A mysterious metallic object is supposed to arrive on Friday, November 13, the third Friday that falls on the 13th day of the month in 2015. Some religious conspiracy theorists make a big deal of the high number of Friday 13s this year. Only one Friday 13 in 2014 and only one in 2016.
They claim the expected impact, which may not lead to the end of the world, can be a sign of the “Second Coming Of Jesus and Judgement Day.”
While astronomers have yet to identify the origin of the space debris, it is thought to have been part of something that scientists once sent into space.
Scientists named the space object as WT1190F while amateurs called it WTF for the reason that no one knows what exactly it is.
It could be part of the remains of a US craft sent for a lunar space program. But the uncertainty has made some UFO enthusiasts to think that it could be part of a real alien ship.
The object only measures up to two metres across and may burn up almost entirely in Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean at 06:19 GMT.
According to the scientists’ estimate, everything left after the burning in the atmosphere will plunge into the Indian Ocean, 40 miles south of Sri Lanka.
Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts believes more junk will follow the object, and they need to monitor more man-made objects coming back to Earth from deep space.
McDowell said there was no funded and real effort to perform tracking of deep-Earth orbits like tracking low-Earth orbit. He believes that it has to change.
Conspiracists are dwelling a lot more into the date of landing. Youtube user TheGroxt1 posted a video to the video sharing site and said that he didn’t believe the impact would destroy the Earth. He added, however, that it could be a sign from God that we are almost at the time when the Revelation 18 millstone comes. He explained that the space junk could be a sign because the millstone in the Bible was cast into the sea.