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.
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".
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.