Two Comets = Nibiru and Space Aliens?
“Comet to Swerve Closer to Earth than any other Comet in Centuries”
So reads a headline from USA Today, with the subsequent article explaining that two comets (named 252P/LINEAR and P2016 BA14) will streak close by the Earth this week? How close? Amazingly, thrillingly close? Actually, no: the closest of the two will be a full 3 million miles away from the Earth at its closest pass — for perspective, the Sun itself is only 93 million miles away from us. There’s no danger; there’s not really any drama.
Let me revise that: there’s no naturally-supplied drama, but humans are so good at generating their own. Verbs like “swerve” suggest a course change… almost as if some consciousness were steering these objects. “Almost as if” is a magic phrase — it lets you make untrue declarations without exactly saying you can prove it. Is anyone rolling out such phrases related to these (“so-called!”) comets? Let’s play a game:
50 points to you if you can find a web page out there speculating that one or both of these comets is actually an alien spaceship.
50 points to you if you can find a web page out there speculating that the appearance of these comets is connected to the mysterious “Planet X” or Nibiru.
10 bonus points if the page alleges a government coverup of some “real” truth about the comets.
100 bonus points if the page mentions BOTH space aliens AND Planet X/Niburu.
What can you find out there? Ready… go!