Sanzhi UFO/Pod houses were a set of abandoned pod-shaped buildings in Sanzhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The UFO houses were constructed beginning in 1978. They were intended as a vacation resort.

However, the project was abandoned in 1980 due to investment losses and several car accident deaths during construction, which is said to have been caused by the unfortuitous act of bisecting the Chinese dragon sculpture located near the resort gates for widening the road to the buildings. Other stories indicated that the site was the former burial ground for Dutch soldiers.

The buildings were scheduled to be torn down in late 2008, despite an online petition to retain one of the structures as a museum.


From Wikipedia.