Bugarach – The Village of the Apocalypse

Bugarach, according to prophecy, will be the only place left intact after the 21st December 2012. This doomsday destination has two streets, 176 residents and stands at the foothills of the French Pyrenees.

But the Mayan prophecy has not been the only one to be kicking around.

Montanus, a Christina heretic,  claimed to be the embodiment of the Holy Spirit and began to preach a third testament. Montanus’ beliefs became fairly widespread.  Montanus was condemned at the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD.

Charles Wesley, one of the founders of the Methodist church believed that the world was going to end in 1794. His brother John predicted that 1836 would be the year that the Great Beast would come to earth, marking the beginning of the end.

The Jehovah’s Witness religion has made a number of predictions about the end of the world. The first was 1914 – they based their prediction on prophecies from the Book of Daniel. After that the changed the dates to 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 and 1994.

Even scientists have gotten into the act. The Jupiter Effect came out in 1974 and was written by two astrophysicists, John Gribben and Stephen Plagemann. It was about all nine planets aligning on March 10, 1982 to create a gravitational pull that would cause a huge increase in sunspots, solar, flares, and/or earthquakes. Of course it didn’t happen, but there was some influence by the planets, with high tide calculated at 0.04 millimeters higher than normal.

Of course, prophecies wouldn’t be the same without including Nostradamus. He predicted that in July, 1999, a “great King of Terror” was to descend from the sky.

So, while the false doomsayers are heading for the hills, I’ll be off to the pub to raise a glass of whisky to them all.

Merry Christmas.


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