Remember December 21, 2012? This was the date according to the Mayans calendar when the Earth would turn into a breeding ground for natural calamities like series of earthquakes, humongous tsunamis, volcanic bursts, falling on meteors and more. The incident was linked to a hypothetical planet called Nibiru which caused steer and frenzy around the world. In fact, there was a movie released in 2009 which actually illustrated how the humanity, the mankind, animal kingdom, and all other forms of life on Earth will perish. Some even contemplated that the Earth will itself perish, however, nothing happened. According to recent claims made by conspirators, the hypothetical planet Nibiru will soon pass near the Earth on April 23, 2018. Is it the end of the world?
The answer is of course not. Nibiru is a hypothetical planet four times the size of Earth which hasn’t been observed directly yet according to NASA. The theory that Nibiru is the reason behind all the catastrophic events on Earth was coined in 1995 and it is now known as Nibiru Cataclysm Theory. A Wisconsin woman named Nancy Lieder stated that aliens from the Zeta Reticuli star system contacted her through an implant in her brain. Coincidentally, there is an actual binary system called Zeta Reticuli star system located 39 light-years away. As the theory goes, Lieder received the message from the Zetas who supposedly picked her from a haystack of 7 billion people on the Earth to communicate their message to the people on Earth.
She made a number of claims such as Hale-Bopp comet which was believed to be a comet were actually a distant star. However, her most theory is about the Planet X, an unknown planet the size four times greater than Earth. However, when astronomers tried to detect it with sophisticated instruments, they were unable to find it. With time, Planet X was associated with the Nibiru planet which had a distinct and extremely long orbit beyond Neptune. The name was taken from a book written by Zecharia Sitchin in 1976 discussing the influence of extraterrestrial beings on human civilization.
Fast the forward to early 2010s when reports about the day of December 21, 2012, being doomsday according to the Mayan calendar which was created with a cycle of 5,126 years that ended on the same day. However, nothing as sort happened. In fact, physicists like Neil DeGrasse were able to debunk the theory as per which, the planetary alignment predicted on December 21, 2012, is actually the same alignment that occurs every year on December 21.
In 2017, the theory caught attention and it was believed that Nibiru could be heading towards the Earth. This is when David Meade, a conspiracy theorist with probably a pseudonym who dubbed himself as a Christian numerologist, began to predict the doomsday. According to him, the world would end on September 23, 2017, however, he tried to extend the doomsday to further dates after his prediction for that particular date went wrong.
David’s latest prediction as per the Nibiru cataclysm theory is for April 23, 2018, where he has stated to various news outlets that a unique planetary alignment as per Bible’s Revelation 12:1-2 causing rapture and the beginning of the end of the world. But, don’t worry because NASA and a plethora of scientists and scholars have already denied the theory. In fact, there won’t be any favorable planetary alignment on April 23 as claimed in the theory and yes, the world wouldn’t end on April 23.