A gargantuan asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, with enough power to wipe out life as we know it.
That’s the belief of an online community of biblical theorists who predict our collective demise will occur between 22 – 28 September 2015.
Though sources are dubious, chatter about the impending end of life as we know it has prompted Nasa to speak up.
In comments reported by Yahoo News, a spokesman said: "Nasa knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.
"In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years."
These rumours have been swirling for years, however.
Rev Rodriguez says he learned of the impending disaster via a message from God, stating the asteroid would hit the ocean near Puerto Rico and cause a massive earthquake and tsunami which will devastate the east coast of the US, Mexico, central and southern America.
Rev Rodriguez also claims Nasa had confirmed the trajectory of the asteroid and that President Barack Obama had been briefed – though the only preparations have been made to enable the “rich and powerful” to protect themselves.
Other similarly questionable sources cite a meeting between French foreign minister Laurent Fabius and US Secretary of State John Kerry in May 2014 as being further evidence the Rapture is approaching.
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Referring to climate change and climate “chaos”, Fabius was quoted as stating: “As I said, we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos. And I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself are committed on this subject and I’m sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall we able to reach success on this very important matter.”
A blog entitled Coercian Code –Dark Times Upon Us seized upon this to warn: “This was the public announcement to the world of what is coming on September 24 2015, the end of the 500 day count, when the Abyss will open and the days of darkness will begin.”
At odds with talk of the Rapture, however, is the theory that the asteroid isn’t going to get us – but the CERN Large Hadron Collider will.
One blogger points out: “The CERN logo is 666, the sign of the beast in a circle.”
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