We're All Gonna Die!: iPhone Pic From Mayan Ruins Captures Shot Of The Beginning Of The Apocalypse

March 1, 2012


This is an actual photograph taken by Hector Siliezar at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. As you can see, the Mayan's communication lasers have already begun sending signals to the mothership to destroy earth. Well -- it's been real, folks. Reaaaally disappointing.

Of the three images, the 'light beam' only occurs in the image with a lightning bolt in the background. The intensity of the lightning flash likely caused the camera's CCD sensor to behave in an unusual way, either causing an entire column of pixels to offset their values or causing an internal reflection (off the) camera lens that was recorded by the sensor.

Those are the words of Arizona State University's Mars Space Flight Facility researcher Jonathon Hill. He makes perfect sense, as you would expect from a scientist who works for NASA.

Oh suuuuuuure that's what happened. How much were you paid to say that you NASA lackey?! This has conspiracy written all over it -- in red ink no less! "That says CONFIDENTIAL". Whatever, just open the folder. "It's a medical file -- it says 'GW has the biggest peenus'." And? "And there's a picture in crayon of a three-legged alien." Ugh -- that's supposed to be me.

Mayan Pyramid Fires Energy Beam Into the Sky or iPhone Sensor Glitch? YOU PICK! [gizmodo]

Thanks to Al-pocalyse (I see what you did there!), who just sold all his belongings and is gonna have a serious issue if we actually make it to 2013.

  • The world ends for some people every day. No one knows when their time is up. Use yours wisely.

  • Azariel_z

    Beam me up Scott..

  • It's okay. I have my aluminum foil helmet.

  • I found the mystery box 

  • Emmitt Morgans



  • So when does Gozer show up?

  • taran420

     Quickly! Empty your minds!

  • contrey

    in response to ghostfarter, the light beam begins at the top of the pyramid simply because the pyramid blocks the light from the lightning up to that point. so any issue in the sensor would naturally begin where the flash is visible.

  • You very clearly didn't understand what I was saying, because your argument is invalid. Attempting to apply a third dimensional argument to a two dimensional photographic glitch, doesn't work too well.

  • Right ... because it's a picture found on the web ... no WAY it could be fake, man!!

  • Mindy Backen

    This pic was taken in 2009, so why did this guy wait till 2012 to put it on the internets....suspi-sh.

  • M

     he didn't wait, it was posted way back then in 2009, but for some strange reason Yahoo published it this week on the internet headlines

  • Ghostcrafter Fawkes

    The problems with the "experts" theory, are as follows;

    For one, the beam clearly starts even with the top of the ruin, whereas if it was a glitch caused by the sensor it should run the entire length of the photograph, going "in front" of the ruin as well.

    For two, it also wouldn't likely follow the upper edge of the pyramid so well.

    A light beam also shouldn't show up so clear in daylight, even when overcast.

    Thus leaving ... PHOTOSHOP.

  • Guest

    Mayan ruins: "I'M FIRING MAH LAZAH!!!"

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