Don't Be Scared!
So I was just reading up on all the doomsday predictions that have been around over the years and from where I'm sitting things don't look too bad.
I'm not buying all the 2012 propaganda, it's been blown way out of proportion! Here is a list of all the supposed end of world days from the
1. Many Christian Europeans entered the year 1666 with trepidation: The Bible describes 666 as the ominous Number of the Beast. A prolonged plague
that had wiped out much of London's populace in 1665 didn't help assuage fears, and when the Great Fire of London (pictured in an illustration)
occurred, many believed their time had come.
2. Since its founding in the 1870s, the Jehovah's Witnesses, a Christian offshoot, had prophesied that the world would end in 1914. Though nothing
of the sort happened in 1914, ever since then, the religion's followers have been predicting that the world will end "shortly,"
3. The appearance of Halley's comet--which is seen from Earth every 76 years--has been seen as an omen of disaster throughout history. The comet's
impending arrival in 1910, for instance, stirred apocalyptic hysteria among Europeans and Americans, many of whom believed that the comet's tail
contained a gas "that would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet," according to French astronomer Camille
Flammarion, as quoted in the book Apocalypses. Some profited from the panic: Sales of masks and "comet pills" skyrocketed, as did oxygen supplies,
especially in Rome, where people hoped to keep themselves alive on bottled air until Earth passed through the comet's tail, the book said.
4. In his 1997 book Ice: The Ultimate Disaster, author Richard Noone predicted that on May 5, 2000, the planets would perfectly align--and end life
as we know it by sending melting ice (above, the Austfonna ice cap melts during the Arctic summer) barreling toward Earth's Equator. Noone argued in
the book that Earth's previous axis shifts had coincided with tremendous climatic changes--such as ice ages--and that such "almost unimaginable
results" would happen again. No such calamity occurred, and many scientists are now concerned about ice for another reason: Warming temperatures are
gradually causing the world's frozen regions to melt away.
5. Y2K - A 1984 computer-trade publication first warned of a cataclysm occurring on January 1, 2000, the Wall Street Journal reported, when a bug
caused by a calculation error would cripple computers and other machines and lead to mass chaos. The column described how to purchase an anti-Y2K
amulet and lifesaving Y2K-repair tools, the paper said. Evangelicals also recommended that their followers stockpile food and prepare for the worst,
according to the Washington Post. Such leaders as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson (see sixth photo) hinted that the turn of the millennium would bring
Christ's return, as described in the Book of Revelation, the Post reported.
6. May 5, 1997 Sheldon Nidle Actually, a whole bunch of things were supposed to happen. First, there was to have been a mass landing of flying
saucers on Dec 17 1996, followed by our planet moving into the "Photon Belt" by the end on 1996. Then, on May 5 1997, the "comet" Hale-Bopp was to
have delivered 10,000 "ambassadors" to their Australian colony. The rest of Nidle's "updates" are quite hilarious, as he tries to explain why the
promised landings never materialized.
6. December 6, 1999 Cutting Edge One of the more unintentionally funny sites it has been my pleasure to read, this article details how the wicked
Illuminati are planning to kickstart the End Times by crashing the Galileo probe into Jupiter, thereby turning it into a second sun in the sky.
(Didn't I read this in 2010?)
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[edit on 22-11-2009 by Broonie]