After spending the night at the Devil’s Marbles (separate post to follow) we were heading to Wycliffe Well, the UFO capital of Australia. We had no idea this place existed until we found it on the map that morning. The night before we had watched Paul and star gazed so it was a great place to stumble upon. Believe it or not, we did see flashing lights in the sky which I will claim as a UFO but it was most likely just a satellite… It counts as an unidentified flying object if you’re not sure what it is though right?
We came to the UFO centre for some breakfast and much needed coffee. The food here was really good and the staff were so nice. We had bacon and eggs on toast and enjoyed it next to the wall of newspaper clippings of all of the sightings in Wycliffe Well. A really good idea from the owners and really entertaining to read. There used to be a folder containing all of the sightings but a wonderful person stole it a few years ago. The articles on the wall are more than enough to read and offer some great stories.
Wycliffe Well boasts one of the top five hot-spots in the world to see a UFO. The most common sighting has been a cigar shaped flying object with horizontal flashing lights. This has been said to hover above the toilet block at the campground, then zoom off at a substantial speed. We didn’t stay at this campground but I really wish we had as it would of been great to stay up UFO spotting. The ground is so flat here and seems to stretch endlessly and with no light pollution, you get a brilliant 360 degree view of the sky. You can see now why it’s one of the best places to see ET.
Personally I’m not really sure whether I believe in the extraterrestrial beings. I definitely don’t believe that they would have gigantic heads with tiny bodies and tooth picks for necks, where is the logic? I don’t think a body like that would be able to support the weight of the head surely. Perhaps there is something out there though without a huge head.
If you are planning on taking a trip though Austrlia’s centre, this place is awesome and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s great fun and a brilliant place to stop to break up the endless drive through the outback.