Seattle's EMP Museum
Seattle’s EMP Museum is dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music, science fiction and pop culture. Photo: Wikipedia

Maybe you’re fascinated by alien culture. Perhaps you appreciate a dose of kitsch. Either way, sci-fi adventures are waiting to be had. With a little planning, strategic packing and some suspension of disbelief, you may score a piece of alien action yourself.

Get your feet wet at the science fiction-centric EMP Museum in Seattle. Stroll through the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, where great minds of film and literature—including The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury—get props. Don’t worry about it being too highbrow, though—there’s plenty of alien imagery on hand.

Once you’re in the spirit, take it to the next level and head near UFO-frequented Roswell, New Mexico. Dubbed Alien Country for good reason, residents tell of a large craft that fall from the sky in 1947. However, the official military record assures debris came from a high-altitude surveillance balloon.

If you’re into out-of-this-world experiences, make surrounds near Area 51 your next stop. Situated 600 miles northwest of Roswell and less than 100 miles from Las Vegas, it’s recognized as the test site for the Lockheed U-2C spy plane. It’s also the site of endless unusual phenomenon. Conspiracies including everything from extraterrestrial meetings to occurances of time travel and teleportation. While there, drive along Nevada State Route 375, a sparkly populated stretch called the “extraterrestrial highway.”

From there, make the trek to Devil’s Hole. Situated in Death Valley National Park about two hours from Las Vegas, the aquifer branches into deep caverns and is recognized as the only natural habitat for endangered Devil’s Hole Pupfish. Meanwhile, some suggest it’s connected to caverns below Area 51—and populated by reptilians. While that might be hard to believe, its oddness is hard to deny. Earthquakes as far away as Chile, Indonesia and Japan caused its hot water to slosh around and splash up the walls. Strange (seismic) activity, indeed.

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