I saw an article this week titled “DHS agent reveals U.S. to collapse within 6 weeks”. I shared the post with the caption “If I had a dollar for every time I was told the end was near…”. The post got me thinking, how many times have we been told the end was near? Well, here are the last 20 predictions that the world would end.
1993 – David Berg: Berg predicted the tribulation would start in 1989 and that the Second Coming would take place in 1993.
May 2nd 1994 – 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.
December 17th 1996 – 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
October 23rd 1997 – James Ussher: This 17th-century Irish Archbishop predicted this date to be 6000 years since Creation, and therefore the end of the world.
March 31st 1998 – Chen Tao: 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.
July 1999 – Nostradamus: 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.
January 1st 2000 – Various: Predictions of a Y2K computer bug were to crash many computers and would malfunction causing major catastrophes worldwide and that society would cease to function.
2001 – Tynnetta Muhammad: This columnist for the Nation of Islam predicted the end would occur in this year.
2002 – Yoruba priests: Yoruba priests predicted dramatic tragedy and crisis in 2002, including coups, war, disease, and flooding.
May 2003 – 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.
September 12th 2006 – House of Yahwah: Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer, The House of Yahwah, Abilene, Texas in the Feb. 2006 newsletter predicted the start of nuclear war on September 12, 2006.
April 29th 2007 – Pat Robertson: In his 1990 book The New Millennium, Robertson suggests this date as the day of Earth’s destruction.
September 2008 – Various: A number of groups claimed that activation of the Large Hadron Collider experiment would bring about the end of the world through the production of planet-eating micro black holes or strangelets. Similar claims were made about 2010, March 30, when the collider reached 7 TeV, half of its maximum energy. See safety of particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.
2010 – Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn: This order predicted the world would end in this year.
May 21st 2011 – 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.
October 21st 2011 – 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.
May 27th 2012 – Ronald Weinland: Ronald Weinland stated Jesus Christ would return and the world would end on this day.
December 21st 2012 – Various: 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, also stated that none of those events were possible.
August 23rd 2013 – 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 – Nostradamus: World War III, resurrected Nostradamus prophecy of a fire in the North for the reference of the end of the age of the fifth sun believed to be a specific Northern region of a country, current speculation is North Korea, as relative to the resolution of a Pope prediction.