Dr. Robert Sutton Harrington was an astronomer with the United States
Naval Observatory. He had multiple theories on Planet X over the
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
These published and publicly available papers by the Naval
Observatory astronomer are even referred to by some Planet X
proponents as “NASA internal documents”!
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 cold”. “
Neil Freer is an English
professor who has written several books about the works of Zecharia
Zetatalk takes this a step further saying:
“A Phil Schneider assassination is
evident, as is the death of Robert Harrington”.
In Blindsided, Mark Hazlewood
“What obvious message do you think
was sent to Sitchin, 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 Zeta planet.
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 in his 1991 paper The Search for Planet X wrote about the
search already being underway and it would continue from New
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
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.
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