In 1947, during a severe thunderstorm in Roswell, New Mexico, some claim a flying saucer was damaged and crashed. The military supposedly gathered the debris and brought them to the Roswell Army Airforce Base. On July 8, 1947, public information officer Lt. Walter Huat issued a statement saying the military had recovered a flying saucer. The next day, this statement was walked back by General Roger Ramey, who claimed the debris was a crashed weather balloon. This supposed crash landing and cover are now known as the Roswell Incident. In 1991, Huat and another “Roswell Participant” founded the International UFO Museum and Research Center. The museum provided information about UFOs and the Roswell Incident to its visitors. The research center contains over 7,000 books, 30,000 magazine articles, and 1,700 DVDs related to UFOs to help visitors and researchers study UFOs. The museum also hosts lectures from UFO researchers like Stanton Friedman and Don Schmitt.