Thousands of mystics, New Age dreamers and fans of pre-Hispanic culture have been drawn to Mexico in hopes of witnessing great things when the day in an old Maya calendar dubbed “the end of the world” dawns on Friday.
“We don’t believe it,” said Socorro Poot, 41, a housewife and mother of three in Holca, a village about 25 miles (40 km) from Chichen Itza. “Nobody knows the day and the hour. Only God knows.”
The only ones really believing this are the people writing books about to make some cash and the media who always love to cover sensational topics.
Why do these people flocking to southern Mexico think they are going to be safe there? You have just as good a chance, even greater, of getting wiped up by some doomsday scenario there.
Maybe they think some Mayan God will rise out of the Earth and save them.
Everyone just settle down, crack open a beer, and watch it on TV.