The strongest evidence that we are going to see the morning of Dec 22, is that this end-of-the-world scare is not new. Remember the Y2K scare?; and more recently, Harold Camping and his followers spreading the word that Judgment day is on May 21, 2011. But the World didn't notice, it just continued to roll on.
Image: Radio evangelist Harold Camping spearheaded a huge publicity campaign on the End of Time. He even went to the extent of putting up billboards. Several of his followers quit their jobs and gave up their families to help him in his Armageddon quest.