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Doomsday cult descends on town
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Doomsday cult descends on town

More than 20,000 people gather at the base of a mountain they believe is home to aliens.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/pic-bugarach-french-commune-home-20-000-doomsday-210932058.html


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

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.
Posted 3/27/12
I sure hope they don't commit mass suicide after the aliens don't show up =/
Posted 3/27/12

cannibalcarrot wrote:

I sure hope they don't commit mass suicide after the aliens don't show up =/


But it'd be hilarious if they did.
Posted 3/27/12
Zombies everywhere.
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People everywhere are scared. Not just about December 21st. Most people don't believe in that but many people are scared that things are becoming bad enough that someone or something may trigger an end world event. Around here we have people starting a camp in a forest with 24 hour patrols. They believe the end is coming one way or another and so they're preparing for it. Me, I take it one day at a time. If the world does end one day hiding out in a camp won't save you. Lets hope it doesn't end any time soon.
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Lol that's fucking awesome.
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People everywhere are scared. Not just about December 21st. Most people don't believe in that but many people are scared that things are becoming bad enough that someone or something may trigger an end world event. Around here we have people starting a camp in a forest with 24 hour patrols. They believe the end is coming one way or another and so they're preparing for it. Me, I take it one day at a time. If the world does end one day hiding out in a camp won't save you. Lets hope it doesn't end any time soon.


Hide yo kids, hide yo wives, cos they be raping everybody out here.
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well there we go 100,000 people to be less worried about, nothing of value was lost. Yes i am being cold hearted bastard but if people are this stupid in this day age i say let nature sort it out.
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This world is ending soon.

Dat Independence/Doomsday Day is coming.


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thank you, now if only more people could use common sense.
Posted 3/27/12
This caught my eye and I assumed it was just another puff piece, but following the links, 20,000 to an estimated 100,000 people is disturbing. Obviously, where would one begin to comment on this phenomena. In this time of lawlessness, corruption and consumerism why would anyone be surprised. But "sad", yes. How many children will be brought there by their guardian adults and what will be their ultimate fate? I think I would rather not know.
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Posted 3/28/12 , edited 3/28/12
I have nothing to do until Bleach starts up again either... :/

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Posted 3/28/12
And here we go again...
How many “doomsdays” prophesies have we been through so far?
Has anyone of them ever worked?

Besides, how can 100 000 less people on this planet be a bad thing?
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Love these stories, there is another new one every day...LOL.
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