Claimed Predictions
2012 doomsday proponents claim various predictions


Various individuals have been claimed to have predicted an apocalyptic event in 2012. Most of the claims about "big name" historic figures are completely bogus.

  • The quatrains of Nostradamus do not mention 2012.
  • The so-called Lost Book of Nostradamus. This is in fact merely a retitling of the anonymous Vaticinia de Summis Pontificibus — a book of prophetic papal emblems dating from centuries before his time – and does not mention the year 2012.
  • The Prophecies of Mother Shipton. The original 1641 edition of these says nothing at all about doomsday or the end of the world or, consequently, any proposed date for either. Mother Shipton herself was most likely fictional.
  • The writings of Sir Isaac Newton does in fact mention the 'end of the world', but it Newton says it will not occur before 2060


Other Writings

  • The Book of Revelation. The Bible says nothing about 2012 or any similar date.
  • The Tiburtine Sibyl. This book did indeed present a dramatic picture of the apocalypse, but did not date it, least of all to 2012.
  • The Prophecies of Merlin. This was a fictional work by Geoffrey of Monmouth, and did not mention the year 2012.



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