Revisiting Area 51 (Part 2 – The Extraterrestrial Highway)

So you can’t actually drive into Area 51 these days1, but you can get very, very close thanks to Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway. This desolate stretch of road in the desert northwest of Las Vegas is reportedly home to more UFO sightings than anywhere else in the world2, so the state of Nevada officially changed the name from Highway 375 to Extraterrestrial Highway in 1996. The Extraterrestrial Highway is really a quite barren and remote road. A few isolated signs post the speed limit as “Warp 7″ or warn of “alien encounters for the next 51 miles.” Some of…

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