America’s Official “UFO Watchtower”

Colorado’s bizarre “UFO watchtower” will give you a look at the crystal-clear skies of the San Luis Valley, and maybe even help you catch a UFO. 

Some of the most unique oddities that you will find around America can be found in the form of a roadside attraction. The UFO Watchtower in Colorado’s San Luis Valley is no different. This site is exactly what it sounds like: a place to look for UFOs. Regardless of whether you believe in aliens or not, however, this is a place that will grab your interest.

The Southwest is probably the best region of the United States in terms of UFO legends and hysteria, but it seems comical that someone would build a 10-foot tall platform to look for extraterrestrial evidence. The fact that there is a watchtower is likely tongue and cheek, as the founder Judy Messoline stated that at an elevation of 7,600 feet in the Rocky Mountains, an extra 10 feet would make the difference in being able to spot a UFO.

Believe it or not, however, the UFO watchtower is slightly more than just a joke and a friendly roadside attraction. The location in the San Luis Valley has been a hotspot for UFO sightings and paranormal experiences. Psychics have examined the area many times and claim that there are large energy vortexes near the area. Visitors to the UFO watchtower can visit the alleged vortexes as the “Healing Garden” on the scene. If nothing else, the area is ideal for stargazing, as the remote location in the valley gives way to an incredible unfiltered view of the sky.

Whether you are a believer in the paranormal and the extraterrestrial or not, the UFO watchtower is a humorous yet fascinating place that is a perfect example of the character and charm that can be found in many of America’s roadside attractions

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