Monday, November 12, 2012

Site being cleared for parking

The demolition crew preparing the site north of the International UFO Museum & Research Center in downtown Roswell for additional parking.

This will help the UFO Museum take even better care of our large number of visitors.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Building demolished to add parking

ROSWELL — The intersection of Second and Main streets in downtown Roswell will be closed between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 while the two-story building on the southwest corner is demolished.

Roswell police will divert traffic around the intersection during demolition of the building that formerly housed a gift shop. In addition, the state Highway Department will post message boards and signs directing motorists around the demolition area.

The building is being leveled to make room for additional parking for the International UFO Museum & Research Center, said Jack Swickard, president of the Museum’s board of directors.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rep. King receives affidavits on missile disabling

ROSWELL — The office of U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) has acknowledged receipt of affidavits from retired Air Force officers and other documents pertaining to multiple, unauthorized incursions over U.S. nuclear installations and the disabling of nuclear missiles at these installations by craft of unknown origin.
Robert Salas 

The evidentiary documents are directly related to national security concerns, said retired Air Force Capt. Robert Salas.

The documents have been submitted to King for his consideration as chairman of the House Committee for Homeland Security.

Copies of these documents and correspondence have been sent to other members of the Committee for Homeland Security, he said.

Salas, an author and researcher, is in Roswell for the 2012 Galaxy Fest marking the anniversary of the 1947 Roswell Incident. The Galaxy Fest is sponsored by the International UFO Museum & Research Center.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Salas is a 1964 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He served seven years on active duty before separating from the Air Force in 1971. While on active duty, he worked as a weapons controller, flew target drones, commanded inter-continental ballistic missiles as a launch officer and worked as an Air Force missile propulsion engineer on the Titan III program.

Researchers at Roswell UFO Museum

Kevin Randle and Frank Kimbler
UFO researchers Kevin Randle and Frank Kimbler are among the speakers during the 2012 Galaxy Fest this weekend and Monday at the International UFO Museum & Research Center in downtown Roswell.
Randle will speak in the UFO Museum’s North Library from 10-11:30 a.m. today and Sunday, and from 1:30-3 p.m. Monday. The topic of his talk will be “Reflections of a UFO Investigator.”
Kimbler, who spoke on Friday, the opening day of Galaxy Fest, will appear on a Roswell Panel at 7 o’clock tonight with Randle, Tom Carey, Stanton Friedman, Don Schmitt and David Rudiak. Doors open for the panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. in the UFO Museum’s North Library.
People who would like to visit with the researchers and authors attending Galaxy Fest can meet them at 9 a.m. Sunday and Monday at the UFO Museum. Authors also are available to sign their books during the day inside the museum.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Star Trek star Denise Crosby at UFO Museum

Actress Denise Crosby in front of UFO Museum's
animatronic display
Actress Denise Crosby, who created the role of Lt. Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation, visits the International UFO Museum & Research Center during the opening day of the 2012 Roswell Galaxy Fest today.

The Galaxy Fest at the UFO Museum runs through July 2.

Crosby has been visiting with guests from through the United States and overseas, as well as signing autographs, during the Galaxy Fest.
After her role as Lt. Tasha Yar, Crosby played the mother of a dead toddler who was brought back to life through an ancient curse in Stephen King’s horror Pet Sematary novel film adaptation.
Crosby played a similar role of a mother who discovers her young daughter’s doll is evil in the Child’s Play (1988) clone Dolly Dearest (1991).

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ready for Galaxy Fest opening

Frank Kimbler (left) and Don Schmitt, featured speakers at this year's
Galaxy Fest, welcome guests arriving at the International UFO Museum
& Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.A., this week. Galaxy
Fest begins with an 8 a.m. welcome reception Friday at the Museum.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Denise Crosby special guest at Galaxy Fest

ROSWELL — Denise Crosby, who created the role of Lt. Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be a featured celebrity guest at the 2012 Roswell Galaxy Fest.
The Galaxy Fest, centered around the International UFO Museum and Research Center, will run June 29-July 2.
Denise Crosby as Lt. Tasha Yar
in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Playing Tasha Yar was a big career break for Crosby. Though not a huge role, the character allowed Crosby to build a sizable fan base that exists to this day. In 1988, she left the program due to the diminishing size of her role, but returned as a guest star in the early 1990s.
In 1989, she played the mother of a dead toddler who was brought back to life through an ancient curse in Stephen King’s horror Pet Sematary novel film adaptation.
Remaining in the horror genre, Crosby played a similar role of a mother who discovers her young daughter’s doll is evil in the Child’s Play (1988) clone Dolly Dearest (1991).

In the 1990s, she worked consistently, appearing in a TV series in 1993, and made numerous guest appearances, including a couple of episodes of the raunchy cable series Red Shoe Diaries (1992) (TV), which were subsequently released on video. There were also roles in Relative Fear (1995), Mutant Species (1995), Dream Man (1995) and Executive Power (1997).
More high-profile work arrived in the form of a small role in Jackie Brown (1997), playing a public defender, and a sizable part as a pregnant mother in the hit disaster movie Deep Impact (1998). She gained recognition as a Star Trek fan by producing and presenting Trekkies (1997) and its 2004 sequel.

Since 2000, Denise has appeared on TV in guest roles on The X-Files (1993), JAG (1995), The Agency (2001), Threat Matrix (2003), Eyes (2005) and Dexter (2006). She acted in the award-winning short film The Bus Stops Here (2003), had a leading role in the western/horror indie film Legend of the Phantom Rider (2002) and has recently appeared in a horror film by legendary genre director Tobe Hooper, Mortuary (2005).
Best known for her Star Trek days, Denise embraces her fans often at conventions and appeared opposite her husband Ken Sylk in Ripple Effect (2007).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Geoologist researcher to speak at Galaxy Fest

ROSWELL — Researcher Frank Kimbler, assistant professor of earth science at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), is one of the featured speakers at the 2012 Roswell Galaxy Fest.
Frank Kimbler
Though a relatively new researcher in the field of UFO studies, he made some interesting discoveries.
He has worked as a professional geologist for more than 30 years and has taught school for almost half of that time. He has worked as an oceanographer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and as a mining engineer for the State of Arizona.
Kimbler moved to New Mexico in 2009 after accepting a teaching position at NMMI in Roswell.
Shortly after moving to Roswell he took a keen interest in the story behind the Roswell UFO incident. His research has resulted in the discovery of a number of physical artifacts from the debris field area, including metallic fragments, plastic, metallic buttons and a World War II-era, .50-caliber round.
Kimbler’s research has been featured on a number of Internet talk shows and two upcoming National Geographic television programs about UFOs. He does not like secrets and is dedicated to discovering answers and using good science.


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Monday, May 21, 2012

David Rudiak a featured speaker at Galaxy Fest

Dr. David Rudiak will be a featured speaker at the 2012 Roswell Galaxy Fest, centered around the International UFO Museum and Research Center.
The Galaxy Fest begins Friday, June 29, and runs through Monday, July 2.
Rudiak will provide updates on his new research and provide insights on Gen. Roger Ramey’s memo.
Besides attending the Roswell Festival, at which he was first a speaker in 2009, he also has been a speaker at the Aztec and Ozark UFO conferences. In Ufology, his main area of expertise is the alleged Roswell saucer crash of 1947, which he has been studying since 1994.
Rudiak is perhaps best known for his work on reading the telex photographed in Gen. Ramey’s hand as general tried to debunk the Roswell crash as a weather balloon. Ramey’s memo mentions “the victims of the wreck” and shipping something “in the disc,” words and phrases which he and others consider to be smoking-gun proof that a saucer crash really occurred.
His work on Ramey’s memo was first publicly presented on a 2002 Sci Fi Channel special on Roswell and another TV Roswell documentary by NBC Television in 2007.
In addition, Rudiak has done extensive research on other facets of the Roswell case, such as compiling the largest newspaper collection of how the story was reported at the time and how the military ran a campaign afterward to debunk Roswell and the newly appeared flying saucers seen all over the country.
He has compiled a 60-page list of anomalous crash debris descriptions from many Roswell military and civilian witnesses. His research also has be used to debunk the Air Force's modern Mogul balloon “explanation.”
Rudiak has a Bachelor’s in Physics and a Doctor of Optometry from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as graduate training in biophysics and neurophysiology.
He has done research and published scientific papers on brain wave recording to visual stimuli and visual stimulation with magnetic brain stimulators. He has used this scientific research background to debunk claims that alien abduction reports are the result of weak Earth magnetic fields causing hallucinations in the brain.
Many affidavits and essays on key Roswell witnesses can be found on Rudiak’s website. He also has dug into and done write-ups on the 1965 Kecksburg and 1967 Shag Harbor UFO crashes and the 1965 Socorro UFO landing.
Other extensive research has been done on the 1994 Nevada Nellis Range UFO and a 1950 UFO mass sighting over California and Nevada. This and hundreds of pages of other research can be found at his website:

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Workshops planned at UFO Museum

ROSWELL — “How to Make Experimental Sci-Fi Sound” workshops will be held May 8 at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell.
The workshops will be right after students finish school for the day, from 3:30-5 p.m., and one from 6-8 p.m.
The workshops will be sponsored by the Circuit-Bending Hackerspace Rock Band from California. It is part of the Hackerspace Tour 2012.
There will be demonstrations of “space-y” homemade devices, the organizers said.
Activities will be held inside the museum proper and in the museum’s North Library, said Julie Shuster, executive director of the Museum.
“This is the first time ever in Roswell,” she said.
Experimental electronic kits — costing between $1 and $20 each — will be on sale. There also will be a small fee, to cover expenses.
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Monday, April 2, 2012

UFO Museum takes Roswell Festival lead

ROSWELL — The International UFO Museum and Research Center reports it has taken the lead in organizing the 2012 Roswell Galaxy Fest.

Julie Shuster, executive director of the UFO Museum, had served as co-chair of the 2011 Festival. She was asked to again co-chair this year’s event. However, Shuster said the city’s contract for the co-chairs to sign was not ready until mid-March.

“Fortunately, the UFO Museum had been planning the 2012 Festival since March of last year,” Shuster said. “As soon as the Festival was over last year, we were booking speakers, authors, and vendors for this year’s event.”

The city’s Festival has been built around the UFO Museum since the first one was launched in 1997, marking the 50th anniversary of the reported crash of a UFO near Roswell in 1947.

The Museum, in fact, organized the Festival for years, until the City of Roswell asked to help organize some of the events.

After Del Jurney was elected mayor 2 years ago, he asked Shuster and businessman Greg Neal to co-chair the 2011 Roswell UFO Festival.

The Festival was a resounding success.

“The UFO Museum board of directors was proud of the job Julie and Greg did to bring down costs for the city UFO Festival, while improving the quality of the event,” said Jack Swickard, president of the Museum’s directors. “Organization and business sense are  key to organizing and operating a community festival. Julie and Greg demonstrated this last year.”

Swickard said the Museum’s directors back Shuster’s decision to concentrate on the Museum’s role in the 2012 Festival.

“Four of us met with Mayor Jurney and other city officials earlier this week and made it clear the Museum wants to work closely with the City of Roswell to make this year’s Festival a big success,” Swickard said. “A successful Festival is good for the community and good for the Museum.”

This year's Festival will run June 29-July 2.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Roswell UFO Festival

The 2012 Roswell UFO Festival will begin on Friday, June 29, and run through Monday, July 2.

This year’s festival will include lectures by well-known UFO researchers, as well as band concerts and a wide variety of vendors.