Mike Rowse A voice from New Mexico

30Dec/160

It’s the end of the year, time for end of times predictions that went wrong

well it's the end of 2016 a year that is being called one of the worst ever by the media and the liberals, I guess because they got rebuked in the election and have lost their power. But around the end of the year somebody always comes up with predictions for the following year which are inevitably horribly wrong, nonetheless they are fun to talk about. Looking back on history there is always a doomsday prediction by someone who believes this is the year that Earth as we know it will and including life as we know it. So why not take some time to look back at some predictions about doomsday that have been horribly wrong.

Since it was the most recent why not start with the Mayan calendar prediction that our world would end in 2012. As you will recall the theory was that the Mayan calendar ended on December 21, 2012 and the reason the calendar ended on that date is because the Mayans new our world as we know it would and on that date as well. There were lots of predictions about how it would end whether through a cataclysmic volcanic explosion, a series of earthquakes, or even a comet or meteor hitting the earth and wiping us all out. Of course people built bunkers in their backyards, survival kits became the hot item to buy, even a Chinese guy build a modern day Noah's Ark. 50 years from now people will look at those bunkers and wonder what we were thinking just like we look back on the 50s and their nuclear holocaust bunkers.

A Taiwanese man named Hon-Ming Chen founded a religion that he called "true way" which was a combination of beliefs from several modern-day religions as well as UFO conspiracies. Among other things that he believed, he claimed that God would come to earth in the form of a human that just so happened to look a lot like him. He claimed that in 1989 the earth would be ravaged by demons who would flood the earth and kill us all. We are still here but maybe the flooding of Earth and the rising of tides was the basis for Al Gore's theories.

William Miller preached to the masses in 1831 about a time that Jesus himself would walk the earth again in 1843. Nearly 100,000 people believed him and felt that when Jesus came back he would take them all up to heaven. When the date had passed and nothing had happened, Miller decided that the world would actually end in 1844. If i’m not mistaken, that didn’t work out either. But he continued to have a large following for another 20 years until his final doomsday prediction failed to materialize; imagine that.

Harold was a man who has predicted the end of the world more than 10 times. After a failed prediction in 1992, he then claimed that on May 21, 2011, the world would drown in a massive flood. The flood would take place exactly 7,000 years after a the biblical flood. When the date had gone by and the world was still alive, he proclaimed that his math was wrong and that it would actually happen on October 21, 2011. C’mon, man.

German mathematician Johannes Stöffler predicted that when all of the planets were aligned under the Pisces, earth would be flooded. The date that this were to happen was February 25, 1524. When word got out, great panic ensued, and a giant ark was built by Count von Iggleheim, a German nobleman. on the appointed day, storm clouds gathered as did the faithful who believed the prediction was going to come true. The amount of rain never got above a light drizzle, kind of like the anticipation and disappointment many teenagers feel on prom night.

During the year 1806 in the English town of Leeds, a little hen apparently had the ability to lay eggs that were inscribed with messages declaring that Christ was coming and the end of the world was near. The entire city was struck with fear and began visiting the hen in the hopes of finding new information about when exactly the world would end. Well, it never happened, and as it turned out, the owner of the hen was writing messages on eggs and then stuffing them back into the poor hen! This was the precursor to seeing images of Jesus Christ on toast, pancakes, potato chips, and various other foodstuffs. predictably, with the same disappointing results.

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