10 Failed Apocalyptic Predictions We Can Look Back On

For some reason people seem to believe the world is going to come to an end at any moment of any given day. These people claim they have read ancient manuscripts, spoken to a god, or perhaps even to an ancient race of aliens who have declared the world should prepare for the apocalypse. We heard of Y2K and the Halley’s Comet back in 1910, both of which were said to destroy the planet and everyone living on it. Here are ten failed apocalyptic predictions we laugh at today.


Montanus was known for being a heretic amongst the Christian church, and he predicted the end of the world on multiple occasions. He said Turkey would soon become the holy land, and the judgement would spare those living there.

Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, a founder for the Methodist church, believed the world was going to come to an end in 1794. Despite being completely wrong, his brother also made a wild accusation, saying the Great Beast would come around in 1836.