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Re: Roswell UFO Festival 2002

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@privat.dk>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 02:56:55 +0200
Fwd Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 22:01:34 -0400
Subject: Re: Roswell UFO Festival 2002 

Source: Arizona Reporter,




Source: City of Roswell

Published: Friday, May 24, 2002


ROSWELL, N.M. -- E.T.'s family will "phone home" to Roswell this
Fourth of July weekend for the annual UFO Festival which began
in 1997. Dee Wallace Stone, who played Elliott's mother on the
beloved Steven Spielberg classic "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,"
headlines a weekend that's all about the aliens in Roswell, NM.

Thousands of visitors from around the world will once again
descend upon Roswell, New Mexico for the festival, which runs
from July 4 through July 7, 2002. The theme for this year, After
55 Years, the Mystery Continues, encourages visitors to do some
research and come to their own conclusion about the mysterious
object that landed in Roswell 55 years ago.

During the first week of July in 1947, a New Mexico rancher
discovered metal debris and a large trench, several hundred feet
long, while checking on his sheep. He reported the debris to
authorities, who released information that a "crashed disk" had
been discovered. Later, the information was amended, saying that
wreckage was the remains of a weather balloon, not a flying
saucer. The activities of that time would come to be known as
the "Roswell Incident." And, to this day, there are those that
believe that the government is covering up knowledge of aliens.

Highlights of the weeklong festivities include the Electric
Light UFO Parade, the UFO/Alien Ball, the Alien Marketplace of
sci-fi vendor booths, an alien costume contest, guest speakers,
puppet shows, model airplanes, night golf and the Alien Chase 5K
and 10K walk/run and of course - aliens.

The Roswell Spacewalk allows the young and the young at heart to
get a glimpse of the past, present and future. Blacklights will
illuminate art created, painted and installed by Roswell
volunteers that takes viewers from 1947 to the present and

Get a glimpse of hundreds of aliens trekking through Main Street
in this year's Alien Parade. Spectators from around the world
converge on the city to watch aliens of all shapes and sizes
from galaxies near and far revel in the alien fun. Prizes will
be awarded for extraterrestrial creativity.

Experts on UFO phenomena from around the country will present
symposiums, round-table discussions and lectures at the
International UFO Museum and Research Center and the Roswell
Convention Center. George Fawcett will speak about recent UFO
happening and their implications on July 5 at 1 p.m. At 7 p.m.,
Jim Moseley will present "True Weird Personal Experiences of a
Skeptical Believer." Stanton Friedman will speak at 7 p.m. on
July 6. Friedman, one of the most recognized and respected UFO
experts in North America, is an author and nuclear physicist and
is often referred to as the "Father of Roswell." Dee Wallace
Stone of "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" fame, will celebrate the
20th anniversary of the movie by appearing at all major events
to sign autographs and speak with fans and aliens alike.

Music at this year's festival includes R&B, jump, funk and swing
music by Chris Daniels and the Kings, as well as Native American
flutist Doug Bluefeather, and MIB which will rattle Roswell with
its space-age symphonic rock.

 From UFOs to culture, Roswell, New Mexico has something for
everyone. Visitors can indulge in Southwestern cuisine, art and
entertainment. With numerous parks and beautiful weather year
round, Roswell offers small-town charm with an endless variety
of activities for all ages. For more information call the
Roswell Chamber of Commerce at (505) 623-5695 or visit online at
www.roswell-nm.com .


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