Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 | 9:21 a.m.
The Los Angeles times today writes about the solitary mailbox near Area 51, known as the "Black Mailbox" to UFO enthusiasts who camp by it.
"Over the years, hundreds of people have converged here in south-central Nevada to photograph the box -- the size of a small television, held up by a chipped metal pole. They camp next to it. They try to break into it. They debate its significance, or simply huddle by it for hours, staring into the night," writes Ashley Powers, LA Times staff writer.
"Some think the mailbox is linked to nearby Area 51, a military installation and purported hotbed of extraterrestrial activity. At the very least, they consider the box a prime magnet for flying saucers."