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West Virginia has its very own Area 51 and it is fascinating


​​West Virginia definitely has its fair share of weird and unusual places. From abandoned ghost towns to haunted buildings, these places are usually shrouded in folklore and urban legends passed down through generations.

Some places however are known for their focus on alien encounters and UFO sightings, keep reading to learn more about West Virginia's very own version of Area 51.

The Green Bank Observatory is located in Pocahontas County and if you live nearby, you're probably already familiar with the giant white telescope that's located here. Known as the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, it is actually the largest telescope of its kind in the entire world.

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