from The Examiner
End of the world: Panic spreads worldwide as Dec. 21, 2012 draws near (Video at bottom of this report was included with this article)
DECEMBER 19, 2012
BY: CINDY ADAMS
Although experts say that the world will not end of Dec. 21, 2012, and the Mayan calendar does not predict such an event, many around the world are panicking as the date draws near.
According to The Telegraph, from the United States to Russia, people have begun preparing for the day they believe a catastrophic event will take place and destroy the earth. . . . Read Complete Report
Photo: CREDIT NASA
from Philippine Daily Inquirer
Fringe groups all set for end of the world
12:53 am | Thursday, December 20th, 2012
BUENOS AIRES—As mountaintops go, this one is for meditating. And the odd UFO sighting. But now it is closing for a few days to avert a mass suicide by folks girding for the world’s end.
That doomsday is indeed upon us—with Christmas just around the corner, heaven forbid—is one gloomy interpretation of a Mayan India calendar.
To wit, Dec. 21 marks the end of a 5,200-year cycle on the Mayan “Long Count” calendar.
It’s a cause for celebration for many in Mexico and Central America, but spells doomsday for some believers. . . . Read Complete Report
French ‘end of the world’ village plans quiet night in
Journalists from South Korea report from Bugarach, one of the few places on Earth some believe will be spared when the world ends on 21 December, according to an interpretation of the Mayan calendar. Photograph: Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images
While there are those who fear that Friday will bring about the end of the world, presaged by the end of the ancient Mayan calendar, in the French village of Bugarach – the only place apparently set to escape the apocalypse – most locals are planning a quiet night in. . . . Read Complete Report