A silver disc plows into the earth, desert sand and rock crashing around it, flames beginning to take life. A click and hiss interrupt a moment of pause as a hatch opens up. As if it has all the time in the universe, as if fire and dust does not engulf its surroundings in calamity, a creature emerges slowly, injured and trepidations. The hot ground singes Its skinny limbs as it crawls away from the burning wreckage.
A crackle in the desert blue sky is nothing more than a blip to the untrained eye, but Mac has worked this ranch his whole long life. He knows that summers in Roswell are always the same: hot, bleak, dry; he has looked out on that blue and white sky day after day, and never has he seen such a thing. He makes his way over, chest tight. Something strange is going on.
By the time Mac arrives at the scene, the creature has hidden away, and before him is only the wreckage the spaceship left in its wake. Across the way, Mac sees the sheriff, George Wilcox, stumble over, pausing in awe to take in what’s before him. They stand there for another moment, perplexed and paralyzed. A whipping sound from up above draws Mac’s attention back to the sky, where fire jets swoop in. Sirens and booming voices over loudspeakers tell Mac and the Sheriff to back away from the crash as soldiers dressed in black fatigues commandeer the scene. Mac and the Sheriff answer their questions but have little information to offer beyond what they saw falling out of the sky.
The creature, its origins unknown, was found two days later by the US government not far from the crash site. They take it away, never to be heard of again, its destiny unknown. The US government sends out a press release, announcing the discovery of an unidentified flying object from a ranch in Roswell. The following day, the Roswell Daily Record runs a story about the crash and the US’ astonishing claim about this alien object. Public panic ensues and confidence in the US government sways. US officials quickly recant their claims. Upon further examination, they asserted, it was just a weather balloon. Everyone involved corroborates this latest story, from Mac to the Office of the US President. Peace is restored.
The Roswell incident is one of the most famous cases of supposed alien contact with Earth, and it has inspired countless works of fiction. The story has been debated and disputed for decades, with conspiracy theories and cover-up allegations swirling around it. But whether you believe that an extraterrestrial craft crashed in the New Mexico desert or not, there’s no denying the enduring fascination that this event holds for people around the world.
Milkyway Glass has taken this iconic event and turned it into a beautiful and unique piece of functional art. Their Roswell Rig is an 11-inch beaker with a 19mm joint, featuring a deep sandblasted Circuitboard design that pays tribute to the UFO that crashed in 1947. The rig is made with a thick 12mm base for stability and comes with an Orbit Bowl and Stem.
This special edition rig is not only a great way to show off your love of all things extraterrestrial, but it’s also a high-quality piece of glass that’s built to last. The deep sandblasting provides an extra grip that makes it comfortable to hold, while the thick base ensures that it won’t tip over easily. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, the Roswell Rig is a must-have for any serious collector.
|Dimensions||4 × 4 × 11 in|