Chinese Man Spends Life Savings On Modern Day Noah’s Ark To Survive Apocalypse!!

Chinese man, Lu Zhenghai has spent his entire life savings, (around $100,000) on building a modern day Noah’s Ark, that he believes will keep him safe from the impending Mayan apocalypse rumored to take place on the 21st December 2012.

Zhenghai spent a lot of time reading up about Mayan prophecies and what he found out scared him so much that he ploughed his entire life savings into building this 21.2m long, 15.5m wide and 5.6m high vessel!!
With those dimensions, it is hardly biblical and really isn’t going to fit a pair of all of the world’s animals, but you can see where the Noah’s Ark analogy comes from!

Zhenghai, who is from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region said that his vessel might not be all that great to look at and it is hardly the HMS Diamond, but he believes it will serve its intended purpose and enable him to survive the impending apocalypse.

One wonders however, how much good Zhenghai’s boat is going to be to him if said apocalypse is actually a huge meteor fireball or an airborne killer virus that knows no bounds? But I guess it doesn’t really matter that much, because if the world does end and Zhenghai doesn’t make it, his squandered thousands will hardly be of any consequence! After all, what use are savings in the afterlife anyway and at least he could say he tried!!

Zhenghai is not the only one who has been compelled by Mayan apocalypse prophecies to take drastic measures; people everywhere seem to be in a frenzy despite the fact that archeologists, historians and other old school experts are trying their best to allay these fears!

In France, the authorities have been forced to prohibit access to the sacred mountain Pic de Bugarach which is located in the south-west of the country. People have been flocking there in their hoards because according to folklore, the mountain is doing to burst open on that ill-fated day and reveal an alien spacecraft that will take any nearby humans to safety – maybe Elon Musk’s vision for a human colony on Mars isn’t as far-fetched as we thought!

My buddies and I have plans to relocate to the huge cellar in the old pub I used to work at and start our own underground society. So far we have a few teachers, a doctor, a writer, a civil engineer, an architect, a philosopher, a few musicians, countless barstaff and a pisshead or two. We also have a good supply of beer and bar snacks to keep us going until it is safe to go back above ground!

Back in September, archeologists, anthropologists and numerous other experts met in the Mexican city of Merida to discuss the implications of the Mayan Long Count Calendar – the calendar that is giving everyone the 21st December, end-of-the-world heebie-jeebies. The Long Count Calendar consists of 400-year units of time called Baktuns and it comes to an end on – you guessed it, December 21st!

These experts and many more have tried to stress however that this date, doesn’t signal the end of the world, but merely the end of a cycle. They have stated that the Mayans were interested in future events that stretch beyond that foreboding date!

Just recently another important Mayan discovery was made that also suggests that our apocalyptic fears might be premature. Archeologists found what they believe to be the earliest Mayan calendar, etched into a wall in the Guatemalan city of Xultun. This calendar reaffirms the theory that the Mayans used cyclical calendars comprised of huge units of time and archeologists claim that its discovery is another reason why you can breathe a huge sigh of relief and stop building that boat, or digging those underground tunnels.

No matter what they say though, I think there is still a huge portion of society that fears that some sort of cataclysmic event will take place on December 21st – whether we like it or not! In this case, I think we just have to hope and/or pray that the experts are right and we live to see December 22nd and beyond!

Source: Daily Mail

About Sheniz Raif

I am, and think I have always been, a writer. I’ve been scribbling stories since I was old enough to hold a pen and thoroughly enjoy using my words to make people laugh or inspire them. I love going to gigs and am a professional groupie for a couple of awesome bands. I am an avid fan of socializing, football, film, and refusing to grow up! I’m also a proud member of the BODO UK team!