UFOs on Parade in Roswell By Pollux Parker Roswell is a city in New Mexico, USA. This city is famous for being the place where an unidentified flying object (UFO) crash landed. This incident is called the Roswell UFO incident. Although this event happened in 1967, much is still said and written about it. A TV series bearing the name of the city has been created whose story revolved around aliens living among humans. The presence of the Walker Air Force Base near the city further added to the UFO mystery as some believe that the personnel of the base took the object that crash landed, brought it to the base, and declared the retrieved object to be a weather balloon. The city of Roswell has embraced this identity. In fact, every year on the first week of July, the city holds the Roswell UFO festival. This festival celebrates the unknown and welcome believers and skeptics alike. Tourists flock to Roswell to see this festival that features several events where UFOs and aliens figure prominently. There will be seminars and speeches. People can come in alien costumes and anybody may join the Alien Costume contest. Of course, a parade around the city will be held. And on July fourth, coinciding with Independence Day, there will be fireworks display. Anything and everything extraterrestrial is in Roswell during the festival. The whole town will be decorated with things having to do with aliens. The USA flag will be waving proudly amidst the colorful decorations. This festival is a testament to the city's open-mindedness and acceptance of ideas from people of all walks of life.