Researcher Claims 2012 Mayan Calendar Was Wrong and World Will End in 2020 | 22 Words

Sorry to break it to you, folks, but the Mayan Calendar has apparently issued a new prediction that the world will in fact be ending next week.

Just to add the cherry on top of the god awful cake 2020 has already been.

Keep scrolling for more on the mysterious Mayan Calendar, and to read their eerie prediction for yourself...

The Mayan Calander has made its fair share of ominous predictions...

But, out of them all, perhaps the most infamous was their "end of the world" prophecy 8 whole years ago.

As most of you will probably recall, the Mayans came forward with a rather grim prediction for 2012.

Doomsday theorists went crazy when the calendar - which is a system of calendars used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and in other modern communities in the Guatemalan highlands, Chiapas, and Mexico - announced that the world would be ending on December 21st, 2012.

Not very Christmassy, are they?

But hey, even Christmas can't stop the end of the world.

The 2012 "end of the world" became somewhat of a phenomenon...

And people all over the world braced themselves for their grizzly end.

The way in which the world would end wasn't specified in the calendar...

But many speculated natural disasters such as a giant tidal wave, an Earth-wide earthquake, or a tremendous volcanic eruption.

And, of course, the huge asteroid plummeting into Earth was a popular theory, too.

It's what wiped out the dinosaurs, right?

As the infamous date approached, tensions surrounding the end of the world rose...

And many people were genuinely preparing for the end, with some throwing doomsday parties and others stockpiling on supplies and building underground bunkers.

But, the 21st of December arrived...

And, guess what? The world didn't end after all!

Most of us breathed a sigh of relief and went on to enjoy our Christmas worry-free...

But the lack of asteroids, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes confused a lot of people, and they were left wanting answers. When is the end of the world?

Well, with a considerate week-long warning...

It has been revealed that the calendar actually predicted that the world will be ending on Sunday, June 21st, 2020, not 2012. It's been nice knowing you all.

Now, I know what many of you will be thinking...

How on Earth could the ancient calendar get something so huge so drastically wrong? And why are we only hearing about this now?!

Well, it's all thanks to some pretty complicated calculations.

Scientist and Fullbright scholar, Paolo Tagaloguin, was the one to break the grim news to us all over the weekend.

In a series of tweets, which have now been deleted, Tagalougin explained:

“Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012 … The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days… For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days/365 days (per year) = 8 years."

So, putting it simply...

A number of days on the Mayan Calendar were lost as a result of the Georgian Calendar, meaning that the Mayan version is 8 whole years behind... That means the 2012 prediction should actually happen this year. Basically, in Mayan terms, we are only in 2012.

Since Tagalougin's claims, the internet has descended into an end of the world frenzy...

Though, going by how this year has been so far, many aren't too surprised with the sudden prediction.

The world is a pretty ghastly place at the moment...

So many would be happy to see an end to it.

But not everyone is too convinced.

As these things always do, the recalculated prediction has been met with a lot of scrutiny and cynics.

The Mayan's previous predictions haven't helped with people's faith in their claims...

So, with the news, many people simply rolled their eyes and continued with their day.

But, for those of you who are genuinely anxious about the end of the world...

Please remember that this researcher has been discredited by all official scientific figures, such as NASA.

There is absolutely no credibility behind these calculations...

And there are many gaps in their story... Why has it taken until now, the week before the supposed "end", for them to reveal the new date? But, of course, there will always be the people who believe that the world is genuinely going to end. Keep scrolling to read about the family who was found living in an underground cellar in preparation for the end...