There’s something very Hollywood about all the “end of the world 2012” stuff.
The event is rich in suspense. There’s a doomsday scenario. An ancient prophecy. And, almost everyone knows that things won’t really end that badly.
There are the strange, weird, and freaky people who are legitimately preparing for the end of the world. It has been reported that 10% of Americans believe that the world will end in 2012, while 14% of people worldwide think Earth will be a goner in their lifetime. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world include the arrival of the next solar maximum, an interaction between Earth and the black hole at the center of the galaxy, or Earth's collision with a planet called "Nibiru."
As beforeitsnews.com has reported, there are some wildly absurd ways people are preparing for the end.
In China, a farmer has prepared for the coming end of the world by creating a giant survival pod made out of fiberglass and steel. Supposedly, the pod is airtight, fitted with oxygen tanks, seatbelts and has enough room for around 14 people.
In the Netherlands, a dedicated doomsday enthusiasts has created a replica of Noah’s Ark. It has been reported that the ark is just under half the size of the Titanic. The Arc is currently docked in the Dutch city of Dordrecht.
Bugarach France where it is believed to be the only place on earth that will be saved from the prediction that Aliens will arrive on earth on Friday, December 21 2012. Enthusiasts are, of course, flocking to the town.
One Doomsday Prepper from the United States has built a 700-acre compound and safe house west of San Antonio. Barbed-wire fences and bullet proof walls all form part of his “Safe House.”
Alas, all the bright at NASA are pretty confident the world won’t end.
Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice.