The San Luis Valley has a long history of UFO sightings and in the 1970’s they experienced a wave of ranch animal mutilations. The FBI became involved and one case is still marked as unsolved.
In the 1990’s a local cattle rancher Judy Messoline had heard stories about UFO sightings and other strange phenomenon. She wasn’t having any luck as a cattle farmer and she went out on a limb and built the UFO Watchtower, a 10ft tall platform with a 360 degree view of the San Luis Valley. The area has no light pollution making it an ideal spot to star gaze and look out into the unknown. Judy is usually on site and happy to exchange UFO sighting stories.
The property has a “peace garden” that several psychics claim contains two vortexes to a parallel universe. Judy encourages visitors to leave objects in the garden, saying good things happen to those who do. She also has a small gift shop and it’s lined with newspaper clippings of “UFO Sightings” and if you visit she will ask you if you have seen “anything”.
If you’re wandering the southern Colorado area, it’s about 6 miles to the Colorado Gators Reptile Park. The Great Sand Dunes National Park is about 30 miles east. The small town of Antonito is about 50 miles south, where you’ll find Cano’s Castle, a private folk art castle residence and The Indiana Jones house, a themed bed and breakfast that was used during the filming of Indian Jones and the Last Crusade.
Cheers to another long, weird day! (Just how I like jt 😉)