I don't know if any of you have heard of Mt. Magazine in Arkansas, but at one time I lived about 3 minutes away from there. It's a huge tourist attraction. Anyway, these people would come up there on every consecutive year (1/1/01, 2/2/02, 3/3/03, etc.) to plant their "mystical/magical" crystals on the very peak of the mountain. They believed that on the last consecutive year (12/12/12), the world would end, and a huge crystal would come shooting out of Mt. Magazine like lava out of a volcano..That's how they believed the world would end. My brother worked at the lodge on the mountain, and he got several videos and pictures of these people worshiping and chanting over the crystals and the mountain. After all of these people would leave, my brother's manager would tell him and his co-workers to go clean up the crystals and the mess that these odd people had left. Every year when the "crystal freaks" returned, they would be astonished that their crystals had vanished. They truly believed that the mountain was accepting their magical/mystical crystals as sacrifices every year. I watched some of the videos, and the customs were very strange.