If you fancy a camping trip this summer, then why not spice things up a bit by camping in a haunted location or an alien zone. Camping in areas where UFO’s have been spotted is a thrilling experience, and who knows, you may wind up experiencing your very own close encounter of the third kind.
And what better time to ponder over the mysteries of the universe and the vast potential for alien life than while you’re on the open road!
Jump on board the Extraterrestrial Highway
There is no better place for an alien focused camping trip than the Nevada State Route 375, also known as the Extraterrestrial Highway. It’s a vast and lonely 98 mile stretch of road that has had many reported UFO sightings, hence the nickname.
Camping or RVing on this route will give you your best shot at an alien encounter but do be aware that spending long periods in a location such as this, far away from human civilization will increase your chances of an encounter with unexplained.
Quirky stops along the way
There are also some great little stops along the route that will enrich your extra-terrestrial experience. ‘The Little Aleinn’ is undoubtedly one of the most famous stops along the route.
Once you’ve had your fill of alien patties, we mean beef burgers… You can take a look at the UFO-themed merchandise in the gift shop and have a chat with the staff about the different alien encounters that have been recorded on the road, and they can point you in the direction of the UFO crash sites and the mysterious area 51.
Catch a glimpse of Area 51
Visitors are of course limited on how close they can get to the infamous and highly classified area 51, besides, the US government wouldn’t want you uncovering the world’s best kept extra-terrestrial secrets.
In any case, just make sure you’re on the lookout at all times, particularly if you are camping off road out there in the wilderness, as you never know what you might see. Turning your attention skywards at night is an absolute must as the stargazing opportunities are unparalleled.
Strange sightings in the desert and forests of Arizona
Sedona, Arizona is also one of the most popular destinations in America for spotting UFO’s. Sedona first appeared on the alien hot spot map after local residents witnessed an array of mysterious and unusual lights in the night sky back in 1997.
There are a number of tours that go out there during the night for visitors where you will be equipped with telescopes, binoculars and night-vision goggles. This might be your best chance at spotting alien activity, as the amount of recorded sightings of alien activity is astonishing. Many reports indicate sighting of portals, orbs, aliens and even Bigfoot.
The secret Ranch
Another popular location in the heart of the National Forest that draws in a high number of tourists is the mysterious Bradshaw Ranch. Reports say that this infamous ranch has actually been confiscated by the U.S government because it was reported to have accommodated an extremely powerful inter-dimensional portal…
While visitors are not permitted to enter the National Forest at night, there are a number of tour operators that will take you there for an overnight stay, leaving at dusk. According to many accounts, it is during the last hour of twilight that many of these strange and exciting phenomena’s take place.
A secret alien base in the Tonto National forest
This isn’t the first reference to there being a secret alien base in this location. Former US Airforce Intelligence Officer George Filer claimed that aliens in UFOs were helping the US during the Vietnam War. He is now the Director of the world’s largest organization dedicated to alien and UFO investigation known as the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
The most major base is said to be located in the Tonto National Forest in New Mexico, where there has also been a spate of unexplained disappearances in the last 30 years, with mysterious circumstances surrounding them such as abandoned cars with people’s valuables left behind.
If you decide to go camping in this location, make sure you don’t leave the tent alone, and be sure take a few torches with you to conduct your own alien investigations.
During the construction in 2013 local officials received a call from a man who claimed to have seen UFO’s and aliens working together with people on site, as well as severed heads, which he claimed to have pictures of.
This man was early 60’s and reported to be perfectly sound of mind. He said he called the local office near the site only to find that the people there seemed to turn a blind eye to the allegations which he found suspicious.
In light of these shocking discoveries and supposed high presence of alien activity, camping in the Tonto National Forest is not for the faint hearted. If you are a thrill seeker of the highest order with oodles of courage and a keen imagination then this is undoubtedly one of the best camping in an alien zone locations.
Camping at the location of one of the most famous UFO sightings
Another popular hotspot for Extra-terrestrial activity is Mount Rainer in Washington. 1947 was a particularly active year for UFO sightings in the United States. On June 24th 1947 a civilian pilot named Kenneth Arnold reported seeing 9 glowing bright blue and white objects soaring through the sky above Mount Rainer in a V formation at an estimated 1700mph.
He described the objects as saucer like, describing their erratic motion as like a saucer skipping across the water, it is because of this sighting that people believe that most UFOs are shaped like flying saucers. This reported sighting was considered to be the first most significant and widely reported in the United States.
Despite the enthralling alien encounter possibilities, the views across Mount Rainer are reputed to be absolutely breathtaking, and there are tons of stunning camping destinations across the park.
You could choose to camp at the foot of Mount Rainer of brave a trek up to its summit if you are feeling adventurous. Some great destinations that offer fantastic views of the night sky include the Glacier Basin, Mystic Camp, White River and Cougar rock.