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NEVER MIND Doomsday Group Disappointed Spencer Platt / AP Photo

Doomsday Group Disappointed

There was a volcano in Iceland and Mitch Daniels announced he wasn’t running for president, but Saturday night was mostly a disappointment for followers of Rapture forecaster Harold Camping. On Saturday morning, as believers watched their televisions for the expected earthquakes sweeping the globe as the clock struck 6 p.m. EDT, Camping reportedly insisted the Rapture was still on its way. Todd Evans, Camping's PR aide, took his family to Ohio to greet the end of the world, but now plans to return to California next week. Others, who quit jobs and abandoned relationships, are angrier. Camping's radio producer said their Sacramento station had been vandalized, and a jeering crowd gathered outside the group's Oakland headquarters late Saturday, playing The Doors' “The End” and blowing up human-shaped balloons. Camping himself has been laying low: No one answered the door at his Alameda home, despite reports from neighbors that he was home.

May 22, 2011 4:36 AM