Our Brains Are Melting After Conspiracy Theorist Retracts His Claim That The World Ends Today
It's the end of the world as we know it, but... We feel fine. Despite David Meade's claim that April 23, 2018, will be the day the Rapture occurs, the sun is shining and the world continues to turn – no Book of Revelations catastrophes, no Great Beast, not even one apocalyptic horseman. It's Meade's latest failed apocalypse prophecy (after the ones in September, October, and March), but we'll give him an A for effort.
For those of you who aren't familiar, David Meade is the pseudonym for a Christian conspiracy theorist who claims to have studied astronomy at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. He's self-published 13 books about the end of the world and other topics (including page-turners like The Coup D'Etat Against President Donald J. Trump and You Can Write a Best-Selling Info Book: Don't You Want to Live Your Dream?). He has appeared on the popular conspiracy radio show Coast to Coast AM as well as Glenn Beck's show, where he discussed his prophecy that Nibiru – a previously unknown planet – would appear and signal the destruction of the Earth.
It did not.
As for today? Meade claimed that the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter would align in the constellation Virgo, matching the Bible passage Revelation 12:1-2, which mentions a "woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head." This woman (supposedly) gives birth to a tyrant who seizes control of the world. According to Meade, Nibiru was then supposed to appear and signal the destruction of the... Wait, we've heard this all before, haven't we?
Unfortunately for Meade, no planet like Nibiru has ever been discovered. In fact, the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter aren't even in alignment with Virgo today: Jupiter is in Libra, the Sun is transiting Aries, and the Moon is over in Gemini. Funnily enough, Meade has already called off the April 23rd prediction and moved the date of the apocalypse to sometime between May and December. He's even called the April 23rd date "fake news."