Top Ten Failed End of the World Prediction DatesSo I can easily say I have survived plenty of predicted dates for the end of the world, apocalypse, doomsday, or whatever you want to call cataclysm that has destroyed all life on this planet. Which means that everyone else has survived these doomsday predictions as well. So let's see the most famous predicted dates that ended up being false. This list of course does not cover future predicted doomsday dates, only past ones that were not true.
Perhaps the most famous apocalpyse date happens during the winter solstice of 2012, in coordinance with an ancient Mayan calendar, a meteor from outer space, or other interplanetary object. I was in high school at the time and it was quite obviously proven to be false. So much was about this particular date that an entire film was directed by Roland Emmerich which naturally bombed.
When I heard about this, I never actually believed in it. Thank goodness it isn't true.
This was a set date for the rapture announced by a zealot priest Harold Camping in which earthquakes would ravage the Earth and that the entire world would be destroyed in October 21. Again, nothing happened on that day or any day afterward and speaking of which...
Five months later after his original failed prediction Harold Camping came up with a "spiritual judgment", with both the world's end and a physical rapture happening. Again, nothing was true here.
Numerous, numerous sources say that Y2K was the end, some religious and involving God while others predicted economic chaos. And others thought of the "computer bug. Of course, I never knew about this since I was only seven at the time, but hey, we're all still alive in the new millennium.
Ronald Weinland is just like Harold Camping in that he predicted so many religious things that turned out to be untrue. On this date he said that Jesus would return and that the rest of the world is doomed. He pretty much stopped believing in this prophecy in 2019 after his last failed prediction.
Neal Chase predicts that New York will be obliterated by a nuke and that the so-called Battle of Armageddon would take place just 40 days later. Seems far fetched and no, New York was not nuked.
One of the more sillier predicted dates. A Taiwanese man named Hon-Ming Chen stated that God will come to Earth, but in a flying saucer, and at 10:00am. Obviously he didn't take into account time zones and no God did not come to Earth.
The "Star Holocaust" theory in which the planets apparently all align and would make a beeline straight for the sun.
In the middle of all the commotion regarding the predictions by Camping and Weinland, there were some fears about a certain Comet Elenin that traveled directly between the Sun and the Earth. People feared that it would collide with Earth, or cause disturbances in the crust, causing earthquakes to occur. The predicted end of the world dates for this comet stretch as back as August, but the October 16 theory involves the comet hitting the planet itself. Scientists of course disproved all fears.
Nancy Lieder is all about Nibiru, the planet that had been predicted to collide with Earth. According to her she had been in contact with aliens from the Zeta Reticuli system in that Nibiru would cause a shifting of the poles. None of this ended up being true and there were no aliens to speak of.