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Why I support the city of Roswell, but not the Roswell UFO Museum

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posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 09:04 AM
This is stricly my opinion.
It is evident that the world-famous Roswell UFO Museum has always promoted only the extraterrestrial interpretation of the Roswell incident.
And, unfortunately, it seems to continue to exclude any speakers who differ from their view.
Of course, it can do anything it wants, since it is a private organization.

Fortunately, in recent years, some UFO researchers who bring up alternative explanations and views on the Roswell incident have been coming to the Roswell UFO Festival and have begun to give presentations.
I totally welcome the emergence of those researchers.
Unfortunately, of course, those speakers are not welcome to speak at the UFO Museum.
This is truly a shame.

However, the good news is that the City of Roswell (especially in recent years) has become open to various speakers with various interpretations of the Roswell incident.
However, when the general public hears about the annual Roswell UFO Festival, it seems to assume that the Festival is mainly sponsored by the UFO Museum.
This is far from the truth.

There are several organizations that play a major role in sponsoring the Roswell UFO Festival.
First and foremost is the City of Roswell itself.
Special thanks goes to the tireless effort of people such as Renee Roach, unselfish, hard-working marketing director of the city.
All events sponsored by the City of Roswell are free.
The main venue of the City of Roswell's UFO Festival is at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main St.
Right next to the Center is the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
This is where all lectures and presentations given by many UFO researchers (including researchers whose views differ from what the Roswell UFO Museum dictates) are free to the public.
Speakers with alternate views of the Roswell incident have been welcome to speak there.
What is truly great about the City of Roswell's part in all of this is, again, that the events sponsored by the city is all free of charge, including the many entertainment events of the Roswell UFO Festival.

On the other hand, all events sponsored by the Roswell UFO Museum are not free.

The City of Roswell, therefore, is in a bind because, on the one hand it benefits from many visitors who visit the Roswell UFO Museum and will spend money in the city.
But, on the other hand, the City of Roswell has a difficult time with the UFO Museum because the UFO Musem's financial impact and influence to the city is big.

In other words, it seems that the Roswell UFO Museum has become too powerful (and perhaps too dictatorial?) and has a tendency to dominate and influence the direction of the Roswell Festival.
Personally I like Free Events.

This is why I will continue to support the City of Roswell, especially the work of Renee Roach who has done so much to promote the Festival.
Yes, I will definitely continue to support the City of Roswell's role in the UFO Festival, and not the Roswell UFO Museum.

Norio Hayakawa

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 09:34 AM
reply to post by Norio Hayakawa

I like the museum. Last time I went admission was free. They had some radio earphones you could rent that explained the various exhibits. Also some free lectures, a good gift shop. Always plenty of cars parked there with out of state plates.

At the convention center a must see is the dress up for alien or alien costume contest. Noory came to the festival a few years back and did a remote broadcast. Stanton Friedman always shows up.

I went to the museum site when I was a kid to see some movies, it had a balcony. The balcony is closed off now.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 09:56 AM
every time we drive through Roswell, its like 2am. I remember the last time I was there I noticed the lamp posts~ very cool.

Anyway, This year, I will demand to make it to Roswell in the daylight so we can check it out...including the ufo museum.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 01:10 PM
Actually I didn't notice the difference in the speakers at the two venues until you brought it up. But you seem to be right with the museum standing strictly by the ETH...

That being said I thoroughly enjoyed the experience there last weekend. It's too bad that because of the weather things got a little disorganized. We rolled up to the campground (Bottomless Lakes) on Wednesday during a torrential downpour and were worried since we were tent camping, but we remained relatively dry throughout the week we were there...

We did spend alot of time running back and forth between the museum and the convention center to see different lectures. It's too bad they cant merge everything together with the city and the museum working together...

I also heard from one of the local residents that this was the last year that the city would be sponsoring a July 4th event (he blamed it on the new mayor). But I have no confirmation on that...

Side note: My 15 year old son made the comment that Don Schmidt appeared to be walking around like someone who was trying to look important, searching for an ego boost. It was comical. But we really liked being able to spend time talking with Stan Friedman, Kathleen Marden, Rich and Karyn Dolan, Dennis Balthaser and others. Everyone was very approachable and patient with our questions and inquiries...

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