The world will end on Friday, according to Harold Camping, the biblical clock-watcher who was born in the apocalyptic town of Boulder more than nine decades ago. Of course, Camping has been wrong before: He'd predicted that the Rapture would hit on May 21, 2011 -- and if it did, no one noticed. But he's certain that we all have a date with doom on October 21.
We've been counting down the days until Doomsday on our Show and Tell blog, where Jef Otte has been archiving some of Colorado's greatest hits... and misses... with end-of-the-world predictions, including the strange saga of Kim Miller, who hunkered down with some of his cult members in Denver in 1999, then disappeared.
And we're not the only ones counting the minutes until the end. A group in London made a six-part web TV series, Raptured, and is currently trying to raise funds for a second series. If the world lasts long enough to film another round, that is.
Here's a synopsis of the action thus far:
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Season One of Raptured follows a lovelorn 30-something, Sarah Bailey, who is tricked into being in charge of the Rapture. Instead of the seamless upgrade that's happened in the past, half the people have been left behind. It's now Sarah's job to make sure they make it over.
Read more about Raptured here... while you still can.
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