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Roswell, New Mexico is located southeast of Los Alamos, about a four-hour drive from Albuquerque. New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. — bordered by Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Utah.

Roswell is the site of the infamous UFO crash that took place on July 2, 1947. Since that historic date and what has now come to be known as "The Roswell Incident," the city has attracted millions of UFO-lovers and visitors from around the world.

Roswell UFO Crash
As the story goes... rancher Mac Brazel discovered a large amount of crash debris scattered over a huge area at Foster Ranch, located about 75 miles northwest of Roswell. It has also been reported over the years that up to five alien bodies (perhaps the remains of a crew) had been recovered from the crash site.

The following day, Mac took some of the crash debris to show the Sheriff, who in turn called Major Jesse Marcel, the Intelligence Officer at Roswell Army Air Field.

On July 8, 1947, under the orders of Colonel Blanchard, the base Information Officer issued the infamous Press Release that referred to the crash debris as a "Flying Saucer" — the term "UFO" wasn't coined until after 1949. The Press Release was written by Lt. Walter Haut (a founder of and visitor to the International UFO Museum in Roswell, run by his daughter).

The headline in the newspapers read, "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region." The next day, General Ramey, the Commander of the 8th Air Force, ordered that a "corrected" Press Release be issued stating that the so-called "Flying Saucer" was infact a "Weather Balloon" — and the rest as they say is history!


Many of you may recall the infamous "staged" newspaper photo (arranged by General Ramey) of base Intelligence Officer Jesse Marcel (an expert on state-of-the-art radar devices) holding up the remnants of a weather balloon — and so began one of the greatest cover-ups of our time!

The crash remains (including what many believe to be alien bodies) were sent from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to Area 51.

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Replica of Roswell Crash Debris
Marcel Jr. was one of the featured speakers at a "Bay Area UFO Expo" in Santa Clara, California in 2007. He brought along an interesting artifact — a replica of a piece of metal debris (pictured right) that his father (Jesse Marcel, the Intelligence Officer at Roswell Army Air Field) had shown him following the Roswell crash in 1947. The dull gray metallic beam was approximately 12 inches long and three-eighths of an inch wide. One side of the I-beam featured about 30 purplish-colored geometric symbols — squares, circles, triangles, and pyramids (each one about 1/4 of an inch tall).

Note: The "original" metallic beam (and all other debris from the crash) was confiscated by the military in 1947.

For more info detailing the real events around the Roswell incident (as told to him by his father), read Jesse Marcel Jr.'s book entitled "The Roswell Legacy." It's a great book!

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Fun Things To Do in Roswell
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Annual UFO Festival
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Roswell's Annual UFO Festival usually runs between July 2-5 and includes featured Guest Speakers, Authors, Live Entertainment, Family-Friendly Activities including a UFO Festival Parade, Alien Costume Contest, Alien Animal Pet Costume Contest, a Fireworks Extravaganza... and more!

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Roswell UFO Crash Site and Sign, Roswell, New Mexico

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Jesse Marcel Jr and Alana at the Bay Area UFO Expo in 2007

Replica of a long skinny piece of metal debris featuring small hieroglyphic markings that Jesse Marcel Jr.'s dad had shown him following the Roswell crash in 1947

"The Roswell Legacy" by Jesse Marcel, Jr.

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