This latest rash of strange apocalyptic-type episodes intrigues Doomsday theorists, who insist that the world will end on December 21, 2012. That prophesy stems from findings that the ancient Mayan calendar ends on that date. Nonbelievers, who don’t dispute a literal end to the calendar, argue that this cessation simply signals a transition from one World Age to another.
The most prominent doomsday scenario suggests that on December 21, 2012, at the dawn of the Summer Solstice, the sun will be perfectly aligned between the Earth and the gigantic, rapidly rotating, black hole located at the center of our galaxy. Reportedly, our solar system will pass through this black hole, resulting in a reversal of the Earth’s gravitational pull. As the story goes, this dreadful occurrence will trigger a series of cataclysmic earthly events, including tidal waves, floods, devastating earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, global warming and more. Interestingly, according to the Goddard Institute for Space and Science, an analysis of air and water temperature anomalies reveals that April 2012 is the fourth warmest April on record.