Festival organizers anticipate this weekend’s UFO celebration bringing thousands of visitors to Roswell.
The Roswell Daily Record reports last year’s UFO Festival attracted a record-breaking number of tourists to the so-called Alien City.
With Cosmicon and a sci-fi film festival also taking place this weekend, tourism officials hope this year’s numbers reach even higher.
Mark Briscoe from the International UFO Museum expects between 7,000 and 10,000 visitors this weekend.
He says the 1947 incident in which some claim a UFO crashed in Rosewell continues fascinating people.
Roswell public affairs director DeAnna Phillips calls the festival the city’s signature event. She says only Roswell can truly lay claim to such a celebration.