David Meade, the writer who claimed that the world will end on Sept. 23 attempted to clarify his statement.
“The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”
Meade made the doomsday prediction in his book “Planet X — The 2017 Arrival.” Earlier, he claimed “Planet Nibiru,” or “Planet X,” will hit the Earth. In the book, he said that Saturday would mark the start of a series of catastrophic events. Namely, the prophecies in the Book of Revelation will begin on that day.
Meade said that he made the prediction based on verses and numerical codes in the book while claiming that recent disasters like Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey are bad omens.
NASA on Friday issued a statement about the Sept. 23 prediction.
“Various people are ‘predicting’ that world will end on September 23 when another planet collides with Earth,” the U.S. space agency said in a statement. “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.”
NASA added: “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.”
“Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.”
NASA, over the years, has said that Planet X doesn’t exist.
“It would be bright. It would be easily visible to the naked eye. If it were up there, you could see it. All of us could see it. … If Nibiru were real and it were a planet with a substantial mass, then it would already be perturbing the orbits of Mars and Earth. We would see changes in those orbits due to this rogue object coming in to the inner solar system,” NASA senior space scientist David Morrison said in a video about the alleged planet, according to the Post.
Some people claim that Nibiru is a brown dwarf star.
“Everything I’ve said would be worse with a massive object like a brown dwarf,” Morrison told the Post. “That would’ve been tracked by astronomers for a decade or more, and it would already have really affected planetary objects.”
You have probably heard Saturday is the “end of the world” — but according to the “researcher” responsible for the prophecy, he expects “nothing to happen in September.”
David Meade, a Christian numerologist and self-described “researcher,” says Sept. 23 is foretold in the Bible’s Book of Revelation as the day a series of catastrophic events will begin, the Washington Post reports.
However, Meade has since clarified that October will be the month of “action” and “seven years” of war and disaster will begin on October 21.
So, what happens on Saturday? According to Meade, Sept. 23 will feature “a magnificent sign in the skies over Jerusalem, a historical event signaling an upcoming ‘Tribulation Period’ of seven years.”
“I don’t know when the Rapture will happen. I expect nothing to happen in September,” Meade recently wrote on his website. “I’ve previously mentioned that September is the “Sign Month” and the actual events on earth will transpire at a later time.”
The Bible says a woman “clothed with the sun” and a “crown of 12 stars” giving birth to a boy who will “rule all the nations” while she fights off a seven-headed dragon. The woman, Meade says, is the constellation Virgo, which on Saturday will be positioned under nine stars and three planets, per Popular Mechanics.
The baby boy will be the planet Jupiter, which will be moving out of Virgo on that night.
According to Meade, who says he studied astronomy at an unspecified university in Kentucky, the great change in our world will be the result of the arrival of Nibiru, a planet famous in conspiracy circles but which astronomers say doesn’t exist.
According to USA TODAY, Meade’s book Planet X — The 2017 Arrival suggests Nibiru will arrive on Sept. 23. David Morrison, a senior space scientist at NASA, says that if Nibiru were really on a collision course with Earth, we would have seen it by now.
“It would be bright,” he says, per the Post. “It would be easily visible to the naked eye.”
But that’s not dissuading Meade, who points to the fact that Sept. 23 falls 33 days after last month’s total solar eclipse as proof of his prophecy.
“Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” Meade told The Washington Post. “It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible … and merging the two.”