It came and went with no earthquakes, no tsunamis, and without a meteor hitting the earth. Harold Camping is currently in hiding and his followers were left with dejection and puzzlement.
"I was hoping for it because I think heaven would be a lot better than this earth," said Keith Bauer, a tractor-trailer driver and Camping follower. Bauer "had some skepticism" but put it aside because he believed in God.
Robert Fitzpatrick of Staten Island, New York, famously spent his life-savings to finance a massive ad campaign for the 'Doomsday 'message. When 'Doomsday' failed to materialize, Fitzpatrick was stunned. "I don't understand why nothing is happening. It's not a mistake. I did what I had to do. I did what the Bible said"