Police: Parts of missing UFO found near Roswell


ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Police believe they found the UFO stolen from a Roswell museum. However, they found the spaceship in pieces.

“We’re sad, we thought maybe we would get it back in one piece but doesn’t look like it; its in several pieces,” Karen Jarmaillio, interim museum director.

Police say they found what they believed to be pieces of the destroyed spaceship on the side of a road near West Second Street.

The museum says since the UFO is destroyed they will be getting a new space ship for the side of the building. They are not sure yet when that will be or how much it will cost.

Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, behind the International UFO Museum, three men were caught on camera loading the museum’s flying saucer into their truck.

The UFO used to hang on the side of the building until snowstorm Goliath knocked it down back in December.

“We had just had it prepared, and we were going to put it back up but we had it temporarily stored behind our building and they, some kids came and stole it,” said Jaramillo.

A second surveillance video shows the thieves leaving the museum in a red truck with the UFO in the back.

The saucer had been a part of the museum since it opened in 1992.

The museum brings in visitors from all over the country, like Carolyn and Eric Jackson who are visiting the “Alien City” from Indiana who say they are shocked to hear about this happening in Roswell.

“You think of things like that happening only in large metropolitan cities not small ones like this,” said Carolyn.

They say they can’t understand why someone would take something that is such a big part of what makes Roswell one-of-a-kind.

“People want to see these things. This is a worldwide event and then you just take the space ship away? That’s terrible,” said Eric.

The museum director says that they have given Roswell police the surveillance video and are hoping it will help to catch the thieves and get their saucer back.

This is not the first time an alien display has been stolen. Back in 2004, “Fred” the alien mannequin was abducted from right in front of the “alien encounter” store. Two men were seen rolling Fred and his wheelchair into their truck and speeding away.

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