First, the moon turned into the colour of blood. Next, a comet shaped like a skull came in close contact with the Earth. Now, a mysterious metallic object is crashing into our planet on a very ominous date.
Some religious conspiracy theorists are seeing the crash of the unidentified space object called "WT1190F," or simply "WTF," as a sign that the end of the world is near.
They are particularly fearful of the fact that the thing will plunge into the Indian Ocean on Friday the 13th this month—one of many similar dates this year.
A YouTube user who uses the name TheGroxt1, for instance, uploaded a video where he interpreted the falling object as related to the "beast" being referred to in the Book of Revelations in The Holy Bible.
This Bible verse states that: "The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name."
"I think that this could be a sign from God that we are nearing the time in the Bible when the revelation 18 millstone comes," the YouTube user said in his video, as quoted by The Daily Express.
"The Revelation 13 Beast rises out of the sea and this asteroid is supposed to land in the sea, or what's left of it, and it happens on Friday the 13th November, which is like the third one this year," he further explained.
Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, meanwhile said WT1190F will only be the first of man-made objects to come back to Earth from deep space.
He also encouraged greater vigilance against these kinds of space junk.
"There is no official, funded effort to do tracking of deep-Earth orbits the way we track low-Earth orbit. I think that has to change," McDowell said.
The approaching space object will crash on November 13 into the Indian Ocean, specifically around 40 miles (65 km) off the southern tip of Sri Lanka.