PACK YOUR BAGS – WE’RE OFF TO BUGARACH

From THE BBC:

A French mayor has expressed concern over an influx of New Age believers to his village who are convinced they will escape the end of the world in 2012. Jean-Pierre Delord, mayor of Bugarach, says rumours are circulating that the village offers shelter from an impending Armageddon.

Bugarach is a small village of about 200 people in south-west France.

The mayor says that in recent years the village has attracted visitors looking for alien activity. Now it is seeing visitors who predict that the end of civilisation is due to occur in two years' time, he says.

They believe the world will end on 21 December 2012, the end of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the ancient Maya calendar. Many of the visitors believe that a group of aliens is hiding in a cavern in Bugarach's 1,231m mountain who will leave when the world ends and take them with them, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

However, Nasa states on its website: "Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than four billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."

COMMENT: Oh yes? Then who or what exactly ate the moon yesterday morning, Mister Clever Clogs NASA Scientist?

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PACK YOUR BAGS – WE’RE OFF TO BUGARACH — 10 Comments

  1. I am vehemently opposed to any end of the world scenarios that include a date the precludes my receiving any Christmas gifts in a given year.

  2. “Now it is seeing visitors who predict that the end of civilisation is due to occur in two years’ time, he says.”

    I thought civilisation/civilization had already ended.

  3. I find the NASA statement sloppy:

    Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012.

    So, can we sue if something bad does happen? Is that the way a scientific foundation should respond? NASA knows without shadow of a doubt nothing bad is going to happen to the Earth in 2012. That, in and of itself, would be an unusual development, given the trend over the past 150-200 years!

    You can say “[we] know of no threat associated with 2012,” but it’s scientifically irresponsible to make a pronouncement as all-encompassing as “nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012!”

    Generally speaking, people don’t know of a threat associated with roads, either, until a bus hits them.

  4. The world can’t end on December 21, 2012… I’d miss my 72nd birthday, two years from today, my 70th birthday (particularly shameless plug). Waah…..