A recent apocalyptic prediction became the talk-of-the-town when American conspiracy theorist David Meade claimed that the world will end on Sept. 23, 2017. But since Doomsday did not happen over the weekend, Meade predicted another date for the end of the world and it’s on Oct. 15, 2017.

Over the weekend, reports about the looming apocalypse went viral when Meade claimed that Sept. 23 is a “spiritual sign” that means the end of the “Church Age.” On Meade’s website, the so-called “Christian numerologist” said that September is the “Sign Month,” which reportedly marks the beginning of the seven-year tribulation period following the appearance of a “magnificent sign” in the skies of Jerusalem.

Delayed to October?

Since nothing happened on Sept. 23, Meade explained on his website that he expected nothing will happen on the said date. According to The Washington Post, he is currently concentrating on a different date, Oct. 15, which he considers the “most important date of this century or millennium.”

On this day, the apocalypse will begin as catastrophic events will destroy the world. Meade also added that the seven-year tribulation will start at the end of October, which will be followed by a “Millenium of Peace.”

Meade stressed that the world is “not ending, but the world as we know it is ending.” He added that a major part of the Earth will never be the same again starting in October.

Planet Nibiru

Aside from being a numerologist, Meade also claimed that he studied astronomy and shared his thoughts on Planet Nibiru aka Planet X. The American conspiracy theorist revealed that the planet was discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the ‘80s and is coming toward the Earth, BBC News noted.

Meade added that volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, earthquakes and other catastrophic events will occur when Planet Nibiru will pass the Earth later this 2017. Other conspiracy theorists, on the other hand, claimed that a collision will happen between the Earth and Planet X on Sept. 23.

Meanwhile, Planet Nibiru is a “supposed planet” that was believed to have been discovered by the Sumerians.

However, NASA stressed that the existence of the said planet and the claims about it has no factual basis.

A hoax?

Due to the recent apocalyptic predictions, some people became worried about the impending doomsday. But NASA debunked the predictions, saying the claims are just hoaxes.

In a statement published on its website, NASA said that Planet Nibiru or Planet X does not exist, which means that no collision between two planets will be happening soon. The federal agency also explained that the story about this non-existent planet has been widely circulated for years.

NASA, however, stressed that these stories are “periodically recycled” to create new end-of-the-world tales. In fact, Nibiru was also mentioned when conspiracy theorists predicted the doomsday on Dec. 21, 2012.

Catastrophic events were initially predicted for May 2003 but since nothing happened at the time, the date of the apocalypse was moved to December 2012. Perhaps you remember the 2009 sci-fi/disaster film, “2012,” which starred John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt, and showed the apocalyptic prophecy based on the Mayan calendar.

Planet Eris

Another planet mentioned in apocalyptic predictions or prophecies is Planet Eris. Even though the collision between the Earth and Eris appeared not possible, NASA revealed that the dwarf planet that bears similarities with Pluto does exist but it will remain in the outer part of the solar system.

The closest distance it can reach to be nearer to our planet is roughly four million miles. Another doomsday claim is the polar shift theory, which refers to the reversal of the Earth’s rotation. As per NASA, scientists believed that a “magnetic reversal” is unlikely to occur in the following few millennia.