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."
The opposite of Mayan is Urine.
If I remember correctly, the closest ‘we’ come to tomorrow is when crossing the International Date Line, even then you either lose a day (going) or pick one up (coming).
Just makes your head explode, doesn’t it?
[I used to wonder about finding a way to keep going west at the right speed to perpetually avoid being anywhere “today”...nearly drove hubby nuts asking about ‘the math’]
I think we should table this discussion till SATURDAY.
If for some reason no one is here, it won’t really matter now will it.
That going West fast enough etc is like I say
“I am so far Right I am almost Left”.
Anyone that believes that crap I have a bridgee for sale!
Probably government funded.
I’ve always known that high pressure clear skies follows a cold front, but now we know that high pressure clear skies also follows a flaming/searing/scorcher front.
Not all of us. I plan to play golf on Saturday, December 22nd.
I for one, am counting on the accuracy of the Mayan Apocalypse.
(If they were wrong, I’ve got a hell of a lot of shopping to do over the weekend!)
Well, since the Mayans themselves went out of business centuries ago, there was really no point in having the calendar extend even this far.
I’m actually looking for the guys selling all their stuff cheap to get party money before the doom arrives. I have yet to find such person willing to do that. I guess they aren’t serious.
I did read of a guy in Hong Kong that sold everything. He isn’t going to be happy on Saturday.
My birthday is the 22nd, and as usual I am not looking forward to it. This year I’ll take it. ;)
The Bible says that when Jesus was asked when the world would end, He said that no one knows but his Father, (and he ain’t telling the Mayans.)
If the Mayans were so smart, why are they extinct?
I CAN GIVE AN ABSOLUTE, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE THAT THE WORLD WILL NOT END ON THE 21ST.
If I am wrong I will pay in cash......
The terrorist had an attack planned based on that orchestrated news story encouraging civil unrest.
Don't be surprised if there is another terrorist attack planned since the “spontaneous” lie with Libya fell through.
The world ends precisely at 5:11 a.m. CST, 12/21/12. I will probably sleep right thru it.
I’ll probably be standing in the backyard waiting for the dogs to pee.
What an ignominious end.
Still here, here.
You there, there?