I think I’ve seen this in a movie.

Camper loads of happily deluded new-age pilgrim-hippies (pippies sounds like a good term to coin here) have descended upon the Pyrenean village of Bugarach, where a mountain overshadowing the tiny hamlet has been labeled the landing spot for an extraterrestrial Noah’s Ark that believers expect to arrive on December 21, the mythical Mayan doomsday.

I’ve been reading about this sort of nonsense for years, but I’m still amazed at how people can be so detached from reality and, in this case, normalcy. Honestly, would anyone you know give up their lives to go camp out at a mountain waiting for ET? I’ve been to several UFO conferences and can honestly say I’ve never met anyone who expressed this kind of wish (out loud, anyway). Then again, there really is a flat earth society.