Right guys, I’m sorry to have to break the news to you so early on in the year when expectations are high and we’re still sticking to our resolutions, but 2019 will be our last year on Earth.
Well, that’s according to some man who’s already predicted the end of the world four times before – and clearly got them wrong each time. So maybe take what he’s saying with a pinch of salt.
David Montaigne, an author and controversial prophecy scholar, has predicted December 2019 will finally mark the end of the world as we know it.
In fact, he’s so convinced by this, he’s actually written a book, End Times and 2019: The End of the Mayan Calendar and the Countdown to Judgment Day, in which he presents the ‘facts’ which he says suggest we’re in our final year.
The author claims a particular alignment of the stars described by biblical writers and the Mayan calendar marks Judgement Day, which will all come to a head on December 28 this year.
In other words, we’ve got less than 12 months to get our things in order so we’d better get moving.
The author claims on his website:
On December 21, 2019, survivors will experience the first day of a pole shift – when the entire surface of the planet will shift out of position and move over the more fluid layers beneath the crust.
Over the next few days this will cause earthquakes and tidal waves and volcanic activity which will almost completely destroy what is left of our civilization. There is a mountain of evidence in historical, geological, and biological records showing such pole shifts have happened before.
Even the Bible describes them repeatedly. I think that we will experience another pole shift for the week following December 21, 2019, getting worse each day until the natural disasters culminate on December 28 — Judgment Day.
Well, if we were to believe anything he’s saying then I’d be telling you to go home, make a bucket list, and tick everything off within the next 12 months.
Always wanted to do a skydive? Go on then, might as well. What about learning to speak a foreign language? The world’s ending soon so what’s stopping you? Always fancied becoming a millionaire? I mean, that one might be slightly trickier to achieve in such a short time-frame, but you might as well try.
The good news is though, Montaigne has been catastrophically wrong about these things in the past so we probably don’t have to take what he’s saying as gospel.
In particular, the author predicted – in his book Antichrist 2016-2019: Mystery Babylon, Barack Obama & the Islamic Caliphate – the anti-Christ would come to Earth on June 6, 2016.
Not only that, but the biblical figure would apparently arise in the United States, possibly through the body of then-US President, Barack Obama.
Obviously, that didn’t happen either and Obama is still standing, so I’m not going to take his latest claims too seriously. #SorryNotSorry
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).