|Alien display inside the Roswell International UFO Museum|
Once we crossed I-40, the land flattened and rolled easily into the distance. Endless ups and downs as far as you can see. I found it quiet and peaceful, with the views going on forever. My wife mostly slept.
It is a 192 mile, 3 hour drive, one-way. But we felt we couldn't do any better than take a full day to drive to Roswell and back as it is well south of Denver, and not an area we planned to travel again anytime soon. And we wanted to see the one and only Roswell, site of the first documented and much argued about alien encounter.
|International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, NM|
Roswell seems to be a small, hot and dry town with a Target and a Walmart and a lot of traffic for its size. Actually, over 48,000 people live there. Today the high temperature was 101 degrees, a bit hot. It is home to Eastern New Mexico University and the New Mexico Military Academy, 2 high schools and an airport.
|Little Green Men peek from almost every business in town|
|Roswell Radio Station mock-up with a green teletype from the era|
|Vintage Western Chicago wire audio recorder (before audio tape was invented)|
|Crash site items with strange writing and metals|
|The Day The Earth Stood Still|
|The great cover-up as the Government denies the alien story|
|Alien photo evidence from around the world|
|Items here include things found implanted in people|
|Crop Circles from around the world|
After our tour we visited an antique mall and the local art museum. The drive back was just as long and empty as the drive here. Eventually we returned to Santa Fe for the night.
Whatever actually happened in Roswell in 1947 may have been so successfully covered up and distorted by our government, we may never know the truth. Roswell is a fun and interesting place to visit and UFO's have become an important part of our American culture.
|Movie props from a 1994 film about Roswell|