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 organisation 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.
“It was larger than our truck, appeared to be a solid object and appeared out of “nowhere” and coming straight towards us.”
She said she had no idea what it was and she and her husband dismissed an optical illusion.
She added: “So we first noticed it being about no more than 20 feet in front of us about eye level, it slowly and at the same time quickly moved right to us and then stopped and hovered right over the top of our truck.
“I thought I would be able to look out the back window and continue to follow its motion, but it was no where in sight when I did and at the same time the traffic light was turning green and we started driving forward.”
The experience left the woman feeling numb.
She said: “like did that really just happen and where did the thing go?
“Also, I didn’t have time to think in the moment, but later wondered, did the other cars see it too? They must have.
“My husband’s account of what occurred are right in line with everything that happened.
“I felt like it could have been a dream, but it was definitely real life.
“All this happened over the span of maybe five to seven seconds and then everything was normalish again.
“I must also say that on our trip home the following night we did see a black helicopter carrying something large underneath it – it was too far in the distance to fully capture and I was exhausted of thinking by that point.”
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.