Last week, the world was taken by surprise after reports claim that Sept. 28 will be the end of the world. According to conspiracy theorists, the world would end because of a catastrophic meteor impact. However, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) slammed the apocalypse threats, saying there's no scientific basis.
The Sept. 28 prediction was not the first date that was allegedly prophesized as the end of the world. In fact, ancient Mayan prophecy claimed that the world will end on Dec. 12, 2012 when a mysterious planet collided with Earth. Yet, we are still here. However, all good things must come to an end, sooner or later, so as humanity's stint on Earth.
There are actually so many ways that could bring the end of the world. Aside from asteroid impact, human race could be wiped out any time by global warming, gamma ray burst, pandemic, robot ascension and black holes. Daily Mirror also added that global war, magnetic reversal, supervolcano and alien invasion could also be a reason for mass destruction.
As for the date and year, The Guardian revealed some predicted dates that will be the end of the world in the relatively near future. First up is on Oct. 7, 2015, the date predicted by eBible Fellowship leader and founder Chris McCann.
The end of the world could also be around 2020 and 2037, as per noted astrologer Jeane Dixon. While Mariners Church pastor Kenton Beshore prophesized that Jesus Christ would return around 2021 to 2028, where there will be 7 years of tribulation. Messiah Foundation International founder Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi claimed that an asteroid will collide with the Earth on 2026, destroying all mankind.
The last but not the least was Sir Isaac Newton's prediction that the world will end for the fifth time in 2060. The English physicist and mathematician used the "Book of Daniel" to predict the date.
Meanwhile, the conspiracy theorists claimed that Sept 28, which was the date of the final blood moon of the ongoing tetrad, was the end of the world. According to the apocalypse prophecy, the moon will appear reddish and disaster will hit humanity before the second coming of Jesus Christ.
It also claimed that the current tetrad was unique and in sync with the apocalypse prophecy since they hinted the blood moons coinciding with Jewish festivals with the first one clashing with Jewish holy day Passover, the second fell on the Feast of the Tabernacle, third fell on the Passover again, and the final blood moon on Sept. 28, which happened to be the Feast of the Tabernacle, International Business Times noted.
NASA, however, ditched the "end of the world" claims.
"There is no scientific basis — not one shred of evidence — that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates," NASA's Near-Earth Object office manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Paul Chodas said, as per CBS News. "If there were any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something of it by now. In fact, not a single one of the known objects has any credible chance of hitting our planet over the next century."
Despite all the end of the world claims, we are still here. And the best thing to do is to enjoy what we have now and live life to the fullest. Who knows, doomsday might come tomorrow.