Roswell International UFO Museum
In July 1947, something happened northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, during a severe thunderstorm. Was it a flying saucer? Was it a weather balloon? What happened?
Famous for what is now known as the Roswell Incident, the town of Roswell hosts an annual UFO festival and the International UFO Museum and Research Center where you can decide for yourself about the flying saucer that allegedly crashed here in 1947. Whatever you decide, you’re likely to be intrigued by the many exhibits and programs about the crash itself and the phenomenon of UFO research. Opened in 1991, the Museum and Research Center shortly thereafter earned 1996’s “Top Tourist Destination of New Mexico.” Each room in the Museum has been designed to bring back the feeling of 1947 – a newsroom, a government “cover-up” room, and also a room dedicated to providing information about “sightings” in general. The Research Center offers books, records, and other research materials galore. On the board of the Museum and Research Center are nuclear physicists, the best-known and most influential UFO expert in North America, documentarians of strange phenomena, and one of the world's leading experts on the Roswell UFO events of 1947. With these heavyweights, you gotta start believing!