Lewis Brackett (25 Feb 2011)
"Jim re Mysterious planet claimed to be heading toward  us!"

Jim, Amateurs have some very good equipment. Certainly if something was out there that could be seen by the eye it would be noticed by now by the amateur community.
Sky surveys are done on a frequent basis by organized Amateur groups to look for approaching objects.
They scan the skies religiously every night for comets and  etc just so they can be the first to see and name "it" and get themselves in the record books.....
I have been into astronomy for quite a while.
I really doubt the reliability of the information Bro Riley is trusting.  
 
Lewis  Brackett