Everyone has heard that the world was going to end in 2003, it became hectic. When the year of 2003 had passed everyone was relieved that they were still alive, until scientists made another prediction for the world ending.
“When I first heard that the world was going to end in May 2003 I wasn’t old enough to realize what was going on. My parents didn’t really believe in this prediction so nothing serious was going on in my house, but I heard from my parents that my neighbors were acting crazy because they did not know what to do. They actually believed that this was going to happen,” said Brittany Morley, junior.
According to ABC News by Alyssa Newcomb and Lyneka Little, May 2003 was not the only time a prediction of the world coming to an end occurred. An 89 year old man named Harold Camping, a civil engineer and self taught Biblical sage had made a prediction in which he stated that the world was going to end on May 21, 2011.This man was said to have done research his whole life about the day the world was said to end. May 21, 2011 was not Camping’s first prediction, he had made many predictions before, but he always came out to be wrong. He somehow was able to convince people worldwide once again about the world ending on his predicted day and caused a lot of adversity.
When May 21st came and went, Camping was once again proven wrong, but he didn’t give up on trying to figure out doomsday. Camping then set out another prediction as to when the world was going to end, the date this time was October 21st, 2011. It was incredible how he once again got people to believe his predicted date even though all his life he has made so many predictions and always came out to be wrong.
Once again Camping’s prediction for October 21st, 2011 was proven false. This rumor is not over yet though. The rumor that the world is going to end on December 21st, 2012 came from the ancient civilization of the Mayans. This idea that started this rumor started that the Mayans ended their calendar on December 21st, 2012.
Camping’s prediction was wrong again. According to NASA, “the world ending on December 21st, 2012” is not going to happen, everyone can stop their fear of the world ending because it will not happen. Don’t always believe the first thing that the media says about the world coming to an end because in this case, they were always proven wrong. Once it is backed up to the fullest extent and people see it with their own eyes, that is when the world will come to an end.
“I know the world isn’t going to end. There has been so many rumors for such a long time and it just never comes true. I’ll believe it when I see it everyone around me dying,” says Camilla Ortyl, junior.