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Forget 6-6-06: Every Day Is Doomsday

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Other biblical prophets are more focused on 2033, which would mark the 2,000th anniversary of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

The year 2012 could be the end if ancient Mayan mysticism holds true. Centuries ago, the Mayans were the first to build a calendar, and that calendar ends in 2012. The Mayans disappeared suddenly and mysteriously around 900 A.D.

One of the largest groups of UFO believers, the Raelians, say aliens will begin arriving by 2035 to usher in a new world order.

Before you kiss your family and the world goodbye, just remember that doomsday predictions have been around since the dawn of time — and we still haven't seen the sunset of all sunsets.

The Anti-Climactic Visions of Nostradamus, Columbus and Others

Remember the Y2K panic? When the year 2000 came, some thought the end was at hand — some because of the coming of a new millennium, and some because they believed the computers of the world would discombobulate because of a programming glitch.

It's interesting to note that the same fear ran rampant in the late 900s — the last time a new millennium rolled around.

Christopher Columbus, who shattered the flat-Earth society's planetary vision, pegged the end of the world at 1656. The religious sect known as the Shakers believed it would come in 1792, while Jehovah's Witnesses have made several preparations for Armageddon — first in 1914 and again in 1925.

Edgar Cayce, America's most renowned psychic of the 1930s, declared that Earth would be devastated in 2001 by a massive polar shift, leading to many natural disasters that would bring the world to an end. Cayce also predicted Atlantis would rise from its watery grave sometime before 1969.

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