ABC's Brian Ross reported on a cult leader who says that nuclear war will begin by June 12.


"Nuclear war will begin next Thursday, June 12, or sooner, according to the latest prediction of self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl 'Buffalo Bill' Hawkins, the founder of a religious sect in Abilene, Texas."

"Hundreds of truck trailers have been loaded with food and water on the group's 44-acre compound, in preparation for the coming war."

"Everything that he preaches has to do with people buying something," said former House of Yahweh elder David Als of New York City.

Like many of the his followers, Als actually legally changed his last name to Hawkins because he became convinced that only those named Hawkins would be saved.

This video is from ABC's Good Morning America, broadcast June 6, 2008.

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