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Sights from UFO Festival 2019

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Above: Roswell’s annual UFO Festival took place July 5-7, complete with alien costume contests for people and pets, the Alien Chase race, speakers at the International UFO Museum and Research Center and many other attractions. Meanwhile, cosplay and celebrity guests entertained attendees of Galacticon. Above, these longhair Chihuahuas are waiting for their turn to shine at the Alien Pet Contest Saturday. (Christina Stock Photo)

Below: Don’t ask where these “Men in Black” are really from. They’re not talking. They were seen on North Main Street at the UFO Festival on Saturday, playing off the idea of the famous movie characters that chase extraterrestrials. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

Above: This rather large gray alien is watching Saturday’s Alien Pet Contest at the Chaves County Courthouse. Let’s hope he didn’t abduct any. (Christina Stock Photo)

Below: Sue Taylor, curator of the New Mexico Museum of Space History, talks about the manual flight skills of Apollo 11 astronauts Saturday during the UFO Festival, explaining that they could not land exactly where planned and had to maneuver to another spot. The museum displayed some artifacts and historical documents related to moon landings at the Alegria Candy Store on North Main Street. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)