Friday, December 14, 2012
7 Days to Live
This coming Friday, on December 21, 2012, the planet Nibiru, last seen only by the ancient Sumerians a few thousand years ago, will come around and pass so near our earth that it will shift the poles and cause a cataclysm, wiping all living things on our planet. According to Nancy Lieder, this phenomenon was first predicted to happen in 2003, but when nothing happened then, she postponed it to 2012. Ms Lieder claimed that she was abducted by aliens when she was young and later released so that she can warn all of us of the impending end of the world.
Something is going to happen on December 21, some people insists, because that is the last day on the Mayan Calendar. The Mayan Calendar it seems is as accurate as the atomic clock, marking exactly the celestial events for the last 5,000 years. Some say that a meteor will fall to earth and we will then go the way of the dinosaurs. Or.... a huge solar flare occurs, engulfing and annihilating all planets in its path, earth included. Or... the planets will align causing the earth's magnetic fields to reverse and everything goes haywire. In a documentary I saw, a guy with weird hair said that the last day in the Mayan calendar marks the return of a Mayan god, Bolon Yokte, who is really an alien and the god of destruction, to take all our sinful souls to hell.... or something like that.
But, whether the Mayans actually penciled in their calendar that the last day in their calendar is to be the last day of earth, I do not know..... and I don't think so. The Gregorian calendar ends on December 31 every year and the next day it goes back to January 1. Maybe the Mayans had a lot of time on their hands to make a huge calendar (carved in stone, no less) that is thousands of years long.
In their website, NASA scientists said that there don't seem to be a big enough meteor hurtling down to earth that can cause total destruction that they are aware of; nor are they aware of any alignment of the planets happening any time in the near future (the last one happened in 2000). Solar flares, according to them, will affect communication satellites and that's all. Solar storms peak every 11 years.... hardly a strange phenomenon.
In actual fact, if the Mayans are still around today, on December 22, 2012, they will be celebrating a new B'ak'tun, just as we would celebrate a new century or a new millennium. (1 B'ak'tun = about 400 years)
As for me, I will follow suit what my friend Sukman is doing; start to think about my resolutions for 2013.