*Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest rocking the nation over police brutality, many are turning to the Mayan calendar to confirm that Armageddon is near.
As it turns out… yes it is, so says the prophecy of the ancient world.
According to the Mayan calendar, doomsday is this week, or maybe next week.
The world was originally meant to end on Dec. 21, 2012, but apparently, calendar readers got that date wrong. They’re certain 2020 is the year of the end of days.
Here’s more from express.co.uk:
The Mayan calendar, which spanned for about 5,125 years starting in 3114BC — reached its end on December 21, 2012. The date was hailed by conspiracy theorists as being ‘the end of the world’, warning of an apocalyptic disaster. But when nothing happened, it seems these theorists worked out a flaw in their plan.
That’s not to say the realised the world would not end, however. Instead, now some claim there was a discrepancy in the Gregorian calendar, which was introduced in 1582.
The ‘error’ meant that 11 days were lost from the year, to better reflect the time it takes Earth to orbit the sun.
But while 11 missing days does not sound a lot, the days quickly add up.
And according to these calculations, that would mean June 21, 2020 should actually be December 21, 2012.
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In a now-deleted Twitter post, scientist Paolo Tagaloguin said:
“Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012.
“The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days.
“For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years”.
And according to Mayan calendars, this 2012 date was the subject of a conspiracy theory that the world would end.”
And here’s what NASA said about the doomsday theory:
“The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth.
“This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 – hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.”
According to the report, one online user responded: “When the world switched to the Gregorian calendar in the 1700s, we lost around eight years in translation. So yes technically this year is 2012.”
Another said: “When in 1752 everyone switched to the Gregorian calendar, eight years were lost, which means that technically 2020 is 2012. You know what was supposed to happen in 2012? Yes, the end of the world. 2020 suddenly makes more sense.”
William Saturno, an expert on Maya archaeology at Boston University, told National Geographic that there is no scientific evidence or clues suggesting the world is on the verge of total collapse.
“Did the Maya like period endings? Yes,” he said. “Would this have been a period ending they thought was wicked cool? You bet. The biggest period endings they experience are Bak’tun endings.
“Was it predicted to be the end the world? No. That’s just us.”