Solar energy enthusiasts flock to French mountain to await the end of the world

Mysterious power source will draw aliens, who in turn will whisk true believers off to paradise.

 “The apocalypse we believe in is the end of a certain world and the beginning of another,” he offers. “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.”

Upwards of 100,000 people are thought to be planning a trip to the mountain, 30 miles west of Perpignan, in time for 21 December, and opportunistic entrepreneurs are shamelessly cashing in on the phenomenon. While American travel agents have been offering special, one-way deals to witness the end of the world, a neighbouring village, Saint-Paul de Fenouillet, has produced a wine to celebrate the occasion.

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  1. AJ

    This sort of reminds me of the Heaven’s Gate Bo and Peep crowd. As more and more people have less and less of a future, expect to see more of this, especially as more signs that the end time is near appear as in this creepy example of spiders taking over a town: http://sync.sympatico.ca/PhotoGalleries/reuters-science-and-tech-photos?feedname=zzz_Reuters_PhotoGallery_Life_38

  2. Anonymous

    Chris:
    I’ll gladly sponsor your one way ticket