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Frisco UFO Futuro House Replacement

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We are asking for the public's help in donating funds to help replace the famous Frisco UFO. Any possibilities for its replacement are being considered, and we are open to suggestions or if you know where an original Futuro house can be found, let us know. Even possibly building replica on-site or on another site is not out of the question either. Many people have been asking if they could donate to help with its replacement, and thats why this was fundraiser created.

A fire at the UFO Frisco Futuro House was reported to the Frisco VFD at 10:06 p.m. on October 19, 2022. It was extinguished by the Frisco and Buxton VFDs within several hours. There were no injuries, as the site was unoccupied at the time. Property resident, Leroy Reynolds, believes that the fire was not an accidental incident.

“There was no electrical hook-up [at the UFO] at the time,” said Reynolds. “So, unless there was a mouse that was playing with matches, this fire was purposely set.”

“Either somebody started it, or a small animal figured out how to start a fire.”

Regardless of what ignited the fire, the results were heartbreaking.

History Of The Frisco UFO

The Frisco UFO was one of the island’s most famous roadside attractions, and the structure was highlighted in a number of international news segments and magazines over the years.

The Frisco Futuro House was originally bought in 1972 by a couple who used it as a beach retreat along the oceanfront in Hatteras village.

Starting in the 1980s, the UFO was sold and moved to several Frisco locations, (including the Scotch Bonnet Marina), until it was relocated to its current site at 52186 Morriss Lane in the mid-1990s.

In the past four decades, the structure has been leased as a gift shop, a newspaper office, and even an “Out of this World” hotdog stand, but in the past few years, the Frisco UFO cemented its reputation as an interstellar photo backdrop, and the spot where you may have a close encounter of the third kind, thanks to an in-house alien greeter.

Resident alien Leroy Reynolds, who has intricate ties to the site as the “little green man” who jumps out of the UFO to the delight of visitors, arguably suffered the loss of the Frisco UFO the hardest.

Though the property where the UFO is docked is owned by Hatteras Island resident Jim Bagwell, it’s Reynolds who maintains the site and completes the out-of-this-world experience.

“I’ve been really depressed since the fire,” said Reynolds. “I was out of sorts on Halloween. People were coming up and telling me stories of their memories, which was wonderful, but there were also children crying because of the way [the UFO] looks now, and that was heartbreaking.”

“It’s like losing your best friend,” he added. “I was down there every day, just having fun and making people laugh. That’s all it was ever really about.”

Futuro UFO House Replacement
This new model will hold all the aesthetic characteristics of the original, but will also have some benefits to allow the new Futuro House UFOs to prosper on earth for the foreseeable future.

The new UFOs will be slightly larger, but will still come in pieces that will be easy to put together as a shell roadside attraction (like the former Frisco UFO) or even as a fully-functional living space.

“We made it different and we re-engineered it to be a little bit bigger,” said Corpora. “But this thing was designed to perfection so that it will be a perfect ellipse, and the pieces will be interlocked.”


But there’s a solid opening right now for the Outer Banks to secure the first new commercially-manufactured Futuro house in 50 years and for that Futuro House UFO to land directly in Frisco, NC, where an original spaceship was recently lost.

Corpora stated in a recent interview that the idea of having the first new UFO land in Frisco was a tempting prospect and would be a great way to re-introduce the Futuro home to the world while doing a bit of good on a local scale.

“We would love the opportunity to bring something back that was taken away beyond your control and to replace something you love,” said Corpora. “The Futuro house has a following like no other, and we respect that and would love to make you another.”

Resident alien Leroy Reynolds was also thrilled at the prospect of having a new outer-home away from home. “I would be blown away,” he said. “I would be overwhelmed, and I would be Frisco’s alien forever, which is a role I’ve always loved.”

The cost to purchase a yet-to-be-built Futuro house is $179,500, which is a difficult goalline considering Frisco’s other worthy and ongoing projects (such as the Frisco-Buxton pathway). Still, the purchase of the first new UFO is a feasible prospect if the community steps in.

The seeds for a new UFO landing (which were initially planted by Red Drum Pottery and Community Yoga owners Wes Lassiter and Rhonda Bates) are there. All Frisco needs to claim its title as the “Home of the first new UFO constructed in 50 years” is money and subsequent community support.

“We’re going to make you one of our Futuro houses and give your village a second wind,” said Corpora. “You have to have a humanistic approach to what you do in business. You just have to… And we would love to bring back something that you love.”

We are asking for the public's help in donating funds to help replace the famous Frisco UFO. Any possibilities for its replacement are being considered, and we are open to suggestions or if you know where an original Futuro house can be found, let us know. Even possibly building replica on-site or on another site is not out of the question either.
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