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article imageFrench town offers refuge to Mayan apocalypse believers

By Owen Weldon     Nov 24, 2012 in World
Bugarach - Bugarach, one of the least populated areas of France, is becoming a popular destination among people who believe that the end of the world is near.
According to Fox, many believers have come up with the conclusion that the town will be saved from the Mayan calendar destruction that will take place on December 21. Many believe the town will be the only location that will be saved.
According to Huffington Post, there are rumors that there are aliens dozing, in Pic de Bugarach, which is a 1,230 meter-high mountain that is located right outside of the town, and they will awake on December 21 and get into the spaceships that they store in the caves of the mountain. Supposedly the aliens will then save the locals and bring them to another planet. However, locals do not seem to like the idea of their town being a destination for believers in the Mayan apocalypse.
The mayor of the town said that he cannot risk having a lot of people coming to the town, then trying to climb the mountain only to end up getting hurt.
According to ArtInfo, all visitors will be banned from climbing the mountain on December 21, and visitors who do try to go up the mountain will be greeted by around 100 police officers.
The town's population is only 200, and this past June visitors to the town reached 20,000, which is much more than the previous year. This is due to the rise in doomsday believers.
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