SINKHOLES and earthquakes and waterspouts, oh my.
Are these things signs of the end of times?
We may have survived the end of the Mayan calendar.
But can we survive the onslaught of Mother Nature, plus the combination of a lunar eclipse and a super moon?
Eve, a Hervey Bay psychic, believed there were many signs that something big was headed our way and she couldn't rule out the possibility that we may have entered what the Bible refers to as "end times".
"It kind of feels like it is coming to the end of the world," she said.
"I've been reading a bit into it.
"It's supposed to be symbolic of something big - big changes are ahead of us."
Eve said she didn't believe that the world would end suddenly, but that the lunar activity might signal that the end of time was beginning - "I feel it's something that will happen over a long period," she said.
"It's been happening all year."
Eve said she was far from the only one who was feeling it - other people with psychic and intuitive abilities in her circle have also been feeling that something big is about to happen.
"Everyone I have spoken to feels we are building to something," she said.
The sinkhole that opened up at Inskip Point and the earthquakes affecting the region could be another sign that something big was happening, Eve said.
"This is happening all over the world," she said.
This year is the Year of the Sheep or Goat according to the Chinese zodiac, Eve said.
She said that usually meant a time of peace.
"But next year won't be so peaceful," she said.
Next year will be the Year of the Monkey and Eve can see some upheaval coming our way.
"You don't need to be psychic to feel it," she said.
Gary Hoppe, a member of the Wide Bay Astronomical Society, said Australia would not get to see the final lunar eclipse of a quartet of eclipses, which happened about 10am Australian Eastern Standard Time yesterday morning, but we did get to view the super moon.
He said the moon would orbit closer to Earth and would appear bigger to the naked eye.
Mr Hoppe urged people not to worry about the either the super moon or the eclipse, confident that people in the northern hemisphere would have informed us if the end of the world was nigh.
"I think someone would have told us by now - they would have told us to jump ship," he said.
As for the Inskip Point sinkhole, Mr Hoppe said he doesn't believe the super moon could have impacted upon the tides or caused the event.
"The moon does affect the tides and we are coming up to a full moon," he said.
"But I don't think there have been any king tides."
Mr Hoppe said it was common for some to tie events in the sky to prophecies of doom.
"I don't tend to take much notice," he said.
The next time a lunar eclipse coincides with a super moon will in 2033.
End of the World Playlist
- REM: It's the End of the World as We Know it (And I Feel Fine)
- Europe: The Final Countdown
- Barry McGuire: Eve of Destruction
- Muse: Apocalypse Please
U2: Until the End of the World
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