Conspiracy theorists say Biblical prophecy of 'Rapture' predicts apocalypse will occur on day sun passes through Virgo.
According to conspiracy theorists, September 23 is the beginning of the apocalypse.
Conspiracy theorists, according to a story published in The Daily Mail, are claiming that the ‘Rapture’ set out in the Book of Revelation, will see 'worthy' Christians lifted into heaven by Jesus, while those remaining will be left to face the end of the world.
An apocalyptic theory has now surfaced known as Revelation 12 Sign, predicts the Rapture will soon be fulfilled with the appearance of a “woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.”
They say that an astronomical alignment involving constellations Leo and Virgo, along with several other planets will fulfill the prophecy in its entirety.
The Rapture is the second coming of Jesus Christ as prophesied in John 14:1-3 where those who have lived 'sin free' lives meet the Lord.
People who believe and promote the theory say that the women mentioned in the prophecy represent the constellation Virgo, while the crown of stars represent Leo.
According to them, the moon is the ‘feet’ of Virgo and on September 23 the sun will be passing through the constellation - fulfilling the 'clothed with the sun' strand.
According to websites promoting the dooms day theory, it will take place in two parts, with a seven-year-long period of tribulation in between, during which the Antichrist will bring destruction upon Mankind.
However, the theory is only loosely based on actual Bible scripture and largely dismissed by the wider Christian community.
The theory was originally purported by William Tapley, an American YouTube Channel owner who published the first video about the alignment entitled 'Stellarium' in 2011.