A sixty-three year old Mayfield, NY man has made an unusual
demand on the government. Herbert Allen, a fourth-generation gold
prospector, petitioned the Bureau of Land Management, a
division of the Department of Interior, for unequivocal,
irrevocable mineral and natural resource rights on Nibiru.
In October, following an exhaustive internet search to ensure no
other persons had filed a claim against Nibiru, Mr. Allen submitted
a Federal Placer claim with the BLM in accordance with statute
FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1744). He filed federally because he does not
believe any one state has jurisdiction over free-floating celestial
objects; additionally, he said New York would likely tax the shit
out of him or place a lien on his claim. Besides the required
paperwork, he mailed a check for $155 for processing and location
fees, and waited patiently for a response.
On November 15, having received neither a reply nor return of
his check (which had been cashed,) Mr. Allen telephoned the BLM
and, after being placed on hold for three hours, demanded to speak
with a supervisor able to determine the status of his claim.
I held like forever waiting for someone to talk to me. I
followed all the procedures outlined on the BLM website down to at
but I felt like they was ignoring me. When I finally got to speak
to a human being, some man named Mr. Richards, he told they denied
my claim cause no such plot of land exists and cause they thought
it was a joke. But they took my money.
According to the BLMs website, processing fees for claims,
regardless if approved, are non-refundable.
Asked about his prospecting qualifications, Mr. Allen said that
helike his father, grandfather, and great-grandfatherwas a
crackerjack miner with a nose for sniffing out precious
metals. Admittedly, he has yet to strike it rich, but he swears
with absolute certainty that Nibiru holds billions of pounds of
gold, silver, and tritium and an abundance of Helium-3
(3H) and precious isotopes. He acquired this knowledge,
he said, from a book, The Twelfth Planet by author
Zachariah Sitchen, and other difinitive texts on Planet X.
But he cannot exploit Nibirus resources without mining and