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  1. A city in New Mexico, known for conspiracy theories that its Roswell Army Air Field has recovered UFOs and extraterrestrials. It is the county seat of Chaves County.
    • (1997) So go on with your life / Forget that Roswell crap / Show love to the black suit / 'Cuz that's the Men In [...] Black "Men in Black" by Will Smith (1997)
  2. The most significant ufological event of a region.
    • 1998, Jim Wilson, Six Unexplainable Encounters Popular Mechanics, Hearst Magazines, page 66:
      Among the cases he examined was an incident that has come to be known as England’s Roswell.
    • 2007, Rodney Castleden, Natural Disasters That Changed the World, Book Sales, page 272:
      Kazantsev’s story was for some unaccountable reason taken seriously in the West, leading to some enthusiasts reffering to Tunguska as the Russian Roswell.
    • 2008, Noe Torres, Ruben Uriarte, Mexico's Roswell: The Chihuahua UFO Crash,, page 3:
      Dubbed “Mexico’s Roswell,” the mid-air collision near Coyame of an airplane and a UFO has been the subject of a major documentary for the History Channel’s UFO Hunters series in 2008, and numerous articles in newspapers, magazines, and Websites.

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