Alternate reading of Mayan calendar suggests end of the world is next week

Remember back when everyone was talking about an ancient Mayan prediction that the world would end on December 21, 2012?  Well, the world didn’t end then, clearly.

But we may not have dodged the Mayan bullet yet.

A scientist in Knoxville, Tennessee named Paolo Tagalougin . . . who’s now deleted his Twitter . . . redid the calculations.  And he says that the REAL date of the Mayan apocalypse is . . . this upcoming Sunday.

Back when the Mayans made their prediction, he believes they were using the Julian calendar, which was the main calendar of the time.  The world switched to the Gregorian calendar in 1582, and several days were lost.

“Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012… The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days… For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years,” scientist Paolo Tagaloguin tweeted last week according to the Sun.. ”  If that’s right, the date that they believed was “December 21, 2012” is June 21, 2020 . . . which is this Sunday.

Because the only thing missing from 2020 is the Mayan apocalypse.