Recreation of the first atomic bomb, detonated at White Sands, New Mexico in 1945 (mixed media including gouache and pastels on archival digital print depicting a family visiting the White Sands National Monument — print size is 45”x33”).
A flying saucer soars above the Plains of St. Augustin in New Mexico (digitally re-created myth).
Crashed spaceship decoration in Ruidoso, a mountain town just outside of Roswell, New Mexico.
Ufologists fix a malfunctioning display at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico.
Display depicting the alien autopsy at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico.
Ufologist Dennis Balthaser with a copy of a sketch allegedly done by a nurse present at the alien autopsies in Roswell, New Mexico.
Lecture room at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico.
Motel and restaurant in White Sands, New Mexico, near where the first atomic bomb was detonated.
Roadside lawn aliens and other American mythological characters for sale by a highway outside of Roswell, New Mexico.
Aliens and humans lining up for a dusk parade through Roswell, New Mexico as a part of the annual UFO Festival held every year in July on the anniversary of the alleged 1947 UFO crash.
Winner of the 2018 Roswell UFO Festival costume contest.
UFO Festival attendee dressed up as an alien.
UFO Festival goers dressed up as aliens.
The Visitors Center in Roswell, New Mexico.
Spaceship themed McDonald's in Roswell, New Mexico.
Scene from the annual UFO festival in Roswell, New Mexico, held in July on the anniversary of the alleged crash.
Ambulance at the annual UFO Festival in Roswell, New Mexico.
Roswell teenagers working at the 2018 UFO Festival.
Side of the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico.
Signage along the main street in Roswell, New Mexico.
The long-term parking lot at the Roswell airport backs up to an airplane boneyard. As a former Air Force Base, the tiny rural airport has one of the longest runways in the United States, capable of accommodating massive jets and heavy planes. After dropping the first nuclear bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima in Japan, the Enola Gay (a Boeing B-29) was operated from the Roswell Army Airfield, which was closed in 1967 and subsequently redeveloped as the Roswell civilian airport.
Roadside spaceship with alien in Socorro, New Mexico.
An antenna at the Very Large Array research facility located in central New Mexico on the Plain of San Augustin. The VLA is a multi-purpose instrument designed to allow investigations of many astronomical objects, including radio galaxies, quasars, pulsars, supernova remnants, gamma-ray bursts, radio-editing stars, the sun and planets, astrophysical masers, black holes and the hydrogen gas that constitutes a large portion of the Milky Way galaxy as well as external galaxies.
Teenagers watch a trailer park fire in Socorro, New Mexico.
Plains of San Augustin, New Mexico, where the Very Large Array is located.
Sunset over White Sands National Monument, near where the world's first nuclear bomb was detonated in 1945.
Visitors scour the alleged 1947 UFO crash site outside of Roswell, New Mexico with flashlights at dusk on the 71st anniversary.
On the anniversary of the Roswell UFO crash, visitors survey the remote barn where ranch foreman William Brazel allegedly stored some of the debris before riding into town to inform authorities.