The 2012 Doomsday date of December 21, 2012, is dast approaching and as it does, people are becoming increasingly erratic and even contemplating suicide.
The fear seems especially evident in teenagers who research the theory that the world will end in less than three months and can't bear to go on and experience it.
In May, 16-year-old Isabel Taylor hanged herself after reading up on what will happen on or around December 21, 2012. It seems as though what she read was so distressing that she couldn't imagine living another day.
Sadly, this is only going to become more commonÂ—and spread to adults, elderly and entire familiesÂ—as the predicted date gets closer.
However, what if nothing actually happens? What if the world wakes up on December 22 and all is as it was the night before?
Predictions of pole shifts, massive solar flares, earthquakes, tsunamis and other disasters run rampant online so it's easy to see how people are getting scared and expecting something to happen.
NASA, however, which gets at least one letter a week from a teen saying they're planning suicide if the theory is true, says it's all bullocks.
"The one thing in common with all of these scare stories about December 2012 is that they have absolutely zero basis in fact," NASA scientist, Dr. Morrison said. "There was no Mayan prediction of anything going wrong, there's no planet Nibiru, there's no planet alignment, there's no change in the earth's axis, there's no change in anything about the earth. It's just a complete fantasy."
Of course, the state of the economy, the fact that the government is stocking up on ammo and the fact that many people fear an Obama re-election isn't helping things. But in reality, what can anyone do if it really is the end of the world? Is there a point to all the fear and preparing?
What's your take on the 2012 Doomsday theory? Are you stockpiling food, water and ammo or are you one of those who will just wait to see what happens on December 21, 2012?
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