World's First UFO Landing Pad – Saint Paul, Alberta - Atlas Obscura

World's First UFO Landing Pad

Saint Paul, Alberta

Canadian centennial project designed to gather information about UFOs. 


Built as part of the Canadian centennial celebration in 1967, St. Paul, Alberta has an official UFO landing welcome site. Weighing just over 130 tons, the large flat concrete structure contains a time capsule to be opened on the 100-year anniversary of the pad’s opening in 2067.

A large map of Canada made from stones from each of the provinces adorns the rear of the pad. In the 1990’s, a rounded, saucer-shaped tourist information center was opened on the site containing a museum of UFO memorabilia including photographs of alleged landing sites, mysterious cattle mutilations, and crop circles.

Some of the items on display at the center were purchased from the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies. This organization was founded by one of the scientists who famously worked on the United States Air Force UFO study called Project Blue Book.

The St. Paul center maintains a toll-free number for people to call and report their own sightings. The hotline is 1-888-See-UFOs, (1-888-733-8367).

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Located at the corner of 50th Ave. and 53rd St.

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