Early 19th Century End Times Predictions Were a Mixture of Hoaxes and Religious Beliefs
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Early 19th Century End Times Predictions Were a Mixture of Hoaxes and Religious Beliefs

The failed end of the world predictions of the first half of the 19th century included hoaxes as well as genuine believes.

We continue our series of the fear and frenzy around the impending end of the world  while looking at the prophets and hoaxsters of the first half of the 19th century.

The predominant theme has been new millennium scares at the turn of every century.  So the beginning of the 19th century was a bit different, the Presbyterian minister, Christopher Love who defended the new millennium would be ushered in in 1805.  He believed the world would end by means of a massive earthquake followed by the Bible  prediction of a new age of peace and understanding being with the second coming of Christ.   However, he was very controversial for his times and he was sentenced with treason for his efforts and executed on  Oct 23, 1651.

In 1806 a deliberate hoax was executed in Leeds, England when The Prophet Hen of Leeds sensation created a frenzy.  A hoaxster deliberately itched the phrase “Christ is coming” on eggs said to have been laid by a certain hen with the etchings already in tact.

Speaking of the bizarre, a peasant woman by the name of Joanna Southcott claimed to have had supernatural powers in 1792.  She claimed she was the woman referred to in the Book of Revelation and then her biggest claim was that she was pregnant with the Jesus’s child and Christ would return in 1814 on Christmas Day.  She died either on that day or the day before.  She was 64-years-old.  The autopsy concluded Southcott was not pregnant.  Her following continued to the end of the century.  She left a box of prophesies that have been kept under lock and key by church officials even though several attempts to open the box had trickled down over the centuries.

The founder of the Methodists, John Wesley predicted the millennium would begin in 1836.   

Harriet Livermore was one a well known female American minister of the 17th century.  She believed the end would come in 1843 and then again in 1848.

The Millerites were a group who followed the teachings of William Miller.  They believed the second coming of Christ would be either April 28 or Dec 31, 1848.  William Miller was credited with forming the movement known as Adventism.  He believed the Christ would return on Mar 21, 1844.  When it didn’t happen he admitted an error in calculation and extending the date to Oct 22 of that year.  This error led to the Great Disappointment, where thousands of his loyal supporters waited patiently with possessions in hand to be taken up in the rapture that did not happen.

It is amazing how so many people will believe just about anything, and become so disappointed when the predictions do not come true.

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Comments (13)
Ranked #17 in Psychology

Very well composed series Carol.

Very interesting subjectof discussion.

Ranked #2 in Psychology

thank you Ron and Yovita

Really fascinating, thanks Carol.

Ranked #2 in Psychology

thanks Michael I am glad that you enjoy the series, I really enjoy writing it

Ranked #3 in Psychology

There will always be skeptics in the world.Thank you for this fine presentation. I am so happy I don't know when the end will be coming.

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me too Roberta

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