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Future End Of The World Predictions ~ Since It Didn't End On 12/21/2012

Updated on December 22, 2012

No One Seems To Be Able To Predict This ~

Ok, so the world didn't end on 12/21/12... yawn... so when is the next end of the world predicted?
Ok, so the world didn't end on 12/21/12... yawn... so when is the next end of the world predicted? | Source
Here's a picture I took at an "Alien" themed tourist shop in Boulder City, Nevada last summer. Just wanted to share it so we will know what aliens look like in case there really is a future alien invasion~ I mean, since there wasn't one on 12/21/12.
Here's a picture I took at an "Alien" themed tourist shop in Boulder City, Nevada last summer. Just wanted to share it so we will know what aliens look like in case there really is a future alien invasion~ I mean, since there wasn't one on 12/21/12. | Source
The closest I'll ever get to pillaging with Jack Sparrow!  Taken at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum here in Las Vegas.
The closest I'll ever get to pillaging with Jack Sparrow! Taken at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum here in Las Vegas. | Source

So, Now That The Big Day Has Passed ~ When Is The Next "End Of The World" Predicted?

I find it humorous that since I started looking into end of the world predictions, I have personally been through 60 (YES, that is sixty) end of the world predictions in my lifetime... and guess what? Not a single one actually happened. It makes me wonder why people keep on trying to predict "the end."

Since I was born in 1959, there have been 60 predictions of the end of the world. No wonder I've become just a little bit jaded and have developed a tendency not to believe any of these predictions.

This latest one, that the world would end on December 21, 2012 because the Mayan calendar ended on this date was just another notch on my lipstick case. OK, so I don't even WEAR lipstick, but nonetheless, it is just another example of flawed human beings trying to predict with some form of accuracy WHEN exactly the end of the world will be.

This most recent apocalyptic event was supposed to be due to an asteroid or another interplanetary object, or through an alien invasion. OK, so I live in the land of alien sightings here in Las Vegas, and I can attest to the fact that there were no such alien invasions that occurred here on December 21st.

Unless you count all the drunken bachelor and bachelorette parties going on down on the strip on this date. I have seen otherwise perfectly normal looking women become animals by carrying blow up dolls that look like men on their shoulders walking down Las Vegas Boulevard. But, I don't think that qualifies as an alien invasion. I've seen what looks like a perfectly normal looking man walking out of a hotel wearing a spiderman tutu, no doubt spurred on by his buddies during his bachelor party. That wasn't due to an alien invasion either.

I did learn something interesting when I was researching for this, trying to find out about past end of the world predictions. Did you know that the crimes committed by Charles Manson and his group, the Tate-LaBianca murders, were actually tied to an end of the world prediction? They were. He believed that the end of the world would begin with some kind of race war that would be apocalyptic. He decided that they, Manson and his group, were going to start that race war with those murders... what they did was partially an effort to begin the end of the world - a good example of the sick, twisted, warped mind of a serial killer.

In fact, in my research for this, I found that predictions have been made about the end of the world as far back as 600 BC. There have literally been hundreds of predictions made and not a single one of them has happened - yet.

Next End Of The World Is Between 2018 And 2028

What makes people want to try to predict the end with any type of accuracy? And what makes them decide that certain events will occur that will bring about the end of the world? All I know is that the next end of the world is predicted between the years 2018 and 2028, by a man named F. Kenton Beshore. It seems that he is basing his prediction on one that was made previously back in 1988.

In 1988, Hal Lindsey predicted that Jesus would come back for his loyal followers within a "biblical generation" of when Israel was founded. Most of us have heard about the rapture, this is something similar in which Jesus is believed to be coming back. When Lindsey made his prediction, however, he used a guideline of about 40 years as a "biblical generation."

It seems that Mr. Beshore disagreed with Lindsey and felt that a real biblical generation was more like 70 to 80 years. That would make this new date for the end of the world fall sometime between 2018 and 2028. Now, that's a pretty big gap for predicting the end of the world, I mean, ten years? Really?

Oh Wait ~ No, It's Going To End Between 2020 And 2037

In another very stretched out prediction, a woman named Jeane Dixon predicted that the world will really end (for REAL this time) between 2020 and 2037. OK, so now we have a 17 year period of time to sweat out the end of the world. As a side note, this same person, Jeane Dixon, previously predicted that the world would end when I was only a little over two years old, on February 4, 1962. Nope, the world didn't end then either.

Ms. Dixon's claim is that this new period of time would be when the biblical version of Armageddon occurs. She predicted that Jesus would come back at some point to fight the antichrist, a false prophet and Satan himself, sometimes referred to as the unholy trinity.

Looks Like It Might End In 2129 ~

A theologian who also happens to be a Sunni Muslim, a person named Said Nursi, predicted that the end of the world would take place in the year 2129. It seems that he wrote a body of work that was over 6,000 pages long in which he detailed that the real expected end of the world is in the year 2129.

Good news, though, I sure won't be alive any more for that one (OK, so maybe that's not such great news). Even my grandchildren probably won't be around for that particular end of the world, unless they are lucky (or unlucky?) enough to live to the age of 122 years old.

After these predictions, there are a couple more, one in the year 2240 and another in the year 2280 that could happen... there's a possibility - about as much of a possibility as there ever has been, which is not very much.

The Big Rip ~ Yep, This Really Could Be IT ~

Oh, and in case anyone is interested, there is a funny end of the world coming up in 22,000,000,000 (yes, that is THREE sets of zeros). That's 22 BILLION years from now. This one is going to be known as "The Big Rip." My first thought was BIG WHOOP! This one predicts that the entire world will be ripped apart due to it's constant expansion. I guess "we" ... or rather the planet earth...will get too big for our britches?

In the famous words of Mr. George Jetson of the 1960's era animated cartoon series "Jetson's" ... JANE, STOP THIS CRAZY THING!!!!

Stop the world, I think I wanna get off. I just hope I make it through a few more years here until the real end of the world happens, I have too much STUFF left to do, and besides, I'm not even done with my bucket list yet! I still need to go pillaging and plundering with Jack Sparrow, for goodness sakes. Kinda makes you want to know what is on the REST of my bucket list, doesn't it? I'm not telling!

When Do You Think The World Will REALLY End?

Given all the previous predictions, when you do think the world REALLY will end?

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    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR

      KathyH 

      3 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      That is definitely good that you didn't join that one, Say Yes To Life! Funny how these things are predicted and then they don't happen! Thank you for commenting!

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      Yoleen Lucas 

      3 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      Back in 1993, there was a cult that predicted the world would end in October of that year. All the cult members ran up their credit cards, convinced they would not have to pay them off. I'm sure glad I didn't join that cult!

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR

      KathyH 

      5 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      You give some great advice, G. Miah for people to not worry and just live their lives and see what happens. Thank you so much for reading and for your thoughtful comment.

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      Gous Ahmed 

      5 years ago from Muslim Nation

      No one on earth will ever be able to predict the end of the world. Forget the end of the world, can anyone predict the year, month, week, day or time that they will die? No. NEVER. Only Allah (God) knows. The creator knows because he created the world.

      I am a Muslim and have written an article on Hubpages regarding this subject and we have the Quran and Hadith that explains the chain of events that will lead up to the end of the world. The major events are yet to happen, and majority of the minor events have passed or are in the process of being passed right now.

      According to the sayings of the Prophet Muahammad (peace be upon him), some of the major signs will be that there will be 3 landslides, one in the West, one in the East and one in Saudi Arabia. We are still waiting for Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog), Dajjal (Antichrist), Saudi Arabia returning back to a land of greenery and many ,many more.

      He (peace be upon him) also mentioned that Jesus will return to kill the Anitchrist, there will be a lot of Harj (killing) which we can all (maybe except Americans because the media shows ONLY what the government wants people to see, that there is a lot of killing going on nearly in every single country for one thing or another.

      Anyway, excellent article, and people shouldn't worry, just live their lives as they are and see what happens in future.

      G Miah.

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR

      KathyH 

      5 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      I agree, Betty! Merry Christmas to you and to Jackie, and thank you both for your insightful comments! :)

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      Jackie Lynnley, thanks for your wise, knowledgeable words. We Christians know that no one is to know when the end times are to begin or when Christ will call us home. I must click on your hubs, as I am sure I will enjoy your words. Merry Christmas! Betty Overstreet

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR

      KathyH 

      5 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Pamela! I just remember every few years when I was growing up, hearing about each prediction, then the day came... and went... and here we still are. :) It's interesting, but I'm like you, I don't think anyone does know. Thanks for commenting!

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR

      KathyH 

      5 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      That's really interesting, Jackie! I'm going to have to read up some more on that... thanks so much for sharing! :) I appreciate you commenting!

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      KathyH 

      5 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      I know what you mean, Scribenet! We're still going to have to pay those debts, but at least we are still here to work on that! : ) Thanks so much for commenting! :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I never pay attention to all of this garbage as to when the world will end. I don't think anyone knows and many expend a lot of energy on nonsense. Your hub certainly shows us that there are many predictions and little proof. Well done.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      According to God the world will never end but it will know tribulation that will not leave one stone unturned. I do believe in the rapture and look forward to it, because, well look at the wars just brewing right now, who wants to be here for that? Christian will no bear God's tribulation. Jesus does not come back for the rapture though, he merely calls us home and when He does come to earth again He will rule over the earth with His bride (the Church) for 1000 years. Then is judgement. Past that we are not told but we are promised eternity. The bad thing is the atheist and anti-Christs, etc get eternity too, of being without God.

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      Scribenet 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Pity all the people who thought it would end and they would not have to pay their debts. Aww...Perhaps they are now a little wiser? Not. :)

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR

      KathyH 

      5 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Betty! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too! :) I actually started this a few days ago, but kept adding to it and then I finished it up right about midnight! :) I guess if the world really had ended, I wouldn't have finished! ;) Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! :)

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      When did you prepare this? Just before you went to bed at midnight last night!!!! Thanks, I enjoyed your words as always. When the end really comes I pray I will be lifted up by my Lord as He promises. I am trying to be a good girl until that day. Of course, I don't always succeed! Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

    • KathyH profile imageAUTHOR

      KathyH 

      5 years ago from Waukesha, Wisconsin

      Just wanted to be sure, Ang! Ya never know, some might think it did end! (Winking!) I just wanted to give some hope to those who are still looking forward to it ending, just so they know there are still more predictions! ;) I'm pretty sure there always will be these predictions! Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate it! :)

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      Angie Jardine 

      5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Preeetttyy sure you didn’t need to tell us the world hadn’t ended, Kathy … I think at least some of us had noticed … lol!

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