Christian numerologist David Meade predicted that the Earth would end on Sept. 23, when Nibiru, also known as Planet X, would collide with Earth, a prediction that he claimed was based on verses and numerical codes in the Bible.
Predicted Doomsday Merely Postponed By A Month
The predicted doomsday, however passed, and no major global catastrophe happened. Meade now offers another explanation why Sept. 23 has come and gone, and the world has not yet ended. He claims that the end of the world has been postponed by a month.
Meade now claims that the "real pain" will happen in October and the end of the world will start from Oct. 21. He also said that the world will not actually be destroyed. Rather the world as we know it will end.
"Nothing is expected to happen in September. 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," Meade said.
Solar Flares, Possible Loss Of Electrical Grids May Occur As Planet X Approaches
Meade added that as Nibiru approaches Earth, solar flares and potential loss of electrical grids may occur, which could last for weeks and even longer.
"That's the main risk I see right now because, as I've stated in my book, right after the initial solar flare risk I see the Rapture of the true Church."
Planet X Does Not Exist
While Meade claims that Nibiru would be responsible for the Earth's' destruction, scientists say that this world does not actually exist. Thus, there is no way it will collide with planet Earth.
Although researchers have found evidence that suggest Planet X may exist deep in the solar system, NASA scientists say it is still too early to confirm its existence.
"The possibility of a new planet is certainly an exciting one for me as a planetary scientist and for all of us," said NASA's Planetary Science Division director Jim Green. "This is not, however, the detection or discovery of a new planet. It's too early to say with certainty there's a so-called Planet X. What we're seeing is an early prediction based on modeling from limited observations. It's the start of a process that could lead to an exciting result."
It is not the first time that doomsday theorists claim that Nibiru will destroy Earth. NASA said that it has been going around as early as 2003.
"The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012," NASA said.