With the Mayan calendar predicting that the world will end on December 21,the world has been rocking. Sample some facts:
*Hundreds of people have flooded into a small village in western Turkey, near the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. Some New Age spiritualists are convinced of a December 21 “doomsday” foretold by Mayan hieroglyphs — at least according to some interpretations.
This village,Sirince,with around 600 inhabitants, has a positive energy according to the doomsday cultists.Most of them say that it is close to an era where Christians believe the Virgin Mary ascended to heaven.
“The Mayan prophecy has sparked a tourism boom in the village, which is now expected to host more than 60,000 visitors”, according to a report.
*In China a farmer believes he is ready for any eventuality after building seven emergency survival pods. Liu Qiyuan created the fibreglass shells — dubbed Noah’s Ark — after being inspired by the apocalyptic Hollywood movie 2012.
But in her article-‘Waiting for doomsday: Our apocalypse obsession likely to last long past 21/12/12’ – in nationalpost.com,Sarah Boseveld states that while the crush of online doomsday clocks ticking down to the supposed end of time,NASA space scientist David Morrison is also counting the days to Dec. 21.
“It’ll all be over in, oh, 11 weeks,”Sarah quotes Morrison having said from his office in California. “I’m curious as to what will happen next. But maybe I can stop answering questions about the end of the world after Dec. 21.”
Sarah further quotes Morrison saying :”The one thing in common with all of these scare stories about December 2012 is that they have absolutely zero basis in fact.There was no Mayan prediction of anything going wrong, there’s no planet Nibiru, there’s no planet alignment, there’s no change in the earth’s axis, there’s no change in anything about the earth. It’s just a complete fantasy.”