Posted on Friday, 30 March, 2012 | 58 comments| News tip by: Karlis
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Crowds of New Agers have travelled to Bugarach in France awaiting rescue by a UFO on December 21st.
Those attending share the belief that the world will end on December 21st and that a UFO will turn up at Pic de Bugarach on that day to rescue them. Over 20,000 pilgrims have already arrived in the area with many more expected over the coming months. Local authorities are on alert in fear of a mass suicide like that of the Heaven's Gate cult in 1997, an incident in which 39 members killed themselves in the belief that their souls would join an alien spacecraft following the Comet Hale-Bopp.
"Thousands of "New Agers" are flocking to the village of Bugarach in France to prepare for the end of the world on December 21."