Recently we had the prediction of some scientists that the world would end due to the the Large Hadron Collider. I have also noticed a growing number of people talking about the Mayan calendar and what could possibly happen in 2012. Throw into the mix the recent prophecy of Blossom Goodchild concerning the potential alien visitation in October, and we have some very interesting times.
I decided to have a look at some prophecies that weren’t quite prophetic, as well as a couple of future ones which we may get to see for ourselves. Here is a short list of them:
Over 100 members of the Russian cult Brothers and Sisters of the Red Death committed suicide om November 13th in preparation for the end of the world.
Antonio Conselheiro from Brazil convinced his followers that the world would end by the end of 1900.
Father Pierre Lachèze similarly foresaw the apocalypse during this year – eight years after the Temple in Jerusalem was to be rebuilt. Neither have yet occured.
Margaret Rowan claimed that the angel Gabriel appeared to her in a vision. He revealed that the world would end at midnight on 13 February. This also happened to be a Friday the 13th. Nothing happened.
Prophet and psychic, Edgar Cayce believed that the world would end through a reconfiguration of the continents. With all the upheavals and the rise of Atlantis, much of California would crumble into the sea and problems on the poles would cause volcanoes in the tropics. He later amended the prediction to 1998.
This year was a bonus year for the apocalypse. There were a number of prophecies and predictions made from people around the world. I have just given a few of them:
Jones preached of an imminent nuclear holocaust, and that the surviving elect would then create a new socialist Eden on earth. In 1965, he predicted this would occur on July 15, 1967. It didn’t happen and he went on to inspire over 900 people to commit suicide in 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana.
Sun Myung Moon, leader of the Unification Church a.k.a. Moonies, also predicted the end of the world in 1967. This he later amended to 1980. He is stil alive, although he has naded over control of the church to his son.
George van Tassel claimed that in a channeling session, an alien entity named Ashtar had told him that the southeastern US would be destroyed by a Soviet nuclear attack by Aug 20, 1967. This didn’t happen either.
Danish cult leader Knud Weiking claimed that a being named Orthon was speaking to him, saying that there would be a nuclear war by Christmas 1967 that would disturb the Earth’s orbit. His followers built a survival bunker in preparation for this catastrophe.
George Williams, leader of the Morrisites, a 19th century branch of Mormonism predicted the Second Coming of Christ.
Robin McPherson, who supposedly channeled an alien named Ox-Ho also claimed that this was going to be the year of The Day of Judgement.
Hal Lindsey in his book “The Late Great Planet Earth,” predicted the rapture would occur in 1988 because it would be about 40 years after the modern state of Israel was created.
Psychic A.S. Narayana (Alfred Schmielewsky) said history’s biggest natural disaster would hit that year, potentially destroying human kind.
The final year according to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
The Hopi Indians believe that a blue star will make its appear, which will signal the return of Saquasohuh, who will usher in the beginning of the Hopi’s fifth world.
The Maya, of course, have their famous 2000 year cycle calendar which is due to end on December 23. This is probably the most pushed ‘end of times’ ‘prophecy’ currently doing the rounds.
Jeane Dixon, one of the most popular clairvoyants of all time, wrote in her 1972 book “The Call to Glory” that the battle of Armageddon will take place in 2020. Thus mankind will end and God’s kingdom will come to fruition
The Raelians are awaiting the arrival of the alien ‘elohim’ on this date. They will bring with them a ‘New Age’. There is a catch however. They will only appear if the Raelians establish an embassy for them in Jerusalem.
One more pope…
Saint Malachy (born in 1094) is said to have received a vision outlining the 112 popes who would reign between his present day (the early 1100s) and the end of the world. The current pope, Pope Benedict XVI is the 111th.This leaves one more to go.
“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”
Circa 4,500,000,000 AD
The sun will suddenly turn into a red giant, devouring the earth and killing all life. It will also swallow up Mercury, Venus and even possibly Mars. This will be the real end of the world, but will humans still be around to see it?