Forget the Mayan Apocalypse, the new date for doomsday is January 1 2017, claim Sword of God cult Followers believe they will survive but everyone else will 'perish in hellfire'Gloomy prediction follows worldwide anticipation of annihilation yesterdayOther forecasts are 2023, after death of the next pope and 4,500,000,000 AD | UPDATED: 12:48 GMT, 22 December 2012 The world may have escaped Armageddon yesterday but the actual Apocalypse is nigh on four years away, Doomsdayers have claimed. The new date for annihilation is January 1, 2017, according to followers of The Sword of God Brotherhood. They believe the 'Prophet Gabriel' told the Brotherhood that the 'dying time' will come on this date and only members of the cult will survive, while everyone else perishes in 'hellfire.' Scroll down for video Enlarge End of the world: Three women dressed as aliens in anticipation of the Apocalypse in Bugarach yesterday Take me to your leader: Pranksters flocked to the 'safe haven' of Bugarach ahead of 11.11am The gloomy prediction follows yesterday's scenes of people around the world preparing for oblivion at 11.11am, when the 5,126-year calender of the ancient Mayan civilisation ended
Four days to go until the Mayan Doomsday – and there's a rush on for bomb-proof survival bunkers (complete with leather sofas and plasma screen TVs) Ron Hubbard builds stylish underground bomb-proof shelter in CaliforniaDesigner's business has gone from selling one per month to one per daySome say Mayan Long Count calendar proves world will end this Friday | UPDATED: 08:18 GMT, 18 December 2012 If you’re seriously concerned about the world ending on Friday, then this could be just the ticket.
'Fit a smoke alarm to warn you of the end of the world': UK authorities take light-hearted approach to December 21 'Mayan doomsday' threatIn a bid to quell fears about a possible doomsday scenario, British authorities have issued some not very serious adviceThe London Fire Brigade has recommended installing fire alarms on every floor of your home The AA says allow extra time for journeys and listen to the radio for weather updates The RSPCA has advised spending quality time with your pets | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 7 December 2012 The potential end of the world on December 21, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, has generated a mixture of different reactions from people. For some the famous date is an excuse for a party, others are simply treating it as another day, while one group of people – known as 'preppers' – have been stocking up on supplies in expectation of the apocalypse. Now British authorities, in a bid to quell fears of doomsday, have issued light-hearted advice on how best to respond to the potential crisis, such as installing a fire alarm and listening out for weather forecasts.
Inside Britain's Armageddon houses: Meet the 'preppers' who are stockpiling food and weapons because they fear the world will end Britons are stockpiling arms, food, and even condoms Some have secret hideaways away from towns and cities for when the apocalypse strikesThey all appear in a documentary on people preparing for disaster Mayan calendar has predicted the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 29 November 2012 The Mayan calendar predicts that the end of the world is less than a month away – but there are some Britons who are taking the doomsday prophecy more seriously than most.