The world didn't end this month and no, it won't be ending next month either. Image Credit: NASA/Don Davis
The man behind this month's doomsday prophecy has pushed the apocalypse back another few weeks.
Unsurprisingly, the world did not end on September 23rd, a date that had been widely publicized both in tabloids and on social media as the day the non-existent planet Nibiru was to collide with the Earth.
Now David Meade, the Christian numerologist who first came up with the prediction based on a rare celestial alignment and its connections to the Bible, has pushed back the date of this alleged 'doomsday' to sometime in October when "the world as [we] know it will end."
"It is possible at the end of October we may be about to enter into the seven-year Tribulation period, to be followed by a Millennium of peace," he wrote.
"When Nibiru is on close approach to Earth sometime during the Tribulation, you'll have solar flares and a possible loss of the electrical grid for weeks, maybe longer. "
As always however, given that there is no evidence whatsoever that Nibiru actually exists, the chances of any sort of apocalyptic scenario occurring next month in relation to it are practically zero.
NASA in particular has been keen to dismiss the entire thing as nonsense.
"Various people are 'predicting' that the world will end [in the near future] when another planet collides with Earth," the space agency wrote. "The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision. The story of Nibiru has been around for years (as has the 'days of darkness' tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables."
"Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist."
In other words - stop worrying, there is no Nibiru and the world is not coming to an end.
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