Preparing Or Partying For Doomsday
The movie 2012 shows the end of the world as foretold by the ancient Mayan prophecy.
Doomsday preppers actually believe the end of the world is just hours away, on December 21st. That fear has some people buying shelters like the one INSIDE EDITION found in Los Angeles.
Ron Hubbard builds Atlas Survival Shelters, which are built to withstand everything from natural disasters to nuclear war.
Hubbard told INSIDE EDITION, "If our country goes to hell in a hand basket, my shelter keeps you and your family out of harms way underground."
The 10 x 25-foot shelter comes with bunk beds, granite covered sinks and a leather couch that reclines.
Hubbard said, "Where we store all of the food in the shelter is under the floor."
An airtight bullet-proof door blocks intruders and a filtration system cleans contaminated air.
The shelter costs $60,000.
But some people appear to be taking a different approach.
"Out with a..." well, you can fill in the blank.
Model Niki Ghazian says she was only kidding when she tweeted this to her friends: "I want to have sex before the world ends tomorrow."
Overnight, she found herself on the front page of the New York Post and on newsstands across the USA.
Ghazian told INSIDE EDITION, "I didn't know it was going to be that big. I didn't know it was going to be the whole front page of the New York Post. It was something to the effect of, 'Oh, if the world is really going to end in a week, I really need to start having some sex. But I was totally kidding--kind of."
Craigslist is filled with ads as people try to hook up for end of the world dates. And Thursday night is certain to be a huge party night at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, California where chefs are preparing a memorable meal fit for Armegeddon.
Back in Los Angeles, Hubbard shows off a bunker to ride out the end in style. An $85,000 shelter comes with a den and an entertainment center with an electric fireplace.
"Most of the people buying these shelters are buying them for as long-term protection for their families. But the few people who have called for them December 21st, they actually have serious concerns," said Hubbard.
The sherlters are buried 20 feet underground, and that's exactly where Hubbard will be on Friday, December 21st.
"I hope that nothing happens and I am kind of betting nothing does happen, but just in case I am going into my shelter," said Hubbard.