Nevada released a UFO travel guide that playfully welcomes extraterrestrial life back into the state.
The Nevada Division of Tourism is cashing in on recent reports that the United States Defense Department has quietly been funding a program designated solely to the purpose of investigating "unidentified aerial phenomena," or UFOs, according to Politico.
Ever since the 1947 Roswell crash incident, Nevada has been closely linked with the topic of alien encounters and now the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) has unveiled a new Southern Nevada loop itinerary that takes visitors to various alien-themed destinations.
There are even special room rates on offer for extraterrestrials possessing a "valid intergalactic ID card."
"Nevada really is the hub of alien activity already," Bethany Drysdale, chief communications officer for the Nevada Division of Tourism, told Newsweek.
"For decades people have said they've seen weird things in the sky on the Extraterrestrial Highway [that borders Area 51], which has been around forever and is a fun route even if you're not an alien. There's a lot of UFO stories that come out of that part of Nevada."
Drysdale explained that the somewhat strange concept came about after it was revealed that the Defense Department had been pumping thousands of dollars into investigating UFOs.
"We figured let's have some fun with it," Drysdale told Newsweek.
"Of course it's all very tongue-in-cheek; just a way of responding to a very serious thing."
The itinerary is divided over three days and includes a stop at the Valley of Fire State Park, which is where scenes from 1994's "Star Trek: Generations" and 1990's "Total Recall" were filmed, as well as the Alien Research Center and Goldwell Open Air Museum.
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