West Virginia Has Its Own Area 51 And The Stories Behind It Are Truly Bizarre

An Area 51 in West Virginia? Yep, and you can even go inside! You may be familiar with the huge radio telescope tucked away in Pocahontas County. But what you may not realize is this radio telescope (the biggest in the world) is listening for aliens. Sound bizarre? Like something out of a sci-fi novel? You can see for yourself with a tour at the Green Bank Observatory.

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Have you ever visited this bizarre attraction in West Virginia? What did you learn about the search for extraterrestrial life? Share your experiences in the comments section below! Check out even more of West Virginia’s strange and unsettling spots here.