Snopes has an entry on a new email circulating with the sole intent to scare people about 2012. It’s a hoax without a grain of truth. There is no such thing as an alignment of the universe. As you can see, it’s wordy nonsense about dimensions and stuff. Not sure how a “blackout” occurs but… well, don’t bother trying to think too hard about it.
Here is part of the email circulating on the web:
US scientists predict Universe change, total blackout of planet for 3 days from Dec 23 2012.
It is not the end of the world, it is an alignment of the Universe, where the Sun and the earth will align for the first time. The earth will shift from the current third dimension to zero dimension, then shift to the forth dimension. During this transition, the entire Universe will face a big change, and we will see a entire brand new world..
The 3 days blackout is predicted to happen on Dec 23, 24, 25….during this time, staying calm is most important, hug each other, pray pray pray, sleep for 3 nights…and those who survive will face a brand new world….for those not prepared, many will die because of fear. Be happy, enjoy every moment now. Don’t worry, pray to God everyday. There is a lot of talk about what will happen in 2012, but many people don’t believe it, and don’t want to talk about it for fear of creating fear and panic.
And here is the video that sparked it all, that has NOTHING to do with anything listed above…
But… some people go to extremes.
UPDATE: (24-Oct-2014) This story is trending again saying it will now happen in December 2014. See Snopes revise entry