Scientists have believed for centuries that doomsday will once come. With growing environmental and political problems, many argue that this day is near. Many films have broadcast this theme and have impacted our sense of beliefs. Here are 10 Armageddon predictions we’ve come to understand.
1. Global Warming:
As sea levels are rising and ice sheets are rescinding, people are afraid that the two poles will melt, causing the world to end. As ice melts, water begins to rise, flooding all the lands.
Global warming is a huge problem in today’s globalizing world. Within the last 5 years, the east has been hit by 2 major earthquakes and tsunamis. Many species of penguins and polar bears suffer due to higher than expected temperatures. Polar Bears are now on endangered species list.
2. December 12, 2012:
Mayans believed that December 12, 2012 catastrophic events will occur which would signal the end of the world. The film 2012 was based on this theory and phenomenon. It marks the end of the 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. The world we are currently in is the 4. The last 3 world lived for 5, 125 years each.
3. Alien Invasion:
If anyone has ever watched the Simpsons or Scary Movie 3 and 4, you will see a common theme. Alien invasions has been theorized for quite some time. Astronomers have helped spur these theories with the finding of life and water on Mars. If anyone is interested in learning more, they can search for UFOs and the mystery surrounding them.
4. Asteroid hit (K-T Asteroid Theory):
A perfect example of this prophecy is the 1998 movie, Armageddon with Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thorton and Liv Tyler. Like in this film, many believe that the debris from a meteor will cause extinction in this world. 67 million years ago, an asteroid was responsible for the mass extinction of dinosaurs and other forms of life and the movement of tectonic plates which separated the different continents in this world. Theorists believe an asteroid could hit the earth soon as well.
5. Rise in Greenhouse Gases:
The ozone layer protects us from the harmful sun rays. The greenhouse gases we’re emitting are creating a thinner ozone layer. The temperatures do rise and create many problems for many people. As we are in a post-industrial era and we are utilizing non-environmentally friendly material, dooms day may be on its way.
6. Comet hits earth:
If anyone watched the film Deep Impact (1998) with Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman and Tea Leoni, they will be acquainted with the storyline and this Armageddon theory. The story revolves around a comet about to hit earth and wipe cities along the Atlantic with a humungous tsunami. Comets are different than asteroids as they have commas and tails. Michael Drosnin believes that it will crash in 2012 and will annihilate all life.
William Cooper believed that as the new millennium hits, the walls of Giza will open and that Satan will appear. A massive war was to begin on this date by the United States which could have lead to end of life. They were wrong.
8. December 19, 1999
Dotson Meade believed that a war will ensue which will signal the end of the world. A final battle of life and death would begin. These findings were based on the Dead Sea Scrolls. No final battle had been thought of yet so the prediction is false.
9. The House of Yahweh, Abilene:
The House of Yahweh, Abilene is a religious movement based in Abilene, Texas. Their beliefs are rooted in the assumption that they are the one true faith, according to the Christian God, Yahweh. The cult predicted that the end of the world will happen in October 1998. They also predicted that by 2001, 80% of the world’s population will be annihilated.
10. Harold Camping:
Although two predictions about doomsday and judgment day failed, he was able to still arouse a huge audience. In 1994 he predicted that Jesus would appear on September 15 or 17. When that did not happen, he admitted it as a mistake. In 2011, he predicted that judgment day would occur 70000 years after the flood of 4990 on May 21st. As we all know it, this was another false prediction.