NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 5th, 2012.
A concerned member of the public has asked North Wales Police what preparations they have for social disorder as a result of the Mayan “doomsday” Prophecy that the world will end in 2012.
The unusual question was sent in through a Freedom of Information request to the force who said that they had no information on record regarding preparations for such an occurrence.
Speculation surrounding the prophecy has suggested that the world will end on December 21st 2012. The date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar.
The FOI request in full reads: “My question is: What systems, protocols and resources does North Wales Police have in place for any social disorder or cataclysm – heavenly or otherwise – coming to pass as a result of the end of this 5,125-year-long B’ak’tun of the Mesoamerican Long calendar; an event commonly referred to as the Mayan Prophecy for December 21st 2012.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly the police FOI team politely informed the respondent that they did not hold any revelant information.
The prophecy has found its way into popular culture in recent years including the disaster movie ‘2012’, Jay Sean song ‘2012 (It Ain’t the End)’ and several clever stealth marketing campaigns.
Another odd one which did return some results was a request asking how many calls about ghosts North Wales Police received in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
They confirmed that they had received six such calls in the three year period at a rate of two per year.
On two occasions police went to visit the caller and in 2011 one caller was taken to hospital as a result of calling about a ghost. The three other enquiries resulted in no further action.