The world is predicted to end in a matter of weeks if one conspiracy theorist is to be believed.
Christian numerologist David Meade has once again warned of the possibility that the giant mysterious planet ‘Nibiru’ is about to crash into Earth.
According to his bizarre theory, this month’s solar eclipse will signal that the planet, which has never been observed by scientists, is about to collide with our own.
Mr Meade uses several passages from the Bible to back his unusual claims.
Despite a lack of evidence for the hidden world, which NASA has previously stated is an ‘internet hoax’, many people believe it is real.
Nibiru, and is sometimes referred to as Planet X, has been predicted to end the world several times since 2003.
Earlier this year, Mr Meade claimed that Nibiru would clash with Earth in October after being driven here by the gravitational pull from a ‘binary star’ twinned with the sun.
He said the star is difficult to spot because of the angle it is approaching Earth.
Now the conspiracy theorist has moved his date forward, claiming that the upcoming ‘Great American Eclipse’ will signal the planet’s arrival.
On August 21, just before the alleged apocalypse occurs, US sky-gazers will be treated to a total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast.
Following the eclipse, the huge planet will appear on the horizon and crash into Earth, wiping out humanity.
Mr Meade said the upcoming eclipse was a warning sign.
‘The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, is a major – huge – harbinger,’ he told the Daily Star.
The conspiracy theorist said that after the eclipse Nibiru will appear in the skies on September 23 before colliding with Earth.
He presented several theories to back his unusual claims.
Firstly, he pointed to Chapter 13 of the Old Testament Book of Isaiah, which said: ‘See, the Day of the Lord is coming – a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger – to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
‘The Stars of Heaven and their constellations will not show their light.
‘The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.’
Mr Meade claimed that there are several coincidences involving the number 33 that also suggest the apocalypse is near.
His latest claims follow his original apocalyptic predictions, which came in January after he claimed a star, which he calls ‘a binary twin of our sun’, is coming ‘at us towards the south pole’.
Mr Meade, author of the book ‘Planet X – The 2017 Arrival’, said the star will bring with it ‘seven orbiting bodies’, including Nibiru, a large, blue planet that he also refers to as Planet X hurtling towards our planet.
Nibiru, sometimes referred to as Planet X, is a hypothesised planet on the edge of our solar system.
Conspiracy theorists believe the gravitational influence of the ‘rogue planet’ Nibiru disrupted the orbits of other planets hundreds of years ago.
Writing a piece for Planet X News in January, Mr Meade said: ‘This system is, of course, not aligned with our solar system’s ecliptic, but is coming to us from an oblique angle and toward our South Pole.
‘This makes observations difficult, unless you’re flying at a high altitude over South America with an excellent camera.
In his book, he claims to put forward scientific evidence, but readers commenting on the book say the argument quickly develops into a religious argument.
One reviewer says: ‘on his website he focus on facts and science, astronomical ‘evidence’ to lure some readers into his material, but after a dozen pages it starts to get all religious for almost 40 pages, more than a 1/3 of the book, mentioning visions and dreams.’
He continues, the ‘author mentions several times how certain things are ‘facts’ just because ‘God said so on the Bible’, and then goes on and on over the rapture.’
The scientific community does not agree Nibiru exists.
‘Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax,’ Nasa has said previously. ‘Obviously, it does not exist.’