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Mayan Apocalypse Watch: Yearlong Party to Kick Off in Mexico
Dec. 21, 2011 - With the end of the Mayan calendar just one year away, tourist-drawing-celebrations are beginning in Mexico.
The Mayan Long Count calendar ends at the Winter Solstice in 2012. Their calendar is based on their excellent astronomical observations. But
according to Mayan historians, this calendar is like others. When it ends, it starts over again. The idea of an apocalypse at that point was not
evidently a part of their belief system.
- The doomsday theories stem from a pair of tablets discovered in the 1960s at the archaeological site of Tortuguero in the Gulf of Mexico
state of Tabasco that describe the return of a Mayan god at the end of a 13th period.
- Source: Fox
Mayan 2012 End-Of-World Prediction Wrong, Expert Says
Dec. 3, 2012 - Mayan expert Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia says that the reference
to a 2012 date in ancient hieroglyphs denotes a transition to a new era and not a possible end of the world.
- Source: Fox
2012, The Bible and the End of the World
Great audio messages by Mark Hitchcock on the subject!
- Source: Mark Hitchcock Blog
Mexico acknowledges 2nd reference in Mayan fragments to 2012, downplays ‘prophecies’
Nov. 28, 2011 - A second possible reference to Dec. 21, 2012 has been found at a southern Mexico ruin site.
Experts are not sure that the message on a brick refers to the future. Mexico’s archaeology institute downplays
theories that the ancient Mayas predicted some sort of apocalypse would occur in 2012. They are organizing a special
round table of 60 Mayan experts next week at to “dispel some of the doubts about the end of one era and the beginning
of another, in the Mayan Long Count calendar.”
- Source: Washington Post
Six Planets Will Be Aligning, but the Earth Will Not End
May 11, 2011 -
Those who fear an end of the world scenario on Dec. 21, 2012, expect the same sort of alignment, but astronomers say
no remotely similar alignment will occur next year.
- Beginning today and lasting for a few weeks, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Mars will be visible in the early
morning sky, aligned roughly along the ecliptic - or the path the sun travels throughout the day. Uranus and
Neptune, much fainter but there all the same, should be visible through binoculars.
- Source: TIME
Armageddon in 2012? The truth behind the doomsday theories
Dec. 23, 2010 - This article discusses the liklihood of ten top doomsday scenarios.
- Source: Telegraph - UK
Global Eruption Rocks the Sun
Dec. 13, 2010 - NASA scientists have analyzed a huge eruption of the Sun that occured on August 1st. They say the
explosion affected an entire hemisphere of the Sun all at once, sending billion-ton clouds of hot gas into space.
The event was so big that they think they may have to re-examine their ideas about solar activity.
- "The August 1st event really opened our eyes," says Karel Schrijver of Lockheed Martin's Solar and Astrophysics Lab
in Palo Alto, CA. "We see that solar storms can be global events, playing out on scales we scarcely imagined before.
- Source: NASA
One EMP burst and the world goes dark
Oct. 26, 2010 -
Once again, there is serious discussion about a looming problem that could leave our country, or even
the world in turmoil. The issue is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) burst caused by a high-altitude nuclear blast, or
even a huge solar storm of the kind that is predicted in the next couple of years. In either scenario and EMP can
induce ground currents strong enough to burn out power lines and electrical equipment across state lines.
- The sky erupts. Cities darken, food spoils and homes fall silent. Civilization collapses.
End-of-the-world novel? A video game? Or could such a scenario loom in America's future?
Last year former House speaker Newt Gingrich told Heritage Foundation, "We are not today hardened against this...
It is an enormous catastrophic threat." The House of Representatives has passed a "Grid Act" bill to address the issue.
The Senate will now consider the measure.
- Source: USA Today
Text of H.R. 5026, the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act - House Committee on Energy and Commerce
2012 and the Apocalypse
Nov. 18, 2009 -
- The movie “2012” was the ultimate action movie. The special effects were numerous and amazing throughout the show. It was based on the fact that the Mayan calendars end at 2012, and the assumption that that would mean that the Earth would be destroyed at that time.
According to Mayan historians this date would not be the end of the world, but just the end of their long cycle of time based on their study of the stars. The Egyptians had similar beliefs about this cycle. ... more ...
- Source: Ron's Blog
NASA: 2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End?
Nov. 13, 2009 - While movie-goers rave about the disaster film "2012," NASA gives assurance that there is no scientific basis for the movie.
- Source: NASA
- NASA launches Web resource for 2012 predictions - CNet News
'2012' is big business for film, big headache for academics
Oct. 20, 2009 - The apocalyptic movie "2012," will be released in November. Based on questionable interpretations of the Mayan Calendar, which ends at Dec. 21, 2012, the movie is fair game for science-fiction imagination. Unfortunately it also feeds irrational fear.
Morrison says that one persistent rumor is that a planet called Nibiru, or Planet X, is going to crash into Earth.
- "Two years ago, I got a question a week about it," said NASA scientist David Morrison, who hosts the Web site "Ask an Astrobiologist."
"Now I'm getting a dozen a day. Two teenagers said they didn't want to see the end of the world, so they were thinking of ending their lives."
- Source: Chicago Tribune
Phoenix crop circle may predict end of the world
June 16, 2009 - Intricate crop circles, like the one resembling a Phoenix, are interpreted by some to refer to a cataclysmic event occurring on December 21, 2012, which coincides with the end of the ancient Mayan calendar.
- Source:Telegraph - UK
NASA: 2012 'space Katrina' may cripple U.S. for months
Jan. 10, 2009 - A new study by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, warns that the Sun will reach the peak of its current 11-year cycle of solar storms in 2012.
The report says that if the upcoming solar storms flare to the level of the May 1921 "superstorm" or the so-called Carrington event of 1859, the U.S. may not be prepared to handle the damage to satellites, power grids, and new technologies.
- And if one of the sun's periodic, catastrophic storms hits Earth the way Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. coastline, the report estimates that damages from the "space weather Katrina" could top $1 or $2 trillion.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
- Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe - Prophecy Central's "Fearful Events" Section
This History Channel special will be shown on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 at 9 p.m. They will present what they call "sobering facts" and report "hysterical fiction."
- This special looks for the parallels between the nightmarish daily headlines and the 2012 prophecies from Nostradamus and others.
- Source: History.com
2012: The Movie
Dec., 2008 - 2012 is a major film from Sony Pictures. The Wikipedia article gives this synopsis:
The production budget for the movie is $150,000,000. The planned release date is July 10, 2009.
- Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. "2012" is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.
- Source:Sony Pictures
- Viral Advertising: The Institute for Human Continuity
Will the World End in 2012?
July 5, 2008 - Patrick Geryl, a French oil worker quit his job and founded a "survival group" for people like himself who believe the world will be destroyed in 2012.
Stephen Houston, a professor of anthropology at Brown University and a specialist of Maya hieroglyphic writing, said, "These prophecies of doom really don't have any basis in what we know about the Maya."
said . He said that the Maya saw their "long count" coming to an end on that date and a new one beginning then without disastrous consequences.
- He points to the ancient Mayan cyclical calendars, the longest of which last renewed itself approximately 5,125 years ago and is set to end again, supposedly with catastrophic consequences, in 2012.
- Source: ABC
- Many Dutch prepare for 2012 apocalypse - UPI
- Editor's note: There will be a great deal of interest in this theory during the next four years. Please notice our statement about the
End of the World. We do not believe in setting dates, or that the end of the world is near, especially when such speculation is based on non-Biblical sources.
Four 'blood-red' total lunar eclipses will fall on Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015, the same back-to-back occurrences at the time of 1492, 1948 and 1967
May, 2008 - This is an interesting article about signs in the heavens.
- Source: WorldWatchDaily
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