Saturday, April 28, 2012

Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell, NM is a strange little town situated in the eastern part of the state, well off the beaten path.  If you found yourself in Roswell, you meant to be there, because there is nothing else around which is worth visiting.  It got its claim to fame because of a strange incident which occurred in late June or early July of 1947, where a UFO was alleged to have crash landed.  

My own (very) tenuous connection with the event is that one of my patients, a local clergyman who was in the seventh grade at the local school at the time, tells me there were some very, very strange things that went on.  He knew the family on whose ranch the UFO was supposedly found, and said those who saw the debris were absolutely convinced the materials were unlike any they had ever seen. According to him, many of the locals saw the crash site. Not only that, there was a family friend who was a nurse who was called in to the clinic where alleged autopsies were performed.  She told several of the townspeople they did autopsies on some kind of creatures she couldn't identify and she seemed very scared.  She disappeared the next day and was never heard from again.  

I went to the museum where they displayed affidavits from career Air Force officers, many of them very high ranking, who swear the craft was not of a material or a technology familiar to them at that time, and some drew the conclusion they were alien craft.

Me?  I don't know.  But, it did make for an interesting afternoon where the museum sold UFO earrings (I bought Cin a pair), they had "My parents went to Roswell, NM and all I got was this lousy tee shirt" and the lightposts were adorned with alien heads.  So, if you are elk hunting on the Mescalero Indian Reservation and you need a break, Roswell is a ticket to a different world.

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