February 23, 2024 | Sammy Tran

The 10 Best Destinations For UFO Sightings


Do You Believe?

Over the years, many have come forward with shocking tales of alien and UFO sightings. If you're looking for a real-life paranormal experience, these might be the best places to visit. However, if you'd rather not tempt fate, well, you might want to steer clear.

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Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada

The Extraterrestrial Highway—or Nevada State Route 375—is known for its eventful night sky. Witnesses have seen many odd sightings of unexplainable lights.

Extraterrestrial Highway sign & JSJ (Route 375, Nevada, USA) - 1999James St. John, Flickr

Through The Desert

Close to Area 51 and Nellis Air Force Base, this infamous highway cuts straight through the empty desert. Luckily, those hoping to catch sight of something paranormal will have fantastic visibility thanks to the lack of light pollution.

Alien Landing Zone - Electronic Road SignTilted Hat Productions, Shutterstock

An Alien Inn

Near the middle of the highway, UFO enthusiasts can make a pit stop in the town of Rachel. The Little A'Le'Inn is a punny place to rest one's head, but is also a great spot to meet people and talk about alien sightings.

Little Al`e Inn, Rachel, Nevada, The Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada State Route 375 - 2004Ken Lund, Flickr

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Nacza Lines, Peru

The Nacza Lines are equal parts beautiful and puzzling. Dating back to 450 to 600 CE, a pre-Inca civilization likely created these sprawling geoglyphs.

Aerial view of the Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

A Beautiful Mystery

Supposedly, this ancient civilization gathered soil and stones from the Nacza Plain and put down unbelievable impressions of animals. Some examples include a monkey, a spider, and a hummingbird.

Lines and Geoglyphs in the Nazca desert.Vadim Petrakov, Shutterstock

What Was The Purpose?

However, considering that these massive works of art can only be seen at a distance, it makes one question how it was even possible to make these etchings in the first place. And that's where the paranormal theories come into play.

Nazca Lines, Nazca, Peru - 2015Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

Alien Communication

Some believe that the Nacza Lines may have been created to communicate with aliens, or were made by aliens themselves. Others think that the lines were meant to send a bigger message into the universe, or to attract other lifeforms to earth.

Silhouettes of aliens creature on dark background.FOTOKITA, Shutterstock

Roswell, New Mexico

Known as the "UFO capital of the world," Roswell has quite a reputation. In 1947, an alien spaceship supposedly crashed near it, captivating the minds of paranormal lovers ever since.

Welcome to Roswell, New Mexico - 2021Jimmy Emerson, DVM, Flickr

The UFO Festival

Roswell has fully embraced its history, hosting an annual UFO Festival that covers all things extraterrestrial. There is also a wide variety of presentations that delve into true accounts of paranormal encounters and abductions, as well as government secrets, ancient aliens, and more.

UFOs factsWikimedia Commons, mr_t_77

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Hoia Baciu Forest, Romania

While Hoia Baciu may be best known for being haunted, it also has a unique paranormal history which hearkens back to the late 1960s.

Hoia Baciu Forest, Romania - autumn 2012Miclaus George, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Unexplainable Lights

Reportedly, a biologist saw some strange lights above the forest and snapped some pictures—but that was just the beginning.

golden yellow UFO toy in floating in the air on a blue skyLucas Pezeta, Pexels

Flying Orbs

It wasn't long before an army technician also saw something bizarre, photographing what seemed to be flying orbs. During the 1970s, others reported seeing similar UFOs in the area.

Man with camera stands in the woods - 1963National Parks Gallery, Picryl

Strange Feelings

Overall, Hoia Baciu Forest is home to a number of creepy stories. Visitors claim to have "strange feelings," hear odd voices, and make paranormal sightings. There are also stories about mysterious disappearances that are not for the faint of heart.

Bearded man in green sweater looking scared in the woods.Ron Lach, Pexels

Wycliffe Well, Australia

Now, if you're looking for the UFO captial of Australia, Wycliffe Well is the place to go. As far back as the 1940s, there have been people claiming to see extraterrestrials.

UFO Capital of Australia, Wycliffe Well - 2016Travolution360, Flickr

No Good Answers

There are no good explanations for the strange sightings in Wycliffe Well—not even the Pine Gap US satellite surveillance station can provide answers. But there is something that sets it apart.

Australia/USA communications facility at Pine Gap near Alice Springs in Central Australia. - 2008Skyring, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

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All Things Alien

Local business owner Lew Farkas certainly capitalized on the town's wild reputation. He decorated his restaurant and hotel with all things paranormal. Murals and sculptures of aliens and UFOs define this kitschy, yet fitting, attraction.

Wycliffe Well ,Australia - 2005Pavel Špindler, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Khao Kala, Thailand

Khao Kala has become known as Asia's Area 51—and for good reason. Thailand's supernatural history dates back to the late 1300s, with multiple reports of UFOs in the sky. But most recently, Khao Kala has become the hot spot for sightings.

UFO on the sky - 2010Lee Haywood, Flickr

Meet Me At The Buddha

The Wall Street Journal reported on Khao Kala UFO sightings in 2011. Apparently, there were so many of them that a Buddha Statue became a meeting spot for believers of the supernatural. The theories coming out of Khao Kala are mind-boggling.

A man is sitting near the buddha.gokudo, Pexels

Portals To Planets

Some believe that there is a portal on Khao Kala mountain. These witnesses have shared their eyebrow-raising experiences with the press. 

For instance, one claimed to be in contact with inhabitants of Pluto, while others said they were in contact with the planet "Loku" from the Milky Way.

Khao Chi Chan, or as it is more commonly known, Buddha Mountain - 2019Ted McGrath, Flickr

UFO-Loving Foodies

Whether you manage to catch a glimpse of paranormal at Khao Kala or not, the journey is well worth it because the Nakhon Sawan neighborhood has a reputation for excellent cuisine.

Nakhon Sawan. City life - 2007Nicolai Bangsgaard, Flickr

Varginha, Brazil

The Serra do Espinhaço biosphere is home to a multitude of interesting creatures, including woolly spider monkeys and maned wolves. But some believe it's also the home to extraterrestrials.

Via Café Garden Shopping-Varginha-Mg - 2016https://www.omelhordosuldeminas.com, CC BY-SA 4.0,Wikimedia Commons

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Real Evidence

In 1996, locals asserted that they had found a lifeless alien body on the outskirts of town—and there's a good reason for all the believers.

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A Shocking Cover-Up

When it comes to UFO destinations, it's not unusual to find an army base in the vicinity—and there is indeed a base close to Varginha. 

According to the swirling rumors, the Brazilian authorities plotted a cover-up of a crash that took the lives of real aliens. Apparently, there were three witnesses—women who'd spotted the mysterious crash on their walk home.

UFO in the woods.Stijn Dijkstra, Pexels

A Flying Saucer

Though the authorities might want to bury any paranormal evidence, the town has embraced the alien rumors with open arms—so much so that in 2001, they constructed a water tower shaped as a flying saucer, the Nave Espacial de Varginha.

Varginha a water tower in Varginha, Brazil - 2008ubirajararodrigues51, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

The Truth Is Out There

Varginha has become such a UFO hotspot, it even hosted the UFO research conference, which likely explored the many paranormal mysteries that have occurred in the surrounding area.

Varginha a water tower in Varginha, Brazil - 2008Oluap2512, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Emilcin, Poland

The village of Emilcin is the setting of one of the most jaw-dropping alien stories. In May 1978, a local named Jan Wolski allegedly had an encounter with extraterrestrials.

A science fiction concept of a man looking at aliens coming out the mist.Raggedstone, Shutterstock

An Abduction

70-year-old Wolski claimed that he'd been driving a cart when aliens abducted him and brought him to their spacecraft.

Young man is running away from a UFO.Fer Gregory, Shutterstock

Under Examination

While being held by these aliens, Wolski claimed that they examined his body. After being returned home, he began spreading his bizarre story.

Aliens entering room with a man on a table - 2017S&G Studio, Steve Neill., CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

A Story Worth Remembering

Wolski's unique experience attracted the interest of psychologists, comic book artists, and even filmmakers. In 2005, a monument was even built in remembrance of his captivating story—and quite fittingly, it reads, "The truth will still amaze us".

Emilcin monument , 2006Lukke, CC BY-SA 2.5, Wikimedia Commons

Bermuda Triangle, Atlantic Ocean

Most people have heard of the infamous Bermuda Triangle as the sight where airplanes and ships mysteriously vanish. With decades of material to draw from, the UFO conspiracy theorists have taken full advantage of Bermuda Triangle's dicey history.

Bermuda TrianglePHOTO JUNCTION, Shutterstock

A Perfectly Good Reason

Professionals turn to science to explain these disappearances, citing human error, severe storms, and malfunctioning equipment as perfectly good reasons.

Man thinking and looking happy.Ketut Subiyanto, Pexels

Time Portals

As well, the sheer size of the Bermuda Triangle might explain the high rate of tragic incidents. However, for those with a taste of the paranormal, the disappearances can be easily attributed to time portals or UFOs.

A picture that shows the mystery and allure, The Bermuda Triangle.Farhan Rauf, Shutterstock

Stonehenge, Great Britain

Stonehenge is a mystery that has captivated the minds of archaeologists everywhere. Dating back to 2500 BCE and oriented to the stars, the structures are comprised of massive sarsen stones (which weigh up to 30 tons) and blue stones (which are around two to five tons).

Stonehenge, a neolithic stone monument constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BCgarethwiscombe, Flickr

A Mysterious Feat

But what's so mysterious about Stonehenge? Well, the large sarsen stones likely came from the West Woods in Wiltshire, while the smaller stones came from far away—likely southwest Wales, which is over 150 miles from the site.

Stonehenge at Dawn Inside the CirclePTZ Pictures, Shutterstock

Alien Involvement

As transporting these heavy material to Salisbury Plain would have been a difficult feat, many have theorised that aliens were behind the construction of Stonehenge.

Stonehenge on the grassy field.Sofía Rabassa, Pexels


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