Another theory dreamed up by conspiracists is the LHC could even open up a portal from another dimension through which an unexpected comet or asteroid could suddenly appear before hitting Earth out of the blue.
Some have even bizarrely claimed the LHC could summon the Anti-Christ to earth to cause an apocalypse.
Scientists have readily dismissed these suggestions as ridiculous, but the LHC has long caused fear among certain quarters following claims it could potentially create a black hole which swallows up the planet.
The collider is within miles of tunnels, 75 metres under the French-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland, where scientists are smashing atoms to try to discover a parallel universe.
It is accepted by scientists that the LHC could cause a small black hole, but there has been no suggestion it could actually devour the earth or affect the movement of asteroids in space.
Atoms colliding in the LCH
Various YouTube channels predict the Large Hadron Collider is about to ‘unleash hellfire destruction’ on the world, possibly while magnetically summoning a whacking great asteroid to destroy America’s east coast
One blogger suggested the LHC was a much more sinister machine, stating: “The CERN logo is 666 – the sign of the beast – in a circle.
“The CERN collider looks like the all-seeing eye or stargaze we see so much of.”
In a video, YouTube channel Paranormal Crucibale said: “We hear a lot of talk about CERN – portals and asteroids lately. CERN is creating a portal in space in anticipation for this event they are creating rumours of an asteroid strike when really they are not sure of the implications when cern removes the veil bet above and bel what might come out of that portal.”
There has been so much speculation over CERN drawing an asteroid towards Earth, Yahoo.com cited it as one of its top 11 craziest conspiracy theories.
The article said: “It seems that Christian conspiracy theorists haven’t forgiven the machine for finding the ‘God particle’ and now predict it’s going to bring about Doomsday.
“Various YouTube channels predict the Large Hadron Collider is about to ‘unleash hellfire destruction’ on the world, possibly while magnetically summoning a whacking great asteroid to destroy America’s east coast.”