Saturday, June 30, 2012

The 65th UFO Festival in Roswell


The UFO 1947 crash site
 The UFO 1947 crash site

Like every year, the City of Roswell invites UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of one of the most debated incidents in history. The three-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, an alien costume contest, an alien pet costume contest, an alien parade, and more. All that in a New Mexican heat of 1o6 °F. 

The Roswell UFO Museum
The Roswell UFO Museum

65 years ago a UFO crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell. This event stirred a never ending controversy and gave birth to countless conspiracy theories. 

Aliens embrace!
 Visitor friendly alien on Main Street

Interestingly enough, the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed "flying disk."  But after the Roswell Daily Record published a front page article about the event, RAAF changed its statement the next day and announced that the object was a mere  weather balloon and not a flying disk as  previously reported. This revised statement sparked immediate controversy. The eye witnesses were hushed up or simply ridiculed. 

The alien costume contest
 The alien costume contest

To this day many people around the world believe that there was a cover upon a grand scale.

And the winners are...
Winners in the kids' category

And while we may never learn the truth, we can at least have some fun. The festival lasts three days from June 29 till July 1. 

The coolest bartender ever!

The Roswell UFO Museum organized a number of talks. One of the more interesting is probably one that will be given on Sunday by Freddy Silva - a serious researcher of the crop circle phenomenon. You will also have a chance to meet a nuclear researcher Stanton Friedman, scientific UFOlogist Kathleen Marden, and Kevin Randle who studied UFOs for forty years, among others. To find out more simply visit UFO Museum site.

 Welcome to the Zone

Wishing all Roswell  visitors and citizens alike a great fun. Get abducted! - Dominique Allmon

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