Being Tourists in Roswell New Mexico

 

 

Entrance to the UFO Museum and Research Center. worth your time.

Entrance to the UFO Museum and Research Center. worth your time.

What a fun day! Today we became tourists in Roswell, New Mexico. Of course a lot of Roswell is about UFO’s and Aliens. To be honest that is what we came for and being silly and juvenile had its charm. We will go into town at least a couple more times to complete our UFO study as well as do other wonderful things the area has to offer.

Whether or not you believe in Aliens and UfOs’ is not important as long as you can get into the spirit of the days. The place has actual historic and scientific relevance. My husband and I are believers. The galaxy seems too large for just us. I think it is a bit arrogant to believe we are the reason for it all. We also believe in many other things that may seem foolish and lack proof. I admit we are conspiracy buffs since so many of those theories have been proved. One of course that doesn’t seem foolish to us is our never ending faith but that is off topic.

We visited the International UFO Museum and Research Center. We were amazed by the collection it houses. I truly believe it could take you weeks to really read all the gathered material and study the photos.

The exhibits are numerous and especially the printed testimonies of sightings and letters of affirmation that the crash of July 1947 really happened here. There are many other proofs of these sightings and testimonies from around the world and at variety of times in history.

Exhibits contain replicas of aliens, the space craft materials and a collection of the usual art that is based on landings and abductions. “The truth is out there!” as the X-Files stated.

The best exhibit that draws you in is an alien landing crew and an animated space ship which appears to be getting ready to take off.

No Roswell trip would be complete without visiting the museum. It is cheap and you are even allowed to take pets in there.

Lunch was at the El Toro Bravo. I’m no expert but, food seemed authentic and was delicious. Inexpensive place to eat.

The next stop was the Alien Zone where they sell souvenirs of the UFO kind. The store had some very interesting and fun displays but, for us the best part of this place is the Area 51 section with lots of great displays and for just a couple dollars you can go in and take photos with real (well real looking, almost aliens.) These two old people giggled and spent way too much time indulging in this fantasy. We told ourselves it was for the blog and it is kinda. But if the word ‘silly’ has a place in your vocabulary, let yourself go.

There are several photos below. Enjoy! We are still laughing at ourselves. There will be many more added over time. Most photos are taken by my husband, Dan Wentzel. The few with him in it are taken by moi. You can tell the quality is much worse.

Look for another blog about how this event shaped a town and how businesses promote everything with this UFO/Alien theme.

This is fabulous display of alien landing crew with an animated space craft that looks like its getting ready to take off.

This is fabulous display of alien landing crew with an animated space craft that looks like its getting ready to take off.

Reproduction(or is it?) of autopsy of surviving alien after the Roswell crash.

Reproduction(or is it?) of autopsy of surviving alien after the Roswell crash.

The crash dummy the government used to actually test impact

The crash dummy the government used to actually test impact

Do you remember the old movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still? Here is GORT!

Do you remember the old movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still? Here is GORT!

This is a display carved to represent the lid of a Mayan tomb. It is believed to depict an astronaut from 400-5000 A.D. Worth studying about.

This is a display carved to represent the lid of a Mayan tomb. It is believed to depict an astronaut from 400-5000 A.D. Worth studying about.

Even the street lights remind you ,

Even the street lights remind you ,”The Truth is Out There!”

Another alien being preserved.

Another alien being preserved.

Just 'pooping' with a new friend.

Just ‘pooping’ with a new friend.

“Wow-now that was a ride!!!”

“Yeah, I agree, this couch is lumpy!”

“Where is your belly button?”

Just trying to fit in.

Just trying to fit in. “Do you think they noticed us?”

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