International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, New Mexico
© Walter Bibikow/Danita Delimon
Is anybody out there?. To Roswell, and beyond!
Tourism in New Mexico is fueled in part by attractions such as the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell—seen here in our photo today. Recognizing the revenue potential in embracing popular interest in UFOs, in 2003 the New Mexico State Legislature declared the second Tuesday in February each year to be Extraterrestrial Culture Day. Why New Mexico? The answer lies in the city of Roswell in the southeastern corner of the state.