There are many theories as to when the end of the world is going to happen. Some believe an asteroid will hit the Earth and obliterate all life. Others think that a zombie apocalypse is coming and will end life as we all know it in a way that is like The Walking Dead. There was the rapture, but then there wasn’t. So many people aren’t taking Ghostbusters 2 seriously and realizing that the end of the world is coming this Valentine’s Day, and “World of the Psychic” predicted it.
The movie hit theaters in 1989, and yes, it’s just that…a movie. Still, stranger things have happened, and it is kind of ironic that the world is scheduled to end just a few short months before the release of the reboot of Ghostbusters.
Sign of things to come or pure coincidence?
As Ghostbusters 2 began, the team had fallen on hard times and Bill Murray’s character of Dr. Peter Venkman was the host of a talk show called World of the Psychic. A short snippet was shown during filming, and Venkman had two guests on his show.
Dr. Venkman’s had two guests on his show and one was Milton Angland, who was played by veteran actor Kevin Dunn. When asked about the end of the world that was being predicted, Angland very emotionally said that he had a strong belief “that the world…will end…on New Year’s Eve.”
It was an awkward and odd moment that actually was almost quite true for the movie at least. Vigo the Carpathian almost ended the world on New Year’s Eve in the film, but the good will, friendship, and love of New York had something to say about that.
For this second guest, Dr. Venkman welcomed Elaine, who was played by Chloe Webb.
Elaine’s thoughts on the end of the world gave humanity a little more time to stick it out, but it was a bit more grim picture.
“According to my source, the end of the world will be on February 14th, in the year two thousand and sixteen.”
Upon hearing the date, it’s easy to pinpoint that it is Valentine’s Day, and in the word of Dr. Venkman, “Bummer.” CBS thinks her prediction is one that signifies only a few days left until her prediction comes true, but one has to wonder where she got her information.
Peter Venkman also wondered the same thing so he simply decided to ask Elaine where she got her date from.
“I received this information from an alien. As I told my husband, it was in the Paramus Holiday Inn, I was having a drink at the bar, alone, and this alien approached me. He started talking to me. He bought me a drink, and then I think he must have used some kind of a ray or a mind control device because he forced me to follow him to his room and that’s where he told me about the end of the world.”
Yes, Elaine got her information from an alien who was staying at the Holiday Inn, Paramus. Elaine further told Dr. Venkman that it may have been a room on his spaceship that was designed to look like a room in the hotel.
Dr. Venkman obviously was less than thrilled with her explanation and his life at this point.
If anyone wants to see the reboot of Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and a host of others, they had better hope that this prediction from 1989 doesn’t come true. The new movie doesn’t even hit theaters until July 15.
Ghostbusters 2 is 26-years-old, and so is the prediction that the world will end on Valentine’s Day of this year. Billy Murray may not believe it now, but it’s at least something the people need to think about as the day of love, and possibly end of all existence, approaches.
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