This “Planetary Alignment” illustration was a misconceived and mal-interpreted blunder by myself and graphically designed by my friend (whose name I hope will forever remain anonymous.) The graphics were unique, although the planets did not line up sequentially in this manner as was rumored, but realistically on a circular plane. It was feared by skeptics that the gravitational pressure would create all sorts of disasters for the Earth, which also turned out to be a misinterpretation of what would have really happened which was....."Nothing!" A belated April fool's prank? "Oh no, the sky is falling"..."cried the wolf?*
Due to the criticisms of skeptics and counter-skeptics rumors do exist.