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Welcome to Roswell, New Mexico, where a flying saucer supposedly crashed in
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Roswell gets many tourists each year because of its claim to fame.
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LGM (Little Green Men) were everywhere around the town, though they came in various colors.
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Roswell had more to offer than LGM, of course. This is their Pioneer Plaza.
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A close-up of the monument at Pioneer Plaza.
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In addition to some small, interesting parks, Roswell also boasts a rather well-known private military academy.
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They have a large, well-kept court house.
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The Roswell war memorial in front of the court house.
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Gun on display near the war memorial.
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The ACLU must have missed this one.
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Grandpa Roy poses in front of the Roswell city hall.
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Roswell has an annual UFO festival.
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But they have other celebrations, too.
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Fiddle festival advertising.
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But the LGM can be seen everywhere.
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Grandma Bert poses with a LGM in front of a store.
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Some stores get very fanciful with their displays of LGM.
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They are even on tee shirts.
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Once the Air Force said what had crashed was a weather balloon; hence, this outfit for sale.
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So of course Grandma and Grandpa had to go to the museum and research center.
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Entrance to the museum and research center.
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This is RALF. His name stands for "Roswell Alien Life Form" and he is the museum's mascot.
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Recreation of the Roswell radio station that broadcast reports about the "UFO crash" until they were ordered to stop.
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Many years later the Air Force said the "aliens" people reported seeing were actually dummies such as this one that had been dropped in a secret test in 1947.
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Many people say the aliens are preserved in containers such as this at "Area 51" in the Nevada desert.
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According to some, this reproduction of an Aztec carving depicts the landing of a UFO during their time.
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There are rumors the Nazis were working on flying saucers near the end of World War II. This diorama depicts what some believe may have happened at war's end when the U.S. Army actually captured one.
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A display of what LGM really look like according to some so-called eye-witness accounts.
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Every so often the display becomes animated.
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Props used in the movie "Roswell."
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Another cartoon at the museum shows the newspaper headline that dummies had been involved in the crash and a Air Force general screaming at another guy, "Do you mean we've been spending millions all these years keeping a dummy alive at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base."
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