HV native returns to prepare locals for 'Judgment Day'
A religious group that believes the end of the world is coming this weekend has made its way to the Hudson Valley to prepare locals for what they call "Judgment Day." Gregory Lecores, his family and some friends traveled from Maine in an RV to his hometown of Spring Valley to spread their message before heading further south.
"God is going to bring judgment on this world Saturday, May 21," Lecores said. He and his fellow believers say that this Saturday at 6 p.m. will mark the 17th day of the second month in the biblical calendar, the same day that Noah went to his arc 7,000 years ago.
The theory is based on the predictions of an 89-year-old Christian radio broadcaster, Harold Camping, who has previously predicted the end of the world incorrectly.
Monsignor Edward Weber, of Saint Francis of Assisi Church, says that no matter what anyone believes about the end of the world, that people should never wait until "tomorrow" to make peace with someone, or to tell someone you love them. "Always be prepared."