Or at least that what conspiracy theorists believe. They are preparing for a hidden Planet X, which for some reason has not been detected by Nasa, is going to smash into the planet, wiping out the human race and nearly all life this Saturday.
The Nibiru theory, as it is known, is a doomsday prediction based on biblical texts which some people claim predict the end of the world.
The passage Revelation 12:1 reads: ‘A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head.
‘And being with child, she cried out in her travail and was in anguish of delivery.’
It might not seem like much, but to self-professed mind reader David Meade this passage is proof that none of us are going to see the sunrise on Sunday.
He claims the ‘sign appearing in heaven’ refers to the solar eclipse which took place last month, and that the recent hurricanes which have devastated the Caribbean are proof that a cosmic ballet is ushering in the end of the world.
The scientific community have rejected the claims, saying they are in no way based in fact or scientific research.
Journalist and former Ministry of Defence employee Nick Pope says the apocalyptic claims have a sinister intention, fearing they could lead to people acting recklessly and even causing some deaths.
He said: ‘Nibiru doesn’t exist. The world won’t end on 23 September.
‘All that’s happening is that a hoax is being perpetuated in the name of evangelical Christianity. ‘
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