Area 51: hunting aliens in the American southwest with Airbnb

The online accommodation giant has started offering bespoke adventures — including a trip along the Extraterrestrial Highway byJonathan Thompson

JT phone home: Jonathan Thompson at the Alien Research Center
JT phone home: Jonathan Thompson at the Alien Research Center
NATE ARIZONA

Nate starts whistling the theme tune of The X-Files as he swerves off the freeway and onto a dirt road. “This is it,” he shouts, over the roar and rattle of his old jeep. “The entrance to Area 51.”

One of America’s leading UFO authorities, Nate could easily be an X-Files character himself, but today he’s working his day job — for Airbnb. Last month, the online platform launched its Airbnb Adventures programme: more than 200 hosted journeys on six continents, lasting between two and 10 days, with a maximum of 12 people per trip. A three-day paranormal tour of the American southwest is one of the flagship offerings, and I’m the first UK journalist to sign up.

Is there anybody out there? Rush hour in the Nevada desert
Is there anybody out there? Rush hour in the Nevada desertGETTY

Our adventure begins in unobtrusive Cedar City,…

Article Source – TheTimes.co.uk

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