Doomsday Conspiracy Theorist David Meade Won't Let Go of the Apocalypse—Now Says One Billion Will Die

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The man who prophesied that doomsday would take place on September 23, then rescheduled it for October, is now predicting that 1 billion people will be wiped off the planet when the rapture hits.

David Meade, a Catholic and self-proclaimed "researcher," predicted that a celestial event, which supposedly took place Saturday, would be a harbinger of the end of the world. The actual apocalypse begins October 15, he wrote on his website earlier this week, marking a seven-year period of tribulation followed by a millennium of peace.

Now, speaking to Britain's Sun newspaper, Meade says the catastrophic seven years will include nuclear warfare, a mystery planet—Planet X or Nibiru—crossing or colliding with Earth and 1 billion people being "removed from the Earth."

There will be "nuclear exchanges between the U.S., Britain and our enemies—Russia, China, Iran and North Korea," Meade told the publication.

An asteroid named Wormwood is also expected to hit Earth, causing worldwide electrical grid failures, Meade said, the result of which will be looting and violence.

And the mystery 10th planet, Nibiru, will be visible in the first year of the tribulation. "Planet X appears during the first year of the tribulation, to my best knowledge," he said.

The harbinger of doom that Meade says appeared in the sky on September 23 was the moon appearing under the constellation of Virgo. Meade believes it is a direct reference to a passage in the Book of Revelation, the biblical text prophesying the apocalypse.

NASA has repeatedly denied the existence of a 10th planet, including as recently as September 20.

"Various people are 'predicting' that world will end Sept. 23 when another planet collides with Earth. The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision," the official NASA website stated.