Thousands of New Agers descend on mountain they see as haven from December's

A mountain looming over a French commune with a population of just 200 is
being touted as a modern Noah's Ark when doomsday arrives – supposedly less than
nine months from now.

A rapidly increasing stream of New Age believers – or esoterics, as locals
call them – have descended in their camper van-loads on the usually picturesque
and tranquil Pyrenean village of Bugarach. They believe that when apocalypse
strikes on 21 December this year, the aliens waiting in their spacecraft inside
Pic de Bugarach will save all the humans near by and beam them off to the next