In Ko Pah Rd.
Jacumba, CA 91934
Personal Experience: After visiting the Desert View Tower & Boulder Park, we were ready to head on down highway 80 to find some good abandoned homes & maybe even some ghost towns! WELL, that quickly changed when we noticed a few flying saucers on the side of the road with a sign that read "Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals & Repairs". Stop the car!
Heading over, we were quickly greeted by the "store" owner, Coyote. What a character this man is! I have never met anyone like him. He comes off as a very sincere man to me, quirky as can be, a forever-child at heart & just brimming with extraterrestrial humor. His store front not only consists of flying saucers, but also a "theater" in the back where they have movie night, projecting the films onto a huge boulder.
When we were bidding farewell, Coyote insisted that we all get inside
the saucer for a group photo. Suddenly "Oops!" he hit the wrong button.
Next thing you know we were going out for a ride! What an entertaining tour! Especially since this was all unplanned. One second we're driving looking for abandoned homes, next thing you know we're cruising around in a flying saucer! Coyote was an excellent tour guide, pointing out alien sightings & artwork & "portals to new dimensions". It was loads of fun. We will be back for movie night, you better believe it! He said the real fun happens at night. He also said that they see aliens out there all the time. That part was serious. The rest was just him having fun out in the desert. As we were driving off and continuing to explore nearby, there was evidence of him all over the place. Balanced rocks, clothed sticks (you'll see in the photos). Just too funny. This man really knows how to keep busy while living the quiet, desert life.
Keep your eyes peeled along the drive. Coyote has decorations all over the place!
Coyote's navigator, Star:
Entrance to their "theater", Rattlesnake Parlor. It's pretty adorable. They have movie nights and project the film onto a large boulder:
A view of the theater and screen:
Love his homemade kicks!
Our flying saucer ride!
It was awesome. He has music in there and usually a television. Not to mention it was such an enjoyable tour. Coyote is filled with imagination and suspense. He would be a great camp counselor. He showed us "alien artwork" and different "portals" along the way. So much fun!
Once we finally bid farewell, we headed down to one of the spots he pointed out where you will be "spit out into another dimension":
There was barbed wire guarding the entrance to the tunnel. Perhaps there is some truth to what he said! Although, I'm thinking more of a government portal.
Go out there and say hi to him and his buddy Thunderbird for us. Tell him Hidden San Diego sent you!
One day I might put this onto t-shirts. For now, here's a fun logo I created in his honor:
ROUND 2: CAMPING
We hit it off so well with Coyote that we came back a month or so later and had a camping adventure with him. His promise was true: the real fun happens at night.......
Some strange shots from inside looking up at the stars:
Time portals up in the mountains:
Coyote lives right off the highway and so we played pranks on the cars driving by for about an hour, just driving around and turning the saucer lights on and off. Haha
Anza Borrego Desert
Cuyamaca State Park