Sunday, May 19, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Belief in a 'doomsday' is higher than ever

Posted on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 | Comment icon 149 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Don Davis/NASA

 
A new poll has indicated that 15% of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime.

Similarly, 10% believe that it will not only end but that it will happen on December 21st this year, the date on which the Mayan calendar stops. There's no mistaking that the amount of talk of a doomsday both in the media and in the movies is influencing people's perceptions of the likelihood that such an event might actually occur.

"Whether they think it will come to an end through the hands of God, or a natural disaster or a political event, whatever the reason, one in seven thinks the end of the world is coming," said research manager Keren Gottfried. "Perhaps it is because of the media attention coming from one interpretation of the Mayan prophecy that states the world 'ends' in our calendar year 2012."

"Nearly 15 percent of people worldwide believe the world will end during their lifetime and 10 percent think the Mayan calendar could signify it will happen in 2012, according to a new poll."

  View: Full article

 Source: Reuters


  Discuss: View comments (149)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #140 Posted by _Only on 21 July, 2012, 2:42
I hope something happens soon or else I'll have to get a job and start paying my bills again The credit companies won't stop billing you after we're all dead and gone. They're good.
Comment icon #141 Posted by MID on 21 July, 2012, 17:25
The credit companies won't stop billing you after we're all dead and gone. They're good. But won't tyey all be dead and gone too???
Comment icon #142 Posted by _Only on 22 July, 2012, 2:00
But won't tyey all be dead and gone too??? They will. And you will. Yet you still will be accosted. Like I said, they are good.
Comment icon #143 Posted by Rob Awesome on 22 July, 2012, 19:33
I' m hoping to be wealthy in a future incarnation so it will even out
Comment icon #144 Posted by MID on 14 October, 2012, 23:32
They will. And you will. Yet you still will be accosted. Like I said, they are good. And you think that credit card companies will be populated by the un-dead after they're dead, and...that I'd care, after death about such action???
Comment icon #145 Posted by MID on 14 October, 2012, 23:36
They will. And you will. Yet you still will be accosted. Like I said, they are good. And they'll be still alive, and caring about money, especially my little money, AFTER THEY'RE DEAD??? Is it something you took, or drank, that results in this type of "thought"
Comment icon #146 Posted by _Only on 15 October, 2012, 7:45
Yes, a tall glass of sense of humor.
Comment icon #147 Posted by MID on 17 October, 2012, 2:51
Yes, a tall glass of sense of humor. Well, add some ice! It's good!
Comment icon #148 Posted by Morningstar. on 25 October, 2012, 17:44
I don't think the world will end soon, but i really do hope in a big change.
Comment icon #149 Posted by MID on 26 October, 2012, 21:25
I've ben rather hoping for a big change here!!!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Human-like figure floats eerily over California
5-19-2019
Peculiar video footage has emerged showing a vaguely humanoid shape floating across the sky over Burbank.
More mystery 'jars of the dead' found in Laos
5-18-2019
Archaeologists have unearthed an additional 137 large stone jars at megalithic sites in Southeast Asia.
Firm offers Game of Thrones spoiler insurance
5-18-2019
A British insurance company is offering compensation to viewers who have had the finale inadvertently spoiled.
Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs ?
5-18-2019
Why has the Pentagon suddenly taken such an interest in the reporting and investigation of UFO sightings ?
Other news in this category
Germany gripped by crossbow deaths mystery
Posted 5-13-2019 | 1 comment
German police investigating three crossbow deaths have discovered two more bodies hundreds of miles away....
 
France stumped by mystery rock inscription
Posted 5-10-2019 | 5 comments
A village in France is offering a cash reward to anyone who can decipher a strange message carved in to a rock....
 
'Elephant Man' Joseph Merrick's grave found
Posted 5-6-2019 | 16 comments
The long-lost unmarked grave of Merrick, who suffered from terrible deformities, has been found after 130 years....
 
Da Vinci's 'claw hand' stopped him painting
Posted 5-5-2019 | 4 comments
A new study has suggested that an injury sustained from a fall may have left Leonardo da Vinci unable to paint....
 
Mystery surrounds disappearing Scottish loch
Posted 5-5-2019 | 7 comments
A picturesque loch in the Scottish Highlands has been gradually disappearing and nobody is quite sure why....
 
Lock of hair to help crack Da Vinci mystery
Posted 5-1-2019 | 0 comments
A lock of hair thought to belong to Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci is set to undergo DNA testing....
 
Beluga whale found wearing Russian harness
Posted 4-29-2019 | 9 comments
The whale, which was spotted off the coast of Norway, is thought to have escaped from a Russian military facility....
 
CIA posts cryptic debut image on Instagram
Posted 4-28-2019 | 12 comments
The agency joined the image-sharing site this week with a photograph that has left users scratching their heads....
 
Egg hunt held at Winchester Mystery House
Posted 4-21-2019 | 3 comments
One of America's most mysterious buildings has played host to the 'world's most bizarre Easter egg hunt.'...
 
'Haunted' hotel yields cache of mystery jars
Posted 4-20-2019 | 4 comments
Hundreds of bottles containing human tissue samples have been found at the Crescent Hotel in Arkansas....
 
Aleister Crowley's Loch Ness home up for sale
Posted 4-19-2019 | 22 comments
The eerie building, which was gutted by a fire in 2015, was once owned by the infamous writer and occultist....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2018
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ