With over 990 million views, it’s looking more and more likely that Psy’s Gangnam Style is going to hit 1 billion views tomorrow, December 21, 2012, a day that many also believe to be the end of the world. While anticipation for Psy’s 1 billion views has overcome end of the world fears for many, one YouTube video sheds new light on the issue and purports that, perhaps, Gangnam Style’s new YouTube record will actually be the catalyst that leads to the ultimate demise of the human race.
Yesterday we received an anonymous tip, linking to a “fake documentary about Nostradamus and Psy and 21st of December.” The video delves into the predictions of Nostradamus and how they have come to fruition over the years through events from the death of Princess Diana to the Kennedy assassination, Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, and others. But things get really creepy when they reveal the following Nostradamus quote about the end of the world:
“From the calm morning, the end will come when of the dancing horse the number of circles will be nine.”
Wait? Dancing (invisible) horse? Nine circles (zeroes) in the number 1,000,000,000? Mind blown. Clearly Gangnam Style is the force that will end it all! At least, that’s what the YouTube video, ‘Nostradamus Psy Gangnam Style Doomsday 2012 – Documentary’, proclaims (granted, in a manner that seems not quite serious).
You may have noticed the following lengthy annotation on the video: “Sorry guys, the original video was deleted by YouTube, for violating the community guidelines. This happened hours after receiving an offer from a third-party in exchange for a consistent [sic] amount of money, that we proudly refused.”
The video at the link that we were sent yesterday by an anonymous tipper, which had been viewed nearly 2 million times, has been removed and replaced with the following image:
We reached out to UniformediaMusic, the folks that uploaded the video to YouTube, to see if we could find out more about why the video had been taken down. They told us via email, “We do not know the cause yet. All we know is that YouTube allowed us to re-upload it. We cannot disclose any details about the person who contacted us. All we can say is that there was more than one person.”
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.