American radio preacher and doomsday prophet Harold Camping has admitted that May 21 didn’t turn out to be doomsday after all, in spite of what he has maintained for months.
Doomsday? No, just a regular Icelandic eruption and ash fall. Photo by Monique Starr. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
There were even advertisements in the Icelandic newspapers warning people of doomsday and, sure enough, on the evening of May 21, Grímsvötn started erupting.
However, the world didn’t come to an end, although conditions were rather scary in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, which was subject to most of the ash fall. So far, people have kept their cool and this morning it started to brighten up in the area, ruv.is reports.
Search and rescue team members are now assisting farmers and looking for sheep. The eruption didn’t change in character last night and remains stable. The Ring Road between Vík and Skaftafell has been closed since the eruption began but might reopen today.
Keflavík International Airport is also open for business again, whereas the ash cloud is now causing disruption to flights in northern England, Ireland, Scotland and a few airports in Norway.
Camping is still certain doomsday will arrive; it was just a miscalculation. October 21 is now the day of doom, he says, and corrupt humans have five more months to make up for their sins, ruv.is reports.
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