Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato Aren't the Only Ones With Otherworldly Desert Experiences

Episodes of your favorite shows just might back up their claims.

By Jenny Adams.

October 23, 2020
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This week, Instagram was ablaze when celebrity singer/songwriters Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus separately discussed seeing strange sightings in desert landscapes, which they each believed to be from other worlds.

Miley recounted being chased down by a flying object on San Bernadino Drive, quoting, “It looked at me, and we made contact. And I think that’s what really shook me––looking into the eyes of something that I couldn’t quite wrap my head around.”

Lovato has been in Joshua Tree, California––a region long connected with energy shifts and portals––honing on her own latest passion: making contact with life beyond our own world. She posted a video of the night sky, where unexplained lights can be seen moving across the screen.

You might be tempted to shake your head and chalk it up to silly celebrity ploys for more Instagram followers. However, if you take our suggestions and investigate these four episodes of Travel Channel shows, you’ll see something weird has been happening in the desert skies all around the world for decades.

A similar encounter to what Cyrus discussed is investigated on Season 1, Episode 1 of Paranomal Caught on Camera. A former Arizona governor claims to have seen a craft in the night sky in 1997. That was before cell phones, but the hovering vehicles returned in both 2007 and in 2015––this time, with witness videos. They clearly show circles and triangle light formations, suspended in mid-air over the Arizona desert landscape. That’s not the only desert featured, either. The Dome of the Rock is a sacred religious site in Jerusalem, surrounded by hundreds of miles of flat, arid earth. It’s the site where the Prophet Muhammad was believed to have ascended to heaven. In one recent witness video, you clearly see a giant, human-shaped light being zoom upwards into the sky. The speed and figure are totally unexplained and it’s all captured on one man’s cellphone.

Another unexplained but well-documented desert disturbance lies in the Nazca Lines. The deserts of Southern Peru have a series of crisscrossed lines, sketched into 190 miles of earth. They were discovered in 1927, but it wasn’t until a plane flew over in the 1930s that researchers realized the size and scope. Animals and strange figures are literally carved into the ground. The massive drawings remain unexplained, but theories say that they were made by ancient tribes to relate astrological events. You can check out more on the topic in Episode 11, Season 3 of Beyond the Unknown.

Host Cliff Simon must use all his skills as a former military man, adventurer, and survivalist to brave the predator-filled Mojave desert as he embarks on a quest to learn as much as he can about the creature known as the Mojave Sandman.

Host Cliff Simon must use all his skills as a former military man, adventurer, and survivalist to brave the predator-filled Mojave desert as he embarks on a quest to learn as much as he can about the creature known as the Mojave Sandman.

One of the creepiest episodes on Travel Channel is called “Mohave Sandman,” Episode 5 of Season 1 of Into the Unknown, when Host Cliff Simon heads into one of the most formidable landscapes on earth to explore the mysteries surrounding The Sandman. A Mohave Desert myth linked to Sasquatch and Yeti beings, this Sandman is a towering figure, recounted in hundreds of years of tribal oral history in the famous desert. Thousands of sightings have been reported. If you’re squeamish about camping in the dark with rattlesnakes, this episode offers more than one real scare.

Also a real desert horror moment: “Desert Wasteland,” Season 1, Episode 5 of Monsters and Mysteries. It takes you inside the facts of a mysterious unsolved case of 10,000 farm animals being slaughtered in the New Mexico desert since the 1960s. Whatever is killing them leaves behind no blood, only surgically carved-up, dry carcasses. Then, it gets worse. We watch one woman’s terrifying account of being stalked by something outside her family’s home. It leaves scratch marks on the house, the car and finally, on her. Is it the tribal terror called the Nightstalker? Is it proof of alien life?

With their recent similar experiences, Demi and Miley might be tempted to say yes.

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