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Published September 19, 2012, 09:56 PM

Mayan prediction brings NDSU students together

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With the Mayan Calendar saying the world will end in 92-days, students today, packed an NDSU lecture hall for some relief.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - With the Mayan Calendar saying the world will end in 92-days, students today, packed an NDSU lecture hall for some relief.

A history professor says there's proof that we'll still be around after December 21st, 2012.

Close your eyes and picture the End of the World. Does it look something like this?

Mass chaos as flood waters rush in, fireballs slam into the earth, and buildings collapse into pieces. It's absolute destruction. And it's happening on December 21st, 2012, if the Mayan Calendar is correct.

Bradley Benton, NDSU Asst. History Prof.: "You're all here caused you're scared, right?"

It could be the fear that drove NDSU students to this dark room with an open mind.

Taylor Peterson, NDSU Student: "Because it's the end of the world, it's a mystery, and it's dramatic I think."

Kyle Smestad, NDSU Student: “There’s a lot of emphasis in death and blood and killing and it’s human sacrifice.”

But don't panic. Take a deep breath. An NDSU professor says this is the ONLY reference to the end of the world, on a Mayan glyph found in the 1960s.

Benton: "This piece this one tiny little fragment is really what this entire hubbub is based on."

He says Mayan Calendars reference dates past 2012. Which means the world won't likely end this year, right? He says the apocalypse is just a fad.

Benton: "After Dec. 21, 2012 there will be something else that will cause the end of the world. There was something else last year."

Students agree. They say destruction isn't just around the corner.

Smestad: "Times have changed, obviously since the Aztecs have been around."

In the end, it all comes down to personal belief - no one knows for sure what our future holds.

The lecture kicked off NDSU's Hispanic Heritage month.

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