Wednesday, 28. February 2007
Roswell Celebrates UFO’s 60th
The town of Roswell, New Mexico, celebrates the 60th anniversary of its most famous event - the supposed crash-landing of a UFO in 1947 - with the Amazing Roswell UFO Festival, July 5-8.

Roswell is inviting UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join the four-day event, which will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and possibly an alien abduction. The City of Roswell is coordinating the annual festival, which it expects to attract more than 50,000 visitors.


In early July, 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell. The Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed “flying disk.” An article ran on the front page of the Roswell Daily Record and the next day, RAAF changed its statement to say that the object was a weather balloon, not a flying disk as they previously reported. This revised statement sparked immediate controversy and has continued to be a topic of debate 60 years later.

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