The end of the world for December 21, 2012. Déjà vu. In 1999, books, TV shows and other documentary invaded our daily lives, announcing the end of the world, after the stroke of midnight welcoming in 2000. Is followed by the inevitable products: T-Shirts, 2000, 2000 bags, cups 2000. The marketing was so huge that people really believed in and prepared to live the last hours of the race. However, the fateful hour has never sounded.
It seems that predict the end of the world, or rather sell the end of humanity has become a habit. September 10, 2008 is the day when the end of the world has not occurred. However, according to rumors this year, the start of the particle accelerator at CERN in Switzerland would form small black holes that would eventually swallow the planet.
That's that for some time, some predictions have us believe that the Apocalypse will take place December 21, 2012. Predictions have also been strongly contradicted by researchers. However, some companies have decided to ignore the controversy and see the end of the world in a very lucrative business.
United States and in some European countries, the survivalists prepare and train every day to survive the catastrophe about to hit the Earth.
In some countries, there are many families who are already there. Thus, they have thought of everything: food storage or Geiger counters to detect radiation.
However, in these families must somewhat crazy, rest Bunkers. United States, the businessman Robert Vicino and brand Vivos bunkers offer giants. And if you want to stay, you can count up 35,000 dollars per year. These bunkers are constructed to allow containment of a year disaster. Demand would be so up to this point that manufacturers abandoned bunkers redeem infrastructure in the U.S. military to set up their bunkers.
For those who do not have the means to afford the famous bunkers Mr. Vicino, do not panic. They themselves can make their own bunker.
Instructions are provided by several websites at the same time selling building materials. And as if that was not enough, other websites offer, in turn, food can be kept for long periods, up nearly 20 years. Within a year, sales of some companies have increased by over 100%.
Even applications for Smartphone are getting into. There Twenty12 particular application, downloadable Smartphones only allows users to know the real time they have left to live by displaying a countdown that will end this December 21, 2012.
Finally, if you do not have the means to let you all this, you can still connect to Canal +, which devotes an entire channel to this phenomenon. The end of the business world and have never been so intertwined.
December 21, 2012
This is the best-selling American José Argüelles Maya Factor, released in 1987, which started it all. The book sold thousands of copies, announces the end of the world for December 21, 2012. While other researchers before him, preferred to remain silent on this issue, José Argüelles, he wrote in his book that the Mayan calendar ends December 21, 2012.
He also stated that the date is accurate and indisputable. Since then, his words were taken on several occasions in magazines, documentaries, blogs and websites.
A multi-billion industry
Many have to think to use the end of the world as an excuse to make money. In Utah, a businessman had the brilliant idea of opening a chain of supermarkets survivalists: Emergency Essentials. Under the motto "Helping People Prepare", these supermarkets offer food packs can be kept over 30 years.
Its turnover has tripled last year. Frank Davis, director of the company Activz LLC, has found better. For some time he put on the market a container with 275 bags of food representing three meals a day for one person for an entire year. The largest commercial exploitation of the end of the world is however on the internet. Site the-end-of-monde.fr offers an online store called the shop end world sells DVDs and books treating of the destruction of the planet.
The site attracts its customers with cdiscount.com message a bit particular: "Who has ever asked this question? And if the date of the end of the world was near, 21 December 2012, for example, as predicted by the Mayans, what would you do receive or give your loved ones to make them the most enjoyable moments préapocalyptiques possible ? An exceptional gift, and of course at discount prices. Quickly, we took advantage of. '
Thus, clocks like the Mayan calendar, survival kits, books and DVDs are available on the web.
Peak Bugarach in France will he save?
If the movie 2012 indicated that part of Africa would be spared December 21, 2012, some French, meanwhile, are convinced that the small village in the Aude Bugarach not experience sad end, in the days come. Since then, the village was invaded by people from around the world, confident that they will still be alive on 22 December.
However, behind this myth lies a big scam. The commercial is so enormous that the French authorities decided to intervene. A few months ago, the mayor of this small town, Jean-Pierre Delord had filed a complaint against the sale of "stones Bugarach" on the internet. Sold at 170 euros each, these stones would be lucky.
Others offer bottled spring water from Mount Bugarach 15 euros. This water would be beneficial to those suffering from flu, hemorrhoids or outright would return things missing. According to Le Point, a resident of Bugarach has been renting a room at EUR 1 500 per day. Others offer land to install a tent at 450 euros or a house called End of the world between 1500 and 2000 euros a week. Excursions are also organized and not just any.
For months, pilgrimages are made to Bugarach. The same thing happens in the United States. In Latin America, the descendants of the Maya organize Apocalypse Tour through Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. In France, the prefect takes things very seriously. Thus, the peak Bugarach and underground access will be prohibited between 19 and 23 December. A hundred policemen and firemen will be on the alert during this period.
The Apocalypse screens
The Apocalypse has always fascinated filmmakers. See the destruction or potential threat of the destruction of the Earth has been seen and reviewed several times in the cinema. The scenarios differ, but the goal remains the same.
We remember Dawn of the Dead George A. in 1978 Romero undead or bloodthirsty threaten the human race.
There have also been Armageddon. This time, a meteorite threatening the Earth. I Am Legend, a film by Francis Lawrence tells the story of Robert Neville, the last survivor on Earth after a virus has turned humans into mutants frightening.
The latest is 2012. Roland Emmerich film, released in 2009 and has increased the belief in the end of the world in 2012, highlights the predictions of the Mayan civilization. In the film, the prophecy turns out to be true. In 2004, Roland Emmerich had released another film of the same genre, "The Day After Tomorrow" and put it into action the arrival of another ice age. The same year, Alex Proyas came "Knowing" with Nicolas Cage, where a disaster ends the Earth.
Devesh Mungur-Bhagat is an avid astropsychology. He is currently researching the theory of 21 December 2012. According to him, the earth will not stop spinning, but that day will change the world forever.
"There are three types of reflections, when one speaks of 21 December 2012. There is first of all the superstitious side which predicts the end of the world December 21, 2012 to 21 hours 30 universal time. The question of time really worried Mayans and they eventually became the guardians of the most accurate calendar date. However, I think that this schedule has been misinterpreted, because I think there will not be the end of the world, but a / the catastrophe (s) Natural (s), "he said.
Then there is the astrological side to consider. According to Devesh Mungur-Bhagat, this calendar predicts the change of an era. We are in the era of fish and "if we combine this calendar with the archeology, history and astrology, we can deduce that we will go to the Age of Aquarius on December 21. The era of fish lasted around 30,000 years. The age of fish was dominated by religious beliefs, while the coming era will be dominated by technology, "said the latter.
Scientific theories are based are also, according to Devesh on the Mayan calendar. "There will be, on that day, a precession of the equinoxes. Astronomy, precession is a change induced by gravity, slowly and continuously in the direction of the axis of rotation of an astronomical body.
Our planet is tilted 23 degrees and it will recover in a few days according to scientific data. This will have an effect on the North Pole and this change will affect the climate balance and can cause natural disasters such as tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, among others. There may also be an alignment of planets that will disturb the gravitational pull in the solar system, "says Devesh.