In recent years, followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory have pinned their hopes on a number of dates they believed would see a major event taking place, validating their beliefs.
For the followers of the radical movement, the latest such date is today, March 4, a day they believe Donald Trump will somehow be inaugurated as president.
The baseless claim, lifted from the sovereign citizen movement, stems from the idea that the U.S. turned from a country into a corporation in 1871. As a result of this, all other presidents after Ulysses S. Grant have been illegitimate and Trump will thus become the 19th president when he is reinstated.
While this prediction is certain not to come true, this will not matter for QAnon. There are many examples of QAnon predictions, which evolved from cryptic posts on controversial messageboard site 4Chan and later 8Kun by a shadowy figure known only as "Q," failing to come to fruition.
Among some of the thousands of posts from Q, who claimed to have high-level security clearance within the U.S. government, are those stating there will be a large number of suicides from high-profile Trump critics in February 2018, as well as claims that the U.S. would drop a "Mother of All Bombs" on North Korea.
There have also repeated claims of mass arrests in connection to a secret network of satanic pedophiles, including leading Democratic figures.
QAnon set the tempo for the failed predictions early on, claiming that Hilary Clinton would soon be arrested as far back as October 2017.
In the first Q drop, the post read: "HRC extradition already in motion effective yesterday with several countries in case of cross border run. Expect massive riots organized in defiance and others fleeing the US to occur."
The second drop claimed that Clinton had been "detained, not arrested (yet)."
The day that high-profile child abusers would be arrested and executed under the orders of Trump is referred to by QAnon as "the storm."
This day has been predicted to have happened many times down the years, the most recent being January 20 during Joe Biden's inauguration.
Other examples of such dates are December 5, 2018. Some QAnon fans also claimed mass arrests would occur on January 19, 2019.
After the day in January 2019 passed without incident, QAnon once again simply moved on and claimed that "the storm" would in fact take place on March 19 of that year.
For many QAnon supporters, the failure of any "storm" taking place at Biden's swearing-in ceremony was the final straw, with many disaffected with the movement following years of false hope.
Another popular belief among the QAnon supporters is that John F. Kennedy Jr. did not actually die in 1999 and was set to return to join up with Trump on his campaign trail for the last election.
The date that the son of the Democratic president would return has also shifted numerous times, including October 17, 2020, as well as July 4 of that year.
The wild theory that John F. Kennedy Jr has been hiding for more than two decades and will return as a part of Trump's team is not going away, with some even believing that it will happen on March 4.
Telegram user Cathy G62 wrote on the messaging app on February 17: "Trump will be president 3/4/21 and either [Mike] Pompeo or JFK Jr will be the VP."
After Trump lost the election, QAnon backed baseless claims that Trump lost the election due to widespread voter fraud, unable to comprehend how their savior could lose otherwise.
The supporters stood firm that the election results will eventually be overturned, believing that several lawsuits filed by QAnon-advocating attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell would show evidence of a rigged election.
QAnon continued to believe that these lawsuits, known as "The Kraken," will mean Trump will remain in the White House for four years, for several weeks.
Their belief held even after the documents were widely mocked and dismissed by legal experts for the slew of errors they contain, as well as lacking any meaningful evidence of voter fraud.
QAnon also hugely boosted the debunked theory that a Dominion Voting Systems glitch massively favored Biden in the election.