Saturday, April 30, 2022

#AtoZChallenge2022: Z is for Zecharia Sitchin

The A to Z of Conspiracy Theories Z
The A to Z of Conspiracy Theories: Z is for Zecharia Sitchin

Here we are at the end, which is back at the beginning for me and the topic of my A to Z for this April 2022.

Before I begin I do want to say this one went much better than I expected. I'll get to all of that in the Reflections post coming up.

So Zecharia Sitchin.  

Sitchin was the author of many books on the topic of Ancient Aliens and the Anunnaki of the Sumerians. He was also the creator of the idea of the planet of Nibiru where the Anunnaki supposedly come from. He called this the "12th Planet."  

Much like Margaret Murray, Sitchin took the archaeological record as well as astronomical history.  Also, like Murray, he completely botched his research including some of the translations. 

The conspiracy comes from, as expected, the Government, the Church, and NASA are all hiding the truth. Sitchin's theories remake the history of humanity and of course, everyone is going to hide all of that.


Sitchin's work is not science.  BUT it could make for good science fiction.  

For NIGHT SHIFT I would like to REally go deep on this. Have aliens come Nibriu and try to start some crazy-ass religion or something.  OR maybe it is just people saying they are. 

Sitchin, among other things, is indirectly responsible for a number of UFO Cults.  Bringing a couple of these (or a made-up one) would make for an interesting game I think.

The NIGHT SHIFT RPG is available from the Elf Lair Games website (hardcover) and from DriveThruRPG (PDF).

And there we go.  Another April A to Z for the history books.  Join me next month for Sci-Fi month!


Dino said...

Well done on completing the Challenge.

I've enjoyed learning some new stuff and unpacking some stuff I already knew, it's been entertaining.

Visiting from Facing The Mountain

Dick McGee said...

Now I kind of want to see a game where botching a research roll actually causes insanity and leads to you founding cults of equally delusional true believers based on your incorrect assumptions.

Jayashree Srivatsan said...

UFO s are a huge part of science fiction arent they... congratulations on finishing A to Z

Anne E.G. Nydam said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge once again! When your conspiracy theories weren't making me cry as evidence of the insanity of my species, I enjoyed them!
Z is for Zany

Arlee Bird said...

Never heard of this guy, but I used to read a lot of this sort of stuff back in the seventies. I was into a lot of weird stuff back then, but I think a lot of us are in our college years and circa that age range.

Congratulations on your completion of another Challenge. You had an excellent theme this year.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

PT Dilloway said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge. Some really fascinating conspiracy theories.

Anstice Brown said...

I'd not heard of this man, but it's fascinating how he is responsible for so many long-lasting conspiracy theories.

2 gators said...

thanks for stopping by. I did enjoy some of your readings and wow on the conspiracy theories some I knew of others no clue thanks for sharing