End of the world predictions have been around for as long as someone could write on a piece of cardboard “The end of the world is nigh”. Here are some of the most famous (infamous) ones:-
1. Followers of William Miller believed the world would end on October 22, 1844.
2.The Jehovah’s Witness religion has predicted the end of the world in 1914, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 and 1994.
3. Charles Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, predicted the world would end in 1794.
4. Famous forecaster Nostradamus predicted doomsday would happen in July 1999.
5. English mystic Joanna Southcott predicted the world would end on October 19, 1814, when she gave birth to the Messiah.
And of course US Preacher Harold Camping, 89, who has studied the Bible for 70 years, predicted today as Judgment Day. Using his calculator he worked out that Jesus was crucified on April 1, AD33, and 722,500 (calculated by multiplying three holy numbers together) days later would be May 21.
I mean honestly “April 1st”!