Many years ago Herodotus, known as the father of historians, wrote a book titled, An Account of Egypt. In this book he made an astounding statement. In his discussions with Egyptian priests, they told him of a time when the sun set where it now rises.
Think about that statement for a moment. The Sun now rises in the East, but according to these Egyptians, the Sun set in the East. This has occurred on two separate occasions in Earth’s history.
For that to happen, the Earth would have to physically rotate about its equatorial axis by 180 degrees (where North goes South, South goes North). If this is true, something MAJOR had to occur…not once, but twice!
I have provided an excerpt below:
So far in the story the Egyptians and the priests were they who made the report, declaring that from the first king down to this priest of Hephaistos who reigned last, there had been three hundred and forty-one generations of men, and that in them there had been the same number of chief-priests and of kings: but three hundred generations of men are equal to ten thousand years, for a hundred years is three generations of men; and in the one-and-forty generations which remain, those I mean which were added to the three hundred, there are one thousand three hundred and forty years. Thus in the period of eleven thousand three hundred and forty years they said that there had arisen no god in human form; nor even before that time or afterwards among the remaining kings who arise in Egypt, did they report that anything of that kind had come to pass. In this time they said that the sun had moved four times from his accustomed place of rising, and where he now sets he had thence twice had his rising, and in the place from whence he now rises he had twice had his setting; and in the meantime nothing in Egypt had been changed from its usual state, neither that which comes from the earth nor that which comes to them from the river nor that which concerns diseases or deaths.
Herodotus, An Account of Egypt.
It’s interesting to note that it is stated, “…nothing in Egypt had been changed from its usual state…”
What kind of event would have to occur to cause the Earth to flip in this manner? Can this even happen? Are there any examples of a spin-flip in our local solar system?
Yes, there is!
The planet Venus spins in the opposite direction of the Earth and every other planet. So now we can ask, why? Did it always spin that way or are tidal forces from the Sun along with internal factors responsible? Or, was Venus hit by a larger celestial body at some point in time? It could be that its spin was interrupted during initial planet formation (although, that would not be a logical explanation in the case of the Earth – after formation) .
Venus is not the only anomaly in our solar system. Relative to the Earth, the planet Uranus spins on its side (at a 90 degree angle). This raises even more questions. What happened there?
There is a lot of speculation on the internet (and prior to the internet) that a wandering body has passed (or still passes) through our solar system disrupting the orbital paths and spin of the planets from time-to-time.
I have provided some documentation regarding this wandering body (aka Planet X).
Take a look and decide for yourself…
US News & World Report, September 10, 1984
Science Digest, November 1982
By J. Allen Hynek
New York Times, January 30, 1983
By John Noble Wilford
Below is an article from the Washington Post, written on December 30, 1983 by Thomas O’Toole.
I have provided a transcription since the image is a bit hard to read:
A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite.
So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not know if it is a planet, a giant comet, a nearby “protostar” that never got hot enough to become a star, a distant galaxy so young that it is still in the process of forming its first stars or a galaxy so shrouded in dust that none of the light cast by its stars ever gets through.
“All I can tell you is that we don’t know what it is,” Dr. Gerry Neugebauer, IRAS chief scientist for California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology, said in an interview.
The most fascinating explanation of this mystery body, which is so cold it casts no light and has never been seen by optical telescopes on Earth or in space, is that it is a giant gaseous planet as large as Jupiter and as close to Earth as 50 billion miles. While that may seem like a great distance in earthbound terms, it is a stone’s throw in cosmological terms, so close in fact that it would be the nearest heavenly body to Earth beyond the outermost planet Pluto.
“If it is really that close, it would be a part of our solar system,” said Dr. James Houck of Cornell University’s Center for Radio Physics and Space Research and a member of the IRAS science team. “If it is that close, I don’t know how the world’s planetary scientists would even begin to classify it.”
The mystery body was seen twice by the infrared satellite as it scanned the northern sky from last January to November, when the satellite ran out of the supercold helium that allowed its telescope to see the coldest bodies in the heavens. The second observation took place six months after the first and suggested the mystery body had not moved from its spot in the sky near the western edge of the constellation Orion in that time.
“This suggests it’s not a comet because a comet would not be as large as the one we’ve observed and a comet would probably have moved,” Houck said. “A planet may have moved if it were as close as 50 billion miles but it could still be a more distant planet and not have moved in six months time.”
Whatever it is, Houck said, the mystery body is so cold its temperature is no more than 40 degrees above “absolute” zero, which is 456 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The telescope aboard IRAS is cooled so low and is so sensitive it can “see” objects in the heavens that are only 20 degrees above absolute zero.
When IRAS scientists first saw the mystery body and calculated that it could be as close as 50 billion miles, there was some speculation that it might be moving toward Earth.
“It’s not incoming mail,” Cal Tech’s Neugebauer said. “I want to douse that idea with as much cold water as I can.”
Then, what is it? What if it is as large as Jupiter and so close to the sun it would be part of the solar system? Conceivably, it could be the 10th planet astronomers have searched for in vain. It also might be a Jupiter-like star that started out to become a star eons ago but never got hot enough like the sun to become a star.
While they cannot disprove that notion, Neugebauer and Houck are so bedeviled by it that they do not want to accept it. Neugebauer and Houck “hope” the mystery body is a distant galaxy either so young that its stars have not begun to shine or so surrounded by dust that its starlight cannot penetrate the shroud.
“I believe it’s one of these dark, young galaxies that we have never been able to observe before,” Neugebauer said.
“If it is, then it is a major step forward in our understanding of the size of the universe, how the universe formed and how it continues to form as time goes on.”
The next step in pinpointing what the mystery body is, Neuegebauer said, is to search for it with the world’s largest optical telescopes. Already, the 100-inch diameter telescope at Cerro del Tololo in Chile has begun its search and the 200-inch telescope at Palomar Mountain in California has earmarked several nights next year to look for it. If the body is close enough and emits even a hint of light, the Palomar telescope should find it since the infrared satellite has pinpointed its position.
I have posted a short video featuring astronomer Robert Harrington. He was a co-discoverer of Charon, Pluto’s satellite. He was also a believer of what he thought was Planet X.