The Dinkelsbühl Armageddon

March 1946: Panic gripped the German town of Dinkelsbühl when a rumor spread that "Saturn had jumped its orbit and was hurtling earthward at astounding speed".

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find out anything else about this panic, even in German sources.

Montreal Daily Star - Mar 18, 1946

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 05, 2022
     Category: Armageddon and Apocalypses | 1940s

The populace had just been through the greatest conflict in history. Saturn hitting the Earth would have been anti-climatic after that.
Posted by KDP on 04/05/22 at 01:29 PM
British royal astrologer?
Posted by ges on 04/05/22 at 10:12 PM
A rumour about a German town, by-lined to be reported from London, in a Canuck newspaper. Who don't know the difference between the Astronomer Royal and a royal astrologer.

Alex, I don't think you're going to find anything anywhere else about this. It was made up on the sub-editor's late-night desk.
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/09/22 at 09:19 AM
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