Yes, You heard it right,there were certain times in the past that could have brought an unfortunate future that won’t be as similar as we are living in now.The world we live in was spared from apocalypse I don’t know call it luck or whatever you believe.Here is the list of unfortunate events that could have destroyed humanity and its existence if they would have taken place.
BMEWS COMMUNICATION FAILURE
On November 24th, 1961 the world came close to a nuclear end because of a broken Comms system.The USA strategic air command headquarters was unable to make contact with 3 missile sites which would cause had caused massive destruction.
Taking the lack of communication as a sign of danger of a possible enemy attack SAC began preparing bomber crews to take their plane.All out war with Russia seemed real until contact with an orbiting B-52 was made and pilot confirmed no attack took place.
Turns out that the SAC relay station in colorado had broken due to overheating.
ERUPTION OF MOUNT TAMBORA
The eruption of Mt.Tambora took place in 1815 in Indonesia taking lives of approximately 88,000 people.
It emitted 175 cubic kilometres of dust and rock which caused Domino effect of disasters from deadly whirlwinds to a 4.6 meters high tsunami.
Traces of the ashes were found 1300 kilometres away and this eruption took the world by chilling wave by causing famine in North America and Epidemics across Europe.
The dramatic cooling of Earth caused 1816 as the year without summer in history.
THE CARRINGTON EVENT
In 1859 the biggest solar flare was recorded in history with emitted radiation containing the energy of 10,000 atomic bombs.This incident led to a Geomagnetic storm which resulted in widespread failure of electrical technology across the globe.
Scientists estimated that if any similar event occurred today ,We will be DOOMED because of our dependency on Technologies.Electrical grids will go to meltdown and we will have no method of communication.
NASA reportedly said that this kind of flares should happen every 150 years so that we can overdue the next one.
Also with the estimated time of 20hrs between the moment of detection and moment of impact,Humanity will have less than a day to prepare for this Catastrophe.
THE NORWEGIAN ROCKET INCIDENT
During 1990 the US scientists were studying the northern lights and launched a research rocket from Norway, unfortunately, the Russian radars interpreted it as a nuclear attack.
With Cold War Mechanisms still in place,the Russian president Yeltsin was given 8 minutes to decide whether to counter attack or not.Thank God, the Norwegian rocket fell into the ocean before 8 minutes doing no harm or it would have been a total apocalypse.
THE BLACK DEATH APOCALYPSE
During 14th century, 75 million people died due to Flea-ridden rats.The plague was able to kill anyone within 3 days with the victims becoming Feverish and swelling of their lymph nodes until they burst out.
Any of the similar event if occurred today will cause much worse conditions or apocalypse because of increase in Global Movement as with over 10 million people flying every day this virus won’t be easy to contain.
In 1883 astronomer Jose Bonilla recorded 450 objects passing in front of the sun but were ignored by scientific circles.In 2011 the researcher who was investigating over Bonilla’s findings uncovered some deadly truths behind his observations.
It turned out that the objects were the fragments of break of 1 billion metric ton comet that glided over the earth just by 600 km.
Each of these fragments measured 800 meters wide,collision from only one of the fragment could have resulted in a disaster 1,000 times powerful than an atomic bomb,surely apocalypse.
With 50 million people dead and 1/3rd infected, Spanish flu became the worst Flu epidemic in history.The victim is killed within hours of first symptoms by liquid filling in lungs and suffocating the victim.
In 2014 the scientists controversially recreated the flu infecting ferrets with virus 97% identical to 1918 flu and found that with just a small mutation the virus rapidly spread to others.
This confirmed that if this virus struck humanity again it would result into an apocalypse.
During 1990’s a biological monster was on the verge of being released that could have bought apocalypse on the earth by killing all the terrestrial life.
The bioresearchers combined the bacteria Klebsiella Planticolla with another bacteria that produced alcohol in order to create a GMO that would destroy land waste and be producing sellable product side by side.
I don’t know how but it was simply approved for field testing but as you know the researchers did everything well but failed to test the GMO on unsterile soil and next they ran independent tests.
Results were out and they found that in Real world alcohol would destroy the host plants under 1 week!
Luckily the field testing was cancelled and it saved from spreading it across the globe which would have destroyed all crops and plunged humanity with mass famine.
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
America once launched a Naval blockade from preventing the soviet union to build nuclear bases in Cuba and well the leader of Soviet union Khrushchev declared this move as an act of war.For 13 days in 1961, all out nuclear warfare seemed possible with both sides prepared for an enemy attack.
US bombers carrying nukes were launched and all preparation were done but luckily this panic came to an end when the soviet agreed to remove their base from Cuba.
Soviet agreed to US terms and conditions with asking the US to remove the Blockade and their Nuclear base in Turkey.
NUCLEAR FALSE ALARM
In 1983, While monitoring a soviet early warning system Stanislav Petrov received warnings about 5 US missiless have been launched.This was a false reading as the soviet satellites misinterpreted the sunlight’s reflections as missiles
He was expected to report his seniors for the attack,luckily he didn’t do that as they would have launched retaliatory weapons and forced us into all-out nuclear warfare.
He took his gut instincts and with no evidence to back him up he thought it as false readings.