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Tiny town dubbed ‘home of aliens' has had 452 UFO sightings this year alone

Rhiannon Ingle

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Tiny town dubbed ‘home of aliens' has had 452 UFO sightings this year alone

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A tiny town dubbed as the 'home of aliens' has had nearly half a thousand UFO sightings this year alone.

And, it's not Roswell, if that's what you are thinking.

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The small town in Japan is claiming to be an epicentre for extra-terrestrial life after 452 UFO discoveries were reported in only the last 12 months, according to the town's UFO laboratory.

With less than 5,000 residences calling the town home - the area is bursting at the seams with all kinds of space paraphernalia, from 'fragments from crashed spaceships' to alien statues.

A tiny town dubbed as the 'home of aliens' has had nearly half a thousand UFO sightings this year alone. Credit: Twitter
A tiny town dubbed as the 'home of aliens' has had nearly half a thousand UFO sightings this year alone. Credit: Twitter

The hub of all things alien, quite literally, has been identified as Lino-machi, which is located in the Date District in Fukushima.

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The area receives hundreds of reports every year, with many believers claiming that the town is a 'hotspot' for extra-terrestrials who happen upon our planet.

Due to the town's small population, there aren't many lights, which locals declare is a huge attraction for aliens looking for a spot to crash.

Residents also seem to be completely welcoming of their reported alien friends, with a whole host of monuments erected in their honour, alongside has a viewing tower for sky watching.

The town's UFO laboratory claims to have investigated a staggering 452 sightings in the area. Credit: Twitter
The town's UFO laboratory claims to have investigated a staggering 452 sightings in the area. Credit: Twitter
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Taking it one step further, the town has created an entire tourism industry out of the reports, including a museum, known as the UFO Furenai Kan, which is said to contain an array of classified CIA documents and research.

The majority of the supposed sightings have been reported from the nearby Senganmori mountain last year, leading many space-savvy tourists to trek there to see what they can find themselves.

According to the museum's director, Toshio Kanno, the Fukushima area is no stranger to a multitude of puzzling occurrences with strange events allegedly taking place there for centuries now.

Lino-machi have built a whole tourism industry on their supposed visitors from another world. Credit: Twitter
Lino-machi have built a whole tourism industry on their supposed visitors from another world. Credit: Twitter
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As per The Sun, Kanno explained: "Senganmori has been surrounded by myths and legends since ancient times, owing to its strong magnetic field."

While the first reported sighting was registered decades ago back in 1970, it was only until 1992 that the national government's regional development project led to the construction of the UFO Fureai Kan.

The museum boss then went on to say that this was the exact moment when a 'town development centred around the theme of UFOs began'.

He added: "As part of our efforts to transform the town into a 'UFO village', we concentrated on developing a range of UFO-related products, including souvenirs and gourmet foods."

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Topics: News, World News, Weird, Aliens, Space, UFO

Rhiannon Ingle
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