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Exactly 100 years ago the world was supposed to end

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posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 06:40 PM
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This one must be one of the best doom porn ever. I'm reading a few sources and it seems that the prediction was spreaded all over the world. According to this man, On December 17, 1919 a conjunction of six planets was expected to create huge spots in the sun, producing a great cataclysm. The rest is history.




It was Dec. 17, 1919, and the world was all but coming to an end. From England and France to Cleveland and Indianapolis, people huddled, prayed, cried and stared into the sky, waiting and watching for a dramatic climax. There would be torrential rains, massive lava eruptions and deafening winds that would rattle the earth for days.




They didn't have social media in those days but the whole thing got viral and the only thing missing in the prediction was the zombies.




Fear spread to Canada, Europe and part of Latin America. Lava eruptions, hurricane-force winds and torrential rains were some of the natural disasters that would destroy life on the blue planet. As the fatal date approached, many people gathered in churches, looking for a miracle. So many others were crying in the streets. The miners refused to work for fear of landslides. Even some people committed suicide.


This guy would be a great ATS member today :


According to an eye-popping history of this affair by the University of Michigan's Heritage Project, Alberto Francisco Porta was born in 1853 in Italy. He studied architecture and civil engineering. After service work rebuilding earthquake-damaged churches in Central America with the Society of Jesus, he moved his family to the San Francisco Bay area where they witnessed the devastating 1906 earthquake. He taught mechanical drawing, civil engineering, architecture and geometry at a small Jesuit school, Santa Clara College.

He was no longer employed at the college when the priest in charge of the school observatory hired him temporarily in 1913 to do some math calculations about sunspots.

In 1915, Porta set himself up as a weather- and earthquake-forecasting institute — Instituto delle Scienze Planetarie, the Institute of Planetary Sciences. There was no telescope at the institute. Porta had no scientific apparatus there at all. Instead, he had a copy of a federal booklet, American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, which annually published the movements of the Earth, Sun, Moon and stars.


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heritage.umich.edu...
elcomercio.pe...




posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 06:47 PM
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We should have learned from this. But, we didn't.

I'm sure some nut out there is crafting a new one as we speak. And certain people will eat it up.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: Jefferton

Nah...

Meteors.
Ice age.
Nuclear meltdown.
Global warming.

People love doom porn so it's not going anywhere.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 06:52 PM
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You're adorable. The world is always ending. The end is nigh! We, as a species, are full of ourselves. It's how we are. Religion is sh!t. Just be a good person. F*ck it's so simple...

ETA: interesting articles, nonetheless.
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posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Classic Doom Porn?
I'm lovin' it!!!

I never get tired of predictions for "The End". Thing is, we tend to ridicule them all but sooner or later somebody is going to be right. Until then I'll be here, getting giddy like a kid on Christmas Eve...



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 06:53 PM
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originally posted by: Jefferton

I'm sure some nut out there is crafting a new one as we speak. And certain people will eat it up.

I hope so. Love doom porn threads.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 06:55 PM
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"Anticipating the end of the world is humanity's oldest pastime." -David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


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posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 07:14 PM
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Those couldn't have been born again Christians. Jesus hadn't been born again. Certain my grandparents didn't buy into all that silliness.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

The world we were living in ended on December 21st, 2012. We're on an alternate timeline. It happens whenever something gets spelled differently like Berenstein bears.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 07:39 PM
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Maybe it did. This isn’t exactly the dawn of a new day.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 07:39 PM
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One thing is, its closer today than yesterday.



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 07:48 PM
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There are very few ways the "world will end"
1) Most likely - The Sun is going to go Red Giant. The Earth will be torn apart at the atomic level.
2) A "rogue" planet smacks it head on . (even then the Earth would most likely reform from the rubble and gravity)
3) Alien star destroyers armed with mega rail guns. One on each side of the Earth such that the 2 rails hit exactly center of the Earth. (again , even then , the Earth would possibly reform from the rubble)
4) Sucked into a massive black hole. Ain't no coming back from that one.
5)1 "Strangelet" touches the Earth . Anywhere . Anytime. ? (pure hypothetical)

There is most likely 1 or 2 more out there...



posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 08:04 PM
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There are very few ways the "world will end"


Very true... the world ending and human civilization ending (for a time) are two entirely different things.

The next Carrington event, for instance, will end human civilization as we know it because of our dependency on technology.

The world, however, won't end at all.

But thank you OP for some classic doom porn!!!

I got a kick out of it.



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posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 10:45 PM
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On the subject of doom porn,

I think certain people's brains are wired for it; it's like anxiety on a higher level.

People with anxiety (or real reasons to have anxiety in their life because its a valid thing we all can get to ensure survival) will freak out about their own lives, potential pitfalls, uncomfortable social situations and otherwise.

I'm sure in the billions of us and throughout history, some are born with it, some get it through trauma, or both but I could see how there'd be people who wrestle with it on a higher level with the fragility of the planet (and religion).

I've personally noticed that I was drawn to global doom porn, even prophetic doom porn when I was a practicing Christian (I don't identify as much these days regarding afterlife) when my life was a certain type of way. When I was really insulated and safe financially without having to work my mind would go there alot. I'll be in heaven and the people doing all of the evil # I despise will get their judgement and suffer for eternity. It'll finally be done.

If I were fed up in my feelings about the state of the world I'd go there too. I don't mind if I go as long as everyone else goes with me because this place sucks was the feeling. A worldwide suicide bomber deeply veiling it in God's wrath or science and the cosmos without realizing it. If I feel positive and enjoy life, why would my mind continually go there and not be distracted by enjoying the hell out of life, wanting to live it to completion as long as I could?
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posted on Dec, 17 2019 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: FlyingSquirrel

Well, it was supposed to. And my only comment on that is...You're Welcome.
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posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 01:57 AM
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a reply to: Trueman All I can say is his dates were off truth is who knows about time,365 days a year only started in 1850,according to disasters we are having them now as

before,as we go into a Grand solar minimum,sounds like he was off on dates,Dr Ferrada predicted the fun would kick off with a astroid shaped like a man will free fall into ocean next to PR,setting off a series off disaster most likely a super nova and a pole reversal or excursion this will be 5-19-21



posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 02:25 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Isn't the Milky Way supposed to collide with Andromeda before our sun goes red giant? The collisions and orbit rewriting from that will be the end of the way our earth exists. But... that's a ways off.



posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 06:27 AM
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originally posted by: okrian
a reply to: Gothmog

Isn't the Milky Way supposed to collide with Andromeda before our sun goes red giant? The collisions and orbit rewriting from that will be the end of the way our earth exists. But... that's a ways off.

But , most likely , not the "end of the world"
They will just continue on as the Milky Andromeda galaxy.




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