Two years ago, three teenagers’ lives changed dramatically, a New York Times article explains.
Their mother, Abby Haddad Carson, and her husband, Robert Carson, started going on missions spreading their belief that the world would end on May 21st, 2011.
Abby Haddad Carson quit her job and stopped putting away any money for college for her three children.
The Haddad kids have had a tough time dealing with their mother’s new found mission. Grace Haddad, the 16-year-old, told the Times:
“My mom has told me directly that I’m not going to get into heaven. At first it was really upsetting, but it’s what she honestly believes.”
Joseph Haddad, 14 years old, finds his mother’s actions embarrassing. He is worried there will be no money for him to attend college, and says he has kept his friends as far away from his mother as possible, because he doesn’t want them to think he is like her.
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.