Yes,the Mayans gave that date , but not for the physical destruction of the world,no mention of it, but instead ,it is that date that 'marks' the end of this 'Age' ,or Cycle. They mention 2 other 'dates' as well ,future times, so obviously there will still be Humans upon the earth. Also, I'm not sure if this date is correct even. The man who translated this material never mentioned if he used solar calendar,or the Lunar cycle as well designed by the Great Architect ,the Mayan God Quetzalcoatl. Also, one would need to know exactly when Year 1 was. By the way, the original Mayans were a White race ,not the brown skinned Mayans who were their indigenous followers, and who later adopted the name of their 'God' to signify which 'God' they gave Honor to. Now that all being said, there are also many prophecies from around the world that foretell of events that can be linked to ongoing issues presently facing mankind, including Revelations in the Bible which deserves some extra attention considering all the strange sounds heard in various locations, and that some are claiming to be the 'Trumpets of the Apocalypse'. Gotta admit ,when you hear them ,some really do sound like trumpets. Also when you take in ALL that is happening at this time, and put all the pieces of the puzzle together, the big picture you see in your minds eye is quite upsetting to say the least.
There is also one source on this subject...Edgar Cayce, he also tells of coming planetary changes caused by a planetary sized comet passing between the earth and the sun. This will cause the earth to cease it's orbit,causing catastrophic changes,as it passes( 3 days?),the earth will come to a complete stop,then as the 'comet' continues it's path, it will change the polarity of the earth, as well as it's orbital pattern,but that is not all...a leaked Nasa software program I viewed showed this 'comets' passage through our solar system will change orbit of several of our planets. Right now, the position of the earth to the sun keeps us in 3rd Dimension, move us, it changes, and there is the 'Dimensional Shift' ,or as the Christian's call it, the 'Rapture'...now you see them, and now you don't, just like that! This could be the 'Niburu' people fret over,and also the prophecy of the Hopi Indians(Blue & Red Katchinas),and lets not forget ancient texts,scrolls,clay tablets & such.
As for me, I'm getting myself ready ,when the train arrives, I want to make sure I've got my ticket to ride.