In case you were disappointed the world didn’t end on September 23, 2017, buck up! Now it’s supposed to end on April 23. So, we’ve all got ten days. Give up your diet, drink like crazy, shoplift candy, it’s the end.
According to codes in the Bible (Book of Revelation 12:1-2), the end is nigh: “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. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.”
The Revelation 12 sign prophecy was originally proposed by David Meade for Sept. 23, 2017, when a literal fulfillment (or celestial coincidence) occurred over Jerusalem—an astronomical alignment of the constellations Virgo and Leo, the sun, moon, and planets Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter.
The same positioning is expected later this month, though experts have dismissed the claim, saying that this particular sequencing happens every 12 years. Party poopers.
But Meade won’t back down; the self-described “Christian numerologist” predicts a mythological planetary system, known as Planet X or Nibiru, will appear in the sky on April 23.
“By early April of 2018, the disappearance of the Church (all true Christians worldwide also known as the Rapture) will occur,” he said, as reported by LADbible. “This will be followed quickly by the rise of the Antichrist, the appearance of Planet X, and World War III.
“Seven years of tribulation will ensure,” he continued. “This is beyond any shadow of a doubt.”
Trusted aeronautics and aerospace agency NASA has repeatedly debunked these predictions, saying that the so-called Nibiru planet “doesn’t exist.”
“The story of Nibiru has been around for years and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables,” the firm said in September 2017.
There is, however, a case to be made for Planet X—a hypothetical Neptune-sized planet orbiting our sun far beyond Pluto. Nicknamed “Planet Nine,” the celestial body could have a mass about 10 times that of Earth. But it’s probably not going to trigger the end of the world.
Don’t get too comfy, though: Another conspiracy theorist declared June 24 the actual apocalypse.
Mathieu Jean-Marc Joseph Rodrigue has somehow interpreted another Book of Revelation passage—”He was given authority to act for 42 months”—as a doomsday indicator.
According to the Daily Star, he added the devilish figure 666 and 42 months from the bible to “earlier calculations,” and came up with June 24, 2018.
So much for all my anxiety over wedding planning…