Friday, August 22, 2008

The Black Mailbox

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that over the years, hundreds of people have converged in south-central Nevada to photograph what has become known as the Black Mailbox although now it's painted white.

"Some think the mailbox is linked to nearby Area 51, a military installation and purported hotbed of extraterrestrial activity. At the very least, they consider the box a prime magnet for flying saucers," writes Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times staff writer.

According to Ashley, UFO tourists left messages in the mailbox for the aliens -- on business cards, napkins and notebook scraps.

The white mailbox, which replaced the black original, is the only landmark for miles along a stretch of Nevada's Highway 395, officially nicknamed the Extraterrestrial Highway, near Area 51. UFO seekers frequently camp beside the mailbox, hoping to discover what the night may be hiding.

Shown above in a Los Angeles Times photo by Laura Rauch, UFO enthusiast Lester Arnold of Declo, Idaho, waits for nightfall and an evening of sky watching next to the so-called Black Mailbox.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM