Rescheduled Rapture Doesn't Happen

Harold Camping appears to have miscalculated again
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2011 6:04 AM CDT
Harold Camping speaks during a taping of his show "Open Forum" in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 23, 2011    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – If you're reading this and the world isn't in the process of being annihilated around you, it means Harold Camping got it wrong again. After his original prediction that the Rapture would arrive May 21 didn't come true, the doomsday prophet decided that he had miscalculated and that Judgment Day would actually arrive on Oct. 21—today.

The 90-year-old, who suffered a stroke in May, has kept a lower profile this time around. His followers—some of whom spent their life savings advertising May's apocalypse—have gradually drifted away and his daily radio program has been canceled. A Reuters reporter found him at his California home yesterday, where he answered the door in a bathrobe. "We're not having a conversation," he said with a chuckle. "There's nothing to report here."

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