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Cattle rancher Judy Messoline built a UFO Watchtower so that everyone could better see what flies over her land. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
The UFO watch tower stands in the middle of the fertile San Luis Valley, just north of Hooper, Colorado. The cost is now $2 if you want to enter the parcel of land and enjoy the view, and camping is $10. Definitely a part of Americana, or should I say, "Alienata" that you don't want to miss on the self-proclaimed "Cosmic Highway!"[The Flying Armadillo, 09/02/2010]
We camped at the UFO Watchtower in our VW Bus. Super nice folks! Great view of the sunset and mountains. Warm fresh homemade cinnamon rolls! Highly recommended for an overnight camp stop. but even if you don't camp, great place to stop.[michael, 07/26/2008]
Extraterrestrials only come to this planet for our cinnamon rolls.
- Hooper, Colorado - UFO watchtower - Personal Witnessing
Just a quick side note about the UFO watchtower in Hooper, CO. During my recent visit, Judy, the woman who runs the place, was offering a free bumper sticker or frisbee if you (the customer) let her tape your account of a personal experience regarding a UFO sighting. I got a free frisbee! Also, there are camping spots available and, according to Judy, most of the sightings that have occurred there were at night. One other detail...the Colorado Gator Farm is about 5 1/2 miles further south on Highway 17.[Cal Bray, 08/27/2001]
I visited the UFO Watchtower during the Memorial Day weekend. As has been said, it's in the middle of nowhere, but one of the more scenic nowheres. From there one has a good view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Sand Dunes National Monument. If you're going to be in the area, the Watchtower (more like a watch-platform) and dome-shaped gift shop is worth seeing for the novelty of it.[Erik McCloud, 06/11/2001]