A 98ml/158km stretch of road on Route 375, a few miles north of the notorious Area 51 and the super-secret Groom Lake Air Force Base, this is where the American Air Force is believed to have tested the Stealth and U-2 aircraft and where numerous American TV shows have claimed aliens from outer space have undergone examinations at the top-secret Department of Defense site. UFO buffs often gather on ridges above Area 51 and use high-powered telescopes and binoculars to spy on the secret location. Their favourite meeting points are at the bars in nearby Rachel (rachelnevada. com/ethighway.html), where they exchange tales about extra-terrestrials. Now the road has been officially dubbed the ET Highway by the Nevada Commission on Tourism, which has even created a new programme called the ET Experience.