THE apocalypse will happen tonight, but not as you expect.
Depending on who you believe, the end of the Mayan calendar at 10.11pm could see everything from devastating meteors, to a change in the world's polarity - even as far as visits from extraterrestrials.
However, you can remove the tin foil from your head, emerge from your bunkers and return to normality - it will occur quite harmlessly, phew.
The doomsday hype was brought to global attention by what Launceston Skeptics Society organiser Jin-oh Choi described as over-excited enthusiasts. "It's not the first time that we've had this possibility that the world could end," he said.
He said the original meaning of apocalypse was "lifting the veil" - it meant regeneration, or a new beginning. In that sense, the Mayan apocalypse will happen. Today marks the end of the Mayan's 13th baktun (long-count calendar).
Each baktun has 144,000 days - about 394 years.
Mr Choi said the previous baktun was clocked on September 18, 1618.
There have been more than 20 doomsday dates predicted in the past 12 years. These have ranged from the return of the Antichrist to the return of Christ, the Y2K bug and planets colliding with Earth.
There was also an interesting theory in June from Puerto Rican prophet Jose Luis de Jesus. Mr De Jesus predicted the fall of government and world economies, which would allow him and his followers to fly and walk through walls.
Needless to say, it didn't happen.