Category Archives: End of the World Myths

END OF THE WORLD MYTH: GROUNDHOG DAY 1962

 Conspiracy kooks who believe that we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government also believe the world will end this coming December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining some of the previous end of the world scares that suckered in large numbers of people.

Feb 2nd, 1962 – For the first time in 400 years seven planets were to line up on this date. Astrologers in India believed that this would result in the destruction of the Earth. Millions gathered in Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF RED DEATH

 If you actually believe that we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government then you probably also believe that the world will end this coming December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining some of the previous end of the world scares in history.

November 13th, 1900 – This date was the predicted end of the world according to the Brothers and Sisters of Red Death. This group was a very odd religious cult that Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: “THE EGG OF DOOM”

 It’s no secret that the kind of people who think we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government also think the world will end this coming December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining some of the previous end of the world panics that suckered in large numbers of people.

Near Leeds, England, in 1806 a hen laid an egg clearly inscribed with the words “Christ is coming”. With no internet and no supermarket tabloids it took longer than we today are used to for the “gullible chump” grapevine to Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: WILLIAM WHISTON

 If you believe we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government you probably also believe that the world will end this December 21st. Balladeer’s Blog has been examining past “end of the world” scares, and will continue to do so through at least December 22nd, 2012.

William Whiston, a British mathematician, grandly announced that according to his calculations the world would end on October 13th, 1736. He further stated that the opening act for this cosmic drama would be the destruction of London by a flood early on that same date.

Because no matter what the century, there’s never any shortage of people willing to be suckered in by the latest predictions of global doom, countless numbers of Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: JOHANNES STOEFFLER

 The same kind of conspiracy kooks who believe that we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government also believe the world will end on December 21st of this year. In their honor Balladeer’s Blog has been examining some of the previous end of the world scares in history.

German astrologer Johannes Stoeffler predicted that according to his calculations the world would end by a giant flood on February 20th, 1524. Since Stoeffler worked for the prestigious Tubingen University he seemed to be a credible source, and before you knew it, hundreds of believers built themselves wooden arks (yes, wooden arks no less) and Continue reading

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END OF THE WORLD MYTH: DECEMBER 31ST 999 C.E.

 One thousand years before the Y2K hysteria the approaching end of the First Millenium C.E. was also greeted with a panic that the end of the world was at hand. Officially, the church pointed out that people were “irrational, shit-brained assholes” (I’m paraphrasing) for believing that Christ would return on New Year’s Day of the year 1,000.

Regardless of that word from Rome, thousands of knights, serfs and children began traveling toward Jerusalem, convinced that Continue reading

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WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

According to the type of conspiracy kooks who think we never landed on the moon and that the 9-11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government the world has only one year to live. December 21st, 2012 is the latest date for the supposed “end of the world” and this type of irrational mania hasn’t been so widespread since the Y2K panic. In the year to come I’ll look at some of the colorful end of the world scenarios that enjoyed a vogue in the past.

In the 1850′s there was a widespread belief that Napoleon III was the Anti-Christ. It was explained that Continue reading

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