If someone were to tell you that the Earth is soon to end, you may be inclined to believe them. As hurricanes rampage across the globe and North Korea prepares their nuclear weapons, it is easy to assume that the world as we know it may be coming to an end. So, when it was reported that NASA had confirmed the world was about to perish, people listened with intense interest.
But, there was a sinister side to the story that even NASA couldn't have predicted...
The report, which surfaced last year, claimed that NASA had issued a worrying warning which claimed that "Planet X" would clash with Earth's orbit, with devastating consequences. It was stated that the newly discovered planet, which many argue doesn't actually exist, takes 15,000 years to orbit the sun and that its full orbit was almost complete. Worryingly, Earth sits in its path.
A collision between the two planets would be catastrophic in any form, however, it became more alarming when it was reported that the Planet X is 10 times the size of Earth.
The report even stated that NASA spokesperson, Heather Cartwright, had said the following:
"Although our scientists at NASA have emphasized for years that Nibiru doesn’t exist, we are ready to reveal the fact that it does exist. The truth is we have been tracking the object for at least a decade and it is definitely headed towards planet Earth. However, we are expecting a close flyby."
However, the report was outed as being a fake, and people finally started to calm down, safe in the knowledge that no collision would be happening. Or so they thought...
The false report, originally published by News4KTLA, then went on to claim that Caltech researcher, Randall Smith, had responded to NASA's (fake) warning with his own (fake) predictions:
"For NASA to minimize the threat to our earth by calling it a ‘close flyby’ is insulting to our research. We have concrete evidence that proves Nibiru is headed straight for earth with a collision that will destroy life as we know it. NASA is just trying to avoid mass panic and chaos within our world. But we all deserve to know that our days are numbered."