- Posted August 18, 2012 by
Roswell, New Mexico
This iReport is part of an assignment:
A stop in Roswell, New Mexico
I know I normally report on things related to Ghostbusters or San Diego
Comic Con but this report kinda of combines both our fascination of the
unknown with the fun of comic con.
While on on way back from San Diego Comic Con 2012, Lisa and Myself
decided to make a stop in a town that we had heard so much about in our
lives. Since I was young I have always had a fascination of the
paranormal and the unknown and one of those places that always came up,
was Roswell. A small town in New Mexico that in early July of 1947
something very odd happened there that to this day no one can truly say
what did happen there, some claim weather balloon some claim UFO. Lisa
and I had discussed going there on our first car adventure to SDCC 2011
but there wasn't enough time, this time however, we made the time.
We came into the town of Roswell around 5pm, Our first impressions was
how clean everything looked and the town is set up like a grid, the
main strip of the town is a straight line through downtown, which I
might also add doesn't look to have changed much in the past 50 years.
A unique charm that was not lost on us. On the main street we saw the
UFO museum and research center and the other famous gift shops that
have embraced the UFO culture/enthusiast.
We have very nice accommodations at the Hampton Inn for the night, The
room and the pool and Jacuzzi were well worth the stay. They gave us
the name for a nice place for dinner, Cattle Baron Restaurant. I could
do a separate IReport only on this Restaurant, this was the best place
I have ever eaten at while traveling. Service, food, decor, all
amazing and the prices nothing that could break the bank in this
economy. We actually walked out with food, that would serve later as a
great late night snack back at the hotel. Again if you visit Roswell
this is THE only restaurant to visit.
The Next morning we checked out and decided to walk around downtown
Roswell. Lets start with the shops, all of them were so unique and
interesting you can spend at least a good hour going though most of
them. All the shops have there own theme, and some offering amazing
photo ops which you can see in the video below or in the pictures here.
Again everyone at these shops were extremely
friendly and easy going.
Next we went to the International UFO museum and Research Center, The
museum was very cool, a lot of evidence for you to view and make you
mind up about what did happen in 1947. Also I might add they had
amazing set up from the movie "Roswell" in which movie props used were
donated to the museum. Very cool to say the least since I did watch
this movie a lot when I was a kid. I would now like to talk about the
Research center of the museum. HOLY GOD, they have every book,
magazine, vhs and dvd's, in this area for you to view and look at,
basically a library with the sole purpose of the UFO phenomenon. A
collection for the general public to look at when ever the museum is
open. This area was almost as big as the library itself. The Research
materials are unparalleled by anything I have ever seen devoted solely
to purpose of UFO research. If you have any interest in UFO this is a
You can spend a good full day in downtown Roswell enjoying the many
shops and museum, This town also doesn't spend you to death either,
everything is reasonably priced for any family vacationing.
I'm so glad we went and took the time to visit this town, a town that
embraces the unknown events of July 1947.