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Go to the French Village of Bugarach to Survive the Doomsday

Go to the French Village of Bugarach to Survive the Doomsday | Bugarach | Scoop.it
Now the people in the French village of Bugarach is now claiming their village as the only place to survive the doomsday.

 

Less than  16 days left for the most-anticipated date of the year, December 21  2012 the Mayan apocalypse. While we are getting near to this alleged end of the world, some people are using this to their advantage. People in the French village of  Bugarach are now doing the same thing. They are claiming this village as the only place to survive the doomsday, and be alive.

These people believes that there’s an “alien garage” underneath this village, where aliens are hiding, waiting for the Mayan-apocalypse to end and to leave the planet, hopefully taking  some of these people with them.

Villagers in Bugarach welcomes people to save themselves by moving to this small village, where only 176 people lives. But, it’s not for free. You will have to pay about $1950-US dollars to spend a night. If you’re going there, you will have to book a room quick because once the apocalypse begins, they wont be taking in anyone near the village.

Even the NASA confirmed that these doomsday rumors are actually based on false facts. Although, there are some people who still insists on believing on the ancient Mayan myth. Bugarach seems like a nice place for those people, if you could ever afford it?

 

 

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Armageddon pizza in the land of immortality: Town 'set to survive the Mayan Apocalypse' cracks open End of the World wine (and offers house rental at £1,200-a-night)

Armageddon pizza in the land of immortality: Town 'set to survive the Mayan Apocalypse' cracks open End of the World wine (and offers house rental at £1,200-a-night) | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Bugarach

- population: 176

- has been earmarked by doomsday cults as the only place in the world which is going to survive Armageddon

It is based on an interpretation of the Mayan calendar which claims a planet is on a crash course with Earth and will impact on December 21 2012

According to prophecy aliens will emerge from their 'spaceship garage' in the town's Pic de Bugarach mountain and pluck believers to safety

'Authentic Bugarach stones' are on sale for €1.50 a gram while a bottle of water from the local spring will cost an eye-watering €15

One landowner is offering up his four-bedroom home for £1,200 a night and can offer a camping space in his field for £324

'Apocalypse pizza' and 'End of the World vintage' wine also available
 

Bugarach - population 176 - has been earmarked by doomsday cults as the only place in the world which is going to survive Armageddon, scheduled for December 21 this year by an ancient Mayan prophecy.

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"The prefecture of the Aude said that for security reasons, the December 19 to 23, the peak Bugarach be prohibited access to the population and a regulated area, enlarged in the village and around the massive will be implemented in the same period. Circulation of 3.5 + T will be prohibited due to the low capacity roads, light vehicles from outside the local community will be allowed to the extent of the capacity of the site. Which means, at any time, the services of the State, depending on the crowd, will close access to the area. Finally, in the same period of 4 days, festive gathering any type rave or drink giant will be banned by the prefecture in the regulated area. "
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UFO cult: aliens inside French mountain will save us from 2012 apocalypse

Members of a New Age cult believe aliens hiding inside a mountain in France will save them from the December 21, 2012 Mayan apocalypse.

Throngs of pilgrims have already descended upon a small village in southwest France to hike the Pic de Bugarach, where they say a UFO is buried. The ship will supposedly ferry them to safety on doomsday, which will occur at the end of this year according to an interpretation of the ancient Mayan calendar.

The mountain is attracting a wide variety of fringe believers. French watchdog group Miviludes reports that members of Ramtha's School of Enlightenment have set up camp in the area. Founded by J.Z. Knight, the group studies the teachings of a mythical warrior named Ramtha who supposedly slayed the people of Atlantis.

Though it may seem laughable, the situation could quickly become dangerous. It is estimated that the village of Bugarach's population will surge from 200 to 100,000 as December 21 nears, and local officials fear there could be mass suicides as with past UFO cults.

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There’s nothing we like better than a good Apocalypse

There’s nothing we like better than a good Apocalypse | Bugarach | Scoop.it

I’ve just been to Bugarach, a village hidden away on the edge of the Corbières. My main reason for going there was to climb the nearby Pech but I also wanted to see if the village had been changed by its newly acquired celebrity. After all, it is the only place which will survive the end of the world on 21 December 2012 (or perhaps the 22nd, or even the 12th…). The date comes from the Mayan calendar: we are coming to the end of a 5126-year cycle. This means that the world as we know it will come to an end.

 

Bugarach is a mere 30km as the spaceship flies from where I live and, along with nearby Rennes-le-Chateau (think Dan Brown: Da Vinci Code), has long been a local byword for eccentricity. But since 2009 and the release of the disaster movie “2012” the fame of Bugarach has spread. It wasn’t mentioned in the film but somehow hopes of surviving the end of the world have focussed on the community and its 189 inhabitants. It regularly features on TV and in the press. House prices have tripled, we are told, and even at that price they are being snapped up. The mayor, Jean-Pierre Delord, is at his wit’s end according to the Courrier International: “There’s nothing funny about it… I want the army to be here if necessary”  What will he do when the apocalyptic sects invade in the days before this winter’s solstice? Will there be mass suicides when it doesn’t happen? How many people hoping to hitch a lift on a passing flying saucer will fall off the cliffs of the Pech? Will it be – for Bugarach – a scaled-down version of the end of the world?

Already the villagers are complaining at the increasingly frequent ambulance sirens. The publicity has attracted more walkers – including me – and inevitably some fall on the steep slopes leading to the top of the mountain (1230m).

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There is one other indication that something odd is going on. At the very summit of the Pech is a fired-clay statuette: a Chinese warrior modelled, I think, on those dug up in Xi’an.

Even so, for the moment, Bugarach is pretty much like it always has been. A little bit eccentric in both senses of the word. What I would like to know is who spread the rumour that Bugarach would survive, and why?

Le Pech de Bugarach via the fenêtre

940m of climbing, 13,6km: GPS file ...

 

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Aliens and the Apocalypse

Aliens and the Apocalypse | Bugarach | Scoop.it

These advertisements refer to the end of the world, according to the ancient Mayan calendar.

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Bill Roache joins bizarre Doomsday movement in anticipation of end of the world

Bill Roache joins bizarre Doomsday movement in anticipation of end of the world | Bugarach | Scoop.it

CANCEL the insurance renewal and don’t make any holiday plans. As for Christmas shopping, forget it. You won’t be needing any of it come Dec­ember because – hang on to your shorts – that’s when THE WORLD WILL END SO WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

Or at least the world and the way we live in it is going to change very radically. That is the prognosis according to the ancient Mayans and er... Ken Barlow off Coronation Street.

Bill Roache, the actor who plays him, sincerely believes that on December 12, 2012, the world will move into “a higher vibration” and enter a new, better era. Interviewed in the latest issue of Silent Voices (“the spiritual, paranormal, metaphysical magazine,” since you ask) Roache, 80, says: “This will be the Golden Age when a majority will know they are love and they are spiritual beings. The Earth will continue to cleanse itself while mat­erial and negative things will collapse and cease to be.”

Roache’s long-standing interest in matters spiritual is well-known. For years the story persisted that he was a Druid priest until he denied it, pointing out that he does not follow any formal religion or belief system. But in his latest pronouncements on the future of mankind he is far from a lone voice in the wilderness. He is part of a global movement known as the 2012 Phenomenon whose adherents believe the world will end at the winter solstice on December 21.

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The village of Bugarach (pop. 189) in the French Pyrenees has experienced an apocalypse tourist boom since 2000. That is when Doomsday believers began flocking to their mountain the Pic de Bugarach believing it to be a) protected from destruction by the magnetic force which surrounds it and b) the gateway to another dimension and/or a base for alien gatherings. More than 20,000 have climbed the mountain this year (twice as many as in 2011) and the mayor is so worried about a massive influx that he is thinking of calling in the army.

But what is the basis for the 2012 Phenomenon? For that we must go back two millennia to the Mayans, the ancient but highly developed civilisation of Central America. The Mayans were mathematicians and astronomers and kept time differently from us. In a system known as the Long Count they used units of 20, culminating in a period of time known as a b’ak’tun and corresponding to 394 years. They also believed the world moves through ages each lasting 13 b’ak’tuns or 5,125 years. According to their calendar the current world age - the fourth - is due to end on December 21, 2012. In any case, the Mayan calendar stops then.

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Ils se sont promenés dans un village normal

Ils se sont promenés dans un village normal | Bugarach | Scoop.it
De retour de Bugarach, chez des amis dans le Carcassonnais : le couple témoigne.

 

Marc et Isabelle Stoquert habitent Bourges. Elle est aide-puéricultrice et lui dirige une entreprise de réinsertion sociale. Si le Cher leur est cher, Bugarach aussi, non pas tant pour la fin des temps, prévue le 21 décembre, et qui les fait se bidonner joyeusement, mais plutôt pour les paysages.

"Il y a vingt ans, nous avions fait un tronçon du 'Sentier cathare' : Duilhac-Montségur qui transite par Bugarach et l'endroit nous avait plu quand on l'avait traversé", confie Marc. Évidemment, comme des millions de terriens, le couple a lu sur internet toutes ces histoires de fin du monde.

"Mais quand on a réservé notre séjour pour l'été, c'est le dépaysement qui nous motivait, précise Isabelle, on voulait y revenir depuis longtemps". Début août, ils se sont donc offert une cure au "Presbytère" (une vieille demeure aménagée en chambres d'hôtes). "Ce n'est pas cher et la cuisine est à base de produits du terroir". Marc sait de quoi il parle : avant de s'occuper de réinsertion, il a dirigé un jardin biologique, près de Bourges.

Un groupe genre secte

"A Bugarach, nous avons rencontré un maraîcher 'bio' avec lequel nous avons discuté de tout sauf de la fin du monde. Il a plutôt parlé de ses problèmes notamment des paysans du coin qui ne veulent pas vendre leurs terrains. Résultat, il ne peut pas s'agrandir. Bref, il y a plus grave que l'apocalypse... Qui pour bien des gens d'ici reste, disent-ils, 'un truc de journalistes'".

À cette nuance près que le "truc" émane d'un site internet dont notre titre a signalé le contenu (sur un mode humoristique) dans ces mêmes colonnes le 30  novembre 2010. Et les fantasmes ont fait le reste. "L'année dernière, les villageois ont été choqués de voir des journalistes japonais dans leur village alors que selon eux, ils auraient dû être présents dans leur pays pour couvrir la catastrophe du tsunami", confie Isabelle. Décidément, ces journalistes...

Pendant son séjour, le couple berruyer s'est offert l'incontournable du lieu : une randonnée sur le pic. Oui, mais... "Nous n'avons pas vu de gens bizarres. Les randonneurs qu'on a croisés étaient normaux. En fait, pour être franc, à Bugarach, tout est normal. En trois jours, on n'a rien noté de spécial. Cela dit si on veut vraiment voir des gens pas très clairs, mieux vaut aller à Rennes-les-Bains. Alors là, c'est impressionnant ! Sur la place du village, en prenant le café, on a vu un type habillé en blanc qui racontait comment il fallait faire pour survivre à la fin du monde. On a vu aussi un groupe de personnes habillées dans des sortes de sacs à patates, genre secte...". Ah, quand même ! Il n'empêche, Bugarach, un village normal : bizarre...

 

[Note du Curateur] Ce RAS à Bugarach m'inspire un proverbe berruyer : il est vrai que 5 minutes avant l'Apocalypse, ce n'est toujours pas l'Apocalypse !

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Second inscription carved into stone staircase confirms 'end date' of Mayan calendar - December 21, 2012

Second inscription carved into stone staircase confirms 'end date' of Mayan calendar - December 21, 2012 | Bugarach | Scoop.it
Mayan carvings at La Corona: The 1,300-year-old inscription is described as one of the most significant hieroglyphic finds in decades

 

Archaeologists working at the La Corona dig site in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300-year-old-year Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called ‘end date’ of the Maya calendar.

 

Inscriptions on Mayan tablets found in temples such as Tortuguero refer to 'the end' - and many internet conspiracy theories have predicted our world will be swallowed by a black hole, hit by an asteroid or devoured by ancient gods.

Cults have gathered in the tiny French village called Bugarach where they hope to survive the apocalypse.

Hundreds of books have been published on the subject since the Seventies, predicting Earth's demise at the hands of a mysterious planet Nibiru, or a black hole.

'The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth,' says Nasa, 'These fables were linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012.'

But many ethnic Mayans dismiss the apocalyptic predictions as largely a Western idea.

Rather than the end of time itself, the inscriptions refer to the start of a new era.

The 'apocalypse' refers to the end of a cycle of 5,125 years since the beginning of the Mayan Long Count calendar in 3113 B.C.

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Thousands Flock To France To Prepare For Doomsday, Waiting For Spaceship

Thousands Flock To France To Prepare For Doomsday, Waiting For Spaceship | Bugarach | Scoop.it
Thousands are flocking to what’s being referred to as the modern Noah’s Ark  near the tranquil Pyrenean Village of Bugarach  in order to prepare for Doomsday, which they believe is to occur on December 21 of this year, reports the Independent.

 

These flockers believe that when the apocalypse comes this December, aliens waiting in their spaceship inside the Pic de Bugarach will save all the humans near the area and transport them off to the next age.

Over the years there has been a belief the Pic de Bugarach, the highest in the Corbieres mountain range, may have mystical energies and strange power, with “New Agers”  flocking to the site since the 1960′s claiming that it emits special magnetic waves.

Referred to as the “upside-down mountain” because geologists believe the mountain actually exploded after its formation and had its top land the wrong way up, the Pic de Bugarach is thought to also have inspired Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounter’s of the Third Kind.

A man known only as Jean, set up a yurt in the forest a couple of years ago to prepare for the earth’s demise stated:

“The apocalypse we believe in is the end of a certain world and the beginning of another. A new spiritual world. The year 2012 is the end of a cycle of suffering. Bugarach is one of the major chakras of the earth, a place devoted to welcoming the energies of tomorrow.”

The mayor of Bugarach, Jean-Pierre Delord, fearing the possibility of mass suicide, has requested the French authorities move its armies into the area.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/211371/thousands-flock-to-france-to-prepare-for-doomsday-waiting-for-spaceship/#grK7yiba2qxUzzLZ.99

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A Doomsday Launchpad in France?

A Doomsday Launchpad in France? | Bugarach | Scoop.it
French chateaus, picturesque rivieras and places like Mont Saint-Michel -- a landmark that is second only to the Eiffel Tower are just a few of the tourist destinations that France touts. Paris alone is reason enough to visit the museum-laden country, but for one group of New Age believers, there can only be one "city of lights."

Pic de Bugarach, a mountain popular for being the inspiration behind Jules Verne's book, Journey to the Center of the Earth, has become a temporary home to an estimated 20,000 people -- all who claim the infamous peak is an ancient launching pad that will activate on Dec. 21, 2012.

The doomsday theories are nothing new, but in an unusual twist these specific esoterics believe that the Pic de Bugarach is more than a mountain -- it is a sacred land occupied by aliens as we speak. According to their beliefs, once the apocalypse begins the aliens will reveal themselves to the patiently faithful and take them on a journey in a Noah's-ark-meets-Star Wars-voyage to another universe.

 

"The apocalypse we believe in is the end of a certain world and the beginning of another," one of the New Age pilgrims going only by the name "Jean" tells the paper. "A new spiritual world... the year 2012 is the end of a cycle of suffering. Bugarach is one of the major chakras of the earth, a place devoted to welcoming the energies of tomorrow."

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10 Places to Ride Out the Apocalypse

10 Places to Ride Out the Apocalypse | Bugarach | Scoop.it
You've assembled your post-apocalyptic reading list. You've packed your bug-out bag. You've even practiced a little melee combat, just in case. But where should you go when the global pandemic hits or sky starts raining fire?
If you can hang out in a self-sufficient rural community or get yourself adopted into a tribe of uncontacted people, then you can probably pull through several flavors of apocalyptic disaster. But here are a few specific locations that might improve your odds of survival, if you can get there in time:

 

- Utah: In the event of a run-of-the-mill infrastructural collapse, it wouldn't be a bad idea idea to hightail it to Utah and make friends with some stockpiling Mormons. 

 

- Pyongyang North Korea: It should be no surprise that a country that thrives on paranoia has made elaborate preparations in case of nuclear war. 

 

- Pitcairn Islands: Anyone who's ever stared in frustration at Madagascar at the end of a game of Pandemic II knows that islands are a great escape from pathogen-born disasters. 

 

-Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado: There are plenty of options for nuclear bunkers around the world: Germany's swanky doomsday palace, the decommissioned Congressional shelter beneath the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, even bomb-proof homes available on the real estate market. 

 

- London, England: Of course, it's even better if you don't have to drive to your shock-proof digs. 

 

- Mount Yamantau, Mezhgorye, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia: While some countries stopped building nuclear shelters at the close of the Cold War, Russia was still putting the finishing touches on at least one of theirs. 

 

- Svalbard, Norway: If the apocalypse should wipe out most of the plant life on Earth, you'll want to be hanging out somewhere near the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Svalbard archipelago. 

 

- Western Australia: There's a reason Mad Max is set in Australia. Perth is one of the most remote cities in the world (some measures put it behind Honolulu and Auckland), and although it was first colonized by British settlers in 1829, it wasn't connected to the rest of Australia by train until 1917. 

 

- Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland: Few cultures in the world revolve around hunting as their primary means of subsistence, but it's the occupation for most of the roughly 500 residents of the isolated Ittoqqortoormiit settlement. 

 

- Bugarach, France: What recommends this sleepy mountain town with a population of 200 for post-apocalyptic survival? To be honest, the residents aren't even sure. Bugarach sits at the base of Pic de Bugarach, which is often called the "upside-down mountain." According to geologists, the mountain exploded after its formation, and the top landed upside-down. Its unusual shape has inspired Jules Verne and Steven Spielberg, and attracted hippies and New Agers who believed it emitted special magnetic waves. More recently, rumors have started circulating on doomsday 2012 forums that the mountain is sacred and will be protected in the coming apocalypse. Some believe that there are aliens living under the mountain who rescue anyone living nearby on December 21st, 2012. We know that the 2012 doomsday is a myth, but if the cataclysm should hit on that date, the best case scenario is that well prepared survivalists will head for Bugarach. The worst case is that you'll witness a mass suicide commanded by the ancient aliens.

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A Happy (Mayan) New Year One and All « French News Online ...

A Happy (Mayan) New Year One and All « French News Online ... | Bugarach | Scoop.it
As the New Year dawns, the forces of the Mayan “apocalypse” gather in Cathar country, New-Agers set-up shop in Toulouse — ironically France’s aerospace capital — and end-of-the-worlders prepare … but a Guatemalan may have spiked their guns.

 

For more than two Christmases stories have poured out of the global media and thousands of Internet forums, suggesting that the rocky Bugarach peak in the Corbières Mountains, will be the only safe place on earth when, reportedly, and according to the Mayan calendar, the world ends on 21 December 2012.

But now a Guatemalan-born Mayan ‘expert ‘ has surfaced to drive a stake through the heart of what is fast becoming a lucrative millennium myth … and the cause of some concern to the 189 residents of this peaceful farming village nestling at the foot of the Pic de Bugarach in south-western Aude region, that has never before been so much in the global spotlight.

Indeed, says one report, virtually everyone in the village, from local goatherd, to a one-man estate agency, has been quoted endlessly, vacuously and seemingly incessantly in media as far apart as Washington, Tokyo, Helsinki, Toronto, and Johannesburg, since the story about what locals call the zozotériques first hit the headlines.

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What Mayan calendar, Ramtha and French Village Bugarach Have In Common?

What Mayan calendar, Ramtha and French Village Bugarach Have In Common? | Bugarach | Scoop.it

via ca.news.yahoo.com : The End Of The World Apparently

 

The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 Apocalypse ...

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Viva l'Apocalypse! Crack Open the End-of-the-World Wine

Viva l'Apocalypse! Crack Open the End-of-the-World Wine | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Did you know there are only 18 shopping days left to the Apocalypse? Yeah, time to get all those last minute end-of-the-world supplies and figure out what bunker you're going to hide out in!

A lot of ideas have been kicked around from this guy's house, a luxed-out underground missile silo, to a porn bunker for the apocalypse.

Well, while you were packing your Apocalypse Go Kit, the French village of Bugarach was cracking open the End of the World wine. (Read More: Tips for the Apocalypse)

That's because this sleepy little village at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains, population 176, has been designated by Mayan legend and Internet rumor as the Chosen One (cue sunrays from the heavens, angels singing) – the one town that will survive the end of the world, which the Mayans predict will occur on the night of Dec. 21.

The story goes that on that night, aliens are going to emerge from their "spaceship garage" in the mountain that sits behind the town,and whisk everyone in the town to safety before the world comes to a spectacular end. (Read more: Can Aliens Help the Economy?)

Well, this little farming village, initially alarmed over the attention it started receiving a few years ago over this whole apocalypse business, has decided to welcome the end with open capitalist arms.

You can buy a rock from the magic mountain of Pic deBugarach for 1.50 euros, bottled water from a local spring that allegedly has healing powers for 15 euros, and one dude is offering up his four-bedroom home with views of the mountain for 1,200 pounds a night – or the ability to camp in his backyard for 400 euros a night, the Daily Mail reports. The local Italian eatery is even gearing up for a Last Supper rush, with "Apocalypse Pizza" and "End of the World Wine."

It's called "Cuve Bugarach," the Guardian notes, bearing the tagline: "If there's only one left, I shall be that one."

The panic over the end has spread all the way to Russia but the Communists have had it UP TO HERE with all this end-of-the-world talk. Moscow's Minister of Emergency Situations declared recently that "The world will not end on Dec. 21."

Just in case – they're selling vodka-loaded Apocalypse GoKits in Siberia. (Read more: What's in Your Apocalypse Go Kit -- Beer or Vodka?)

Like the Lottery Curse, it hasn't been all high fives and champagne-flute clinking in this Chosen Village. There are TV and camera crews everywhere asking everyone what they think about the end of the world, which,despite what everyone thought would be a real-estate and tourism boom, has actually put a damper on tourism in recent months. The town sign has been stolen three times – which, frankly, gets expensive to replace. And, they're going to have to figure out how to beef up security for an expected influx of wannabe survivors.

Of course, with the apocalypse, there's an app for that. The Mayan Calendar iPhone app is available for 99 cents (www.mayan-calendar.com/phone.html). Just so, you know, you can calculate your birthday – and "destiny" – according to the Mayan calendar.

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"The prefecture of the Aude said that for security reasons, the December 19 to 23, the peak Bugarach be prohibited access to the population and a regulated area, enlarged in the village and around the massive will be implemented in the same period. Circulation of 3.5 + T will be prohibited due to the low capacity roads, light vehicles from outside the local community will be allowed to the extent of the capacity of the site. Which means, at any time, the services of the State, depending on the crowd, will close access to the area. Finally, in the same period of 4 days, festive gathering any type rave or drink giant will be banned by the prefecture in the regulated area. "
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Waiting for l'Apocalypse

Waiting for l'Apocalypse | Bugarach | Scoop.it

À 00H32, le vendredi 21 décembre 2012 (heure de l’Apocalypse), je serai sûrement au lit avec mon fils endormi à mes côtés, car le lendemain, il y a école à 8H30. Peut-être ferais-je mieux de prendre un billet de train pour l’Aude et d’aller me réfugier avec lui dans l’accueillant village de Bugarach. Le village, planétairement connu dorénavant, qui dit-on sera épargné par la Fin du Monde parce qu’il est le garage à ovnis des extra-terrestres.

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Bugarach veut décourager les visiteurs de l’Apocalypse

Bugarach veut décourager les visiteurs de l’Apocalypse | Bugarach | Scoop.it

En personne, le préfet de l’Aude, Eric Freysselinard, a testé samedi l’ascension du pic de Bugarach (Aude). Cette montagne des Hautes-Corbières fait l’objet d’un buzz mondial et d’une agitation médiatique sans précédent. Les partisans de l’Apocalypse pourraient rejoindre ce site considéré comme un refuge pour survivre à la fin du monde annoncée pour le 21 décembre selon un calendrier maya controversé.

« Le site est magique… mais seulement par la beauté de ses paysages », commente le préfet, qui a rencontré des habitants préoccupés pour leur tranquillité. D’ores et déjà, il dissuade les curieux de venir le 21 décembre, dressant le portrait d’un village inconfortable pour une foule. Il a lui-même emprunté le sentier très escarpé qui conduit au sommet après deux heures de progression difficile. « En ce début novembre, le chemin est difficilement praticable. En décembre ce sera encore pire », analyse le préfet à l’issue de l’ascension, où il n’a croisé que des vrais randonneurs et aucun illuminé.

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Pyrenees Mountain Adventure: 12/21/12 - Apocalypse Again

Pyrenees Mountain Adventure: 12/21/12 - Apocalypse Again | Bugarach | Scoop.it

On 21st December this year the doom mongers predict the end of the world (again). What is the prediction based on? The end of the long count Mayan calendar. The current long count ends on 20th December which the Maya  record as 12.19.19.17.19. On December 21st a new long count begins 13.0.0.0.0.

The world as we know it will end but the good news is that a small part of the world will escape the death and destruction.  In the French département (county) Aude, near the village of Bugarach (200 inhabitants), is the highest peak in the area called Pic Bugarach (1,230 m /4,035 ft). Only here will there be a safe haven.

 

In many respects the peak is out of the ordinary. It is made up of limestone. Nothing unusual in that except that the highest part of the mountain, where it would be expected to find the youngest rock is where in fact the oldest rock is situated. Geologically the mountain is upside down. The peak is covered in large areas of forest. Again not unusual but  the forest is made of ancient box trees. The trees are very slow growing and the wood  will actually sink rather than float in water. As with many other limestone areas there are numerous caves but Pic Bugarach includes over 30 with the system having been explored to a length of 5.5 km. The system includes an underground river and lake; The lake dry at the present time. On the summit and elsewhere there are esoteric carvings found on certain rocks. For many reasons the peak is both unusual and remarkable but whether it will offer shelter from the coming storm no one is certain.

 

The French authorities  believe enough people are convinced and are already preparing for a massive influx of those wanting shelter from the Apocolypse. There is talk of access to the peak being denied during the month of December with roads blocked by police and cave entrances sealed with concrete 'plugs' positioned by helicopters - a huge over reaction according to some.

 

 

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­No room in the French village for Mayan apocalypse pilgrims

­No room in the French village for Mayan apocalypse pilgrims | Bugarach | Scoop.it

 

For anyone who is still in fear of the supposed apocalypse which will come with the end of the Mayan calendar a village in France may be your refuge. The modern Noah’s Ark established ahead of December 21st has local authorities concerned.

New Agers suggest the village of Bugarach at the foot of the French Pyrenees is the only place where people will be able to survive the upcoming Apocalypse, Spiegel Online reports.

The tiny village with a population of only 200 has become a Mecca for those who believe the world is about the end.

The mountain Pic de Bugarach is said to have magical powers and is believed to be a gate between worlds. Others believe that inside the mountain rest extra-terrestrials, who will come out and save humans they find on the spot.

Pilgrims have post dozens of photos and videos about their alleged contacts with the extra-terrestrials in the area to prove it’s truly a magical place.

The town's mayor, Jean-Pierre Delord, is afraid that soon the village will be overrun with Apocalypse pilgrims and make life their unsafe and disturb the locals. Residents fear mass suicides, sect meetings and the like.

"If you ask the mayor, there are supposed to be new hotels and wind turbines here soon," the owner of a local shop told Spiegel. "To attract tourists, he continues to bring us into the media, so they keep reheating the story when the rumors go cold."

The Mayor himself admitted that boosting the number of tourists to their area would be good for business, but there limits to everything.

"People who believe in the end of the world regularly write to me," Mayor Delord says. "I don't want to tell anyone how to live… but when hundreds of people storm our village, we won't be able to guarantee public safety anymore." He also says that real estate prices in the area have already risen substantially.

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Bugarach prépare l'après-Apocalypse

Bugarach prépare l'après-Apocalypse | Bugarach | Scoop.it
Le podium attire l'attention des futurs survivants sur leur avenir. Ils seront obligés de s'organiser et créer une nouvelle communauté qui devra, comme toujours, être gérée par un chef.
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Après l'Apocalypse du 21 décembre 2012, seul Bugarach survivra. Cette prédiction, issue des théories sur la fin du monde qui enflamment la Toile, a donné des sueurs froides à Jean-Pierre Delord, le maire de cette petite bourgade de 194 âmes, coincée entre la Catalogne du Nord et le Pays Cathare, dans le sud de la France.

Voici un an et demi, Jean-Pierre Delord faisait part de ses craintes de voir débarquer des centaines sinon des milliers «d'illuminés» le 21 décembre 2012. Depuis, Bugarach a eu les honneurs de la presse nationale et internationale, jusqu'au prestigieux New York Times. Le nombre de touristes est passé du simple au double. Jean-Pierre Delord a donc décidé d'assumer l'image de «village de fin du monde», et de l'exploiter.

«Nous travaillons avec une société qui, à travers internet, va proposer aux habitants du monde entier de stocker des lettres testamentaires à Bugarach», explique Jean-Pierre Delord. «Je vais aussi créer une fondation pour préserver la montagne de Bugarach, où se rendent les pèlerins», dit-il.

 

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Voilà pour les projets. L'exploitation touristique est, elle, déjà en marche. «Nous vendons par exemple des cartes postales à 1 euro qui représentent le pic avec une soucoupe volante au-dessus. Nous les avons signées David Vincent, le personnage principale de la série ‹Les Envahisseurs›», rigole le maire. «Par contre, il est faux de dire que le prix du terrain a augmenté en raison de cette histoire de fin du monde», poursuit-il. Selon lui, les prix ont en fait augmenté avec l'arrivée des Anglo-Saxons.

Jean-Pierre Delord ne craint-il pas le discrédit si, par un heureux hasard, la fin du monde n'arrivait pas le 21 décembre 2012? «Non. Des experts disent maintenant que la date est fausse. L'Apocalypse n'aurait en fait pas lieu cette année mais dans 15 ans. Cela nous fait 15 ans de promotion devant nous!», s'amuse-t-il.

 

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Apocalypse now? German drops Mayan magical skull owned by Himmler... and it could mark the end of the world on 21-12-12

Apocalypse now? German drops Mayan magical skull owned by Himmler... and it could mark the end of the world on 21-12-12 | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Apocalypse soon: For some, ancient Mayan calculations indicate the world will end on December 21, 2012

 

If the world ends on December 21, blame a German butterfingers who dropped a volcanic rock skull once owned by SS overlord Heinrich Himmler in his laboratory this week.

According to legend, the Mayan skull, which was stolen from Tibet by the Nazis and imbued for believers with magical powers to enable mankind to survive an apocalypse, fell and chipped during a photo shoot.

For some, this is a catastrophe that foretells the end of the world, but others advise us to keep calm and carry on.

'It was probably put down somewhere a bit wobbly,' an eyewitness told a German newspaper.
'Suddenly it crashed to the floor. A big piece broke off the chin. It's really tragic.'

Thomas Ritter, an historian who owns the skull, said it was given to him by the family of a former British soldier present at the 1945 arrest of Himmler, who ran the Gestapo, the SS and the extermination programme which murdered six million Jews.

He added that he believed its accident wouldn't 'anger the Gods' and that the world will still be turning on December 22.

The skull is 1,000 years old and one of the legendary Mayan skulls that belonged to the lost, ancient race of Mexico, which were said to be infused with magical powers.

The 3lb skull is made of volcanic rock and, according to Ritter, was seized by SS men sent on an expedition to Tibet between 1937 and 1939 to look for the lost city of Shangri-La.

Ritter said: 'The Nazis were convinced that 13 such skulls existed and that whoever owned them would have control of the world.'

Himmler died on May 23, 1945 using a poison capsule hidden in his mouth to take his life.

 

MANY CONVINCED THE END IS NIGH

Some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar point to December 21, 2012 as the end of the world.

Mexico's tourism agency expects to draw 52 million visitors this year to the five states richest in Mayan heritage to see sights such as the Pyramid of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza (pictured above).

Other theorists have found evidence of a 2012 apocalypse in the Bible or the prophesies of Nostradamus.

The hamlet of Bugarach, in the south of France, has attracted the attention of a government watchdog monitoring cults and suspicious spiritual activities.

Bugarach - and the rocky outcrop of Pic de Bugarach - have had an influx of New Age visitors who believe it is the only place in the world which will survive an apocalypse.

 

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White Owl Conspiracy: Spaceship to Save Thousands Before Doomsday

White Owl Conspiracy: Spaceship to Save Thousands Before Doomsday | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Hundreds of thousands of believers are flocking to Bugarach, France to be saved from Doomsday on December 21, 2012. An Alien Spaceship will rescue all who are near the sacred Pic De Bugarach Mountain before the apocalypse hits.

Are you prepared for the end of the world on December 21, 2012? If not, then you might want to join the hundreds of thousands (projected to possibly a million) of people that are planning on being near the Pyrenean Village of Bugarach in France.

The area is being dubbed as the modern day Noah’s Ark to the people who think they will be saved from the coming apocalypse on or before December 21 of this year. Thousands of believers weekly are coming into this small town which has a population of only 200 usually. Current estimates are that there are more than 100,000 people already in the area with projections of anywhere from 300,000 to possibly one million people coming before the middle of December.

 

So how will these believers be saved from the coming apocalypse you ask? Well, here is where the story gets downright bizarre if it wasn’t already. A spaceship(s) will transport all the people in the area to safety and these survivors will enter a “new age” with their alien saviors. Anyone who is not in the immediate vicinity of the area will surely perish in the coming apocalypse and the only surviving members of the human race will be the ones aboard the spaceship(s).

Now the question is why this location? Well, it seems that one mountain in particular is at the heart of the story. That mountain is named Pic De Bugarach which happens to be the highest mountain in the Corbieres Mountain range. It is also one of the most sacred mountains to “New Agers” who claim that it actually emits strange magnetic waves.

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Top Destination for Summer 2012 : Bugarach

Top Destination for Summer 2012 : Bugarach | Bugarach | Scoop.it

Resting in the foothills of the Pyrenees -- a region once home to the mysterious heretic sect of Catharas before they were driven underground in the 13th century -- Bugarach has inspired countless myths over the years. But the greatest myth is yet to come as visitors continue to pour in to town in the thousands awaiting "the apocalypse" on December 21, 2012. Apocalypse devotees, dressed in white, are fast becoming a familiar sight in the picturesque village, population 194. They're drawn here by a myriad of New Age theories, including claims that a nearby rocky outcrop, the Pic de Bugarach, harbors an alien technical base. Forget the Mayan heartland of Mexico, if you really want to get into the doomsday spirit, head to this French hill town and chat with the over 20,000 believers waiting for their alien saviors.

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Tens thousands of people gather on Pic de Bugarach

Tens thousands of people gather on Pic de Bugarach | Bugarach | Scoop.it
They believe Pic de Bugarach is alien home.

 

They believe Pic de Bugarach is alien home. An estimated 20,000 people gather at Pic de Bugarach which believed as alien home who will rescue them from doomsday. Details!!!!!

Pic de Bugarach: French commune home to 20,000 ‘doomsday cultists’ awaiting alien salvation

An estimated 20,000 New Age believers who say the “upside down” mountain is home to aliens who will rescue them from an impending apocalypse have saturated a small French commune near the foot of the picturesque Pic de Bugarach.

The Independent reports the growing flock, who locals refer to as “esoterics,” believe the world will come to an end on December 21st, 2012. They also reportedly believe that the unique mountain is in fact home to a race of alien beings that will emerge to rescue the gathered humans and transport them to a new civilization.

 

Pic de Bugarach has long been famous because rock samples taken from its peak are actually older than points measured at lower elevation. Scientists say that is because when the 1,230 meter mountain erupted its peak flipped upside down before crashing back down upon the mountain’s base. The mountain is said to have played a role in inspiring everything from Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” to Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

 

The BBC reports that the French government is concerned about mass suicides taking place near Pic de Bugarach in advance of the December 21 date and that there have been reports of “strange rituals” taking place there as well.

Last year, CNN filed a report on the apocalyptic rumors surrounding Pic de Bugarach:

http://bit.ly/ugvTKK 

 

 

The Independent notes some other rumors surrounding Pic de Bugarach, which included speculation that both Israel’s Mossad and Nazis have both performed “mysterious” excavation digs there.

“The apocalypse we believe in is the end of a certain world and the beginning of another,” one of the New Age pilgrims going only by the name “Jean,” tells the paper. “A new spiritual world. The year 2012 is the end of a cycle of suffering. Bugarach is one of the major chakras of the earth, a place devoted to welcoming the energies of tomorrow.”

Up to 100,000 visitors are expected to flock to the scene before December 21.

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Envoye special- 2012 apocalypse - 01-12-2011

Émission Envoyé Spécial, partie consacrée aux prophètes de l'Apocalypse. 21 décembre 2012.
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Challenging French rural eco plumbing freaks out pilgrims to Bugarach apocalypse site funny satire story

Challenging French rural eco plumbing freaks out pilgrims to Bugarach apocalypse site funny satire story | Bugarach | Scoop.it
Aude, France - A camper van convoy heading south to the apocalyptic 2012 town of Bugarach is threatening to sue UK tour operators HippyWheels amid a gruelling three day experience of local extreme plumbing.

Treacherous wintry conditions saw the close-down of all tourist facilities sending 40 Yuletide travellers packed inside five souped-up Airstreams into unchartered rural territory.

The pilgrimage was to have arrived in the Bugarach UFO mothership base on Russian Christmas Day 7 January in preparation for the first of the year's full moon ceremonies.

But it ended up holed up in a dilapidated former campsite just south of Rennes-Les-Bains on the D14.

A fiendish configuration of mountains and dense forestry sees the ancient beauty spot untrammeled by wi-fi, cell phone signals or any form of organised electricity - something that the HippyWheels Winter 2011-12 catalogue failed to point out in its blurb.

Then late this evening a faint signal via a combination of carrier pigeon, morse code, semaphore and G-1 managed to transmit an SOS from stranded travelers to the Pyrenean mountain site.

Their plight chiefly concerns primitive conditions after onboard portaloos all froze up and/or caved in under unrelenting pressure during the stranding.

A diary entry retrieved from traveling tour guide Miss Sky Lotusblossom advises that 'at zero degrees on an ass-freezing January night the (only) open plan outdoor composting lav enjoys a panoramic 360-degree view of surrounding countryside and is the most sophisticated sanitation facility for 30 miles.'

Bugarach has become the epicenter of a worldwide apocalyptic movement claiming special sanctuary for all who shelter within a one mile radius of its extraordinary peak.

Last year its Mayor Jean-Pierre Delord threatened to call in the army if the influx of wacky-baccy Mayan 2012 apocalypse travelers continued to swamp the town's otherwise peaceful life.

Tales of how the late French President François Mitterrand had once been curiously 'heliported' on to the Bugarach outcrop's peak, of some mystery digs conducted by the Nazis and later Mossad have all culminated in creating the world's biggest magnet for Armageddon nutz.

The next scheduled UFO flypast near the Arc de Triomphe is this Friday the 13th of January.

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