Top Five Doomsday Prediction That Failed Badly

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on May 22 2011 7:52 PM

The Doomsday prediction failure by Harold Camping isn't the only one in history.

Below is a list of Doomsday prediction failures in history, with Camping's epic fail topping the list.

1) Harold Camping, May 21, 2011 Camping is president of California-based Family Radio Worldwide. He uses mathematical predictions applied to the Bible to predict dates for the end of the world. The most recent end time prediction is that the Rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and that God will completely destroy the Earth and the Universe five months later on October 21. Camping had earlier predicted September 1994 as the end time but when nothing happened, he said he had made a miscalculation.

2) Ronald Weinland, 2008 Ronald Weinland, The Church of God minister stated that by the fall of 2008, the United States will have collapsed as a world power and no longer exist as an independent nation in his book, 2008: God's Final Witness.

3) Y2K, January 1, 2000 As the new millennium approached, many people became disturbed that computers would not be able to tell the difference between 2000 and 1900. Many predicted catastrophic problems ranging from massive blackouts to nuclear holocaust, but January 2000 dawned with a fresh new morning.

4) Michel de Nostrdame, July 1999 Nostrdame has enchanted people for over 400 years. His writings have been translated to dozens of languages. Many Nostradamus followers believed that in the seventh month of year 1999, a great king of terror will come from the sky.

5) Heaven's Gate, 1997 In 1997 rumors arose that an alien spacecraft was following the comet Hale-Bopp. Though the claim was refuted by astronomers, a San Diego UFO cult named Heaven's Gate was convinced that the world would end soon and 39 of the cult members committed suicide in the same year. The body of Marshall Applewhite, who was the leader of the cult, was found among the dead.

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