The group End Times Prophecies has declared the world will end July 29 in a chain of events prompted because of an ongoing phenomenon known as a polar flip.
The good news: We can stop worrying about who will be the next president.
A 17-minute Armageddon News video, posted July 9 on YouTube and viewed more than 800,000 times, explains the end-of-the world theory as a modulated female voice reads through a variety of biblical quotes, illustrated with cheap special effects that couldn’t buy Michael Bay a cup of coffee.
“The polar flip will make the stars race across the sky, and the vacuum from the reeling of the Earth will pull the atmosphere along the ground, trying to catch up, creating what is known as a roll cloud,” the Armageddon News report said.
Well, at least the polar flip is real.
The polar reversal is a routine global phenomenon that happens gradually as a result of shifting liquid iron in the Earth’s core, according to NASA. It’s a slow process, though NASA does indicate some of the most intense drifting will be June 14 to Aug. 19 this year.
End Times Prophecies uses that scientific truth as the catalyst for the apocalyptic chain of events.
Meanwhile, it should be noted that the group also had predicted a giant collision between Earth and an asteroid in May and that Barack Obama would reveal himself to be the Antichrist in June. So it’s not surprising that the latest “news” is being met with skepticism.
As YouTube user Typical White Teenager says in a comment under the video, “I just caught a Dragonite and if I’m going my Dragonite is coming with me.”
Pokemon Go followers aren’t the only ones who would suffer from a July 29 apocalypse. Football season is about to kick into gear, the leaves will be changing soon, and the holidays will be right behind.
Plus July 29 is a Friday. Seriously, a Friday.
SOURCE: Chuck Campbell
Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel