December 21 marks the end of the Mayan calendar and the doomsday-mongers are ramping up for the end of the world:
Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year “Long Count” Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.
Of course how this mythical Armageddon will occur “remains vague, ranging from a catastrophic celestial collision between Earth and the mythical planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, a disastrous crash with a comet, or the annihilation of civilisation by a giant solar storm.”
The idea that the world will end, because the Mayans ended their calendar holds little weight in my opinion and it fascinates me to see how loonie some people are getting over this. In Mexico, where the ancient Mayan lived, they have seen the hype as an opportunity to organize “hundreds of Maya-themed events, and tourism is expected to have doubled this year.”
Smart move to cash in on the hype…
Although conspiracy theorists insist that Nasa is involved in an huge cover up to prevent widespread panic and fear, ”Nasa has been aggressively seeking to dispel doomsday fears.”
It says there is no evidence Nibiru exists, and rumours it could be hiding behind the sun are unfounded.
“It can’t hide behind the sun forever, and we would’ve seen it years ago,” a Nasa scientist said.
The space agency also rejected apocalyptic theories about unusual alignments of the planets, or that the Earth’s magnetic poles could suddenly “flip.”
Rest easy friends, December 21 is not the end of the world, it’s just another day closer to Christmas, leaving just 3 more shopping days…