An estimated 20,000 true believers have already flocked to a village at the base of the eerie and beautiful Pic de Bugarach in the belief that the mountain contains an alien spacecraft which will emerge on December 21 and rescue nearby humans from the end of the world.
However, your shot at extraterrestrial salvation is over, as French authorities are now blockading the area, the Daily Mail reports:
French officials have banned access to the Pic de Bugarach to avoid a rush of New Age fanatics, sightseers and, above all, journalists [due to] the rumour that the mountain in south-west France will burst open on December 21st revealing an alien spaceship which will carry nearby humans to safety.
A hundred police and firefighters will also control approaches to the tiny village of the same name at the foot of the mountain, and if too many people turn up, they will block access there too. Believers say the world will end on December 21, 2012, and they see Bugarach as one of a few sacred mountains sheltered from the cataclysm.