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END OF THE WORLD PROPHECIES

FIRE OF LONDON PROPHET HEN JOANNA SOUTHCOTT WILLIAM MILLER CHARLES RUSSELL ALBERT PORTA Y2K THE MAYANS NASA SCIENTISTS


WHO BELIEVES THE END OF CIVILIZATION IS NEAR ? A NEW GLOBAL SURVEY HAS FOUND THAT 1 IN 10 PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THE END OF THE WORLD WILL OCCUR SOMETIME IN 2012, WHEN THE MAYAN CALeNDAR ENDS. whether or not INSPIRED BY MEDIA ATTENTION OR CONSPIRACY THEORIES, THE ANXIETY ABOUT AN IMPENDING DOOMSDAY EXTENDS BEYOND JUST A TINY FRINGE GROUP OF BELIEVERS

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THE CYCLE OF THE

END OF THE WORLD

PREDICTIONS


1 2 3 4 5

SOMEONE ANNOUNCES THE END OF THE WORLD

PEOPLE DEBATE ABOUT IT

IT STARTS SOUNDING TRUE AS THE DATE APPROACHES

THEORIES ARISE & PEOPLE PREPARE FOR THE WORST

THE WORLD DOESN’T END


THE

END Of THE

WORLD AS WE

KNOW

IT


APOCALYPSE SOON e r d h e i p

?

ONE IN SEVEN CITIZENS AROUND THE WORLD AGREES WITH THE IDEA THAT THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END DURING THEIR LIFETIME


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THE

PAST AND FUTURE PREDICTIONS


1666

GREAT

FIRE OF

LONDON

THE NUMBER 666

according to ‘time magazine’ in the bible’s book of revelations, the number

666

is

described as the “mark of the beast”- which put christian europeans into a tizzy as the year

1666

approached. the

1599

plague that

ravaged europe didn’t help matters much either.

WHAT HAPPENED ? then, on sept, 2, 1666, a fire started in a london bakery, destroying more than 13,000 buildings and tens of thousands of homes over the course of three days, ‘the time magazine’ reported. however, the disastrous fire claimed only 10 lives: the work of the devil, perhaps, but not exactly earth-ending material.


1806

PROPHET HEN OF

LEEDS

WHAT PROPHET HEN ? WHAT HAPPENED ?

the prophet hen, a domesticated fowl in leeds, england, who in

1806

began laying eggs that bore

the message “christ is coming.” great numbers visited the spot, and examined these wondrous eggs, convinced that the day of judgment was near at hand

like sailors in a storm, expecting every instant to go sink, the people of leeds suddenly became religious, prayed fervently and repented of their sins. but a plain tale soon put them down, quenching their religion entirely. some gentlemen, hearing of the matter, went one fine morning, and caught the poor hen in the act of laying one of her miraculous eggs. they soon ascertained beyond doubt that the egg had been inscribed with some corrosive ink, and cruelly forced up again into the bird’s body. at this explanation, those who had prayed, now laughed, and the world wagged on as merrily as of yore.”


1814 WHO IS

JOANNA

SOUTHCOTT

JOANNA SOUTHCOTT

joanna southcott was a self-proclaimed english mystic, born in 1750. she was originally a methodist, but she became convinced that she had supernatural powers and declared herself the woman spoken of in apocalypse — in the king james version of the bible, revelation 12:1-6: “and there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars”.

WHAT HAPPENED ? joanna predicted that she would give birth to the messiah – hailing the end of the world, on 19 october, 1814. the world didn’t end on that date, but two months later it did end for joanna who died. her followers kept her body for some time in the hopes that she would raise herself from the dead. they finally handed her over to authorities when the decay became unbearable.


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1844

WILLIAM

w MILLER

WHO IS WILLIAM MILLER ?

baptist

preacher

william

miller

believed that the apocalypse was imminent. his interpretation of the biblical scripture led him to predict and later revise, several dates for when armageddon would occur. he finally settled on 22/10/1884.

WHAT HAPPENED ?

his followers, the millerites, fervently waited for this date, hoping to witness the second coming of jesus christ and ascend with him into heaven. when this did not occur, the millerites were crushed. most of them became disillusioned and left the group. the incident became known as ‘the great disappointment’. miller himself continued to believe that the apocalypse was right around the corner until his death in 1849.


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1914

CHARLES TAZE RUSSELL

WHO IS CHARLES RUSSELl ?

In

1876,

charles taze russell, founder

of the jehovah’s witnesses, predicted that christ would be returning in 1914. when that prophecy failed, the society predicted at least seven other dates when armageddon would occur.

WHAT HAPPENED ? the world didn’t end and they are still waiting for armageddon to occur. in the meantime, the group is now well known for knocking on peoples doors and distributing religious pamphlets as well as refusing blood transfusions.


ALBERT

PORTA WHO IS ALBERT

PORTA ?

1919

albert porta was a well-respected meteorologist who believed that six planets would fall into alignment on december

17, 1919,

leading to the end

of the world. according to porta, the phenomenon would “cause a magnetic current that would pierce the sun, cause great explosions of flaming gas which would eventually engulf the earth.”

WHAT HAPPENED ?

albert porta’s bold prediction cost him his reputation and his career. When the end of the world failed to arrive, porta lost all his credibility in the field of meteorology. He spent the rest of his life working for a newspaper.


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2000 WHAT IS Y2k ?

Y2k y2k stands for “year

2000.”

however, this

term is more often used to refer to the “millenium bug.” this bug is a little creature that lives inside older computers. according to the theory y2k, at the approcach of the year 2000, the little bug would selfdestruct, blowing up the computer it was residing in. The chain of explosions across the world would be catastrophic, causing global pandemonium.

WHAT HAPPENED ?

worldwide, people prepared for apocalyptic scenarios and rushed to buy computer software and hardware that would reportedly fix the problem. when the clock ticked jan

1, 2000,

no major problems were reported. no expolsions of computers were

reported, airplanes still flew and the whole world went on with its normal life with a massive hangover.


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OMG Y2k


2012

THE MAYANS

WHO ARE THE MAYANS ?

the

2012

phenomenon is a belief that on

dec. 21, 2012, the 5,125-year fourth world cycle of the mayan long count calender would end in some sort of apocalyptic or transformative event, and the next world would begin. modern scholars said that while the mayans would have celebrated this date, predictions of a global catastrophe were unwarranted.

WHAT HAPPENED ? world-wide a great number of people prepared for apocalyptic scenarios by having wild, alcohol raged parties. whilst in an area of mexico that was once the ancient mayan heartland, spiritualists gathered in the darkness before dawn on friday to prepare for the new world with white clothes, drums, conch shells and incense. They believed the sunrise would herald the birth of a new and better age as a vast cycle in the Mayan calendar came to an end.


MASHED FOR THE MAYANS


2036 WHAT IS NASA ?

NASA nasa stands for ‘national aeronautics and space administration’. nasa is a united states government agency that is responsible for science and technology related to air and space. the space age started in 1957 with the launch of the soviet satellite sputnik. nasa was created in

1958.

the agency was created

to oversee u.s. space exploration and aeronautics research.

ThEIR CLAIM

nasa claim that if the astroid apophis passes through a one-half-mile-wide “gravitation keyhole” (a region in space close to earth) in the year astroid could collide into earth on april

13, 2036.

2029, the

based on location and

angle of impact, could be far-reaching causing global destruction. .


APOPHIS

EARTH


5,000,000,000

SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC CoMMUNITY ?

scientists from all over the world from all sorts of different

cultures

backgrounds form a part of the

scientific

amongst

other

community. ecological

discussions about our beautiful planet earth, there is one point on which they all agree.

ThEIR CLAIM the year

5,000,000,000

and

will be the end of our sun’s current phase of

development, after which it will swell into a red giant, either swallowing the earth or at least completely scorching it. it is widely accepted by the scientfic community that the earth will be destroyed around this time.


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