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By Donna Westfall – February 6, 2017 – How many times in your lifetime have you heard, “The world is going to end?”

Haley’s comet is going to crash into earth.

Haley’s comet has an orbit that brings it around our planet every 75 years. If you believe some Astrophysicists at MIT, we’re looking at a possible Earth killing event in 2061…. when hardly any of us will be around. But should you be around, note that it’s May 10th, 2061 at 10:15 pm EST.

The Mayan calendar 

December 21, 2012 was the end date signifying to some the end of the world.  It’s the end date of the 5, 126 long cycle of the Mayan civilization.  Maya civilization includes Central America; MexicoGuatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Some believed that Earth would collide with a planet called Nibiru.  There were many festivities taking place on that day and most everyone woke up the next day probably with a hangover. 

Hundreds of predictions from 66 AD to present times

Of the hundreds of predictions, some of the more interesting ones include:

Years 1346-1351 – Various Europeans stating the Black Plague was a sign of end times

February 1, 1524 – Various astrologers predicted a flood would start in London. 20,000 Londoners left their homes for higher ground.

February 4, 1962 –  Jeane Dixon – self-proclaimed psychic and astrologer along with many Indian astrologers predicted the line-up of planets would bring destruction to the world. Mass prayers were held in India.  Many committed suicide before the event.

About 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ gave a sermon later to be known as the Sermon on the Mount. During his sermon he cautioned man not to be worried about the time or date of the rapture, known as his second coming. But, many Christian preachers have staked their reputation on a date for the end of the world.  Even Christian Coalition founder and televangelist, Pat Robertson announced to his audience that he knew when the world would end and that would be in 1982.

Not to be outdone, Harold Camping, predicted the end of the world on May 21, 2011.  Now before you scoff and think, “that’s ridiculous,”  he was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist that built up a world-wide following and before his end of the world prediction did not come to pass was worth $72 million. Afterward, when we were all still breathing, contributions fell off and the radio program nearly folded.  Camping passed away at the age of 92 in 2013.

Many of the hundreds of predictions about the world ending revolve around the Christian religion. The saddest and weirdest part of the end of the world predictions concern the people who commit suicide. Does that even make sense?


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