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This farmstead comes with cows, ranching equipment — and maybe some otherworldly visitors. 

An 80-acre parcel in Alamo, Nevada — right next to legendary military base Area 51 — has been listed for sale by a local realtor. The $4.5 million property at 20031 Rock Springs Road features a 5,600-square-foot hay barn, 576-square-foot shop, a four-bedroom main house and a three-bedroom guest house.

It also includes a permit for 250 cows to graze on the most secretive, high-profile Air Force base in the United States. 

The farm is currently owned by Steve and Glenda Medlin, who bought the property in 1973, before the Air Force claimed 89,000 acres of public land in the area, including some which Medlin’s cattle had been grazing on, Vice reported. Eventually, Steve reached a compromise with the US government allowing the cattle to again graze on the conspiracy-shrouded site — but he has to alert officials by government-issued radio in advance. 

With the popularity and legend of Area 51, the Medlins’ ranch has been quite the tourist destination. Their black, heavily vandalized mailbox has been called “the most photographed mailbox in the world,” thanks to years of photogenic, extraterrestrial additions added to it by alien-seeking tourists. It is unclear whether the mailbox is included in the sale. 

Whoever purchases the cows and their home will also be buying themselves some amount of internet fame. The Medlins stand as evidence that Area 51’s notoriety is contagious, seemingly infecting those within its proximity — whether they want it or not. 

“Steve Medlin has a government contract to provide cattle for the space aliens to mutilate,” a user once proclaimed on an online Area 51 forum, Vice wrote. 

“Aside from grazing rights inside the restricted area, he has nothing to do with ‘Area 51,’” another user responded, five years later. “He [gets] enough grief from tourists messing up his mailbox. Don’t bother the folks at the ranch.” 

The Extraterrestrial Highway (Nevada State Route 375) in Sand Spring Valley, Nevada.Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Fog weather warnings on first day of spring before SNOW hits in -1C polar plunge

YELLOW weather warnings for fog were in place this morning starting Spring off on a cold note.

Freezing weather is to follow in the coming days with snow forecast to hit this weekend.

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8Heavy dense fog descended on South Shields at the mouth of the River Tyne this morningCredit: North News and Pictures 8A man walks through a frosty Sefton Park in Liverpool this morningCredit: Mercury Press 8Daily exercise on snowy country roads at Morebattle village in the Scottish Borders on February 12Credit: Alamy Live News

Spring started off with a warning with parts of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands blanketed in fog.

The yellow warning was in place until 10am this morning.

Temperatures in the midlands and the south-west are to dip as low as -1C on Saturday and Sunday.

"With the high most likely centred over Scotland, this will bring a cold northerly air flow and a possibility of light sleet and snow flurries for a time into northern and eastern coasts," the Met Office forecast for this weekend.

Other areas will mostly stay fine and dry, however, with spells of rain and stronger winds predicted for the north and west.

WX Charts predicts a band of snow - stretching from Norfolk to Dorset - could blanket some areas.

It would mean Birmingham, parts of the West Midlands and Wales, Gloucestershire, parts of Somerset, Bristol and Dorset, could see the white stuff from March 9.

And the wintry weather could continue into April, with the Met Office saying "a white Easter is more likely than a white Christmas".

Meteorologist Grahame Madge told SomersetLive: "It's possible that we could get snow in March.

8Fog conditions were in place this morning until 10amCredit: Twitter 8covered roads near Longframlington in Northumberland on February 13Credit: North News and Pictures

"In fact, it's more likely we will get snow in March than in December."

He added: "I can see the weather system that is causing the excitement, but it’s too far away and too uncertain to have any indication yet.

"It is unlikely to see an easterly weather front coming across, but a white Easter is more likely than a white Christmas."

It comes as the Met Office dismissed reports of a "snow bomb" in March.

Experts rubbished claims that a massive 270-mile snowstorm is on course to hit parts of Britain this month just weeks after February's 18C warm snap.

A spokesperson said: "There is nothing like that in our immediate forecast, or in our longer 30-day outlook which can be seen on our website homepage."

Over the weekend lockdown-weary Brits hit beaches and parks across the UK to bask in the 13C sunshine despite warnings.

Health officials have urged people to keep following the "stay at home" order and to not be tempted by the glorious weather outside.

Crowds in Exeter sat alongside the River Exe enjoying the warm weather while watching the sunset.

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The sun-basking Brits were pictured sitting in groups of more than three people breaking the current lockdown restrictions in place.

Since January 4, Brits have not been allowed to leave their home to meet socially with anyone that is not in their support bubble or is not in their household.

Brits are also advised to stay two metres apart from anyone not in their household or support bubble.

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