A married couple have reported to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) a bizarre UFO appearing over their car as they stopped in the town in New Mexico, which was the scene of an infamous alleged flying saucer crash in July 1947.
The unnamed woman, who made the report, claimed about 24 hours later she saw a black helicopter with a mystery large load hanging underneath.
MUFON, based in the US, is the world’s biggest organization dedicated to UFO and alien research, and keeps a database of sightings submitted by the public.
She reported to MUFON she and her husband were driving from Albuquerque to Carlsbad when they stopped in Roswell for food, before heading off again.
She wrote: “Stopping at a red light, behind a couple cars, in our truck we both noticed, and said out loud, the object that was coming straight towards us from the dark sky.
“I didn’t have time to take out my camera or to think really because I didn’t want to miss what was happening.
“The object had lights on all ends, the front (or back) was more triangular with bright white lights, the back (or front) which was closest to us was more rounded but still triangular and had bright red, green and blue lights shining down.
Roswell has been at the heart of the UFO scene since the military announced in a press release it had found the remains of a crashed flying saucer in the nearby desert, in July 1947.
But the following day it retracted the statement, saying it was in fact a damaged US Air Force air balloon.
Witnesses later came forward to say there had been alien bodies within the “crashed craft”, which – along with the wreckage – were then taken to the mysterious top-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada.
The town has been a hot bed of UFO sightings ever since with 44 cases repotted to MUFON since 2002.
MUFON investigates sightings such as this, but points out on its website that most so-called UFO sightings can be given a rational explanation.