Ever since the beginning of time, people have “predicted” the end of times. These predictions have come in the forms of biblical teachings and even scientific discoveries. However, one thing can be said for certain: we are still here. And because of this, we are going to present you with the top 10 failed doomsday prophecy predictions of all time. Maybe this list will help some people sleep better in 2012.
10. The Jupiter Effect
Two astrophysicists, Stephen Plagemann and John Gribben, made a discovery in 1982 that claimed that all nine planets would somehow create a gravitational pull that would place a huge amount of stress on our world. This stress would cause massive earthquakes and other severe changes in terms of climate and weather. The two even wrote a book together that was called “The Jupiter Effect”. However, time quickly showed that this theory was a bust and that their speculation was wrong.
9. Elizabeth Clare Prophet
In the 1980s, there was a spiritual prophet who had people convinced that a nuclear war would break out on April 23rd, 1990. People began to stockpile food and collect guns and other forms of weaponry. Some people even went as far as to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars constructing underground bomb shelters. Needless to say, nothing happened on this day and the lack of nuclear destruction caused people to see the entire incident as pure speculation with no evidence.
8. 1666 CE
Almost every few years in our society, we encounter a message that says that this year will be the “one”. Basically, people have been falsely predicting the end of the world for a very long time. One that actually became quite popular and well-known was the year 1666. The three sixes, which are symbolically used to describe the Devil, were combined with the millennium. And to many people’s surprise, it proved to be completely wrong.
7. 1033 and 1000 CE
Considering that the number “1000” plays such a huge role in various biblical scriptures, it would be hard to imagine entering a millennium with nothing “grand” happening. This contains even more significance for those people who took Revelations in the bible literally (since it claimed the end of times in 1000 years). Anyway, the years 1000 CE and 1033 CE were both predicted to be days where death and destruction would occur. These dates were even witnessed in various scriptures from supposed prophets.
6. Battle of Armageddon 1999
A man named Edgar Cayce made several predictions as to how the Earth would change. He made most of these predictions in the 30s and states that the battle of Armageddon would begin in 1999. Few know “how” he understood that these catastrophic events would occur but many trusted what he said. Obviously, these events failed to happen and most of his predictions have been proven false. And since he had been dead for forty or fifty years before that date, he was one of the few “ends of time prophets” who didn’t actually have to be here when his predictions failed.