I was born in Roswell, New Mexico. I lived there until age 17.
Many people who read my first sentence, will immediately think of the famous Roswell UFO incident. Especially if they are from the US and over age 40.
Many times during my life, when people learned where I grew up, they commented about it. A few of the comedian types, who are friends, have said things like...."Oh, knowing your from Roswell, explains a lot about you! Always thought you were a little odd..." Haha. Right.
My Mom was a little girl and witnessed the UFO herself! I am going to copy and paste an email below, that I sent to a friend a few years ago. It was my response to her request: "So tell me something interesting about Roswell, NM."
"Well, when I was young, my Mom told us that she and her friends, all about age 8, were up in a tree goofing around when they saw something weird in the sky that scared all of them. They ran in to tell the adults, and they were laughed at for their childish imaginations! She said that they really did see it, and when the news broke later that evening, they were sure they had seen the spaceship! (Mom was born in 1939, so she would have been about 8 in '47 when it happened). You may have heard that the media and government kept the whole thing "Hush hush" for many years. Even when I left that area in 1980, it wasn't talked about much. Then, I am not sure when, but all the documentaries, books, tv shows came out about the "Roswell incident". When I went back for a visit several years ago, Roswell was full of "Alien-mania", stuff, including a big UFO museum! They even have an annual Alien Festival every summer.
So, there you go! Mom never told us that she did or didn't believe in aliens and spaceships. I don't know how exciting my little story really is, but it's all I've got for now."
Part of the very mysterious and controversial story, was that a farmer claimed to have seen several dead alien beings near the spacecraft, at the crash site.
If you aren't familiar with the Roswell Incident, Google it!
Please, feel free to share your thoughts too. What do you all think about aliens, spaceships and such? Now, I am not trying to be mysterious and secretive by withholding my own opinions about it all. I still don't have any clear cut answers. I am baffled by this story and all the worldwide tales of sightings through the years. I am just not sure what to think!