End Of World Friday? West Texans Say No

Josh Navarro
NewsWest 9

PERMIAN BASIN - You may only have hours left to live, that's what some people believe. The Mayan calendar ends Friday and some speculate the world will end right along with it. NewsWest 9 went to find out if any West Texans are buying into the hype. West Texans we spoke to aren't convinced.

"God is not going to let us know that day. So honestly I just think its all made up," one Odessa resident said.

"I think it's a bunch of bull crap, it's not going to happen," another resident said.

"I really don't believe it's going to be the end of the world. People are just freaking out about stupid stuff and the world would just keep on going," a resident said.

Other's believe all this hype may possibly boost the economy.

"It's just a way to stimulate the economy. People who don't think the world is going to end they're going to be Christmas shopping. The people who do they're going to be shopping for the end of the world supplies. Win win situation," a resident that goes by Gee, said.

Even NASA has been flooded with calls of concern if the world would really end. They've put out a four minute video expressing their confidence the end won't happen.

"It seems only right that NASA scientists should help to dispel these rumors of doomsday," Dr. David Morrison, Senior Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, said.

The attention of a possible Armageddon has even got a popular online dating site to conduct a survey. Zoosk found 93 percent of Americans say the world will not come to an end. 25 percent are preparing for it by buying survival gear and emergency supplies just in case. Only 5% would max out their credit cards and get this, only 1% would tell-off their boss.

People NewsWest 9 spoke to say they'll resume their Friday as normal.

"I expect to get up and do laundry and pack and head home for Christmas," one lady said.

"I'll be partying that night to celebrate but I think we'll all still be here," another said.

"I'll probably be here Saturday morning ready to help our customers that also don't think the world is going to end," one Odessa resident said.

Friday was already here in some parts of the world and nothing major has happened. The current Mayan calendar spanned more than 5,000 years and others say Friday is just the start of a new cycle in the calendar.