May 19, 2021

The 37th Parallel

by Abbie, Graphics Goddess

The 37th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 37 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean. In the United States, the 37th Parallel is actually the defining border to parts of Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. But what if this latitudinal line means more? 

The 37th Parallel

From Santa Cruz, California, to the Chesapeake Bay, the 37th Parallel has been dubbed the “UFO Highway” and the “Paranormal Highway” of the United States for being littered with histories of cattle mutilations, UFO sightings, reports of underground military bases, and ancient native sacred sites. The phenomena zone stretches about 70 miles either side of the 37th Parallel, roughly the area between the 36th and 38th parallels. Some of the most notable landmarks on or near the 37th parallel include:

- Area 51 in Nevada  

- Mesa Verde, Colorado, one of the largest ancestral Puebloan sites in the U.S.

- Monument Valley and Shiprock, two of the most sacred places in the Navajo Nation 

- Dulce, New Mexico, home to a supposed secret military base

- Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was developed and tested

- Taos, New Mexico, home of the unexplained “Taos Hum” (see the November Knick Nac in our 2020 issue)

- Fort Knox, Kentucky, which holds roughly 4,580 metric tons of gold bullion, over half of the Treasury's stored gold 

- Hopkinsville and Hellier, Kentucky, known for legends of Goblin encounters

- Norfolk, Virginia, location of the most recently released UFO videos shot by U.S. Navy that the Pentagon acknowledged and confirmed as real footage in 2020

Since the 1960s, there have been over 10,000 reported cases of cattle mutilations in the United States. The epicenter spans across Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma, along the 37th Parallel. Could it be possible that the 37th Parallel correlates with a highway of “hot spots” for paranormal activity?