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 had reportedly been surviving underground in Tsarist Russia for nearly 200 years.

However long it had really been around, the cult’s members forbade marriage and were required to recruit new members. When an initiate in the cult had recruited 12 new members, it was believed that they had earned themselves a place in Heaven. They were then permitted to have sex with various other cult members at the next secret meeting, followed by consensual suicide that was assisted by other cultists who would suffocate them with red cushions. (Insert my usual remarks about my feelings toward religious zealots)

With November 13th designated as the end of the entire world, the Red Death Cult called off all their usual activities and decided they would please God and gain swift ascent to Heaven if they all locked themselves in their homes on that date and set their homes on fire. I’m not kidding. When 862 of the cultists put this plan into action Tsarist troops from St Petersburg were sent out to deal with the flames and save the suicidal religious nuts.

More than 100 (exact figures vary because some of the wounded died over the next few days) of the Red Death Cult got their wish and perished in the conflagration. When November 14th arrived with the world still intact the surviving members, showing more sense than the ever-gullible Millerites  did, grew disillusioned and disbanded.

FOR MORE END OF THE WORLD MYTHS CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/category/end-of-the-world-myths/


Filed under End of the World Myths


  1. Nut cases the whole bloody lot who believe things like that.

    Was the 9/11 not staged, i wonder 🙂

  2. OMG !!!
    They…i am at a loss for words…people are idiots.

  3. Woman

    Holy hannah.

    And people today still beleive in cult like religions.

    Makes me almost want to see why the PRC claims that Fulan Gang is a cult. Meh. Cannot be bothered too risky of being caught!

    • Like risks have ever stopped you before! You’re too much of an adventuress!

      • Woman

        No. There are some things where I know I’d just get a slap on the wrist and threatened and then all will be well and their face will be saved and I can go back to life as usual.

        That is one topic that I NEVER speak of or even think about because it is quite literally that serious around here. It wouldn’t mean deportation for me, it would mean much worse. And since I don’t “do” religion or beliefs the way others do… I’m interested, but not that interested.

        The other topic that is a no-no (but it all depends on how you present it it might be a yes topic), is Tibet and Taiwan.

      • Wow! Sounds pretty severe!

      • Woman

        This one case is right up there with drugs in my opinion of lines I’ll never cross here in China.

  4. That is one scary story. Those people were sick.

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