15 Best Places Humans Think Aliens Should Land When They Visit Earth

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Have you ever wondered what aliens think of Earth? Does it live up to their ideas of what humans and our planet can offer them? On the off chance that aliens take a trip to our third rock from the Sun—assuming they haven’t done so already—we know just the places for them to visit. 

1. Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

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In the northeastern corner of Wyoming sits an 867-foot-tall rock face among the quiet plans of Black Hills. Its distinctive and striking parallel cracks in the rock formation can be seen from miles away. This natural structure is sacred among the indigenous Northern Plains Native Americans and might be the perfect place for aliens to land. Just watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). 

2. Roswell, New Mexico

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Depending on how long alien life lasts, a stop in Roswell might mean a return visit for some aliens—if you believe extraterrestrials did land in Roswell before. Aliens could even stop by the International UFO Museum and Research Center on Main Street and relive that crash landing back in 1947.

3. Teotihuacan, Mexico

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Teotihuacan was once the sixth-largest city on the planet and one of the first hubs for what we now know as South American cultures. Teotihuacan hosts many significant structures of the ancient Mesoamerican world. Aliens may feel right at home among the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. 

4. Disneyland, California

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You can’t possibly plan a trip to Earth without going to Disneyland. Every alien out there needs to try a turkey leg and take a photo with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Plus, the It’s A Small World ride is a must-see attraction that is quintessentially Disneyland. 

5. The White House, Washington, D.C.

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Politics aside, aliens would probably get a kick out of parking their spaceship on the North Lawn for all of Washington, D.C., to look at. While in D.C., they could also take in many of our historical monuments for any fans of American history. It is said they did a fly by in 1952.

6. Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Mecca may be the most influential and holiest city to the largest group of people on Earth. The Kaaba, a large black stone structure in the mosque’s center, represents the Muslim culture, religion, and people. It also has a flat surface, which means aliens would have no problem landing on it. 

7. Bermuda Triangle, Atlantic Ocean

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With the unexplainable activity already reported in the Bermuda Triangle, why not throw in an alien landing? If they’ve kept up with the news, they’ll know airships typically don’t make it through the Devil’s Triangle, but their alien technology can most likely handle whatever strange goings-on is happening there. Or maybe, they are already there. Haven’t you heard of USOs (unidentified submerged objects)?

8. San Diego Comic Con, San Diego

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The aliens should coordinate with their travel agent to book their trip during summer (usually in late July) to come face-to-face with some of Earth’s most dedicated pop culture fans that will welcome them with open arms. One spectator says, “They’ll land, and everyone will think it’s just an involved cosplay. They’ll get an amazing greeting and first experience with humans.”

9. Antarctica

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If aliens are looking for isolation, Antarctica is a great choice. Yes, the point of traveling to Earth may be to learn about humankind and find ways to relate to one another, but humans can get tiresome fast. Besides a handful of research stations across the continent, Antarctica is mostly up for grabs. 

10. Cape Canaveral, Florida

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What better place for aliens to land than Earth’s designated facility for space travel? They can swap space stories with fellow astronauts and check out the latest technology engineers and scientists are developing during their visit to Cape Canaveral. 

11. The Vatican, Vatican City, Italy

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If aliens want to know what it’s like to command an audience and lead a group of people, there’s no better place than The Vatican. Technically it’s its own independent country and city-state, making it truly unique. And, while they’re there, they may get to take turns riding in the Pope Mobile. 

12. Black Rock Desert, Nevada

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The dry flatlands of the Black Rock Desert may be reminiscent of life on other planets. The dry air, sprawling land, and cracked topography are a no-brainer for aliens looking to set up shop somewhere on Earth. And every summer, they’ll get a front-row seat of one of Earth’s most existential experiences—Burning Man. 

13. Valley of the Kings, Egypt

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The burial ground of Egyptian pharaohs can provide aliens with a peak into Earth’s ancient civilizations. The pyramids alone are a testament to what humans are capable of. A tour of the Valley of the Kings may also reveal, through imagery and structural design, that other aliens may have also visited Egypt centuries ago.

14. Central Park, New York

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Aliens may have heard of New York City and are dying to taste a slice of New York pizza. With limited street parking in the city, the apparent choice to land their alien spacecraft is in Central Park. Landing their aircraft here will put them within walking distance of Broadway and Times Square, and they can even take a trip to the Statue of Liberty.  

15. Potala Palace, Tibet

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As the provincial capital of Tibet, aliens can learn a thing or two about humankind at Potala Palace. One traveler says, “I think an introduction by meeting my Buddhist teachers would be a fantastic way for the aliens to learn a healthy philosophy from Earth.” 

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