Failed doomsday predictions

Published On: Dec 20 2012 09:01:49 AM PST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 09:06:05 AM PST

Friday's forecast doomsday is one of many visions predicting the end of the world through history.

Comet Hale-Bopp
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U.S. Navy

Heaven's Gate -- Claims of an alien spacecraft following the comet Hale-Bopp inspired a San Diego UFO cult named Heaven's Gate to conclude that the world would end soon. On March 26, 1997, 39 of the cult members committed suicide.


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