Wycliffe Wells, Australia

Wycliffe Wells' Unsecret Files


space wall
Mural with extraterrestrial motifs painted at the service station at Wycliffe Wells.
ET's
Extraterrestrial creatures depicted at the entrance to Wycliffe Wells.
Tropic Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn landmark on the edge of the long Stuart Highway, in the heart of the Australian Northern Territory.
Devil's Marbles
The unlikely balance of the Devil's Marbles, which some believers in the exoteric facet of Wycliffe Wells believe to be extraterrestrial work.
aboriginal
Aboriginal woman around Wycliffe Wells.
Curiosity for earthlings
Curious extraterrestrial figurines lurk the terrestrials in supply.
floodable outback
Warning possibility of sudden flooding in the vicinity of the Devils Marbles.
Contact
Japanese traveler photographs the extraterrestrial figures of Wycliffe Wells.
human ET's
Two drivers return to Wycliffe Wells to hitchhike to buy fuel after having driven there with their reserve car.
cracked marble
One of the devil's marbles split in half forces that may or may not be believed to be natural
Tropic Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn landmark on the edge of the long Stuart Highway, in the heart of the Australian Northern Territory.
ET family
Figures of extraterrestrial creatures placed next to the service station at Wycliffe Wells.
Outback Servant
Service station from another world next to the famous Daly Waters pub.
Locals, UFO experts and visitors have been witnessing sightings around Wycliffe Wells for decades. Here, Roswell has never been an example and every new phenomenon is communicated to the world.

Vegetation height increases as latitude decreases.

At the same time, the white clouds that dot the blue sky take on particular shapes and announce the ultimate experience. esoteric of the long Stuart Highway.

water tank, Tennant creek, Stuart Highway, Australia

Tropic of Capricorn landmark on the edge of the long Stuart Highway, in the heart of the Australian Northern Territory.

Located four hundred kilometers north of Alice Springs, the next village is just a tiny spot lost in the vastness of the Australian map.

Making faith in several testimonies, it seems to have conquered a prominent place in the Universe.

Lights in the sky, rotating discs with blue domes, and silver beings teleported from them to the surface, there, red from Earth, all these seem to be common in Wycliffe Wells.

Lew Farkas, manager of the local gas station and caravan park for twenty-five years, not only decorated his premises with statues and motifs from other worlds, he assures us “…I've had half a dozen sightings myself, this one alone year".

alien, ET, UFO, Wycliffe Wells, Australia

Extraterrestrial creatures depicted at the entrance to the village.

And, so that there are no doubts, he concludes: “the previous owner warned me right away when he gave me this … with him, and with several aborigines here, it's exactly the same thing”.

Positions remain extreme. The most incredulous analysts say it's all due, in fact, to the Northern Territory's high alcohol consumption, to the locals' need to add emotions to what are considered the most monotonous lives in the country.

On the opposite side, without complexes, residents rejoice in the frequent visits of reputable UFOs, participate in conventions and describe their UFO sightings and experiences to the specialized international media.

daily waters, pumps, Stuart Highway, Australia

Service station from another world next to the famous Daly Waters pub.

Tom, the guide we met in Alice Springs above all, the size of the restaurant is confusing. "I start to think that they're secretly feeding the extraterrestrials, that's the only explanation I can think of." “Why the hell have a dining room so big and with so many tables and chairs if there are never more than five or six people there?…”

Ten kilometers onwards, two English travelers appear at the side of the road.

Despite having just passed another service station, his little Twingo froze for lack of fuel. When they get back to the ride, Wycliffe Wells, a friend of Lew Farkas, can't resist commenting: "See!?" Here, you never have to go far to see extraterrestrials.”

pumps, conductors, Wycliffe Wells, Australia

Two drivers return to Wycliffe Wells to hitchhike to buy fuel after having driven there with their reserve car.

Alleged UFO sightings have been common in the area since the distant days of World War II when Wycliffe Wells hosted a vegetable garden and market that served the long Livestock Route.

At that time, employees recruited there kept records in a book about the unidentified objects they found. This book was kept for several years on the main counter of the establishment for all customers and visitors to peruse.

It ended up being stolen, which did not favor the credibility of their narratives.

We are among the most skeptical. It is hard to believe that hyper-gifted beings from other planets would travel to Earth to investigate the activities of humans and choose as a sample the insignificant life around a small gas station and cafe lost in the middle of the outback Australian.

mural, extraterrestrial, ufo, Wycliffe Wells, Australia

Mural with extraterrestrial motifs painted at the service station at Wycliffe Wells.

It seems to us that they were more easily attracted to the great cities of the world, where the terrestrial civilization is more exuberant and symptomatic than anywhere else.

Even so, one has to consider the number of sightings announced from Wycliffe Wells. Such an impressive number that UFO followers rated the town as the fifth largest hotspot in the world and regularly meet there to study and debate the phenomenon.

In March 2011, the village caravan park was supposed to host the first annual UFO conference. The meeting was scheduled for three days in March. It would include sky observation from devils marbles and, in a good way ozzy, would end with a barbecue.

devils marble, Stuart Highway, Australia

The unlikely balance of the Devil's Marbles, which some believers in the exoteric facet of Wycliffe Wells believe to be extraterrestrial work.

In addition to organizing the event, the unavoidable Lew Farkas prepared to talk about his experiences as well as those of other residents, campers, visitors and travelers.

Among the distinguished guests were Rex Gilroy, one of the most influential UFOs in the Australia and the founder of cryptozoology in that country, Kevin Robb, who claims to have spotted hundreds of UFOs and received information about how we live in a multidimensional world.

And yet Peter Khoury, author of “DNA PCR Hair Sample”, is himself a victim of two abduction experiences by UFOs: the first in 1988 that he says he left a mark on his head where the aliens inserted a needle. . And another one on his right leg from which a sample was taken.

Peter Khoury claims to have witnessed, in 1992, another abduction that involved two extraterrestrial women, in his words, a blonde and an Asian. This was the first event of its kind in which biological evidence was obtained.

All contacts and plans were made, but phenomena more typical of our planet in general than that of that interior region of the Northern Territory, dictated the cancellation of the event. A huge tropical depression invaded Wycliffe Wells mercilessly and flooded the area in such a way that the water in the caravan park was knee-deep.

Capricorn tropic monument, Stuart Highway, Australia.

Tropic of Capricorn landmark on the edge of the long Stuart Highway, in the heart of the Australian Northern Territory.

Lew Farkas had no choice but to return the 130 AUD paid by the audience to attend the 3 days (AUD 50 per day) and wait for the waters to subside enough so that he could recover the long-awaited conference.

Until its realization, there is little left for the residents of Wycliffe Wells to come to terms with the alien normality of the place.

Which is no small thing. Paper and online handicrafts that promote the village begin by stating that the locality is known for the regular activity of UFOs.

As a result, the marketing tone is bolder. Sightings are guaranteed to be so common that if a visitor stays up all night they will be considered unlucky if they haven't seen anything, rather than lucky to have witnessed a phenomenon.

We were coming from a long journey that had started in Alice Springs and would only end almost 1500 km later in Darwin.

Exhausted by the atrocious heat of the outback and because of the monotony of driving, we never got to stay awake after eleven at night and, as such, we don't see ourselves in any of the adjectives.

Which does not invalidate that we have not been kidnapped by extraterrestrials, taken to some distant planet and brought back before daybreak.

Alice Springs to Darwin, Australia

Stuart Road, on its way to Australia's Top End

Do Red Center to the tropical Top End, the Stuart Highway road travels more than 1.500km lonely through Australia. Along this route, the Northern Territory radically changes its look but remains faithful to its rugged soul.
Red Center, Australia

Australia's Broken Heart

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Perth, Australia

the lonely city

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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unmissable roads

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Discovering Tassie, Part 2 - Hobart to Port Arthur, Australia

An Island Doomed to Crime

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Perth, Australia

Australia Day: In Honor of the Foundation, Mourning for Invasion

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Perth, Australia

The Oceania Cowboys

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Discovering tassie, Part 1 - Hobart, Australia

Australia's Backdoor

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Great Ocean Road, Australia

Ocean Out, along the Great Australian South

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Discovering tassie, Part 4 - Devonport to Strahan, Australia

Through the Tasmanian Wild West

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Perth to Albany, Australia

Across the Far West of Australia

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Sydney, Australia

From the Exile of Criminals to an Exemplary City

The first of the Australian colonies was built by exiled inmates. Today, Sydney's Aussies boast former convicts of their family tree and pride themselves on the cosmopolitan prosperity of the megalopolis they inhabit.
Atherton Tableland, Australia

Miles Away from Christmas (part XNUMX)

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Busselton, Australia

2000 meters in Aussie Style

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Melbourne, Australia

An "Asienated" Australia

Cultural capital aussie, Melbourne is also frequently voted the best quality of life city in the world. Nearly a million eastern emigrants took advantage of this immaculate welcome.
Discovering tassie, Part 3, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania from Top to Bottom

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Cairns to Cape Tribulation, Australia

Tropical Queensland: An Australia Too Wild

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Cairns-Kuranda, Australia

Train to the Middle of the Jungle

Built out of Cairns to save miners isolated in the rainforest from starvation by flooding, the Kuranda Railway eventually became the livelihood of hundreds of alternative Aussies.
Melbourne, Australia

The Football the Australians Rule

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Rhinoceros, PN Kaziranga, Assam, India
safari
PN Kaziranga, India

The Indian Monoceros Stronghold

Situated in the state of Assam, south of the great Brahmaputra river, PN Kaziranga occupies a vast area of ​​alluvial swamp. Two-thirds of the rhinocerus unicornis around the world, there are around 100 tigers, 1200 elephants and many other animals. Pressured by human proximity and the inevitable poaching, this precious park has not been able to protect itself from the hyperbolic floods of the monsoons and from some controversies.
Mount Lamjung Kailas Himal, Nepal, altitude sickness, mountain prevent treat, travel
Annapurna (circuit)
Annapurna Circuit: 2th - Chame a Upper BananaNepal

(I) Eminent Annapurnas

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Sheets of Bahia, Eternal Diamonds, Brazil
Architecture & Design
Sheets of Bahia, Brazil

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Totems, Botko Village, Malekula, Vanuatu
Adventure
Malekula, Vanuatu

Meat and Bone Cannibalism

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MassKara Festival, Bacolod City, Philippines
Ceremonies and Festivities
Bacolod, Philippines

A Festival to Laugh at Tragedy

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Gangtok House, Sikkim, India
Cities
Gangtok, India

An Hillside Life

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Obese resident of Tupola Tapaau, a small island in Western Samoa.
Meal
Tonga, Western Samoa, Polynesia

XXL Pacific

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Maiko during cultural show in Nara, Geisha, Nara, Japan
Culture
Kyoto, Japan

Survival: The Last Geisha Art

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Bungee jumping, Queenstown, New Zealand
Sport
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, the Queen of Extreme Sports

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New South Wales Australia, Beach walk
Traveling
Batemans Bay to Jervis Bay, Australia

New South Wales, from Bay to Bay

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Jingkieng Wahsurah, Nongblai Village Roots Bridge, Meghalaya, India
Ethnic
Meghalaya, India

The Bridges of the Peoples that Create Roots

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Got2Globe Photo Portfolio
Got2Globe Portfolio

life outside

Willemstad, Curacao, Punda, Handelskade
History
Willemstad, Curaçao

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view mount Teurafaatiu, Maupiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia
Islands
Maupiti, French Polynesia

A Society on the Margin

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Correspondence verification
Winter White
Rovaniemi, Finland

From the Finnish Lapland to the Arctic. A Visit to the Land of Santa

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Couple visiting Mikhaylovskoe, village where writer Alexander Pushkin had a home
Literature
Saint Petersburg e Mikhaylovkoe, Russia

The Writer Who Succumbed to His Own Plot

Alexander Pushkin is hailed by many as the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. But Pushkin also dictated an almost tragicomic epilogue to his prolific life.
End of the day at the Teesta river dam lake in Gajoldoba, India
Nature
Dooars India

At the Gates of the Himalayas

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Sheki, Autumn in the Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Autumn Homes
Autumn
Sheki, Azerbaijan

autumn in the caucasus

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Guides penetrate Cidade de Pedra, Pirenópolis
Natural Parks
Cidade de Pedra, Goiás, Brazil

A City of Stone. Precious.

A lithic vastness emerges from the cerrado around Pirenópolis and the heart of the Brazilian state of Goiás. With almost 600 hectares and even more millions of years old, it brings together countless capricious and labyrinthine ruiniform formations. Anyone who visits it will be lost in wonder.
Transpantaneira pantanal of Mato Grosso, capybara
UNESCO World Heritage
Mato Grosso Pantanal, Brazil

Transpantaneira, Pantanal and the Ends of Mato Grosso

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aggie gray, Samoa, South Pacific, Marlon Brando Fale
Characters
Apia, Western Samoa

The Host of the South Pacific

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View of Casa Iguana, Corn islands, pure caribbean, nicaragua
Beaches
Corn Islands - Islas del Maíz , Nicaragua

pure caribbean

Perfect tropical settings and genuine local life are the only luxuries available in the so-called Corn Islands or Corn Islands, an archipelago lost in the Central American confines of the Caribbean Sea.
Madu River: owner of a Fish SPA, with feet inside the doctor fish pond
Religion
Madu River and Lagoon, Sri Lanka

Along the Course of the Sinhala Buddhism

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End of the World Train, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
On Rails
Ushuaia, Argentina

Last Station: End of the World

Until 1947, the Tren del Fin del Mundo made countless trips for the inmates of the Ushuaia prison to cut firewood. Today, passengers are different, but no other train goes further south.
Busy intersection of Tokyo, Japan
Society
Tokyo, Japan

The Endless Night of the Rising Sun Capital

Say that Tokyo do not sleep is an understatement. In one of the largest and most sophisticated cities on the face of the Earth, twilight marks only the renewal of the frenetic daily life. And there are millions of souls that either find no place in the sun, or make more sense in the “dark” and obscure turns that follow.
Saksun, Faroe Islands, Streymoy, warning
Daily life
Saksun, streymoyFaroe Islands

The Faroese Village That Doesn't Want to be Disneyland

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Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Wildlife, lions
Wildlife
NP Gorongosa, Mozambique

The Wild Heart of Mozambique shows Signs of Life

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Full Dog Mushing
Scenic Flights
Seward, Alaska

The Alaskan Dog Mushing Summer

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