London’s Express reports, if that’s what you want to call it:
Scores of conspiracists led by self-titled Christian numerologist David Meade are certain the world will end as we know it on April 23.
The Nibiru theory, also known as the Planet X or Wormwood conspiracy, is a hoax doomsday claim which flares up online every few months.
Purveyors of the theory believe a rogue planetary system from beyond the fringes of our solar system is barrelling towards Earth.
The supposed arrival of Nibiru is meant to herald the imminent apocalypse and seal humanity’s doomed fate.
But the conspiracy theory has been circulated online hundreds of times before, and so far none of the predicted end of the world dates have come true. So why is April 23 a definite date?According to Mr Meade the apocalypse was meant to begin on October 15 last year, marking the start of a series of cataclysmic events.
Fast forward several months and a planetary alignment on the night of April 23 will allegedly fulfil a prophecy from the Biblical book of Revelation 12:1-2.
The Bible passage in question reads: “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
“She was pregnant, and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.”
The claims states the stellar alignment will mark trigger the Rapture and the second coming of Christ – sending the souls of the damned to hell and the lifting the righteous to heaven.
The world as we know it will effectively come to an end, conspiracy theorists have warned.
Mr Meade said: “During this time frame, on April 23, 2018 the moon appears under the feet of the Constellation Virgo.
“The Sun appears to precisely clothe Virgo… Jupiter is birthed on April 08, 2018.
“The 12 stars at that date include the nine stars of Leo, and the three planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus and Mars – which combine to make a count of 12 stars on the head of Virgo.
“Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker.” …
But what about the outbreak of World War 3? With all of the tension surrounding the conflict in Syria, a third global war has become prime fodder for conspiracy theorists as well.
One biblical conspiracist, Dr Bob Thiel of Bible News Prophecy, alleged the recent joint missile strike by the US, UK and France set the stage for World War 3.
The prophet of doom said: “As far as World War 3 goes, it will happen. It’s likely we’re going to see Damascus destroyed first and that could be due to escalations in the current conflict or things further down the line between Israel and Iran and Syria.
“We know the Bible says that Syria’s capital Damascus will be destroyed and of course you’ve got the Islamic State and others who have tried to destroy Damascus as far as Syria goes.
“As far as World War Three, yes it is going to come. Is it World War Three right now with what the US, Britain and France did to Syria? No.”
Readers might recall that Meade has made this prediction before, and he was as correct as Harold Camping.