The Aliens Are Coming! 7 Places to Spot a UFO
If the movie E.T. scared the bejesus out of you, stop reading. But if you loved that friendly extraterrestrial and crave a close encounter of your own kinds, then you’ve come to the right place. We all know about the Roswell UFO incident, but as it turns out, there are plenty of other hot spots around the country to hobnob with little green men. Here, our seven favorite places to run into an alien in the United States.
If you’re looking for a Mork to your Mindy, try visiting Sedona. The city is full of vortex sites that allegedly increase and concentrate the earth’s energy. These energy fields attract Zen-types looking for a spiritual awakening and UFO’s looking for … who knows what? Kim Carlsberg is a UFO researcher who facilitates nightly sky tours in the area. Her website claims that every tour sees a UFO, but even if you don’t, you’ll at least leave Sedona with your aura aligned.
Ever meet a man who is half-alien? Want to? Dundee experiences so many UFO sightings that locals host an event every July called “UFO Daze,” to talk about their sightings. They congregate at a local bar called “Benson’s Hideaway,” and its owner, Bill Benson, couldn’t be prouder of his extraterrestrial clientele. “We have a guy who claims he’s an alien,” Benson boasts. “Some of the other guys claim they’ve been up in the ships and so forth … and I can’t say they haven’t. It sure sounds convincing!“
Forget Route 66, Highway 375 is the place to get your kicks! Nicknamed “Extraterrestrial Highway,” this stretch of road in Rachel—located just 25 miles south of Nevada’s infamous “Area 51”—is a hot bed for alien activity. UFO seekers flock here from near and far, and locals take pride in the history of their city. There’s even a popular bar and grill called “Little A’Le’Inn” (get it? Little Alien!). So, as you’re driving on the open road, keep your hands at 10 and two, and your eyes toward the sky.
Highway 375 in Nevada, aka the “Extraterrestrial Highway.” ( Photo: AP)