KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo |  Breaking News| Weather | School Closings | Traffic

End Of The World?

By: Olivia Deas
By: Olivia Deas
Credit: AP

Credit: AP

It’s been talked about all year long: the Mayan calendar revealing an end to a current era on Earth. But there leading up to Friday, there were many different ideas about what December 21st may hold.

Some are preparing for what they believe to be doomsday, and some just believe it’s a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar.

Steve Baker owners a Metaphysical Shop downtown. He's studied the Mayan calendar and had been looking forward to the 21st--but not for the reason you might think.

Others have a more scientific approach. Minette Church is an anthropology professor at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She takes more of a scientific perspective to the end of the Mayan calendar.

“I believe that we, as a Western society, have turned it into something it’s not...turned it into an apocalyptic type thing...the fact is, it's just the end of an era."

Studies have shown that in anticipation of the end of the world, people are maxing out their credit cards, and casinos are having “end of the world” jackpots.

Either way you believe, scientists believe, you should still be prepared in case the world does not end.

"Have fun maxing out those cards, but prepare to wake up the next day having to deal with that debt," Church said.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 184455321