When I wrote The Earth Will Reel, it seemed that some force was needed to tie together the events that the Bible predicts. I hypothesized that an interstellar object will pass through our solar system coming from above or below the solar plane. At that time it seemed merely a likely scenario. The Bible does not explicitly say it will happen, but occam’s razor suggested it.
Now astronomers are pretty sure an interstellar object just passed into our system and is on its way out. This is the first detected passage of an interstellar object through our system. The object has far less mass than is required for the events in my book, but is intriguing as suggesting that my scenario is at least plausible on one level. Read the story for yourself at https://www.space.com/38580-interstellar-object-spotted-comet-asteroid-mystery.html — and by the way, there is a nice animation in the article.