Legendary Serbian astronomer Milorad B. Protić said Earth may also face the same fate in recently unearthed writings.
Conspiracy theorists believe a huge alien world called Nibiru or Planet X is heading for Earth and will become visible later this year.
The “destroyer” planet will then crash into us – wiping out all life, it is claimed.
NASA insists Nibiru doesn’t exist – but believers claim this is a cover-up to stop people panicking and save space in protective bunkers.
In his private memoirs, Protić claimed Mars was home to vast oceans, lakes and rivers before four millennia, and it was the impact of Nibiru which turned the red planet into a barren land.
Protić even hinted that the fate of Mars could be faced by Earth, and when it happens, the planet will face the devastation of its lifetime.
In his memoirs, Protić depicted Nibiru as a brown dwarf star with multiple orbiting satellites in a 3,600-year highly elliptical orbit.
Even though the astronomer has spent years researching Nibiru, he never publicly admitted that this dangerous space body could be lurking on the edge of our solar system.
He said it was way back in 1580 BC that Nibiru had last interacted with our solar system.
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“Earth is next”
The Serbian astronomer strongly believed that life might have been harbouring on Mars during those ancient days until it was devastated completely due to the impact of Nibiru.
The scientist who died on October 29, 2001, was three times the director of the Belgrade observatory, and in his career, he even discovered a handful of comets and minor planets.
Christian researcher David Meade – whose prediction of Nibiru’s arrival have been covered in the mainstream media across the world – has said Planet X will first appear in the skies between June and December 2018.
Meade argues that the arrival of Nibiru will trigger a seven-year tribulation period on the planet characterised by the increase in the number of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
Claims that Nibiru will smash into Earth are to happen on the 21st of this month
In the meantime, a group of ardent Christian believers has started claiming that the upcoming lunar eclipse on July 27 is an indication that doomsday is imminent.
As per Christian televangelist Paul Begley, the blood moon on July 27 will mark the final page in the history of mankind.
He also added that he had made these predictions after analysing various biblical prophecies.
The Nibiru Cataclysm myth dates back to 1976, when writer Zecharia Sitchin claimed that two ancient Middle Eastern cultures – the Babylonians and Sumerians – told of a giant planet called Nibiru that orbited the Sun every 3,600 years.
Self-proclaimed extraterrestrial psychic Nancy Lieder then warned Nibiru would crash into Earth.
The wild conspiracy theory was ridiculed by the mainstream science community.
But then respected astronomers from the California Institute of Technology announced they had found evidence of a real planet up to 10 times the mass of Earth lurking in the outer reaches of the Solar System.
NASA has always denied the planet’s existence.