Some say the end of the world as we know it will be this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. They’ve made movies and books about it and YouTube has been blowing up over the Mayan Calendar Doomsday Prophesy.
Recent surveys also revealed 12 percent of Americans still actually believe in the Mayan Doomsday.
Others, not so much. The RAM Restaurant and Brewery is throwing an end of the world party this Friday along with other bars in the Circle City.
“We figure why not go out with a bang,” said RAM server Alicia Mendoza.
Nico Sanchez is a doomsday prepper. He says bring on the Mayan Armageddon or any other end of the world scenario, he’s ready.
“People getting ready for December 21 this year should be prepared for any possible scenarios, whether it be the end of days, civil unrest, nuclear attack,” Sanchez said.
Some travel agencies said they are booking big trips to Mayan ruins and others said they expect churches to be full this week as a lot of people head to confession and say a lot more prayers than usual.
NASA scientists have even weighed in on the issue. Yes, NASA really made a YouTube video about the end of the world according the Mayan Calendar. NASA said thousands of people emailed the space agency wanting to know if the world was going to end Friday.
“We’ll that’s simply not true,” said Dr. David Morrison, who is an astrophysicist. “Talk to the scholars that actually talked to the ancient Mayans or talk to the three million Mayans that are still living in Central America. They’ll tell you that is not a correct prediction.”
Either way the RAM said its party starts Friday at 7 p.m. if we all make it that long. They’ve been brewing specialty beers for nine months.
“It’s all for the end of the world which we’re calling RAMogedden,” said RAM Brewmaster Chris Knott. “The first batch was tapped in late April and the last batch will be tapped this Friday.”
So just in case you’re still wondering what to do, you just might want to make sure you pick up that fruitcake for grandma for Christmas.