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NASA Soothes Fears of the Latest End-of-days Conspiracy Theorist

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The Rapture is almost upon us. Again.

A conspiracy theorist claims that the Rapture will happen this month on April 23rd.

According to conspiracy theorist David Meade, the apocalyptic event will happen on this date when the sun, moon, and Jupiter will be in Virgo. The alignment of these celestial bodies allegedly signifies the Messiah as cited in a passage in the Bible.

“And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.”

As per Meade’s interpretation, the woman in the passage represents Virgo.

Meade further said that the alignment represents the “Lion of the tribe of Judah” which marks the Rapture. Christians believe that during this moment, Christ will bring to paradise his faithful servants.

Meade also said that Planet X, or Nibiru, would appear on the 23rd, causing catastrophic events on our planet like tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. It should be noted that last year, Meade also predicted that the mysterious planet Nibiru will pass Earth on September 23rd.

Read More: Surviving September 23 as Hubble Spots Object Near Jupiter

Again, the scientific community refuted Meade’s claims, saying that Planet X is a hoax. In an updated statement released by NASA last year to address the “doomsday” news, the space agency said:

Question: Could planets align in a way that impacts Earth?

NASA: “There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible.” 

Q: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?

NASA: “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims.”

If you’re on your way to a bunker now to save yourself and your family, please remember that the world’s end was also predicted to happen in the following years: 1982, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2008, and 2012.

Last we checked, Earth is still around and circling the sun while humans and all other lifeforms are still kicking and alive.

Which conspiracy theories have you been tempted by?

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