What is it with Colorado? The thin air? The altitude? For whatever reason, we have more than our share of out-of-this-world kooks. Monte Kim Miller, for example, a former market exec for Proctor & Gamble who started the Concerned Christians cult and, after his prediction that an earthquake would level Denver in 1998 failed to come true, took his crew of kooks to Israel, where they planned to get into a firefight with Israeli police, and trigger the Second Coming. That didn't happen, either.
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And then there was Harold Camping, a Boulder native who created a worldwide ministry based in California and then started predicting the end of the world. Back in 1992, when he was a sprightly seventy, Camping concluded that the world was almost certain to end on September 6, 1994, and even wrote a book about it, 1994?, followed by another book, Are You Ready? Much More Evidence that 1994 Could be the End of the World.It wasn't, of course.
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