by Andy Lloyd

Spanish version

16 December 2004

from DarkStar1 Website


Iíve been writing about the Dark Star on the Internet for 5 years this month.


During that time I have come up with a great many ideas, some of which I still cherish, but others of which Iím fairly certain are just plain wrong. The Dark Star Theory contains a great many pages written over these 5 years, and I have not fiddled about with them. As a result it is still possible to read ideas that have been jettisoned a while back.

So, this page sets out to present my latest opinions about the nature of Nibiru; the mythical planet first described by Zecharia Sitchin in 1976, and to update you as to where Iím currently at as an author and researcher.

Sitchin described Nibiru as a terrestrial world occupied by the Anunnaki that moves around the Sun in an elliptical orbit of 3600 years duration. The Dark Star Theory took that thesis and attempted to place it into some kind of scientific context. I proposed that Nibiru is a sub-brown dwarf; a failed star about the size of Jupiter which was warm but essentially dark.


If the Anunnaki were to be found, they would live on one of the terrestrial moons orbits this Dark Star; a moon warmed by Nibiru itself.

I have also been a strong advocate of a Messianic timeline for Nibiruís re-appearance at perihelion.


I argued that Nibiru was the Star of Bethlehem, and offered some strong mythological evidence for this. In doing so I have relied upon a lot of esoteric knowledge and symbolism from various sources. This led to a book called íWinged Disc: The Dark Star Theoryí which I self-published as a bound manuscript. It sold about 100 copies and attracted absolutely no interest in the publishing world. But for me it was a great achievement; perhaps the PhD thesis I never completed, albeit this time in the field of alternative science, not organic chemistry!

For a couple of years I argued passionately against the í2003 Scenarioí that had propelled íPlanet Xí into the mainstream media as some kind of whacky Doomsday Cult. My reaction to that hysteria was to retreat back into the astronomical science of Planet X exploration, and I came into contact with many useful people that way. I realized that in order to maintain credibility for the concept of a Dark Star I had to evolve the theory further.

The problem was simple: my Dark Star was too noticeable to be in Sitchinís orbit, yet remain undetected, and was too massive to pass repeatedly through the asteroid belt during perihelion. So either Nibiru is a smaller world than I envisaged, or its orbit was larger. In the end Iíve come to the conclusion that the orbit is bigger. Sitchinís íSarí of 3600 years seemed like a pretty neat argument, but Iím now open to other possibilities.

Furthermore, it seems probable that Nibiru remains outside the planetary zone for the entire duration of its orbit. Its only sojourn into an asteroid belt is not the one between Mars and Jupiter, but the one beyond Neptune, namely the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt (known to Americans simply as the Kuiper Belt).

Thatís not to say that Nibiruís initial appearance in the Solar System wasnít just as Sitchin has written. I think the Dark Star did indeed crash into the Sunís domain, wreaking unspeakable havoc 3.9 billion years ago. But over the eons the affected planets have migrated and settled down into less excitable orbits.


íPlanetary migrationí is a relatively new addition to the astronomical lexicon, but a useful one for this theory nonetheless.

I started to write this all up for a second book called íBinary Companioní.


But a remarkable thing has happened this year that has complicated matters greatly:

Science embraced the Dark Star! At least, indirectly...

The discovery of the anomalous extended scattered disc objects well beyond Pluto have stirred things up a great deal, possibly more than the equally remarkable íKuiper Gapí.


Where astronomers had theorized that the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt should contain a multitude of dull cometary bodies behaving themselves, the reality has turned out somewhat differently. The furthest of these objects arenít in thrall to the planet Neptune as they should be. They have a different master, one whose presence is undetected.

Astronomers donít really know what to make of this; they have had to re-model the creation of the outer solar system, and bring other bodies into play to achieve this.

The best fits published describe close encounters with other stars, with exchange of material between the Sun and the usurper. It sounds very Sitchinite to be honest. Unpublished work which Iím aware of indicates that the presence of a Jupiter-plus size planet beyond Neptune would fit the observed facts equally well, possibly better. But the astronomer who has carried out these calculations hasnít published and cites the lack of that planet as a problem. Which of course it is...

These developments are very exciting. They provide a good basis for a re-think of Nibiruís orbit; a wider, longer affair than previously thought. Maybe this is a step too far for many Sitchinites. Itís certainly been a struggle for me to accept and I suspect others will wonder whether the 12th Planet Theory can actually be said to work if the orbital period is not a Sar of 3600 years, but something much greater. After some intensive deliberation I think it can.

Other researchers are thinking seriously about the Dark Star. Barry Warmkessel, for instance, has been researching íVulcaní for many years. He has recently been published in íParanoiaí (Issue 37/Winter 2005) and openly describes Vulcan as a íDark Starí.


Iím pleased about this as it shows how the various theories out there are starting to coalesce. Weíre starting to use the same language. In the article Warmkessel rebuffs the idea that this object could be moving repeatedly through the planetary zone. Again, our thinking is now similar, but for different reasons.


There is a process of unification going on.

Another team of researchers are the Binary Studies Institute who argue that the Solar Systemís centre of gravity is off-centre due to the pull of the binary companion, which has repercussions for the Earthís íwobbleí. Their research has the advantage of serious funding.

So my work is that of one among many, which is to be heartily welcomed. The nearest I have got to being published is through the Paranoia Publishing group.


I have two articles in the book íThe New Conspiracy Readerí.


The magazine íParanoiaí will also publish my essay íThe "True Sun" of The Incasí in their Spring 2005 issue. This publication is fast becoming the nearest to peer-reviewed journalism about the Hunt for Planet X. I recommend it to everyone interested in the Dark Star Theory.

I say this because there is some disappointment about my decision to stop providing íWinged Discí. Iím sure that many readers have the thought in their minds that being an author is a rather glamorous and possibly lucrative existence.


I certainly did when I started out. But itís really not. Self-publishing is an involved, expensive option for those authors with nowhere else to turn. Itís just so much easier to put web-pages together and publish them for free over the Internet!

The down-side is that many people like to actually read a book, and to place it onto their bookshelf for future reference.


Thatís how I like to read; I donít have a lot of patience myself for reading reams of material on a computer screen. In fact, I take it as a great compliment when readers of my website feedback about its contents.


So even though a proper published book seems some distance away now, I will continue to build on the theory developed on the website. I would dearly love to present my new arguments in a detailed format in a book, but that seems unlikely at the present time. I can only apologies for my lack of technical expertise in the field of publishing and business.

Itís been a great honor to write for you all over the last 5 years, and I look forward to interesting times ahead, of which I shall endeavor to keep you abreast. I would also like to mention the invaluable help of other researchers who periodically send me news items and comment.

There is a collegiate effort involved in this research which spans the entire world.


As the Dark Star Theory reaches 300,000 hits and its 5th birthday I applaud you all.