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Originally posted by esteay812
It has been documented in some historical documents (sory for not having the link, I'll look for it and edit when I find it) that at nearly every century turn that the end of the world was supposed to happen. I can't imagine what the hysteria was like when it was 999 and the new millenia was at hand. I woner if they partied like it was 999? The most previous one was no different, though it was supposed to be more of a technological and financial collapse.
ARMAGEDDON OUTA HERE--THE END OF THE WORLD
DEC. 31, 999
In the Apocrypha it was prophesied that the world would end in 1,000 years. Fanatics all over Europe believed that the Last Judgment was to be expected at Jerusalem on the last day of 999. Despite official discouragement by the Church, throngs of pilgrims proceeded eastward. Knights, citizens, serfs, and children by the thousands died from starvation on the long journey. Every natural phenomenon was greeted with panic. Thunder sent them to their knees, meteor sightings made them weep and pray in the streets. Many people gave away and pray in the streets.
Many people gave away their property to insure themselves a place in heaven when the end of the world came. On the fateful day, crowds of people left their camps at the foot of biblical Mt. Zion and climbed to the top, where Jesus was supposed to appear. Nothing happened. At the beginning of the next century, families began to return home, only to find that what they had left behind was now in ruins from neglect. Later in the year 1000, barbaric Huns began invasions, famine struck, and plagues killed thousands.