In 1947, Roswell, New Mexico, USA, became a media frenzy after “something” crash landed in the desert. Initial theories were that it was a flying saucer, or alien space ship, which lost control and crash landed at a ranch in Roswell, NM. After a pike in interest, the military reported it that it was merely a conventional weather balloon that crash landed. This only increased interest because people were now operating under the assumption it was a Government cover-up. Whether or not it was an extra-terrestrial ship of some kind remains an opinion. You can either believe the Government who claim it was nothing more than a weather balloon, or you can believe other people who claim it was some kind of alien space-ship.
Further speculation suggests the secret U.S. Air Force base in the Mojave desert is housing the aliens that were inside the ship. You may have heard of the place, it’s called Area 51. Theories continued to fly in for decades, and in the 1990’s, the U.S. military published incident reports which disclosed the true nature of the crashed Project Mogul weather balloon that had become better known as the Roswell UFO incident. Still, that didn’t hold much weight in the eyes of the conspiracy theorists and Roswell became one of the world’s most famous alien locations.
Since then, Roswell, NM has become a popular tourist attraction. When driving through Roswell you can find a parade of store selling alien related merchandise, alien displays in the windows, and you can even find transparent alien heads which are used for street lights on the main roads.
Further more, there is a dedicated museum to the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, and if you’re ever over that way, we would suggest checking it out…
The Roswell UFO museum is definitely somewhere enthusiasts should visit. If memory serves, the admission for the museum is $5.00 per adults, which is great value for money. Inside the museum you can enjoy a screening room with black and white videos of the coverage from the 1947 Roswell UFO event, as well as other documentaries. There are some intriguing displays scattered throughout the museum which you can admire, as well as walls, upon walls, of photographic evidence of UFOs, Roswell, flying saucers, lights in the sky, and much more.
Upon exiting the museum, you can admire the display which shows an alien autopsy, another theoretical event. The same event was the inspiration behind the hit movie Alien Autopsy. You can also use the penny machine which turns your 1 cent coins into alien memorabilia. You know those machine that squash and print the coins… That’s the machine, but with a dose of alien awesomeness. Lastly, there’s the gift shop! The place is awesome and you can literally get lost in the for hours. It’s not necessarily the size, but the quality of goods. They have hundreds and hundreds of alien books, apparel, mugs, toys, and more. You can even get alien water. This place is going to be an alien attack on your wallet but you will not be disappointed.
Here are some picture we took on our trip to Roswell’s UFO museum.