Mayan Doomsday?

For many months there has been a lot of speculation about what might or might not happen today at the end of the Mayan calendar.

Some people believed the world could come to an end today.. Friday December 21st, 2012.

But, if you looked around today, you probably wouldn't have noticed anything much different than any other day - people going about their business, either unaware or unconcerned that today could mark the end of time

Tammy FIsher from West Richland said, "No I don't believe in the end of the world today."

"I don't think the world is gonna end. I think it's a conspiracy.  I don't think anybody knows when the world is gonna end," said Melina Rodriguez from Hermiston

And Steve Kanyid from Burbank said, "The Mayans have been gone for a long time. The calendar should have gone with them."

In the social media sphere, humor is the name of the game. Whether Facebook or Twitter, people are not taking the whole "end of the world" thing very seriously.

On Twitter the hashtag "mayans" and "end of the world confession" was trending most of the day.  One tweeter, Fill Werrell said: It was he, who let the dogs out.

But not everyone was as skeptical. This week N.A.S.A. reported it took hundreds of calls from concerned citizens from around the world about apocalyptic possibilities.

And historians and astrologers are saying that this date doesn't mean an ending, as much as a change in the world as we know it. Many claim the end of the Mayan calendar can be looked at as a rebirth just as much as it is an end

Whatever you may believe, or don't, for now at least, we are all still here.