I live in what some call "The Bible Belt". Lots of people do believe in the Rapture. Several years ago I was in a local shopping center when one of the most violent thunderstorms that I had ever witnessed came up. Lightning flashing and loud thunder every 2-3 seconds and the clouds were rolling as if it was a snow avalanche. Many screams "IT'S THE RAPTURE!!!!!!!!IT'S THE RAPTURE!!!!!!!!. After the storms passed I asked several people if they were ready, why were they scared.
One interest of mine has alway been odd-ball news articles. Like News of the Weird: