Mayan Apocalypse Myths: 93 Arrested In China Over December 21, 2012 Doomsday Leaflets

By Amir Khan on December 18, 2012 8:38 AM EST

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93 people were arrested in China for spreading Mayan apocalypse myths (Photo: Melancholia)

Mayan apocalypse myths for December 21, 2012 have ranged from a galactic alignment to a polar shift and beyond, but 93 people arrested in China were spreading leaflets saying that the real Mayan apocalypse will be caused when the sun stops shining on Friday, December 21, 2012.

The Mayan apocalypse myth spreaders arrested in China included members of the banned anti-communist cult called "Almighty God," who were spreading Mayan apocalypse myth leaflets saying that the sun will stop rising on December 21, 2012 and that electricity would no longer work from that date.

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"These cult members recently latched on to the Mayan doomsday scenario to predict the sun will not shine and electricity will not work for three days beginning on December 21," the state news agency Xinhua said, according to the Daily Mail.

The Mayan apocalypse myth spreaders were also calling for a "decisive battle" to slay the "Red Communist Party" and free China, and highlights the struggle China has had with trying to contain the Mayan apocalypse myth from spreading and causing a panic.

A Mayan apocalypse myth believer injured 23 children in China on Friday, the same day Adam Lanza opened fire and killed 27, most children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The Mayan apocalypse myth believer used a knife to slash children in a school in Henan province, saying he was "psychologically affected" by the upcoming Mayan apocalypse, according to CBS News.

But to anyone who is actually worried about why the Mayan apocalypse myths might be true, iScienceTimes.com debunked all the Mayan apocalypse myths, so rest easy knowing that Christmas will still come next week.

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