8 Doomsday Theories About The August 2017 Solar Eclipse Based On A VERRRRRY Eerie Nostradamus Prediction

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There's nothing quite like the potential end of the world to add a little excitement to your solar eclipse watch party. But of course, like most cool natural phenomenon we've been experiencing on earth for billions of years, people always like to put the notion in our head that this could very well be the end. 

On Aug. 21, people from Oregon to South Carolina will be able to witness the 2017 total solar eclipse — and maybe even their deaths. 

Conspiracy theorists are referencing Michel de Nostredame (more commonly known as Nostradamus), a 15th-century French physician and "seer" who's known best for his book of predictions called "Les Propheties." Many of these people credit him with predicting major world events such as Adolf Hitler, the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Challenger Explosion. 

Now, he's apparently predicting the end of the world. Again. 

Since these predictions were made a couple of centuries ago, their translations can't be counted on 100%. Everything is up to interpretation and some people are really, really taking that to heart. 

People believe that Nostradamus foretold Donald Trump's presidential election and for 2017, theorists have referenced mentions of a flood, conflict and a bunch of crazy BS that could happen during the upcoming solar eclipse. 

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Here's the prediction that has people convinced Nostradamus heard it first; titled "Century 3, Number 34."

"When the eclipse of the Sun will then be, The monster will be seen in full day: Quite otherwise will one interpret it, High price unguarded: none will have foreseen it."

Obviously, the whole monster thing is what has theorists flipping out about the solar eclipse being the end of the world.

While there's no scientific evidence to prove it (thank god), this is what Nostradamus believers are saying could happen during the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse: 

1. Vladimir Putin could reveal himself to be the Antichrist.

This theory references another solar eclipse that they said happened in August of 1999 over Europe; the same time Putin became Russia's prime minister. The whole "it will be interpreted quite differently bit" means he's the monster, but people didn't know it then. 

So, during this eclipse, Putin might just reveal his true colors as the Antichrist, which just isn't good for anybody. 

2. And he could start World War Three. 

The theory above also connects to another theory that when Putin, a.k.a. the monster, a.k.a. the Antichrist is "seen in the daytime," he'll launch a missile attack at the United States. 

This would ultimately be the start of World War Three. 

3. Genghis Khan's tomb will be found and he will be "reborn."


If Putin being the Antichrist wasn't scary enough for you, how about the genocidal Mongolian emperor Genghis Khan coming back to life? 

Another theory ties into another passage believed to have something to do with the solar eclipse: 

"In the year 1999, in the seventh month, from the sky there comes a great king of terror, to bring back the great king of the Mongols, Mars rules triumphantly, before and after."

Theorists believe the "great kind of the Mongols" refers to Khan, who was buried in an unmarked grave when he died in 1227. They think his grave will be found and opened, and out of his tomb will rise a "future terror to mankind," a.k.a. Khan reborn. 

4. An asteroid could collide with earth, causing a tidal wave. 

People who like to connect the dots between Nostradamus predictions and hidden prophecies in the Bible believe that a passage in the Book of Revelations could mean an asteroid is headed directly towards Earth. 

The reference a line that mentions "seven lamps of fire burning" and they believe it means that the asteroid will break into seven pieces and cause a massive tidal wave. 

5. Aliens could invade earth. 

Of course, some people believe the "monster" described in the first solar eclipse prediction is actually a group of monsters or aliens. 

They think that during the eclipse, people will see an "alien invasion fleet," possibly even with Jesus Christ on board. 

Sounds like some solid star-gazing to me! 

6. A mysterious planet could hit earth and wipe out all of humanity. 

People who look into "Bible Code" also believe that Planet X — a giant, mysterious planet named "Nibiru" — will collide with Earth during the eclipse. 

While NASA has stated that the planet is an internet hoax, it's often used to predict the end of the world; which is now believed to be Aug. 21. It references a passage in the Bible that states "The Stars of Heaven and their constellations will not show their light." 

7. It will be the beginning of one of the 13 plagues in the bible. 

Some Christian fanatics claim that the eclipse will not only bring the end of the world but might also be one of the prophesied 10 plagues in the Bible. 

The "Nibiru Cataclysm" movement involves some doomsayers who believe the 10 plagues have already started, with unusual swarms of insects being reported. 

8. Destruction will continue until 2024 - or the second solar eclipse. 

Conspiracy theorists also believe that the

Which, unfortunately for us humans, doesn't happen until April 8, 2024. 

While you might be tempted to do some more digging about the effects of the 2017 solar eclipse and feed your fears about the end of the world, it might be good to remember that literally anyone can make a prediction. 

Emily Blackwood is an Editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, dating, relationships and everything in between. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz)