Followers of an evangelist who predicted the end of the world would start on Saturday were left baffled yesterday - when nothing happened.
Christian Harold Camping, 89, said that at 6pm on May 21 the “Rapture” would see 200 million people go to heaven while those left behind would die in a series of scourges.
Believers gave away belongings and visited loved ones. Tractor driver Keith Bauer drove 3,000 miles from Maryland to California, US. He said: “I figured if I worked last week I wouldn’t get paid anyway.”
New Yorker Robert Fitzpatrick - who spent £86,000 on ads proclaiming the Rapture - said: “I don’t understand why nothing has happened.”
Camping has made millions from donations to his TV and radio HQ in Oakland, California.