End of the World Past Predictions Date and Claimant

Mass Hysteria End of the World Past Predictions Date and Claimant The Sky is Falling The Sky is Falling

Now let’s ask a question.

why are so many people so willingly duped?

What is the cause of this mass hysteria?

Has this happened before?

Most of the conventional ways you’ve heard of the world ending are mostly or entirely bullshit.

Even the original apocalypse, nuclear weapons, falls far short of what was promised. There are simply not enough nuclear warheads to destroy every major city on Earth. Even in the 1980s, when the global arsenal reached its height, estimates were that 400-500 million might die in a first strike and perhaps double this number in total from famines, plagues, and radiation. However, the vast majority of humanity would survive.

The same goes with any other method. Pandemics? We have them all the time, but not once in four billion years has a disease mutated to the point it could wipe out every living creature on Earth. Solar Flare? Perfectly possible, but even by knocking out every electrical device on the planet the worst thing you’d do is set the economy back a few decades.

Asteroid strike? We only get a dinosaur killer about every ten million years, and are probably at the point by now we could spot and deflect it far enough in advance. Supernova explosion? There are no massive stars close enough to harm us, and even the foreboding “gamma ray burst” doesn’t effect us more than once about every five million years.

Sucked into a black hole? The nearest observed one is nearly eight thousand light years away. Alien invasion? Well sure, but again, the Earth has been sitting here, apparently unmolested, for at least four billion years. The remaining possibility is if we somehow trigger it, like in 2001 or The Day the Earth Stood Still.


As far as I can figure it, there are only two possible, imminent, existential threats to humanity: runaway nanotechnology and a technological singularity. Both are related.

Runaway nanotechnology

While we know a naturally evolved virus wouldn’t be virulent enough to kill us, engineering such a virus may be possible. Already, someone had the brilliant idea ofposting the ebola genome online, though the average person doesn’t yet own a 3-D printer capable of replicating it.

Indeed, with a well-designed virus, you could probably crash the whole ecosystem, as has often been depicted in science fiction. This threat remains until humanity has a permanent, sustainable presence in space, i.e. a self-sufficient base on Mars housing a few hundred people. While the space program has been stalled for decades, I think we will have such a backup by 2100.

Concerning nanotechnology, what we’re really talking about is the dreaded “grey goo” scenario. Nanobots have often been depicted in fiction as this unstoppable, all-consuming force against which resistance is useless. There are reasons why this may not be the case however.

Maintaining a swarm of nanobots poses enormous challenges. Where do they get their power source? How do they communicate with each other? How do they sense the world around them? How do they store the design plans to make more copies of themselves? The word “nanobot” might as well be “pixie dust” these days. In fact to correct it, we ought to rename them.

Combating nanobots would be much like fighting any regular kind of plague. Your primary weapons are heat and isolation. By definition nanobots would be tiny. They would have a very large surface area to volume ratio. Even the most extreme heat resistant bacteria can only withstand temperatures up to 122 degrees Celsius. We might be able to increase this somewhat, but every element has a melting point.

Basically, if you heat something enough, or deprive it of energy, it will die. If you’re facing a plague of nanobots – get out the glass beakers and flamethrowers.

A technological singularity

This is the real big one. It is the only threat to our existence I would take completely seriously.

The idea of the singularity comes from the observation that computers have doubled in power roughly every 18 months since the 1950s. If this trend continues, we will eventually reach an “escape velocity” where computers grow exponentially, surpassing all human comprehension. Proponents like Ray Kurzweil say this could occur before 2050.

Even then, there are arguments for why a singularity may not occur. Moore’s law is not a “law” after all, but just an observation. Someday soon we’re going to run up against the molecular barrier, and what indication is there that our CPUs will attain “sentience” before then?

The desktop computers of today are thousands of times more powerful than they were twenty years ago and we’re still using them to type word documents and watch porn. Our machines are still so primitive there’s little risk of a “robot revolt” just yet.

You can also make a decent argument that technology is not accelerating, but in fact slowing. I’d argue the world changed more between 1900 and 1950 than 1950 and 2000. We’re still flying the same planes we were forty years ago, and we have only discoveredone new type of antibiotic in the last thirty years.

Cars, ships, trains, household appliances, weapons of war…the key breakthroughs were all fifty or a hundred years ago. Aside from computers, we’ve made few real leaps since the 70s.

So don’t panic

I think if you were to jump forward in time a hundred years, you’d see a world much as it is today. Yes, incredibly advanced computers and nanotechnology may be around, but just as there are still Amish communities today, I don’t think they’ll be any shortage of regular people. We’ll still be eating and shitting and jerking off as our species has been doing for the past one hundred thousand years. The Pyramids will still be standing, and there will still be beaches and rivers and other nice things to enjoy.

So relax, take a drink, and enjoy the likelihood that there will still be a relatively normal world for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren to inhabit in a hundred years.

Past Predictions Date and Claimant


66–70 CE             

Simon bar Giora,Essenes             

The Essene sect of Jewish ascetics saw the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66–70 as the final end-time battle. By the authority of Simon, coins were minted declaring the redemption of Zion.

365 CE  

Hilary of Poitiers              

Announced that the end would happen that year.          

375–400 CE

Martin of Tours

Stated that the world would end before 400, writing, “There is no doubt that the Antichrist has already been born. Firmly established already in his early years, he will, after reaching maturity, achieve supreme power.”              

500 CE  

Hippolytus of Rome,Sextus Julius Africanus, Irenaeus    

All three predicted Jesus would return in the year 500. One prediction was based on the dimensions of Noah’s ark.        

793 Apr 6            

Beatus of Liébana           

The Spanish monk prophesied the second coming of Christ and the end of the world on that day to a crowd of people.


Sextus Julius Africanus  Sextus Julius Africanus revised the date of Doomsday to 800.


Gregory of Tours             

Calculated the End occurring between 799 and 806.        


Thiota   Declared that the world would end during that year.


Various Christians           

Good Friday coincided with the Feast of the Annunciation; this had long been believed to be the event that would bring forth the Antichrist, and thus the end-times, within 3 years.

1000 Jan 1           

Pope Sylvester II             

The Millennium Apocalypse at the end of the Christian Millennium. Various Christian clerics predicted the end of the world on this date, including Pope Sylvester II. Riots occurred in Europe and pilgrims headed east to Jerusalem.


Various Christians           

Following the failure of the January 1, 1000 prediction, some theorists proposed that the end would occur 1000 years after Jesus’ death, instead of his birth.


Joachim of Fiore              

The Italian mystic determined that the Millennium would begin between 1200 and 1260.


Pope Innocent III            

Predicted that the world would end 666 years after the rise of Islam.     

1290 1335           


The followers of Joachim of Fiore rescheduled the End to 1290 and then 1335 when his 1260 prophecy failed.    


Various Europeans         

The black plague spreading across Europe was interpreted by many as the sign of the end of times.


Jean de Roquetaillade  

The Antichrist was to come in 1366 and the Millennium would begin either in 1368 or 1370.


Arnaldus de Villa Nova  

This Joachite wrote that the Antichrist was to come in this year.               


Sandro Botticelli              

Believed he was living during the Tribulation, and that the Millennium would begin in three and a half years from 1500.

1524 Feb 1          

London astrologers        

A group of astrologers in London predicted the world would end by a flood starting in London, based on calculations made the previous June. 20,000 Londoners left their homes and headed for higher ground in anticipation.      

1524 Feb 20

Johannes Stöffler           

A planetary alignment in Pisces was seen by this astrologer as a sign of the Millennium. [10]:236–237


Thomas Müntzer            

1525 would mark the beginning of the Millennium, according to this Anabaptist. His followers were killed by cannon fire in an uneven battle with government troops. He died under torture and was beheaded.

1528 May 27      

Hans Hut             

Predicted the end would occur on this day.        


Johannes Stöffler           

Revised date from Stöffler after his 1524 prediction failed to come true.               

1533 Oct 19        

Michael Stifel    

This mathematician calculated that the Judgement Day would begin at 8:00am on this day.


Melchior Hoffman          

This Anabaptist prophet predicted Christ’s Second Coming to take place this year in Strasbourg. He claimed that 144,000 people would be saved, while the rest of the world would be consumed by fire.              

1534 Apr 5          

Jan Matthys      

Predicted that the Apocalypse would take place on this day and only the city of Münster would be spared.         


Pierre d’Ailly     

Around the year 1400, this French theologian wrote that 6845 years of human history had already passed, and the end of the world would be in the 7000th year. 


Michael Servetus            

In his book The Restoration of Christianity, the Spanish born reformer claimed that the Devil’s reign in this world had begun in 325 AD, at the Council of Nicea, and would last for 1260 years, thus ending in 1585.



Predicted the end of the world during this year.


Martin Luther   

Predicted the end of the world would occur no later than 1600.

1624 Feb 1          

London astrologers        

The same astrologers who predicted the deluge of February 1, 1524 recalculated the date to February 1, 1624 after their first prophecy failed


Sabbatai Zevi    

Using the kabbalah, this rabbi from Smyrna, Turkey, figured that the Messiah would come in this year. 


Helisaeus Roeslin            

This physician made a prediction that the world would end this year based on a nova that occurred in 1572.        


Christopher Columbus  

In his Book of Prophecies (1501), Columbus predicted that the world would end during 1656.


Fifth Monarchists            

This group of radical Christians predicted that the final apocalyptic battle and the destruction of the Antichrist were to take place between 1655 and 1657.


Christopher Columbus  

Columbus claimed that the world was created in 5343 BCE, and would last 7000 years. Assuming no year zero, that means the end would come in 1658.     


Joseph Mede   

Mede claimed that the Antichrist had appeared in 456, and the end would come in 1660.             


Sabbatai Zevi    

Following his failed prediction of 1648, Zevi recalculated the end of the earth in 1666.    

Fifth Monarchists            

The presence of 666 in the date, the death of 100,000 Londoners to bubonic plague, and the Great Fire of London led to superstitious fears of the end of the world from some Christians.            


William Aspinwall            

This Fifth Monarchist claimed the Millennium would begin by this year.


John Napier       

This mathematician calculated the end of the world would be this year based on calculations from the Book of Revelation.               


Pierre Jurieu     

This prophet predicted that Judgement Day would occur this year.         


John Mason      

This Anglican priest predicted the Millennium would begin by this year.

Johann Heinrich Alsted  Predicted the Millennium would begin by this year.        

Johann Jacob Zimmermann        

Believed that Jesus would return and the world would end this year.     


Cotton Mather  This Puritan minister predicted the world would end this year. After the prediction failed, he revised the date of the End two more times.             


John Napier       

After his 1688 prediction failed to come true, Napier revised his end of the world prediction to this year.              

Henry Archer    

In his 1642 work, The Personall Reigne of Christ Upon Earth, Archer predicted the second coming of Jesus would occur in approximately this year.



Camisard prophets predicted the end of the world would occur in either 1705, 1706 or 1708.      


Cotton Mather  Revised prediction from Mather after his 1697 prediction failed to come true.   

1719 Apr 5          

Jacob Bernoulli  This mathematician predicted a comet would destroy the earth on this day.       


Nicholas of Cusa              

This Cardinal predicted the end would occur between 1700 and 1734.

1736 Oct 16        

William Whiston              

Whiston predicted a comet colliding with the earth this year.     


Cotton Mather 

Mather’s third and final prediction for the end of the world.


Emanuel Swedenborg  

Swedenborg claimed that the Last Judgement occurred in the spiritual world this year.

1780 May 19      

Connecticut General Assembly members,New Englanders          

The sky turning dark during the day was interpreted as a sign of the end times. The primary cause of the event is believed to have been a combination of smoke from forest fires, a thick fog, and cloud cover.     


Pierre d’Ailly     

1789 would bring the coming of the Antichrist, according to this 14th-century Cardinal.  


Shakers                Predicted the world would end in both 1792 and 1794.  

1795 Nov 19       

Nathaniel Brassey Halhed           

While campaigning for Richard Brothers‘ release, Halhead proclaimed that the world would end on this day.      


Richard Brothers             

This retired sailor stated the Millennium would begin between 1793 and 1795. He was eventually committed to an insane asylum.               


Christopher Love            

This Presbyterian minister predicted the destruction of the world by earthquake in 1805, followed by an age of everlasting peace when God would be known by all.             


Mary Bateman 

In Leeds, England in 1806 a hen began laying eggs on which the phrase “Christ is coming” was written. Eventually it was discovered to be a hoax. The owner, Mary Bateman, had written on the eggs in a corrosive ink so as to etch the eggs, and reinserted the eggs back into the hen’s oviduct.              

1814 Dec 25

Joanna Southcott            

This 64-year-old self-described prophet claimed she was pregnant with the Christ child, and that he would be born on Christmas Day, 1814. She died on the day of her prediction, and an autopsy proved she was not pregnant.          


John Wesley     

Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, foresaw the Millennium beginning this year. He wrote that Revelation 12:14 referred to the years 1058–1836, “when Christ should come”.   

1843 Dec 31       


Although it was not officially endorsed by their leadership, many Millerites expected the Second Coming to occur on April 28 or at the end of 1843.


Harriet Livermore           

The first of two years this preacher predicted the world would end.       

1844 Mar 21       

William Miller    

Miller predicted Christ would return on this day.              

1844 Oct 22        


After Christ did not return on March 21, 1844, the Millerites then revised William Miller‘s prediction to October 22, 1844, claiming to have miscalculated Scripture. The realization that the predictions were incorrect resulted in theGreat Disappointment.             

1847 Aug 7

George Rapp    

Rapp, the founder of the Harmony Society, preached that Jesus would return in his lifetime, even as he lay dying on August 7, 1847.


Harriet Livermore           

The second prediction of the end of the world from this preacher.          


VariousMany people[who?] thought the Crimean War was the Battle of Armageddon.


John Cumming 

This Scottish clergyman stated it was 6000 years since Creation in 1862, and that the world would end.  


John Wroe         

The founder of the Christian Israelite Church calculated that the Millennium would begin this year.         


Jonas Wendell  

In 1870, Wendell published his views in the booklet entitled The Present Truth, or Meat in Due Season concluding that the Second Advent was sure to occur in 1873.           


Charles Taze Russell       

Predicted the return of Jesus to occur in 1874, and after this date reinterpreted the prediction to say that Jesus had indeed returned in invisible form.          


Mother Shipton

This 15th-century prophet was quoted as saying “The world to an end shall come, In eighteen hundred and eighty one” in a book published in 1862. In 1873 it was revealed to be a forgery; however, this did not stop some people from expecting the end.      



The founder of the Ghost Dance movement predicted in 1889 that the Millennium would occur in 1890.               


Catholic Apostolic Church            

This church, founded in 1831, claimed that Jesus would return by the time the last of its 12 founding members died. The last member died in 1901.


Camille Flammarion       

He predicted that the 1910 appearance of Halley’s Comet “would impregnate that atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet”, but not the planet itself. “Comet pills” were sold to protect against toxic gases. The comet indicated the Second Coming to many.             


Charles Piazzi Smyth      

This pyramidologist concluded from his research on the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza that the Second Coming would occur between 1892 and 1911.    


Charles Taze Russell       

“…the battle of the great day of God Almighty… The date of the close of that “battle” is definitely marked in Scripture as October 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from October, 1874.”              


John Chilembwe             

This Baptist educator and leader of a rebellion in Nyasaland predicted the Millennium would begin this year.     


International Bible Students Association               Christendom shall be cut off and glorification of the Little Flock (The Church) in the Spring of 1918 A. D.           


International Bible Students Association               In 1918, Christendom would go down as a system to oblivion and be succeeded by revolutionary governments. God would “destroy the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions.” Church members would “perish by the sword of war, revolution and anarchy.” The dead would lie unburied. In 1920 all earthly governments would disappear, with worldwide anarchy prevailing.         

1925 Feb 13       

Margaret Rowen             

According to this Seventh-day Adventist the angel Gabriel appeared before her in a vision and told her that the world would end at midnight on this date.       

1935 Sep             

Wilbur Glenn Voliva       

This evangelist announced that “the world is going to go ‘puff’ and disappear” in September 1935.          


Herbert W. Armstrong  

The founder of the Worldwide Church of God told members of his church that the Rapture was to take place in 1936, and that only they would saved. After the prophecy failed, he changed the date three more times.


Jehovah’s Witnesses     

A prediction of the end from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a group which branched from the Bible Student movement.      


Herbert W. Armstrong  

The first of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 prediction failed to come true.


John Ballou Newbrough

The author of Oahspe: A New Bible foresaw the destruction of all nations and the beginning of post-apocalyptic anarchy in this year.

1954 Dec 21       

Dorothy Martin

The world was to be destroyed by terrible flooding on this date, claimed this leader of a UFO cult calledBrotherhood of the Seven Rays. The fallout of the group after the prediction failed was the basis for the 1956 bookWhen Prophecy Fails.    

1959 Apr 22        

Florence Houteff            

The 2nd Prophet of the Branch Davidians predicted the apocalypse foretold in the Book of Revelation would proceed on this date. The failure of the prophecy led to the split of the sect into several subsects, the most prominent led by Benjamin and Lois Roden.               

1962 Feb 4          

Jeane Dixon, various Indian astrologers

Jeane Dixon predicted a planetary alignment on this day was to bring destruction to the world. Mass prayer meetings were reported from India.

1967 Aug 20       

George Van Tassel         

This day would mark the beginning of the third woe of the Apocalypse, during which the southeastern US would be destroyed by a Soviet nuclear attack, according to this UFO prophet, who claimed to have channeled an alien named Ashtar.


Jim Jones            

The founder of the Peoples Temple stated he had visions that a nuclear holocaust was to take place in 1967.

1969 Aug 9         

George Williams              

The founder of the Church of the Firstborn predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur on this day.


Charles Manson              

Manson predicted that an apocalyptic race war would occur in 1969 and ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders in an attempt to bring it about. Manson based his prediction on his interpretation of The Beatles’ self-titled album.    


Herbert W. Armstrong  

The second of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 and 1943 predictions failed to come true.        

1973 Jan 11–21 

David Berg         

Berg, the leader of Children of God, predicted that there would be a colossal doomsday event heralded by Comet Kohoutek.          


Herbert W. Armstrong  

Armstrong’s fourth and final false prediction.

Jehovah’s Witnesses     

From 1966 on, Jehovah’s Witnesses published articles which stated that the fall of 1975 would be 6000 years since man’s creation, and suggested that Armageddon could be finished by then. More details.        


John Wroe         

The founder of the Christian Israelite Church predicted this year for Armageddon to occur.         

William M. Branham      

This Christian minister predicted the Rapture would occur no later than 1977.


Leland Jensen  

In 1978 Jensen predicted that there would be a nuclear disaster in 1980, followed by two decades of conflict, culminating in God’s Kingdom being established on earth.        


Chuck Smith      

The founder of Calvary Chapel predicted the generation of 1948 would be the last generation, and that the world would end by 1981. Smith identified that he “could be wrong” but continued to say in the same sentence that his prediction was “a deep conviction in my heart, and all my plans are predicated upon that belief.”           

1982 Apr–Jun    

Tara Centers     

Full-page ads in many newspapers April 24–25, 1982, stated that “The Christ is Now Here!” and that he would make himself known “within the next two months”.  

1982 Mar 10       

John Gribbin, Stephen Plagemann          

Stated in their 1974 book The Jupiter Effect that combined gravitational forces of aligned planets would create a number of catastrophes, including a great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault.    

1982 Jun 21        

Benjamin Creme             

Creme took out an ad in the Los Angeles Times stating that the Second Coming would occur in June 1982 with the Maitreya announcing it on worldwide television. 


Pat Robertson  

In late 1976 Robertson predicted that the end of the world would come in 1982.              


Lester Sumrall  

This minister predicted the end in this year, even writing a book about it entitled I Predict 1985.               

1987 Apr 29        

Leland Jensen  

Jensen predicted that Halley’s Comet would be pulled into Earth’s orbit on April 29, 1987, causing widespread destruction.               

1987 Aug 17       

José Argüelles  

Argüelles claimed that Armageddon would take place unless 144,000 people gathered in certain places in the world in order to “resonate in harmony” on this day.

1988 Oct 3          

Edgar C. Whisenant        

Whisenant predicted in his book 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988 that the Rapture of the Christian Church would occur between 11 and 13 September 1988. After his September predictions failed to come true, Whisenant revised his prediction date to October 3.              

1989 Sep 30       

Edgar C. Whisenant        

After all his 1988 predictions failed to come true, Whisenant revised his prediction date to this day.        

1990 Apr 23        

Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Prophet predicted a nuclear war would start on this day, with the world ending 12 years later, leading her followers to stockpile a shelter with supplies and weapons. Later, after Prophet’s prediction did not come to pass, she was diagnosed with epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. 

1991 Sep 9          

Menachem Mendel Schneerson              

This Russian-born rabbi called for the Messiah to come by the start of the Jewish New Year.          


Louis Farrakhan               

The leader of the Nation of Islam declared that the Gulf War would be the “War of Armageddon which is the final war.

1992 Sep 28       

Rollen Stewart 

This born-again Christian predicted the Rapture would take place on this day.    

1992 Oct 28        

Lee Jang Rim(이장림 or 李長林)            

Lee, the leader of the Dami Mission church, predicted the Rapture would occur on this day.       


David Berg         

Berg predicted the tribulation would start in 1989 and that the Second Coming would take place in 1993.              

1994 May 2        

Neal Chase        

This Bahá’í sect leader predicted that New York would be destroyed by a nuclear bomb on March 23, 1994, and the Battle of Armageddon would take place 40 days later.

1994 Sep 6

1994 Sep 29

1994 Oct 2

Harold Camping

Camping predicted the Rapture would occur on September 6, 1994. When it failed to occur he revised the date to September 29 and then to October 2.

1995 Mar 31       

Harold Camping               

Camping’s fourth predicted date for the end. This would be Camping’s last prediction until 2011.

1996 Dec 17       

Sheldan Nidle   

California psychic Sheldan Nidle predicted that the world would end on this date, with the arrival of 16 million space ships and a host of angels.

1997 Mar 26       

Marshall Applewhite     

Applewhite, leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult, claimed that a spacecraft was trailing the Comet Hale-Bopp and argued that suicide was “the only way to evacuate this Earth” so that the cult members’ souls could board the supposed craft and be taken to another “level of existence above human”. Applewhite and 38 of his followers committed mass suicide.            

1997 Oct 23        

James Ussher   

This 17th-century Irish Archbishop predicted this date to be 6000 years since Creation, and therefore the end of the world

1998 Mar 31       

Chen Tao(陳恆明)         

Hon-Ming Chen, leader of the Taiwanese cult God’s Salvation Church, or Chen Tao – “The True Way” – claimed that God would come to Earth in a flying saucer at 10:00 am on this date. Moreover, God would have the same physical appearance as Chen himself. Chen chose to base his cult in Garland, Texas, because he thought it sounded like “God’s Land.” On March 25, God was to appear on Channel 18 on every TV set in the US.               

1999 Jul               


A prediction attributed to Nostradamus stating the “King of Terror” would come from the sky in “1999 and seven months” led to fears of the end

1999 Aug 18

The Amazing Criswell    

The predicted date of the end of the world, according to this psychic well known for false predictions.  

1999 Sep 11       

Philip Berg          

Berg, dean of the worldwide Kabbalah Centre, stated that on this date “a ball of fire will descend, destroying almost all of mankind, all vegetation, all forms of life.”            


Charles Berlitz  

This linguist predicted the end would occur in this year. He did not predict how it would occur, stating that it might involve nuclear devastation, asteroid impact, pole shift or other earth changes.               

Hon-Ming Chen(陳恆明)            

Hon-Ming Chen’s cult God’s Salvation Church, now relocated to upstate New York, preached that a nuclear holocaust would destroy Europe and Asia sometime between October 1 and December 31, 1999.

James Gordon Lindsay  

This preacher predicted the tribulation would begin before the year 2000.          

Timothy Dwight IV          

This President of Yale University foresaw Christ’s Millennium starting by 2000.  

Nazim Al-Haqqani           

Predicted that the Last Judgment would occur before the year 2000.     

2000 Jan 1           

Various Predictions of a Y2K computer bug that would crash many computers and cause malfunctions leading to major catastrophes worldwide, and that society would cease to function.         Year 2000 problem

Credonia Mwerinde ,Joseph Kibweteere

An estimated 778 followers of this Ugandan religious movement perished in a devastating fire and a series of poisonings and killings that were either a group suicide or an orchestrated mass murder by group leaders after their predictions of the apocalypse failed to come about.            

Jerry Falwell      

Falwell foresaw God pouring out his judgement on the world on this day.           

Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins       

These Christian authors stated that the Y2K bug would trigger global economic chaos, which the Antichrist would use to rise to power. As the date approached, however, they changed their minds.             

2000, April 6       

James Harmston             

The leader of the True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur on this day.

2000 May 5        

Nuwaubian Nation         

This movement claimed that the planetary lineup would cause a “star holocaust,” pulling the planets toward the sun on this day.       [


Peter Olivi

This 13th-century theologian wrote that the Antichrist would come to power between 1300 and 1340, and the Last Judgement would take place around 2000.         

Isaac Newton   

Newton predicted that Christ’s Millennium would begin in the year 2000 in his book Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John.

Ruth Montgomery         

This self-described Christian psychic predicted the Earth’s axis would shift and the Antichrist would reveal himself in this year.

Edgar Cayce       

This psychic predicted the Second Coming would occur this year.             

Sun Myung Moon           

The founder of the Unification Church predicted the Kingdom of Heaven would be established in this year.        

Ed Dobson         

This pastor predicted the end would occur in his book The End: Why Jesus Could Return by A.D. 2000.   

Lester Sumrall  

This minister predicted the end in his book I Predict 2000.            

Jonathan Edwards          

This 18th-century preacher predicted that Christ’s thousand-year reign would begin in this year.


Tynnetta Muhammad   

This columnist for the Nation of Islam predicted the end would occur in this year.            


Various Yoruba Yoruba priests predicted dramatic tragedy and crisis in 2002, including coups, war, disease, and flooding.

2003 May            

Nancy Lieder     

Lieder originally predicted the date for the Nibiru collision as May 2003. According to her website, aliens in the Zeta Reticuli star system told her through messages via a brain implant of a planet which would enter our solar system and cause a pole shift on earth that would destroy most of humanity

2003 Nov 29       

Aum Shinrikyo  

This Japanese cult predicted the world would be destroyed by a nuclear war between October 30 and November 29, 2003.               

2006 Sep 12       

House of Yahweh           

Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer, The House of Yahweh, Abilene, Texas in the Feb. 2006 newsletter predicted the start of nuclear war on September 12, 2006. 

2007 Apr 29        

Pat Robertson  

In his 1990 book The New Millennium, Robertson suggests this date as the day of Earth’s destruction.       [6]:138

2010       Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn      This order predicted the world would end in this year.  

2011 May 21      

Harold Camping

Camping predicted that the Rapture and devastating earthquakes would occur on May 21, 2011 with God taking approximately 3% of the world’s population into Heaven, and that the end of the world would occur five months later on October 21.                       

Ronald Weinland             

Ronald Weinland stated Jesus Christ would return on this day. He prophesied nuclear explosions in U.S. port cities by July 2008 as the blowing of the Second Trumpet of Revelation. After his prophecy failed to come true he changed the date for the return of Jesus Christ to May 27, 2012.          

2011 Oct 21        

Harold Camping               

When his original date failed to come about, Camping revised his prediction and said that on May 21, a “Spiritual Judgment” took place, and that both the physical Rapture and the end of the world would occur on October 21, 2011

2011 Aug–Oct   


There were fears amongst the public that Comet Elenin travelling almost directly between Earth and the Sun would cause disturbances to the Earth’s crust, causing massive earthquakes and tidal waves. Others predicted that Elenin would collide with Earth on October 16. Scientists tried to calm fears by stating that none of these events were possible.          

2012 May 27      

Ronald Weinland             

Ronald Weinland stated that Jesus Christ would return and the world would end on this day.

2012 Jun 30        

José Luis de Jesús           

José Luis de Jesús predicted that the world’s governments and economies would fail on this day, and that he and his followers would undergo a transformation that would allow them to fly and walk through walls.

2012 Dec 21       


The so-called Mayan apocalypse at the end of the 13th b’ak’tun. The Earth would be destroyed by an asteroid, Nibiru, or some other interplanetary object; an alien invasion; or a supernova. Mayanist scholars stated that no extant classic Maya accounts forecast impending doom, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar ends in 2012 misrepresented Maya history and culture.

 Scientists from NASA, along with expert archeologists, stated that none of those events were possible.              

2013 Aug 23       

Grigori Rasputin               

Rasputin prophesied a storm where fire would eat all life on land and Jesus Christ would come back to Earth to comfort those in distress.          

2014 Apr – 2015 Sep       

John Hagee and Mark Biltz          

Mark Biltz in 2008 and John Hagee claim that four “blood moons” in 2014 and 2015 may represent prophecies allegedly given in the Bible relating to the second coming of Jesus Christ.


Jeane Dixon      

Dixon claimed that Armageddon would take place in 2020 and Jesus would return to defeat the unholy Trinity of the Antichrist, Satan and the False prophet between 2020 and 2037. Dixon previously predicted the world would end on February 4, 1962.            


Kenton Beshore

Beshore bases his prediction on the prior suggestion that Jesus would return in 1988, i.e., within one Biblical generation (40 years) of the founding of Israel in 1948. Beshore argues that the prediction was correct, but that the definition of a Biblical generation was incorrect and was actually 70–80 years, placing the Second Coming of Jesus between 2018 and 2028 and the Rapture by 2021 at the latest.    


Messiah Foundation International          

Members prophesy that the world is to end in 2026, when a asteroid would collide with Earth in accordance withRiaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi‘s predictions in The Religion of God. The chances are only 1 out of 300,000


Sir Isaac Newton             

According to Sir Isaac Newton’s research of the Bible, the world will end in this year.


Adnan Oktar     

According to abjad interpretation of a hadith, this Sunni Muslim creationist claims that the Last Day will come about the year 2120.          


Said Nursî           

According to abjad interpretation of a hadith, this Sunni Muslim theologian who wrote the Risale-i Nur Collection, which expected the end in 2129.          



Using a cricket analogy of the doomsday argument, all humans should have been born before the 23rd century               

Doomsday Argument By Cricket Analogy


Talmud, Orthodox Judaism         

According to an opinion on the Talmud in mainstream Orthodox Judaism, the Messiah should come within 6000 years from the creation of Adam, and the world could possibly be destroyed 1000 years later. This would put the beginning of the period of desolation in the year 2239 CE and the end of the period of desolation in the year 3239 CE        Year 6000


Rashad Khalifa  

According to Rashad Khalifa’s research on the Quran Code, the world will end in this year.           


John A. Leslie    

Using Leslie’s figures for the doomsday argument the last humans will be born within the next 9120 years.         

Doomsday Argument


James Kasting   

According to this scientist the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will drop dramatically, making the Earth uninhabitable.  


Various scientists            

The end of our Sun‘s current phase of development, after which it will swell into a red giant, either swallowing the Earth or at least completely scorching it. It is widely accepted by the scientific community that the earth will be destroyed around this time. However, as the Sun grows gradually hotter (over millions of years), the Earth may become too hot for life in only a billion years from now.             


Various scientists            

The heat death of the universe is a suggested ultimate fate of the universe, in which the universe has diminished to a state of no thermodynamic free energy and therefore can no ival of 16 million space ships and a host of angels.

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