Last Days Predictions : Past and Future

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This is a list of predicted dates for apocalyptic events such as the Rapture , Last Judgment , or any other event that would result in the end of humanity, civilization, the planet, or the entire universe. The list shows the dates of predictions from notable groups or individuals of when the world was, or is, forecast to end.

Past predictions

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ATE (BCE)/(CE )
CLAIMANT
DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE(S)

634 BCE
VariousRomans
Many Romans feared that the city would be destroyed in the 120th year of its founding. There was a myth that 12 eagles had revealed toRomulus a mystical number representing the lifetime of Rome, and some early Romans hypothesized that each eagle represented 10 years.
[1]

389 BCE
VariousRomans
Some Romans believed that the mystical number revealed to Romulus represented the number of days in a year, so they expected Rome to be destroyed around 365AUC (389 BCE)
[1]

66–70 CE
Simon bar Giora , Essenes
The Essene sect of Jewish ascetics saw the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66–70 as the final end-time battle. By the authority of Simon, coins were minted declaring the redemption of Zion.
[2][3]

365 CE
Hilary of Poitiers
Announced that the end would happen that year.
[4]:30

375–400 CE
Martin of Tours
Stated that the world would end before 400, writing, “There is no doubt that the Antichrist has already been born. Firmly established already in his early years, he will, after reaching maturity, achieve supreme power.
[5][6]:119

500 CE
Hippolytus of Rome , Sextus Julius Africanus, Irenaeus
All three predicted Jesus would return in the year 500. One prediction was based on the dimensions of Noah’s ark .
[4]:31[7]:35

793 Apr 6
Beatus of Liébana
The Spanish monk prophesied the second coming of Christ and the end of the world that day to a crowd of people.
[4]:31

800
Sextus Julius Africanus
Sextus Julius Africanus revised the date of Doomsday to 800.
[8]:37

799–806
Gregory of Tours
Calculated the End occurring between 799 and 806.
[9]:48

848
Thiota
Declared that the world would end this year.
[6]:337

992–995
VariousChristians
Good Friday coincided with theFeast of the Annunciation ; this had long been believed to be the event that would bring forth the Antichrist, and thus the end-times, within 3 years.
[10]:236[11]

1000 Jan 1
Pope Sylvester II
The Millennium Apocalypse at the end of the Christian Millennium .Various Christian clerics predicted the end of the world on this date, including Pope Sylvester II . Riots occurred in Europe. Pilgrims headed east to Jerusalem.
[4]:32[7]:35–36

1033
VariousChristians
Following the failure of the January 1, 1000 prediction, some theorists proposed that the end would occur 1000 years after Jesus’ death, instead of his birth.
[4]:31[7]:36[12]

1186
John of Toledo
Predicted the end of the world during 1186, based on the alignment of many planets.
[4]:32

1260
Joachim of Fiore
The Italian mystic determined that the Millennium would begin between 1200 and 1260.
[8]:48

1284
Pope Innocent III
Pope Innocent III (d. 1216) predicted that the world would end666 years after the rise of Islam .
[5]

1290
1335
Joachimites
The followers of Joachim of Fiore rescheduled the End to 1290 and then 1335 when his 1260 prophecy failed.
[13]:58

1346–1351
VariousEuropeans
The black plague spreading across Europe was interpreted by many as the sign of the end of times.
[4]:33[14]

1370
Jean de Roquetaillade
The Antichrist was to come in 1366 and the Millennium would begin in 1368 or 1370.
[9]:55

1378
Arnaldus de Villa Nova
This Joachite wrote that the Antichrist was to come in this year.
[13]:62

1504
Sandro Botticelli
Believed he was living during the Tribulation, and that theMillennium would begin in three and a half years from 1500.
[9]:60

1524 Feb 1
Londonastrologers
A group of astrologers in London predicted the world would end by a flood starting in London based on calculations made the previous June. 20,000 Londoners left their homes and headed for higher ground in anticipation.
[10]:236–237[15]

1524 Feb 20
Johannes Stöffler
A planetary alignment in Pisces was seen by this astrologer as a sign of the Millennium .
[10]:236–237

1524–1526
Thomas Müntzer
1525 would mark the beginning of the Millennium , according to this Anabaptist. His followers were killed by cannon fire in an uneven battle with government troops. He died under torture and was beheaded.
[16]:48[7]:36

1528 May 27
Hans Hut
Predicted the end would occur on this day.
[9]:67

1528
Johannes Stöffler
Revised date from Stöffler after his 1524 prediction failed to come true.
[10]:238

1533 Oct 19
Michael Stifel
This mathematician calculated that the Judgement Day would begin at 8:00am on this day.
[13]:88

1533
Melchior Hoffman
This Anabaptist prophet predicted Christ’s Second Coming to take place this year in Strasbourg. He claimed that 144,000 people would be saved, while the rest of the world would be consumed by fire.
[8]:59

1534 Apr 5
Jan Matthys
Predicted that the Apocalypse would take place on this day and only the city of Münster would be spared.
[6]:338

1555
Pierre d’Ailly
Around the year 1400, this French theologian wrote that 6845 years of human history had already passed, and the end of the world would be in the 7000th year.
[13]:72

1585
Michael Servetus
In his book The Restoration of Christianity, the Spanish born reformer claimed that the Devil’s reign in this world began in 325 AD, at the Council of Nicea, and will last for 1260 years, thus ending in 1585.
[17]

1588
Regiomontanus
Predicted the end of the world this year.
[10]:239

1600
Martin Luther
Predicted the end of the world would occur no later than 1600.
[9]:66

1624 Feb 1
Londonastrologers
The same astrologers who predicted the deluge of February 1, 1524 recalculated the date to February 1, 1624 after their first prophecy failed.
[10]:236–237[15]

1648
Sabbatai Zevi
Using the kabbalah this rabbi from Smyrna, Turkey, figured that the Messiah would come in this year.
[10]:239

1654
Helisaeus Roeslin
This physician made a prediction that the world would end this year based on a nova that occurred in 1572.
[10]:240

1656
Christopher Columbus
In his Book of Prophecies (1501), Columbus predicted that the world would end in 1656.
[18][19]

1657
Fifth Monarchists
This group of radical Christians predicted the final apocalyptic battle and the destruction of the Antichrist were to take place between 1655 and 1657.
[8]:67

1658
Christopher Columbus
Columbus claimed that the world was created in 5343 BCE, and would last 7000 years. Assuming no year zero, that means the end would come in 1658.
[13]:77

1660
Joseph Mede
Mede claimed that the Antichrist appeared in 456, and the end would come in 1660.
[13]:147

1666
Sabbatai Zevi
Following his failed prediction of 1648, Zevi recalculated the end of the earth in 1666.
[10]:239

Fifth Monarchists
The presence of 666 in the date, the death of 100,000 Londoners tobubonic plague , and the Great Fire of London led to superstitious fears of the end of the world from some Christians.
[20]:87[7]:36–37

1673
William Aspinwall
This Fifth Monarchist claimed theMillennium would begin by this year.
[6]:209

1688
John Napier
This mathematician calculated the end of the world would be this year based on calculations from theBook of Revelation .
[9]:92

1689
Pierre Jurieu
This prophet predicted that Judgement Day would occur this year.
[8]:70

1694
John Mason
This Anglican priest predicted theMillennium would begin by this year.
[8]:72

Johann Heinrich Alsted
Predicted the Millennium would begin by this year.
[8]:66

Johann Jacob Zimmermann
Believed that Jesus would return and the world would end this year.
[21]:19–20

1697
Cotton Mather
This Puritan minister predicted the world would end this year. After the prediction failed, he revised the date of the End two more times.
[6]:338

1700
John Napier
After his 1688 prediction failed to come true, Napier revised his end of the world prediction to this year.
[9]:92

Henry Archer
In his 1642 work, The Personall Reigne of Christ Upon Earth, Archer predicted the second coming of Jesus would occur in approximately this year.
[22]

1705
1706
1708
Camisards
Camisard prophets predicted the end of the world would occur in either 1705, 1706 or 1708.
[8]:70

1716
Cotton Mather
Revised prediction from Mather after his 1697 prediction failed to come true.
[6]:338

1719 Apr 5
Jacob Bernoulli
This mathematician predicted a comet would destroy the earth on this day.
[10]:240

1700–1734
Nicholas of Cusa
This Cardinal predicted the end would occur between 1700 and 1734.
[13]:73

1736 Oct 16
William Whiston
Whiston predicted a cometcolliding with the earth this year.
[23]

1736
Cotton Mather
Mather’s third and final prediction for the end of the world.
[6]:338

1757
Emanuel Swedenborg
Swedenborg claimed that the Last Judgement occurred in the spiritual world this year.
[24]

1780 May 19
Connecticut General Assemblymembers, New Englanders
The sky turning dark during the day was interpreted as a sign of the end times . The primary cause of the event is believed to have been a combination of smoke from forest fires, a thick fog, and cloud cover.
[25][26]

1789
Pierre d’Ailly
1789 would bring the coming of the Antichrist, according to this 14th-century Cardinal.
[9]:59

1792
1794
Shakers
Predicted the world would end in both 1792 and 1794.
[6]:338

1795 Nov 19
Nathaniel Brassey Halhed
While campaigning for Richard Brothers ‘ release, Halhead proclaimed that the world would end on this day.
[13]:310

1793–1795
Richard Brothers
This retired sailor stated theMillennium would begin between 1793 and 1795. He was eventually committed to an insane asylum.
[13]:73

1805
Christopher Love
This presbyterian minister predicted the destruction of the world by earthquake in 1805, followed by an age of everlasting peace when God will be known by all.
[20]:101

1806
Mary Bateman
In Leeds, England in 1806 a henbegan laying eggs on which the phrase “Christ is coming” was written. Eventually it was discovered to be a hoax. The owner,Mary Bateman , had written on the eggs in a corrosive ink so as to etch the eggs, and reinserted the eggs back into the hen’s oviduct .
[27][28][7]:37

1814 Dec 25
Joanna Southcott
This 64-year-old self-described prophet claimed she was pregnant with the Christ child, and that he would be born on Christmas Day, 1814. She died on the day of her prediction, and an autopsy proved she was not pregnant.
[29]

1836
John Wesley
Wesley, the founder of theMethodist Church, foresaw theMillennium beginning this year. He wrote that Revelation 12:14 referred to the years 1058–1836, “when Christ should come”.
[13]:269[7]:37[30]

1843 Apr 28
1843 Dec 31
Millerites
Although it was not officially endorsed by their leadership, many Millerites expected the Second Coming to occur on April 28 or at the end of 1843.
[31]:16

1843
Harriet Livermore
The first of two years this preacher predicted the world would end.
[13]:699

1844 Mar 21
William Miller
Miller predicted Christ would return on this day.
[31]:17

1844 Oct 22
Millerites
After Christ did not return on March 21, 1844, the Millerites then revised William Miller ‘s prediction to October 22, 1844, claiming to have miscalculated Scripture. The realization that the predictions were incorrect resulted in the Great Disappointment .
[31]:17[7]:38[32]

1847 Aug 7
George Rapp
Rapp, the founder of the Harmony Society , preached that Jesus would return in his lifetime, even as he lay dying on August 7, 1847.
[21]:23

1847
Harriet Livermore
The second prediction of the end of the world from this preacher.
[13]:699

1853–1856
Various
Many people[who? ] thought theCrimean War was the Battle ofArmageddon .
[13]:437

1862
John Cumming
This Scottish clergyman stated it was 6000 years since Creation in 1862, and that the world would end.
[6]:283

1863
John Wroe
The founder of the Christian Israelite Church calculated that theMillennium would begin this year.
[29]

1873
Jonas Wendell
In 1870, Wendell published his views in the booklet entitled The Present Truth, or Meat in Due Season concluding that the Second Advent was sure to occur in 1873.
[33]

1874
Charles Taze Russell
Predicted the return of Jesus to occur in 1874, and after this date reinterpreted the prediction to say that Jesus had indeed returned in invisible form.
[34][35]

1881
Mother Shipton(attrib.)
This 15th-century prophet was quoted as saying “The world to an end shall come, In eighteen hundred and eighty one” in a book published in 1862. In 1873 it was revealed to be a forgery; however, this did not stop some people from expecting the end.
[10]:243

1890
Wovoka
The founder of the Ghost Dancemovement predicted in 1889 that the Millennium would occur in 1890.
[16]:69

1901
Catholic Apostolic Church
This church, founded in 1831, claimed that Jesus would return by the time the last of its 12 founding members died. The last member died in 1901.
[36]:87

1910
Camille Flammarion
He predicted that the 1910 appearance of Halley’s Comet“would impregnate that atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet”, but not the planet itself. “Comet pills” were sold to protect against toxic gases.The comet indicated the Second Coming to many.
[37][7]:38

1892–1911
Charles Piazzi Smyth
This pyramidologist concluded from his research on the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza that the Second Coming would occur between 1892 and 1911.
[21]:94

1914
Charles Taze Russell
“…the battle of the great day of God Almighty… The date of the close of that “battle” is definitely marked in Scripture as October 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from October, 1874.
[38]

1915
John Chilembwe
This Baptist educator and leader of a rebellion in Nyasaland predicted the Millennium would begin this year.
[16]:69

1918
International Bible Students Association
Christendom shall be cut off and glorification of the Little Flock (The Church) in the Spring of 1918 A. D.
[39][40]

1920
Raymond Franz
In 1918, Christendom would go down as a system to oblivion and be succeeded by revolutionary governments. God would “destroy the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions.” Church members would “perish by the sword of war, revolution and anarchy.” The dead would lie unburied. In 1920 all earthly governments would disappear, with worldwide anarchy prevailing.
[41]

1925 Feb 13
Margaret Rowen
According to this Seventh-day Adventist the angel Gabriel appeared before her in a vision and told her that the world would end at midnight on this date.
[6]:45

1935 Sep
Wilbur Glenn Voliva
This evangelist announced that “the world is going to go ‘puff’ and disappear” in September 1935.
[6]:287

1936
Herbert W. Armstrong
The founder of the Worldwide Church of God told members of his church that the Rapture was to take place in 1936, and that only they would saved. After the prophecy failed, he changed the date three more times.
[42]:99

1941
Jehovah’s Witnesses
A prediction of the end from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a group which branched from the Bible Student movement.
[42]:72

1943
Herbert W. Armstrong
The first of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 prediction failed to come true.
[42]:99

1947
John Ballou Newbrough
The author of Oahspe: A New Bibleforesaw the destruction of all nations and the beginning of post-apocalyptic anarchy in this year.
[10]:243

1954 Dec 21
Dorothy Martin
The world was to be destroyed by terrible flooding on this date, claimed this leader of a UFO cult called Brotherhood of the Seven Rays. The fallout of the group after the prediction failed was the basis for the 1956 book When Prophecy Fails .
[43]

1959 Apr 22
Florence Houteff
The 2nd Prophet of the Branch Davidians predicted the apocalypse foretold in the Book of Revelationwould proceed on this date. The failure of the prophecy led to the split of the sect into several subsects, the most prominent led by Benjamin and Lois Roden.
[44]

1962 Feb 4
Jeane Dixon , various Indianastrologers
Jeane Dixon predicted a planetary alignment on this day was to bring destruction to the world. Mass prayer meetings were reported fromIndia .
[6]:340[45][46]

1967 Aug 20
George Van Tassel
This day would mark the beginning of the third woe of the Apocalypse, during which the southeastern US would be destroyed by a Soviet nuclear attack, according to this UFO prophet, who claimed to have channeled an alien named Ashtar .
[47]:145

1967
Jim Jones
The founder of the Peoples Templestated he had visions that a nuclear holocaust was to take place in 1967.
[9]:214

1969 Aug 9
George Williams
The founder of the Church of the Firstborn predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur on this day.
[48]:77

1969
Charles Manson
Manson predicted that an apocalyptic race war would occur in 1969 and ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders in an attempt to bring it about. Manson based his prediction on his interpretation of The Beatles self-titled album .
[49]

1972
Herbert W. Armstrong
The second of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 and 1943 predictions failed to come true.
[42]:99

1973 Jan 11–21
David Berg
Berg, the leader of Children of God , predicted that there would be a colossal doomsday event heralded by Comet Kohoutek .
[50][51]

1975
Herbert W. Armstrong
Armstrong’s fourth and final false prediction.
[42]:99

Jehovah’s Witnesses
In 1966 Jehovah’s Witnesses published an article which stated that the fall of 1975 would be 6000 years since man’s creation. This led some Witnesses to speculate that the end would come in that year.Belief in the prediction was held only by a relatively small number of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States; whereas most Witnesses were unaware of the prediction.Some subsequent publications either cautioned against the prediction or stressed it was only a possibility, though some continued to affirm that 1975 would “probably” be the end. More details.
[52][53]

1977
John Wroe
The founder of the Christian Israelite Church predicted this year for Armageddon to occur.
[10]:243

William M. Branham
This Christian minister predicted the Rapture would occur no later than 1977.
[54]

1980
Leland Jensen
In 1978 Jensen predicted that there would be a nuclear disaster in 1980, followed by two decades of conflict, culminating in God’s Kingdom being established on earth.
[55]

1981
Chuck Smith
The founder of Calvary Chapelpredicted the generation of 1948 would be the last generation, and that the world would end by 1981 at the latest.
[56][57]

1982 Apr–Jun
Tara Centers
Full-page ads in many newspapers April 24–25, 1982, stated that “The Christ is Now Here!” and that he would make himself known “within the next two months”.
[7]:39

1982 Mar 10
John Gribbin , Stephen Plagemann
Stated in their 1974 book TheJupiter Effect that combined gravitational forces of aligned planets would create a number of catastrophes, including a great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault .
[6]:62[37]

1982 Jun 21
Benjamin Creme
Creme took out an ad in the Los Angeles stating the Second Coming would occur in June 1982 with theMaitreya announcing it on worldwide television.
[58]

1982
Pat Robertson
In late 1976 Robertson predicted that the end of the world would come in 1982.
[59][60]

1984 Oct 2
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Another prediction of the end from the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
[61]

1985
Lester Sumrall
This minister predicted the end in this year, even writing a book about it entitled I Predict 1985.
[6]:99

1987 Apr 29
Leland Jensen
Jensen predicted that Halley’s Comet would be pulled into Earth’s orbit on April 29, 1988, causing widespread destruction.
[48]:73, 76

1987 Aug 17
José Argüelles
Argüelles claimed that Armageddonwould take place unless 144,000 people gathered in certain places in the world in order to “resonate in harmony ” on this day.
[8]:156

1988 Sep 13
1988 Oct 3
Edgar C. Whisenant
Whisenant predicted in his book 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Could Be in 1988 that the Rapture of the Christian Church would occur between 11 and 13 September 1988. After his September predictions failed to come true, Whisenant revised his prediction date to October 3.
[6]:93[62]

1989 Sep 30
Edgar C. Whisenant
After all his 1988 predictions failed to come true, Whisenant revised his prediction date to this day.
[6]:93

1990 Apr 23
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Prophet predicted a nuclear war would start on this day, with the world ending 12 years later, leading her followers to stockpile a shelter with supplies and weapons. Later, after Prophet’s prediction did not come to pass, she was diagnosed with epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease .
[4]:61[63]

1991 Sep 9
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
This Russian-born rabbi called for the Messiah to come by the start of the Jewish New Year .
[7]:40

1991
Louis Farrakhan
The leader of the Nation of Islamdeclared that the Gulf War would be the “War of Armageddon which is the final war.
[6]:307

1992 Sep 28
Rollen Stewart
This born-again Christian predicted the Rapture would take place on this day.
[64]

1992 Oct 28
Lee Jang Rim

(이장림 or 李長林) 

Lee, the leader of the Dami Mission church, predicted the Rapture would occur on this day.

[65]  

1993
David Berg
Berg predicted the tribulationwould start in 1989 and that the Second Coming would take place in 1993.
[8]:145

1994 May 2
Neal Chase
This Bahá’í sect leader predicted that New York would be destroyed by a nuclear bomb on March 23, 1994, and the Battle of Armageddon would take place 40 days later.
[48]:79

1994 Sep 6
1994 Sep 29
1994 Oct 2
Harold Camping
Camping predicted the Rapture would occur on September 6, 1994.When it failed to occur he revised the date to September 29 and then to October 2.
[66][6]:95

1995 Mar 31
Harold Camping
Camping’s fourth predicted date for the end. This would be Camping’s last prediction until 2011.
[6]:95

1996 Dec 17
Sheldan Nidle
California psychic Sheldan Nidle predicted that the world would end on this date, with the arrival of 16 million space ships and a host of angels.
[67]

1997 Mar 26
Marshall Applewhite
Applewhite, leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult , claimed that a spacecraft was trailing the Comet Hale-Boppand argued that suicide was “the only way to evacuate this Earth” so that the cult members’ souls could board the supposed craft and be taken to another “level of existence above human”. Applewhite and 38 of his followers committed mass suicide.
[68]

1997 Oct 23
James Ussher
This 17th-century Irish Archbishop predicted this date to be 6000 years since Creation, and therefore the end of the world.
[16]:68

1998 Mar 31
Chen Tao

(陳恆明)

Hon-Ming Chen, leader of the Taiwanese cult God’s Salvation Church, or Chen Tao — “The True Way” — claimed that God would come to Earth in a flying saucer at 10:00 am on this date. Moreover, God would have the same physical appearance as Chen himself. Chen chose to base his cult in Garland, Texas, because he thought it sounded like “God’s Land.” On March 25, God was to appear on Channel 18 on every TV set in the US.
[69][7]:43[70]

1999 Jul
Nostradamus
A prediction attributed to Nostradamus stating the “King of Terror” would come from the sky in “1999 and seven months” led to fears of the end.
[71]

1999 Aug 18
The Amazing Criswell
The predicted date of the end of the world, according to this psychic well known for false predictions.
[6]:43

1999 Sep 11
Philip Berg
Berg, dean of the worldwideKabbalah Centre , stated that on this date “a ball of fire will descend, destroying almost all of mankind, all vegetation, all forms of life.
[7]:44

1999
Charles Berlitz
This linguist predicted the end would occur in this year. He did not predict how it would occur, stating it may involve nuclear devastation, asteroid impact, pole shift or other earth changes.
[8]:194

Hon-Ming Chen

(陳恆明)

Hon-Ming Chen’s cult God’s Salvation Church, now relocated to upstate New York, preached that a nuclear holocaust would destroy Europe and Asia sometime between October 1 and December 31, 1999.

James Gordon Lindsay
This preacher predicted the tribulation would begin before the year 2000.
[6]:280

Timothy Dwight IV
This President of Yale University foresaw Christ’s Millenniumstarting by 2000.
[8]:81

Nazim Al-Haqqani
Predicted that the Last Judgmentwould occur before the year 2000.
[72]

2000 Jan 1
Various
Predictions of a Y2K computer bug were to crash many computers and would malfunction causing major catastrophes worldwide and that society would cease to function.
Year 2000 problem

Credonia Mwerinde ,Joseph Kibweteere
An estimated 778 followers of thisUgandan religious movement perished in a devastating fire and a series of poisonings and killings that were either a group suicide or an orchestrated mass murder by group leaders after their predictions of the apocalypse failed to come about.
[73][74]:21

Jerry Falwell
Falwell foresaw God pouring out his judgement on the world on this day.
[75]

Tim LaHaye ,Jerry B. Jenkins
These Christian authors stated the Y2K bug would trigger global economic chaos, which the Antichrist would use to rise to power. As the date approached however they changed their minds.
[76]

2000, April 6
James Harmston
The leader of the True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur on this day.
[13]:2496

2000 May 5
Nuwaubian Nation
This movement claimed that the planetary lineup would cause a “star holocaust,” pulling the planets toward the sun on this day.
[47]:121

2000
Peter Olivi
This 13th-century theologian wrote that the Antichrist would come to power between 1300 and 1340, and the Last Judgement would take place around 2000.
[9]:54

Isaac Newton
Newton predicted that Christ’s Millennium would begin in the year 2000 in his book Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John.
[20]:96

Ruth Montgomery
This self-described Christian psychic predicted the Earth’s axis would shift and the Antichrist would reveal himself in this year.
[8]:156, 195

Edgar Cayce
This psychic predicted the Second Coming would occur this year.
[77]

Sun Myung Moon
The founder of the Unification Church predicted the Kingdom of Heaven would be established in this year.
[8]:148

Ed Dobson
This pastor predicted the end would occur in his book The End: Why Jesus Could Return by A.D. 2000.
[78]

Lester Sumrall
This minister predicted the end in his book I Predict 2000.
[6]:99, 341

Jonathan Edwards
This 18th-century preacher predicted that Christ’s thousand-year reign would begin in this year.
[9]:171

2001
Tynetta Muhammad
This columnist for the Nation of Islam predicted the end would occur in this year.
[9]:213

2002
Various Yoruba
Yoruba priests predicted dramatic tragedy and crisis in 2002, including coups, war, disease, and flooding.
[7]:45

2003 May
Nancy Lieder
Lieder originally predicted the date for the Nibiru collision as May 2003. According to her website, aliens in the Zeta Reticuli star system told her through messages via a brain implant of a planet which would enter our solar system and cause a pole shift on earth that would destroy most of humanity.
[79]

2003 Nov 29
Aum Shinrikyo
This Japanese cult predicted the world would be destroyed by a nuclear war between October 30 and November 29, 2003.
[47]:98

2006 Sep 12
House of Yahweh
Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer, The House of Yahwah, Abilene, Texas in the Feb. 2006 newsletter predicted the start of nuclear war on September 12, 2006.
[80]

2007 Apr 29
Pat Robertson
In his 1990 book The New Millennium, Robertson suggests this date as the day of Earth’s destruction.
[6]:138

2008 Sep 10
2010 Mar 30
Various
A number of groups claimed that activation of the Large Hadron Collider experiment would bring about the end of the world through the production of planet-eatingmicro black holes or strangelets .Similar claims were made about 2010, March 30, when the collider reached 7 TeV , half of its maximum energy. See safety of particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider .
[81]

2010
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
This order predicted the world would end in this year.
[42]:223

2011 May 21
Harold Camping
Camping predicted that theRapture and devastatingearthquakes would occur on May 21, 2011 with God taking approximately 3% of the world’s population into Heaven, and that the end of the world would occur five months later on October 21.
2011 end times prediction

2011 Sep 29
Ronald Weinland
Ronald Weinland stated Jesus Christ would return on this day. He prophesied nuclear explosions in U.S. port cities by July 2008 as the blowing of the Second Trumpet of Revelation. After his prophecy failed to come true he changed the date for the return of Jesus Christ to May 27, 2012.
[82][83][84]

2011 Oct 21f
Harold Camping
When his original date failed to come about, Camping revised his prediction and said that on May 21, a “Spiritual Judgment” took place, and that both the physical Rapture and the end of the world would occur on October 21, 2011.
2011 end times prediction

2011 Aug–Oct
Various
There were fears amongst the public that Comet Elenin travelling almost directly between Earth and the Sun would cause disturbances to the Earth’s crust, causing massive earthquakes and tidal waves. Others predicted that Elenin would collide with Earth on October 16. Scientists tried to calm fears by stating that none of these events were possible.
[85]

2012 May 27
Ronald Weinland
Ronald Weinland stated Jesus Christ would return and the world would end on this day.
[86]

2012 Jun 30
José Luis de Jesús
José Luis de Jesús predicted that the world’s governments and economies would fail on this day, and that he and his followers would undergo a transformation that would allow them to fly and walk through walls.
[87][88]

2012 Dec 21
Various
The so-called Mayan apocalypse at the start of the 13th b’ak’tun . The Earth would be destroyed by anasteroid , Nibiru, or some other interplanetary object; an alien invasion ; or a supernova . Mayanistscholars stated that no extantclassic Maya accounts forecast impending doom, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar ends in 2012 misrepresented Maya history and culture,[89][90][91]Scientists from NASA, along with expert archeologists, stated that none of those events were possible.
2012 phenomenon

2012 Dec 23f
Warren Jeffs
The president of theFundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saintspredicted from his prison cell that the world would end by December 23.
[92][93]

2012 Dec 31
Warren Jeffs
When the end failed to occur as he had predicted on December 23, Jeffs blamed it on his followers’ “lack of faith”, and moved the prediction to December 31.
[94]

Future predictionsf

DATE (CE)
CLAIMANT
DESCRIPTION
REFERENCE(S)

2020
Jeane Dixon
This alleged psychic claimed that Armageddon would take place in 2020 and Jesus would return to defeat the unholy Trinity of the Antichrist , Satanand the False prophet between 2020 and 2037. Dixon previously predicted the world would end on February 4, 1962.
[95]

2021
F. Kenton Beshore
Beshore bases his prediction on the prior suggestion that Jesus could return in 1988, i.e., within one Biblical generation (40 years) of the founding of Israel in 1948. Beshore argues that the prediction was correct, but that the definition of a Biblical generation was incorrect and was actually 70–80 years, placing the Second Coming of Jesus between 2018 and 2028 and the Rapture by 2021 at the latest.
[96]

2026
The Messiah Foundation International
Members propagate that the world is to end in 2026, when a comet would collide with Earth in accordance with Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi ‘s predictions inThe Religion of God.
[97][98]

2045
Ray Kurzweil
Kurzweil predicts aTechnological Singularitycaused by the compounding effects of exponential technological progress.Kurzweil writes “There will be no distinction, post-Singularity, between human and machine....
[99]

2060
Sir Isaac Newton
According to Sir Isaac Newton’s research of the Bible, the world will end in this year.
[100]

2129
Said Nursî
According to abjadinterpretation of a hadith , this Sunni Muslim theologian who wrote the Risale-i Nur Collection, a body of Qur’anic commentary exceeding six thousand pages, which expected the end in 2129.
[101]

2240
Talmud ,Orthodox Judaism
According to an opinion on the Talmud in mainstream Orthodox Judaism, the Messiah should come within 6000 years from the creation of Adam , and the world could possibly be destroyed 1000 years later. This would put the beginning of the period of desolation in the year 2240 CE and the end of the period of desolation in the year 3240 CE
Year 6000

2280
Rashad Khalifa
According to Rashad Khalifa’s research on the Quran Code , the world will end in this year.
[102]

500,000,000
James Kasting
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will drop, making Earth uninhabitable.
[103]

5,000,000,000
Various scientists
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 scientific community that the earth will be destroyed around this time.However, as the Sun grows gradually hotter (over millions of years), the Earth may become too hot for life in only a billion years’ time.
[103][104]

22,000,000,000
Various scientists
The Big Rip theory predicts that the entire universe will eventually be progressively torn apart by its continual expansion . One hypothetical example of the theory places the end in approximately 22 billion years time.
Big Rip

10100
Various scientists
The heat death of the universeis a suggested ultimate fate of the universe, in which the universe has diminished to a state of no thermodynamic free energy and therefore can no longer sustain motion or life.
Heat death of the universe

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