The Upside-down Mountain Saga

The man in the photo is a resident Bugarach, France, who is saying, “Don’t come to my village for the end of the world.”

Okay. We won’t.

But apparently thousands think it’s the place to be Dec. 21 when the Mayan Calendar runs out of days. The reason is that the French village of 200 is nestled at the base of a peculiar mountain that is attracting the throngs who hope aliens will save them from the end of the world.

According to The Inquisitr, the pilgrims, already more than 20,000, believe that when Doomsday arrives, aliens will appear in UFOs at Pic de Bugarach to rescue all people awaiting them. They will be flown off and relocated for the dawning of a new age. BBC reports that for years, there have been rumors circulated on Internet that Pic de Bugarach is home to powerful aliens and that on apocalypse day, December 21, the top of the mountain will open and the UFOs will emerge to rescue those gathered in the area.

The mountain is called the “upside-down mountain” because, according to geologists, its top layer is an overthrust from the Iberian plate, and is older than the bottom ones. According to French tradition, the mountain inspired Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

The local authorities have grown nervous about the goings-on in the area, fearing the possibility of a mass action such as suicide. They have asked the French government to move troops into the area for security. According to The Independent, more than 100,000 are expected to come to the mountain in time for the 21 December “beaming up” of believers aboard UFOs.

BBC reports that a special parliamentary committee has warned that the sects may commit mass suicides in 2012 if the spaceships do not come to save them. A report alleges some people have bought land in the mountains and are planning to building bunkers where they may survive the expected catastrophe at the end of the world.

The mayor says the villagers are worried about these goings-on: “We’ve seen a huge rise in visitors. Already this year more than 20,000 people have climbed right to the top, and last year we had 10,000 hikers, which was a significant rise on the previous 12 months. They think Pic de Bugarach is ‘un garage à ovnis’ [an alien garage]. The villagers are exasperated: the exaggerated importance of something which they see as completely removed from reality is bewildering. After 21 December, this will surely return to normal.”

Not to outdone by the French, some American travel agents apparently are offering special one-way deals  to Amageddon.

We are weary of the Dec. 21 hype – and have been so for some time – but we couldn’t pass up this one. After all, you don’t hear much about upside-down mountains.










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14 Responses to The Upside-down Mountain Saga

  1. mathaddict2233 says:

    Agree 150% with Nancy! “IF” aliens are planning to “rescue” some humans during some kind of cataclysmic event, they certainly have already chosen the objects of their “rescue” efforts. As for me, uh-uh, nope, I have no desire to be rescued by certain types of aliens. Prefer to take my chances on where I might be going after the demise of this physical body, considering that I have a niggling conviction there may be a connection between a highly-evolved species of entities that is somehow relative to the AfterLife. But the Greys and Reptilians, etc? Think I’ll pass on THAT ride, thank you very much!!!

  2. Dale Dassel says:

    I wouldn’t be too eager to greet UFOs on a mountain top after watching that scene from ‘Independence Day’ (regardless of how good the airfare to France is!). :-)

    P.S.- I’ve read that Roy Neary’s ascent of Devil’s Tower in ‘Close Encounters’ is an allegory for Moses climbing Mt. Sinai to receive the ten commandments from God. Interesting (if deliberate) synchronicity!

  3. Nancy says:

    I would think if there was going to be a mass evacuation by aliens, they wouldn’t necessarily want just those that made the trek up a mountainside. I think they would already know the ones they wanted to save.

  4. mathaddict2233 says:

    My question about that video is: the nosie sounds like a jet flying overhead. Was that noise supposedly coming from the craft, or was there maybe a jet flying out of range of the video whose jet noise is being heard? In my experiences, I “feel” the soun of the approaching crafts….yeah, that’s ludicrous, how does one “feel” a sound????….but otherwise they have been eerily silent.

  5. Momwithwings says:

    I feel sorry for that village!
    If people want to have an effect try a mass prayer/ meditation.
    I still think that something with the sun will effect the electrical grid, we will be closer to both the sun and the moon than we have been in thousands of years. I keep thinking the gravitational pull will make solar flares even larger.

    All those people waiting, offering themselves up on a platter reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode “How To Serve Mankind”.

    I do hope things and people change. I had read somewhere that our DNA has strands that no scientist can figure out why we have ,maybe like our brains something will trigger an awakening.

    I continue seeing a future, smile, relax, meditate and I think I’ll have another glass of wine out by the pool with my cats, birds, bats and family!

  6. mathaddict2233 says:

    I agree with Lauren. I think life as it has been known for eons is changing and has been changing for years now. One of the central supports for this, in addition to her remarks, is that this planet actually DID shift, not once but twice, in the past three years, and Time shifted with it. The tsunami that killed 280,000 people shifted the planet nine degrees/minutes on its axis, and the earthquake not long ago shifted it yet another four degrees/minutes. These shifts altering Time caused the GPS systems to have to be re-set for planes, trains, ships, anything using such systems. These planetary shifts on the axis, in and of themselves, while seeming tiny, beome quite significant when physics history reveals that ordinarily it takes a few thousand YEARS for the earth to shift a milli-second on the axis, unless there is a monumental impact from a meteor os some such event.
    12-21-2012 may be the “tipping point” when so many of these on-going events come to some kind of climax, but certainly not the end of the world. As Lauren commented, we’ve been going through the end of civilization as we know it for quite a few years now, leading up to that date.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      here’s an interesting poll from reuters
      apparently 15 percent of people worldwide think the world will end in their lifetime. Ten percent believe the world will end on 12/21/12!

  7. lauren raine says:

    I wonder what Jose Arguelles would say about all this? After all, he’s the artist who had a lot to do with creating all the fuss……….

    I personally think he was right. It is the end of the world, at least, the world we’ve come to think we had. Only it’s been going on for a few years now, although just a brief second if you approach it with geological time. In my lifetime we’ve seen the spectre of nuclear war, and now climate change, not to mention global culture, the internet, the Sixth Extinction, quontum physics, over population (the Biblical “be fruitful and multiply” may not be such a great idea anymore) and even men who went to the moon.

    A New Age? What more do you need ? Well, maturation of the species (us) into all this fabulous potential before we destroy the ecosystem, or blow it up, would be helpful. But I think the Mayans were right. It really is reaching a critical mass………..I guess this desire to be “saved” by miraculous beings, whether UFO people or angels is kind of understandable. Last year a huge group of people in California expected the Rapture to happen on May 25th. I remember seeing a bumper sticker that said:

    “After the Rapture Comes……….We’ll Finally Have the Earth to Ourselves!

  8. I guess you’ve seen some of the other videos of a UFO leaving the mountain. One version on YouTube here. Supposedly taken by a German hiker.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Thanks for the link, Mike. I haven’t seen it and will go do so now!

    • Rob and Trish says:

      The video is very impressive, but…. The ‘but’ is why is the videographer focused on that particular spot on the mountain scape before the ufo appears? That’s what I would like to know.

      • Yes, I know what you mean, but I believe there is a longer version of the video somewhere on YouTube which starts prior to the sighting.

        • Rob and Trish says:

          Ah, that would make more sense. Yet, the camera seems to be zooming in to that area. Maybe there was something sighted or a sound heard coming from that area.