What Actual Mayans Think

Mayans themselves reject any notion that the world will end. Pedro Celestino Yac Noj, a Mayan sage, burned seeds and fruits to mark the end of the old calender at a ceremony in Cuba. He said: “The 21st is for giving thanks and gratitude and the 22nd welcomes the new cycle, a new dawn.”


That article breaks it down quite nicely, in fact. Here are the different armageddon fears they list:

  • earth hit by Nibiru aka Planet X
  • a comet strike
  • or a solar storm (solar flares, radiation, EMPs (electromagnetic pulses)) aka my pet theory
  • seemingly annual theories of strange and destructive planetary alignment (seriously if this could wreck the planet it would have happened by now, especially considering the doomsday theorists claim it will happen every year)
  • a flip in the earth’s magnetic poles (which seems inconvenient but how is it an extinction level event?)
I’m a little surprised there are no ‘Independence Day’ esque fleets of alien destruction. Here are some fun things the article mentions that people are doing to celebrate the end to an arbitrary calendar made by people thousands of years ago:
  • candles and essentials panic in China possibly because of the movie 2012 which features them OR possibly a ‘tweet’ on China’s version of Twitter (Sina Weibo) speaking of apocalypse and three days darkness
  • kerosene and essentials panic in Russia because supposedly a Timbetan monk wrote an article in a paper confirming the end times
  • survival shelters in America.
  • march to mount Pic de Bugarach in French Pyrenees for aliens rescue (people and planes banned now) – alien base they’ll leave from at the end times

I must admit I really wish I were there for that last one. Inset photo is a shot of the Pic de Bugarach.