A small French farming village is facing an influx of UFO watchers and assorted New Age idiots who believe aliens are hiding underneath a nearby mountain, waiting for the 2012 Apocalypse. The mayor wants the army to be on call.
The tiny farming village of Bugarach, in southwestern France, is home to 189 people. But lately it has been overrun with crystal-toting tourists looking for aliens, and many locals aren't so happy. Most of the visitors believe that when the Apocalypse comes in December 2012 the mountain, Pic de Bugarach — which is currently an "alien garage" — will be spared the fiery, miserable fate of the rest of the earth. The increase in visitors started about 10 years ago, when a local man wrote to a UFO review saying the mountain was home to aliens and their spacecraft, which he had personally seen and heard. Now, UFO experts are buying up property and ruining the town by lying around meditating and leaving statues of virgins and other weird shit on the mountain.
The Telegraph spoke with the mayor of Bugarach, Jean-Pierre Delord, who said, "This is no laughing matter. If tomorrow 10,000 people turn up, as a village of 200 people we will not be able to cope. I have informed the regional authorities of our concerns and want the army to be at hand if necessary come December 2012." Delord told the paper that a recent spike in visitors is due to UFO and 2012 websites telling people to go to Bugarach if they want to survive the End Times. "Many come and pray on the mountainside. I've even seen one man doing some ritual totally nude up there."
Oh god. That poor town.