A YouTube video published on October 12, 2015, by Melissa Huffman has the Internet buzzing with the claims that the image seen in the video, taken from Sanibel causeway in Florida is the mysterious Planet X.
In the 33 second video shown below, Huffman states that there is a "very clear planet that is right North of the sun," further asserting that while she "would love to say it was the moon, but since the moon happens to be right here on the opposite side" as she pans over to an image of the moon showing at the same time she says "there is no way it is."
(Huffman pans camera to the moon, proving the image seen north of sun is not the moon)
This is perhaps the best images of something other than the sun or moon, that we have seen to date.
(Screen shot of bizarre fiery globe above the sun)
According to a Daily Mail article titled "What is this strange fiery globe spotted off the coast of Florida? Conspiracy theorists claim it is the mythical ‘Planet X’ that will destroy the world," this latest video has "set conspiracy forums ablaze once again." They continue on to report that "some astrologists suggesting the planet like shape may be Nibiru." Others suggest this is some type of "solar mirage."
Commenting on the video one user wrote: 'It's definitely Nibiru. It's time to freak out the makers are coming.'
Another said: 'Me and many folk with me have been waiting for this to show up for years. Ancient records state that once The Destroyer is 'visible to the world', we have 40 days to prepare.'
Others commenting on this are not so sure as they assert "'The planet you think you see is the sun…that super bright area below it is the sunlight being scattered by ice crystals in the clouds' say one. Another claims 'There is not a planet there. This is a known atmospheric phenomenon – though it is quite rare.'
UPI reports that some members of the popular social platform Reddit claim the image Huffman captured is a "sundog," which is described in Wikipedia as "scientific name parhelia (singular parhelion), are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the Sun, often co-occurring with a luminous ring known as a 22° halo"
Example shown on Wiki shown below so readers can compare the images for themselves:
(Very bright sun dogs in Fargo, North Dakota)
Since October 12, 2015 when the video was first released, it has garnered over 170,000 views at the time this article was written.
Watch below, article continues after the video.
In December 2012, in an artilce titled "Beyond 2012: Why the World Didn't End," on the NASA website, they dismissed talk of Nibiru, stating "Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims," yet clearly videos like the one shown above by Huffman show something in the sky that NASA has not addressed, despite countless images published.
The Daily Mail video below asks readers/viewers "can you work out what this bizarre object is in the sky?"
As always, readers are encouraged to let us know what they think the image captured by Huffman really is.