December 21, 2012. Almost three years ago, doomsday preppers were hard at work getting their shelters ready and stocking up on lifetime supplies of canned peas. It could have been the greatest of all end-of-the-world prophecies – the Mayan Apocalypse.
Three months ago, it was the Blood Moon Prophecy.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your bunker budget) neither of those ends happened. I guess a good doomsday is hard to find. But there is another.
Here Comes Nibiru?
I’ve written about Nibiru before. In short, it’s a rogue planet (or some otherwise large celestial object) that will, if conspiracy theorists are to be believed, cross paths with Earth someday soon. It will either destroy us on impact or simply pass by, causing all sorts of unfortunate events when it does.
Earlier this year, some began to claim this so-called Nibiru Cataclysm would strike in December 2015. This month.
Several videos and images have appeared online purporting to contain evidence of Nibiru, usually as a bright “second Sun” in the evening sky.
In August, new “evidence” appeared in the form of a previously blacked-out area on Google Sky (essentially Google Maps for space). It shows what is described as a “winged planet,” which you can view directly at Google Sky.
While you’d figure a large rogue planet or second Sun would be fairly obvious – especially one predicted to be near Earth within the month – the general claim seems to be, as said by New York Daily News, that “the government is keeping people in the dark.” NASA, meanwhile, has a whole video dedicated to debunking Nibiru (made back when it was predicted to cross Earth in December 2012), stating that “there is no credible evidence whatever for the existence of Nibiru.”
From what I’ve read, this has not deterred those who believe. At worst, the latest end date might have to be pushed back. Again. Well, I’ll keep you posted.