Family Radio President's End Times Prophecy Fails - May 21, 2011
This week marks the anniversary of former Family Radio President Harold Camping's prediction that the Rapture would come on May 21, 2011.
An influential Christian radio personality based in California, Camping had previously speculated that the end of the world would come sometime in 1994.
Camping's followers spent approximately $100 million to advertise the 2011 end times prediction, with many Family Radio listeners quitting jobs and emptying bank accounts.
In response to the failed prophecy, Camping told media that the end would actually come on Oct. 21 of that year. When this date also passed without incident, Camping announced he would halt such predictions.
Less than three years after his failed end times prophecy, Camping would die at age 92, leaving behind his wife of 71 years and seven children.