The end of the world could be coming sooner than you think, at least according to several fringe theories that have picked up mainstream attention.
David Meade, a conspiracy theorist and researcher, told The Washington Post that an astronomical event will occur September 23, 2017, and it will lead to Earth’s destruction. He explained that his reasoning is because of several Bible verses and a series of numerical codes.
“Jesus lived for 33 years,” he told the newspaper. “The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times (in the Bible). It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible … and merging the two.”
Meade said he thinks that because September 23 will mark exactly 33 days since the total solar eclipse (August 21), it’s an omen.
“We’re all watching for the ‘September 23 Sign’ because we know it means the end of the ‘Church Age,'” Meade described in a recent article on his website. “That is a spiritual sign only. But it is huge. When the trumpet judgments of Revelation begin to appear, we don’t know the exact sequence or what countries or people will be primarily affected.”
Meade’s YouTube channel contains over a dozen videos describing conspiracy theories, including the Illuminati World Plan for economic collapse in 2016. He isn’t the only one who foresees a devastating end to Earth coming soon, though.
UNSEALED, an evangelical Christian publication, has a similar forecast for catastrophic events taking place on Earth. The publication predicts that around September 23, an event from the Book of Revelations events will lead to the demise of the Earth.
Here’s what you need to know about Meade and the theories:
1. Meade Is a Self-Published Author Who Calls Himself a ‘Christian Numerologist’
Meade is a conspiracy theorist who describes himself as a Christian numerologist. He said he was raised Catholic and, accoridng to his author page, studied astronomy at the University of Louisville. After graduation, he said he worked in “forensic investigations” for a number of years and spent the last decade working with “Fortune 1000” companies by writing reports for management.
He recently published a book titled Planet X — The 2017 Arrival, which describes how a planet called Nibiru will crash into Earth in October. However, he’s since moved the date forward a few weeks to September 23.
The jet stream of the northern hemisphere has shifted to the south of the equator for the first time ever. I believe that this shift is caused by an incoming dark star solar system, a binary twin of our sun, that is coming at us toward the south pole. This system also came in the days of Noah. It totally destroyed the earth’s surface and his civilization and world, but not the planet itself. This solar system has moons and/or planets orbiting it just as our sun has planets orbiting it.
In the book, Meade said he puts forward scientific evidence. However, many reviews say it mostly revolves around a religious argument.
While Nibiru hasn’t been discovered, NASA did find a new planet earlier this year that they’ve named Planet 9. The discovery raised speculation that Nibiru actually exists.
Meade made sure to specify to The Post that he’s not predicting the end of the world on September 23, but a process would be started that could lead to the end.
“The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” Mead said to The Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”
Meade describes September as being a “Sign Month” with the “actual events” to take place about one month later in October.
“Watch events from the last half of October through the end of this year and going forward,” Meade writes. “That’s a “high watch” period.”
Meade lists several points in his theory in an email to Heavy:
1. Nothing is expected to happen in September
2. It is possible at the end of October we may be about to enter into the 7-year Tribulation period, to be followed by a Millennium of peace
3. When Wormwood (Revelation 8) is on close approach to the earth sometime during the Tribulation, you’ll have solar flares and a possible loss of the electrical grid for weeks – maybe longer
4. However, that’s the main risk I see right now – because as I’ve stated in my book, right after the initial solar flare risk I see the Rapture of the true Church
Meade is critical of the “new generation” for its lack of critical thinking, he wrote.
The last generation, that fought and won World War II –- they were brilliant and critical thinkers. This generation has been dumbed down by TV, commercials, sports and so forth. They don’t read. They don’t understand anything. Very sad, really.
2. Meade Says Donald Trump ‘Is Brilliant and Knows Everything’ & Accuses the Obama Administration of Colluding Against Him
In March, Meade released another book focusing on President Donald Trump titled The Coup D’état Against President Donald J. Trump – Proof of the Deep State Against Trump.
The book describes several “cover-ups” as to the questions that are asked constantly about the Trump administration and surmises there’s an attempt at a peaceful coup courtesy of the previous Barack Obama administration and the Democratic Party.
“Do you wonder what happened to General Flynn? Are you wondering what is happening to Attorney General Sessions? Jeff Sessions should never have recused himself. President Trump said this himself – Donald Trump is brilliant and he knows everything,” the book’s description says.
Meade argues in his book that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower, as the president accused him of doing in a tweet back in March.
Collusion took place overseas when Trump hadn’t yet taken office, Meade claims, adding that the British Government Communications Headquarters intercepted data from Trump Tower “with the purpose of derailing his administration.”
According to Meade, that information was disseminated by senior Obama administration officials in an “illegal act.” The Department of Justice investigated the claim and said in a September 1 court filing there was no evidence located.
“Both FBI and NSD (Department of Justice’s National Security Division) confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets,” the DOJ wrote in a court filing on Sept. 1. “FBI again confirmed that they do not have any such records by consulting with personnel knowledgeable about Director (James) Comey’s statements and the surveillance activities of the FBI.”
In January, the Obama administration granted the National Security Agency more latitude in sharing intercepted communications. A New York Times article that Meade cites says “16 other agencies ” were granted permission to share the communications before privacy protections would be put into place.
Meade says that the Obama administration’s change in stance “guaranteed the lack of ability of President Trump to govern due to the resulting multiplicity of leaks.”
“The perpetrators were working to make it easier to enable the information to be ‘leaked’ despite the clearly criminal consequences of such dissemination,” Meade writes. “The former White House waited until 17 days were left. This is motive, means and opportunity. What was a narrow stream of private classified data became a waterfall.”
Meade wrote a note to the media on his webpage, saying that Trump will “get the last laugh” in relation to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ongoing investigation.
“Sit back and enjoy the ride, everything is now out there,” he concludes. “There’s no hiding the truth any longer. You know, I have a commercial pilot’s license – the best way to put it is that ‘everything is now on autopilot.'”
3. Meade Has Predicted Similar Things Occurring in the Past
Meade’s theory is the latest take on the Nibiru cataclysm. The belief calls for a disastrous encounter when Earth and Nibiru – or Planet X – collide.
Fringe theorists have long believed that event will take place during the 21st century. However, the belief, which has roots dating back to the 1970s, hasn’t been supported by any scientific evidence or research.
According to National Geographic, Nibula was supposed to collide with Earth back in 2003, but it was later rescheduled for 2012 due to “uncooperative cosmos.”
The collision between Earth and Nibiru was supposed to take place on December 21, 2012, and was linked to the end of a cycle of the Mayan calendar. Of course, that never came to fruition.
In January, Meade claimed that a star described as “a binary twin of our sun” is destined to hit Earth near the south pole. Meade said that the star will bring “seven orbiting bodies” with it, including Nibiru.
4. Meade’s Theory has been discredited by Scientists & Called a ‘Hoax’ by NASA
Meade’s theory has been discredited countless times by scientists and even faith leaders. In a 2012 statement, NASA called anything involving Nibiru as being a “hoax.”
“Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax,” NASA said.”“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. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles,” NASA siD.
NASA senior space scientist David Morrison debunked the theory in a video, saying there’s no such planet and it’s not on a collision course with Earth.
“It would be bright, it would be easily visible to the naked eye,” Morrison said in the video. “If it were up there, you could see it. All of us could see it. … If Nibiru were real and it were a planet with a substantial mass, then it would already be perturbing the orbits of Mars and Earth. We would see changes in those orbits due to this rogue object coming in to the inner solar system.”
5. One Prediction Claims an Image in the Sky Will Appear as Described in the Bible
UNSEALED’s theory claims that prophesies from the Book of Revelation will cause massive damage over the span of a few weeks.
In Revelation 12 of the Book of Revelation, a woman is described as being “clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head. According the the excerpt, the woman gives birth to a boy who is said to “rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”
While that occurs, the woman is supposedly threatened by “an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.” After the woman gives birth, she grew two eagle wings so she could fly to safety, away from the dragon, which is said to represent Satan and his global domination.
The way this is supposed to play out, according to UNSEALED’s Gary Ray, is with the constellation Virgo, which represents a woman.
Ray wrote that Virgo will be covered in sunlight and positioned over the moon and under exactly nine stars and three planets. Jupiter will move out of Virgo, symbolizing that the woman is giving birth to the boy described in the Revelation.
To give a solid visual as to how the September 23 theory would work, UNSEALED created a video which has gone viral. The video is fit with all sorts of graphics, actors and actresses and dramatic music and has been viewed close to 3 million times in two month.
The video’s description makes it clear the theory isn’t suggesting the rapture will occur.
This video is not suggesting that the rapture will happen on September 23rd, but that September 23rd is a sign of the NEARNESS of the rapture. Signs and the events themselves do not necessarily happen at the exact same time.
It begins with the image of a woman in space and the Biblical verse from the Book of Revelations captioned throughout. Suddenly, the dragon appears as she’s in labor and intimidates her with the intent of “devouring her child.”
“September 23, 2017: This heavenly sign appears over Israel and Jerusalem,” the video caption continues, showing the dragon and the woman moving across the sky.
“This sign has never happened before,” the text reads, describing the woman depicted as representing “Mary” and the nation of Israel.
Suddenly, a live-action shot of people screaming and running from a disaster is shown.
“No one knows with certainty the day or hour, but faithful servants are watchful,” the video concludes.