“Secrets of the Desert”—KSNV Las Vegas Explores the ET Highway
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RELATED LINK | Secrets of The Desert: Exploring the Extraterrestrial Highway and Area 51 The restaurant doubles as a gift shop, of course. People also send in photos of what they claim are their own alien sightings. While most of it’s all in fun, Travis says years back she too had an unexplained paranormal experience here in town. “My husband Joe and I had a light come through the center of the room,” said Travis. “I always felt it’s another entity.” While she laughs at the thought of little green men, Travis says aliens, in her mind, are real. “I think they walk among us,” Travis said. “Can I prove it to you? No!”
We continue our journey north and veer off onto Highway 6, then head west until we arrive at Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark. Isolated and windswept, the crater is a breath-taking volcanic formation 430-feet deep, and almost perfectly round. You can walk the rim, hike down to the bottom, or just take in the view. The crater so closely resembles the surface of the moon, it was used to train astronauts for the Apollo moon missions. It’s also where some conspiracy theorists claim the original moon walk was faked using realistic images. Nevada’s lunar crater certainly appears other-worldly. And it is a Nevada secret worth exploring. Secrets of the Desert is a series where we explore haunts and hideaways, road less-traveled, and the interesting and unusual in our region. If you have a spot you’d like us to check out, please contact Gerard Ramalho directly at [email protected] or send him a note on Twitter.