End of the World 2012 Countdown Timer
December 21, 2012: Some predict the end of the world, some predict the beginning of a new era. The basis for these claims is based on the Ancient Mayan calendar. It may seem silly to base a prediction off an ancient civilization‘s calendar but the Mayans were a highly mathematically advanced civilization. Their calendar is not only mathematically complex, it is also highly accurate…
A Canadian spiritualist ghostbusting actor walks into a bar wearing New Age crystals and a crystal skull around his neck, goes up to the bartender, and orders a vodka. . . . No, this weird mashup is not the setup to a joke (certainly not a funny one) but instead more or less describes one of the strangest intersections of Hollywood, New Age paranormal belief, ghost hunting, and alcohol.
This story involves crystal skulls. There are many skulls in the world carved out of quartz crystal of varying sizes and designs. I’ve seen them in a lot of places, especially in South and Central America, where they are sold as tourist trinkets. The ones you can buy for a few dollars are rather plain, but the big ones (life-size or so) are steeped in myth and romance. There are only a handful of the life-size skulls in existence, and they have inspired awe for generations. They are said to be hundreds of years old and possibly of Mayan or Aztec origin.
Continue reading: CSI | A Spiritualist Ghostbuster’s Crystal Skull.
The 2012 apocalypse is the belief that civilization as we know it will come to an end in 2012. This bizarre idea was inspired by the Mayan calendar, which completes a cycle on the day corresponding to our Gregorian calendar date of December 21st 2012 CE. Some authors try to tie this all in with Christian, Jewish and Muslim end times beliefs. But it is not going to happen so we don’t have to worry about it.
Emotional breakdown and even suicide among people who take all this seriously is feared. 
The belief that this is a prediction of the world ending is something akin to believing the world is going to end on December 31st 1999 because the year 2000 starts with a 2 instead of a 1. An even more apt description is that it is the equivalent of believing the world will end on December 31 because you have to throw away this year’s calendar, and go out and buy a new one for next year.
Keep Reading: 2012 apocalypse – RationalWiki.
- Jungle Science: Mayans Actually Didn’t Predict a 2012 Apocalypse [Doomsday] (gizmodo.com)
- 2012 Doomsday Myths Debunked by NASA (illuminutti.com)
- Why Doomsday Fears Will Survive 2012 ‘Apocalypse’ (space.com)
- 2012 Apocalypse Cancelled? (sylverblaque.wordpress.com)
An ancient Mayan skull stolen from Tibet by Nazis – said to have magical powers to enable humanity to survive the December 2012 apocalypse – has been dropped by a lab assistant in eastern Germany, chipping its chin.
What if this skull is key to us surviving the Mayan 2012 end-of-the-world prophecy? Huh? We may all be doomed because of this! Argh!
I’m trying to remain calm and not panic. *sigh*
Related: Oldest Mayan calendar unearthed…