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A year after the world didn’t end, a look at the prophecies of Harold Camping

on May 21, 2012

Through a nationwide marketing campaign and the Family Radio media platform, Oakland-based preacher Harold Camping convinced thousands of people that the world would end on May 21, 2011. As we approach the one-year anniversary of his failed prediction, reporter Megan Molteni takes look at the psychology of Camping’s doomsaying and why so many people fell for it.

Read Oakland North’s previous coverage:

The end is nigh, says Family Radio’s Harold Camping


  1. Cynthia Gorney on May 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Really nicely done story, Megan! Useful to be reminded of what a ruckus that man stirred up. Very good work.

  2. Mimi on May 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Well done! Thank you.

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