End of the world predictions
9 failed end-of-the-world
predictions for 1995 - 1997
Some Christians and secular individuals predicted several
momentous events that they
believed are related:
||The second coming of Jesus Christ,
when he returns to earth after almost two millennia.
||The war of Armageddon -- a massive
battle in Israel.
||The arrival on earth of the
Antichrist, an evil political, military leader.
||The Tribulation, a seven year
interval of great suffering and death.
when Christians who have been born again -- both living and dead -- will
rise into the sky towards Jesus.
||Some horrendous natural disaster.
It is worth noting that all of the following
predictions have failed. We expect that predictions being made today about our future will
We offer no guarantees that the prophets listed below
actually made these predictions. We have described their alleged predictions as they were
reported on the Web, in newspapers, books, etc. We do not have the resources to track down
original source material.
Failed prophecies - 1995 to 1997:
||1995: We haven't been able to find a prophecy for "the end" in this
||Sometime in 1996: The book "The Return of Jupiter: End of the world in
the light of the Bible" Dorrance Publishing, Pittsburgh PA predicted a disaster
starting in the Pacific Ocean: "A terrible earthquake is going to break the
oceanic earth crust under the Pacific Ocean by the year 1996 AD"|
||1996-OCT-23: Since 1658, many Christians have accepted the calculations of James
Ussher, an Irish archbishop, who estimated that the first day of creation occurred on
4004-OCT-23 BCE. This would make the time interval between the creation of the world and a
common estimate of the birth of Christ to be precisely 4000 years. Some people believe
that Ussher fudged the data to make it come out neatly. He also estimated that the end of
the world would occur exactly 6000 years later, in the fall of 1996. This is based on the
concept of the "millennial week": that each of the 6 days of creation mentioned
in Genesis is linked to a 1000 year time span in the life of the earth. On the 7th
millennial day, 1996-OCT-23, Ussher expected that life as we know it will cease.|
||1997-MAR-8: The Vortex of the Star of David religious sect of
Quebec, Canada was quoted as predicting the end of the world on
Saturday, MAR-8. 1 A father, Jean Leon Marcoux, was interviewed; he was worried because his
children will be visiting their mother at the sect's commune on that weekend. He
approached the Quebec police but was unable to get them to take any action. A spokesperson
for the sect stated that they do not follow a doomsday scenario.|
||1997-APR-10: Dan Millar, of Surrey, BC, Canada and Bob Wadsworth of the Biblical
Astronomy newsletter are both religious researchers. They followed the age-old
tradition of looking for signs in the heavens for the arrival of the Antichrist, second
coming of Christ, etc. Ancient prophecies told of heavenly events and even a cross in the
sky in advance of momentous developments. Millar and Wadsworth predicted the arrival of
the Antichrist on APR-10. Dan suggested that we watch news from the Vatican and from
Jerusalem on that day, because he expected some sort of coup by the Antichrist. He was
expected to come to power in the Vatican as Pope Peter II. |
One heavenly indicator was
the intersection by two comets of the star Algol in the constellation
Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp intersected the star on the same date (APR-11) on two adjacent
years (Hyakutake in 1996 and Hale-Bopp in 1997). Plotting the two comets' trajectories
over the period APR-1 to APR-30 on the two years forms an almost perfect cross. They
intersected between the eyes of the Medusa head that Perseus is holding in his left hand.
"Algol" means "Demon Star" in Arabic. The head is known as
(the head of Satan) in Hebrew. There was one further heavenly sign: on the evening of
APR-10, there will be a lunar occultation of the star Aldebaran in the constellation
||1997-OCT-20: A Jewish group, called the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful
Movement were expected to attempt to place the cornerstone of a new temple on the
Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This is a small piece of real estate that is the most sacred
spot in the world to Jews, and one of the most sacred to Muslims. The Rapture Ready home page has predicted that the
"Tribulation" would be triggered by that event. Previous attempts had failed
either because of riots, or police action. There was one report that they were going to
try to airlift the stone by helicopter this time. On OCT-20, several thousand police
officers were deployed throughout Jerusalem; they successfully prevented access to the
||1997-NOV-27: The Sacerdotal Knights of National
Security report that "A space alien captured at a UFO landing site in eastern
Missouri cracked under interrogation by the CIA and admitted that an extraterrestrial army
will attack Earth on November 27 with the express purpose of stripping our planet of every
natural resource they can find a use for -- and making slaves of every man, woman and
child in the world!"|
||1997: Superdave the Wonderchemist took the magic
number 1331 and added it to 666 the "Number of the Beast" from the Book of
Revelation to get the year of the arrival of the Antichrist and the end of the world.
is 1331 a magic number?
||1331 is the same backwards as forwards.
||It is 11 raised to the 3rd power
||It displays the unlucky number 13 when read in either direction.
||it is the fourth row in Pascal's Triangle:
1 2 1
1 3 3 1
1 4 6 4 1 etc.
- Global TV network newscast, 1997-MAR-4
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Last update: 2009-OCT-17
Compiled by B.A. Robinson