In 2004, Robert L. Ridge, the 56 year old owner of a body shop in Roswell, New Mexico went out bow hunting. Little did he know he would chance upon a strange artifact that has since been dubbed the Roswell Rock.
On September 4, while scouting a remote area for potential prey, Robert saw a small rock covered with dirt. When he cleaned it and noticed the strange symbols carved on its surface, Bob knew he had found something special. The patterns strongly resembled the ones usually depicted in crop circles: two crescent moons joined at the corners.
Mr. Ridge said that the rock had been machined so perfectly, it must have been made by beings who were clearly intelligent and advanced.
Because of the proximity to one of the two Roswell crash sites, the rock soon became the subject of heated discussions regarding its potentially alien origin. Several UFO researchers have examined the strange artifact and it was even featured in an episode of G. Tsoukalos’ Ancient Aliens. The battery of tests performed on the Roswell Rock were unable to determine whether its origins were alien or terrestrial.
If the rock is indeed alien, the fact that it was found near the place where a flying saucer crashed (or was shot down) in 1947 could mean one of two things. It was either aboard the UFO and managed to remain undiscovered for 57 years, until Robert nearly stepped on it or it was planted at a later date by a different alien crew. If this is the case, it could mean that we’re not so different and the Roswell Rock could serve as a kind of memento for their fallen brethren.
Speculation around the chocolate colored rock are abundant, with one of the most popular theory suggesting that it is in fact an alien message.