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The idea was first put forward in 1995 by Nancy Lieder, founder of the website ZetaTalk. Lieder describes herself as a contactee
with the ability to receive messages from extra-terrestrials from the Zeta Reticuli star system through an implant in her brain. She states that she was chosen to warn mankind that the object would sweep through the inner Solar System in May 2003 (though that date was later abandoned) causing Earth to undergo a pole shift that would destroy most of humanity. The prediction has subsequently spread beyond Lieder's website and has been embraced by numerous Internet doomsday groups, most of which link the event to the 2012 phenomenon.
He believed that the events of any given time are recursively related to the events of other times, and chose the atomic bombing of Hiroshima as the basis for calculating his end date of 16 November 2012. When he later discovered that the end of the 13th baktun in the Maya Calendar had been correlated by Western Maya scholars with December 21, not far from his own hypothesized end date, he decided that the Maya were more likely to be right on this subject and he adopted their end date.
Originally posted by taws6
Some of you might have heard of the “Tulip Mania” in the 1600s. For those of you that didn’t, well people started to believe that tulips are so valuable that the price of one tulip went up to 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. People invested their life’s savings and I’m sure many of you can conclude what eventually happened to the price of tulips. Sounds ridiculous now, but not back then.
Originally posted by hidden0
reply to post by taws6
I have never heard an ounce of any of that...and I still believe "something" will happen. Yet, I won't be surprised if nothing happens...but isn't it a little much to just say this is a hoax? I mean, those people you mention are claiming its the end of the world, and here you are claiming it isn't. Both you and the others are making strong claims about something nobody knows anything (factual) about, nor can be proven either way... right? You are those people, just the opposite claim.
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
at least we will be rid of this as well:
Originally posted by darkbake
So onward - towards new issues to be confronted and new lessons to be learned.edit on 24-11-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)