As I noted in my book Mayan Calendar Prophecies: Predictions for 2012-2052, the time period after December 21, 2012 should see an increase in catastrophes such as meteor airburst and impact events like the one that took place in Russia on February 15, 2013. I made this assessment based on my interpretation of the ancient writings and astronomical records of the Maya. I argued that the Maya were aware of multiple cycles of such catastrophes which they encoded into their calendars. Their 250-year calendar tracked smaller events and their 5000-year calendar tracked the larger events. December 21, 2012 marked the end of this 5000-year cycle and far from representing the “end of the world” I argued that it represented the beginning of a new age of disasters and cosmic catastrophes. The Mayan prophecies, I discovered, were more like scientific forecasts based on the discovery of these cycles and I argued that they should not be so easily dismissed and ignored. It appears modern science is just now catching up to what the ancient Maya knew all along: the time period beyond 2012 will be fraught with danger from the heavens. Read the article below from Space.com to see how scientists are now waking up to this reality about our future:
Russian Fireball Won’t Be Last Surprise Asteroid Attack
The world will have to live with surprise asteroid attacks on the scale of Friday’s Russian fireball, at least for a while.
The meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk without warning Friday (Feb. 15), damaging hundreds of buildings and wounding more than 1,000 people, was caused by a space rock about 50 feet (15 meters) wide, researchers said.
Asteroids of this size are both difficult to detect and incredibly numerous, so it will take a long time for astronomers to find and map out the orbits of all the potentially dangerous ones. Besides, researchers have bigger fish to fry.
“Defending the Earth against tiny asteroids such as the one that passed over Siberia and impacted there is a challenging issue that is something that is not currently our goal,” Paul Chodas, a scientist with the Near Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., told reporters Friday (Feb. 15). [Meteor Blast Over Russia Feb. 15: Complete Coverage]
“We are focusing on the larger asteroids first,” Chodas added. “They are the ones that are the most hazardous.”
Read the full story here: http://www.space.com/19837-russia-fireball-asteroid-impact-surprise.html