Monday, December 17, 2012
Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies and the end of the Mayan calenda.
Don’t make any rash decisions: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice. Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance – they had to end it somewhere! What is All the Fuss About? There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include: What are the Experts Saying? The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking the claims. From professors at Tampa Bay’s own New College to the scientific minds at NASA, they’re all saying the same thing: Go ahead …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Take a look at how parents are reacting to Thursday's news of rumors of a violent threat at District 308 schools.
The news today that Oswego District 308 officials are taking very seriously the rumors of planned school violence to coincide with the Dec. 21 end of the world date set by the Mayan calendar has Oswego Patch Facebook friends talking. Here’s a sampling of what some, including parents, are saying: Brian G. Shaking my head at you paranoid parents... relax. If you believe in any of this hype as well as the exaggeration of teens and such, you seriously need a reality check. Ashley H. Brian, I bet that's what the parents of Columbine thought and look where it got them. Reality check to you, this stuff does happen and should be taken seriously. Id rather be safe and over cautious than lose my child when it easily could have been prevented. Coleen…
School posts announcement and a worried parent contacts Patch about her children attending school tomorrow. District to be on heightened alert.
The Mayan calendar states that next Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, is the end of the world. Oswego District 308 officials are taking action about rumors that there is a threat of violence set to occur in the school district due to this belief in the Mayan calendar. The following statement was posted to the district's website early this afternoon: It has come to our attention that rumors have been circulating around our school community about December 21, our last day of school before winter break, and winter solstice, which marks the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar. The media hype surrounding this date has resulted in predictions that include such things as a national power outage to the end of the world. The same type of …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Mayans may or may not have predicted the apocalypse will occur on Dec. 21 -- just less than two weeks from now. Do you buy it?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Do you expect the world to end on Dec. 21, 2012? As the day draws near, NASA is getting in on the action. The agency created a page on its website devoted to debunking the Mayan apocalypse idea—not least because the Mayans never predicted any such thing. The date is simply the end of one time period that simply starts over. “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012,” NASA wrote. But maybe they're just fun-haters: there are a number of parties planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year, just in case the Earth explodes, or zombies run amok. With the "long count" calendar of the Ancient Mayans coming to an end that day, some people are a little…