Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to pull the tents out of storage for some early March camping. Clear skies mean stargazing… and, wait—what’s that in the sky?? Could it be a UFO? Many campers report seeing and hearing all sorts of strange things out in the wilderness. If you believe in aliens or just want to see for yourself if “they” are out there, check out some of our top picks for camping sites in the U.S near famous sightings and get a glimpse of the supernatural.
Apache Pines RV Park is great camping spot located in Marfa, Texas. This small and charming town in the middle of the hauntingly sparse Texas desert is home to the fabled Marfa Lights. Visible on most clear nights, locals swear extraterrestrials are the cause for the floating balls of light which can be seen illuminating the surrounding mountains. Even scientists are baffled by this phenomenon, and tests to discover what causes the lights have turned up inconclusive.
Area 51, NV
Unfortunately, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada is as close as you’re going to be able to get to Area 51, which lies within a huge off-limits U.S. military testing range. Said to be where the remains of a crashed UFO are kept, area 51 has inspired the imaginations of many supernatural enthusiasts. Countless unexplained lights have been spotted in the night skies over this part of Nevada. Just don’t blame us if you get beamed up by a UFO.
Lost Dutchman State Park is located just outside of Phoenix, AZ and offers gorgeous hiking trails and incredible views. Phoenix is where one of the most famous UFO sightings in the U.S. occurred. Many people claim they saw a formation of triangle-shaped lights floating in the sky on the night of March 13, 1997, including the governor.
Archuletta Mesa is a natural rock formation that conspiracy theorists have claimed is also an underground alien bunker. This legend got its start in the ’80s. Extraterrestrial enthusiasts started circulating claims that beings from space were conducting experiments on humans deep within the rock. The Dulce, New Mexico bunker has been featured in numerous TV investigations about UFO sightings. If you want to check things out for yourself, visit Blanco River Campground is and scope things out!
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
This gorgeous forest haven is also the site of what is possibly the most famous alien abduction story of all time. In 1975 logger Travis Walton claimed he was abducted while working in Apache-Sitgreaves after seeing a huge floating disk hovering above the trees. He ran to the unidentified object and was enveloped by a beam of light, according to his crewmates. Walton went missing for days before returning seemingly out-of-nowhere and said he was the victim of an alien abduction. If you’re brave enough, set up camp at Apache-Sitgreaves. Not only is it a great spot for UFO watching, it’s also a breathtakingly gorgeous forest preserve.