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An Out of This World Festival
The UFO Festival in Roswell, New Mexico is a fun time for the whole family! In 2018, the festival hosted over 20,000 aliens in Roswell with people from 43 states and 7 different countries. Last year also had some exciting additions including the NASA Space Suit and Alien Autopsy. This year, the organizers are working hard on new additions to make this festival even bigger and better than ever.
This year, the festival is on July 5-7. The city of Roswell invites UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of one of the most debated incidents in history. The three-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, parade, a pet costume contest, parade, family-friendly activities and more.
A History of Weirdness
In mid-1947, a United States Army Air Forces balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Following wide initial interest in the crashed “flying disc”, the US military stated that it was merely a conventional weather balloon. Interest subsequently waned until the late 1970s, when ufologists began promoting a variety of increasingly elaborate conspiracy theories, claiming that one or more alien spacecraft had crash-landed and that the extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military, which then engaged in a cover-up
In the 1990s, the US military published two reports disclosing the true nature of the crashed object: a nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul. Nevertheless, the Roswell incident continues to be of interest in popular media, and conspiracy theories surrounding the event persist. Roswell has been described as “the world’s most famous, most exhaustively investigated, and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim.” However, even though the famed UFO claim is false, it is still fun to indulge in a little extraterrestrial activity at the UFO Festival!
Beam Me Up to the UFO!
Ready to plan your out of this world adventure? Contact us today to plan a trip to New Mexico and swing by the UFO festival!