The Top 10 Places In The World Where You're Most Likely To See A UFO
July 01, 2018 6:00 AM ‐ UFOs
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There are plenty of UFO hotspots around the world some are very famous like Rachel in Nevada, which is home of the Extraterrestrial Highway and the Little A'Le'Inn. There's also some less well known places that actually have quite a high frequency of UFO sightings.
While the most famous hotspots tend to be in the United States, there are also sites of high extraterrestrial activity all around the world, including in Australia, Chile, Russia, England and Wales.
Below are the ten locations where you are most likely to spot a flying saucer or some unidentified aerial phenomenon.
10. Broad Haven, Wales
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We start in the seaside town of Broad Haven in Pembrokeshire where UFO reports have been commonplace since the 1970s. The most famous incident was when pupils from Broad Haven Primary School claimed that a flying saucer landed in a field near their playground in 1977. This was the first of a wave of sightings dubbed the Dyfed Triangle.
According to data released from the National Archives, the officials who investigated the Broad Haven sightings concluded that it was most likely the work of local pranksters, but the area still remains a popular location for UFO hunters, and there are even locally run UFO tours available.
9. The Molyobka Triangle, Russia
The Molyobka Triangle is located in a remote area near the Ural Mountains in Russia and has been considered one of the most mysterious places in the world since the 1980s. Visitors have claimed that there watches have suddenly stopped for no reason and bright unexplained lights have been spotted in the sky.
Attention was first drawn to the area, which is said to have unusual electromagnetic properties, when a local geologist Emil Bachurin found a circular, 60 meter impression in the snow. It's not just UFOs that have been spotted here, some have even reported seeing Yetis here and some of the world's largest crop circles.
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8. Lincoln, New Hampshire
Today a plaque stands on a road near Lincoln to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous alien abduction cases in the US, and it still remains unexplained today. The case revolves around Betty and Barney Hill, who were driving through the area one night when they spotted a cigar-shaped object in the sky.
The couple claimed that they could see windows on the object and people inside, while looking at it through binoculars. When they got home, they realised they had lost a two hour chunk of time and found unexplained scuff marks on Barney's shoes and tears and stains on Betty's dress.
Betty started to suffer from frequent nightmares and the pair underwent hypnotherapy, which revealed that they were forced onto an unknown ship and examined by strange men with bald heads and slanted eyes.
7. Bristol & The Bristol Channel, England
Over recent years the city of Bristol and the nearby Bristol Channel has become a hotbed for UFO activity. The most recent sighting caught on video was in 2017, which shows three odd white lights moving in the sky over the city. Just days before a similar light formation was seen over another part of the city. Many of the reports than have come in over the last few months involve a triangular-shaped arrangement of lights.
The wave of UFO sightings over Bristol has even been backed up by officials, when the National Police Air Service shared a video on Twitter of an unidentified object captured by a helicopter-mounted thermal camera 1000ft over the Bristol Channel. Gary Heseltine, the editor of UFO Truth magazine, claims that the object was said to be flying against the wind at the time, was undetected by air traffic control and couldn't have been a balloon or lantern because of its movement.
One of the strangest claims to be made by sky watchers, is that one of the city's landmarks, a communications tower, is hiding a secret. An amateur ufologist from Montpelier believes that the tower is a refuelling station for alien spacecraft.
6. Aurora, Texas
In the suburbs of Dallas is the small town of Aurora which is allegedly the site of the first ever UFO crash in the United States. The claims date back to 1897 when an alien craft hit a windmill and downed on a local farm, the pilot was said to be killed on impact.
This story dates back to a time before commercial air travel and reports claim that the craft's origin was Mars. In fact, the Martian pilot was buried at a nearby cemetery, a commemorative sign marks the spot. The grave is decorated with etchings of the ship, which was said to be "shaped like a cigar."
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5. Sedona, Arizona
Like the Molyobka Triangle in Russia, Sedona is an another area of strange Earth energies, which are claimed to be the reason why people experience so many strange goings on in the town, including countless UFO sightings. It's said that extraterrestrial crafts are drawn to the area by these energies.
The town is one of the most popular destinations for sky watching in the US, there are nightly tours where tourists track UFOs armed with night vision cameras and telescopes.
4. San Clemente, Chile
Chile is one of the countries with the highest number of recorded UFO sightings anywhere in the world, possibly due to its clear skies making aerial phenomenon easier to spot. The town of San Clemente is said to be the country's UFO capital, with roughly one report being made every week.
UFO sightings are so common here that in 2008 the tourist board created a UFO trail, a 19 mile trek through the Andes mountains, which takes in locations of alleged sightings and close encounters.
The highlight of the trail is El Enladrillado, a vast, flat plain made up of around 200 perfectly cut volcanic blocks that were reportedly laid by ancient civilisations, some say this location is used as a landing pad for alien space craft.
3. Wycliffe Well, Australia
Photo: © Pavel �pindler
In the Northern Territory, a small town calls itself the UFO capital of Australia and sightings of strange aerial phenomenon are common here, especially from May to October each year when on average something odd is spotted every other day. The sightings have been seen across he whole area, along the Stuart Highway as far as Alice Springs.
According to its own brochure, "UFO sightings are so common, that if you stayed up all night looking, you would be considered unlucky not to see anything, rather than lucky to see something."
2. Wiltshire, England
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Wiltshire is known to be one of the most mysterious places on the planet, with its ancient stone circles and a history of some of the best crop circles anywhere in the world. The whole area is a hotbed for UFO activity with reports dating back to the 1950s, including around the prehistoric monument, Stonehenge.
Some even believe that ancient aliens may have been responsible for building the landmark as a landing pad for their spacecraft. In the 60s and 70s, the Wiltshire town of Warminster made the news after a series of unexplained alien sounds were apparently heard by locals.
1. Rachel, Nevada
Rachel is the nearest town to the infamous government installation Area 51. The town has experienced thousands of UFO sightings since the 1950s, mostly around the Nevada Test and Training range, where they were a daily occurrence. A lot of these reports were most likely due to the military testing experimental aircraft.
Of course the most famous UFO report in the area was in 1947 when Mac Brazel discovered what was claimed to be a crashed flying saucer, known as the Roswell Incident. The military disputed this claim and said that the wreckage was nothing more than a weather balloon, but the truth is that they were trying to cover up a device that was built to detect Russian nuclear tests.
Roswell is home to the International UFO Museum and Research Center, has a McDonald's shaped like a flying saucer and the town hosts an annual UFO festival.
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