THE END IS NOW?
Will the world end on April 23 and what is David Meade’s theory about the sun, moon and Jupiter aligning in Virgo?
Conspiracy theorists claim the end of time will begin with the Rapture on April 23, triggering the onset of World War 3, the rise of the Antichrist and seven years of Tribulation
Here’s the lowdown on the man and his terrifying new prophecy.
Who is David Meade?
David Meade is an American Christian conspiracy theorist who has made predictions about Doomsday.
He wrote a book called Planet X – The 2017 Arrival – insisting Nibiru would crash into Earth in October – but then moved it forward by a few weeks.
His theory was given a boost this year when NASA discovered a new planet in the solar system, which they named Planet Nine.
WHAT, I hear you say?
Planet Nine is a hypothetical planet in the outer region of the Solar System.
Its gravitational influence could explain a statistical anomaly in the distribution of orbits of a group of distant trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) found mostly beyond what is known as the Kuiper belt.
The hypothetical planet is believed to be about 10 times more massive than Earth and located in the dark, outer reaches of the solar system, approximately 20 times farther from the sun than Neptune is.
The evidence is there for this planet, but I’m not sure that it has actually been ‘found’. Most researchers are expecting it to be there – BUT, bear in mind this planet is beyond the orbit of Neptune.
Meade, however, insists that this planet is actually Nibiru, or Planet X.
The American’s previous theories and predictions about the end of the world have all been wrong – as is proved by the fact that we are all still here.
In his earlier theories, Meade suggested that the mysterious “Planet X” – or Nibiru – could be headed towards Earth to destroy it on September 23, 2017.
However, when the date passed without apocalyptic incident, Meade insisted that people misunderstood his Planet X prophecy.
He then claimed that October 15 would herald seven years of nuclear war and natural disasters, marking “the end of the world as we now know it”.
Once again the day came and went without it coming to light.
What is his latest theory about the sun, moon and Jupiter?
Meade’s latest claims suggest that on April 23 2018 the sun, moon and Jupiter will align in the constellation Virgo, sparking the beginning of the biblical Rapture.
He claims that on this night, the mysterious “death planet” Nibiru will appear in the sky, triggering the onset of World War III, the rise of the Antichrist, and seven years of Tribulation.
It should be noted that Nibiru remains an unproven entity, with NASA saying the whole idea of it is nothing more than a hoax.
What are his claims based on?
Meade’s prediction is largely based on the Bible passage Isaiah, Chapter 13 9-10, it reads:
“See, the Day of the Lord is coming – a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger – to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
“The Stars of Heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising Sun will be darkened and the Moon will not give its light.”
It also relates to passage 12:1–2 from the book of Revelation, which states:
“And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed in the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
“She was pregnant and crying out in the pain and agony of giving birth.”
According to conspiracy theorists, that woman is Virgo.
SO – let’s have some more background…
The idea of Nibiru was first put forward in 1995 by Nancy Lieder, founder of the website ZetaTalk.
Lieder describes herself as a contactee with the ability to receive messages from extra-terrestrials from the Zeta Reticuli star system through an implant in her brain. She states that she was chosen to warn mankind that the object would sweep through the inner Solar System in May 2003 (though that date was later postponed) causing Earth to undergo a physical pole shift that would destroy most of humanity.
The prediction has subsequently spread beyond Lieder’s website and has been embraced by numerous Internet doomsday groups, most of which linked the event to the 2012 phenomenon.
Since 2012, the Nibiru cataclysm has frequently reappeared in the popular media, usually linked to newsmaking astronomical objects such as Comet ISON or Planet Nine.
The name “Nibiru” is derived from the works of the ancient astronaut writer Zecharia Sitchin and his interpretations of Babylonian and Sumerian mythology.
Many of his ideas on Sumerarian Extraterrestrials has since been challenged on numerous grounds.
FIRSTLY he was not an ‘expert in Ancient History as he claimed, but a graduate of the London School of Economics where his work had nothing to do with the field of expertise he claimed in his books. At best, he was a very keen amateur with an interesting idea.
SECONDLY, it is unfortunate that he was writing at a time before there was a large body of published work on the actual Sumerian Texts he referred to.
Later scholars of Sumerian have not only challenged his interpretations of images and texts, but have shown that nowhere in the body of writings so far transcribed are any of his ideas supported.
However, Sitchin, despite having spoken of Niburu, denied any connection between his work and various claims of a coming apocalypse.
So BACK to Meade –
The April 23rd hasn’t been the first prediction made by the Conspiracy Theorist – or as he refers to himself, the Christian Numerologist – since he previously stated his belief that Nibiru’s arrival on 23 September 2017 was tied to an astrological reading of the Woman of the Apocalypse
Apart from ‘Biblical Numerology’, which does have a basis in Jewish Mysticism and is known as Gematria, Meade based his predictions on the geometry of the Giza Pyramids and predicted that Nibiru would, according to new calculations, arrive in October 2017…
It didn’t show up …
So he later revised the date back to 23 September.
The specific focus of his prediction revolved around the Woman of the Apocalypse refers to a supposedly unique configuration on that date of the Sun, Moon, and planets in Virgo. He cited the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 as a harbinger …
Well, we survived that one ….
So now it’s 23rd April – maybe worth taking out some celestial armageddon insurance policy then?
The real issue is that some of those who read such prognostications are deeply affected by them.
’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.’
Speaking of the hysteria surrounding the 2012 Doomsday prophecies David Morrison, a planetary astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center and senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute and NASA Lunar Science Institute said that he estimates that there are 2 million websites discussing the impending Nibiru-Earth collision.
At that time he was receiving on average, five email inquiries about Nibiru every day.
“At least a once a week I get a message from a young person ― as young as 11 ― who says they are ill and/or contemplating suicide because of the coming doomsday,”
Well not really, other than it’s all very interesting.
With the Global situation as it is and with political action being directed at Russia and as of today military action against Syria, there is cause for genuine concern – and feeds into an increased level of ‘fear’ within society.
Perhaps it’s a case of ‘eyes to the skies’ …