The World Is Going To End In September (Apparently)

Massive comet on a collision course with Earth, say conspiracy theorists

NASA says there is no such comet heading towards Earth (Rex Features)
NASA says there is no such comet heading towards Earth (Rex Features)

You might want to put those plans for a last-minute autumn holiday on hold as the world is apparently going to end in September.

Conspiracy theorists reckon that civilisation will cease to exist by the time September ends because a giant comet is about to smash straight onto Earth.

The exact date is not set in stone but impact is predicted any time between 22 September and 28 - giving you just three months to get through your bucket lists.

It may not be the best news to hear on a Monday but biblical theorists have been predicting the end of the world for some time on various websites, with many believing it will result in the Rapture.

They also claim that politicians already know of the existence of a world-ending comment - but are choosing not to tell the general public in case of a mass panic.

But if you’re getting ready to pack a suitcase for Mars, space agency NASA may be able to calm your fears.

A spokesperson 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."

Some theorists disagree with the method of extinction, however, believing that the whole thing will be kicked off by the CERN Large Hadon Collider.

One blogger predicted: "The CERN logo is 666, the sign of the beast in a circle.

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Rapture predictions have been known to fall short of the mark before, the most high profile gaffe coming from Christian broadcaster Harold Camping.

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Declaring that Judgement Day would take place on 21 May, 2011, Camping was left with egg on his face when the world carried on as normal on 22 May.

So don’t buy that nuclear bunker just yet.