Doomsayers are warning that on April 23 a biblical prophecy signalling the second coming of Jesus will lead to the destruction of everyone on the planet.
A planetary alignment of the moon, sun and Jupiter in Virgo will apparently trigger the deadly prophecy.
What is the April 2018 Rapture prediction?
Conspiracy theorists say a passage in the bible from the book of Revelation 12:1-2 points to the end of the world.
It reads: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars.”
Believers say the woman in the passage is Virgo and Jupiter is Messiah, which matches the planetary alignment due to take place on April 23.
End-of-times theorist David Meade has been the main proponent of the idea, predicting that the death star Nibiru will also appear in the sky.
Nibiru, also known as Planet X, is supposedly a large object on a collision course with Earth.
The idea was first circulated by alien ‘expert’ Nancy Lieder in 1995 and has caused huge traction with believers on the web since.
Mr Meade has suggested that Nibiru’s appearance will spark seismic geological disasters and madness.
He said: This will be followed quickly by the rise of the Antichrist, the appearance of Planet X and World War III. ‘Seven years of Tribulation will ensure. This is beyond any shadow of doubt.’
Why will the end of the world happen on April 28, 2018?
Mr Meade says the forthcoming planetary alignment is a “unique once-in-a-century sign”.
He said: “During this time frame, on April 23, 2018 the moon appears under the feet of the Constellation Virgo.
“The Sun appears to precisely clothe Virgo… Jupiter is birthed on April 08, 2018.
“The 12 stars at that date include the nine stars of Leo, and the three planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus and Mars – which combine to make a count of 12 stars on the head of Virgo.
“Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker.”
But there is no proof of this happening and NASA experts has dismissed the theory calling it a hoax.
The space agency has also said repeatedly that Nibiru does not exist.