Harold Camping, radio minister who took out billboards predicting apocalypse, dies at 92 - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
4.1°C

Harold Camping, radio minister who took out billboards predicting apocalypse, dies at 92

FILE - In this Thursday, May 19, 2011 file photo, Mose Macdonald works in the impound yard of Stealth Recovery and Towing in Eugene, Ore. near a billboard proclaiming the upcoming Saturday, May 21, 2011 as "Judgement Day." An organization run by Harold Camping of Oakland, Calif. has purchased billboards all over the country proclaiming May 21 will mark the end of the world. Camping, who used his evangelical ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92. Camping died at his home Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 according to Family Radio Network marketing manager Nina Romero. She said he had been hospitalized after falling. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)
December 17, 2013 - 9:11 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. - The U.S. preacher who used his evangelical radio network and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world has died at age 92.

Family Radio Network marketing manager Nina Romero said Harold Camping died at his home on Sunday. She said he had been hospitalized after falling.

Camping was a retired civil engineer who first predicted the Rapture would happen in September 1994. When Judgment Day didn't come to pass, he blamed it on a mathematical error.

After his second failed prediction in May 2011, the preacher again revised his prophecy, saying he had been off by five months.

Camping said he felt so terrible after the cataclysmic event didn't occur in October 2011 either that he took refuge in a motel.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
The Associated Press

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile