THERE are many bizarre September 24 conspiracy theories floating around the internet – from aliens and zombies to World War III and more.
Now, various online accounts are spreading the wild claims as the date rapidly approaches.
In the viral clip, German politician Friedrich Merz said: “This 24th of September will remain in our memories. In the future, we’ll say ‘I remember where I was on that day.'”
However, the statement – combined with news of a possible solar flare – has spread like wildfire, giving life to doomsday rumors.
A massive solar flare was reported in Africa and parts of the Middle East last week, knocking out radio operators for up to an hour.
A smaller solar flare was reported the day prior, on September 15.
There is no proof a solar flare will happen on Saturday, but the handful of theories floating around the internet continue to fuel the fire.
The episode, titled “Homer Goes to Prep School,” sees Homer joining a survivalist group.
“The apocalypse is coming. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe never, but it’s coming,” Homer tells Marge.
However, the episode itself never mentions the supposed Doomsday date, and speculation comes from the fact the episode number is 24/9, which some have interpreted as September 24.
Further fueling the fire is a viral TikTok video that explains various conspiracy theories, including Merz’s statement and the solar flare.
An additional theory presented in the video is that former President Donald Trump will announce his 2024 run for the presidency on Saturday.
Other theories stem from a fake viral video depicting a fake zombie outbreak in China.
Despite the lack of evidence that any world-ending event will take place on Saturday, Twitter users have continued to voice their concern over the day’s impending arrival.
“I’m probably watching too many TikTok videos but for the first time in my life I’m thinking of prepper shopping before September 24,” said one Twitter user.
Another added: “So what’s with September 24th? Aliens having a coordinated landing? Seeing a lot of doomsday talk.”
“If there is, in fact, a ‘big event’ happening on September 24, must we assume it’s going to be something bad?!” wondered one Twitter user.
“A member of the German legislature has said that “Everyone will not forget September 24, 2022 and everyone will know exactly where he or she was” What’s going down on September 24th???,” another concerned Twitter user wrote.
“I can’t help but wonder… WHAT? WTH IS IT? Why must they try to scare us, what’s going down September 24? What’s going down in October? WHAT THE H*** IS IT? Just tell us!” said another.