Mayan Apocalypse: FB Group’s Mass Suicide in Argentina Averted

The state government of Córdoba, Argentina, was forced to close Uritorco Hill to the public on Thursday, in advance of December 21, 2012, the ending date of the Mayan long count calendar.

All this in response to a planned Facebook event inviting people to take part in a mass suicide  to take place on the mountain on the eve of the Mayan apocalypse.

This event, created by an anonymous Facebook user, invited people to “A spiritual magical suicide on December 21 at 21:12 on Uritorco Hill.”

The Facebook page read in part: “To all believers, beings and warriors of the light, I invite you to a spiritual suicide en masse in Uritorco, Córdoba, Argentina. We will all abandon our unclean flesh and transport our spirit through the inter-dimensional portal at 21 hours, 12 minutes on 21/12/2012 and from this will be created an army of light that will save humanity… In this change of era.”

The mountain, known as Uritorco Hill, allegedly possesses mystical and energetic qualities, as well as having had paranormal activity cited previously, beginning in 1986, when a flash of light left a 120 x 70 m burn mark on one side of the mountain. Since then numerous UFO activity and sightings have been reported by locals.

The event, which had been publicized on both Facebook and Twitter, already had 150 people confirming their attendance for the mass suicide, via the social networking sites.

The mountain is a privately held piece of land, owned by the Anchorena family. They conferred with Gustavo Sez, the mayor of Capilla del Monte, as well as with their attorney, who advised them to close the tourist attraction for a three-day period between December 20 and December 22, 2012.

Uritorco Hill’s Rafael Garcia, senior administrator for the nature preserve located there, said in a statement, “Every year we receive thousands of people with all kinds of mystical beliefs and we’ve never had a tragedy. But there’s a first time for everything and this is what we are trying to avoid.”

“The truth is that we have been working on this issue ever since we first learned about it,” added Garcia. “We are concerned that while it may be a joke, you never know what could happen.”

Uritorco Hill, at 6600 feet is the tallest mountain in the Sierras Chicas mountain range, in Argentina’s central Córdoba province.

The Facebook user that created this mass suicide event, did so under the name ‘Ente EBR’ and posted this statement on the page, “The world will end on 21/12. What will you do?”

Article by Jim Donahue