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Roswell UFO Tours Achieve Overwhelming Success
Due to overwhelming public demand, walking tours will continue every weekend at the former Army air base in Roswell, New Mexico, where a crashed UFO and alien bodies were allegedly hidden from the public in 1947.
Wilson, who worked with author Noe Torres on the book "Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash: A Tour of Roswell's UFO Landmarks (Published Feb. 2010 by RoswellBooks.com)
"The two evening walking tours we offered during the UFO festival, on July 2nd and 3rd, were the most amazing experiences of my life," Wilson said. "We had over 40 participants, and they were so excited to hear the complete story of the Roswell Incident while also witnessing first-hand the very places where it all happened. In addition to our paid guests, we were joined by radio broadcaster Jerry Pippin, Roswell author John LeMay, two different film crews, several reporters and photographers. They all agreed that the experience was like walking back in time to July, 1947."
Broadcaster Pippin was so enthusiastic about the tour he attended that he stepped up to the microphone and gave his own additional insights into the Roswell case during the tour narration.According to Wilson, Roswell eyewitness Jesse Marcel, Jr. was originally going to attend the July 3rd tour but had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict.
Among the sites visited by the tour is Roswell's most notorious UFO landmark, the aircraft hangar known as "Building 84," where the UFO that crashed north of town and as many as four non-human bodies were brought by the military and stored temporarily while awaiting removal to other government facilities. "Our tour participants especially love Building 84," Wilson said. "There is a strong sense of the eerie at this location. You feel a strange energy - a direct link to 1947 - as you walk around the building. You allow yourself to experience what the base personnel experienced in 1947." Wilson allows his tour groups to tarry at the site, soaking up the strange feelings there and taking plenty of pictures in front of the wooden sign that still reads "Building 84."
Also pointed out during the tour is the location where an Army nurse claimed she saw military doctors performing an autopsy on three small, gray-skinned beings that were obviously not human. Other locations include the building where Roswell mortician Glenn Dennis received a sketch of the alien bodies from the nurse who witnessed the autopsy and the water tower where the lieutenant governor of New Mexico told friends he had seen a "plane without wings" and "four little men," one of which was still alive and "moaning."
"We immerse our tour participants in a careful, detailed narration of the entire Roswell UFO case while visiting these incredibly historic sites," Wilson said. "Nobody has ever offered this, which I think explains why we are being inundated by requests for the tours." The data for the narration is drawn primarily from the book "Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash" but also includes additional stories and anecdotes put together by Wilson and Torres.
Tour participants have given Wilson high marks for the level of detail in his tour narration, which he says comes from years of personal study into the case and also from his years of working as a tour guide at the UFO museum. "Noe and I developed the original script for the tour, and we've continued to modify it based on our actual touring experience,"
"This is a thrilling story, whether you believe in UFOs or not," Wilson said. "It's stranger than fiction, and, as a bonus, it's connected to real, historical events associated with the world's first nuclear bomber wing, the 509th, which was based here in Roswell in 1947. You can enjoy the tour on many levels - as a UFO story, as a look back at Roswell's history, and also as military history. My objective as the tour guide is to make all of these elements come alive again to help us better understand the past."
Wilson's UFO walking tours depart each Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Roswell Airport parking lot, located at 1 Jerry Smith Circle. "Look for the big, inflatable alien attached to my car," Wilson says. Reservations are required and are available by calling 575-416-0146. Full details and a map are located at RoswellTours.com. The cost of the tours is $25, but $5 off coupons are available at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, 912 N. Main and at the Roswell Landing Gift Shop, 205 N. Main. For groups of 10 or more, Wilson will customize a tour on a different day and time. He can also arrange for use of a van or limo for groups that prefer not to walk.
"I have learned so much about the Roswell Incident by doing these tours," Wilson said. "And so have the wonderful people who have gone out with us. It's my mission to promote tourism here by telling folks the inside story of the world's most famous UFO case. Once you hear the complete story and walk where the aliens walked, you will never see things the same way again."
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RoswellTours.com offers special themed walking and driving tours focusing on the world's most famous UFO case, the Roswell Incident of July 1947. We offer a number of tour options, which are fully explained on our Web site or by calling 575-416-0146.
Page Updated Last on: Jul 06, 2010