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Local Experts Explain Mayan Calendar

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Around the world, people are preparing for what they believe could be the end of the world. 

This based on ancient Mayan calendars that show December 21st could be doomsday. 

For Chris McVetty, his clocks are in tune with the rhythm of his life. 

"We don't consciously think about it, it's time to eat, it's time to go to sleep, it's time to get up," said McVetty. "It controls our whole life even if we don't think about it."

However, some predict that the clocks of the world could soon stop ticking.

The idea of the end of a cycle is mainly in inscription that we find during the classic era so 300 AD to 900 AD. 12:24:30

Dr. Sarah Taylor studies modern-day Maya culture at Middle Tennessee State University, and there's no question December 21, 2012 marks an important date on the ancient Mayan calendar.

"So the end of one of these cycles is what we're coming to tomorrow, " said Taylor. 

But Taylor doesn't believe date that predicts the end of the world, rather it marks a new beginning.  

"It's very unlikely we're going to see any kind of apocalyptic changes after tomorrow because that's not what this was about," said Taylor. "It's an end, not the end."

It's the kind of beginning McVetty knows all about. 

"Personally to me, being a cancer survivor, I get up everyday and enjoy that day," said McVetty.

As long as his heart has a beat, McVetty will be with his clocks. 

"They'll have to cart me out of here and put in a hearse, that's the only way out for me," said McVetty. 

Clocks in some areas of the world have already hit December 21, 2012 like in Russia, Asia and Australia. So far, so good. 

 

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