The end of the world

The end of the world and all the mystery’s that surround it has been the topic of conversation for years. But more recently the conversations have been focused on the thoughts of the Mayan prophecy ‘2012’.

With the speculation surrounding the 2012 end of the world theory, WCJ spoke with students at Western Carolina University to hear their thoughts on the matter, whether or not they think humanity will be present whenever the world does end, and we get to hear their hypothetical last messages from Earth.

The video was prepared by Ben Haines, Roger Cote and Philip Jackson. 

The base of the prophecy is that the ancient Mayan calendar comes to an end around Dec. 21 or 23, 2012. This has caused many people to fear that the Mayan’s knew when the world would end. Our reporters Marysa Burchett and Ben Haines talked with local experts and took a deeper look on The Mayan & Cherokee prophecies of the end of the world.

As for how the world will actually end is as equally as unclear as when the world is supposed to end. Theorists have covered essentially every idea that can be imagined. Some theories involve the sun exploding, the poles shifting causing the world to break down and even some believe it may be the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Alisha Lambert talked with Dr. Enrique Gomez on various Scientific theories behind the end of the world. Gomez shares similar opinion with NASA who recently came up with it’s own reasons why the world won’t end on Dec. 21.

So how prepared are you? National Geographic started a show called Doomsday Peppers, which shows the stories of families who have their own survival plan for the apocalypse. Jessica Duncan and Jenna Englert  talked with people who are more into spiritual and mental preparation for the doomsday.  Although some people feel the need to prepare for whatever may happen, others may not, which are you?

No one is exactly sure what will happen on Dec. 21 2012. Science shows that no astrological event will happen, the Mayan’s calendar simply marked a new beginning and many people fall to their beliefs that no one will know when the world will end – it will just happen.

Just in case the world do end students and visitors of Western Carolina University had the chance to write their final message.