Some Christians believe the major solar eclipse on August 21 is a sign that our days on Earth are numbered.
August’s solar eclipse will be the first in over a century to travel all the way from the east coast to the west coast of America, and believers claim it represents a chilling warning.
Popular YouTube conspiracy theorist, Pastor Paul Begley, who hosts the radio show ‘Coming Apocalypse’, said: “I believe it is a prophetic sign.”
Mr Begley references the Book of Joel, which says “the sun shall be turned to darkness” on the day before Christ’s return.
The pastor added “somebody sound the trumpet” as the eclipse means “we are living in the last days.”
Mr Begley is not the only one to believe that the solar eclipse on August 21 will mean the end of the world.
Mark Biltz, author of the 2016 book God’s Day Timer, said: “From a biblical point of view, a solar eclipse is meant as a sign from God.
“When there is a total solar eclipse, it is a warning to a specific nation or nations depending on its path.
“Could God be giving us a warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming to the United States? The timing couldn’t be clearer!”
However, scientists have dismissed the claims as nonsense, saying many have been linking eclipses to apocalypses since the dawn of civilisation just because of the astounding nature of the phenomenon.
Dan McGlaun, who runs the website Eclipse2017.org, wrote: “Total eclipses are so phenomenal and so overpowering and so amazing that some people have ascribed a ‘super spirituality’ to them.
“That’s why so many cultures have created stories and myths about eclipses throughout history.”