A mass of ‘conspiracy theory’ online articles and videos claiming Planet X – also called Nibiru – is on its way, and will be visible.
Among the latest is a video claiming to show genuine leaked footage of the Planet X system on its approach, caught by infrared camera.
It was released on YouTube by Sky Watcher Matt Rogers, a conspiracy theorist who scours the sky for evidence of Nibiru.
Mr Rogers, who is based in the UK, claims in the video that world leaders know Nibiru is coming, and we are all doomed, but they are keeping it from the public to prevent panic, as they wait to hide in underground bunkers.
He said: “NASA has covered it up. The Government shut it down to prevent mass panic, but it is coming, this is fact.”
Introducing a blurry red shape against a black background, Mr Rogers said: “I’ve got an image to show you now of an image that was taken by a telescope in the southern hemisphere, this is the image of Nibiru.
“Now this is a true image that was taken of a telescope that took this image, that was built down at the southern hemisphere – the South Pole – of this huge heavenly body, that is coming closer towards Earth.
“Look at the red reflections that are coming off this, the colours.
“It was taken with an infrared telescope, and now we are seeing this red reflection on the skies, this pink haze and other colours, as this huge object and the other heavenly bodies are coming towards us.
“These reflections are here and this is what is causing these strange weather patterns.
“We are getting a lot of strange weather and the powers that be know it is coming.”
Rogers provides no detail of how he obtained the alleged image, and, of course there is no evidence to back up any of his outlandish claims.
Speaking on Late Night in the Midlands, a US conspiracy theory radio show, theorist David Meade claimed he had spoken to a professor of astronomy in Paris based at a large observatory, who told him Nibiru was real.
He said: “I’ve seen it and he told me the name of the observatory he has seen it at, and he said he had a secret film of it, which he later sent me.”
However, remarkably, Meade, who claims to want to warn the public about Nibiru, said he had yet to make the footage public.
Planet X, or Nibiru, is reportedly a huge planet with a vast orbit that conspiracy theorists claim will one day pass so close to Earth that its gravitational pull could wreak havoc on our planet, triggering earthquakes and other catastrophic events.
The British Journal Editors and Wire Services