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Alabama festival celebrates UFO sightings


(FYFFE, AL)-- It’s time to celebrate Alabama’s most well-known UFO sighting. On Saturday, Fyffe is hosting its 15th annual UFO day.

Brandi Clayton is the Town Clerk for Fyffe. She said the event was created not just to single out the UFO sightings.

"Back in 2004 Mayor Lingerfield and some volunteers of the town came up with an idea to have a festival with the UFO, meaning Unforgettable Family Outing," she said, "It's a free festival. We bring in hot air balloons. We have antique tractors. We have antique cars."

The event of UFO sightings in 1989 once brought thousands of people who crowded the streets of Fyffe in hopes to experience their own sighting and to make contact with extraterrestrial life. Later, Fyffe was designated as Alabama’s UFO capital.  

UFO Day will start at 10 a.m. and last to around 10 p.m.

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