. "
It was no surprise to anyone
that in October 2001 or 1 year and 7 months
before the predicted arrival this passage was changed. In very small letters,
at the top of the page it states:
"When the Zetas state it is
visible with the naked eye, they are referring
to being visible by the eye, as aided by telescope or magnifying equipment.
The planet will not be visible, unaided by equipment, until 7 weeks before
One would think that with excuses
such as this, Planet X in 2003 would
lose all supporters. Surprisingly this didn't seem to both many believers in
So what about viewing it with
a telescope? In 1995 and 1996 Zetatalk
repeatedly told amateur astronomers that they should be able to see
Planet X. Here is a portion of a reply from Nancy to an amateur astronomer:
is YOUR statement that the 12th Planet is not visible as you and
others have "seen nothing". It was OUR statement that with the RA
and Dec given, the 12th Planet would be "within your scopes". "
It is now 7 years later and Zetatalk
claims that it takes an observatory
telescope to see the planet until mid-2002. This is another contradiction
as the planet is supposed to be magnitude 10 or 11, something almost
any amateur astronomer could see.
It is especially amusing that
in 1995 Nancy Lieder went public with her
silly Hale Bopp conspiracy theory. Hale Bopp, she claimed, didn't exist.
It was simply a distraction to draw attention away from her Planet X.
Now 7 year later, with no distraction it still hasn't been seen.
Why can't we see it? Because
the Zetatalk Planet X doesn't exist.
The Zetatalk coordinates page is listed below.
Update July 2002
Nancy Lieder and Zetatalk claimed
that Planet X would finally be visible
to amateur astronomers in mid 2002. Her coordinates are now visible
Nancy Lieder is now backpedaling
on her claims and withholding new
coordinates until September!
In that there is a Campaign to have amateurs look too early for this
inbound brown dwarf, no larger than a one of your distant planets and
thus not yet reflecting sunlight, diffuse and without the intense
pinpoint of sunlight that stars have at their center, in the
astronomical dawn when the skies are hardly dark enough to see even
small stars clearly, when it is close to the horizon and not high
enough in the night sky to be clearly delimited, we are withholding
our coordinates until the time that astronomers Not on a
disinformation campaign of discouragement and ridicule have stated.
Coordinates will be provided on mid-September, 2002, as those looking
prior to that time will be guided into discouragement, quite
deliberately, by NASA chronies.
Nancy has provided coordinates
for years. She first claimed Planet X could be
seen by amateurs back in 1995, then flip-flopped and decided it couldn't. Now
she withholds the coordinates claiming there is a "Campaign" to discourage amateurs
who she claims wouldn't be able to see it due to the dawn. The link above by
Openminded shows that on July 13th the Zetatalk coordinates were visible before
astronomical dawn from Hawaii and Florida.
It is no surprise that we have
more excuses from Zetatalk. There obviously will
be many more excuses for her fantasy planet between now and May 2003. It will be
interesting to see how she and Hazlewood react over the next few months as it becomes
obvious that Planet X is a no-show for 2003. Probably more pathetic claims of sightings
from Hazlewood and excuses why we can't see it from Nancy Lieder.