Where do Aliens go on holiday? Well, the Earth would be an obvious answer, but where on the Earth? Thanks to TV and Film, many people believe that Aliens visit the U.S.A almost exclusively, but this is simply not true. UFOs have been spotted right around the globe, from Orkney to Auckland and Panama to Pyongyang. While the U.S.A clearly holds the monopoly on flying saucers, they do not own the exclusive rights.
Creating a list of the top ten countries most visited by aliens is no easy task, especially as there is no central authority on the subject. Short of pulling over a UFO and asking the aliens themselves where their favourite holiday destinations are, there can be no way of knowing for sure. Whilst in the U.S.A there are various ways to report a UFO sighting and many organizations dedicated to investigating UFO related phenomenon, most countries none, meaning that the majority of UFO sightings go unrecorded. It could be that aliens frequently visit some of the more obscure countries in the world, such as Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan, we just don’t know it (actually, the Altai Mountains region in central Asia is thought to be a UFO hotspot, with evidence of alien visitations to the region hundreds, even thousands of years ago. However, the frequency of UFO sightings here cannot be determined as most are thought to go unrecorded). While a country bumpkin in America can easily spread the word of his encounter by telephone, email, YouTube or a variety of other methods, an equally inbred person in the Ghobi Desert might not.
The language barrier is also an issue, as are cultural and media divisions. By looking at the statistics you could be fooled into thinking that aliens prefer to visit the English-speaking world. But if a group of aliens were spotted enjoying a picnic just outside the capital of Turkmenistan, what do you think the chances are of us hearing about it in the West? Even dedicated UFOlogigst might miss out on the story. Second to the English-speaking world would seem to be the Spanish-speaking world, but this is likely because Spanish is America’s favoured second language. There has also been a rise in the number of reported UFO sightings coming out of India in recent years, but then many Indians do speak English and the sudden increase in correlation with the rise of Internet communications in this rapidly developing country. Of course, major UFO sightings are eventually picked up upon by English speaking UFOlogists regardless of cultural boundaries, so we can say for certain that aliens do visit countries outside the U.S and it’s ‘sphere of influence’, but determining the true numbers of close encounters across the world remains a difficult task.
With no accurate statistics, perhaps it is better to focus on known UFO hotspots and so called ‘mass sightings’ around the world. The following list of the top ten countries visited by aliens has been compiled based on research conducted specifically for weirdworm.com.
Republic of Indonesia
That’s right, Indonesia. You wouldn’t guess it but Indonesians report an incredibly high number of UFO sighting each year, perhaps relating to the country’s high population density. Unfortunately Indonesia has never experienced any particularly interesting or famous UFO sighting, but the sheer number of smaller sightings is enough to earn it a place at the bottom of the list, narrowly beating Australia (where sightings are fairly frequent but on the whole pretty unremarkable – sorry Australia).
A large number of Indonesians reported seeing UFOs shortly before the famous Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, leading to claims that aliens were trying to warn them to put on their swimming trunks.
France has a rich history of UFO encounters, with some dating back to the middle ages. In 2007, the French government made the unprecedented move of making all of its UFO files, past present and future, available to the public, hoping that UFOlogist will be able to provide explanations where they cannot.
Federal Republic of Germany
Some of the earliest UFO sightings of the modern period took place over the skies of World War II Germany. Pilots on all participating sides of the war were baffled by strange craft, known as ‘foo-fighters’, in the skies of Nazi Germany and the Pacific Ocean. Rumours abound that Nazi Germany was not only experimenting with saucer shaped craft but that they had also forged an alliance with an otherworldly power. Since then the German people have been watching the skies with keen anticipation.
As the Northern neighbour of the U.S, Canada gets a sizable proportion of its UFO overspill. Like balls accidentally kicked over a fence they usually remain lost in some bush or flowerbed somewhere but occasionally they break a window. Occasionally someone gets hurt too; like Stefan Michalak, for example, who claimed to have been burned by a UFO reactor exhaust in 1967 and afterwards suffered the effects of radiation poisoning. Later that year an unidentified object crashed into the waters of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia in what has been called “Canada’s Roswell”. A search of the harbour was immediately undertaken but failed to find any evidence of the crash, leading to accusations that greedy Americans involved in the search had secretly taken the wreckage away.
Why do aliens visit Canada? Let’s face it, there can only be two reasons; they are either just passing through on their way to the U.S or they are there to laugh at those silly Canadian policemen.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
England is the crop circle capital of the world. It also has a high number of reported UFO sightings, particularly in the Southwest of the country and in the bordering Principality of Wales. Salisbury Plain, in particular, is well known as a focal point for alien activity. The ancient monument of Stonehenge, just North of Salisbury, is thought to lie at the convergence of several so-called ‘ley lines’. These invisible lines are said to be UFO highways, making Stonehenge a sort of transportation hub. But if the aliens are simply passing by the gift shop then where are they going? Perhaps they are travelling to another dimension in which Stonehenge is a much sunnier and much more interesting holiday destination.
In 2008, the British Ministry of Defence released a 4000-page report upon the closure of its long-standing investigation into UFOs. The MoD UFO desk has received thousands of reported UFO sightings during its existence and has not had time to examine each case. Of those cases that have been examined, around eighty percent have been explained by rational means, leaving the other twenty percent shrouded in mystery. The MoD is now in the process of destroying the mountains of paperwork they have accumulated on the subject, along with any evidence.
The most famous alien encounter of the British kind took place in Rendlesham Forrest, 1980. Personnel from RAF Woodbridge were sent into the forest to investigate reports of a downed aircraft. They allegedly discovered a small alien craft and witnessed strange lights moving through the trees. Spooky.