The World Will End — Fake News

After looking into many topics, one stood out and it is about the world ending on March 10, 2016. Due to the possibility of “Planet X” crashing into our world of Earth while passing by us in rotation and a Christian prophecy embellishing information. This story first appeared on News4KTLA on March 10th, 2016. At this point, it was thought that “Planet X” would be crashing into Earth and destroying it completely. (LaCapria et. al.) Although it was only set to pass by Earth in its rotation. This although completely ridiculous, scared many people, and blew up across the internet. Another article is brought to life by a Christian numerologist, that the Planet will collide with Earth on September 23, 2017.

Nasa seemingly started the fake news, or so we are told. By stating that another planet, “Planet X” would be orbiting close to our planet and may collide with us. Coming straight from an article written by Kim LaCapria and David Mikkelson, this is quoted by NASA, “Although our scientists at NASA have emphasized for years that Nibiru doesn’t exist, we are ready to reveal the fact that it does exist,” said NASA spokesperson Heather Cartwright. “The truth is we have been tracking the object for at least a decade and it is definitely headed towards planet Earth. However, we are expecting a close flyby — not the doomsday collision that Caltech researchers are predicting. There is no need to cause mass panic.”(NASA Warns…) Although it is seemingly scary there is a logical explanation, and no real reason to freak out. But then of course another article similar to this came out the next year written by a Christain numerologist David Madea. In tail furthering the spread of fake news.

According to the Christain numerologist David Madea states, “25: There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

“’26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’

Sept. 23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a “date marker” in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

Meade has built his theory, which is viewed with a widely skeptical lens, on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on Sept. 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and earthquakes.” (FoxNews.com). From this, he is explaining that because of the verses of the bible, the prophecy is for this Planet to crash into our and destroy our home Earth. This headliner is a little different than the first one presented about Nasa. Although just ridiculous and unnecessarily scary to the ones in which believed him. All fake news is creat an uproar of untrue facts.

Inconclusion after doing all of this research it is clear that not all stories circling the news are true no matter how popular the article is. It is always important to fact check and look further into situations, otherwise, it may seem as if the world is ending when in fact the situation is blown out of proportion. Both of these photos are cited from the sources used, these are the headline photos that all readers see first. They are meant to catch attention and scare viewers.

(DonkeyHotey/Flickr)

(R. Gordon, Michael, and Dustin Volz)

Work Cited

FoxNews.com. “Biblical Prophecy Claims the World Will End on Sept. 23, Christian Numerologists Claim.”
16 September 2017. Accessed 14 Mar. 2021

R. Gordon, Michael, and Dustin Volz. “The Wall Street Journal — Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News, and Video.” WSJ, 7 Mar. 2021, www.wsj.com.