Monday, October 12, 2009

"2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist"

---Haunted Six--

2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Writer Sun Oct 11, 3:58 am ET

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"A significant time period for the Mayas does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 25,800 years.

But most archaeologists, astronomers and Maya say the only thing likely to hit Earth is a meteor shower of New Age philosophy, pop astronomy, Internet doomsday rumors and TV specials such as one on the History Channel which mixes "predictions" from Nostradamus and the Mayas and asks: "Is 2012 the year the cosmic clock finally winds down to zero days, zero hope?"

It may sound all too much like other doomsday scenarios of recent decades — the 1987 Harmonic Convergence, the Jupiter Effect or "Planet X." But this one has some grains of archaeological basis.

One of them is Monument Six."


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