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