A Farragut man who said the end of the world would begin on Friday, has been fired from his job at Knology after going public with it. John Gilmore had run the East Tennessee operations for phone, cable, and internet company Knology.

He'd predicted five big cities in the US would face economic collapse.

He now says he has no hard feelings toward knology, and understands why it let him go.

"In the end I view it as a resignation. I feel God is calling me to do other things. I've said this before but a couple of months ago he told me I wasn't going to work anymore."

John now admits he got the dates wrong but he holds fast to his belief God is going to punish people for their sins, and it is coming soon.