When rancher W.W. "Mac" Brazel stumbled upon unusual wreckage near Roswell, New Mexico, on June 14, 1947, he had no idea a media frenzy would unfold after he reported his discovery to authorities. Described initially as a flying disc by the press, the shiny, metallic debris would be officially labeled by the US military as a fallen weather balloon. However, many still believe the wreckage was extraterrestrial in origin, which has given birth to creepy legends about Roswell.
An alien museum was erected in Roswell, dedicated to educating the public about the story. If you're interested in UFOs, you can see some crazy stuff at the International UFO Museum. Exhibits at the International UFO Museum are arranged in a haphazard fashion around a tiny room. They range from replicas of alien autopsies to photographs of alleged flying saucers.
The museum does not try to convince guests one way or another about what happened at Roswell. It merely encourages you to ask questions and explore the facts for yourself. If you want to learn a little about the mysterious crash site, it's well worth a visit. Check out the weirdest things you can see at the museum below and vote up the strangest ones.
Many residents of Roswell, New Mexico, reported strange happenings before and after the wreckage was discovered. Eyewitnesses range from those who claim to have actually seen debris and people who merely witnessed odd things in the sky. You can read a sampling of witness testimonies at the International UFO Museum, including a story from owners of a local hardware store who supposedly saw a glowing object in the sky the night of the crash.Is this weird?
Replica Of A US Airforce Dummy
In the months following the Roswell crash, eyewitnesses came forward claiming to have seen alien bodies near the crash site. In 1997, the US Air Force released a 231-page report admitting the weather balloon that crashed at Roswell was part of a covert government operation related to monitoring Soviet nuclear tests. During the testing phase, dummies were often dropped from balloons at high altitudes. From a distance, burned dummies may have looked like aliens.
Do you believe the official report? If you want help deciding for yourself, you can see an actual replica of a crash test dummy used for dummy drops throughout the ‘40s and ‘50s at the International UFO Museum. Try taking a few steps back and gazing at the dummy from a distance to determine whether it could be mistaken for an alien body.Is this weird?
Various Photographs Of Flying Discs
Sightings of flying discs became the new sensation after the Roswell incident. The International UFO Museum includes a wide array of alleged photographic evidence of flying discs collected in the aftermath of Roswell. While many of these photos are likely hoaxes, some may leave viewers wondering.Is this weird?
Original Newspaper Clippings Published After The Crash
Due to the fact the balloon was originally identified as a flying saucer, the Roswell crash caused a media frenzy. At the International UFO Museum, you can see a smattering of original newspaper clippings published just after the crash. Imagine waking up in the morning to find headlines like these on your doorstep.Is this weird?