2012 Apocalypse: Will Village of Bugarach Be Spared? (PHOTOS)

on July 10 2011 10:08 AM

The followers of the New Age faith believe that mountainous village of Bugarach would be spared in the 2012 apocalypse.

Bugarach is located at the foot of Pic de Bugarach, a 1,230-meter (4,040 ft) mountain peak and the highest summit in the Corbières mountains. The peak is also called the upside down mountain since its top layers are older than the lower layers due to uplift of the Pyrenees.

Surrounded in legend for centuries, Bugarach has become a focal point for many Apocalypse believers as rumours have circulated that its mountain contains doors into other worlds, or that extraterrestrials will return here on Judgment day to take refuge at their base.

Residents of the tiny southern French hamlet, population 194, are witness to a rising influx of Doomsday believers convinced it is the only place that will survive judgment day, December 21, 2012.

This has set in motion French government agency Miviludes into top gear monitoring sect movements and suicide attempts at the village of Bugarach, which is believed to be the escape route to doomsday events.

Ever since the word is out about the village as the possible escape route, it has begun attracting thousands of visitors who come to pray and participate in processions though the mountainous area with dangerous roads and curves is not equipped to accommodate the huge numbers.

Also known as Alien Garage, it is believed that extraterrestrial visitors live somewhere 4,000-foot beneath the mountain here and that it serves as the escape route, if and when apocalypse or the end of the world ever happens.

Despite denials from NASA and the global scientific community denying the Apocalypse 2012 theory, it has taken the Internet world by storm as the day coincides with December 21, 2012, apparently stated in the ancient Mayan calendar.

Take a glimpse of the mountainous village of Bugarach and the peak of Bugarach:

Bugarach to be Spared in 2012 Apocalypse

The Peak of Bugarach, the highest point of the Corbieres massif, southwestern France, is seen from the village of Bugarach June 24, 2011. Reuters

Bugarach to be Spared in 2012 Apocalypse

The village and Peak of Bugarach, the highest point of the Corbieres massif, in southwestern France, is seen June 24, 2011. Reuters

Bugarach to be Spared in 2012 Apocalypse

General view of the village of Bugarach, in southwestern France, is seen June 24, 2011. Reuters

Bugarach to be Spared in 2012 Apocalypse

The village and Peak of Bugarach, the highest point of the Corbieres massif, in southwestern France, is seen June 24, 2011. Reuters

Bugarach to be Spared in 2012 Apocalypse

General view of the village of Bugarach, in southwestern France, is seen June 24, 2011. Reuters

Bugarach to be Spared in 2012 Apocalypse

The village and Peak of Bugarach, the highest point of the Corbieres massif, in southwestern France, is seen June 24, 2011. Reuters

Bugarach to be Spared in 2012 Apocalypse

The village and Peak of Bugarach, the highest point of the Corbieres massif, in southwestern France, is seen June 24, 2011. Reuters

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