A bit of randomness from western Arizona…
The infamous Area 51 is in Arizona, a state where many people claim to have seen UFOs.
I’ve met some of them. The people, not the UFOs.
One told me there is a local support group for alien abductees.
Huh? (I looked, but I could not find a link to the meetings.)
To capitalize on the alien folklore by simultaneously combining themes from Area 51 and nearby Route 66, some enterprising folks came up with Area 66.
It’s in a town called Yucca. Yes, it is.
The woman running the small convenience store at Area 66 has seen UFO-type lights. She seems completely sane. Probably because she considers they were most likely aircraft from the nearby military facility.
However, the guy who insisted on building the above flying saucer for Area 66 claims to have been abducted by aliens.
There is an apparent love for GIANT golf balls in Arizona.
So much so, someone built a huge Gold Ball House. It was part of a development deal that never went through.
Yes, people live in it. The current owners of Area 66 do now, but plan to turn their spherical home into an alien and UFO museum.
You may be thinking, “So, what’s one giant golf ball?” Sure, that’s not so odd, but how about three together? As a church?
If you’ve ever played golf, then a church for the God of Golf makes perfect sense.
There were several large animal statues around Arizona, so I made a little slide show for you.
And for a final bit of randomness… Beware: Donkey Crossing. Yup, I said ‘donkey crossing’. There are wild donkeys in Arizona. Beware, weary travelers, beware.
The Bloggess needs a sign like this. But unlike the Rastafarian Donkey in her Texas neighborhood, this one in Lake Havasu has obviously been to the barber.
Next I find out if the London Bridge really is falling down, and discover many lighthouses in a state that has no fog.