Roswell, NM, April 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Roswell, New Mexico author and historian John LeMay will appear on the Jeff Rense Program, a nationwide radio show, on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 10 p.m. Central time. LeMay will discuss his new book, "Roswell USA: Towns That Celebrate UFOs, Lake Monsters, Bigfoot, and Other Weirdness," which has just been released by RoswellBooks.com. Also appearing on the show with LeMay will be UFO researcher Noe Torres, editor and publisher of LeMay’s new book.
A lifelong Roswell resident and author of several books about New Mexico history, LeMay takes a fresh new look at the Roswell Incident from an “insider's perspective.” Having been born and raised in the Alien Capital of the World, LeMay’s childhood was filled with tales of flying saucers and alien autopsies, and he rubbed shoulders with several key Roswell eyewitnesses, including Robert Shirkey, who said he saw UFO debris being loaded onto a B-29 bomber at the Roswell Army Air Field in 1947.
In "Roswell USA," LeMay presents a careful reconstruction of the famous UFO crash, including details that many readers may not have previously heard. He also provides a unique glimpse into what it’s like to live in the one place on Earth most closely associated with flying saucers and extraterrestrials. His analysis of the odd things that happen in Roswell, especially during its annual UFO festival, is priceless.
LeMay’s keen insight and marvelous sense of humor also focus on some of Roswell's other, lesser-known mysteries, such as the “alien ghost” that haunts the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center. Written with an eye to historical accuracy, and perhaps an occasional wink of the eye, LeMay’s book also chronicles some of Roswell’s “other” mysteries, such as the "second" Roswell UFO Crash (in 1949); Bottomless Lakes where cars sink into the depths and monsters emerge to the surface; the Headless Horsewoman of Lover's Lane, a Victorian Era Spook with an axe to grind against young lovers; and others.
Roswell is by no means the only town to use strange events and bizarre creatures to draw tourism dollars. Nor was it the first. In the second part of LeMay’s book, he takes us on a tour of other towns all over the U.S. that celebrate weirdness – such as Churubusco, Indiana, where a giant turtle sighting in 1948 has served the town well in tourism for the last 60 plus years, and Flatwoods, West Virginia, where a one-time alleged sighting of a strange alien monster has since resulted in the “Flatwood Monster Days” festival. Also, there is Lake Champlain, New York, which has since become America’s very own Loch Ness. Point Pleasant, West Virginia, celebrates Mothman Days and has its own Mothman Museum. Kelley, Kentucky, is the site where aliens from outer space laid siege to a farm house in 1955. And, many UFO enthusiasts visit a lonely country cemetery in Aurora, Texas, where lie the remains of an extraterrestrial, or so they believe, that crashed there in 1897.
"Roswell USA" is published by RoswellBooks.com, and is available in paperback for $14.95 from the author’s Web site at RoswellUSA.com. It is also available on Amazon.com and other major online retailers, and in the Roswell area, may be purchased at Roswell Landing, 205 North Main Street (Phone: 575-622-3036). It features over 50 photographs and illustrations, original cartoons by Neil Riebe, and impressive cover art by Brian Norwood. The book is also available for the Amazon Kindle.
Author John LeMay is the author of several books about the history of New Mexico. His works include "Images of America: Roswell," "Postcards of America: Roswell," "Images of America: Chaves County," and "Images of America: Towns of Lincoln County," all published by Arcadia Publishing of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. LeMay is also an archivist and serves on the board of directors for the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, located in Roswell.
Noe Torres, editor and publisher of "Roswell USA," has authored a number of books regarding historical UFO cases, including the critically-acclaimed "Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash" published in 2010 by RoswellBooks.com. Torres is the section director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in South Texas and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. He is a regular speaker at the annual Roswell UFO Festival held each July in Roswell, New Mexico.
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