I've lived through so many end of the world predictions that I'm starting to wonder if there's any truth to them at all. But on the off chance that we are living in a 'boy who cried wolf' situation, maybe I should start to pay attention.
Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade predicted that the world was going to end on September 23, but this clearly didn't happen. (Either that, or I'm the only survivor, and I've deluded myself into thinking that nothing has happened as a coping mechanism.)
Like any conspiracy theorist worth their salt, Meade's claims are flexible (very flexible), and he's standing by his statement that the end is nigh, he just said that the media misunderstood him when they reported it was happening on September 23. It's actually October 15.
When Meade predicted that the world was going to end in September, he claimed that it was going to involve a fatal collision between Earth and the planet Nibiru, which supposedly entered our solar system on August 21 - the date of the Great American Eclipse.
For some, recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irma have added weight to Meade's claim that the end of the world was triggered by the August 21 eclipse, and now he's claiming that these 'judgements' will increase in intensity on October 15.
"It's the beginning," Meade said. "Ever since the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21, we have been hit by a continued series of judgements."
So what exactly is going to happen? Well, according to Meade, humanity is going to endure seven years of torture before the world finally ends. That's why October 15 is "the end of the world as we now know it" and "the most important date of this century or millennium."
He has also offered no explanation as to why the collision between Earth and Nibiru didn't happen.