Year: 2000 Prediction: The turn of the millennium inspired countless prophecies and millennial cults—some as bombastic as Morningland, which claimed that Christ would return in a UFO “the size of Texas.” The more common cult beliefs were that the world would be destroyed on January 1st, 2000, and that a UFO would spare only those faithful to the group from this destruction (rapture!) Most groups, like the Aquarian Concepts Community in Sedona, Arizona, dissolved shortly after Y2K passed without a peep.
Year: 2001 Prediction: According to the Unarius Academy of Science—a heartfelt pseudoscience group founded in the early 1950s by Ernest and Ruth Norman, who claim to study the “interdimensional psychodynamics of the mind”—the so-called Space Brothers were to arrive in San Diego in a fleet of 33 spaceships, which would become the first of many light-filled institutions of higher learning. By anticipating this arrival, mankind might be able to join the “Interplanetary Conclave of Light,” a cosmic United Nations.
Year: 2003 Prediction: Under the tutelage of Dr. Malachi Z. York, a black supremacist and convicted child molester who claims to be a native of the planet Rizq, the Nuwaubian Church believed that a spacecraft from the planet Illyuwn would visit Earth on May 5th, 2003, and take 144,000 people away and train them for a battle back on Earth a thousand years later against Devil worshipers, called Luciferians. All was quiet on the appointed date, which passed with Dr. York in jail on sex abuse charges.
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