Out of this world! Town transforms UFO hotspot into creepy alien festival

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Thousands of earthlings gathered for the annual Alien Festival in Capilla del Monte, Cordoba, Argentina this week in an area that has become a global hotspot for UFO sightings.

This central Argentine town is home to the site of an alleged UFO sighting that happened 30 years ago, leaving a mark on the economy of the town and leading to a flourish in alien tourism.

The festival, currently hosting its fourth edition, has caused some controversy as the more fervent believers feel it has put a frivolous twist on what they consider a serious phenomenon. Included is a parade, a costume contest and workshops with well-known speakers in everything extraterrestrial.

"People come here for the energy, for the UFO sightings," said Leonardo Fuentes, a 39-year-old tourist from Chile.

The director of the UFO Investigation Center, Luz Mary Lopez, has been asking local authorities to go beyond tourism to develop the town as a scientific and spiritual hub.

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