This fascinating 'UFO landing pad' has been built in the middle of the Argentinian desert by a man who claimed aliens told him to construct it.

It's a collection of white and brown rocks in the shape of a star, known as an 'ovniport' - and it appeared in the small town of Cachi in the province of Salta, MailOnline Travel reports.

It is believed to have been built by Swiss man Werner Jaisli, who travelled to the area in search of extraterrestrials.

isitors flock to the site - and no wonder. Because it's stunning.

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It is believed to have been built by Swiss man Werner Jaisli, who travelled to the area in search of extraterrestrials. Photo / Nora Aliessi
It is believed to have been built by Swiss man Werner Jaisli, who travelled to the area in search of extraterrestrials. Photo / Nora Aliessi

A fact that's highlighted by aerial images.

After travelling to Argentina, Jaisli is reported to have claimed he received a 'telepathic message' from aliens telling him they needed a place to land on earth.

He told Argentine newspaper El Tribuno: 'They landed about 100 metres above our heads and projected on us a beam of light that made us both see their own brightness.

'The funny thing is that it did not affect our vision. Something began to bubble through my brain: it was an order. They asked me telepathically to build the airport.'

He is thought to have immediately got to work, making a large star in 2008 with 36 points that measures 48 metres in diameter.

Jaisli also made a smaller star and it took him until 2012 until his work was complete.

As well as tourists, the site is also popular with UFO enthusiasts, who believe they may be able to contact beings from another world from the site.

Visitors flock to the site - and no wonder. Because it's stunning. Photo / Nora Aliessi, Flickr
Visitors flock to the site - and no wonder. Because it's stunning. Photo / Nora Aliessi, Flickr

However, soon after the ovniport was built, locals around Cachi stopped seeing Jaisli, who had a large beard and would often wear a Druid outfit.

It is unclear where he travelled to but some locals joked that he may have been abducted by aliens.

However, it is thought he actually went to Bolivia - with another theory that he travelled back to Switzerland.