End of the World

The Mayan Long Count Calendar
The Mayan Long Count Calendar

Doomsday hour (today on 12.21.12) comes and goes in several parts of the world – and we’re all still here!

According to legend, the ancient Mayans’ long-count calendar ended at midnight, ushering in the end of the world. As the appointed time came and went in several parts of the world, there was no sign of the apocalypse.

In Merida, the celebration of the cosmic dawn opened inauspiciously, with a fumbling of the sacred fire meant to honor the calendar’s conclusion.

The Mayans’ 13th Baktun ends today – with some doom mongers also believing it heralds the end of the world. End of the 13th Baktun, it’s not the end of the world.

NASA tried to calm fears that doomsday is due at some point today with the release of a second video of a senior scientist dispelling the various rumors of impending apocalypse. There are fears that the end of the Mayan long count calendar, which some experts say comes today, signals the end of the world. NASA says it has received thousands of calls and emails from concerned citizens asking for information about apocalypse rumors. Senior space agency scientist David Morrison says the rumors are just a ‘big hoax’ and there’s nothing to be worried about.

Thousands of people and spiritualists are expected for today’s once-in-5,125-years event.

End of World
End of World

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