"The Israeli Roswell." I claim my place in history as the one who first coined that phrase.
Friday 17 December 2010
Zecharia Sitchin 1920-2010
Official site: http://www.sitchin.com/
Zecharia Sitchin has died. He passed away on the 9th of October shortly after publishing his fourteenth book; he was 90 years old. Originally from Azerbaijan, he lived his adult life in the United States dedicating his time to writing; he was a very influential, but very controversial historian. He has influenced many other researchers like David Icke, Emmanuel Vielokovsky and Erich von Daniken.
He postulated that the Sumerian culture of ancient Iraq originated from an extraterrestrial civilization that lived on a planet called Nibiru which orbited the sun on an elliptical orbit every 3600 years which was why astronomers had yet to discover it. He believed that the intelligent inhabitants of Nibiru, the Annunaki, genetically-engineered the modern human species from Homo Erectus as a slave race. The central theme of his theories can be found in the Earth’s Chronicles series of 7 books that he published between 1976 and 2007. I find a lot of his work dubious, especially since Nibiru is now known not to exist, despite claims to the contrary from some of the Truth community; See: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2010/01/where-is-nibiru.html . However Sitchin cut through a lot of the Giggle Factor and helped many truth-seekers clarify their thoughts, whether we agreed with him 100% or not. He observed many of the interesting trends, archetypes and synchronous plots found in mythology across the world that other less-imaginative historians missed out. He gave us a great gift and his passing is to be regretted. Rest in Peace, Zecharia Sitchin.