Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Small Turkish village becomes Apocalypse hope

Worried about the world ending on December 21? It might be worth heading to a small village in Turkey, where many believe the positive energy of the area may be enough to ward off the apocalypse.

Sirince, a small village near Ephesus, has been flooded with cranks – er, spiritualists, I mean – who are convinced that the world will end in a week or so, as apparently foretold by Mayan hieroglyphs.

Sirince's positive energy might protect you from the Apocalypse.

According to the end-of-world believers, Sirince has a positive energy, thanks to the fact that it’s close to an area where Christians believe the Virgin Mary started her journey to heaven. This positive energy may well be sufficient to save the believers.

The sleepy village of around 600 inhabitants is expected to host around 60,000 visitors, according to the local media.

Hoteliers are rubbing their hands together at the unexpected winter windfall.

"It is the first time we witness such an interest in moving to Turkey during the winter season," one hotel owner was quoted as saying.

In fact, those working in Sirince’s tourist industry may well be the only people looking forward to the upcoming Apocalypse. "The rumours floating around have increased the number of customers. We are only happy about it," said one hotel worker.