Site of Roswell UFO crash to be opened for tours

Some of the tours will cost over NZ$600.
Some of the tours will cost over NZ$600. Photo credit: Getty Images.

The site of the so-called UFO crash in Roswell is being opened to the public for the first time in 71 years.

From July 5 visitors can buy tickets to private tours at the site, costing between NZ$130 and NZ$650.

Included in the ticket is an authentic Mexican meal, chicken & cheese enchiladas with beans and rice. 

Organisers say there are plenty of 'surprises' during the tour.

The location has become synonymous with conspiracy theories about the US government's knowledge of alien life.

In 1947 a local farmer called Mack Brazel noticed a strange object on his farm.

It was described as metallic sticks held together with tape, chunks of plastic and foil reflectors, as well as glossy paper-like material.

The local sheriff and army air base were called.

Over the next few days soldiers collected debris from across the area and took it away in armoured trucks.

The front page of the local paper after the discovery.
The front page of the local paper after the discovery. Photo credit: Roswell Daily Record.

On July 8 the headline in the local paper read "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region" but the claim was rejected by local authorities who said it was a weather balloon.

Until now, theories and rumours have spread far and wide about what came down in that field, many convinced that whatever it was, it came from somewhere other than Earth.

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