The tiny Australian settlement of Wycliffe Well has received ample attention over the years, owing almost exclusively to its high number of UFO sightings. Sightings are so common in the area that a brochure for the local holiday park claims, “If you stayed up all night looking, you would be considered unlucky not to see anything, rather than lucky to see something.”
Sightings first started registering in the area around the Second World War, and a local records book tracked all appearances until it mysteriously went missing in the 1990s. Since then, locals have started a new book to track all sightings, which now number in the hundreds.
Sightings are alleged to be more common in the dry months of May to October, though they are possible year round. Skeptics claim the UFOs are more likely to be crafts belonging to the Royal Australian Air Force, but many locals still cling vehemently to the notion that this is a hotspot for extraterrestrial activity.
This frenzy has cultivated a cottage industry of themed attractions, including alien-related paraphernalia, restaurant walls plastered with newspaper clippings about sightings, and life-size alien dummies in front of gardens — which, at the very least, provide a compelling reason to visit.