Charles Long and the end of the world

Rev Charles Long of Pasadena, CA predicted that the world would end on Sep 21, 1945 in an enormous explosion "like an atomic bomb". When that failed to happen he said it was actually going to end on Sep 29. When, once again, nothing happened, he said the end would occur in the Fall of 1946. Then he revised the date to Oct 1947. And finally he just said the end would come soon.

Some details from the Encyclopedia of Prophecy by Geoffrey Ashe:

In 1938, the Reverend Charles Long woke up in the night and saw a blackboard on which a ghostly hand wrote "1945." After some reflection, which narrowed down the date to September 21, he predicted that the world would be vaporized and human beings would be turned into ectoplasm. He and his son held meetings at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, recruiting a fair-sized following who, under their leadership, prepared during the final week by giving up food, drink, and sleep. However, they were not turned into ectoplasm. The group disbanded.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Sep 19, 1945

Roseville Press-Tribune - Oct 3, 1945

The Vancouver Province - Oct 1, 1945

San Bernardino County Sun - Oct 3, 1947

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 26, 2022
     Category: Armageddon and Apocalypses | 1940s

"A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas."

That should be enough for any millennial mega-church. And you Merkins still believe that these are Christians...
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/26/22 at 11:40 AM
Too bad. Being ectoplasm must have its advantages.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 03/26/22 at 01:02 PM
What if the universe did end, and we're just at the eye of the storm, the last to collapse . . .

That's why we're seeing more and more hints that reality is unraveling.
Posted by Phideaux on 03/26/22 at 02:30 PM
Well, he did predict the A bomb, didn't he? He was just wrong about the scale of the event.
Posted by Yudith on 03/26/22 at 03:52 PM
If the universe did already end, we will now be able to see the edge of the other side coming at us sooner, thanks to the James Webb telescope. So that's helpful.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 03/27/22 at 12:25 PM
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