It's the moment we've all been waiting for: "Doomsday."
Harold Camping, a radio host and leader of an obscure Christian movement, has proclaimed that the world will end on May 21 based on his interpretation of the Bible -- and millions of people have taken notice.
For Camping and his followers, Judgment Day is serious business, even though past predictions by Camping about the Apocalypse haven't paid off.
For many others, it's a sideshow that's impossible to take seriously.
Here at AOL Weird News, we're closely monitoring the day's events for signs of the Rapture -- or signs this predicted end of the world will pass like the ones before it. Either way, we'll keep you posted up to the very last minute with updates on this live blog.
05/21/2011 11:38 PM EDT
No Abnormal Earthquake Activity
After all that, and our many hours invested in this live blog, we must report that there was no abnormal earthquake activity today.
Does that mean the rapture never happened? Well, we already lost one live blogger earlier today (scroll down). But you make the call after reading more here.
05/21/2011 7:29 PM EDT
Someone Who Will Help Our SEO (And, No, Not Lady Gaga) Puts It All In Perspective
As it looks like the Rapture has been either a no-show, or is postponed indefinitely, we are winding down our doomsday coverage.
Make sure you check in on Monday for your regularly scheduled weird news.
Trying to find the perfect quote that will sum up the last 36 hours of fear-mongering is difficult.
We thought about getting a comment from an esteemed intellectual who could express the hopes, dreams, desires, fears and wishes associated with this event with pithy and aplomb.
Then we realized we needed something more important than a clever quote: We needed something that would increase our search engine optimization, so here’s a quote from Kim Kardashian instead.
|@ KimKardashian : I'm confused why does everyone think the world is gonna end today? Only God can determine that! But what started all of this talk?|
The countdown to Dec. 21, 2012 begins.
05/21/2011 7:00 PM EDT
Rapture ReactionsHow Harold Camping and his followers probably reacted:
Wi-Fi is great in heaven, by the way.
05/21/2011 6:05 PM EDT
View of Huff Post Live Blog HQ Post-RaptureView of Huff Post Live Blog HQ post-rapture. Sent from my iPhone as I float into the clouds. Have fun on Earth people!
05/21/2011 5:55 PM EDT
Five Minutes Until EST Rapture
Will people on the east coast start floating into the clouds in five minutes?
05/21/2011 5:43 PM EDT
Just Saw A Fly
Housefly sighting in Brooklyn. EARLY SIGN OF THE PLAGUE???
05/21/2011 5:30 PM EDT
Clouds In Brooklyn Pre-Rapture
These are what the clouds look like above the Huff Post Live Blog HQ in Brooklyn, just a half hour before the rapture is supposed to occur. Your editor expects to float up into the clouds.
Depending on the wifi situation in heaven, this live blog may terminate around 6.
05/21/2011 5:10 PM EDT
NMA TV Animates The Rapture
The Taiwanese Computer animators at NMA are famous for their takes on global events. From Bin Laden's death to Tiger Wood's fights with wife , they've used a combination of CGI and humor to produce viral video after viral video. Now, they've created a hilarious account of the rapture. Watch below.
05/21/2011 4:29 PM EDT
The Rapture Rap and The ApocamixThe Rapture Rap explains how the rapture is supposed to occur. Eclectic Method's Apocamix mixes end of the world clips from popular films with dance beats.
05/21/2011 4:06 PM EDT
Is Jesus Waiting For Surprise Oprah Guest?
Today's Rapture postponed as Jesus awaits announcement of surprise guest on final Oprah. Savior "hopeful" but "okay with it" if not picked.