The origins of Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs, have long been shrouded in mystery.
Even their moniker casts an air of intrigue. Whether you’re looking to spot extraterrestrial spacecraft, beings from an alternate dimension, government testing sites, or evidence of time travel, the skies are full of unexplained phenomenon.
UFO sightings are a worldwide occurrence, but some locations are established as known hot spots for paranormal activity.
To increase the chances of spotting a UFO, it is recommended you visit one of the many UFO hot spots located across the world. These locations offer the best opportunity to capture evidence of these unidentified aircraft.
The acclaimed location of Stonehenge is a prevalent location for paranormal activity. Thousands of people have reported peculiar activity in the skies over the monument, which itself is over 5,000 years old.
In 2009, annual reports soared to over 600 sightings, the second highest in Britain’s history. The Ministry of Defense’s X-files hotline was effectively shut down that year when the government claimed they couldn’t rationalize spending funds to investigate the occurrences.
While helicopters or even Chinese paper lanterns explain many sightings, the site is still a well-established UFO locale.
Route 375, Nevada
Dubbed the Extraterrestrial Highway in 1996, Route 375 is well known in paranormal circuits. The 98-mile stretch of highway passes near Area 51, the US military base thought to house extraterrestrial spacecraft.
The government has attempted to curb alien enthusiasts with statements claiming that sightings can be attributed to aircraft coming from Nellis Air Force Base, known for military equipment and missile testing as early as the 1950s.
A collection of 13,000 pages of Air Force UFO documents was released earlier this year, most of which consisted of cases in Project Blue Book (2). Many of these reports involved unexplained cases located along Route 375 and nearby Roswell, New Mexico.
Wycliffe Well, Australia
Wycliffe Well stakes its claim as Australia’s UFO capital. The sightings are so prevalent that UFOs are reported nearly every day.
Locals claim that if you visit and do not see a strange sight in the sky, you’re simply unlucky. Restaurants and caravan parks contain a trove of photos and comments of local sightings.
Nearby Woomera Prohibited Area, known for vehicle testing, is thought to be responsible for some of the sightings. The unexplained activity is so common, the area has been dubbed Area 52 or Australia’s Area 51.
Interstate 5, California
In January, February, and March of this year alone, citizens in the state of California reported over 11,000 UFO sightings – more than anywhere else in the country (3).
The vast majority of these sightings are spotted along Interstate 5, known as the Pacific Coast Highway, and within Los Angeles County. Strange airborne sightings have regularly been noted since 1947.
During World War II, the US military released a barrage of artillery shells into the skies of Los Angeles when civilians started reporting unidentified aircraft formations. Some believe the formations were Japanese aircraft while others pointed firmly to aliens.
When the smoke cleared, no aircraft was visible, though no successful contact was reported either.
Majority of Sightings
While these locations are only a handful of the many locations across the world, they offer some of the most established locations for unexplained aircraft both during the day and at night.
Alien activity has been reported all over the world, with the majority of sightings in the United Kingdom, southwestern United States, and India.
A map of reports can be viewed on the German website, Space-man.de. The site offers links to videos and information about the sightings.