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Conspiracy Theorists Think This Guy May Have Spotted 'Planet X'

Conspiracy Theorists Think This Guy May Have Spotted 'Planet X'

Another day, another doomsday prediction.

Michael Minay

Michael Minay

The tin foil hat brigade - say what you want about them but you've got to admire their persistence.

After all of those failed doomsday predictions over the years, you'd expect the message to be hitting home by now that maybe, maybe the world isn't going to come to an end anytime soon. Not due to anything other than perhaps Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's ever escalating dick measuring competition, that is.

But no, conspiracy theorists are a thick-skinned bunch and far from losing spirit or backing down, they've suggested that the apocalypse is nigh once again. What's more, this time they reckon they've got proof.

That's right, if you've got plans for tomorrow cancel them, because according to doomsayers we're all going to get blown to oblivion when Nibiru, or Planet X, smashes into Earth.

Sceptical? Can't say I blame you, but one lad called Adam may have captured some photographic evidence.

Adam, who is not actually a believer of the impending doom pushed out by conspiracy theorists, told LADbible: "I took the photo on Monday, when I noticed the sky was very bright for the time.

"I then noticed the rumours swirling around about planet X, so I posted it on twitter out of curiosity."

Credit: Supplied

Credit: Supplied

NASA has continually denied the existence of Nibiru, but to the conspiracy theorists that's all just part of the cover-up.

After catching wind of the rumours, it even issued an official statement, reassuring concerned citizens that the world was, in all likelihood, not going to end imminently.

A NASA spokesperson said: "Various people are 'predicting' that world will end on September 23 when another planet collides with Earth.

"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."

It 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."

Despite having taken the photo, Adam is now pretty sure it doesn't actually prove our impending annihilation.

"I was told it was a planet conjunction of Venus, which I believe to be true, but with all the natural events taking place around in the world, who knows.

"If there was a planet about to collide into earth though I do believe it would now be visible to the naked eye"

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Nasa, Earth