What’s going to happen on Sunday, December 23, 2012? Will Bolon Yokte and his cohort of Mayan gods really come back down to Earth? Will we experience a "god shock" in a couple of years? How can we prepare for this? Prepare? I recommend this book!
What did von Däniken expect to happen yesterday? Here’s what the mad prophet worried would transpire, and, most importantly, why:
Society has become sluggish and lazy, overfed by the Internet, and crushed by a zeitgeist that immediately stifles any enthusiasm—too lazy to take notice of anything important or groundbreaking.
Our attitude toward these old truths will have no influence on the return of the "gods." They'll be back, and their mere presence will shake our self-satisfied souls to the core. December 23, 2012: that is the date from the Maya calendar. Even if this date is not the one, the god shock will still come. You can bet your life on it.
"We'll be back!" they [the aliens] said to some of their students. The Maya have preserved this promise literally and even give a date for it: December 23, 2012. If our calendar is right, then this is a date that we could pretty much rely on.
We could “pretty much rely on” von Däniken’s prophecies.
They didn’t happen.
But no one will ever hold him accountable for being wrong.