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Bugarach, the French UFO town that will survive 2012 Armageddon !!!!!

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 09:07 AM
I've been there and have been aware of the myths about Bugarach for many years.

I don't know about this one person who claimed to have seen a UFO there. Somewhere around the year 2000, I went into a local used book store, that was so packed full with books, I was overwhelmed, and just decided to give a shot at syncronicity to choose me one of interest- I closed my eyes and went forward into the stacks, grabbing the first book my hand touched. It was an old book, and I actually had no idea what it was about, as it was a bit poetic and packed with symbolism (and my french was at that point less strong than it is now). But I bought it anyway.

I ended up reading that it was about this subject, about some sort of alien base inside the mountain (which at that time I had never heard of), in which ancient aliens had placed themselves in a state of hibernation or something, and that would awake and emerge at a certain time. I should dig it up out of my old stuff again as this has become big news again (in France it has, the village is really getting pissed at all these pilgrims).

It is said that it is filled with caverns and underground rivers (not surprising, much of southern France is, it is ancient volcanic country) and that the water that flows out of it's springs has a higher than normal level of radiation.

It is also not far from Rennes le Chateau, which adds to the mythical ambiance.

I am about two hours away from it, but am not making any copies of it in my mashed potatoes yet. It sounds pretty far fetched.

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 01:37 PM
I just had time to read through the other responses, and I can assure you the town is NOT happy about this!

For one, the french culture is not as the american- making a buck is not more important than keeping your community small and close. "Small is beautiful" they say.

The people are trespassing on many peoples land (big no-no in rural areas), they are camping everywhere, leaving rubbish, playing loud music, some are dancing around naked. For a small village which wishes to stay small, it is a catastrophy.

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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 03:31 PM
I live about an hour from Bugarach and pass through the village every month or so. It's a tiny village and you are in and out so quick if you blinked you could easily miss it. Local lore here, says the big rock which supposedly houses 'these aliens' was once the other way up. It's said, many moons ago when the plateaus crashed and the Pyrennes appeared, it turned the rock upside down and now the 'lay-lines(?)' etc. attract aliens and UFO's!

It's all over the local tv and radio here, the Mayor has asked the army to step in as lots of people are turning up, tramping over private land and causing a real nuisance to the quiet folk that live in this tranquil village. On the other side of that it's said the Mayor owns a lot of land in the area and is quietly selling it off for a small fortune while complaining loudly about the invasion to cover his tracks!

Who knows, but it's quite amusing to see such a minuscule village (as they describe it on the radio) in the middle of no-where getting so much attention! Although I do have to sympathise with the villagers that live there, if you haven't got land to sell it can't be much fun for them!

posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 05:10 PM
It all sounds a bit familiar, a copycat?
My guess is that they are at the wrong mountain.

posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 07:45 AM
sounds like this town is taking a page out of the book of Roswell, New Mexico.
Small town + adventurous story= lots of tourists and $$$$

posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:12 AM
reply to post by fordrew

Originally posted by fordrew

The mayor of a picturesque French village has threatened to call in the army to seal it off from a tide of New Age fanatics and UFO watchers, who are convinced it is the only place on Earth to be spared Armageddon in 2012.

Damn, looks like I've put my money on the wrong horse.
I shouldn't have bought the house in Schmidrueti

But seriously, I wonder how many people have popped up there.
Considering that he threatens to call the army, it sounds like a rather large mob.

posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:38 AM
Bet you a tenner there's a Starbucks built there within the month

posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 09:55 AM
So France and Germany also have their stories? In my country there was also a documented case of a non popular village, according to which one medium/extrasense received a message from an alien (according to the workds of this medium, they were Pleiadeans) that in the area of this village there was a very deep cave that had the tomb or big gallery with the body of a 2+ meter tall humanoid.

A whole digging was started by the military in that area about what could be behind - they did indeed find a cavern with lots of curved corridors but they didn't reach the end of it or the alledged gallery with that body. Then the story speaks of UFOs that came to collect the body, some soldiers even saw the objects and then they disappeared after taking it. Since the digging was wasting money for the country, the new government that came closed the case and the digging site, leaving this a mystery.

^ So do we have to believe such stories? In that case an extrasense being the source of the whole story.. you know kind of suspicious and uncredible..
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posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 05:50 PM
looks like tptb now have their eyes on it.

PARIS, June 15 (Reuters)- The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 Apocalypse.

Also a french article

posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 05:59 PM
reply to post by anemo

Local lore here, says the big rock which supposedly houses 'these aliens' was once the other way up. It's said, many moons ago when the plateaus crashed and the Pyrennes appeared, it turned the rock upside down and now the 'lay-lines(?)' etc. attract aliens and UFO's!

There is a kernel of truth in this belief. Geologists have noted that the older rock strata are higher than the newer strata:

Bugarach is at the foot of Pic de Bugarach, a 1,230 metres (4,040 ft) mountain peak and the highest summit in the Corbières mountains. The peak is also called the "upside down mountain" as the top layers of rock are older than the lower layers due to uplift of the Pyrenees.

posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 10:20 AM

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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:36 PM

Recently, however, interest in the site had skyrocketed, said the mayor, with online UFO websites, many in the US, advising people to seek shelter in Bugarach as the countdown to Armageddon commences.

haha, I love how those French hate us Americans! Every little wooh is me, they blame on the USA. hmm, tell you what, I may have a french fry and a Coke-Cola just to confuse my mind!
But I'm laughing hard, just thinking of this old dude that hates America and he is just getting slammed by nut jobs thinking they will be safe in his city. All I can say is I hope the kooks set up camp to stay.

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posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 08:00 AM
reply to post by fordrew

A friend and I vistited Bugarach back in March 2011 and saw no sign at all of 'New-Agers' or anyone who looked the slightest bit out of place. It really is a very small and non-descript French village.
Unfortunately the weather was against us so we weren't really able to try and explore the area for caves or subterraenean caverns, as reported by Jules Verne and many others over the centuries, This would have been exciting but might have required specialist equipment and probably a guide in order to discover anything really interesting.
By the way there is a book currently in print called 'The Third Testicle' which has an ending based on the predicted armageddon for 2012. It looks as if someone is taking these things seriously anyway!



posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 09:10 AM
reply to post by fordrew

they should look at Sedona, Arizona.
let people with money move in, and let your economy prosper from rich tourists.
turn a field into a parking lot and charge outrageously.
have an upscale campground with great french food.

every disaster is an oportunity.

and people with no cash will despise your town and stay away, claiming a tourist trap.

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