On This Day in Weird, April 29...
1980: Leland Jensen, a convicted child molester and founder of a splinter sect called Bahá'ís Under the Provisions of the Covenant, predicts the destruction of Earth in a nuclear holocaust. When that prophecy flops, Jensen recalculates, announcing that Halley's Comet will be drawn into Earth's orbit on the same date in 1986, colliding with Earth precisely one year later. Wrong again, on both counts.
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