However, this story was swiftly changed, and by the following day, the disc had become nothing more than a crashed weather balloon. However, this did not stop UFO cover-up conspiracy theories emerging, which continue even to this day.
As a result, Roswell has become a tourist attraction, with the former owners allowing limited tours of the alleged crash site, which is actually around 75 miles northwest of the town of Roswell. However the new owner, Dinwiddie Cattle Co., seem to be somewhat oblivious to the reputation of the area, having purchased the ranch as a part of a larger land deal.
Speaking to the Roswell Daily Record, Tommy Dinwiddie said:
“I just don't know a whole lot about it. The guy who is running the ranch over there for me knows quite a bit about it, and after we kind of get our feet on the ground running it, we will do some more talking about it and figuring out what we want to do.”
Meanwhile, the tourism continues, with the town of Roswell's International UFO Museum now attracting more than 200,000 visitors worldwide each year.
Roswell Daily Record
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