End of Days: Infamous Doomsday Prophecies

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  • Mayan Apocalypse
  • Halley's Comet
  • Heaven's Gate
  • The Jupiter Effect
  • Pat Robertson
  • Nostradamus
  • Y2K
  • Large Hadron Collider
  • Harold Camping
  • Sun Becomes a Red Giant

Heaven's Gate

The "Heaven's Gate" religious group was founded in the 1970s and its members believed that an alien space craft was coming to Earth hidden behind the Hale-Bopp Comet, and the aliens onboard would invade and destroy the Earth. On March 26, 1997, police found the bodies of 37 Heaven's Gate members who committed suicide under the belief that the planet was about to be "recycled" and that the only chance to survive was to leave it immediately.  

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