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Zecharia Sitchin Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 26th, 2010

The Sitchin website is newly informing the world that “Zecharia Sitchin passed away on the morning of October 9th. A small, private family funeral was held the next day.”

The radical thinker died at the age of 90.

“The family asks that you respect its privacy during this difficult time and refrain from contacting family members directly. Instead, to offer tributes to Mr. Sitchin or to contact those handling his affairs, please…send a letter to P.O. Box 577, New York, NY 10185.”


The standardized biographical details of his life usually overlap his theories and works with those of Immanuel Velikovsky and Erich von Däniken.

Zecharia Sitchin (born July 11, 1920 – died October 9, 2010) was an author of books promoting an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts. Sitchin attributes the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, which he claims to be a race of extra-terrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru. He believed this hypothetical planet of Nibiru to be in an elongated, elliptical orbit in the Earth’s own Solar System, asserting that Sumerian mythology reflects this view.
According to the Skeptic’s Dictionary, Sitchin’s work have been ridiculed by professional scientists, historians, and archaeologists. For more, see here.


Within the context of fringe cryptozoology, Sitchin will be remembered for his thoughts as noted in his book, There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA, (Bear & Company, 2010).

Since 1976, Zecharia Sitchin promoted the idea that a “12th planet” called Nibiru swings past Earth every three thousands years or so. This 12th planet, he said, is the home of a group of aliens, known as Annunaki in Sumerian scriptures and the Nephilim that were mentioned in the Bible. These aliens crossed their DNA with the native hominids of the time, creating mankind as we know it. He suggested that ancient Yeti and other hairy hominoids are evidence of these unions.

Mainstream cryptozoologists have been uncomfortable with Sitchin’s theories.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


7 Responses to “Zecharia Sitchin Dies”

  1. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Descanse en Paz.

  2. shownuff responds:

    Now this breaks my heart. My favorite author of all time. The Lost Book Of Enki was my favorite because it talked about the primitive up-write walking man they created humans from. (aka) Blackheads. It was more the science behind it all. The story is very cool. Sad, I really wanted to meet him. Thank you Loren for Posting this. Sad day for me.

  3. Artist responds:

    “Mainstream cryptozoologists have been uncomfortable with Sitchin’s theories.” Now, there’s a surprise!

    Thanks, Mr. Sitchin, for your fascinating contributions.

  4. Mahalo X responds:

    A very sad day indeed! Truely a legend has passed. A consummate researcher, and visionary who saw through what we are told to believe, to the truth.
    Rest in Peace

  5. size 13 responds:

    Having read almost all of his material,I did notice that he followed the science and oft quoted Archaeologists,Mythology authorities and many bona fide scientists , he did his homework and knew what he was talking about.I am saddened to hear of his death and will keep his work alive in honor to him in further studies.
    The Earth Chronicles was a lifetime work and not half botched theories like Von Daniken. Sitchen based a lot of his works on FACTS.Read for yourself but read it all.

  6. terry the censor responds:

    Mr. Sitchin had a long life, many fans, and considerable publishing success. But let’s not get carried away and start using the term “truth” in describing his entertainments. That a conspiracy has been invoked to support Sitchin should be a warning.

  7. Cass_of_MPLS responds:

    I have had many friends over the years who were fans of Mr. Sitchin’s work—some of them were partially sane, too.

    No, but seriously: Whatever one may think of Mr. Sitchin’s theories they were (like Velikovsky’s) original, thought-provoking, and based on extensive research. He made us think—and that is a contribution that cannot be underestimated.

    He will be missed.



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