Bizarre Prophecy Claims Apocalypse Is Coming In December 2019
It's the first few days of a new year, which means people are going through the annual rigmarole of starting diets, cutting down on their drinking and just trying to be slightly better people.
But if one guy's prediction for how 2019 is going to go are correct, we won't have long left. While most of us attempt the New Year with a 'new me', one man has decided to forgo the traditional bout of positivity and is instead counting down the days until Armageddon. What a cheery chap.
And if his predictions are correct, the Apocalypse is coming much quicker than you would expect - 28 December to be precise. Well, at least we've got the best part of 12 months to go.
Historian and prophecy scholar David Montaigne has made a bit of a name for himself as something of a controversial figure, and in the past has made a string of bizarre predictions about the fate of the world.
He once claimed the anti-Christ would return to Earth in June 2016, via former US President Barack Obama.
Spoiler: he didn't.
But in his 2013 book End Times and 2019: The End of the Mayan Calendar and the Countdown to Judgement Day, the outspoken prophet analysed the alignment of the stars and biblical texts, which he claims to hold the secret to the end of days.
According to the strange prediction, the astronomical alignment in December will trigger a series of devastating events, including tidal waves, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
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On his website he claims: "On December 21, 2019, survivors will experience the first day of a pole shift - when the entire surface of the planet will shift out of position and move over the more fluid layers beneath the crust.
"Over the next few days this will cause earthquakes and tidal waves and volcanic activity which will almost completely destroy what is left of our civilisation.
"There is a mountain of evidence in historical, geological, and biological records showing such pole shifts have happened before. Even the Bible describes them repeatedly.
"I think that we will experience another pole shift for the week following December 21, 2019, getting worse each day until the natural disasters culminate on December 28 - Judgment Day."
Montaigne isn't the first person whose come out with some 'interesting' ideas for 2019.
Going by the name Noah, one 'time traveler' claims that he's been along to the year 2030 and has come back with some big news for the coming years.
His predictions include an increase in sightings of UFOs and a cataclysmic snowstorm that will destroy large swathes of the United States of America.
He said: "Starting from 2019 to 2020, January 2019 will see a huge and massive spike of UFO sightings. People see them everywhere.
"In February 2019, massive snowstorm hits the Midwest, multiple cities are wiped out by snow storms. It is the biggest snowstorm in history."
If these lads are right, it promises to be a busy year.
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