The bizarre theory is based on the fact that when the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582, 11 days were lost from the year, to better reflect the time it takes Earth to orbit the sun.
While 11 days might not sound a lot, over 286 years it adds up, with some conspiracy theorists claiming we ‘should be in 2012.’
In a now-deleted Twitter post, scientist Paolo Tagaloguin said:
“Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012. “The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days.
For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years”.