The Mayan calendar has marked a conclusion of some sort with the end of its 13-baktun cycle. Some New Age followers say it is all about a spiritual re-awakening. Others are saying it has something to do with the sun's alignment in the Milky Way. The winter solstice in 2012 is allegedly extra-special to the Mayans. Nostradamus predictions have been looked into for parallelisms with the supposed Mayan records.
There is undoubtedly a vast amount of information available about the December 21 doomsday predictions. But do those who believe in such eerie forecasts care to review available literature on the subject?
A cult will reportedly climb Pic de Bugarach, a supposedly mystic mountain in southern France, to wait for a UFO on December 21. The Independent earlier reported "up to 100,000 people" may gather at Bugarach to be saved.
NASA has issued statements offering science-founded reasons why there is no reason to panic.
"Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012," Nasa scientists have said.
Still, come December 21, 2012, some people will be looking over their shoulders. They would feel as though they are not standing on solid ground. For the others, though, it's simply business as usual.
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