(CBS/AP) ALAMEDA, Calif. - The day after his prediction that the world would end on May 21, 2011 failed to materialize, Harold Camping told the San Francisco Chronicle he was "flabbergasted."Anyone can make a mistake. And the prediction was not completely wrong.
The 89-year-old fundamentalist minister and head of the Family Radio media empire, who had led his Christian followers to believe last Saturday marked the Rapture and the countdown to Judgment Day, told the Associated Press that he will make a full statement on his radio broadcast later on Monday.
But when he answered the door at his Alameda home to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Will Kane on Sunday, Camping said he was looking for answers - through frequent prayer and discussions with friends - as to why his prediction of the Rapture and the run-up to the destruction of Earth had not come to pass. (“Harold Camping "flabbergasted" by non-Rapture”).
Just after 6 PM on Saturday emergency room doctors across the Earth’s time zones began reporting a mysterious rush of patients requiring treatment for ruptures.