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The Day of Reckoning is Coming, According to RV Convoy

by ARLnow.com April 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm 2,337 30 Comments

A slow-moving convoy of recreational vehicles drove through Arlington this afternoon declaring that the “day of reckoning” is coming.

A man with a bullhorn barked pronouncements of doom in passing, in case motorists were not able to see the graphics on the side of the half dozen RVs in the convoy.

We spotted the convoy driving south on Route 1 in the Crystal City area around 3:45 p.m. No word on where they were headed.

Update at 4:45 p.m. — Commenter CW has identified the likely culprits, who believe the apocalypse will come on May 21.

  • SoArlRes

    Yes, yes. We all know about the expiring CR, already. Thanks for your concern. 😀

  • CW
  • Jenny-Bear

    I don’t know, but I certainly hope somehow Kris Kristofferson is involved in this…

  • Arrrrrlington

    This is awesome. I’m going to dust off my devil costume from Halloween and dance along side the vehicles.

  • IfYouBelieve

    If this guy, and all his followers, truly believed in the devineness of their reference, the Bible, they are conveniently choosing to ignore several references to the second coming of Christ. The Bible clearly states in several passages that no one, not anyone, will know in advance when the second coming shall occur. It clearly states that the event will be a surprise, “like a thief in the night”. Perhaps ET dropped by and provided him a copy of an unabridged version of the Bible with all the cool super secret passages included prior to the editor’s final approval.

    • borf

      Or maybe it’s all a load of horsesh*t either way.

  • V Dizzle

    Space Jesus is rolling in his grave 🙂

  • BoringDan

    These people need a job.

  • Andy

    Is there an actual date set yet? I want to add it to Outlook.

    • CW

      May 21; I’ll send out the meeting invitation.

      • MyHood

        +1

      • V Dizzle

        Is there a GMT time? Will it phase in time zone by time zone so that different people don’t perish on different days?

      • CrystalMikey

        I’ll take a Facebook event invite too.

      • Jim

        So I don’t have to make my mortgage payment on the 20th?

        • CW2

          No sir! Go to Vegas and bet on black, because you can’t take money to the grave!

      • Cyrus

        …going out to buy my white Nike tennis shoes

        /too soon?

  • Steve

    I was on the NJ turnpike and I saw one of those project caravan RVs, remember the website, something like familyradio, and then I checked it out and it tracks their RVs, but they said none of their RVs were anywhere near NJ on the day I saw it.

  • Z

    I actually met these folks on my cross-country trip this December, in Barstow, CA. They were very nice and polite at that point, and didn’t try to shout at me, just handed me a pamphlet and encouraged me to learn more. I was suspicious… still am… but they didn’t act as crazy as one might think.

    • MB

      they didn’t act as crazy as one might think

      Err, they’re driving across country proclaiming the end of the world in 45 days. You’ve a pretty high bar for crazy, no?

      (Me, I just hope they’ll swing north and pick up Glenn Beck for the return trip.)

    • mehoo

      You were suspicious? Have you made up your mind yet?

  • Lacy Forest

    I wish they’d give me all their money since they won’t be needing it after May 21.

  • brendan

    kind of curious how people like this have the money to pay for all this crap.

    Hopefully they set aside some extra for a new paint job otherwise it’ll be kind of embarrassing to drive those RVs around on May 22nd or whenever the rapture is complete.

  • John Fontain

    When May 22nd arrives and the sun still rises, their leader will announce revisions to his calculations (as he has done previously) and a new date of impending death will be set. His followers will keep following. Sad.

    • mehoo

      Yep. I wish I had run into them, I would have put a wager on it. Can’t lose – if the world ends, I still won’t have to pay.

  • Clarendonner Party

    a-i-r-s-t-r-i-k-e

  • Sheila

    It figures the Apocalypse will be a Gemini.

  • BrownClown

    Someone should dress up like Cousin Eddie and follow them around with a bullhorn yelling “[email protected] was full!”

  • I wonder where they plan to be on May 21? I suspect they won’t be rolling through a major city….

  • if we are furloughed, we should drive along with these folks and have some fun. Maybe some dear souls will give us free food/drinks. Sounds like a good way to spend the spring.

  • Bob

    Did they at least stop to buy some pizza and cupcakes from Arlington businesses?

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