DeKalb County Town Celebrates UFO Past With Family Festival

FYFFE, Ala. (AP) - The town of Fyffe has turned a string of UFO sightings from nine years ago into an annual weekend festival.

The town in northeast Alabama attracted international attention and developed a mini-industry when hundreds turned up to search the night sky for flying saucers in early 1989.

Now the city of less than 1,000 is holding its fourth Unforgettable Family Outing or UFO Days on Friday and Saturday.

Fyffe Mayor Larry Lingerfelt said the festival has grown every year and the town decided to embrace their reputation as the UFO capital of Alabama.

This year, there will be helicopter rides for the first time at the free festival along with music, hot-air balloon rides and live music.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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