by Carl Strang
This one’s for fun. Have you ever wondered why Aliens like deserts so much? It certainly seems to me that a disproportionate number of UFO sightings are reported from deserts. I have seen consequences of this on two continents. In Australia I took a bus tour to travel from Alice Springs to Darwin, rather than renting a car. This was the better choice, as the driver/guide knew the best stops. One of these was a roadside restaurant with an Aliens theme.
The picnic area was lined with murals documenting the Aliens’ visit. This one’s my favorite:
In North America we have our own deserts, and our own Aliens. One of the more infamous associations is Area 51 in a remote corner of Nevada. When I did my driving tour of that state some years ago I just had to include the Extraterrestrial Highway in my itinerary.
This was the first road I ever encountered that literally vanished in the distance.
As I drove by this little herd, I could tell they were watching me intently.
Midway along the road is the little town of Rachel, with its own roadside stop.
I also liked the rounder forms of the Nevada Aliens’ vehicles.
So, why do Aliens prefer deserts? Perhaps the more appropriate question is, why do desert humans attract Aliens?