Roswell would be just like many other small towns in the US, were it not for an obsession with UFOs and aliens. In 1947, a US Army Air Force balloon crashed on a ranch near Roswell. Even after the US Military confirmed that it was a nuclear test surveillance balloon, conspiracy theories surrounding the event persist even today. The citizens of Roswell have nurtured a cottage industry catering to UFO tourists who travel to this southeastern New Mexico town because of what's been described as "the world's most famous, most exhaustively investigated, and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim."
We camp at the Lea Lake Campground in Bottomless Lakes State Park while visiting Roswell, including the kitchy UFO stuff and the Historical Society for Southeastern New Mexico Museum, and do a bit of kayaking on Lea Lake. But first we need to contend with some unruly campground neighbors!
Filmed: October 22-25, 2019
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- Bottomless Lakes State Park http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/bottomlesslakesstatepark.html
- Historical Society for Southeastern NM http://www.roswellnmhistory.org/
- Roswell Chamber of Commerce https://www.roswellnm.org/
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