Small groups of people around the world are panicking about the “Mayan Apocalypse” set to happen this Friday (December 21, 2012) but there is one group of people who don’t seem to care much – Mayans themselves.
There are approximately 800,000 Mayans currently living in Mexico’s Yucatan Valley. They still live normally despite the so-called doomsday prediction made by their ancestors years and years ago.
According to the Associated Press, when asked about the doomsday prophecy, 62-year-old Liborio Yeh Kinil said:
“We don’t know if the world is going to end. Remember 2006, and the ‘6-6-6’ (June 6, 2006): A lot of people thought something was going to happen, and nothing happened after all. Why get panicky? If something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.”
True ‘dat Mr. Yeh Kinil!
Archaeologists are now saying that there is no proof that ancient Mayans actually made this prophecy and the calendar that people are using as “evidence” was not actually used by the Maya.
Mayan farmer and priest Petronilo Acevedo Pena said:
“The world is going to end, but we don’t know when it will end, nobody ever gave a date. They said it would be in 2000, but nothing happened.”
Not convinced yet? Read an interesting and sarcastically funny article that breaks down all the reasons why you shouldn’t run into hiding on December 21 by clicking here.