Recently more and more people talk about apocalypses. There are numbers of apocalypse scenarios, which have already become famous books and movies.
Those who refer to Maya, believe that the World will end in 2012. Scientists also do not deny the possibility of Earth colliding with a giant asteroid or hidden planet.
Often this idea takes a form of global mass hysteria. Some dig bunkers and purchase individual armored cabins, some acquire land in what they believe to be sacred places.