|Dude, do you even science?|
For example, the above screenshot is taken from about the 11 minute mark of a video that assures us that a Confirmed-2.5 Mile Wide Comet (is) Headed Toward Earth, (complete) With Chilling Hellish Mystery Sounds. And Hellish Mystery Sounds are not to be despised.
But this is a magical comet in that
1) we only know within a 2-week period when it will hit us, but
2) we know exactly where it will hit: 200 mi. off of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean
1) are seeing Earth changes because of its gravitational pull**
2) even though it's only 2.5 miles wide and is still squillions of miles away from us.
In other words, it's bullshit.
But that's really not what's of interest to me. I never bothered following the apocalyptic ravings of Y2K. Since I was a Y2K project manager, I understood the risks and urged people to make reasonable preparations in case we didn't finish our work in time.*** And I never bothered with 2012 prophecies, mostly because I don't give a flying freak about the Mayans****.
But I'm gonna watch September 2015. Not because I think anything will happen therein, but because I'm really interested in what people will do when nothing happens. With the Pope coming and a blood moon and a meteor and Climate Chaos and everything ill prophesied, there's not going to be any doubt as to whether they were right or wrong, and if they are wrong, I wonder what they'll do.
That said, America's got a shitstorm a-brewin', and September is as good a month as any for it to arrive.
* A conspiracy theorist is a person who accuses the government of malfeasance before events occur. An historian is a person who does so afterwards.
** While we all know that gravitation is inversely proportional to distance, I'm gonna let Huck run the actual numbers, because he's qualified and I've been drinking.
*** FWIW, my prepping fanaticism does not arise from hypotheticals or even Y2K but from a freak KC snowstorm in late 1998 that caught me unawares and emasculated me for a week until the electricity came back on. Never again.
**** I haven't even watched that movie where global warming causes global cooling and Lane Meyers flies a plane, I guess. Mostly because I don't watch movies.