Significant date associated with the 2012 Mayan apocalypse theory closes in

John Morfin

If some conspiracy theorists are correct, the world is somehow coming to an end in Dec. 21, 2012.

The end of days prophecy is a common subject found in a number of different religious writings worldwide.

One of the most known mentions of the end of days, also known as the apocalypse, can be found in the new international version of the Holy Bible.

“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams,” is written in Acts 2:17 of the new international version of the Holy Bible.

Another ominous verse found In the new international version of the Holy Bible can be found in Acts 2:19.

“I will show wonder of the heavens above and signs of the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke,” is written in Acts 2:19 of the new international version of the Holy Bible.

Although there are mentions of the “end of days” found in writings of various different religions, there really is not an exact date mentioned in the writings.

After the discovery and confirmation of the Mayan calendar ending in Dec. 21, German scholar Ernst Forstemann attributed it to the end of days. Although many believe he is referring to the Mayan calendar that says that the world would end on Dec. 21, others believe he may have been referring to some other date.

He believed that the world would come to an end due to a cataclysmic flood.

Author John Van Auken said in an interview conducted by the History Channel, “The ancient Mayan were attuned to higher wisdom, higher knowledge and their forecast of Dec. 21, the winter solstice, as a major marker in the age of Earth was a true insight in to what’s coming. It is a marker of a change of a new age.”

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, believes that there is a reference of an intergalactic being coming to Earth in a Mayan book titled Chilam Balam, also known as the book of the jaguar priests.

According to folklorist Dr. Thomas E. Bullard, the Mayans was one of the civilizations that reported a very strong extraterrestrial presence and that its alien gods were very much involved in its society and its sciences.

“The thought here is that maybe this is a prophecy that was put there by the aliens through the Mayans in this calendar that the world is going to end in the year 2012,” Bullard said in an interview conducted by the History Channel.

There are a number of theories involving the Mayan calendar.

Archetecture Techonology major Luis Reyes believes that the mayan prophecy theory was created by people who are either misinterpreting or exaggerating it.

“I don’t think anything is going to happen. Theres been a lot of prophecies before and even then, none of them have come true,” Reyes said.

Reyes also stated that when he thinks about the world coming to an end, it is at the hands of mankind.

“If it was going to end, it’s because of what we do. Nuclear war or something like that.”

Computer science major Noe Duenas believes that Dec. 21, 2012 will be just another day, but accepts that others may believe otherwise.

“If they (people) want to believe it, they can believe it,” Duenas said.

There are a number of theories involving the Mayan calendar and the “end of days,” but at the moment it will remain a theory until it can become fact or fiction on Dec. 21, 2012.