According to a post at our good friends Above Top Secret, now on the very day that Comet Elenin is supposedly going to pass so close to the Earth that we will inevitably be caught in its tail of dust and space garbage, President Obama will be in Denver, Colorado. What will he be doing? Campaigning. So, you say? The airport at Colorado has some of the best bunkers in the country. Looks like Obama is playing it safe, just in case.
One of the biggest topics on conspiracy-themed websites right now is a comet named Elenin that was discovered by a Russian astronomer just last year. Apparently, this comet’s trajectory will put it coming really close to Earth, perhaps closer than a comet has ever before. This info has people writing on save the date cards in anticipation of this event. Mind you, NASA and the government have reiterated over and over again that the comet is no threat to Earth whatsoever, but there are plenty of “experts” on the Internet standing bravely on their soapboxes to declare this as a possible calamity on par with the extinction of the dinosaurs. The pass should come between the months November and December of this year. That’s the basic facts behind this… the conspiracy theory revolves around the government downplaying the possibilities here to prevent worldwide panic. Okay, at Common Sense Conspiracy, we check out and research these things, and up until point we’re with you. Comet coming close to Earth. Check. The government probably wouldn’t tell us if a disaster of this magnitude was approaching us. That is agreed. However, there are some problems with the theory.
1. No one seems to agree how close Comet Elenin will pass to Earth. Do some research on your own if you like. Visit our friends at Above Top Secret to get the whole doomsday scenario. From our own investigation, it seems that even the worst estimates put the comet potentially passing at 8.8 Astronomical Units away from the Earth. An AU is a unit of measure used in astronomy as a baseline for huge distances. Put simply, it is the distance from the Earth to the Sun. So, in the worst possible scenario, Comet Elenin will pass at just under 9 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. If you’re wondering, that’s around 720 million miles. Not exactly a stone’s throw. A lot of the doomsday scenarios concede that the comet will not strike the Earth, but the threat would come from the massive debris path behind the comet. This would be true if the comet was passing, I don’t know, about 719.5 million miles closer. However, there is absolutely zero chance that the Comet Elenin has a debris field behind it that will blindside the Earth from a 720 million mile distance.
2. And then it gets crazy. Like we said before, we understand the basic conspiracy theory here. The government knows that something terrible is going to happen and doesn’t want the
average person freaking out about it. We fully believe that things like this happen at Common Sense Conspiracy; at least one of our scenarios about 9/11 involves just such a theory. However, the conspiracy quickly turns from somewhat sensible to complete gibberish. That’s right, in response to our claims that the Comet Elenin will not come anywhere near enough to the Earth to cause any effect at all, really, the conspiracy theorists have taken it to the next level. Now, there is a huge extraterrestrial space object behind the comet, using its force to guide it to the Earth. They’re coming. Soon. And you guessed it. The government knows that E.T. is on the way, and they aren’t saying anything about it. They are definitely not picturing the friendly E.T. you see in the dvd you picked up at the movie rentals place either. Naturally, these theories are interesting, but there is absolutely not one shred of evidence that there is anything coming behind the Comet Elenin except an impressive tail of space garbage.
3. Conspiracy theory spill-over. This is a term we use here at Common Sense Conspiracy to describe how when one conspiracy theory needs some extra oomph, the first thing overzealous theorists do is reach for another conspiracy theory. In this case, the Comet Elenin is now being tied to all sorts of nonsense. Nibiru is a theory that has been in place since 1995. Nancy Lieder, who has the dubious credentials of being the founder of the website ZetaTalk, put forth the Nibiru collision theory that involves an object striking the Earth sometime in the 21st century. How does Ms. Lieder know this? Hard astronomical data? Facts and figures? Expert opinion? Absolutely. It turns out that when Nancy was just a young girl, she was abducted by extraterrestrials. They called themselves Zetas. And they gave her the harrowing warning that Nibiru was coming. Now, Comet Elenin enthusiasts are reaching for the obviously factual Nibiru collision theory as extra support for what is about to happen. In conclusion, that means that the Comet Elenin, that is coming nowhere near the Earth really, in astronomical terms anyway, is actually the long predicted Nibiru object that we know must be coming because the Zetas told Nancy Lieder. Thank God they gave her the warning right. It gets better. It turns out that none other than Nostradamus predicted the same event. Clearly, we’re screwed.
We here at Common Sense Conspiracy certainly believe in conspiracies, but only when they are based in factual evidence or at the very least well-conceived.
Unfortunately, in the case of the Comet Elenin, neither is true. But as always, we leave it up to a vote. So what do you think about the Comet Elenin?