Saturday, July 30, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Roswell buried by tumbleweed invasion


Posted on Monday, 3 February, 2014 | Comment icon 22 comments

Some people were unable to get out of their houses. Image Credit: YouTube / KRQE
Residents of the New Mexico town have found their homes buried underneath mountains of dried up plants.
Well known for being the site of the world's most infamous UFO incident, Roswell has lately been subjected to an invasion of a different kind - thanks to a recent spate of high winds the town has been slowly disappearing underneath huge quantities of tumbleweed.

So much of the dried out plant matter has piled up in fact that some of the buildings are almost completely buried and the streets are choked with mountainous drifts. Emergency crews have been working ten-hour days to pile the tumbleweed in to trucks.

"I couldn't believe it – the houses and apartments were just buried by the tumbleweed," said resident Lee Cassidy. "It was right up against people’s houses and blocking them in."

Despite efforts to clean up the mess, authorities are concerned that further high winds could see a fresh supply of tumbleweed arriving in the town in the near future.


Source: Metro | Comments (22)

Tags: Tumbleweed, Roswell


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by Eldorado on 4 February, 2014, 21:41
Tumbleweed reminds of Phil Spector for some reason. http://www.argotpictures.com/images/AgonyEcstasy/Print_stills/Phil_Spector_2.jpg
Comment icon #14 Posted by langley on 4 February, 2014, 22:23
Uhm... Clovis, NM is no where near Roswell, NM...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sundew on 5 February, 2014, 22:08
No doubt waiting for the mother ship.
Comment icon #16 Posted by rashore on 5 February, 2014, 22:38
Seriously though... What do they do with all the tumbleweed? I would have to imagine you can't just openly burn the stuff, that would be a super hazard.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Michelle on 5 February, 2014, 22:49
Seriously though... What do they do with all the tumbleweed? I would have to imagine you can't just openly burn the stuff, that would be a super hazard. Eat them! lol http://voices.yahoo.com/tumbleweed-edible-wild-food-2993525.html?cat=57
Comment icon #18 Posted by acute on 6 February, 2014, 22:53
The big question is... Why do these weeds stop tumbling when they get to this particular town? I smell an alien plot. .
Comment icon #19 Posted by myk7753 on 10 February, 2014, 20:57
I vaguely remember a Twilight Zone episode about tumbleweeds that seemed to move on their own volition...
Comment icon #20 Posted by psyche101 on 11 February, 2014, 7:46
The reverse of this idea. But the balls all over the ground first? Dumb aliens.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Frank Merton on 11 February, 2014, 8:07
Think about it as something marvelous. When the time comes to die, detach yourself and fly with the wind spreading your seeds.
Comment icon #22 Posted by lightly on 11 February, 2014, 12:43
i put one on my head once at work so i could look like jimmy hendrix.. my buddy laughed till he cried ohhhhh but... are you eXperienced?


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5734105
260111
161502

 
Norway is planning to give Finland a mountain
7-30-2016
The summit of Mount Halti could be gifted to Finland to celebrate 100 years of independence from Russia.
Cheese discovered in 340-year-old shipwreck
7-29-2016
A container of foul-smelling cheese has been recovered from the site of a sunken 17th-century gunship.
Skydiver to jump without any parachute at all
7-29-2016
Skydiver Luke Aikins will be attempting to jump from 25,000ft and land in a safety net on live TV.
Apollo astronauts at risk of heart problems
7-29-2016
The astronauts who walked on the moon are up to five times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Unboxing an $8000 robot
Posted 7-30-2016 | 1 comment
For the technology enthusiast who has everything - here's Nao the robot.
 
Can you crash something in to the sun ?
Posted 7-29-2016 | 0 comments
A look at the difficulties involved in sending a spacecraft to collide with the sun.
 
What if Lego figures were real ?
Posted 7-28-2016 | 4 comments
A bizarre look at a creepy Lego-inspired mask that turns you in to a life-sized Lego minifigure.
 
Following the Oregon Trail
Posted 7-27-2016 | 1 comment
A look back at Narcissa Whitman - the first woman to complete the Oregon Trail.
 
Walking over light bulbs
Posted 7-26-2016 | 2 comments
This skilled Chinese woman succeeds in walking across light bulbs for 20 meters.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Light in Orion
7-23-2016 | Tampa, Florida
 
Girl with the broken neck
7-23-2016 | Mississippi
 
Holes in cotton clothing
7-23-2016 | Somerset, UK
 
Three knocks in the night
6-28-2016 | Cedar City, Utah
 
Mr Button and laurel leaves
6-28-2016 | Unknown
 
Knocking on the door
6-28-2016 | Virginia, United States
 
Not in our jurisdiction
5-2-2016 | California, United States
 
Zippers and headlights
5-2-2016 | Raleigh, United States
 
Spinning, voiceless and breathless
5-2-2016 | Garland, Texas
 
Paralyzed
4-15-2016 | United States
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ