NIBIRU DOOM? After Planet X predictions for 2017 proved fruitless, the goalpost has been moved.
End of world prophets, who believe in the growing Nibiru/Planet X theory, are convinced it is a mini solar system consisting of a sun, planets and moons, which is lurking on the edge of our solar system.
They claim it has a huge orbit of the sun.
Nibiru believers are convinced the “rogue system” is making its way from the outer solar system inwards, where it will wreak havoc on Earth as it passes at about four million miles away.
They say the planet will cause the poles to switch, sparking great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, which threaten billions of lives.
Nibiru believer David Meade claims humanity could witness naked-eye sightings of Planet X “early this year”.
So much so, the Christian fundamentalist and conspiracy theorist is now preparing for the so-called apocalypse, by going into hiding.
He said: “The events of the next several months are so major that as they say in the Intel community, I’m going ‘in the dark’.
“The events are so huge and are both supernatural and major natural cataclysms that I wish to leave it at that.
“It’s a surprise ending. It has nothing to do with politics, nor with man, actually.
“It’s predetermined and about to transpire. It’s straight out of the Book of Revelation.”
NASA scientist Dr David Morrison said: “There is no credible evidence whatever for the existence of Nibiru.
“There are no pictures, no tracking, no astronomical observations.
“I can quite specifically say how we know Planet X or Nibiru does not exist and does not threaten Earth.
“Firstly, if there was a planet headed into the inner solar system that was going to come close to the Earth, it would already be inside the orbit of Mars, it would be bright, it would be easily visible to the naked eye – if it was up there it would be easy to see it, all of us could see it.”
Space boffin Dr Brian Cox has also insisted Planet X does not exist.
And associate Professor Jonti Horner, an astronomer at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, said: “I’ve never heard of anybody who’s an actual astronomer talk about Nibiru before.
“It’s basically an urban myth — it’s like having a biologist coming out and talking about werewolves and the Sasquatch being real. You just wouldn’t hear it.”
Express.co.uk asked Mr Meade if it was time to accept Nibiru does not exist, and his book was wrong, but he has yet to respond.