On 7th October 1999 a small news item appeared in the inside pages of various newspapers and Internet news servers that did little more than raise a few eyebrows. An extract from MSN News stated:
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I believe this is the precursor to something quite extraordinary, the
implications of which are unknown to the many astronomers hoping to be the
first to discover this planet or failed star. The basis for my belief lies
far back in history, from myths and data recorded by our very earliest
civilizations. This proposed synthesis of myth and modern science lead us in
a remarkable direction.
Their conclusions are drawn from their studies of the observed perturbations
of the cometary cloud. In other words, the long-period comets’ trajectories
into the inner Solar system are non-random and best explained by the
gravitational effect of a massive body sweeping through the Oort Cloud, the
spherical field of comets wrapping around our star system.