Saturday, June 26, 2010
ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - When it is hot outside, people do the darndest things. One example of a wacky event is the Roswell UFO Festival in July.
Travelers come from all around the country to Roswell, New Mexico - in the southeastern part of the state - to "promote extraterrestrial education." "Expert" speakers teach attendants all there is to know about E.T.s.
Even Fido can come along, as there is an alien pet costume contest where anyone's pup can show off this season's "other-worldly couture."
Since the festival is held over July 4th weekend, the celebration is not lacking firework shows.
General admission is free, but certain events do have a charge.
Bigfoot, or something like it, was reportedly spotted near a North Carolina man's backyard this week.
Older reports and supposed photos of Bigfoot show that he has dark brownish hair, but this time Cleveland County resident Tim Peeler told the Charlotte Observer that this Bigfoot has blond hair.
“I tried to call him,” Peeler told the WCNC News Channel 36 as he blew a device to simulate the sound of a coyote.
“This thing was 10 foot tall,” he told the news station. “He had beautiful hair. He scared me.”
Peeler, who was calling for coyotes on his property, located in western North Carolina, said that as the creature got closer to him, he “rough-talked him” and it temporarily left until coming back a short while later. He added that the creature had six fingers on each hand.
“I said, 'Get away from here! Get! Get!' and he went right back up that path again,” he told the news channel.
After his encounter, Peeler notified the local police who put out a suspicious persons report.
Back in the late 1970s, there were numerous sightings of the beast, who allegedly killed chickens, goats, and other farm animals.