Prophesies of Doomsday

Season 1 Episode 5

Nostradamus 2012

Aired Unknown Oct 22, 2009 on The History Channel
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Nostradamus 2012
Nostradamus: 2012 begins where the Lost Book of Nostradamus left off ... with a series of seven strange drawings that have been interpreted to point to either an apocalyptic event, or a catastrophic shift, tied to the 2012 time period. At the heart of the 2012 phenomenon are the mysterious Maya, amazingly gifted astronomers who for some unknown reason chose to end their famously accurate Long Count calendar on December 21, 2012. It is the theory of respected Mayan scholar John Major Jenkins that the Maya targeted this date because it is when an extremely rare galactic alignment occurs. During this alignment, from the Earth's perspective, the sun appears to rise exactly in the dark center of the Milky Way galaxy. Though this alignment allegedly transpires only once every 26,000 years, its occurrence is thought to trigger significant change on our planet, though just what that change will be ... whether disastrous or beneficial, remains the object of intense speculation. Nostradamus: 2012 examines some of the most far reaching and fascinating cultures from around the globe to see if they, too, left prophecies regarding the 2012 time period. In addition, this program explores the possibility that the myriad critical crises facing the world today, from global warming to extreme solar activity, are actually tied to the alignment, and the rapidly approaching end date of December 21, 2012.moreless
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