End of the World… or Not

Frank Vereline, Staff Writer

It’s time to countdown the days until 2012 2.0. For the first time in the last few years conspiracy theorists from all over are crawling out of the shadows to once again prepare us for the apocalypse. For years theorists have speculated that the world will end, and each time they have been proven wrong. Whether it’s Y2K, 2000 for those of you who don’t know, or the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, there’s always something for them to talk about, but this time they’re set on it. Leading the charge is a man by the name of David Meade, an evangelical Christian. Meade believes that some sort of terrestrial body known as Nibiru (or Planet X), described as either a planet or a brown dwarf, will collide with Earth, which will kick off the big event, the rapture.

If you’re reading this, it’s clear that Meade was wrong with his prediction, but what compelled him to prophesy something of that caliber? Meade first began his “it’s the end of the world,” and “we’re all gonna die” rant with a simple four minute Youtube video titled as simply “September 23, 2017: You Need to See This.” The video looks like any other weird conspiracy video you’d find on Youtube, complete with dramatic music to darken the mood. At one point in the video Meade claims that he has seen Nibiru, the fictional “Planet X,” said to destroy the world. He then follows this statement up with a picture of a red wisp on a black background, which is presumably Nibiru coming straight towards us through the dark, cold void known as space. For all of you who took Meade seriously, here’s some more solid facts to disprove him. NASA scientists have stated that if a planet was on its merry way, they would have seen it years ago. Another hole in Meades story is his alleged “occupation.” Meade claims to be a “Christian numerologist,” however, that’s not a real job, not something one can study.

Once again I apologize to those to really wanted this to be true, I mean the apocalypse sounds fantastic right now, but I digress. We’re all still here, Meade’s been proven wrong and life is going on like it did before. Hopefully this is the last time we hear one of these apocalypse predictions ever… although they do make a good story.  


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