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Online doom-mongers continue to pedal claims that the Nibiru or Planet X system is heading towards the earth, despite a number of previously predicted passing dates in September, October, and this month coming and going without incident.
So-called Nibiru truthers claim there is a global elite conspiracy to hide the truth from the general population while they seek refuge in secret underground bunkers.
The Nibiru myth emerged in 1976, when writer Zecharia Sitchin claimed two ancient Middle Eastern cultures, the Babylonians and Sumerians, told of a giant planet dubbed Nibiru which orbited the Sun.
And the Nibiru or Planet X theory claims a mini solar system consisting of a sun, planets and moons is lurking on the edge of our system with a huge 3,600 miles orbit of the sun.
They say the planet will cause the poles to switch, sparking great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
At the forefront of the myth is American author David Meade, who promotes books about Nibiru as he writes about the theory.
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