Tag Archive for doomsday

Spirit channeling via genital mutilation

Sometimes truth is just too bizarre. Man Severs Father’s Genitals, Then Cuts Off Own Penis In Malaysia. In a savage attack in Malaysia, a man cut off his father’s genitals, before severing his own, local news outlets report. Police believe the 40-year-old man was “influenced by a false religious belief he picked up from the…

Happy unapocalypse!

…and I feel fine. I’m very glad to report that no supernatural or man-made disaster befell us today. You never know about those who take “prophecies” into their own hands. Actually, the REAL interpretation was that this was not doomsday but a spiritual rebirth. Sadly, I’m not feeling that. Maybe tomorrow. Or maybe there was…

Countdown: It’s here! The Unapocalypse

The upside-down mountain at Bugarach

13.0.0.0.0 or as we like to call it, Friday. WOO HOO!!! Maya Expert: The ‘End Of Times’ Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients’ : The Two-Way : NPR. The Mayan apocalypse: Guardian guide to the end of the world part 1 – video | World news | guardian.co.uk. What’s with the Chinese Mayan-Doomsday Cult? :…

Coundown: 1 day until the unapocalypse

There is just one day left! Start drinking! I kid. But how convenient that the end of the world comes on a Friday. There shall be some pubocalypse crawls. I have to say, I will be so glad when Friday night comes and we’re all here (well most of us) and I don’t have to…

Countdown: 2 days until the unapocalypse

I’m struck by what is happening in Russia. If the world is going to end, why stock up on supplies? If the population will be wiped out, why bother worrying about what happens after? It’s not logical. As if I needed to state that… Have a cocktail, don’t worry. Officials try to calm fears as…

Countdown: 3 days until the unapocalypse

The Amazing Randi finds a 2013 Mayan Calendar.

I knew today would make up for the lack of Doomsday stories yesterday. We have some in spades and a special treat. But, only 3 days left, you need to get the unapocalypse party started! Ah, yes, the inevitable paranormal tourism spin. They want you to live it up! “People want to go out to…

Doomsday rumors compel school attack. Different ending in China.

Eerie. But this had a different ending. China says stabber affected by ‘doomsday rumors’. Officials say a man who went into a school in central China and stabbed 23 children last week was “psychologically affected” by doomsday predictions. Min Yongjun is suspected of going into an elderly woman’s house Friday morning and stabbing her with…

Countdown: 4 days until the unapocalypse

Time to start eating up all the perishable food and buy some really yummy cheesecake and crab dip and eat hearty mateys! No, not really. Well, it’s the holidays. Enjoy even though the world won’t end. Remember, it’s REALLY hard to do in a whole planet. The news today is THERE WAS NO NEWS! Except…

Countdown: 5 days until the un-apocalypse

Oh, geez, 5 Days. Time to read those books you never got to and watch those classic movies… Survival pods. Yeah. Chinese Farmer Creates Apocalypse Survival Pods | Mayan Apocalypse Survival | LiveScience. There’s always zombies. CofC professor weighs in on the never-ending end of the world | Doomed | Charleston City Paper.

Countdown: 6 days until the un-apocalypse

December 21: nothing to worry about. It’s just another day: du du du du du… They have this cult in China. That doesn’t go over well. Doomsday Sect Clashes With Police. China perhaps misinterpreted the joke from Australia. China reacts to PM’s apocalypse message. Great page from NASA NASA – Beyond 2012: Why the World…

Countdown: 7 days until the un-apocalypse

7 more days. Time to stock up on the booze and batteries! NASA Science prepares for the not-end of the world – Light Years – CNN.com Blogs. The idea that the world is ending on December 21, 2012, comes from a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar. Because their calendar ends on the 21st, some believe…

Discovery Channel playing up real Zombie Apocalypse

I’m really hating that word “apocalypse”. People believe this zombie thing is a real deal? Oh wait, hype… Could the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Ever Happen? These People Think So (Exclusive Video) – Hollywood Reporter. “A zombie apocalypse happening is not a question of if it’s a question of when,” at least according to a group of…

Countdown: 8 days until the un-apocalypse

It’s getting closer. Time to send best wishes to those distant relatives for the last time. Nonsense debunking nonsense. Does it cancel out or produce a null set? Santa Cruz psychic debunks Mayan doomsday predictions Another one of those “safe” places? Rumors of an alien-built pyramid in the mountain have apparently driven doomsday-fearers to seek…

Countdown: 9 days until the un-apocalypse

Only 9 days left including today. Better start eating the perishable food in the fridge. 😛 LiveScience has a countdown clock. Yep, the myth of the Mayan Apocalypse is all a big sham. But you knew that. ‘Mayan Apocalypse’ Started With A Bad 70s Mushroom Trip, Not Ancient Civilization. A Turkish village has become the…

Countdown: 10 days until the un-apocalypse

I expected that we’d be getting more and more stories about the 2012 Doomsdate of December 21. So, I decided to collect some links into posts from now until then to countdown the days. Let’s see if the mass hysteria ramps up or if the Apocalypse hype fizzles out. Sun News : Quebec brewery capitalizes…

December Doomsdate hyped with nonsense

We previously posted how Russia seems to be taking Doomsdate fears seriously but, apparently, it’s a bit more widespread. This piece is a bit of a mess… Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears – Telegraph. Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year “Long Count” Mayan calendar, panic buying of…

Hints of ‘End of World’ Panic in Russia and abroad

Mayan ‘End of World’ Stirs Panic in Russia and Elsewhere – NYTimes.com. There are scattered reports of unusual behavior from across Russia’s nine time zones. Inmates in a women’s prison near the Chinese border are said to have experienced a “collective mass psychosis” so intense that their wardens summoned a priest to calm them. In…

NASA outreach efforts for 2012 Doomsday fears

More on NASA’s outreach effort for 2012 myths. NASA Takes on 2012 Doomsday Hokum. The space agency recently saw fit to take its debunking hammer to persistent online tales of a fictional dwarf planet that is supposedly on a collision course with Earth, popular prophecies associated with the Mayan calendar, and other doomsday scenarios that…

Ask an astrobiologist about the 2012 Doomsdate

It was a pleasure to listen to David Morrison speak right before I did at the CSIcon conference last month. It was also fitting. He spoke about this very topic, the emails he gets regarding the end of the world. After that I talked about the big news stories of the year, with the apocalypse…

Jeffs delivers prophecies from jail, scaring locals

Jeffs FLDS doomsday prophecy and business closures cause concern | Deseret News. There’s mystery, worry, and new indications of turmoil among followers of imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. At least three of his followers’ most prominent businesses were suddenly closed in the Fundamentalist LDS Church’s twin towns of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah. The…

Mayan descendants say, “Shut up already!”

AFP: Maya demand an end to doomsday myth. Guatemala’s Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain. “We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are…

Alien doomsday cult had weapons stash in Carribean

I hardly know how to categorize this piece, it’s all over the place. Police breakup doomsday cult in the Dominican Republic – Caribbean360. A judge has ordered a year-long detention for the German leader of a doomsday sect that believes in aliens while Dominican authorities investigate why he had a gun arsenal at his house…

Update on the Mayans and their notorious prophecies

Experts meet to discuss Maya calendar, debunk end-of-world stories As the clock winds down to Dec. 21, experts on the Mayan calendar have been racing to convince people that the Mayas didn’t predict an apocalypse for the end of this year. Some experts are now saying the Mayas may indeed have made prophecies, just not…

Australian doomsday ministry in ruins

Agape doomsday cult’s financial empire dismantled, ordered to pay taxman $3 million. This morning, the District Court ordered the controversial group and its fugitive founder, Rocco Leo, settle their debts with the Australian Taxation Office. For two years, the ATO has pursued Agape, Leo and his confidante, Joe Veneziano, for amounts left unpaid since 2009.…