The Buzludzha Monument was featured just recently on the travel section of CNN.com. An article by freelance travel writer Jarryd Salem, published on January 18th, introduces the monument to a worldwide audience:

“Three hours from Sofia, in the heart of the Balkan Mountains, a potholed road twists its way up Mount Buzludzha, leading to ‘Bulgaria's UFO.’ 

“Rising from the top of the hill, this perplexing concrete structure can be seen for kilometers, inspiring an anxious excitement in those laying eyes on it for the first time.”

This certainly isn’t the first time Buzludzha has appeared in the global media, but it’s good to see a high-profile feature that spends so much time digging into the history and significance of the monument. The article even mentions the Buzludzha Project, as it discusses potential futures for the site.

The author concludes: “Whether it's restored or left to decay the intrigue of Bulgaria's UFO will continue to attract urban explorers for many years to come.”

Read the full article here: Bulgaria's communist UFO: The abandoned Buzludzha Monument

Photo by Jarryd Salem.