The UFO phenomenon

The stories of extraterrestrial sightings and alien encounters in Tenerife have made the Island a mythical place in UFO studies. A series of these happenings is said to have taken place in Teide National Park, where 40,000 people gathered in June 1989 in response to a national radio programme that aimed to make some form of alien contact. The coast of Tenerife has also long been the scene of many sightings of unidentified flying objects.