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Maya calendar was WRONG and world will end ‘next week’, bizarre conspiracy theorist warns

Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020. 9:21 am CST.

By BBN Staff: As the world approached the year 2012, speculations about a world-ending series of natural disasters flooded social media, traditional media, and became so popular that a movie was made.

The source of the excitement at the time was an interpretation of the Maya calendar, which ended in the year 2012. That end of the world prediction has resurfaced on a now-deleted Twitter thread with a new date for the apocalypse set for some time this week.

A swarm of tabloid sites has reported on the story, but larger more reputable news carriers such as ABC News, The New York Post, and even The India Times have also reported on the prediction, that the end could be nearer than we thought. The source of the prediction is a former Twitter user Paolo Tagaloguin.

Every report of the story tabloid sites and the reputable news sites have Tagaloguin listed as a “Scientist.” However, none of these sites list Tagaloguin’s actual credentials, and searching for him online leads only to a Twitter profile that has since been deleted.

Whatever Tagaloguin’s credentials are, he reasoned on his post that archeologists and historians erred in reading the Maya calendar by reading it based on the Gregorian calendar, which became the standard for calendars today back in 1582. Tagaloguin’s theory points out that the Gregorian calendar is said to have lost 11 days of actual time, and takes into account those lost 11 days per year since the rise of the Gregorian calendar.

“Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012… The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into the Gregorian Calendar is 11 days… For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years,” Tagaloguin Tweeted.

The theory has been met with comical criticism on social media, with many people suggesting that the apocalypse wouldn’t be a farfetched idea, given the events of 2020 thus far.

 

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