There is a lot of speculation presently about the year 2012, and Iím not talking about the Olympics. In particular the winter solstice on 21st December 2012. Many people think this date marks the end of the world and cataclysmic events will occur which will destroy mankind. Some people also thought the world would end in 1999, but it did not. However in 2012 galactic alignment will occur, which should not be overlooked and I will explain why.
The alignment is that of our earths axis with the sun and the galactic centre (the centre of our galaxy), which occurs every 26,000 years and will occur on 21st December 2012. Many scientists think that this alignment could cause significant effects on the Earth, such as a magnetic pole shift. This is when the Earths magnetic North Pole shifts to the South Pole and vice versa, a bit like if you hold two magnets together and one flips around in alignment with the other.
Over recent years the Earths magnetic field has weakened and many believe this is predictive of a future pole reversal. Magnetic pole shifts have occurred in the past which is confirmed in geological records. What is unclear is how quickly the transition occurs, and what effect this will have on life on Earth. For example, if the Earths field drops to zero during the reversal, dire predictions follow. The Earths magnetic field provides a protective shield from deadly cosmic rays which would kill most if not all species on Earth should it disappear. Scientists believe the last magnetic pole shift was some 780,000 years ago, which is eerily exactly thirty times the 26,000 year galactic alignment period.
Another strange fact is that the ancient Mayan Calendar ends exactly on this particular day.
If these events are going to transpire, I would imagine that aliens already know about the effects, especially considering their alleged knowledge of magnetism. Perhaps they are waiting for the end of the world to occur and will step in when it happens. Either step in and save us, or step in and take over, or both?