And is now out $140,000:
Fitzpatrick of Port Richmond had predicted in his self-published book, “The Doomsday Code: God Is Warning Us Through the Bible,” based partly on the beliefs of radio evangelist Harold Camping, that the world would end in earthquake yesterday at 5:59 p.m.
“I expected it to happen immediately before 6 p.m.,” Fitzpatrick said last night shortly after 6 p.m. outside of the ABC building.
“I’m tired,” Fitzpatrick said when asked how he felt. “I was working hard trying to get the word out. I’m very surprised. I fully expected that something would happen.”
“I’m wrong,” Fitzpatrick admitted about his May 21 prediction, and he seemed genuinely baffled and confused by the non-event.
“I just don’t understand,” he said repeatedly. “Everything indicted this was the day and that was the time.”
He also said that now he doesn’t know what will happen on Oct. 21 when he previously announced that fire would consume the universe.