Final Fantasy XIV: Doomsday In Eorzea

Something strange is happening in Eorzea. One of the two moons orbiting the planet Hydaelyn, found in Square Enix’s troubled MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV, is on a collision course, driven (some say) by Garlean magitek technology. Call it Planet X. Maybe throw in some Melancholia or (one of my personal favorites) The Legend of Zelda: …

The Dark Side Of End Times Prophecies

In six months, we’ll know. Either the world will end, or the Mayan 2012 prophecies will be put to rest. Perhaps both. But six months is a long time, and for years the steady crawl towards 2012 has sunk into the public consciousness. It’s not just the occasional doomsayer or “prophet,” either. TV shows, movies …

Another Strange Boom Occurs In West Michigan

A strange boom and “violent shaking” were reported in West Michigan on Sunday, and officials still have no explanation for their cause. It happened in the evening, with residents from multiple counties reporting the incident. Union County residents in particular reported strange noises at around 10:30 p.m., though it apparently went on throughout the night …

1 In 7 Believe The Apocalypse Will Occur In Their Lifetime

A new Ipsos Public Affairs poll has found that a good chunk of the world’s population believes the end is coming. And soon. 15 percent believe the apocalypse will happen “during their lifetime,” while 10 percent believe the Mayan doomsday prophecies are correct, and that something will occur at the end of this year. The …

Harold Camping Apologizes For Lack Of Rapture

Radio preacher Harold Camping is no stranger to the end of the world: In 1988, he predicted the end would come on May 21; In 1994, he “prophesied” the return of Christ on September 6; In 2011, he claimed the Rapture would occur again on May 21; and later he revised that claim to October …

2012: A Self-Fulfilling Apocalypse?

Since the dawn of humanity, we have wondered about our origins, mused upon our purpose, and worried for our end. Countless prophecies have come and gone without incident, natural disasters and technological catastrophes have either been avoided or survived. We are still here. And yet, next year, once again we’ll face the dark cloud of …