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French village fears doomsday stampede

Posted on Saturday, 29 September, 2012 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: questionmark


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The tiny French village of Bugarach is considered to be a safe haven for those fleeing the apocalypse.

For those who believe the world is going to end on December 21st 2012, Bugarach has become renowned as a place said to have magical properties that can protect against the end of the world. Located in a picturesque region near the foot of the Pyrenees the village of 200 is otherwise unremarkable, but as the supposed end date approaches residents are concerned that the village will soon be overrun with a stampede of people from all over the world who are hoping to shelter there from the impending apocalypse.

"People who believe in the end of the world regularly write to me," said Mayor Delord. "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."

"They believe that Bugarach is special because, according to the calculations, the village is supposed to be saved from the hellfire -- at least that's the story in Internet forums on the topic, which have selected the spot as a modern-day Noah's Ark."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hasina on 30 September, 2012, 2:55
I'll write them a check that's redeemable on the 22nd. ;D
Comment icon #11 Posted by csspwns on 30 September, 2012, 3:23
Comment icon #12 Posted by Zaphod222 on 30 September, 2012, 7:59
WouldnŽt be ironic if some storm or avalange or flood hits precisely that village on December 21st. IŽd be laughing my behind off thinking about those nutters.
Comment icon #13 Posted by King Fluffs on 30 September, 2012, 11:31
Whatever next...
Comment icon #14 Posted by wolfknight on 1 October, 2012, 18:27
I like I will just stay in the USA sipping a good bottle of single malt
Comment icon #15 Posted by keithisco on 2 October, 2012, 14:57
You just have to respect that Mayor If he is feeding the flames of Conspiracy Nutjobs to bring in some cash for the village (whilst laughing his backside off) then who can blame him , blame the nutjobs with their Mountain stuffed full of UFO's
Comment icon #16 Posted by The Unseen on 5 October, 2012, 9:03
HA! I'd rather spend my last days locked in a room with the Osmond family than spend it in an over crowded French village full of conspiracy theorists!Think I just threw up in my mouth,
Comment icon #17 Posted by The Unseen on 5 October, 2012, 9:06
I like I will just stay in the USA sipping a good bottle of single malt I'll drink to that and probably drink one with you.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Capt Amerika on 29 October, 2012, 12:56
I would go but my boss wont let me off work that day. For some reason he doesnt believe in the whole Mayan Calendar stuff. Looks like i'm destined to just die at my desk. bummer
Comment icon #19 Posted by wolfknight on 29 October, 2012, 14:37
Still staying here


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