Sunday, July 08, 2007

Happy Birthday, Roswell UFO Alien!

My Way News - Thousands Commemorate 1947 UFO 'Crash'
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - If you truly believe a UFO and its crew of bug-eyed aliens came crashing down here 60 years ago, rest assured: You're not alone.

At least 35,000 people have descended on Roswell this weekend for the 2007 Amazing Roswell UFO Festival to commemorate a purported flying saucer crash on a nearby ranch in July 1947. Participants have filled hotel rooms and nearly doubled the southeastern New Mexico town's population for a few days.

The festival, which began Thursday, is a mixed bag that includes live concerts (one headlined by a band with a computer-generated 'alien' drummer), costume contests, a Main Street parade and a slew of lectures that ponder everything from body snatchers to "What Does NASA Really Know?"


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2 comments:

Benjie said...

Question: Is it the Alien's birthday? or is it the anniversary of the landing? Inquiring minds want to know (just couldn't resist this time).

Bill Crider said...

Well, anniversary would be a better term. But I'm celebrating the birthday instead. It's his birthday as an earthling.