Skip to comments.San Diegans prepare for Mayan doomsday: Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012
Posted on 12/19/2012 10:19:13 PM PST by doug from upland
SAN DIEGO - With his gas mask on and machete in hand, Nikko Sanchez is ready for December 21.
"It does possibly mean the end of the world," said Sanchez. "I do know about the Mayan calendar, I have done some research."
The Mayan calendar only extends to December 21, 2012. Some people interpret that as a prediction for the end of the world on that date.
"I've seen how horrific people can be when they really want to be," said Sanchez.
Sanchez is a Gulf War veteran and he's ex-law enforcement. Now, he's a "prepper" -- prepared to survive the worst. He trains others to do the same, and he founded a company called SOC Tactical that, among other survival skills, teaches you how to pack a "bug out" bag, complete with medication, a self-generating light source and food for a year.
It's growing phenomenon, and Sanchez is one of at least 102 confirmed preppers in San Diego.
"People getting prepared for December 21st this year should be prepared for anything, whether it be the end of days, civil unrest, nuclear attack, hurricane, earthquake," said Sanchez.
10News met with Maya archaeologist Mark Van Stone, Ph.D., at the Mayan ruins at the Museum of Man. He's a leading scholar on the subject and author of the book "2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya." He's also one of the few who can actually read Mayan hieroglyphs.
Click here to visit Van Stone's website
"It's gotten so out of hand because we live in a world that loves the end of the world," explained Van Stone. "The Maya did not predict an end to the world or the calendar on December 21st, 2012, but they did predict things would go on for thousands of years after 2012."
Still, for Sanchez, it's not a risk he's willing to take. He showed 10News a photo of his 10-month-old boy and said there's too much on the line.
"I would rather be looked at as a kook and know that my family has a chance at survival than them not have any survival chances at all," said Sanchez. "People ask me all the time why I prep. I prep for my family."
So, can we have fireworks when the earth goes under, or is that unseemly?
Well, MY calander goes to December 31st. I Predict that will be the end..........of 2012......
I read the first sentence and burst out laughing.
So the world is going to end, but if I’m prepared for it I’ll be alright?
So...does TSHTF at *midnight* tonight?
What time zone?
Daylight savings or standard time?
Greenwich Mean Time?
Naval Observatory time?
Time after time?
With all the leap years and 11 Gregorian calendar days missing, shouldn’t it already have come?
[does anybody really know what time it is? does anybody really care?]
Time is an artificial construct created to keep everything from happening at once.
Time has no meaning....and a narrow purple beak.
Chiller TV is having an ‘end of the world’ Horrorpocalypse marathon followed by ‘We Survived!’ marathon the next day.
I’ve got the DVR set just in case.
I was channel surfing last nite and on the Discovery channel they had this Mayan stuff on. They had this company who bilk people out of their money for survival Houses that with stand nuclear bombs and other catastrophes. Some of their clients have ordered 20 million dollar Arcs!
Do we know what time the world is supposed to end on Friday? It could effect my meeting schedule that day.
Back when I was in San Diego 56-60 it used to be quite a good little town, with great liberty if your weren’t 21 (Tijuana), nice weather etc.
They talk of all the groups preparing for the ‘end’...
Remember “Heavens Gate” few years back?
Of course, one of these days one of these fools will be correct and be able to tell us “I told you so”.
Like the hypochondriac had on his tomb stone:
“I told you I was sick”
Yeah does it happen at GMT first and then hour by hour?
So in Alaska I have to wait 9 hours before I see anything, I hate waiting.
So...does TSHTF at *midnight* tonight?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
We all know the world will end tomorrow.
Since tomorrow never comes, we have nothing to worry about.
Wouldn’t you know it? Our new timesheets have “End of the World” as a line item right under Jury Duty and Unpaid Furlough. If I ain’t gettin’ overtime I ain’t goin’.
Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012
Thank God I am not a Mayan............
I was at their pyramid in the Yucatan and have a shiny brass Mayan calendar. It's really pretty - has an ugly face in the middle and all kinds of symbols but I can't tell what time on Friday we all go down the tubes. I would say expect to make your meeting schedule and if we fall in a hole while you're doing that, well we fall in a hole.
So set your clock forward.
It’s always tomorrow somewhere.
[and yesterday somewhere else]
/existential head fake