The Night The Stars Stood Still

By Robertino Solàrion

An expanded version of this essay can be found in Chapter Four of Planet X Nibiru : Slow-Motion Doomsday.

"Then spoke Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the men of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel, 'Sun, stand thou still at Gibeon, and thou Moon in the valley of Aíjalon.' And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. There has been no day like it before or since, when the Lord hearkened to the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel." Joshua 10:12-14.

This passage could be brushed aside as only another Biblical myth or "miracle" if it weren't for one coincidental event halfway around the globe. There's a 6-7 hour time difference between Lake Titicaca, Peru, and the Land of Canaan, and 8 hours difference from México City. Legends in America tell of a period when for a whole day's time, the Sun did not rise. Cold fell upon the land, and the people lived in great fear, gazing in all directions, speculating on where "the New Sun" would rise. Finally, after the passage of some hours, the Sun rose again but in a different direction from where it had risen before.

In Egypt there are legends that at one time the Sun rose in what is now the west and set in what is now the east. A mural discovered in the Tomb of Senmut shows the Constellations in a different relationship to the rising and setting of the Sun than they are today. For additional information on this subject, the reader is referred to Worlds In Collision by Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky and The Lost Realms by Zecharia Sitchin.

When it's 11AM in Jerusalem, it's 5AM in La Paz, 4AM in Lima and 3AM in México City. If "the sun stayed in the midst of heaven" over Palestine at 11AM and if this also happened to occur in mid-August, the beginning of the Mayan New Year, when the Pleiades are overhead in the early morning sky, then over the Americas on this date the Pleiades themselves would seem to stand still in the predawn sky. Compare this information with that contained in the essay "Day of the Dead."

When did this event occur? According to Dr. Velikovsky, it happened 52 years after the Israelite Exodus from Egypt, which occurred in about 1587 BCE. This would correspond to the last arrival of the Planet Nibiru into our vicinity of the Solar System, as has been discussed elsewhere. This 52-year period between two possible "cosmic catastrophes" corresponds exactly to the Mayan 52-year sacred calendar connected to the Pleiades. Therefore, there must have been at least one, possibly even two, Polar Axis Shifts during the time-period of about 1587-1535 BCE.

During a Polar Axis Shift the north-south-east-west perspective of every place on Earth would change because the North and South Poles would be in new latitudes and longitudes. For this to happen, the following would have to occur : the Earth would cease its rotation in its current direction, change polar alignment on a "Polar Pivotal Axis" of some sort, and then begin to rotate as usual on its new north-south polar axis. If it takes a day for this to happen, then at some point in that day certain people in certain locations would see the Sun "stand still" or even move in an odd direction, and others around the globe would see the Stars and perhaps the Moon "stand still." If those who saw the Stars stand still also saw the Pleiades high overhead at the time of this strange event, no doubt they would associate the Pleiades, Abode of the Gods, with this occurrence. On top of that, the Mayas believed that occasionally the Earth was "destroyed" in cycles called "tuns" that lasted for certain absolutely even multiples of 52-year periods. See also The Black Road To The Sacred Tree.

Can all of this be mere coincidence? Or is the arrival/departure of the Planet X Nibiru what is responsible for these ancient memories of catastrophe?