Man Spends Life Savings Advertising The Rapture

If you have plans at 6:00 PM on May 21, cancel them. Why? Because it’s Judgement Day. You might know this already if you’ve ridden a New York City subway recently, which, in the last month, have been papered with ads that read “Global Earthquake: The Greatest Ever! Judgment Day May 21, 2011.” The New York Daily News says the posters are the work of a retired MTA employee who’s spent his entire life savings—$140,000—spreading word of the impending Rapture.

The New York Post says the 60-year-old man has also self-published a book, entitled “The Doomsday Code,” based on the teachings of radio host Harold Camping who has (erroneously) predicted the apocalypse six times. When asked by the Post what he’d feel like if Camping happened to be wrong again, the retired engineer had this to say: “I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to think about it, everybody asks me that.”


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