Welcoming weary interstellar travelers with open arms, the town of St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, commemorated the Canadian centennial in 1967 by shaping 130 tons of cement into a landing pad for flying saucers.
While it has never been used for its intended purpose, the pad (now accompanied by an adjacent UFO Interpretive Center) has drawn plenty of tourists and even hosted a UFO conference in 2000.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A Denver-based freelance writer, Eric Peterson contributes to numerous periodicals and travel guides. His recent credits include Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A. and stories for Sky, the New York Daily News, and Westword.