Posted at: 10/31/2012 6:53 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News
Roswell has been named one of the country's spookiest cities by travel website TripAdvisor.
Roswell was named because of the mysterious crash by an unidentified object in 1947, which is believed to have been a weather surveillance balloon.
But, since the 1970's, Roswell has been tied to countless rumors and conspiracies alleging that the unidentified object was an extra-terrestrial spacecraft occupied by aliens.
Each year, 170,000 people visit the UFO Museum to get a glimpse of the extraterrestrial.
“There is a great interest because of the curiosity of human nature, what if,” UFO Museum Operations Manager Mark Briscoe said. “A lot of people have seen things, you know. We have people who come into the research center and some break down and cry because they feel like we're not gonna laugh at them. We work hard to protect the credibility of the information we have about abductions and crop circles.”
The website named nine other cities in its list. They are Salem, Massachusetts; Anoka, Minnesota; Sleepy Hollow, New York; Alton, Illinois; Monticello, Florida; Adams, Tennessee; Tombstone, Arizona; Ellicot City, Maryland; and Jefferson, Texas.