"It's something that I don't think has ever been offered before," said Ruben Uriarte, state director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in Northern California and a long-time investigator of UFO cases in the Southwestern U.S., including the Roswell case. "I think it will be a unique opportunity for UFO enthusiasts to walk near several of the most important places where the Roswell Incident happened back in 1947. There have been tours to several of the alleged UFO crash sites, but that really wasn't where the real action in this case took place. Really, everything happened here at the old Roswell Army Air Field, and we're so lucky that many of the buildings and structures still stand."
With their tour groups in tow, the authors will tell the amazing story of the world's most famous UFO case, as they stop to point out where everything happened at the former air field. "Before we start our walk, we will describe the sites that we will visit so that everyone will know what to look for," Torres said. "And then as we walk along, we will tell more of the story behind each place.
Torres has based the walking tours on his recently-published book "Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash: A Tour of Roswell's UFO Landmarks" (February 2010, RoswellBooks.com)
During the Roswell UFO Festival (July 1-5), Torres and Uriarte will also be presenting three lectures at the Roswell UFO Museum, 114 North Main Street. On July 2 at 8:30 a.m., the authors will speak about their book "Mexico's Roswell: The Chihuahua UFO Crash," published in 2007 by RoswellBooks.com. On July 4 at 1 p.m., they will speak about their 2008 book, "The Other Roswell: UFO Crash on the Texas-Mexico Border." On July 3 at 3 p.m., Torres and Uriarte will speak on their latest book, "Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash."
"Ultimate Guide" has received many favorable reviews and has been on the top 10 list of bestselling UFO books on Amazon.com. Veteran UFO researcher Kevin Randle said recently, "If you are planning to visit Roswell, this book tells you all you need to know about the UFO crash, the city and its character. It condenses the confusion of the case into an easily read book that will help anyone make the most of a visit to city and help understand what actually happened. A very nice addition to the Roswell literature."
"Prior to the publication of this book, few people knew exactly where to look for this spell-binding hidden history. Now, contained herein are the resources needed to visit all the major historical sites related to the alleged UFO crash," said John LeMay, Roswell historian and author, who wrote the book's afterword.
Another collaborator in Torres' book was Jesse Marcel, Jr., son of the former Army intelligence officer at the Roswell Army Air Field in 1947. The elder Marcel was the first former soldier stationed in Roswell to disclose that a UFO had crashed and had been recovered back in July 1947. Marcel, Jr. wrote the forward for Torres' book, in which he stated, "Here you will read about my former home, which still stands in Roswell and where we examined the strange wreckage. You will also read about many other places, including the mysterious RAAF aircraft hanger, where UFO wreckage and bodies were temporarily stored. Through a clearer understanding of the Roswell event, we discover greater truth about the universe and our place in it. We are not alone."
Also assisting with the "Roswell UFO Walking Tours" will be the book's photographer, E. J. Wilson, a Roswell-area resident and a former employee of the Roswell UFO Museum. Wilson took over 100 photographs for the book of the major UFO landmarks still existing in Roswell. "I think the tours will be fantastic," WIlson said. "It's a way to make history come alive, and we'll have some really interesting stories to tell."
The "Roswell UFO Walking Tour" will begin with a short orientation to be held at 7 p.m. each evening (July 2 and 3) in the multipurpose room of the Campus Union Building of Eastern New Mexico University at Roswell, located at 48 University Boulevard. Admission to the tours will be $25 per person, with a $5 discount to everyone who stops by the authors' table at the Roswell UFO Museum, July 2-4. More information about the tours can be found at RoswellTours.com.
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