In 1896, the first widely reported wave of UFO sightings in the United States took place when a mysterious airship was spotted; it was described in the Nov. 18, 1896, Sacramento Bee as, "huge and cigar-shaped and had four large wings attached to an aluminum body."
In June 1947, what is perhaps the most famous series of all UFO sightings began -- in and near Roswell, New Mexico. In early July, William W. "Mac" Brazel found the now infamous crash site that was later taken over by the military.
If you're looking for a bed and breakfast getaway with a UFO connection, these inns in and near Roswell, New Mexico, are a good place to start.
- Country Club Bed and Breakfast
Roswell, New Mexico
This inn's Southwest Victorian design and full gourmet breakfast make it a good place to stay while you check out the mysteries of Roswell. All four guest rooms offer private baths.
- Heritage Inn
Artesia, New Mexico
About 45 minutes away from Roswell, this inn offers wireless high-speed internet access in all 11 guest rooms. Located on the second floor of a 1905 building that was renovated to become a bed and breakfast, the Heritage Inn boasts elegant rooms and high ceilings.
- Burlingham Inn UFO Bed and Breakfast
Pine Bush, New York
The Burlingham Inn offers accommodations in a spacious 100-year-old barn. Pine Bush is a hot spot for UFO sightings, with an active UFO community and regular UFO meetings.
- Bluemont Bed and Breakfast
This inn is the former home of Donald and Helen Keyhoe. Maj. Donald Keyhoe is the former director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, which under his leadership gave serious publicity to UFOs in the 1960s. His book Aliens From Space was published in 1973, while he lived at Bluemont. A selection of Keyhoe's memorabilia is on view at the bed and breakfast.