Doomsday Conspiracy Theorist Is Still Trying to Convince People It's the End of the World

Doomsday is still coming, apparently
This image of the crescents of volcanic Io and more sedate Europa was snapped by New Horizons' color Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera. Universal History Archive/UIG

The end of the world is upon is in just four days, according to doomsday conspiracy theorist David Meade.

The self-proclaimed "researcher" who predicted the rapture—as foretold by the biblical Book of Revelation—will begin October 15, is doubling down on his claims that the end is nigh.

From mid-October, Meade said previously, there will be seven years of tribulation connected to an asteroid named Wormwood hitting Earth and the presence of a mystery planet, Nibiru, also known as Planet X, crossing or colliding with Earth. One billion people will perish, he claimed.

Now, the conspiracy is deepening. Meade believes that a series of natural disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the recent earthquake in Mexico, are signs of the impending apocalypse.

"It is the beginning. Ever since the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21 we have been hit by a continued series of judgements," he said, according to LadBible.

Meade, the author of conspiracy book Planet X—The 2017 Arrival, believes that the existence of Nibiru is being concealed by conspiratorial forces and that people who discovered the truth about Planet X have died under mysterious circumstances.

He points to the deaths of astrophysicists Robert Harrington in 1993 and Rodney Marks in 2000 as purported evidence.

"Dr. Harrington was mysteriously done away with in the 1990s before he could say anything and he was head of the naval observatory," he is quoted by the U.K.'s Metro as saying. "Then you have the mysterious death in 2000 of an individual at the South Pole telescope, who supposedly died of alcohol poisoning."

Harrington, an astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory, died of esophageal cancer.

NASA has denied the existence of the mystery Planet X repeatedly. The last denial came on September 20, following Meade's proclamation that the rapture would commence on September 23. He later changed the date to October 15, instead citing September 23 as the date of a great celestial event that would precede the apocalypse.

A statement on the NASA website September 20 said: "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."