Harold Camping, the leader of an independent Christian ministry Family Radio Worldwide based in Oakland, California announced today that he was changing the date and location of the Rapture. Currently scheduled for May 21st in locations around the globe, Camping shared with followers this evening that the Rapture will now take place on May 27th at Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, NY.
This coincides with the arrival of thousands of Phish fans, several hundred of whom have reservations at Yasgur’s Farm campgrounds. Owned by Roy and Jeryl Abramson, the campground has come under recent scrutiny from the town of Bethel due to violations from agreements signed in the past few years. The sins committed on the property over the past 40 years is why Camping decided to move the location of the Rapture. “The Lord will come back and vanquish the sinners and save the believers. There will be more sinners in Bethel at this one time than at any other and we cannot miss a golden opportunity like this. The sin that has occurred on this land, both carnal and violating court orders, is a prelude to the return of Christ.”
Added Camping, “Plus Phish sucks now anyways. How many times can they play Halley’s Comet without jamming it out? It makes no sense.”
Roy and Jeryl have responded to the controversial move of the Rapture with open and welcome arms. “Having the Rapture occur on such a sacred location means the world to us. We look forward to an epic weekend with Phish and welcome the Rapture AND the fans with open arms.”
Phish will reportedly open the night with “Highway to Hell”