CALLAN -- This post is dedicated to aliens in search of sanctuary, safe havens on earth and places where it is safe to live off the grid. I will suggest nine places where an alien could find an interference-free landing zone, then blend into the local area. I am prompted in this goal since it follows a successful studio model that goes back at least 10 years, back to the time when Twentieth Century Fox arranged for Nevada governor Bob Miller to dedicate Nevada Highway 375 as an "Extraterrestial Highway" on which aliens would be granted safe haven when they landed their UFOs. The studio then unveiled a beacon on it near the town of Rachel, Nevada. Aliens who landed there were easily assimilated into the local populace, thereby ensuring the studios had plenty of extras for follow-up (think Independence Day).
NOTE TO ALIENS: You can land on the Callan bypass in County Kilkenny, Ireland and blend right into the scenery. So many things happen on the shoulder of that road that you would never be bothered by joggers, dogs, wrong-way tractors and locals recalling their Breakfast on Pluto. On weekends, you can saunter up to the Kilkenny Castle and enjoy all sorts of creatures on pilgrimages known affectionately as "hen nights" after sunset.
Next month, we travel to the arid expanses of sand that the US military uses to test low altitude navigation techniques, high altitude strafing, laser bomb settings and more. We will skirt the perimeter of Area 51 and buy a handful of postcards to prove we were there while meandering towards the southern rim of the Grand Canyon.
Check back for details, including satellite maps and grid coordinates.
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