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Archive for July, 2013





Here’s an interesting bit of trivia.  Today, July 8th, was the very day 66 years ago that the legendary UFO crash supposedly took place in Roswell, New Mexico.

I don’t know if it’s a cosmic coincidence or another incredible bit of providence on my part, but I’ve just been contacted by a man who claims to have some actual debris from another UFO that crashed somewhere here in Texas over a hundred years ago!  He contacted me after he learned about the Museum of the Weird from the Minnesota Iceman article in The Huffington Post last week.

I’m thinking perhaps this guy is either trying to take me for a sucker or he’s just plain nuts, but I’m definitely going to follow up on this either way…  you never know!

Speaking of the Huffington Post, here is their report on the Roswell anniversary:



Exactly 66 years ago today, the Roswell Daily Record shocked the American public with its headline, “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch In Roswell Region.” Decades later, there are still conspiracy theories and questions surrounding the legendary Roswell UFO incident in New Mexico.

According to the July 8, 1947 edition of the local paper, a rancher told authorities at the Roswell Army Air Field that he’d discovered a crashed flying saucer on his property. Army Maj. Jesse Marcel, an intelligence officer, reportedly recovered the “disc” and flew it to headquarters. It was never seen again, and the air field issued a press release later stating that the saucer was actually a weather balloon.


Marcel’s son, Jesse Marcel Jr. later told HuffPost Weird News reporter Lee Speigel that he was shown pieces of the UFO by his father.

“There were these I-beams about 12 to 18 inches long, and the most unusual part of that was the symbols or writing on the inner surface,” he said previously. “I thought, at first, it was like Egyptian hieroglyphics, but when I looked closer, it seemed more like geometric symbols of some kind — it was very strange.”


READ MORE:  Roswell UFO Incident: Crash Made Front Page Of Roswell Daily Record 66 Years Ago




Frank Hansen

As you can read in our previous post, Frank Hansen, the man who originally exhibited the Minnesota Iceman in the 1960s and 70s, revealed in a 1970 article in Saga Magazine that he himself was the one who shot the creature while hunting in the deep woods of Minnesota.

Keep that in mind as you read this next story (click on the link below), which details some interviews with Frank Hansen in his final years.  If the following account is true, why would Hansen in his later years go back to his original story about the mysterious California millionaire who supposedly was the real owner of the “Creature in Ice?”

This is a must-read for anyone who wants to hear Frank’s final words on the Minnesota Iceman. It is truly fascinating, but ultimately raises more questions than it answers…







CORRECTION: In response to all the news reports that I had purchased the Minnesota Iceman from the family of Frank Hansen, that is absolutely not true. I purchased it from another man, who purchased it from Hansen’s family shortly after Frank passed away 10 years ago.  I apologize to the Hansen family for any undue attention this brings their way.

– Steve Busti, Museum of the Weird owner