Conspiracy theorist claims the world will end in 2017
Well, we made it through 2016.
But if you thought 2017 was off to a good start then think again, because according to one book, things are going to take an apocalyptic turn.
David Meade, author of the book "Planet X – The 2017 Arrival", claims that "a dark star, smaller than our sun, which hosts seven orbiting bodies, some smaller than our moon and a couple of them larger than our Earth" is currently racing towards our own solar system.
Meade says that one of the seven bodies currently orbiting the dark star "Nemesis" is the infamous "Nibiru," which is sometimes referred to as "Planet X."
If you're all brushed up on your space conspiracy theories, you're probably, at the very least, heard about Nibiru before.
Rumors of the mysterious body, whizzing through our solar system with an oblong orbit that coincidentally keeps it hidden from our view, have been floating around the internet for years.
Well, whether you're familiar with Planet X or not, brace yourselves, because according to Meade, it will collide with Earth in October 2017, bringing with it the mother of all apocalyptic cataclysms.
Check out some artists' renderings of Nibiru:
So why isn't NASA all over this supposed death star and it's seven killer planets?
Well, Meade says Nemesis and Nibiru are difficult to spot because of the angle at which their system is approaching Earth.
"This system is, of course, not aligned with our solar system's ecliptic, but is coming to us from an oblique angle and toward our South Pole," Meade wrote in a piece for Planet X News. "This makes observations difficult, unless you're flying at a high altitude over South America with an excellent camera."
Huh -- we thought that's what telescopes were for.
And yet, here we are.
(h/t Daily Mail)