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The End of the World is Coming! (again) Let’s Have a Party

The Michigan Skeptics Association 4th annual End of the World Party will be on February 21st at 6:30 PM in Ypsilanti. Come for food and entertainment. Stay because that might be the last party. Ever.

The end of the world was signalled in York last night as a horn was blown to herald the beginning of the apocalypse
On November 14th, the Norse God Heimdallr blew the Gjallerhorn to warn of the Viking apocalypse. Actually, Heimdallr was unavailable. This is just some guy in eyeliner.

On November 14th, 2013 the Mythic Gjallerhorn was blown. Which is a sign that the world will end 100 days later. Traditionally it was supposed to be blown by the Norse God Heimdallr, but he was otherwise occupied. Nevertheless, the horn was blown and it means one thing. THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING!

Ragnarök

The blowing of the horn is a calling of the gods (the Norse ones) to a great battle. According to the Edda, a Norse Epic Poem, the great battle will cause the deaths of the great gods. Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki will all be slain. Ragnarök, which literally means “Twilight of the Gods” will cause natural disasters, the Sun will turn black, wolves will increase in numbers, and the world will be plunged into the sea. But don’t worry! The gods will fix it all when they come back to life and the world will be born again.

How do we know Ragnarök is at hand? Let’s look at this handy checklist of signs:

How to know the world is ending:

  • “The first to notice shall be man, brother will fight brother and all the boundaries that exist shall crumble.”

Danielle Daglan of The Jorvik Viking Centre believes that the Internet is a sign of this:

The idea that “boundaries that exist shall crumble” could be said to be about the Internet age, where you can communicate with millions of people simultaneously around the world thanks to the global rise of social media

  • “A vast winter will appear before the apocalypse.”

Double Polar Vortexes! BOOM! What more proof do you need than that?

  • “The Midgard Serpent, named Jormungand, shall free itself from its tail and rise up from the ocean.”
In October two giant Oarfish washed up on a California beach. Clearly a sign of some apocalypse somewhere.

In October, two giant Oarfish beached themselves in California.

They’re not the “great world serpent” Jormungand who was said to be so large it could circle the Earth and bite it’s own tail. Maybe quantity makes up for the lack of quality.

The Jorvik Viking Centre predicted that Ragnarok would occur on 22 February because this is the end of the feast of Jolablot.

‘Traditionally, the Viking festival of Jolablot marked the end of the winter – if this winter truly does not end, then that feast may be given over to Ragnarok instead,’ said Ms Dagland.

While not a scientific conclusion, they claim that Vikings loved to feast and wouldn’t want to miss this event. For this reason, they argue that Vikings would believe the world would end in 100 days.

OK, so they don’t have a lot of support for their claim. But that hasn’t stopped anyone before and won’t stop anyone after.  Let’s celebrate this year’s End of the World!

The MISkeptics End of the World Party

The Michigan Skeptics Association 4th annual End of the World Party will be on February 21st at 6:30 PM in Ypsilanti. Tickets will be 25.50. This covers dinner, beverages, music and entertainment. Alcoholic drinks are not covered and extra. We will have a DJ and other entertainment to be announced at a later time. To RSVP for the event and purchase tickets please click the Buy Tickets Button below, or click here. You can also purchase tickets from our Meetup Page. If you cannot pay with a card or wish to make separate payment arrangements, please contact us at via the Contact Form on this site. Be sure to spread the word, this is going to be a huge party!


Come for food and entertainment. Stay because that might be the last party. Ever.

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