Monday, 27 January 2014

Roswell (Day 3)

Freezie cold here again last night but we woke up to clear blue skies at least.  The town of Roswell is pretty much what we expected it to be. It’s a nice sized prairie town with lots of services. It is also has lots of businesses that are closed down. A bit sad to see and I am not sure if it’s because of the “big-box” Walmarts, Home Depots etc. or if it’s just a sign of the times. Judging from the nice cars and trucks driving around town, there doesn’t seem to be too much of a shortage of money.

The corner of Main & 2nd Street (which is also the highway)

We go east along this road, 12 miles, to get to the park.

Government building - pretty nice looking!

The UFO Museum is pretty much what we expected too. Kinda neat and it just makes you wonder what really happened. There are so many supporting documents, signed by so many different levels of people. People swearing an oath on what they saw and how they were hushed up so many years ago. Some of the pictures are ones we have all seen before. The one that was in the museum, time and time again, was the army guy looking at the “debris” In the photo it really just looked like plastic material and skinny sticks holding the pieces together. Who knows? Who cares? Doug’s theory is that it is a cover-up by the Army from testing of the atomic bomb gone terribly wrong and someone just happened to find the corpses. The statements are the ones that I wonder about. Like the nurse who was at the hospital when they brought the “bodies of the aliens” in. She was terribly upset, sick to her stomach etc. She called one reporter guy and told him about it the next day. Suddenly she is transferred away and never heard from again. What about the Army Sgts and higher-ups who all sign oaths, years later, saying that they did, indeed see something (and it wasn't the Wal-Martians either!!) Weird is all I can say. But, it was fun to see and we enjoyed ourselves for the $5 each entrance fee. They run movies all day in the mini theatre. At the time we were there they were playing "Fire in the Sky". You can take pictures everywhere, except in the gift shop for some reason. Not sure why…….



It was mostly reading your way through the museum...

Because obviously, there isn't any physical evidence "that can be seen by anyone...." 

The radio broadcast station equipment used to broadcast the news of the "incident".
You could push a button on the old radio on the left side and hear it again....  

Baseball and aliens!!

Guess this is supposed to be a re-enactment of how they "stored" the aliens...

No real aliens were hurt nor made to stay on earth
during the making of this museum!!!
Of course, I don't think you can live in Roswell without a sense of humour about the whole thing. Virtually every shop we saw had some point of reference to aliens.... 


 This was one of my favourites!!

Don't mince your words here...straight to the point!!

Patriotism and aliens go hand in hand, right?!


Confirmed evidence that girl aliens are, indeed, pink!!!



What's this??? A real alien footprint!!!

Come to Roswell and have an alien wedding!!!





Yikes - Mexican aliens too!!!


All in all it was a fun day and we enjoyed ourselves! Takes about 20 minutes to get back to the park and it only takes us about 15 minutes to get “re-set” back up again. Not bad. Below are pictures of a pecan orchard along the way and the rolling hills just above the park. 

The view of Lea Lake Recreation area from the top viewpoint by the road...
All in all, we have really enjoyed another New Mexico State Park. But, if we have to say, the bathrooms at Leasburg Dam were in a little better shape, shower-wise by a bit. However, New Mexico really has it dialled in for their park system!!
Tomorrow we leave here and head south to Carlsbad Caverns. Supposed to really be something to see. We may actually stay at a private RV park as it is only 12 miles north of the park entrance to the caverns. We'll see what the state park is like, which is 40 miles north of the town of Carlsbad and then a further 10-12 miles to the cavern park entrance, then 7 more miles into the caverns themselves. Bit of a long drive for a day trip. Guess we will know more tomorrow.
Hope everyone had a good start to their week!!
Thought for the Day: There is nothing peanut butter and a spoon can't fix....

1 comment:

  1. Been there and had lots of fun. Thanks for the memories!