Are we their food crop, and this is now harvest time? Are we ripe for the soup pot around 2010 or 2012? Or, are we just due for a periodic progress report and correction, or praise, as the case may be.... Like they would praise us.... So, what penalty will we face if that is the reason for the visit? In Christian gossip, I hear that they will terminate nearly everyone, and let very few of us live. Armageddon, Rapture, 2nd coming, Apocalypse, etc., is what they call it. Hindus say the slate will be wiped clean, ushering the start of the golden age, and ending the lowest point of all 4 ages of man. Aquarius is the name newagers use for the new age. Aborgines say its the end of the dreamtime, after a 40 000 year run. And dozens of other cultures tell their own version of what will occur. If previous records in accurately calling what would happen next is any criteria for choosing whose picture is most likely, check out the Hopi. Their 9 signs are, imo, very impressive. 8 down, 1 to go... So I would put a lot of weight on their call. But, my favorite has to be the Maya. They are alone, as far as I know, in naming a date for day one of the new age, the ubiquitous 21 12 2012, or Baktun 22.214.171.124.0. in their system. By coincidence, that day, the winter solstice is at 11:11 AM UTC, according to most sites. No wonder 11 11 is causing so much hub bub.