Has the End of the World Come Upon Us?

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If you can stay up late enough or drag yourself out of bed on the night of September 27 and early morning of September 28, you will be able to witness a rare 'Blood Moon' which will be completely eclipsed for over an hour. That is, unless the world ends before then.

Self proclaimed prophet Efrain Rodriguez has said to have received a divine vision from God which consisted of an asteroid hitting Puerto Rico and causing a magnitude 12 earthquake as well as tsunamis. Unfortunately the vision did not tell him what date this would occur on. It is prophesied to happen between September 22-28 with a good chance of it being on the 23rd or 24th, but possibly the 28th as it coincides with the last four ‘blood moons’ over the past 18 months.

Rodriguez was so concerned, he contacted NASA to warn them that they should alert people to relocate if they are in the area of imminent danger. This has been a surprisingly very popular prediction, so much so that NASA found it necessary to send out a message dismissing this theory.

Paul Chodas from NASA’s Near-Earth-Object office said that there is no need to panic. “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small. In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.” Leading astronomer Philip Barnard also agrees with NASA.

There are many other self-proclaiming prophets, conspiracy theorists, Jewish mystics and Christian fundamentalists that have made numerous apocalyptic prophecies in the past. Thankfully none of them have come into fruition. So don't worry too much about the world ending this month, but do try and catch this amazing 'Blood Moon sight.

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