Is this goodbye? The Orionids meteor shower will appear in the sky during the early hours of Oct. 21, and while it’s expected to be a beautiful show, Doomsday preppers fear the comet’s debris could destroy Earth! Watch a LIVE stream of the space event, here.
Well this is depressing. Doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists alike predict the world will end tomorrow, as the Orionid meteor shower scatters across our sky. Every 75 years, Halley’s Comet circles our planet (even though it’s usually naked to the eye), leaving behind a trail of debris, known as the Orionid meteor shower. What we can expect to see is a string of what looks like shooting stars running across the sky, which sounds breathtakingly beautiful, except for one minor detail…it’s predicted to destroy Earth. WATCH A LIVE STREAM OF THE METEOR SHOWER HERE.
— Christopher Stull (@Soldierstull) October 1, 2016
This Doomsday theory stems from the 1555 writings of Nostradamus, a French apothecary whose prophecies were highly respected at the time. “A fire will fall from the sky which will appear in several countries and will burn some palace: the fire will be great,” he wrote. “At the end of this Moon and one part of another, one will doubt in several countries the conflagration of Vesuvius of Phaethon to come again one other time.” Yeah, that sounds like gibberish to us, too, but he basically said the world will end during the Orionid shower.
Before you freak out, Nostradamus has been wrong many, many times. The last time we saw Halley’s Comet was in 1986, and nothing terrible happened. Nostradamus’ prophecies are similar to the Mayan prophecy, which predicted the world would end in 2012 as a result of armageddon. Also incorrect. It is said that the event will wipe out the Earth with its earthquakes and tsunamis, which is kind of freaky considering Hurricane Matthew caused such a ruckus. Seriously, though, don’t worry about dying in a flash of light, just enjoy the show!
HollywoodLifers, do you really think the world win end on Oct. 21?