Woman Cuts her Kids’ Throats & Her Own Because of Doomsday Prophecy

False prophet and profiteer, Harold Camping, destroyed lives with his End of the World prediction. Through a series of calculations Camping concluded that the world will end exactly 7,000 years after Noah’s flood, and his followers believed they would ascend to the heavens today at 6:00pm.

 

Bad math, or financial gain? I’m going for the latter. While Camping’s prediction is obviously false, thousands of his followers believed it to be fact, so much so that they maxed out credit cards, emptied life savings, and told their loved ones good bye, including their children, who they were told would/could be destroyed.

 

This 47 year old woman took it a step further, utilizing a box cutter to slice the throats and wrists of her two daughters, then cut her own throat. If not for a friend stopping by unexpectedly early, there would have been three very dead bodies awaiting morticians.

Who is accountable for this? Harold, we’re calling you out and it’s not the Heavens calling — trust me, my calculations are far better.

  • Shihtzuman

    Probably be a lot of stories like this in the next few days. Thanks for sharing.
    It’s easy to google all the failed predictions. Here’s one.
    http://www.religioustolerance.org/end_wrl2.htm

    • http://FreakOutNation.com Anomaly100

      @Shihtzuman, A man tried to euthanize (murder) his pets via a veterinarian, who thankfully called the ASPCA on his crazy ass.

      How are you Shihtzuman?

  • Shihtzuman

    Just having a busy Saturday. Taking Monday off to catch up with things. Hope things are well with you.

    • http://FreakOutNation.com Anomaly100

      @Shihtzuman, Sounds nice, pick me up — I want one of those days! 😉

  • http://imsickof.com/ TRISI

    I think there will be lawsuits for sure. Now perhaps prosecutions are in order.

    • OMGawd

      @TRISI, I’m trying to picture this in court.

      Crazy person to Judge: He made me take out my child’s college money!

      Camping: I just moved the date forward that’s all.

  • Sandy

    There are all kinds of idiots in the world. This woman is just one of them. I’m glad she was unsuccessful in her insane attempts to murder her children.

    • antiflag2011

      @Sandy, anyone seen “the mist” ??? the only thing this story proves is how fragile the human mind is and how easily it can be warped, idt anyone of us is to say that she is in fact a psycho at all, you cant know what was goin threw her mind at that moment. granted it was a “crazy” act but pumped full of fear who knows what millions of others across the world did that day that we will never know about. i personally do not agree with her actions and should have TOTALLY taken a different approach to the situation and im not defending her by any means. and just on a side note, imagine the trust issues those poor girls are goin to have with there mother???!!! ” i love you girls…” lol “screw that u tried to cut my throat” and further more, why wouldnt she wait to see if “they’re goin to heaven” before she attempted this??? just fly’s off the handle and assumes her children are sinners and screwed anyway????

  • VWAimlessly

    So the scared straight/ gimee your money approach that christian cults use may be a bad idea. Yeah, the only way to take away the incentive is to take away the profits through class action law suits.

  • http://www.jeffmanes.com Jeff

    Unbelievable and unacceptable that something like this can happen. Mr. Camping needs to face the music, before he faces the music.

  • http://www.darklady.com Darklady

    What kind of inconsiderate jerk not only tries to kill her children and herself… but does it at a FRIEND’s house without their permission or knowledge?

    • Sally

      @Darklady, She didn’t want to bloody her own carpet, evidently.

    • Joker

      @Darklady, uh… she didn’t do it at a friends house…

      a friend stopped by unexpectedly.

      • RF

        @Joker,

        uh….yes she did do it at a friend’s house. Watch the video starting at 1:08.

  • http://p Paul

    It would be hard to prosecute this guy (Camping) unless they can prove some kind of intent. I hope they can bug his premises though. We need to hear this guy speak when not talking to his congregation of followers. Then people can hear the “real” man speak and not the man wearing his religious vestibules. Maybe someone can rat the guy out which would be a lot easier to prosecute.

  • http://www.myspacefriendlist.com Facebook Fan Adder

    Well hopefully it will open more peolples’ eyes to this kind of nonsense predictions. The Bible says man will not know the time. They obviously go to (some kind of) church, don’t these people read the Bible?

  • http://republic-of-gilead.blogspot.com Ahab

    My God, what a horrible story. Hucksters and false prophets, take note — false prophesies can push unstable people over the edge and have devastating consequences.

  • http://modelsfromtheearth.blogspot.com/ Thelonius Bostik

    the kids turned out to be a pain in the neck. she never buired them because she didn’t want them getting under her feet.

  • Jtaylor

    Camping is an idiot and so is anyone else who believed his crap prophecy, but he can’t be held responsible for some whack job trying to kill herself and her kids. There’s obviously something wrong with her to begin with to actually go that far. She should have left her kids alone and just killed herself they would probably be better off.

  • http://www.reserveyourcup.com/overnight/ Sanford

    This guy needs to be arrested and charge with fraud if he duped them for money. He’s sick and insane and should be put away. He committed a crime and should be charged.

  • http://www.reeserideout.com Reese Rideout

    Oh my God this is Crazy! I wrote a little on how stupid this whole Harold Camping shit is… Look what he caused… Fuck you mr camp ass…
    http://www.reeserideout.com

    • RED

      @Reese Rideout, reese, you appear to be the stupid one, with that ignorant comment. If you believe Camping cause this, and not this womans delusions, you are an IDIOT. I suspect you are a LIBTARD, who is always blaming someone, other than the one who is to blame.

      • denise

        @RED,

        That sounds about right. Anytime anyone holds an opinion that doesn’t jive with your own, they must be a “Libtard”. It’s people like you, who can’t get past partisan idiocy, that make this country so easy to hate in the eyes of other nations. Mr. Camping put out a message that pushed a number of already unstable people over the edge. His blatant disregard for the public’s interest is dispicable, but not illegal. His fraud, however, is illegal and he should be held accountable. I’m sure this woman will pay the price for what she’s done, one way or another.

  • Ted

    This news report is from March so the rapture prediction probably didn’t have a thing to do with this. This doesn’t make the story any less atrocious just try and check your facts better next time.

    • OMGawd

      @Ted, Were you expecting another apocalypse? I get what you’re saying about checking facts but this man has been in the news for quite awhile. I assumed as well that this is due to his prediction.

  • fuckyou

    The world just got a little better. :)

  • Michael

    This would be a bit like blaming a news channel for the assassination of a political figure.

    Or blaming video games for school shootings.

    Whose fault is it that this woman went nuts? HERS!

    If it wasn’t this prediction, it would have been something else. Come off it, folks.

  • Terry Grinnalds

    God! Religious people are endlessly insane. This story takes the humor out of this otherwise ridiculous fiasco.

    • Kimmy

      @Terry Grinnalds,

      Wow what an ignorant person you must be. “Religious people are endlessly insane”? I think you are confusing religious people with people who find themselves brainwashed into a cult that happens to proclaim God as a leader.

      My senses are fully intact thanks very much.

      Nobody in my church thought the world was going to end… as was said earlier, it says in the bible that nobody knows when the rapture will come.

      So next time try not to generalise… It makes you sound stupid

      • http://FreakOutNation.com Anomaly100

        @Kimmy, Actually, no one in my church bought into this either, or my family’s churches. But, when this type of thing is facilitated, it’s good to spotlight it, so another Jim Jones travesty doesn’t occur, which ended in mass suicide.

        • Kimmy

          @Anomaly100,

          I agree, however I think that it should be noted that not all religious people are in this ‘sect’.

          I take offence to being called endlessly insane.

          • http://FreakOutNation.com Anomaly100

            @Kimmy, In fairness, many people do not represent their particular religion well. For example, Christians (and I am one) do not always speak out against extremists (Dominionists, etc) — Muslims should be more vocal over extremism in their religion. I prefer to not think of myself as religious for this very reason. Religion ends up bloody [citation; Jesus was tortured to death because they thought he was a heretic], but spirituality seems to be more sane based — not that I am calling you insane, because I am not.

            I sympathize with you because others are not making being [enter faith here} any easier.

      • Artor

        @Kimmy,
        Oh sorry, you’re not insane because you didn’t believe the world was ending based on a charlatan’s lies. You just believe that a bearded sky-daddy created the world and you’ll go meet him after you die. How could anyone mistake you for an idiot?

        • DNT

          @Artor, Just because someone doesn’t believe in the same thing as you, doesn’t mean you need to go around calling them an idiot. This makes you look incredibly ignorant. I understand you thinking the people who believe the world was going to end are a bit nutso, especially the lady mentioned in the article, however you shouldn’t judge people based on their faith. I’m sure you have friends, unless you’re pretty much an anti-social hermit, who don’t share the same beliefs that you do. I know I certainly do.

        • Artor

          @Artor,
          Yeah, after posting that, I felt a little bad about slinging around the idiot word. I know many devout X-tians who are good people at heart and quite intelligent otherwise. However, I still have little patience for people who suspend their powers of rational thinking to insist that their absurd fantasies are real or otherwise worthy of any respect by rational people.
          I feel perfectly comfortable judging people by their faith, particularly when their faith is based on obvious falsehoods, easily debunked lies, and apologies for heinous crimes. The people who believed the Rapture was imminent are indeed nutsos, but more “mainstream” Xtians who feel they are more rational by believing the Rapture is going to happen at some future, undefined date are still just as nuts.
          If you feel this makes me look ignorant, I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

        • Yora

          @Artor,

          You and I seem to think exactly alike Artor, it’s almost a little scary x). Unfortunately from a religious person’s perspective, they can call us ‘ignorant’ or ‘close-minded’ for butting out any idea of any religion being the slightest bit true while we only support our own perspectives.

          Even though we know just how silly the whole thing is. :p I’ve done my research and my BF studied the bible inside and out in his grade 1-12 religious schooling, we know more about christianity than most average christians would. What blows my mind is the people who really do know their stuff on the bible and still believe it, it’s crazy. The power of fear to control the masses is insurmountable, and what better of a fear controller than an eternal damnation of unimaginable tourture?

  • mr glen

    Good, that means the mental illness she suffered and maybe her kids re now a thing of the past

  • Chris Sitter

    Dude, you cannot be that simple minded… Ownder of the website that is, of this site. Anyone can say anything, and unfortunately some people are so simple they do and say this or that made them do it. I guess rap music is responsible for every shooting, its lame and pathetic its unfortunate what happened to this family and yes the guys a total scum bag but nobody is accountable accept for the person with the knife

    • http://FreakOutNation.com Anomaly100

      @Chris Sitter, While calling me simple minded, you misspelled “owner”. Just a thought…

  • anonymous

    ok people no one made you do anything, your the idiots who believed him. he made NO ONE do anything, you chose to believe him. its on you

  • NS Comment

    Harold Camping is a complete loon but you can’t blame him for this lady cutting her kids’ throats– I don’t think he was encouraging anyone to commit suicide or to murder their kids. This lady was just batshit insane…I hope they take her kids away from her & give her the help she needs.

    In general, people need to take responsibility for their own actions– it’s sad that some people lost their life savings but what the hell were they doing believing this guy who had been proven to be wrong before!). stupid hurts….and in this case, psychotic hurts.

  • Tony

    This story is a few months old and doesn’t mention any connection to Camping or May 21st. I don’t think it’s fair to connect the two.

  • auntmaryg

    My thoughts. Take the kids away to be adopted and NOT by the family of this nut either. Secondly, put this lady in a jail cell with a long stong rope.
    That’s that!
    PS Give the dad Campings address and a loaded gun.

  • Rick Bryant

    Prosecute and throw away the jail or ward key and never let the kids around any of the family or church. Idiots. And time to go after these cults of stupidity.

  • Chad

    This is a news report from March, and it is immensely misleading to connect it to Harold Camping’s prediction.

    Similarly, the comments about it being “good” that her mental illness and the potential for that same illness in her children being out of the world are deplorable.

  • http://www.earnware.com/john-valenty John Valenty

    Harold Camping should be prosecuted for this murder. Yes, the woman was obviously insane, but he fueled her insanity and it resulted in 3 people being killed. Disgusting.

  • http://psychiatrist-sacramento.com/ Psychiatrist in Sacramento

    Absolutely horrible! Those poor kids. All because one man wanted to make millions by spreading a lie.

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    Are you kidding me?! This is awful! I can’t believe anyone in their right mind would even consider doing this. She obviously had mental problems.

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  • AtheistsRUs.

    first of all @Artor awesome..haha…sky daddy..spot on ;)..yeah the jesus freaks are definitely to blame for this and other atrocities….and to a few others in this thread..ummm..nobody died idiots..a friend got their in time and the woman is now in prison on a million bail..the kids are fine etc….(maybe watch the video…)……Religion=for the weak that need something to believe in other than themselves…….Heaven=a fantasy place designed to make dying easier on the brain……GET LIVES.

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  • Kilstein

    Why are we blaming Camping for the stupidity of his followers? This just gives people further reason to pass the buck instead of taking responsibility for their own actions and being held accountable for them. I don’t feel sorry for this woman, I feel sorry for her children that they have such a weak-minded failure of a mother.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000648672688 Richard Schimelfenig

      Harold is a criminal. He is enticing people to commit terrible acts like this for financial gain. After all, Charles Manson never actually committed any murders, and never actually explicitly instructed his followers to go after Tate/LaBianca. Camping deserves prison just as surely as Manson.

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  • Kris Keillor

    l2read

    “If not for a friend stopping by unexpectedly early, there would have been three very dead bodies awaiting morticians.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.jeanes.39 Ryan Jeanes

    Camping should be jailed.