Between COVID-19, riots, and plagues of locusts it easy to wonder if we are in the throes of “The End of the World as We Know It,” a time that preppers often refer to as “TEOTWAWKI.”
Signs and portents aside, according to a recent reinterpretation of the Mayan “Doomsday” Calendar, we may be much closer to TEOTWAWKI than anyone imagined.
I am sure long time readers of my columns are well aware that the Mayan Calendar was supposed to have predicted that the end of the world was to occur in 2012. Here we are eight years later, knowing that never happened. But, a new interpretation of the Calendar has just surfaced that claims we were not spared, but that the original translation of the meaning of the Calendar was simply “off.”
According to the alternative theory that showed up on Twitter, the prophesied Mayan doomsday is sometime this week or next.
“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,” scientist Paolo Tagaloguin tweeted last week, according to the NY Post. The series of tweets have since been deleted.
If Tagaloguin is correct, adding up all the missed days, then the Mayan doomsday date is … this coming week!
In 2012, doomsday theorists were convinced the world was ending on Dec. 21, and hordes of believers flocked to Mayan sites in Mexico and Guatemala — only to be left disappointed and dirty due to the lack of sanitation at the ancient Mayan pyramids.
By Mike F. Strong
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