There have always been individuals, groups, kooks and self-described prophets who have predicted the end of life on Earth as we know it. One of those operating in the ether of believability is a Belgian gentleman named Patrick Geryl. Based on his study of millennia-old codes and calculations of the Mayans and ancient Egyptians, Geryl concludes that there will be a polar reversal on Dec. 21, 2012, resulting in, according to his Web site, “massive earthquakes,” “colossal tsunamis” and titanic tectonic shifts that will move major land masses and continents thousands of miles in just a few short hours. Photo Credit: Dr Stephen Dann
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