End of the World Movement in Tucson

Bill Maupin, leader of the religious organization Lighthouse Gospel Tract Foundation, predicted that the world would end on June 28, 1981. Maupin and his followers prepared for the end of the world by various methods. They sold their homes and quit their jobs so they could devote more time to scripture and study.

On June 28, 1981 the group met at Maupin's house to await the end of the world. When the world did not end on June 28, Maupin made a further prediction the end of the world would occur on August 7, 1981.


"Ascension is Aug. 7.’voice" tells rapturist." Arizona Daily Star. July 11, 1981. Page B1.

"Rapturists bound to hopes and Earth." Arizona Daily Star. June 29, 1981.  Page 1.

"Rapturist says he'd 'hate to leave' anyway." Arizona Daily Star. August 9, 1981. Page.

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