New Mexico is an interesting place. It’s not quite desert, but not quite forest. Though an American state, our heritage is vastly different from our neighbors’. Our economy is dependent on oil drilling and mineral extraction, but we are also home to several environmental movements. New Mexico is a land of paradoxes and strange phenomena, but residents and visitors delight in the strangeness that hides behind even the most banal artifacts.


This site is devoted to everything strange and unique about New Mexico. From UFO sightings to wildlife, UNESCO World Heritage Sites to general fun facts, My Strange New Mexico is your one-stop shop for everything weird about this beautiful state. If you have any personal stories or information about New Mexico, send us an email—we are always looking for resident accounts of events, phenomena, or day-to-day life.