Apocalypse 'TOMORROW' on winter solstice 'if Mayans made small error', preacher claims
TOMORROW is the winter solstice and that often sparks conspiracy theories about the end of the world.
Famous US pastor and conspiracy theorist Paul Begley has suggested in a popular YouTube video that the end of the world could come on Tuesday if the Mayans made a mistake.
In his YouTube video, he explains that tomorrow is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and claims: "It's also the end of the world according to the Mayans."
He adds the caveat: "If the Mayans were dyslexic."
After claims the world would end on December 21, 2012 – when the Mayan calendar ran out – came to nothing, conspiracy nuts now say the date was miscalculated.
Last year was filled with claims that the Mayans actually believed our world would be snuffed out eight years later, on December 21, 2020.
When that didn't happen there was a suggestion that the Mayans may have made an error when noting down the end of the world.
Begely says: "They thought the end of the world was 12/21/12."
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But then goes on to indicate that the numbers could be tomorrow's date if you switch the last two digits around.
He also made reference to the bible and how modern-day events and biblical prophecies could hint that the end of the world is nigh.
However, the pastor also said "not every prophecy comes to pass" and told viewers that they might not have to worry.
It goes without saying that Pastor Begley's claims are pure speculation and are not backed by any hard evidence.
He also makes an error with how he says the date he's trying to refer to in his video.
The evangelist has made plenty of doomsday predictions in the past, all of which, thankfully, have come to nothing.
What is the Mayan calendar?
The Mayan calendar is a system of calendars and almanacs which was used by several cultures in Central America.
It dates back to the 5th century BCE and it is still in use in some Mayan communities today.
The Mayan Calendar has three separate corresponding calendars: The Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar), and the Haab (civil calendar).
Each calendar is cyclical, meaning that a certain number of days must occur before a new cycle can begin.
The calendars are also used simultaneously.
The Tzolkin and the Haab identify the days and every 52 years they connect and create a calendar round.
The Long Count date comes first, then the Tzolkin date, and last the Haab date.
The Mayans believed that the universe was destroyed and then recreated at the start of each universal cycle.
What was the Mayan prediction for the end of the world?
The Mayans predicted that the world would come to an end on December 21, 2012.
Nasa debunked the rumors that the world would end in 2012 – the prediction of the Mayan calendar.
The space agency said: "For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence?
“There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact.
“There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012."
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