Reports of seeing aliens, missing time, and memories of being abducted in the New Mexico town have been reported to UFO investigators.
The US-based Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) has received reports from people who claim the bizarre events happened to them in the town.
Roswell has been at the heart of the UFO scene since in July 1947 the military sensationally announced in a press release it had found the remains of a crashed flying saucer in the desert nearby.
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 away.
One bizarre case was reported to MUFON as happening on August 8 last year at 8.09pm.
The anonymous witness said objects were found in the back of a work colleague’s head after the alleged strange event.
The report said: “This event caused a very serious altercation between my colleagues and myself.
“The abduction of (name removed by MUFON) lasted approximately two hours of which he cannot remember.
“After a trip to the local hospital several small objects were found in the back of his head.”
No other evidence was provided to corroborate the alleged discovery at the unnamed hospital.
However, a photograph of an alleged UFO was provided.
Another report concerned allegations from February 18 2014 at midnight.
The report in this case said: “Subject’s son, while staying in a trailer park, saw two grey entities.
“One was short and one was very tall.
“He can’t remember what happened after that.
“Subjects son has had nightmares about being abducted and is frightful of the experience so much so he can’t sleep at night.”
One detailed report sent to MUFON relations to events on March 1 1969 at 8pm.
It described how a family of five were driving from Lovington to Roswell to visit relatives.
The report author said they were with their parents and two brothers.
They said: “At about an hour into the drive I noticed a bright object to the right of the car and mentioned it.
“Immediately, this object was directly above the car. At the same time, the radio went to static and we heard the speedometer cable break, and it actually felt like the hair on my head was standing up.
“There was no sound, but there was light everywhere. The object, above, was so large that I could see it from the back seat as I looked straight ahead.
“I had never been so terrified in my life and I just “froze” where I was.
“My middle brother was climbing between the front and back seats, and my youngest brother was only three, so he didn’t seem to react.
“The scariest part, to me, was that I saw a huge black eye staring directly at me from the window beside me.”
They said the shape of the eye was a translucent black teardrop shape.
The report added: “The next time I remembered anything our car was heading toward a ditch alongside the road.
“Dad quickly turned the steering wheel and kept the car on the road.
“We were all so terrified that all of us were completely silent.
“We soon pulled into our grandparents driveway to see the frantic looks on their faces.”
The report claimed there had been a loss of time s a result of the happening.
It added: “My grandfather said, ‘what happened I was just about to call the State Police to look for you’.
“My grandfather asked what took us so long. A one and a half trip took three hours. I don’t remember almost anything of what was said, but I remember the feeling of terror that gripped us all.”
The author was 54 when the report was made in 2007, while the brothers were 51 and 44.
The parents were in their seventies.
The report added: “I have had nightmares throughout the years although they have lessened with time.
“I am still very afraid of being abducted, and my heart races every time I think about it.
“I have told a few people about this event, but probably no more than 20. Strangely, almost everyone seems to believe me.
“I would like to know what happened but at the same time I am too terrified to know any more.”
The account bears many similarities to other accounts of missing time after a static feeling after an apparent UFO hovered above and stopped a car.
MUFON, the world’s largest organisation dedicated to UFO and alien research has received many similar reports from across the globe.