Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The French Village Destined To Survive The Mayan Apocalypse

An ancient prophecy claims the sleepy Pyrenean village will be the only place on earth left standing when the world ends on 21 December 2012. But, oddly, not all the locals are happy about it.

Bugarach … the place to spend Christmas this year? 

Up in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in a tiny village nestled amid breathtaking landscapes and eagles in flight, a man in a woolly hat pushes a wheelbarrow up a narrow street whistling to himself as the smell of woodsmoke drifts out of chimneys. The only sight slightly out of place are 20 zombies, staggering wild-eyed and bleeding, down the mountain path. But, unlike most of the bizarre things said about this place, the zombies at least make sense. "We're making a pastiche film about the apocalypse for our university leaving do," says Joel, 23, a pharmacy student from Montpellier dressed in a torn grey suit with two black eyes and a dribble of blood from his mouth. His student friend, a dwarf in a cow suit, adds: "Bugarach was the perfect setting. Everyone knows this village as the world centre of armageddon, we couldn't resist."

For the rest of the story: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/19/bugarach-french-village-survive-mayan-apocalypse

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