Harold Camping Finally Admits Not Knowing When the Rapture Will Come

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Participants in a movement that is proselytizing that the world will end this May 21, Judgment Day, walk through the streets on May 13, 2011 in New York City. The Christian based movement, which claims thousands of supporters around the country and world, was founded by the Oakland, Calif.-based Harold Camping. Camping is president of Family Stations Inc., a religious broadcasting network that promotes the belief that May 21, 2011 is Judgment Day. Camping claims to have come to this date by a deep and complex study of religious texts. Camping was wrong on his prior end-of-the-world prediction in 1994. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

Yes, we humbly acknowledge we were wrong about the timing […] We must also openly acknowledge that we have no new evidence pointing to another date for the end of the world.” —From a message posted on the website of Family Radio by its octogenarian founder and frequent Judgment Day prognosticator Harold Camping. Last year, Camping predicted first May 21 and then October 21 as the day the world would end.