I just found out about this, I'd appreciate any input from those who have relevant information or evidence.
"The phantom time hypothesis is a historical conspiracy theory advanced by German historian and publisher Heribert Illig (born 1947) which proposes that the Anno Domini dating system was fabricated, adding in a period of "phantom time" in the Early Middle Ages, from AD 614 to 911. According to the hypothesis, events dated to this period in Europe and neighbouring regions either occurred in a different period, or did not occur at all."
Actually some ruler wanted to be the king or alive during the turn if the century or some shit so he and everyone else just jumped forward in time on their calendar and made up a bunch of bullshit
If true then we are actually in the 18th century.
>some ruler wanted to be the king or alive during the turn if the century or some shit so he and everyone else just jumped forward in time
That is so dumb. You got a source for that claptrap?
The scarcity of archaeological evidence that can be reliably dated to the period AD 614–911, the perceived inadequacies of radiometric and dendrochronological methods of dating this period, and the over-reliance of medieval historians on written sources.
The presence of Romanesque architecture in tenth-century Western Europe, suggesting the Roman era was not as long as conventionally thought.
The relation between the Julian calendar, Gregorian calendar and the underlying astronomical solar or tropical year. The Julian calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar, was long known to introduce a discrepancy from the tropical year of around one day for each century that the calendar was in use. By the time the Gregorian calendar was introduced in AD 1582, Illig alleges that the old Julian calendar should have produced a discrepancy of thirteen days between it and the real (or tropical) calendar. Instead, the astronomers and mathematicians working for Pope Gregory had found that the civil calendar needed to be adjusted by only ten days. (The Julian calendar day Thursday, 4 October 1582 was followed by the first day of the Gregorian calendar, Friday, 15 October 1582). From this, Illig concludes that the AD era had counted roughly three centuries which never existed.
If this is true and the middle ages were nothing but written fiction, then Dec 12 2012 isn't for another 3 centuries.
Op here, thanks mate. This shits kinda crazy to think about.
WWII ended 1645.
Woodstock was in 1669.
Mayan calendar didn't actually end yet, dec 12 2012 was December 21 1709.