Spruce Pine, NC – Mitchell County, North Carolina is home to the most UFO sightings in all of NC. There have been many unexplained events and sightings in the Western NC Mountains. That combined with the fact that most if not all the quartz used in Space Telescopes, most any technology with a microchip and the tiles used on NASA space shuttles come from Spruce Pine and the surrounding areas. That makes Spruce Pine the perfect backdrop for the first annual Alien Conference.
On June 14th and 15th in downtown Spruce Pine NC, the Spruce Pine Alien Conference and Expo will beam down. This multidimensional event is expected to bring 10,000 visitors from around the United States. The featured speaker will be Mike Bara from the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens.
Also, there will be a number of panel discussions by local authors, researchers and Alien experts. During the day, residents and visitors will be allowed an “open mike” to tell their stories about close encounters and strange events.
Events will run from 7 pm to 10 pm on Friday and 9 am to 8 pm on Saturday. Friday will include free concerts and trips to the Dark Sky Observatory.
On Saturday there will be ongoing events:
9am – 8pm – Festival Open
10am – 11am – E. T. Bike Races
12pm – Car Show Drive-Thru Upper Street
3pm – 4pm – Unidentified Floating Object River Race
2pm – 3pm & 4 – 5 pm – Mike Bara (charged event – limited tickets)
8pm – 10pm – Bands
9pm(ish) – 12pm (ish) – Dark Sky Tours
For those that love to play the part there will be a “My Favorite Martian” costume contest for the young and young at heart. Plus an exciting “E.T.” Children’s Bike Race. Included in the downtown area will be food vendors, comic and book authors and a spacious Beer garden.
This is a free event to everyone interested in the unknown.