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NV-375 is designated "Extraterrestrial Highway," because it passes quite close to Groom Lake and Area 51, an ultra-secret base where it is alleged that technology from the Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash of 1947 is being reverse-engineered. Many weird prototype aircraft do take to the skies from Groom Lake and can be spotted here.
The very existence of Area 51 was denied until 1995. Even today it is a top secret area with purposes unknown.
Here at the town of Rachel, a few conspiracy theorists and UFO enthusiasts run a research center that details experimental Area 51 aircraft as seen in the skies here. Its only other business is Little A’Le’Inn, a restaurant/bar/hotel, whose owner’s far-right politics is notable.
It took me over two hours to drive here from Las Vegas. Totally not worth it. Except for the town name sign with my name on it. 🙂
My 1999 Ford Contour SE Sport (which I retired in 2006) is making my own political statements. The "No on 38" bumper sticker is in response to Proposition 38, the California voter initiative for tax-funded vouchers to private and religious schools, which I strongly opposed in the wake of another theocratic voter initiative, Proposition 22, which had passed earlier in the year; Proposition 38 was defeated the next month. The other bumper sticker was in support of the Al Gore presidential campaign, putting me at odds with Little A’Le’Inn.
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Tourist attractions centered around the famous 1947 Roswell UFO Incident.
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Tourist attractions centered around the famous 1947 Roswell UFO Incident. This painting on the side of the building mimics Michelangelo’s famous "Creation of Adam" painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Did a 19th century novel inspire a group of Nazi UFO hunters?
The first reference comes to the Vril Society comes via Pseudoscience in Naziland, a 1947 article by German rocket scientist and author William Ley published in the magazine Astounding Science Fiction. In the article, Ley directly associated the a … Read more on io9
PHOTOS: Scenes from Monday Night's 'UFO Crash' Party in Olde Burien
Revelers also commemorated the upcoming production of “The Maury Island Incident,” a short film based on a nearby, historic 1947 UFO sighting, to be shot locally starting in June. Photographer Michael Brunk was there (as a human Photographer), and he … Read more on The B-Town Blog (blog)
“Witness to Roswell is a well-researched, well-documented, and well-written account of a very important issue.” –Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Capt. USN [Ret.], Apollo astronaut, founder of IONS
“This book is the closest to the truth about the Roswell Incident you will ever stumble upon. What you have been seeking is the true story, the facts, the reality that the government withholds from you. I urge you, by all means…read on!” –Paul Davids, executive producer of Roswell, the Showtime o