We Talked with Nudists, Healers, and Believers at a UFO Convention in the Desert | Broadly


The Coachella for cosmic weirdos and sunburned dads.

Last weekend, a gathering of nearly 5,000 cosmic weirdos made it to Joshua Tree, California for the fourth annual Contact in the Desert.

Ufologists, believers, alien contactees, psychics, and consciousness-raisers, all gathered at the Institute of Mental Physics in California for four days of camping, conspiracy theories, and chakra adjustments. 

Described as “the Woodstock of UFO’s,” the conference-slash-festival is more like a burp of Burning Man filtered through the kookiest episodes of the X-Files. 

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