Roswell, New Mexico, has around 45,000 inhabitants, and is perhaps best-known for its association with unidentified flying objects (UFOs). The association stemmed originally from an incident that occurred in 1947 that has come to be known as the Roswell UFO Incident, even though the presumed UFO crash site was about 75 miles away from Roswell.
At the time of the incident, the Roswell Army Air Field Public Information Office issued a press release saying that personnel from the base had recovered the remains of a flying disc. The next day, the Air Force high command contradicted the story, saying what was actually found was debris from a crashed radar-tracking balloon. The case lay dormant for about thirty years, until a Canadian-born physicist, named Stanton Friedman, began investigating the incident and found several witnesses who claimed that the Air Force had covered up the incident. The upshot of Friedman’s investigation and those that came after was that Roswell became a destination for serious ufologists and for tourists who are simply curious.
Laetitia took her group, who—unsurprisingly—were UFO enthusiasts, to the UFO Museum and Research Center and then on a UFO crash site tour. On their way to their hotel, they stopped at a bar for happy hour and everyone had a glass of Roswell Alien Amber Ale, appropriately labeled with a smiling green alien. The bar was a lively place, with most of the men giving their attention to a young woman named Nell, whose attire and the sense of mystery created by her cryptic comments suggested that she might be an alien from outer space, or at least the next county. Laetitia was grateful to the woman for providing the limerick of the day.
A plastic-clad lady named Nell
Fascinated the men of Roswell
With an alien look
That kept them on the hook
For a secret that she wouldn’t tell.