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Roswell's UFO museum in New Mexico celebrates major milestone

By T.K. Randall
December 5, 2023 · Comment icon 10 comments
The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico
One of the exhibits is a group of aliens and a UFO. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Kimble Young
The museum has long been a popular tourist destination with hundreds of thousands of people visiting it every year.
Founded in 1991 at the site of a 1930s movie theater, the International UFO Museum and Research Center is situated in Roswell, New Mexico - home to one of the most famous UFO incidents of all time.

Inside, visitors can find a variety of UFO-themed exhibits as well as a veritable library of material concerning the Roswell incident itself as well as the general history of the UFO phenomenon.

Some of its most famous exhibits include a miniature model of the Roswell crash site, an alien autopsy scene and even an interactive exhibit that puts you in control of an alien spaceship.
Now the museum is celebrating a major new milestone - 5 million visitors - with an unsuspecting father and daughter from Roswell itself winning free lifetime membership.

In total, around 220,000 people descend on the museum every year from all over the world.

It also serves as the focal point of the popular UFOfest event that is held in the town every year.

Source: ABC News | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Trelane 3 months ago
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cho Jinn 3 months ago
I like the Atomic Age charm.
Comment icon #3 Posted by skyeagle409 3 months ago
On July 8, 1947, the Army Air Force announced the capture a flying saucer near Roswell, New Mexico. RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region Roswell Daily Record ( But what was not reported in the Roswell Daily Record on July 8, 1947, was that flying saucers were also reported over Muroc AAF and Rogers Dry Lake in California on July 8, 1947, as well. Observers Sight Saucers Over Base  July 8, 1947  Muroc Army Air Field, California  Link 1:  UFO Report ( Link 2:  Muroc AFB Incident Document ( There are four (4) stories related to the Roswell In... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Zebra3 3 months ago
I still need to get to one of the fests.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Desertrat56 3 months ago
I live in New Mexico and I have never been, the festival coincides with July 4th I think.   I used to go to Roswell a lot for work in the 90's.  I have been in the museum.  When it was new it had a wall of hoaxes and my friend's dad was on that wall.  I am sure it is very differnt now than it was in the 90's.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Eldorado 3 months ago
Tell us more, please!  Why was your friend's dad on the wall?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Amorlind 3 months ago
Happy birthday brothers !!!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Desertrat56 3 months ago
His name and his hoax were on the wall.   Thanks for pointing out my irrational wording.     One night when he and his friend were sitting on the bank of the river drinking they saw lights in the sky.   His friend got scared and ran, but he claims that a craft landed next to where he was on the river bank and people came out of it and talked to him.  Then they flew away.  The next day he told everyone he met about it and everyone laughed and told him he was just an old drunk.   No one believed him so he photographed a pie plate hanging in a tree as proof that he saw a craft.   There we... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Eldorado 3 months ago
LOL He must have been fun to be around.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Desertrat56 3 months ago
Yes, he was.  

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