The 21st century Noah: Chinese man blows £100,000 life savings on building an ark to ‘escape the impending Mayan apocalypse’

2012 The Awakening

  • Lu Zhenghai splashes out £100,000 on disaster-proof vessel
  • Some believe Mayans predicted end of world on Dec 21, 2012

By Daily Mail Reporter

27 November 2012

No, God didn’t reveal himself to this Chinese man in a vision.

But it seems Lu Zhenghai has been reading about the Mayan prophecy that predicts the end of the world on December 21.

He is so afraid of the rumours he has spent his whole life savings trying to build his very own apocalypse-proof ‘Noah’s Ark’.

Race for survival: One Chinese man is so convinced the world will end next month he is building his very own Noah's Ark (pictured)Race for survival: One Chinese man is so convinced the world will end next month he is building his very own Noah’s Ark (pictured)

 

The vessel, which has cost him ¥1million (£100,000), measures 21.2m long, 15.5m wide, 5.6m high and displaces about 140 tons of water.

Lu, from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, admits it’s not much to look at, but is confident it will serve…

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