The NibiruShock2012/YOWUSA scam!
Back in February of this year (2008) a channel popped up on YouTube by the name of NibiruShock2012. This user claimed to work at/or know people at the SPT (South Pole Telescope) located in Antarctica. The user uploaded three videos claiming to show pictures of Nibiru taken with this telescope. The videos received thousands of hits in a very short period of time, this largely due to the fact that Marshall Marsters of YOWUSA.com ran many articles on these and made his own laughable “analysis videos” deeming the pictures, and NibiruShock2012 himself, genuine. How anyone could make such a claim by analyzing pixelated screen capped images of the YouTube player is beyond us, but we’ll get into that abit later on. Now, what alot of people didn’t know before NibiruShock2012 closed his YouTube account, is the fact he wen’t to the popular conspiracy website AboveTopSecret.com and came clean about the videos he created. You can find the link to this thread by clicking here. In it, he explained the reasons why they were created and how. Coming clean about the videos and declaring them a hoax he says: “The reason I am coming clean about them is that the situation is getting out of control”. One can only assume, as he states in later posts, this was because of the fast growing popularity of the videos and how many people believed them to be real, helped by Marshall Masters’ articles and videos. What even more people don’t realise is the fact NibiruShock2012 even provided the original Photoshopped pictures he used in his videos, which you can see below.
Now anyone with even a shred of common sense can tell right away, without even “analyzing” them, that these pictures are Photoshopped hoaxes. But Marshall Masters didn’t actually analyze these ones, he chose a very unorthodox method of taking images of the actual YouTube player screen, and analyzing those. You cannot analyze anything that way, the images are pixelated and grainy and full of artifacts. You can see below a screen capped image we took of the same pictures in question, the quality is instantly degraded.
You can see by the text in the lower right and left how much the quality has degraded, this is because of how heavily YouTube compress videos after they have been uploaded. You can clearly make out what the text says in the origials. We have a date and time, and the word “LOG” followed by numbers. To show that Marshall Masters and his uneducated team of so-called “professional analysts” don’t know what they’re doing, or even what they’re seeing in the pictures, they thought the letters in the lower right spelt “LOO”. See below.
This is an image taken from one of Marshall Masters’ so-called “experts” Janice Manning and the article on YOWUSA.com titled Part 3 — Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
This just goes to show that without originals, no detailed analysis can take place. What’s even more humorous is the fact that throughout the NibiruShock2012 YOWUSA articles is that Marshall Masters writes such things as: “At first glance, the video passed the most basic Photoshop hoax smell test“, “It’s only through enhancing these photos that we get to see the actual shape of the objects. This observation is incredibly important from this writer’s point of view, because it reinforces two separate analyses of the cluster of objects. For this reason, this writer is inclined to believe that these photos are indeed real”, and “It proved that NibiruShock2012’s video is not a Photoshop hoax“. Instead of doing the most honest and intelligent thing by admitting they got it wrong, Marshall Masters and his team continues to believe the NibiruShock2012 photos are genuine. However, when it comes to people like Marshall Masters who have an agenda to make money from such a conspiracy, keeping it alive is the only way to attract more people and make more money from it. Zecharia Sitchin did it, Nancy Lieder did it, and now Marshall Masters want’s his slice of the cake. Rumors are around that the NibiruShock2012 hoax was a ratings and publicity stunt orchestrated by Marshall Masters himself to increase book sales, this being more likely and true than just a rumor and even going as far as to say that “The NibiruShock2012 YouTube account has been hijacked“. Going back to the AboveTopSecret.com thread where NibiruShock2012 came clean about the videos, Marshall Masters even found his way in there to make a post on page 8 and say:
“The original NibiruShock2012 did the first two videos. They passed image analysis. The original NibiruShock2012 was silenced after the 2nd video and an impostor assumed the account. The X cross video was a shoddy hoax intended to destroy the credibility of the first two videos. The writing voice changed dramatically with the third video.
I see a lot of intelligent folks on this thread doubting the veracity of this pretender with excellent questions. Good for you folks.
To the disinformation operative posing as NibiruShock2012 on this message board — no sale. Go back to your agency and tell them to cook up something new.
Without no proof of this whatsoever, Marshall Masters makes yet more bold claims and states the NibiruShock2012 who is posting in the AboveTopSecret.com message board is “not the real NibiruShock2012!”. What’s more likely is that if NibiruShock2012 is not Marshall Masters himself, he is/was known to him before this ratings scam took place. NibiruShock2012 may have decided he had enough and wanted out, leaving Marshall Masters no choice but to make up more outlandish claims. Finally we move on to the South Pole Telescope or SPT claims. In short: The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a 10 meter diameter telescope located at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. It is a microwave/millimeter-wave telescope that observes in a frequency range between 70 and 300 GHz. The primary science goal for SPT is to conduct a survey to find several thousand clusters of galaxies, which should allow interesting constraints on the Dark Energy equation of state. The project is a collaboration between the University of Chicago, the University of California-Berkeley, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and McGill University. It is funded by the National Science Foundation.
So, these are the facts: The South Pole Telescope 1) is not associated with NASA, 2) is not an optical telescope, 3) is designed to measure galaxy clusters, not comparatively small bodies like stars or planets (mythical or otherwise). The main thing here is the fact that the SPT is a microwave/millimeter-wave telescope, not an Infrared telescope as Marshall Masters claims. The question is, why would you use a microwave telescope to track an object that puts out light in the Infrared spectrum? The answer is, you wouldn’t! To sum it all up, this whole Nibiru hoax is much like something from a zombie movie, these tiresome claims of a fictional, rogue planetary perturber simply won’t die. Spend some time educating yourself about the subject matter using reputable sources and hopefully you’ll begin to recognize just how ridiculous these claims are.
If you really want to poison your mind with silly science and propaganda, then you can read the full NibiruShock2012 articles on YOWUSA.com by clicking here. Or you can watch his laughable analysis videos via his YouTube page by clicking here. Not surprisingly, Marshall Master’s doesn’t allow comments on any of his videos. I wonder why?