Strange Happenings at Roswell, New Mexico

Despite being the 5th largest city in New Mexico, Roswell comes across as a sleepy kind of place. The local economy is based on farming and ranching, and I can’t imagine anything particularly exciting happens here these days. Not the sort of thing that would draw a whole lot of visitors, at any rate.

Bisckits getting into the local spirit of things in Roswell

But of course Roswell does have one claim to fame, although ironically it’s for an incident that actually happened quite some distance outside the town.

In July 1947, strange debris was found on the Foster Homestead, to the northwest of Roswell. The official line is that it was part of a balloon from a top secret operation called Project Mogul. Others claim the ‘Roswell Incident’ was the crash site of an alien flying saucer, and that the craft and its extraterrestrial pilots were shipped off the infamous Area 51 in Nevada.

Flying Saucer display at the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell

Whatever you believe, there’s no denying that 70 years later, Roswell remains synonymous with UFOs and aliens.

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This post was inspired by the photo theme of Glasses, Cups, Saucers from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.



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13 Responses to Strange Happenings at Roswell, New Mexico

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    Good one for saucer! I love Roswell, and have been to the museum during festival time. My aunt & uncle used to live there, too, and we’d go visit them. In fact, my uncle was a sheriff there during the time of the UFO crash landing. He said they were instructed to never speak of it.

  2. klara says:

    haha, excellent take on the subject!

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Thanks for participating. Great post. 😀

  4. Awesome UFO display! Roswell is pleasantly one of the oddest towns in America. Alien museum. Alien ice cream parlors. Alien Mexican restaurants. Can’t wait to go back!

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