Friday, December 21, 2012
Intended as a video to be aired on Dec. 22, NASA reassures the public that life will continue on after the so-called Mayan apocalypse.
In another attempt to debunk widespread belief that the world is coming to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, NASA has released a video intended to be aired on Dec. 22 -- confirming that life on Earth continues on. The four-minute video titled "Why the World Didn't End Yesterday," labels the Dec. 21 Mayan apocalypse as a hoax and explains how the rumors began. Earlier this month, the U.S. Government responded to apocalyptic fears by posting a blog on the USA.gov website to help dispel the rumors. The post touches on how many have been left frightened, especially children, some of whom have contemplated committing suicide because of the doomsday predictions. NASA has also published a section on its site that provides answers for commonly asked …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies, the end of the Mayan calendar and their potential impact on Bolingbrook.
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 …
Friday, December 14, 2012
District spokeswoman says officials and police have tracked rumors and found none for Oswego East or any of the junior highs to be credible.
Update 3:30 p.m. Friday Oswego 308 released the following announcement minutes before 3:30 p.m. on their website: As investigations by School District 308 and Oswego Police Department continue, it has been confirmed that an alleged threat to the safety of students and staff members was made at Oswego High School. Earlier this week, Oswego High School students and parents brought to the attention of the high school administration a student-initiated threat of a possible shooting at OHS on December 21. The alleged threat was shared with classmates, staff members, parents, and guardians. This one, isolated incident at OHS was specific to the December 21 winter solstice, which marks the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
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…