On September 20, 2018, Sydney, Australia was supposed to be washed off of the mainland by a tsunami with a death toll of 400,000. The forecast, however, did not come from local meteorologists, but instead from a radical Christian group.
In case you're wondering, Sydney is still fully in tact and did not have a destructive tsunami last night.
The cataclysmic event was predicted by an unknown Christian group that chose to warn the sinners of Sydney via signs in public transit stations.
Verbal and written warnings began as early as August 21 in Sydney's Central station.
The group predicting New South Wales capital's demise put out a press release complete with cautionary Bible verses and more details of what was to come.
Their warnings included quotes from Acts 2:17 and Isaiah 48:3. It also warned that the tsunami would span from Newcastle to Nowra — a distance of nearly 200 miles.
The press release cited an estimation of 400,000 deaths as well as the destruction of many cities and landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Their prophecy concluded with,
"Such carnage shall ensue that martial law will be imposed. The epicentre is 4km from the coast. So close that no forewarning can be given for people to respond and save their lives. This is your hour of warning."
Those last few sentences are a bit contradictory, but honestly, who was really paying attention?
Some people were counting down until God's wrath took its toll on them.
It’s all a big lark until the tsunami definitely does hit Sydney at 9pm tonight.— Matt Burke (@Matt Burke) 1537440959.0
12 minutes to #sydneytsunami apocalypse. I suppose I should get my affairs in order. Um… is a last will and testa… https://t.co/vESPbu3JXW— David Morgan-Mar (@David Morgan-Mar) 1537440601.0
TEN MINUTES! GOODBYE SYDNEY BLUB BLUB BLUB!!! #SydneyTsunami— Wolfie Rankin (@Wolfie Rankin) 1537440592.0
It slipped other people's minds.
I’m actually kinda mad I accidentally made fucking sausages as my last meal cause I forgot about #sydneytsunami— ermine (@ermine) 1537441886.0
Including the ocean itself.
@koreshbandicoot It's okay. The ocean forgot all about it too.— LlamaMama's 👩👧👩🔬 Craic & Shenanigans (@LlamaMama's 👩👧👩🔬 Craic & Shenanigans) 1537497273.0
Many were worried for their friends down under, not sure if the sign's time was 100% accurate.
@AllisonM_H @Asher_Wolf SYDNEY!!! ARE YOU STILL THERE????? #SydneyTsunami...….— Gary Fallon (@Gary Fallon) 1537440604.0
Looks like the #SydneyTsunami is running late and out of timetable order.— Robert S. (@Robert S.) 1537442193.0
Maybe the #sydneytsunami is just like the Nation's internet and is still buffering...— Marko 💉💉 (@Marko 💉💉) 1537443632.0
But the storm never raged.
The Christian doomsday preppers frantically recalculating the date #sydneytsunami https://t.co/j2NI6NGuBj— Annie Clark (@Annie Clark) 1537447092.0
Now Sydney's inhabitants will have more time to repent their sins until the next apocalyptic warning is issued.