Tenerife is often mentioned in studies about UFOs. There have been countless stories of UFO sightings and even contact with aliens on the island, which is considered a legendary place in this field. The coasts of Tenerife and the lonely landscapes of the Teide National Park are the most common sites mentioned by UFO investigators for supposed sightings of spaceships, both in the past and present.
In June 1989 a national radio programme gathered almost 40,000 people together in the Teide National Park with the aim of making contact with aliens. That event, more fun than anything else, highlighted how deeply rooted the phenomenon of UFOs is in Tenerife.