Harold Camping's doomsday (May 21) at 6pm
Camping, 89 has been notorious for his failed predictions of the doomsday back in 1994 but it seems he is yet to learn his lessons and has prophesied the end of Earth on May 21.
In his promised final show held on May 19, he bid adieu by shaking hands with a couple of his crewmen and said, "I probably won't see you again. I won't be here again."
According to his predictions, the apocalypse will strike on May 21, wherever it happens to be 6 pm. It means it will be May 20 night in America when what Camping calls "super terrible" earthquakes will hit New Zealand and trigger destruction.
The earthquakes will then spread, time zone by time zone. And in the end, the saved, perhaps 2% to 3% of the world's total population, will be whisked to God, while the rest will be obliterated in what he calls "a super horror story."
He insists his arithmetic is strong and says that the almighty gave humanity 7,000 years to prepare for its destiny, just as Noah (a biblical character) had seven days to prepare for the flood. According to him, May 21 is the end of human history if one counts time by the Jewish calendar.
The self-styled preacher has already secured his moment of fame and be assured that nothing as drastic as his predictions will happen. Enjoy the weekend and stop paying attention to all baseless rumours.