Despite the apocalyptic view of the year 2012 that has spread around through various media and hoax pages on the Internet describing the end of the world or of human civilization on 21st December due to a cataclysmic event, the possibility of such occurrence has been refuted both by the scientists and the Vatican.
ONLY THE eschatological beliefs subscribe to the view that transformative event will occur on 21 December 2012 as per the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican calendar. According to religious leaders and scientists, the Mayans prediction that the significant 13th Baktun ends December 21 is baseless.
Scholars from various disciplines have dismissed the idea of such cataclysmic events occurring in the coming billions of years. The Vatican has assured that the world won't be ending and the rumours were “not even worth discussing” and asked people not to believe in Mayan calendar and Internet stories regarding December 21 apocalypse.
NASA scientists say that 21st December 2012 will be nothing more than a normal December solstice. According to the scientists, no planetary alignments will occur in the next few decades.
However, some Mayan apocalypse believers are camping below Mount Bugarach in France as a refuge from the impending apocalypse. Similarly, a pyramid-shaped peak in Serbia is witnessing similar frenzy of campers with believers having taken to herald an apocalypse. Some other believers have built bunkers to withstand impending doom.