French gendarmes drive on a road in Bugarach in order to secure the area around the peak

 
French gendarmes drive on a road in Bugarach in order to secure the area around the peak
French gendarmes drive on a road in Bugarach in order to secure the area around the peak, December 19, 2012. The Peak of Bugarach, the highest point of the Corbieres massif, in southwestern France and surrounded in legend for centuries, has become a focal point for many Apocalypse believers as rumours have circulated that its mountain contains doors into other worlds, or that extraterrestrials will return here on Judgment day to take refuge at their base. Residents of the tiny southern French hamlet, are witness to a rising influx of Doomsday believers convinced it is the only place that will survive judgment day, December 21, 2012, as an era closes in the Maya Long Count calendar. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles