A faded, handmade mailbox on a lonely stretch of Nevada highway has become an unlikely tourist attraction, the Los Angeles Times reports. The "Black Mailbox," belonging to a nearby ranching couple, has become a magnet for UFO believers who suspect it is a postbox for extraterrestrials. Some spend nights camped out by the box, waiting, or communing with like-minded souls.
The box, the only landmark for 40 miles, developed a following after claims of saucer sitings turned the nearest town into a hotspot for UFO-hunters. Visitors leave bumper stickers and notes. Some try to break in, and it's been shot up a few times, resulting in the original black mailbox being replaced by a white, bullet-proof, Master-Locked version. Its bemused owners have added an "Alien Drop Box" with a slot on the side: Occasionally visitors leave dollar bills.