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History's Mysteries II

Alien Encounters

One of the greatest mysteries of all time is whether life exists on other planets. Stories about visitors from beyond Earth have been shared in various cultures for centuries. Are the stories real? If there are aliens, are they quite similar to us or very different? Would they be friendly? Today at Camp Kinda, you will dive into the evidence to separate the real from the fake and make up your own mind.


what you’ll need

  • Your Camp Kinda toolkit

  • 2 paper plates
  • 1 Styrofoam coffee cup
  • Silver acrylic paint
  • Craft jewels
  • Instant grab glue hot glue gun or glue dots
  • Newspaper
  • String (optional) for hanging



        Ask About Today

        Why did so many people think the radio broadcast War of the Worlds was a real alien invasion?

        Skip the Ads

        Unfortunately, online videos often start with short advertisements. Remind your campers to click the "Skip" button as soon as they can to move ahead to the video.

        Content Note

        A few of today’s video’s make passing references to aliens abducting humans and performing experiments.


        30-45 minutes


        Have Aliens Ever Visited Earth?

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        We’ve always wondered whether we are alone in the universe. Some people claim to have spotted spaceships or even to have MET aliens. Is it real? Let’s examine the evidence with Colossal Mysteries.

        Remember: Online videos often start with advertisements. Click "Skip" as soon as you can.


        UFO's Are Real!

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        There are many confirmed reports of “unidentified flying objects” that just can’t be explained. Recently, the United States government confirmed that it has video of such things. Are the objects real? Tricks? Accidents? Illusions? Perhaps you can be the one to solve the mystery!


        What Happened in Roswell?

        In 1947, a rancher in New Mexico rancher reported finding a burning crash site in his fields near the town of Roswell. The government said it was just a weather balloon that went down. Others doubted that story and believed it was being used to cover up an alien discovery. What’s the truth? Let’s investigate!


        Are Crop Circles Made by UFO's?

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        Large, complex shapes and patterns have appeared in fields around the world. Many people believe they could only have been created by aliens or spaceships, providing proof that we are not alone. But could there be other explanations? Let’s investigate!


        When People Thought Aliens Were Invading

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        In 1938, film director Orson Welles put on a radio production of a book called War of the Worlds. The production sounded so real, Americans didn’t realize it was just a radio program and panicked! Don’t believe it could happen? It did!


        45-60 minutes


        Build a Flying Saucer

        Many UFO’s have been described as looking like “flying saucers.” Well, thanks to Crafts by Amanda, today you are going to make your own flying saucer out of a couple paper plates, a foam cup, and some imagination. When it’s done, you will be surprised at how real it looks.

        Share your work! We'd love to see it. Ask an adult to email a photo or video to us or share it on Instagram or Twitter by tagging @CampKinda.


        10-15 minutes


        Space Chase

        You’ve learned all about alien adventures. Now, you’ll be in one. Can you escape in this high speed PE brain break?