With all the hype from popular songs and box office hits like “2012” portraying what would happen if the world ends. Does anyone actually believe it will happen?
“I don't really believe it,” said Eva Bishop from Clovis.
“It will end, but not tomorrow,” said Scott Drake from Fresno.
Jera Beshwate said, “I think it's funny.”
Beshwate believes the buzz is the result of popular culture and imaginations running wild.
“People are really susceptible to things like that in Hollywood...all the hocus pocus kind
of things,” said Beshwate.
But some are preparing for the worst, even if the worst doesn't happen on December 21st.
Owner of military surplus store G.I. Jims, Jim Long told us some of his customers do believe the world is going to end, but says most are just prepping for natural disasters.
“We get bankers, I get lawyers, I get all kinds of people coming in that really believe there's a problem and they are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” said Long.
Some of the hot items include LED flashlights that don't require batteries, food storage, crank radios and water filters.
While some say tonight they'll hold their families close just in case.
“If I were to go, that's how I would want to go, in my sleep with my family,” said Bishop. Others let loose and use it as an excuse to have fun.
“One of my friends is actually planning an apocalypse party tomorrow night, come as like
zombies, all that fun stuff,” said Beshwate.