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The world is about to end - again - if you believe the latest conspiracy theory

Posted at 3:39 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 10:37:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you believe the latest conspiracy theory you should probably take the next couple of days to finish your bucket list because the end of the world is coming this weekend.

That said, we wouldn't suggest skipping work just yet.

The latest theory suggests that on Saturday, September 23, “Planet X” will crash into Earth causing the apocalypse.

The man behind that theory, David Meade, even authored a book called “Planet X – The 2017 Arrival.” His original theory suggested that the world would end a few days earlier, but it was adjusted based on the date of the most recent solar eclipse.

Meade says his claims are rooted in Christianity – and that the date coincides with biblical history, falling 33 days after the total solar eclipse.  

"Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times (in the Bible)," he told the Washington Post. "It's a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number."

Meade’s attempt to predict the end of the world is not the first one to go viral, and not even the first to claim the fictional planet, Niburu, would cause the end to come.

NASA debunked claims of Nibiru’s existence years ago and dedicated an entire page to the December 21, 2012, apocalypse predictions, even creating a question and answer and a video titled “Beyond 2012: Why the World Didn’t End.”

They have since updated that page in reference to the most recent “prediction.”

“The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn’t exist,” said NASA. “There will be no collision.”

The story of Nibiru has been around for years and has been recycled into numerous apocalyptic fables over time, this is just the latest one to surface - according to NASA – and it likely won’t be the last.