Hotels in South Africa: bill for apocalypse

Hotels in South Africa: bill for apocalypse
Hotel in South Africa made out a bill for apocalypse

Hotel in South Africa hardly billed few tourists, who decided to hide from apocalypse in its rooms.

Johannes Coetzee - initiator of the hotel confinement - beforehand crossed South Africa predicting imminent apocalypse, which should have been happened on the evening of May 21, 2011. As a result he managed to attract 80 followers, who chosen as a "Noah's Ark" Devonshire Hotel in Braamfontein near Johannesburg.

Coetzee and his fellows were followers of the notorious preacher Harold Camping, who made a prediction about the imminent end of the world. According to Camping, on May 21 on the Earth should have been occurred massive earthquake, after which the Christ will arrive to the planet and take all good people with him.

Either way, Camping’s calculations were wrong. Instead of an earthquake on the Judgement Day planet only slightly intimidated the humanity with awakening of another volcano in Iceland.

Anyway, in total, guests will have to pay about 698 rands for a single room and 1160 rands per double room. To date, the rand/dollar exchange rate is about 7 rands per dollar. It seems that for the Devonshire Hotel expected "doomsday" became a good start of a profitable day.

South African press tried to interview "victims of a doomsday", but Coetzee and his followers refused to talk with the media.

It is worth noting that the predictor of the coming apocalypse, Harold Camping, on Sunday was unavailable to the press. As reported by Reuters, windows of the preacher’s home were tightly closed and no one came to the door.

The campaign, which was initiated by Camping, became one of the most famous apocalyptic pseudo predictions of the last time, if not take into account the recent situation with the Large Hadron Collider. This time the bulk of the world's press materials dedicated to this event was quite ironic. Among the headlines that appeared in the American media were found the following: "500 days of shopping before the Armageddon."

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 25/05/2011

Comments (1)

Danny Haszard


Harold Camping sounds like he plagiarized Jehovah's Witnesses. Jehovah Witnesses are a spin-off of the second Adventist which all came from the Millerite movement.American war of 1812 army captain William Miller is ground zero for Jehovah's Witnesses. Yes,the "great disappointment" of Oct 22 1844 has never died out... it lives on in the Jehovah's Witnesses. The central CORE doctrine of the Watchtower,yes the reason the Watchtower came into existence was to declare Jesus second coming in 1914.When the prophecy (derived from William Miller of 1842) failed they said that he came "invisibly". --- Danny Haszard been there