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Narrated Van Tours Featured at Roswell UFO Festival
Tourists visiting Roswell, New Mexico, during the 2012 UFO Festival (June 28 - July 1) can take narrated van tours that will transport them back in time to July 1947 by visiting all the key places in town where the Roswell Incident happened.
The tours will be offered June 23 through July 1 and will depart from downtown Roswell. The cost is $40 per person, and bookings are available by calling 575-416-0146.
"Many people don't realize that 95 percent of what happened during the Roswell Incident actually occurred right here in town - mostly at the former Army base," Wilson said. "Our tour is a holistic, media-rich experience that tells the entire Roswell story while visiting the sites where it all took place."
Each stop is completely explained via a high-definition professional audio narration by Canadian TV and radio personality Gary Johnston. The narration includes audio clips of the Roswell eyewitnesses explaining what they saw at each site, as well as music and sound effects. The narrated UFO tours have been called “a Disney type experience for adults.” The audio testimony is from files recently released by the National Archives and Records Administration.
The air-conditioned touring vans, provided by Cort Nichols of Blue Sky Transport in Roswell, are equipped with sound systems designed to accommodate the UFO tour narrations. Blue Sky will also provide professional drivers for the tours.
While en route from downtown to the former Army base, participants will hear a summary of the Roswell Incident beginning with the reported crash of a UFO in the desert north of town and the subsequent recovery of the debris and bodies by Army personnel from Roswell.
One of the most popular sites visited is the location of the former Army base hospital where witnesses claimed that an "alien autopsy" was conducted on the bodies of the "gray aliens" recovered at the UFO crash site. When the van visits this site, participants hear a recording of former Roswell mortician Glenn Dennis describing the alien autopsy. Wilson said, "As the tourist walk these grounds, they report feeling odd sensations - perhaps residual psychic energies or maybe just a sense that something very important happened here."
Next door to the former base hospital, the tours will visit a place where witnesses have reported many paranormal events, including the appearance of an "alien ghost." A former night-shift nurse claims she saw, on two separate occasions, a "little man" about four feet tall that had some of the features of the "gray aliens" but seemed to be translucent and did not cast a reflection.
Another popular site is the aircraft hangar known as "Building 84," where the downed UFO and alien bodies were supposedly taken by the Army after the crash. Witnesses said that the lieutenant governor of New Mexico at the time came rushing out of the hangar raving about an "airplane without wings" and bodies that "aren't human." At this stop on the tour, participants are encouraged to walk around outside the hangar and have photos taken in front of the sign that still reads "Building 84."
The tour goes on to visit a total of 14 sites. "People have their favorites," Wilson said. "For example, some people like to hear about what happened at the base chapel, where, after the Roswell Incident, some of the soldiers came to seek spiritual guidance, presumably because of the bizarre things they had witnessed."
The UFO tours are based on a book authored by Wilson called Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash, which was co-written with Texas UFO researcher Noe Torres. "The book is essentially the same tour but in words and photographs,"
Although the van tours will not visit any of the several alleged Roswell "crash sites," Wilson and Torres are doing a multimedia presentation about the Foster Ranch debris field utilizing photos and video that they took during a recent visit to the remote site. Their Foster Ranch presentation, which is free to the general public, will be at 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, at the Roswell Museum & Art Center (RMAC), as part of the Roswell 2012 UFO Conference being held there. More details are available at Roswell2012.com.
For the past three years, Wilson has conducted "Roswell UFO walking tours" of several of the most important sites. "The walking tours are very popular," Wilson said, "But walking limits the number of sites you can visit. Also, there are many individuals who are simply unable to walk the two miles required by the walking tours. Another factor is the summer heat in Roswell that makes walking tours a difficult proposition for many folks. The narrated van tours are a way to overcome all these obstacles, while allowing us to visit many additional sites in air-conditioned comfort. The sound systems on the vans also allow us to introduce the high-definition audio narrations, eyewitness interview clips, and sound effects."
Persons wishing to take the Roswell UFO Tour are encouraged to place a "courtesy hold" for one of the UFO tours by calling 575-416-0146. The entire tour schedule and other information is available at http://roswellbooks.com/?