Failed doomsday predictions

POSTED: 09:01 AM PST Dec 20, 2012    UPDATED: 09:06 AM PST Dec 20, 2012 

Friday's forecast doomsday is one of many visions predicting the end of the world through history.

Comet Hale-Bopp
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U.S. Navy

Heaven's Gate -- Claims of an alien spacecraft following the comet Hale-Bopp inspired a San Diego UFO cult named Heaven's Gate to conclude that the world would end soon. On March 26, 1997, 39 of the cult members committed suicide.

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