Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Argentina, fearing Maya-linked suicides, closes Uritroco mountaintop

As mountaintops go, this one is for meditating. And the odd UFO sighting. But now it is closing for a few days to avert a mass suicide by folks girding for the world's end.

That doomsday is indeed upon us -- with Christmas just around the corner, heaven forbid -- is one gloomy interpretation of a Mayan India calendar.

To wit, December 21 marks the end of a 5,200-year cycle on the Mayan "Long Count" calendar. It's a cause for celebration for many in Mexico and Central America, but spells doomsday for some believers.

http://www.france24.com/en/20121218-argentina-fearing-maya-linked-suicides-closes-mountaintop