What Is This Crazy Concrete UFO Doing on a Mountaintop?

April 16, 2018 4:35 pm Last Updated: April 16, 2018 4:35 pm

A UFO made out of concrete sits atop a mountaintop in Bulgaria.

The Buzludzha Monument sits at the site of a battle between the Bulgarians and the Turks in 1868, according to Atlas Obscura.

In 1891, a group of socialists met on the same site to plan Bulgaria’s future.

In memory of these two events, the government in power later decided to erect a monument commemorating socialism.

The communist regime fell from power in 1989, and the site was then abandoned and the main entrance was closed. For people extremely keen to see inside, there are a few ways in, but other than the structure itself barely anything is left.

Bulgaria, situated in eastern Europe, now has a parliamentary system.

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