David Meade, a self-described “specialist in investigate and investigations,” has warranted a satisfactory volume of broadside online for presaging that inauspicious events would shortly succeed Earth.
Among his claims: On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, a constellation — a sign prophesied in a Book of Revelation — would exhibit itself in a skies over Jerusalem, signaling a commencement of a finish of a universe as we know it. Meade believes that by a finish of October, a universe might enter what’s called a seven-year explanation period, a sincerely widespread devout faith that for 7 years, inauspicious events would happen.
He also claims that a planet called Nibiru, that has been debunked by NASA as a hoax, is headed toward Earth. When it passes a universe after this year, Meade claims, disaster in a form of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves and others would ensue.
All of this is “the story of a century,” Meade said on his website, though he says it’s twisted and skewed by a mainstream media. He pronounced some publications have farfetched his difference and secretly reported that he believes a universe would end this weekend.
So who is David Meade?
He doesn’t contend many about himself, during slightest not any specific, verifiable information
When asked where he lives, he pronounced usually that he’s in “the heart of a vital disaster zone” after Hurricane Irma. When asked where he went to college, he pronounced usually that he complicated astronomy during a university in Kentucky and declined to contend that campus, citing reserve concerns.
His website says he worked in debate investigations and spent a past 10 years “writing special reports for management” for Fortune 1000 companies, though he abandoned questions about that companies those were and what he now does for a living.
A short biography on a website called Planet X News says he complicated “astronomy, among other subjects” during a University of Louisville. (The university pronounced it can't determine either a chairman was a tyro there.) The website also says Meade enjoys “relating scholarship and a Bible,” and he believes that Nibiru, that he also calls Planet X, is a “perfect matrimony of a two.”
“I was lifted Catholic and all Catholics trust a Bible,” Meade wrote on his website.
He’s also vicious of a immature generation, that he pronounced has been “dumbed down by TV, commercials, sports and so forth.”
“What amazes me is that this new era does not rivet in vicious meditative … They don’t read. They don’t know anything,” he wrote. “Very sad, really.”
He’s created some-more than a dozen books
Amazon.com lists 13 books underneath Meade’s name, all were self-published by EBookit.com and are any shorter than 200 pages.
(Amazon arch executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post.)
Meade also delved into domestic swindling theories.
In his book, “The Coup D’etat Against President Donald J. Trump,” Meade asserts that a shade supervision is perplexing to overpower Trump and purports to display “high-stakes partnership of fifth-columnists, orchestrated by a tranquil media and globalists such as billionaire George Soros.” He said a book explores “the growth credentials of a Deep State” and reveals who supports “clandestine operations” opposite Trump, whom Meade described as someone who “knows everything.”
In another book, “The Coming: Clinton Economic Collapse,” that was published before a presidential election, Meade warned of wars and mercantile fall underneath Hillary Clinton.
His YouTube channel has a handful of videos compelling his books.
Scientists and people of faith have debunked Meade’s claims
NASA comparison space scientist David Morrison has debunked a explain that a universe called Nibiru is on lane toward Earth.
In a neatly worded video in that he urged people to “get over it,” Morrison gave elementary explanations. For one, astronomers would have already seen Nibiru by now, he said, and if it does exist, we’d be looking during an wholly opposite solar complement since a sobriety alone would destabilize a orbits of planets such as Earth, Venus and Mars.
“Instead, in a middle solar system, we see planets with fast orbits,” Morrison said. “We see a moon going around a Earth.”
Meade has been referred to as a “Christian numerologist” by some media articles. Ed Stetzer, a highbrow and executive executive of Wheaton College’s Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, pronounced there’s no such thing.
“I have 4 connoisseur degrees in these areas,” Stetzer said. “Never have we listened of this expression.”
Meade pronounced he never called himself a “Christian numerologist.”
He also railed opposite critics, observant in an email to The Washington Post that a “mainstream church” is “so dumbed down that they mislaid their ability to rivet in vicious meditative decades ago.”
In another email, he urged a contributor to review his book, his articles and his website.
“That will give we all of a form information we need to investigate and news on this — substantially a biggest story of a century in my opinion,” he told a reporter.
Meade’s claims are not new, and he’s not a usually one creation them
That’s according to Robert Joustra, an general studies highbrow during Redeemer University College in Ontario, who had created a book about baleful narratives.
Meade, himself, pronounced so. He wrote on his website:
We were taught a Book of Revelation is true. The Popes trust it is true. Protestants know it is loyal — it is taught in Sunday school. This is not ‘new information.’ Actually it’s Bible 101. Even Hollywood knows what is to come. They have constructed a dozen finish of days movies, such as 2012. This is not ‘new news.’ To anyone who thinks it is, my doubt is: ‘How prolonged have we lived on this planet?’
Claims about Nibiru, for example, have been around for a while. The Post’s Joel Achenbach wrote:
A idealist who channels aliens popularized a Nibiru judgment behind in a 1990s, and a tangible name “Nibiru” was plucked from a papers of a late Zecharia Sitchin (he used to mail me letters occasionally), who discerned justification for such a universe in ancient Sumerian writings.
What this means is that those who rivet in baleful predictions don’t only make things adult out of nothing. They rest on mainstream information, like a Book of Revelation, Joustra said. But many, like ostensible numerologists, find problematic references in a Bible to make predictions about a future.
Joustra pronounced he privately does not place many value in baleful predictions, though he understands a incentive of many to excavate into them. Predictions of a canon aren’t only about a finish of a world. To many, they’re about creation clarity of a world.
“It’s ostensible to be about a pulling behind of a curtain, kind of explanation of a loyal thing,” Joustra said. “It’s a deeply eremite kind of thing, and it has a prolonged ancient pedigree. … It’s a hunt for a new meaning. … There’s a really prolonged story to this kind of thing.”
It’s also not novel to Christianity, or to a United States, Joustra said.