Harold Camping

A billboard paid for by Family Radio of Oakland, claiming Judgment Day will take place on May 21, 2011. (CBS)

Judgment Day Arrives For Oakland End-Of-The-World Preacher

Harold Camping, the Bay Area preacher who used his evangelical radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up public prophecy when his date-specific doomsdays did not come to pass, has died at age 92.


A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

End May Be Near For Oakland’s Apocalypse-Predicting Christian Radio Network

Judgement day may finally be at hand for a California evangelical radio network used by a preacher to predict—incorrectly—the apocalypse.


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East Bay Preacher Apologizes For False Doomsday Predictions

In a missive posted on his independent ministry’s site on Thursday, 90-year-old Harold Camping said he has no evidence the end of the world will come anytime soon.


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Oakland Evangelist Predicts New End Of World: Today

An Oakland evangelist who famously—and incorrectly—predicted the end of the world on May 21 has said the “final end of everything” will probably happen Friday.


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East Bay ‘Rapture’ Preacher Moved To Nursing Home After Stroke

The East Bay radio preacher who predicted the world’s end on May 21 has been moved to a nursing home, where he is recovering from a stroke he suffered last month.

CBS San Francisco–07/05/2011

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Alameda Rapture Predictor Losing Radio Show After Stroke

The weekday Christian radio show hosted by failed apocalypse predictor Harold Camping, who suffered a stroke earlier this month, is being taken off the air.

CBS San Francisco–06/23/2011

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Rapture Preacher Suffers Stroke At Alameda Home

Harold Camping, 89, was hospitalized after suffering the stroke Thursday night at his Alameda home.

CBS San Francisco–06/13/2011


Antioch Drowning Victim Insisted God Was Across Reservoir

Investigators have said a Florida man who drowned in a Antioch reservoir insisted that God was on the other side and tried twice to get across even though he could not swim.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

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Oakland Minister Offers New Rapture Date

The Bay Area religious radio host who had predicted the world would end on May 21, 2011 said Monday that he was “flabbergasted” when the apocalypse didn’t arrive.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/23/2011

A billboard paid for by Family Radio of Oakland, claiming Judgment Day will take place on May 21, 2011. (CBS)

Bay Area Apocalypse Believers Awaited End, Skeptics Carried On

The appointed hour of the Rapture predicted by Harold Camping has come and gone at various spots around the globe and no extraordinary cataclysm has occurred.

CBS San Francisco–05/21/2011