The World According To Zecharia Sitchin - Our Annunaki ET Heritage
From Kristian Kjøle,
Norwegian Center for Cosmic Awareness

Many authors and researcher have endorsed the concept of Paleocontact-extraterrestrial visitations during humanity's ancient past - few have proposed a comprehensive theory like that assembled by New York scholar Zecharia Sitchin, author of the The Earth Chronicles. Translated into 14 languages, the seven-volume series covers a variety of subjects woven around an advanced race of human extraterrestrials know as the Anunnaki ("those who from heaven to Earth came," in Sumerian mythology).
According to Sitchin's interpretation of Sumerian clay tablets, the Anunnaki originated in a still-undiscovered planet in our outer solar system. Sitchin's theories are based on research culled from sources that include Sumerian, Babylonian, and Near Eastern mythology and archaeology, The Bible, and new discoveries in astronomy, geology, linguistics, bioengineering, and space technology.
In 1976, Sitchin published his first book, The 12th Planet, which presented his hypothesis: The Anunnaki, he said, are highly developed humans from a distant planet which has a retrograde elliptical orbit of 3,600 years around the sun. Sitchin says this planet, where the so-called g--s of antiquity originated, was known as Nibiru by the Sumerians, Marduk by the Babylonians, and Olam by the Hebrews. Today it's known as Planet X, and its orbit would make it the tenth, not the twelfth planet (Sitchin's system of 12 planets includes the sun and moon). Sitchin continued to develop his theories in later volumes, including The Stairway to Heaven. The Lost Realms, Genesis Revisited, and the recently published Divine Encounters (all available from Avon paperbacks). In 1993, the Swiss company Paradox Media Ltd. produced a video documentary, Are We Alone?, about Sitchin's work.
FATE columnist J. Antonio Huneeus met with Sitchin to discuss his theories.
The Sumerian Equation
Huneeus: In your recent book, Genesis Revisited, you attempt to bridge the gap between ancient sumerian records and modern scientific discoveries. Can you describe your theories?
Sitchin: Let me begin by telling you how I came to write the book. Since 1976, I followed the discoveries in a variety of scientific fields, including astronomy and biology, Recent advances in DNA research have established that there was an Eve who lived about 250 to 270 thousand years ago, a first mother from who all modern humans stem, no matter what their racial heritage. [In 1987, scientists from the Universities of California and Michigan announced that all human beings descended from a single mitochondrial Eve: who lived in Africa.] Then came news a few years later that there also was an actual Adam. Finally, genetic advances made test-tube babies possible by mixing the male sperm with the female egg and reimplanting it.
When I heard these news stories, I told my family and friends that they corroborate not just the biblical tale of Adam and Eve which came from Sumerian tales, but they also corroborate Sumerian knowledge of the methods used to create Eve.
Each time i heard of another scientific discovery corroborating Sumerian tests, I would tell people, "But the Sumerians said it already."
Today, scientist accept theories concerning plate tectonics. There are articles and studies showing that, at one time, all of Earth continents were on one side of the planet. What the stories don't explore is the question, if all the continents were on one side, what was on the other? The other side has been described as a tremendous gap, matching the Sumerian story of how the Earth came about. The Sumerians said Earth was really half a planet called Tiamat, which broke up in a collision with Nibiru Marduk [or Planet X].
When Voyager 2 traveled beyond Jupiter and Saturn and neared Uranus, NASA broadcast live transmission from the spacecraft. Sitting at home you could see, electronic piece by electronic piece, how the image of Uranus developed. Finally you could see a beautiful, blue-green planet. I literally jumped from my seat and shouted, "But that is exactly how the Sumerians described it, as a blue-green watery planet!"
So I wrote an article for OMNI predicting what would be found on Neptune some seven or eight months later. Based on Sumerian knowledge that describes Neptune and Uranus as twin blue-green planets. I predicted that Neptune would be a twin of Uranus in many respects. OMNI didn't publish it until after my prediction prove true. When they saw the Voyager 2 images of Neptune, they told readers that my article had been submitted before the Neptune images and admitted that they sat on it.
I told my editor at Avon that I was bursting to let people know that every day we see a new corroboration of ancient knowledge. He suggest that I write a book.
That inspired me to write Genesis Revisited, with its subtitle, Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient knowledge?
The answer, of course, is yes. Each chapter deals with subjects such as the planets, how Sumerians described the creation of the Earth and moon, and the existence of Eve and her story.
The interesting thing is not just that all new discoveries in any field corroborate Sumerian knowledge, but that nothing that has been discovered contradicts Sumerian accounts.
Planet X
Huneeus: I am sure you are familiar with recent scientific articles in mainstream publications stating that there is no Planet X [an "invisible" planet rumored to exist in Earth's orbit, but on the opposite side of the sun].
Sitchin: The notion that there is no Planet X stems from the work of Dr. Myles Standish at JPL [NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory]. In 1993 he said, "There remains no need to hypothesize the existence of a tenth planet in the solar system." Traditionally, scientists have said that if there was a Planet X, we would have found it by now. I think somebody also said that if there are extraterrestrials, we would have met them by now. So if we don't meet ET's, they don't exist, and if we don't find Planet X, it doesn't exist.
There's the story about the thief who was brought to court and two witnesses gave evidence that they saw him steal. The judge turned to him and said, "What do you have to say for yourself? We just heard two witnesses that say that they saw you steal." The thief said, "Your honor, two people may have seen me steal, but I can bring you a hundred that did not see me steal." That's the same kind of evidence used to refute the existence of Planet X.
I wrote a letter to Standish asking him to corroborate his his statement, and he wrote back, saying, "What I said or what I wrote does not mean there is no Planet X; it merely means that I think it would be futile to look for it."
The interest in Planet X began when it was sighted by IRAS [Infrared Astronomical Salellite] in 1983. There was a clamp-down on the press after the sighting and hurried discussions between Reagan and Gorbachev, and between Bush and Gorbachev, all leading to the agreements to cooperate in space. Suddenly, Gorbachev dropped his objection to Star Wars.
As you know, there is no more Star Wars program, yet the budget for Star Wars has been increased [under the name Ballistic Missile Defense program]. It's about $4.5 billion a year, officially -- unofficially, who knows! So I ask you, against who is the defense intended?
Huneeus: The latest public relations statement claims that it's intended for use against asteroids.
S: I don't buy it. For the video Are We Alone? I interviewed the late Dr. [Robert S.] Harrington, supervising astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory, which is part of the U.S. Department of Defense -- this isn't a university project we're talking about. I talked to him for almost two hours on camera, and neither I nor the producer could believe our ears.
He used our meeting as an example to explain his beliefs about Planet X: "If you ask me if there is a person named Zecharia Sitchin, for instance, I cannot tell you for sure that he exists. But if there is such a person, I would say he probably has gray hair and he wears glasses and he lives in New York City."
In effect, Harrington said, "I don't know if there is such a person," yet he still goes on to describe me in perfect detail. On the subject of Planet X, he had similar comments: "It's probably three to four times the size of Earth and it could have an atmosphere. It's a nice planet that has life on it. He went on and on, describing a planet that officially doesn't exist. He said, "It's as you said in The 12th Planet. The planet comes at a 30-degree angle to the ecliptic. In Biblical times it would come in Sagittarius the way you say, and now it would be from Libra, where we are looking.

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