Writer Who Made ‘Doomsday’ Prediction for Sept. 23: ‘The World’s Not Ending’

NASA responds to the Sept. 23 date
September 22, 2017 Updated: September 24, 2017

David Meade, the writer who claimed that the world will end on Sept. 23 attempted to clarify his statement.

“The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”

Meade made the doomsday prediction in his book “Planet X — The 2017 Arrival.” Earlier, he claimed “Planet Nibiru,” or “Planet X,” will hit the Earth. In the book, he said that Saturday would mark the start of a series of catastrophic events. Namely, the prophecies in the Book of Revelation will begin on that day.

Meade said that he made the prediction based on verses and numerical codes in the book while claiming that recent disasters like Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey are bad omens.

NASA on Friday issued a statement about the Sept. 23 prediction.

“Various people are ‘predicting’ that world will end on September 23 when another planet collides with Earth,” the U.S. space agency said in a statement. “The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn’t exist, so there will be no collision. The story of Nibiru has been around for years (as has the ‘days of darkness’ tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables.”

Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas, U.S. from aboard the International Space Station in this August 25, 2017 NASA handout photo. NASA/Handout via REUTERS
Hurricane Harvey off the coast of Texas, from aboard the International Space Station in this Aug. 25, 2017. (NASA handout photo. NASA/Handout via Reuters)

NASA added: “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth … astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist.”

“Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.”

NASA, over the years, has said that Planet X doesn’t exist.

“It would be bright. It would be easily visible to the naked eye. If it were up there, you could see it. All of us could see it. … If Nibiru were real and it were a planet with a substantial mass, then it would already be perturbing the orbits of Mars and Earth. We would see changes in those orbits due to this rogue object coming in to the inner solar system,” NASA senior space scientist David Morrison said in a video about the alleged planet, according to the Post.

Some people claim that Nibiru is a brown dwarf star.

“Everything I’ve said would be worse with a massive object like a brown dwarf,” Morrison told the Post. “That would’ve been tracked by astronomers for a decade or more, and it would already have really affected planetary objects.”