Updated 4 years ago
Many believe the end of the Mayan calendar, which is December 21, 2012, could also be the end of the world. That thinking inspired this past weekend's top movie, and for years it has inspired a Kentucky man to operate a website about it.
Bullitt County resident John Kehne says what's on the big screen may be real life. From his house, to his truck, to even his hat, Kehne has dedicated his life to studying the phenomenon known as 2012.
Kehne has been studying the phenomenon since picking up a children's book on the subject in the late 90's. His fascination has grown into a web site that, since the movie 2012's premiere, has seen page views almost doubled to 8 million. And the followers span from Fargo, North Dakota across the world to Dubai.
"I've received packages from people claiming to be Jesus Christ," said Kehne. "Any extreme that you can imagine. It's basically because they're scared, they're worried and they don't know what's going to happen."
Kehne says he is in the process of converting his basement into as a safe place as he can, bringing in necessary supplies. "This could be very well be a polar shift of some sort, massive earthquakes," he said. "Even NASA confirms intense solar activity is going to take place in 2012."
When 2012 does come, Kehne doesn't believe the world will end, but he does believe a great change is on the way.
To visit Kehne's site, click here.