Mayan Apocalypse: The craziest reactions from all around the world (PHOTOS)
In case you haven't heard yet, the world is ending tomorrow! Well, supposedly. Since the Mayan calendar is coming to an end on December 21 of this year, some people are convinced an apocalypse is coming…and they are going crazy. So crazy in fact, that Argentinean officials recently had to shut down access to a mountain, Uritorco, because of a Facebook message that's actually encouraging people to commit "mass spiritual suicide" on its peak on that day! Talk about extreme!
Though the mountain is typically a popular tourist destination, the mayor of the nearby town, Gustavo Sez, announced that they would be closing it from December 20 to the 22 to "pre-empt any distortion of the Mayan prophecy." I can't believe people are actually thinking of committing suicide all because of these doomsday rumors. Using the whole apocalypse thing as an excuse to have a little more fun than usual is one thing…but these people are taking it way too seriously!
But they're hardly the only ones with over-the-top reactions to the end of the world rumors. Below, check out 5 other crazy things people are doing as the big day (otherwise known as Friday) approaches:
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Police officers who will reportedly be turning visitors away from Bugarach, a French village near a mountain where rumor says that an alien spacecraft will appear on the day and rescue everyone.