Living in Spain and bringing up a Spanglish family during the current 'crisis' and trying various ways to make some 'dinero'. Enjoying life in the sun, crafting and blogging as much as possible.

29 Dec 2012

Create your own Etsy shop banner

Create your own Etsy shop banner (or blogger blog banner) - with out the expense of Photo Shop!
 
Try these FREE online generators.
Banner Fans
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Online Banner Generator

I built my Etsy banner with Banner fans, although there was some detail I couldn't do on the generator so I 'pimped' it with Photobucket.com

There is also Pic Monkey for photo editing

Blogging an Etsy Treasury

For some time now I have been wondering how I can promote an Etsy treasury on my blog. In the past I have only been able to put a simple link on as I was unable to copy and paste the treasury direct. I don't know why I never bothered to 'Google' the answer.....and there it was! Thanks to a clever computer techy - I have a page that actually generates the html code I need for whatever treasury on Etsy I want to feature.

So for those of you wanting to do the same - click here

I am so glad there are some very clever people out there that can cut out all the hard work for us!!!!

Thank you redrowstudio.com!

26 Dec 2012

The Wishing Man by Clive Sheldon FREE

FREE DOWNLOAD ON KINDLE RIGHT NOW.....

John Philips a highly successful businessman gives a couple of pounds to an enigmatic tramp begging on the street. Comparing his own lifestyle to those living on the street, he makes a clumsy off the cuff remark “with no financial problems, no tax bills, no bills of any sort, sometimes I wish I had the same total freedom from life’s responsibilities that the homeless have.”

Over the next couple of days his wish comes true; he loses his company, his home, his wife and children, his freedom and ultimately his very life is threatened. With the help of some unlikely friends, and half a five pound note, he embarks on a quest to see if he can regain what he has lost or if he has cursed his life forever with a wish.



20 Dec 2012

Christina Aguilera Buys Her Fans From Kate Dengra of Dengra Designs

I found this article on the internet - source click here..........yes it is ME!!!!!!!! The pink fan in the picture was one bought from me.

Exclusive: Christina Aguilera's "The Voice" Fan Maker Revealed!

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The third season of NBC's smash hit "The Voice" is winding down! Tuesday, the show's final three contestants, Cassadee Pope, Nicholas David and Terry McDermott will find out who among them will receive the show's top honor -- a recording contract and $100,000.

But this season, it's not just the contestants who've been creating buzz. Coach Christina Aguilera and her fashion choices, specifically, her near-constant use of flamboyant fans, became a focal point of the show.

toofab did some digging and found out that rather than having her stylist pull them from a couture fashion designer's archives, Xtina purchases the pretty props for herself from a store on Etsy.com!

Kate Dengra from Castillejar, Spain is the lucky artisan whose ornate handheld fans caught Aguilera's eye. The accessories are not only bright and beautiful, they're also cheap! Most of Dengra's "Flamenco Fans" retail for $12.95, and some are priced even lower (the cheapest is $7.45).

Dengra, who is originally from England, lives in a cave house in Spain with her son and husband, and makes the fans in her spare time.

For her part, Aguilera recently explained her addition of the accessory, blaming their necessity on fellow coach Cee Lo Green's er ... digestive issues.

"Between [Blake Shelton's jokes] and Cee Lo, with his gas over there. That's why I have the fan, you know. I love you, Cee Lo, don’t be mad. Everybody knows," she joked.

More articles that I am mentioned in......

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni43036886/

http://www.wetpaint.com/the-voice/articles/where-does-christina-aguilera-get-her-fans-youll-be-surprised

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-Aguilera-COSTA-RICA/354339841248036

http://www.facebook.com/ChristinaAguileraEcuador?filter=3

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This is one of my fans

19 Dec 2012

The End Of the World is Nigh



Wherever you seem to go lately, you can't avoid the issue that the 'end of the world' is coming this Friday! It seems to be trending on most social networking sites this week. Even Nasa are worried......however not due to the world and it's fate, more to the fact that some people really believe the hype and it is affecting their mental health.
I am a big NON BELIEVER and will be one of the first to say 'told you so' on Saturday!!!!

But seriously this really is scaring so many people.......





Apparently one of the best places to be to 'escape' amageddon is in a cave in Spain!......phew!

Part of me thought that maybe our local estate agents had cooked up the story to boost sales in the area!!!!!!! but here it is on Wikipedia

Have people forgotten that the world was meant to end in 2000? and a planet was supposed to wipe out the earth in 2003

Well actually here is a fabulous table (from Wikipedia) of all the dates the world was meant to end and hasnt.......and the dates in the future that the world will end!!!.......how many times can one world end???

Predictions for past dates

Date (BCE)ClaimantDescriptionReference(s)
634RomansMany Romans feared that the city would be destroyed in the 120th year of its founding. There was a myth that 12 eagles had revealed to Romulus a mystical number representing the lifetime of Rome, and some early Romans hypothesized that each eagle represented 10 years.[1]
389RomansSome 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 365 AUC (389 BCE)[1]
Date (CE)ClaimantDescriptionReference(s)
1st centuryAlbert Schweitzer,
Johannes Weiss
Jesus' statements in Matthew 16:28 and Matthew 24:34 have been interpreted by some biblical scholars including Albert Schweitzer and Johannes Weiss as a prediction of an imminent apocalypse.[2]
1st centuryEarly ChristiansSome first-century Christians expected Jesus to return within one generation of his death. According to some scholars, Paul the Apostle was one of these.[3][4]
66–70EssenesIt is believed this sect of Jewish ascetics saw the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66–70 as the final end-time battle.[5]
2nd centuryMontanistsMembers of the Montanist movement, founded in 156, predicted that Jesus would return sometime during their lifetimes.[6]
365Hilary of PoitiersAnnounced that the end would happen that year.[6]
375–400Martin of ToursStated 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."[7][8]
500Hippolytus of Rome, Sextus Julius Africanus, IrenaeusAll three predicted Jesus would return in the year 500.[9]
793, Apr 6Beatus of LiébanaThe Spanish monk prophesied the second coming of Christ and the end of the world that day to a crowd of people.[9]
799–806Gregory of ToursCalculated the End occurring between 799 and 806.[10]
800Sextus Julius AfricanusSextus Julius Africanus revised the date of Doomsday to 800.[11]
848ThiotaDeclared that the world would end this year.[12]
992–995Various ChristiansGood Friday coincided with the Feast 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.[13]
1000, Jan 1Pope Sylvester IIThe Millenium Apocalypse. Various Christians predicted the end of the world on this date, including Pope Sylvester II. Riots in Europe.[14]
1000, Dec 31Various ChristiansThe end of the Christian Millenium. When the Millenium Apocalypse failed to materialize, many believers asserted that the Millennium would end on this date instead. Riots recurred in Europe.[14]
1033Various ChristiansSome believed this to be the 1000th anniversary of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and his second coming was anticipated.[9]
1184Various ChristiansVarious Christian prophets foresaw the Antichrist coming in 1184.[15]
1186John of ToledoPredicted the end of the world during 1186, based on the alignment of many planets.[14]
1260Joachim of FioreThe Italian mystic determined that the Millennium would begin between 1200 and 1260.[16]
1284Pope Innocent IIIPope Innocent III (d. 1216) predicted that the world would end 666 years after the rise of Islam.[7]
1290JoachimitesThe followers of Joachim of Fiore rescheduled the End to 1290 when his 1260 prophecy failed.[17]
1335JoachimitesSecond revised date of Joachim of Fiore.[17]
1346–51Various EuropeansThe black plague spreading across Europe was interpreted by many as the sign of the end of times.[18]
1370Jean de RoquetailladeThe Antichrist was to come in 1366 and the Millennium would begin in 1368 or 1370.[19]
1378Arnaldus de Villa NovaThis Joachite wrote that the Antichrist was to come in this year.[20]
1504Sandro BotticelliBelieved he was living during the Tribulation, and that the Millennium would begin in three and a half years from 1500.[21]
1524, Feb 1AstrologersPredicted the world would end by a flood starting in London based on calculations made the previous June.[22]
1524, Feb 20Johannes StöfflerA planetary alignment in Pisces was seen by this astrologer as a sign of the Millennium.[22]
1525Thomas MüntzerThis year would mark the beginning of the Millennium, according to this Anabaptist.[23]
1528Johannes StöfflerRevised date from Stöffler after his 1524 prediction failed to come true.[24]
1528, May 27Hans HutPredicted the end would occur on this day.[25]
1533Melchior HoffmanThis 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.[26]
1533, Oct 19Michael StifelThis mathematician calculated that the Judgement Day would begin at 8:00am on this day.[27]
1534, Apr 5Jan MatthysPredicted that the Apocalypse would take place on this day and only the city of Münster would be spared.[15]
1555 – c.Pierre d'AillyAround 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.[28]
1585Michael ServetusIn 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.[29]
1588RegiomontanusPredicted the end of the world this year.[30]
1600Martin LutherPredicted the end of the world would occur no later than 1600.[31]
1624, Feb 1AstrologersThe same astrologers who predicted the deluge of February 1, 1524 recalculated the date to February 1, 1624 after their first prophecy failed.[22]
1648Sabbatai ZeviUsing the kabbalah this rabbi from Smyrna, Turkey, figured that the Messiah would come in this year.[30]
1654Helisaeus RoeslinThis physician made a prediction that the world would end this year based on a nova that occurred in 1572.[32]
1656Various ChristiansSome Christians believed the world would end this year as 1656 is the number of years between Creation and the Great Flood in the bible.[33]
1657Fifth MonarchistsThis group of radical Christians predicted the final apocalyptic battle and the destruction of the Antichrist were to take place between 1655 and 1657.[34]
1658Christopher ColumbusColumbus 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.[35]
1660Joseph MedeMede claimed that the Antichrist appeared in 456, and the end would come in 1660.[36]
1666Sabbatai ZeviFollowing his failed prediction of 1648, Zevi recalculated the end of the earth in 1666.[30]
Various ChristiansThe presence of 666 in the date led to superstitious fears of the end of the world from some Christians.[37]
1673William AspinwallThis Fifth Monarchist claimed the Millennium would begin by this year.[38]
1688John NapierThis mathematician calculated the end of the world would be this year based on calculations from the Book of Revelation.[39]
1689Pierre JurieuThis prophet predicted that Judgement Day would occur this year.[40]
1694John MasonThis Anglican priest predicted the Millennium would begin by this year.[41]
Johann Heinrich AlstedPredicted the Millennium would begin by this year.[42]
Johann Jacob ZimmermannBelieved that Jesus would return and the world would end this year.[43]
1697Cotton MatherThis Puritan minister predicted the world would end this year. After the prediction failed, he revised the date of the End two more times.[15]
1700John NapierAfter his 1688 prediction failed to come true, Napier revised his end of the world prediction to this year.[39]
Henry ArcherThis Fifth Monarchists claimed the second coming of Jesus would occur this year.[44]
1700–1734Nicholas of CusaThis Cardinal predicted the end would occur between 1700 and 1734.[45]
1705–1708CamisardsCamisard prophets predicted the end of the world would occur in either 1705, 1706 or 1708.[40]
1716Cotton MatherRevised prediction from Mather after his 1697 prediction failed to come true.[15]
1719, Apr 5Jacob BernoulliThis mathematician predicted a comet would destroy the earth on this day.[32]
1736Cotton MatherMather's third and final prediction for the end of the world.[15]
1736, Oct 16William WhistonWhiston predicted a comet colliding with the earth this year.[46]
1757Emanuel SwedenborgSwedenborg claimed that the Last Judgement occurred in the spiritual world this year.[47]
1780Various New England residentsThe 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.[48]
1789Pierre d'Ailly1789 would bring the coming of the Antichrist, according this 14th-century Cardinal.[49]
1792–1794ShakersPredicted the world would end in both 1792 then 1794.[15]
1793–1795Richard BrothersThis retired sailor stated the Millennium would begin between 1793 and 1795. He was eventually committed to an insane asylum.[45]
1795, Nov 19Nathaniel Brassey HalhedWhile campaigning for Richard Brothers' release, Halhead proclaimed that the world would end on this day.[50]
1805Christopher LoveThis 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.[51]
1806The Prophet Hen of LeedsIn Leeds, England in 1806 a hen began laying eggs on which the phrase "Christ is coming" was written. Eventually it was discovered to be a hoax. The hoaxster had written on the eggs in a corrosive ink so as to etch the eggs, and reinserted the eggs back into the hen.[52][53]
1814, Dec 25Joanna SouthcottThis 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.[54]
1836John WesleyWesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, foresaw the Millennium beginning this year.[55]
1843Harriet LivermoreThe first of two years this preacher predicted the world would end.[56]
1843, Apr 28MilleritesAlthough it was not officially endorsed by their leadership, many Millerites expected the Second Coming to occur on this day.[57]
1843, Dec 31MilleritesMany Millerites expected Jesus would return at the end of 1843.[57]
1844, Mar 21William MillerMiller predicted Christ would return on this day[58]
1844, Oct 22William MillerAfter Christ did not return on Mar 21, 1844, Miller then revised his prediction to 22 October 1844, claiming to have miscalculated Scripture. The realization that the predictions were incorrect resulted in the Great Disappointment.[58]
1847Harriet LivermoreThe second prediction of the end of the world from this preacher.[56]
1847, Aug 7George RappRapp, the founder of the Harmony Society, preached that Jesus would return in his lifetime, even as he lay dying on Aug 7, 1847.[59]
1853–1856VariousMany people thought the Crimean War was the Battle of Armageddon.[60]
1862John CummingThis Scottish clergyman stated it was 6000 years since Creation in 1862, and that the world would end.[61]
1863John WroeThe founder of the Christian Israelite Church calculated that the Millennium would begin this year.[54]
1873Jonas WendellIn 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.[62]
1874Bible Student movementThe first prediction of the end of the world from the Bible Student movement started by Charles Taze Russell.[63]
Seventh-day AdventistsThe newly formed Seventh-day Adventists, a group founded by former Millerites, predicted the Second Coming would be in this year.[64]
1878Bible Student movementThe second prediction of the end of the world from the Bible Student movement.[63]
1881Mother ShiptonThis 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.[65]
Bible Student movementThe third prediction of the end of the world from the Bible Student movement.[63]
1890WovokaThe founder of the Ghost Dance movement predicted in 1889 that the Millennium would occur in 1890.[66]
1892–1911Charles Piazzi SmythThis pyramidologist concluded from his research on the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza that the Second Coming would occur between 1892 and 1911.[67]
1899C. A. L. TottenPredicted that 1899 was a possible date for the end of the world.[68]
1901Catholic Apostolic ChurchThis 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.[69]
1908Bible Student movementThe fourth prediction of the end of the world from the Bible Student movement.[63]
1910Camille FlammarionPredicted that the 1910 appearance of Halley's Comet might destroy life on Earth, but not the planet itself.[70]
1914Bible Student movement"…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."[71]
1915John ChilembweThis Baptist educator and leader of a rebellion in Nyasaland predicted the Millennium would begin this year.[66]
1916Bible Student movementWorld War I would terminate in Armageddon and the rapture of the "saints".[72]
1918Bible Student movementAnother prediction of the end from the Bible Student movement.[63]
1920Bible Student movementIn 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.[73]
1925Joseph F. Rutherford, Bible Student movement...we may expect 1925 to witness the return of these faithful men of Israel from the condition of death, being resurrected and fully restored to perfect humanity and made the visible, legal representatives of the new order of things on earth."[74]
1925, Feb 13Margaret RowenAccording 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.[75]
1935, SepWilbur Glenn VolivaThis evangelist announced that "the world is going to go 'puff' and disappear in September, 1935.[76]
1936Herbert W. ArmstrongThe 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.[77]
1941Jehovah's WitnessesAnother prediction of the end from the Jehovah's Witnesses, which branched from the Bible Student movement.[78]
1943Herbert W. ArmstrongThe first of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 prediction failed to come true.[77]
1947John Ballou NewbroughThe author of Oahspe: A New Bible foresaw the destruction of all nations and the beginning of post-apocalyptic anarchy in this year.[65]
1954, Dec 21Dorothy MartinThe 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.[79]
1959, April 22Florence HouteffBelieving that the end of time was imminent, Mrs. Houteff and her council began a campaign to evangelize across the U.S., Canada, the West Indies and western Asia. The campaign included publicity events such as equipping cars with signs that read, "Hear Ye The Rod," a Biblical reference (Micah 6:9) to "The Shepherd's Rod" Message. The cars also were outfitted with loudspeakers to broadcast the Rod message to passersby.[80]
1962, Feb 4Jeane DixonThis psychic predicted a planetary alignment on this day was to bring destruction to the world.[81]
1967Jim JonesThe founder of the Peoples Temple stated he had visions that a nuclear holocaust was to take place in 1967.[82]
1967, Aug 20George Van TasselThis 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.[83]
1969Charles MansonManson predicted that an apocalyptic race war would occur in 1969 and ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders in an attempt to bring it about.[84]
1969, Aug 9George WilliamsThe founder of the Church of the Firstborn predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur on this day.[85]
1972Herbert W. ArmstrongThe second of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 and 1943 predictions failed to come true.[77]
1973, Jan 11-21David BergBerg, the leader of Children of God predicted that there would be a colossal doomsday event heralded by Comet Kohoutek.[86][87]
1975Herbert W. ArmstrongArmstrong's fourth and final false prediction.[77]
Jehovah's WitnessesIn 1966 Jehovah's Witnesses estimated it would be 6000 years since man's creation in the fall of 1975 and it would be "appropriate" for Christ's thousand-year reign to begin at that time. These claims were repeated throughout the late 1960s and in 1974 they reaffirmed there was just a short time remaining before "the wicked world's end".[88]
1977John WroeThe founder of the Christian Israelite Church predicted this year for Armageddon to occur.[65]
William M. BranhamThis Christian minister predicted the Rapture would occur no later than 1977.[89]
1980Leland JensenIn 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.[90]
1980sHal LindseyLindsey book The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon stated ""the decade of the 1980s could very well be the last decade of history as we know it" and that the U.S. could be "destroyed by a surprise Soviet nuclear attack.". The book strongly suggests that the 1980s would see the biblical events of tribulation and end times come to pass.[91]
1981Chuck SmithThe founder of Calvary Chapel predicted the generation of 1948 would be the last generation, and that the world would end by 1981 at the latest.[92][93]
1982, Mar 10John Gribbin, Stephen PlagemannStated in their book The Jupiter Effect that combined gravitational forces of lined up planets were supposed to bring the end of the world on this day.[94]
1982, Jun 21Benjamin CremeCreme took out an ad in the Los Angeles stating the Second Coming would occur in June 1982 with the Maitreya announcing it on worldwide television.[95]
1982, Oct/NovPat RobertsonIn late 1976 Robertson predicted that the end of the world was coming in October or November 1982.[96]
1984, Oct 2Jehovah's WitnessesAnother prediction of the end from the Jehovah's Witnesses.[97]
1985Lester SumrallThis minister predicted the end in this year, even writing a book about it entitled I Predict 1985.[98]
1987–1988Noah Hutchings,The president of the Southwest Radio Church suggested that the Rapture would take place "possibly in 1987 or 1988."[99]
1987, Apr 29Leland JensenJensen predicted that Halley's Comet would be pulled into Earth's orbit on April 29, 1988, causing widespread destruction.[100]
1987, Aug 17José ArgüellesArgüelles claimed that Armageddon would take place unless 144,000 people gathered in certain places in the world in order to "resonate in harmony" on this day.[101]
1988Hal LindseyLindsey suggested that the Rapture would take this year, reasoning that it was 40 years (one Biblical generation) after Israel gained statehood.[102]
1988, Sep/OctEdgar C. WhisenantWhisenant 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.[63][103]
1989, Sep 30Edgar C. WhisenantAfter all his 1988 predictions failed to come true, Whisenant revised his prediction date to this day.[63]
1990, Apr 23Elizabeth Clare ProphetProphet 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.[104][105]
1991Louis FarrakhanThe leader of the Nation of Islam declared that the Gulf War would be the "War of Armageddon which is the final war."[106]
1992, Sep 28Rollen StewartThis born-again Christian predicted the Rapture would take place on this day.[107]
1992, Oct 28Lee Rang JimLee, the leader of the Dami Mission in Seoul, predicted the Rapture on this day. South Korean officials took elaborate precautions against a mass suicide, posting 1,500 riot officers to monitor about a thousand followers who had gathered in the group's headquarters to await the Rapture. Their efforts were successful, although four group members had committed suicide in previous days.[108]
1993David BergBerg predicted the tribulation would start in 1989 and that the Second Coming would take place in 1993.[109]
1994, May 2Neal ChaseThis 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.[110]
1994, Sep/OctHarold CampingCamping 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.[111][112]
1995, Mar 31Harold CampingCamping's fourth predicted date for the end. This would be Camping's last prediction until 2011.[112]
1996, Dec 17Sheldon NidleCalifornia psychic Sheldon Nidle predicted that the world would end on this date, with the arrival of 16 million space ships and a host of angels.[113]
1997, Mar 26Marshall ApplewhiteApplewhite, leader of the Heaven's Gate cult, claimed that a spacecraft was trailing the Comet Hale-Bopp and 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.[114]
1997, Oct 23James UssherThis 17th-century Irish Archbishop predicted this date to be 6000 years since Creation, and therefore the end of the world.[115]
1998, Mar 31Hon-Ming ChenHon-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. On March 25, God was to appear on Channel 18 on every TV set in the US. Chen chose to base his cult in Garland, Texas, because he thought it sounded like "God's Land."[116]
1999Seventh-day AdventistsSome literature distributed by Seventh-day Adventists predicted the end in this year.[117]
Charles BerlitzThis 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.[118]
1999, JulNostradamusA 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.[119]
1999, Aug 18The Amazing CriswellThe predicted date of the end of the world, according to this psychic well known for false predictions.[120]
1999, Dec 31Hon-Ming ChenHon-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.[121]
'Before' 2000Hal LindseyAfter his 1980's predictions failed to come true, Lindsay published the book Planet Earth 2000 A.D. in 1994, which stated that Christians should not plan to still be on earth by the year 2000.[122]
James Gordon LindsayThis preacher predicted the tribulation would begin before the year 2000.[123]
Texe MarrsThis conspiracy theorist stated that the last days could "wrap up by the year 2000."[124]
Timothy Dwight IVThis President of Yale University foresaw the Millennium starting by 2000.[125]
Jehovah's WitnessesIn 1971, and again in 1984, the Jehovah's Witnesses stated the end would be before the end of the 20th century.[126][127]
2000 - c.Peter OliviThis 13th-century theologian wrote that the Antichrist would come to power between 1300 and 1340, and the Last Judgement would take place around 2000.[128]
Helena BlavatskyThe founder of Theosophy foresaw the end of the world in this year.[129]
Isaac NewtonNewton 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.[130]
Ruth MontgomeryThis self-described Christian psychic predicted the Earth's axis would shift and the Antichrist would reveal himself in this year.[131]
Edgar CayceThis psychic predicted the Second Coming would occur this year.[132]
Sun Myung MoonThe founder of the Unification Church predicted the Kingdom of Heaven would be established in this year.[133]
Ed DobsonThis pastor predicted the end would occur in his book The End: Why Jesus Could Return by A.D. 2000.[134]
Lester SumrallThis minister predicted the end in his book I Predict 2000.[135]
Jonathan EdwardsThis 18th-century preacher predicted that Christ's thousand-year reign would begin in this year.[136]
2000, Jan 1VariousPredictions 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 KibweteereAn estimated 778 followers of this Ugandan 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.[137]
Jerry FalwellFalwell foresaw God pouring out his judgement on the world on this day.[138]
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. JenkinsThese 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.[139]
2000, April 6James HarmstonThe 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.[140]
2000, May 5Nuwaubian NationThis movement claimed that the planetary lineup would cause a "star holocaust," pulling the planets toward the sun on this day.[141]
2000, Oct 9Grant JeffreyThis bible teacher suggested this date as the "probable termination point for the 'last days.'"[142]
2000, Dec 31Various ChristiansThe end of the Second Christian Millenium. When the Year 2000 Apocalypse failed to materialize, believers asserted that the Second Millennium would end on this date.Second Millennium
2001Tynetta MuhammadThis columnist for the Nation of Islam predicted the end would occur in this year.[143]
2003, MayNancy LiederLieder 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.[144]
2003, Nov 29Aum ShinrikyoThis Japanese cult predicted the world would be destroyed by a nuclear war between October 30 and November 29, 2003.[145]
2006, Sep 12House of YahwehYisrayl 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.[146]
2007, Apr 29Pat RobertsonIn his 1990 book The New Millennium, Robertson suggests this date as the day of Earth's destruction.[147]
2008, Sep 10 – c.VariousA 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-eating micro black holes or strangelets. Similar claims were made about 2010, March 30, when the collider reached maximum energy. See safety of particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.[148]
2010Hermetic Order of the Golden DawnThis magic order predicted the world would end in this year.[149]
2011, May 21Harold CampingCamping predicted that the Rapture and devastating earthquakes 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, Aug–OctVariousThere 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.[150]
2011, Sep 29Ronald WeinlandRonald 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.[151][152] [153]
2011, Oct 21Harold CampingWhen 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
2012, May 27Ronald WeinlandRonald Weinland stated Jesus Christ would return and the world would end on this day.[154]
2012, June 30José Luis de JesúsJosé 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.[155][156]

Predictions for future dates

Date (CE)ClaimantDescriptionReference(s)
2012, Dec 21VariousThe so-called Mayan apocalypse at the start of the 14th b'ak'tun. The Earth is destroyed by an asteroid, Nibiru, or some other interplanetary object; an alien invasion; or a supernova. Premise of the film 2012. Many archeologists and astronomers attempt to debunk this myth.2012 phenomenon
2018–2028F. Kenton BeshoreBeshore bases his prediction on Hal Lindsey's failed 1988 prediction that Jesus would return within one biblical generation of the founding of Israel in 1948. Lindsey stated a biblical generation was 40 years. Beshore argues that Lindsey's prediction was correct, but that his definition of a biblical generation was incorrect, which is actually 70–80 years, placing the Second Coming of Jesus between 2018 and 2028.[157]
2020–2037Jeane DixonThis psychic claimed that the Armageddon would take place in 2020 and Jesus would return to defeat the unholy Trinity of the Antichrist, Satan and the False prophet between 2020 and 2037. Dixon previously predicted the world would end on February 4, 1962.[158]
2129Said NursîAccording to abjad interpretation 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.[159]
2240Talmud, Orthodox JudaismAccording 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 A.D. and the end of the period of desolation in the year 3240 A.D.Year 6000
2280Rashad KhalifaAccording to Rashad Khalifa's research on the Quran Code, the world will end in this year.[160]
3000, Dec 31Various ChristiansThe end of the Third Christian Millenium.Third Millennium
3240Talmud, Orthodox JudaismAccording to an opinion on the Talmud in mainstream Orthodox Judaism, the Earth could be be destroyed 7000 years after the creation of Adam.Year 7000
c. 500,000,000James KastingThe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will drop, making Earth uninhabitable.[161]
c. 5,000,000,000Various scientistsThe 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.[161][162]
c. 22,000,000,000Various scientistsThe 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 years.Various scientistsThe heat death of the universe is 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