For those of you who don't know me, I'm one of the regulars on Watching Wyrd and I visit unusual locations for Wyrd News. Every other week, I post photos of some of the sites I've visited. However, since today marks the 47th anniversary of the Roswell incident, I thought it only appropriate to post these early.
I was fortunate enough to travel to New Mexico in April 2019 to visit Trinity (those photos will be posted on 15 July) and Roswell. While in Roswell, I visited some of the few remaining locations associated with the 1947 incident. Unfortunately, the crash site was not open to the public, so I wasn't able to get pictures of that. Though I didn't know it at the time, many of the locations listed below made it into my time travel alien novel Operation Majestic. I hope you enjoy them.
(Before anyone asks, I don't know where the alien bodies are currently located. We lost control of them when extraterrestrial issues were transferred to the authority of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002).
This is the entrance to the former Roswell AFB, now the Roswell Air Center -- a commercial and residential area that's open to the public.
Hanger 18, where whatever was discovered at the Foster Ranch was stored before being shipped to Wright-Patterson AFB.
The foundation of the base hospital where the alien corpses were supposedly brought for examination.
The former KGFL Radio Station which broadcast the official Army Air Force "crashed disk" release that made the incident famous.
The former Roswell AFB guest house where Mark Brazel, the Foster Ranch worker who found and reported the crash and the discovery of alien corpses, was held for five days before he agreed to recant his original story. It's now a private residence.
Apart from the historical locations, much of Roswell is filled with restaurants, shops, and other spots with an alien theme. The UFO Museum in downtown Roswell is one of the best places. A few of the exhibits are tacky, but it's fun and definitely worth the visit.