The world refused to end yet again on Friday, despite another prediction from Family Radio network owner Harold Camping that it would.
That day too passed without incident and now the Daily Mail is having a tough time getting Camping or anyone else from Family Radio to explain why the Earth is still turning. The paper’s calls to the company were not returned.
“I’m sorry to disappoint you, but we at Family Radio have been directed to not talk to the media or the press,” Camping’s daughter Susan Espinoza wrote to the AP on Friday.
Reuters caught up with Camping recently, before the big non-event, and the preacher declined to comment.
“We’re not having a conversation,” he told Reuters. “There’s nothing to report here.”
In May, thousands of billboards across the country proclaimed the world would end on May 21. One man from New York City said he spent his life savings on advertisements notifying his fellow citizens that the apocalypse was near.
This time, there was no such fanfare, perhaps showing that people have grown weary of trusting a man who is now 0 for 3 when it comes to anticipating Armageddon.