I have been listening to and loosely in the past followed the happenings of the Strange and paranormal. I started to see a connection of things recorded in the past of different cultures and Scientific Facts. Below is a culmination of these that may explain, and bring to light what the coming of the year 2012. Below are the references for what is presented here.
Let me first state, I do not make any claim of what any alien looks like or their technology, or the shape of a UFO, and or the hidden agenda of any alien race. I only present from a logical perspective of known accepted facts and data that do not sensationalize on any one encounter.
With that let us begin.
A) The Mayan (Maya) calendar ends in 2012.
B) Nostradamus, in the History Channels lost book of Nostradamus is interpreted as the end coming when the point of the arrow of the constellation of Sagittarius enters (or comes close to entering) the center of the galaxy when viewed from Earth.
C) WR104 (Wolf-Rayet 104) which is a massive star, 20 to 30 times the size of ours sun. Stars like this live fast and die quickly, it located 8000 light years from Earth. One of its poles is pointing at earth as is its companion star.
D) The dark spot in the center of the Milky Way view by the Native Americans was considered the womb of their Gods.
E) The Native American Indians have a legend that a new god or Kachinas (which means literally "life bringer") will come about when a “Blue Star” will emerge from the center of the galaxy.
WR104 is in the in the constellation of Sagittarius and is a star blue in color due to its size.
It is in the stages of going critical (as viewed currently from the surface of Earth) and releasing a gamma-ray bursts, which is pointed directly at us here on earth, within 16 degree, which in galactic terms, a direct hit. This energy output from this type of star is so massive, it is the only and one time in a stars life it out shines the galaxy as a whole in a few fractions of a second, instantly.
These gamma-ray bursts could kill off nearly all life on earth. Last time a Gamma burst hit earth caused the end of the End-Ordovician extinction.
Going by the Mayans (end of the calendar), Nostradamus lost book saying the ‘book of life is empty’ and the Native American Indians new God/Kachinas, it will be a new era or the end of the world, pending on who you talk to.
As of late there have been more and more UFO sighting, but let’s come back to this in a bit.
As Micho Kaku has said, a civilization controlling all of the resources of a planet are just are beginning to explore their galaxy, this is a Type I civilization. Our current civilization on Earth is a Type 0.
Now, Let’s just say that a Type I civilization is scouting out our planet for a possible chance to ‘catch’, ‘mine’ or ‘intercept’ a Gamma Ray burst for the energy released. Needing a planet to base their operations on when the time or Gamma Ray Burst comes.
Now the reason they would favor our planet is for a few reasons.
1) We are a habitable planet (great place to set up camp).
2) We are in a direct path of WR 104
3) And the explosion has already happened.
"Already happened!!!" you ask.
WR104 is 8000 light years from Earth. A Type I civilization needing the energy would have seen this happen (at a closer vantage point to the explosion), but the speed of light would take 8000 years (at the speed of light) to get to earth, as well as the gamma-rays that burst forth from the explosion.
Put yourself in the place of a Type I civilization needing this energy, you know when the blast happened, you know the path, you have eyed a habitable planet in the path, your ships can travel faster than light (via wormholes as Micho Kaku suggests would be the mode of transport for a Type I civilization). You have plenty of time till you need to be on Earth to receive/collect the energy from the gamma-ray burst for your civilization.
You send out a few ships now and then to this habitable planet (Earth). When you get to Earth, you realize there is a fledgling civilization forming (circa 6000b.c. approx. going by the current Gregorian calendar), so you just keep an eye on the primitives to gage how you will be received when you go to set up operations to collect the gamma-ray burst and energy that will hit the earth.
This would explain the ‘Chariot of the Gods’ effect across the world. Where ancient man seeing, meeting the aliens and carving images of what they saw. Their technology would be like magic as Micho Kaku once said in the case of man giving a gun to ants on a ant hill, this would be ancient mans view point. It’s not hard that an advanced Type I civilization could have influenced mans view and how we perceive the coming 2012 situation through the eyes of the ancients. At some point the Type I civilization would cut ties to the primitives as they offer no advancement other then the occasional curiosity and gauging the coming perceived return in 2012.
The Mayans could have been an experiment by this Type I civilization to see if Humans were able to intellectually digest the vastness of the universe, space and perceive time. Somehow this exchange between Type I civilization and the Humans (Mayans) was cut off, leaving the influence of the coming era, when the Earth crosses the Galactic plane and the "event" that will occur at that time. That time, would be in the current Gregorian calendar, 2012.
It would also explain why some presidents who before their swearing in to office say they would reveal the Roswell info and all the UFO stuff, just clam up right afterwards. The reason for this could be a greater realization of a pending ‘event’; as well that the Roswell UFO may only be a scout ship from a greater mother ship (similar to how Stanton Friedman explains this). Point to be made here; When the US Military moves in to what is known as a 'Theater' or 'War Zone' or 'Arena', ect. We move vast air craft carriers and battle ships. The military men then 'land' on the beaches in smaller boats. This is just a matter of logistics. Big ship moves faster and for a long time at higher speeds over a vast distance, smaller ships are able to access shallower waters and 'Land' on the beaches easier than a large ship. It is safe to say that the Roswell ship was a 'Landing' craft from a mother ship. This realization, and possible implications that there is a power greater than any one nation on Earth, or Mankind, could be why Presidents clam up right away after taking office. There is also the chance a Type I civilization has revealed to what they think is the leader of the human race, and have revealed what is going to happen. Leaving the leaders or what they think is the head of the human race to deal with the outcome. This could be why Jimmy Carter, as once recounted by one of his aides to a UFO researcher and/or Stanton Friedman, the aide recounted that Jimmy Carter was disturbed and quickly brushed the "UFO reveal" under the rug, realizing we are past the point of no return to save ourselves, and to reveal this to the world would cause a mass panic worldwide. Ignorance is bliss has been the policy on Roswell with the US Government. The closest we have ever got to a reveal, was with President Ronald Reagan, and now we will never get to the bottom of the Roswell issue or a government reveal or acknowledgement of any alien race of any type.
From the view point of the Type I civilization, they would have warned us (this accounts for the various end of era prophecies from all over the ancient world, as for Nostradamus, the jury is still out as to how he knew what he did). Since they told us this and progressed our knowledge of math and science and the stars, in baby steps or the eons, so not to rush us to a point where we would be a challenge to them for this energy they need, but to a point where we would be able to protect our civilization. Fast forward to 1947, Roswell, the Type I civilization makes contact due to an accident and we in this current era, find out that we are currently not prepared for the coming event. This realization would be kept as a secret from everyone on earth. Just think of the panic if our world knew the day that the “New or Old Gods”/Aliens/ Type I civilization, appears and the end of nearly all life on earth happens.
This Type I civilization has no need to assist us or save us (they got other things to do), as they provided the basic advancement ‘bumps’ over eons and warnings long ago, and we as a Type 0 civilization did not learn to save or prepare or heed the warning.
“The simplest answer is usually the correct answer.” - Occam's razor
As a note: Wikipedia also cross references their material at the bottom of their pages as well.