Calling all X-Files fans and conspiracy theory nerds: Get your telescopes out and your tin foil hats on. If you’ve always wanted to explore possible places to see aliens, or just participate in some spooky alien-themed fun, you’ve come to the right place. Some ancient structures have mysterious origins, leading conspiracy theorists to believe it was made by men from Mars. Others have several reports of strange events and sightings, causing many curious travelers to visit and maybe get a chance to see something rare.
From UFO trails to ancient sites, here’s our list of places to visit where you can get that much-needed extraterrestrial fix. And, who knows? Maybe you’ll get to meet a martian!
San Clemente, Chile
A 19-mile trail that’s known for UFO sightings at least once a week? Sign us up, please! Trek through the scenic Andes for some beautiful sights and the chance to see something unusual. Hey, even if you don’t get to see some little green men, at least you’ll have plenty of amazing photo ops. If you get hungry along the way, there are a variety of restaurants around for you to rest and recharge. To continue your extraterrestrial journey, head on over to El Enladrillado, which is just a few hours’ drive away; this magical site has over 200 blocks of perfectly cut stones, whose mysterious origin is still unknown.
Stonehenge in England is known as one of the most mysterious landmarks in the world. More than 10,000 years old, this structure was built with a level of skill and technique that’s now considered extremely advanced for its time period. It’s cut with perfect lines, almost as if a highly-advanced machine formed it, causing people to question how this structure came to be (cue the X-Files theme song). As every fan of the TV show Ancient Aliens knows, this kind of mystery can only lead many to question who constructed this stone formation and why. Luckily enough, curious fans can venture across the pond and take a look at it for themselves. But, you’ll definitely want to book your flights to London sometime from March to May when the weather’s milder so you can enjoy exploring this historic, mysterious site.
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Roswell, New Mexico
If you’re a big fan of UFOs and aliens, you’ve definitely heard of the mysterious Roswell Incident that took place in July of 1947. Apparently, the U.S. military announced that there was a spaceship crash along with an alien body discovered, then later claimed it was only a weather balloon. Ever since then, tons of tourists and curious fans have flocked here to visit. Head on over to the Roswell Museum & Arts Center to learn more about the history of this town and its surrounding events, and even scope out some cool artifacts. If you actually get to spot a UFO and feel like celebrating, attend the annual Roswell UFO Festival, and show your love for all things alien by competing in their costume contest and joining their alien-themed parade!
Wycliffe Well, Australia
Also known as the “UFO capital of Australia,” many people don’t know about this locale as it’s located along the Stuart Highway in the country’s Northern Territory. This roadside attraction is also host to Wycliffe Well Holiday Park, a strange alien-themed junction. Since the time of World War II, reports of unidentified flying objects started popping up in this area, and it’s remained that way ever since. When you’re done exploring, head over to get some food as you complete your travels. Wycliffe Wells also boasts one of the Northern Territory’s widest selections of beers. So hit up your local brewery and sip on some beer as you scope out the night sky for some UFOs.
In Hooper, Colorado, several reports of missing animals and mysterious creatures have earned this spooky place a spot on our list. So many people began traveling here that the UFO Watchtower was established so onlookers can get a 360-degree view of Hooper’s beautiful starry sky. So, camp out in this beautiful, scenic hideaway and get your cameras ready — because if you look hard enough, you may just spot something strange. If you ever find yourself in Colorado, camp out by the UFO Watchtower and look out for some flying saucers. Even if you don’t catch any supernatural sights, you’ll have the sparkling night sky to keep you enthralled.
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