Minus their dog. Like many May 21’ers who plan to euthanize their pets prior to Judgment Day, the Pisanos considered putting down their 3-year-old pit bull, Bella. “[She] won’t have food or water. It’s like knowingly leaving one of your children behind and saying you don’t really care.” The family ultimately decided to leave her post-apocalyptic survival “in the Lord’s hands.”
And if the Rapture comes and it turns out Barbara’s left behind, will she kill herself? “Absolutely not. People think I’m going to drink Kool-Aid. But when you see [the earthquake] coming, trust me, you’re gonna want to kill yourself.”
As the caravan gets ready to leave—the group will return to Philly to hand out tracts the days before May 21—McCann says he doesn’t yet know how or where he’ll spend his final hours on earth, other than praying feverishly for salvation. And he won’t even entertain the notion that the world isn’t ending.
“The information is coming from the Bible and the Bible is God’s word. And therefore ... it’s not a possibility that Judgment Day won’t happen on May 21.”