Theory: Every time we hear one of these doomsday predictions, they actually do happen. However, because of something along the lines of quantum immortality, at the very end, everyone’s consciousness transfers into a new universe and we continue on living none the wiser. That’s the stuff the Mandela Effect is made of.
Or not. It’s hard to keep track, what with so many doomsdays and all.
On today’s menu, we have a classic standby: Nibiru, with a side of Rapture. According to Metro, Christian numerologist David Meade is at it again, having predicted today as the beginning of the rapture and the Biblical Revelation. However, he’s since adjusted the start date to sometime between May and December, adding that the world won’t actually end for another thousand years.
So I suppose the April 23 rapture is a bit of a nonstarter.
As for Nibiru, National Geographic shares a brief history of predictions about the hypothetical rogue planet. It’s been on a collision course with Earth for many years, once in 2003, once in 2012, and as recently as September 23, 2017, one of Meade’s previously predicted doomsday dates.
Given that a massive rogue planet doesn’t seem to be obliterating our entire existence right now, I think it’s fair to say that today’s end of the world planetary collision has also fizzled out before it even began.
At a certain point, you might start to feel bad for Nibiru. Will it ever make it to Earth? Will its doomsday destiny ever come to pass? The apocalypse, it would seem, is a complicated and unpredictable beast, even for professional soothsayers.
Maybe next time!