Learn about the alleged July 1947 Roswell UFO incident, the aliens and the conspiracy. What really happened just outside the town of Roswell, New Mexico that changed the lives of the people who lived here forever?

The UFO crash reported in newspapers at the time said the Roswell Army Air field had captured a flying saucer. The military later said it was just a weather balloon.

The International UFO Museum and Research Center

The Roswell International UFO Museum and Research Center strives to have the latest information on UFO events from all over the world. The museum’s collection is devoted to everything available about the Roswell alleged UFO incident in 1947. There are also exhibits regarding mysterious crop circles, abductions, ancient astronauts and Area 51. The museum is making upgrades to displays in order to provide a better visual experience. The annual UFO Festival features speakers and panels about everything related to the exhibits.

The non-profit museum is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm.

The Roswell UFO incident. aliens and conspiracies. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

The Roswell International UFO Museum Research Center in New Mexico. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

The UFO Story

The alleged UFO crashed sometime around July 4, 1947, on a ranch just outside Roswell. Rancher W.W. Brazel, riding in search of his sheep after a thunderstorm, found metal debris covering a large area as well as a long shallow trench. Brazel reported the incident to the county sheriff, who reported it to the Roswell Army Air Field. The suspected crash site  closed for several days. The Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release about the July 1947 Roswell UFO finding and later retracted it.

Allegedly a nurse at the Army Air Field hospital told a Ballard Funeral Home mortician that bodies had been found in the wreckage.

Did an unidentified flying object crash just outside Roswell or was it imagined? Was it a weather balloon? Are there aliens still out there? These are all questions the Roswell International UFO Museum Research Center looks into. There are numerous theories out there. Many claim the story is real and that there was a huge coverup.

Inside the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

The Alien Autopsy room inside the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Visit Roswell learn about the UFO crash, sightings and aliens. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Alien and UFO flying saucer display in the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Inside the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Inside the International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Fast Facts

  • July 4, 1947 – UFO researchers say a UFO was tracked over New Mexico and went down just northwest of Roswell.
  • July 8, 1947 – Roswell Army Air Field press release states a “flying disk” had been found. The release was rescinded later that day.
  • July 9, 1947 – New Roswell Army Air Field press release was then issued to say the wreckage was a weather balloon.

Getting here

Roswell is a three-hour drive south of Santa Fe, New Mexico and a three-hour drive west of Lubbock, Texas.

People from all over the world come to the town of Roswell because of the famous UFO incident. We stopped in Roswell on a southwest road trip from Tucson to Santa Fe.

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