Extraterrestrial Culture Day

Extraterrestrial Culture Day is observed next on Tuesday, February 11th, 2025 (209 days from today).

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Extraterrestrial Culture Day is celebrated on the second Tuesday of February every year. This is an occasion to honor all past, present and future alien visitors. It was a day of fact or fiction. It especially celebrates in New Mexico, where a major incident took place in 1947.

History of Extraterrestrial Culture Day

The purpose of Extraterrestrial Culture Day is to celebrate and honor all past, present, and future extraterrestrial travelers in a way to strengthen ties between all citizens of the universe, known and unknown. It was established with the passage of Memorial 44 by the legislature of New Mexico on March 21, 2003, a day dedicated to New Mexico, it has been celebrated by people outside its borders.

State Representative Daniel Foley of Roswell introduced the date with House Bill 766. The bill designated the date to be observed on the second Thursday of February, but when the memorial passed, the holiday was changed to the second Tuesday of the month. According to the memorial, the day was created because "the extraterrestrials contributed to the worldwide recognition of New Mexico through their many visits and continued, seeing, unexplained mysteries", technological advances, experiments, explorations, explorations, conspiracies, providing the storyline for the Hollywood Epic and other achievements of alien beings throughout the universe."

How have extraterrestrials contributed to the recognition of New Mexico? In 1947, to a place about 75 miles from Roswell, where the Mac Brazel found debris in his sheep pasture. After finding metal bars held together with tape, a heavy, glossy paper-like material, and reflective pieces of plastic and foil, he called the local sheriff. The sheriff called Army Air Force Base Roswell, and they came and picked up the wreckage in an armored truck.

On July 8, 1947, Roswell Daily Record published a front-page story titled "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region." The next day, the Roswell Air Force issued a statement saying that it was not a flying saucer that had been found, but rather, the remnants of a weather balloon. But by looking at the wreckage, it was quite clear that it was not a weather balloon, and many people did not buy this story, some even believed that it was indeed a flying saucer.

Over the next decade, many "dummy drops" to study how people can survive a high drop were made in New Mexico. Dummies with latex skin and aluminum bones were dropped from the sky and military vehicles picked them up. People find this rather odd, as it looks like aliens have fallen from the sky, and some think that is the case and the cars that pick them up are taking them for testing by the government. This did nothing but raise speculation that there had been a conspiracy and cover-up in Roswell in 1947.

In 1994, the Pentagon declassified most of the information about the effigy drops. They also declassified information about what they claimed had actually been found at Roswell, which they believed was related to something called Project Mogul, a top secret atomic spy project.

According to the government, Project Mogul, which was started during World War II and stationed at Alamogordo Airport, includes geophysicists and oceanographers from New York University, Columbia University, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The hope was that they could gather information about the ongoing nuclear tests in the Soviet Union.

The report said that the debris was made up of neoprene balloons, radar reflectors and sound equipment 700 meters long. Some new materials have been invented for use in Project Mogul, so that means some materials are unrecognizable and look like they're from another world. According to reports, Roswell Military Airport was unaware of the project. They are not sure exactly what has been found, with some suggesting the debris could be from a Russian spy plane or satellite, but they only say it was a weather balloon because of the weather that makes the most sense. The people at Project Mogul can't step up and say what it really is, because that would hurt the project. Today, many people don't believe the government story, and some make trips to Roswell to get close to where they believe extraterrestrials have fallen to earth. On Extraterrestrial Culture Day, we honor these and other extraterrestrial travelers.

How to celebrate Extraterrestrial Culture Day

Extraterrestrial Culture Day can be celebrated by finding and learning about outer space and aliens. It is believed that mainly five aliens have visited our earth, so embrace this day to learn about them, and this learning will open you up to a whole new world of excitement and amazed. Many books and movies have been written about the Roswell incident of 1947, so use this day to spend some time on them. On this day, honor the best of humanity by accepting and respecting all sentient beings and their presence, whether we understand them or not. Share your thoughts on Extraterrestrial Culture Day with the hashtag #ExtraterrestrialCultureDay.


Extraterrestrial Culture Day has been observed the second Tuesday in February.


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New Mexico Legislature on March 21st, 2003

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