Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Roswell: A Change Coming?
Over at Mysterious Universe, there's a new article from me on last week's 70th anniversary celebrations in Roswell, New Mexico. Here's how it starts:
From June 28 to July 2, I hung out in the city of Roswell, New Mexico, to attend the annual UFO gig – which is actually a collection/selection of more than a few events, activities and fun for the family. It was a packed weekend, with thousands of people turning up to take part in the festivities. The figures are hardly surprising: it was, after all, the 70th anniversary of the crash of…well…take your pick: a UFO, a weather-balloon, time-travelers, a Soviet device, or…the list goes on and on. And on. The conference that I spoke at (along with Greg Bishop, Jack Brewer, Dr. Michael Heiser, Joe Jordan, and Guy Malone – who organized the event) provoked a great deal of feedback from the audience. The title of the conference: “70 Years Later: Modern Challenges to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.” I was speaking on the subject of my recently-published book, The Roswell UFO Conspiracy, and I gave my lecture twice – on June 30 and July 2.
What I found particularly interesting about the entire affair was the local media’s coverage of the 70th anniversary. There’s no doubt that the city of Roswell derives a great deal of income from the tourist industry – and not just at the time of the annual gigs, but throughout the entire year, too. Most of that same tourism revolves around the alien angle of the controversial incident. In light of that, I was somewhat surprised – albeit in a good and positive way – by the coverage that the city’s Roswell Daily Record newspaper gave to the celebrations. It was on June 30 that the first, major article appeared in the newspaper – specifically on the non-alien theories for whatever it really was that happened outside of Roswell in the summer of 1947.
And here's the link to the article...