The leader of this movement is a guy named Patrick Geryl and he has tens of thousands of followers.
According top CNN, "The cost of preparing for doomsday isn't cheap.
First you have to stock up on the appropriate gear, ammunition, food and shelter to survive a nuclear meltdown, asteroid, earthquake, solar flare or some other catastrophe. Then there's acquiring the materials you'll need to rebuild a community after the dust settles.
The bottom line: Some self-described "preppers" are plunking down hundreds of thousands of dollars.
So far, Patrick Geryl estimates he's already spent more than $130,000 on his survival preparations.
Author of "How to Survive 2012" and eight other books about a catastrophe destined to occur this year, Geryl believes that a shift in the Earth's poles is going to result in solar flares, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that will throw the world into a nuclear meltdown. The dreaded event will occur on December 21, when the Mayan calendar allegedly ends, he said.
Geryl plans to survive the turmoil in a small wooden bunker far from the nuclear radiation in South Africa, where he can live off the grid for about a year and rebuild a community with other survivors."
In August of 2010, Patrick Geryl predicted the current solar cycle to be the lowest measured in recent history, and that it will remain that low until end of 2012 and now the American Astronomical Society has just made a major announcement on the state of the sun.
Some unusual solar readings, including fading sunspots and weakening magnetic activity near the poles, could be indications that our sun is preparing to be less active in the coming years. NASA follow the American Astronomical Society and now state :”With more than 13 years of sunspot data collected at the McMath-Pierce Telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, Matt Penn and William Livingston observed that the average magnetic field strength declined significantly during Cycle 23 and now into Cycle 24.
Consequently, sunspot temperatures have risen, they observed. If the trend continues, the sun’s magnetic field strength will drop below a certain threshold and sunspots will largely disappear; the field no longer will be strong enough to overcome such convective forces on the solar surface.
The program also showcased how an early trend spotter registered the first 2012 survival domain and is now doing so much business (as much as $150K a day), he's quit his day job.
"I don't believe in the end of the world prophecy for 2012, but I know a lot of people do," says Kishan Agarwal, CEO of MelroseJewelers.com, an online luxury goods retailer. "That's why we're selling this special Rolex edition watch for $14,225."
Called "Time May Be Running Out" (pun intended) the watch is specifically geared toward those people who live every minute to the fullest, according to the 34-year-old Agarwal, a former equity analyst for Dalton Investments in Los Angeles, California.
"A friend of mine is a hedge fund manager and he's consumed by this prophecy, and the watch is an inspiration from his ideas," Agarwal says.
So far, Agarwal says he's sold 25 watches, for revenues of $80,000. "We make about $850 a watch," he says.
And this is just the tip. But if nothing happens Friday, these domains and businesses will be worthless- of course if it does they won't have any opportunity to spend all that they've made. Said one domineer, "The Universe would be doing it's self a huge favour by getting rid of us."