Alysa and Mitch in Roswell, NM
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This very crooked photo is of the RV park's office. Aliens are everywhere in Roswell. To the left of the steps is an alien banner, and to the right of the door is a wood cutout on the wall.

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Billboard in town of the local radio station, complete with alien. I wonder who drew the first alien in this style...

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Roswell seems to be the home of old pickup trucks. Comparitavely our 10-year-old truck was rather showy. Here's one in front of a store Alysa took a quick look into.

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One corner of the UFO Museum and Research Center.

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Here we go into the UFO Museum and Research Center!

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One of several UFO-themed art objects in the lobby. This is a debris field after the crash. Oh yeah, the whole point of this is that on July 4, 1947, a UFO apparently crashed in the desert near Roswell. The government then covered up the whole thing.

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More of the lobby.

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Welcome!

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Near the entrance is a large map, where one can place a pin of your home town. I think the white one under the "U" in Massachusetts is the one Alysa placed.

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The first panels in the museum cover newpaper stories of UFO sightings. Here are some stories from Massachusetts - Boston Globe, Salem Evening News, etc.

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Pins are supposedly cleared at the end of each month, so all these pins are from the first nine days of July. Busy museum! It may have been busier than normal, though, as the prior weekend was the annual UFO convention.

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These are more Massachusetts papers - Quincy, Boston, Springfield, Marlboro, Milford - all from July of 1947.

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This was really a big deal! In the upper left is a story from the Worcester Gazette (now the Telegram & Gazette), our local daily paper, from July 8, 1947.

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An affadivit of Chuck Wade, whose father's friend Mac Brazel apparently saw something out in the desert after the crash but refused to say what he saw.

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Here's a local paper covering the crash. It's clear that something interesting happened - everyone was in a tizzy. The papers covered the event very closely.

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Here's a wide shot of the museum. Obviously nothing fancy - just a large open space, maybe as large as a mid-sized department store. The display walls are peg-boards with inexpensively-framed materials. They take their aliens seriously but could use a wealthy benefactor to spruce things up a bit!

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Various photos of possible UFOs at various locations around the world. Although I don't have a photo, there is a section (much to the credit of the museum) on UFO frauds.

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One of my favorite people, President Jimmy Carter, famously saw a UFO. Here's a brief quote.

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In the museum is this recreation of a scene from a Sci-Fi Channel move called "Roswell". This is an actual rubber alien from the movie, apparently showing an alien autopsy.

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