Saturday, April 1, 2023


Wacky, weird UFO sites to visit in the U.S.

Recently, U.S. F-16 and F-22 fighter jets shot down three “UFOs” flying over North American airspace. The Pentagon recently reported that the U.S. government has received more than 350 reports of UFOs since 2021. (The government names these sightings as “unidentified aerial phenomena.”) Even if you’re not a UFO enthusiast, this news is certainly intriguing. It reminds me of the fascinating places you can visit and learn more about UFOs right here in the USA.

What is a UFO?

Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are not new. The first alleged UFO sighting in the United States dates back to the 1890s! Since that time there have been many, many reported sightings from Washington to Maine and New Mexico to Indiana, with places in between, as well.

A Gallup poll taken in 2021 found that four out of ten Americans believe that UFOs are alien spacecrafts from other planets. Recent sentiment seems to indicate that number is rising—especially given the latest news. No matter what your position may be, there are UFO sighting locations throughout the USA. Here are just two places to consider adding to your next RV trip.

Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell UFO site
Photo credit: Jimmy Emerson, DVM, Flickr

Home of the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, NM, is probably the best-known UFO site in the United States. Located near the White Sands Missile Range, this is the area where, in 1947, a UFO supposedly crash landed in a rancher’s field. The rancher, W.W. “Mack” Brazel, found metal debris near an inexplicable giant trench, spanning hundreds of feet. Since that time, other UFO sightings have also been reported in the area.

Roswell’s International UFO Museum and Research Center features artifacts, models, information about current research and, of course, a very out-of-this-world gift shop.

San Luis Valley, Colorado

Many curious sightings have been reported within the Great Sand Dunes National Park near Mosca, Colorado. In 2019, hunters claimed they saw two oversized figures near Ute Mountain, south of the Colorado border. The figures appeared to be hooded, with large heads. The men also reported seeing a 50-60 foot tall tent or structure. How strange!

A newcomer to the area constructed the UFO Watchtower in nearby Hooper, Colorado. This kitschy attraction originally poked fun at the UFO phenomena, but its designer, Judy Messoline, has since witnessed strange sightings herself. Today, the Watchtower welcomes both believers in UFOs and scoffers, as well. Watch a video about it here—you’ll enjoy it.

How about you?

Do you believe that UFOs are from outer space? That’s our question of the week, so head over here and tell us all about it. Come on, we want to know! (Please answer on that page, NOT in the comments here. Thanks!)



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Dan A
1 month ago

You missed The Thing in The Desert! I-10 East just after the Dragoon Road exit in Arizona.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dan A
Tommy Molnar
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan A

We stopped to see “The Thing” last year. It was the best $5 apiece we’ve spent in a long time. The whole “What if” way the story is presented really gives you food for thought.

Susie White
1 month ago

We haven’t seen a UFO, maybe? But we had a meteorite or space junk fly or something go across the sky about 30′ above us! Everyone who was outside got really quiet for a while. No, there wasn’t beer involved. haha!

Neal Davis
1 month ago

Thank you. Interesting. Not really my thing, but can see checking out the UFO museum. My interests lean far more toward the international Spy Museum in L’Enfant Plaza in DC.

Last edited 1 month ago by Neal Davis
Tom B
1 month ago

You missed the best UFO Days in Elmwood WI. The last full weekend in July, the small town of Elmwood celebrates the fact it is at the heart of “UFO Central” in the upper Midwest. More UFO sightings are reported here than most anywhere in the country.

1 month ago

On your 1st paragraph only: Nothing quite like taking out The Bottlecap Balloon Brigade’s $50.00 weather balloon with $900,000.00 worth of Hellfires and jet fuel. Yup, how about that, almost a million tax dollars to down a hobby balloon. Can you say “over correction”? OMG, the ACTUAL spy balloon makes a transcontinental flight but the hobby club’s hobby balloon….., 2 hellfires. That my friends is the definition of an over correction.

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Gary W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Cancelproof

It’s great training for the pilots. I’ll now get off your lawn.

1 month ago
Reply to  Gary W.

But Is it tho? LOL. Are we getting invaded by Barnum and Bailey’s? Party City employees are filling the front line tip of the spear as we speak. LOL..
Not an off my lawn thing at all, I have gotten more laughs out of this balloon Gong Show than anything I can remember in a long while.

Last edited 1 month ago by Cancelproof

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