Saturday – October 12, 2013
International UFO Museum
Roswell, New Mexico
Another beautiful, warm, sunny day here at the Bottomless Lakes State Park, near Roswell, New Mexico. Time to go exploring at the International UFO Museum in Roswell.
Roswell is most popularly known for having its name attached to what is now called the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, even though the crash site of the alleged UFO was some 75 miles from Roswell and closer to Corona. The investigation and debris recovery was handled by the local Roswell Army Air Field.
Roswell has benefited from interest in the alleged UFO incident of 1947. It was the report of an object that crashed in the general vicinity in June or July 1947, allegedly an extraterrestrial spacecraft and its alien occupants. Since the late 1970s the incident has been the subject of intense controversy and of conspiracy theories as to the true nature of the object that crashed. The United States Armed Forces maintains that what was recovered was debris from an experimental high-altitude helium weather and surveillance balloon belonging to a classified program named "Mogul" however, many UFO proponents maintain that an alien craft was found and its occupants were captured, and that the military then engaged in a cover-up. In recent times, the business community has deliberately sought out tourists interested in UFOs, science fiction, and aliens.
We spent about two hours at the UFO museum. The museum has an impressive collection of artifacts, photographs, documents and affidavits that support the claims by residents in July 1947, that an unknown craft, crash-landed near Roswell, with four occupants in it. Affidavits from eyewitnesses to this event at the time, civilian, former air force officers and enlisted personnel, seem to provide substantial credibility that a cover-up story was fabricated by the U.S. Government at the time and that it maintains to this date.
University professors, students and UFO aficionados continue to conduct research at the crash site, looking for any evidence that an unidentified object did indeed crash here in 1947.
Is anybody out there? Stay tuned!
Tomorrow another adventure begins.