The Dark Staff
A number of people have contributed their time and energy to the creation of this website. This page pays tribute to them, and provides contact details in case you wish to contact them. A more comprehensive set of acknowledgements can be found in the book.
The "Dark Star guy" himself. Author of three books on the subject, and webmaster of the site darkstar1.co.uk. Trained in science, I have an eclectic palette of talents to draw from, which is handy when tackling this kind of multi-disciplinary research. I am professional artist, and am highly creative, motivated and passionate about this subject.
Volunteer editor of Andy Lloyd's books, New Yorker Lee Covino is a determined advocate of the writings of Zecharia Sitchin. He consistently brings an energetic, positive attitude towards Dark Star research, and often enables its wider impact beyond this website. Lee is also a frequent contributor to the Dark Star/Planet X Google forum.
Enrike Pérez Porter
Vento do Ceu
Enrique is from Chile, and has translated many of the Dark Star pages into Spanish. He writes:
"An heretic and sinner God's servant. Universalist, humanist, a truly hoper in planetary brotherhood. Don't understand God as an old Entity who knows everything, but as the Fountain of Universal Conscience that have Life as a Emergent Property: Someone About Whom Nothing Can Be Said. Some kind of pragmatic youth, the paranormal world came to him in a rush (from a paranormal experience), and from then, he mixed up the spiritual and the material world, in order to spiritualise the diary life and making substantial the spirit existence.
"Kind of writer (unedited), he’s trying to publish the latest work: "The Lord of the Heavens", in which he releases the astrological foundations. He does not define himself as 'astrologist', nor 'esoterist', but an esoteric researcher. In this statement he investigates not only the esoteric matters (like Tarot, graphology, etc) but all kind of people who works in the esoteric field, like 'clarividents', 'wisdom masters', and so on... He studied chemical engineering, but works as Natural Therapist (reiki, jin shin do, reflexology, astrology, herbs, relaxation and so on...). He also teaches the principles of holistic therapies.
"Speaks a little English, some Portuguese, Spanish, and loves to mix all of them when meets people at messenger... Looking for Sitchin’s links, came to Andy’s... After I read his material, my soul demanded me to help him, by translating to Spanish some of his articles. So, it happened.
The "Cosmics" are brothers who grew up with me in the city of Gloucester, England. They have a passion for paranormal research, and were singularly crucial in facilitating my headlong plunge into the World Wide Web. The three of us constitute the 'Cosmic Conspiracies' research team which incorporates Ufology, ghost-hunting, conspiracy theories and the Dark Star research. These guys are not just my esteemed colleagues, but also my best mates.
An Anglo-Canadian Dark Star researcher specialising in esoteric studies. Greg is a draughtsman and artist, and is well-read in a wealth of unusual tomes and texts. Greg has contributed many excellent essays to the Dark Star website, with his own index. He writes:
"Let’s think outside the box for a moment. Ever wondered if the Sun has a twin sister? Did you know over 80% of the stars in the galaxy are binary, so why wouldn’t our Solar System be any different. Yes, we have another sun. This is a well kept secret that I believe some are privy to.
"The tight-knit scientific community would scoff at such a thought because it doesn’t “conform” to mainstream views. In a way established science can be an arrogant form of mundane rationalism purposely limiting mankind’s desire to think. We let a child’s curiosity flourish with unlimited bounds, yet when children become adults their curiosity becomes controlled by the modern paradigm of science. I call this the politics of science, a mere façade that can easily conceal just as much as it claims to have discovered. And our second sun is a great example of this.
"My esoteric research is devoted to kindred spirits breaking down this concealment. It is my right to have these thoughts without being threatened by the grip of scientific censorship. One shouldn’t fear entering the water just because there are sharks in the sea. So to all the inquisitive minds out there like me, I compel you to keep thinking outside the box when reading my essays. For you will recognize after careful examination that our solar system does indeed have a binary companion. A truth far stranger than mundane rationalism."
Mattia is an Italian astronomy graduate with a Master's degree who has more than a passing interest in the Dark Star ideas. He has translated several Dark Star essays to help bring the ideas to other Italian speakers. He writes:
"I am a student of astronomy close to finishing a degree. I live in the Veneto region of Italy. I study astrophysics, and additionally I teach privately maths and physics. I play chess and football, enjoy biking and running half-marathons and collect stamps as hobbies. I translate texts from English to Italian and vice versa. I have a Blog where I write some articles about young people, poetries, politics and sometimes small stories and science-fiction.
"I like to explore themes at the limits, always watching them critically and taking nothing for granted, but bearing in mind that until something is shown to the contrary, anything is possible.
"I am interested in myths and history. In particular I like to know about the Mayan, Chinese, and Babylonian ancient studies in astronomy and their particular predictions, and why some cultures in the past seem to have more knowledge than their times would permit. I like the idea of a companion of the Sun, because it has been shown that astrophysics has not yet discovered all particles, or the complete physics of the universe. This is shown especially in concepts like dark matter, or in the interior of a black hole and at its horizon event, where to understand the dynamics it is necessary to connect quantum physics to general relativity (SINGULARITIES of our universe). So it's nice thinking that if it is possible to admit virtual-particles, why not a virtual planet, a virtual companion of a sun...even if many computations about the dynamic of our Sun in its zone of the Milky way says there is no possibility of a companion....
"Even if this theory is not correct, I think it can be considered all the same, to help open doors to other facts, because it's an undertaking carried out with passion, and I like it."
David keeps me abreast of scientific developments and news pertaining to the Dark Star research. He often spots interesting little articles on the web which relate to the potential existence of the Dark Star. He writes:
"I found Andy's site, or should I say it found me, several years ago and, after reading the info I knew that he was on to something. Andy does a great job of weaving the esoteric with the scientific. The question though that remains to be answered is always the same with such material...Is it factual? Only time will tell...
"When you think outside the box, the box goes away..."