Sunday, December 31, 2017

"The Truth is Out There" A visit to the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico


I'm not a person who believes that I've been abducted by aliens, and while I believe they exist I don't believe that they visit humans, much less do all this probing. I believe that there is so much universe and humans can't be the only intelligent life in it. That being said, I have wanted to visit Roswell for many, many, years. I love science fiction and couldn't help but want to visit the mecca that is Roswell. I finally had the opportunity last summer and  went to visit the International UFO Museum and Research Center. Adult admission is only $5 with discounts for children, military personnelle and seniors. Open 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. we arrived around noon. There is free public parking and while there were quite a few people there it wasn't uncomfortably crowded, even for me.


The museum was housed in a way that seemed almost temporary with the displays being housed in movable cubicles. The floor was unfinished concrete and it didn't seem to really be laid out in any particular order. There was an area that housed old movie memorabilia including movie posters and props. There were also dioramas throughout the museum with a large one in the center (see top photo). According to the museum Facebook they will be having renovations soon. I can't wait to go back and see the new and improved museum.


 

A lot of the displays were photos and records of alien appearances. Some of them I read and others I skipped. It was all pretty interesting though. One of the things I really enjoyed was the above "Palenque Astronaut," a door size carving along with its accompanying "translation." I thought it was interesting to see the interpretation of claims of alien contact from such an ancient civilization. After spending some time in the gift shop, which had all kinds of neat alien things, and taking some photos in the alien themed photo booth, we headed to lunch at Big D's Downtown Dive. I had the Tomahawk, a burger on Native American fry bread and garlic fries which were out of this world. pun intended. I have to say that the museum really wasn't what I expected but I am so glad I went. It was a once in a lifetime experience and really really fun. 


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