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Key Roswell witness Jesse Marcel Jr. dies

Posted on Monday, 26 August, 2013 | Comment icon 16 comments

The debris was found scattered across the desert. Image Credit: CC 2.0 Wolfgang Staudt
Marcel Jr. was one of the last surviving witnesses to the debris recovered during the Roswell incident.
Dr Jesse Marcel was the son of Major Jesse Marcel whose involvement in the recovery of debris from the Roswell UFO crash in 1947 had made him a household name. First on the scene following the incident, Marcel Sr. famously appeared in a series of photographs taken of the debris strewn out on the floor, materials that the United States military would later claim to be the remains of a weather balloon experiment.

Following the retrieval of the debris, his father allowed him to have a look at the strange materials which included beams marked with undecipherable symbols and a mysterious type of metal that would spring back in to shape when bent. Despite the level of controversy surrounding these events Marcel stood firm to his words and never changed his story, a fact that many in the field see as a testimony to his sincerity and dedication to the truth.

Jessie Marcel Jr. was himself a keen disclosure advocate and made several public appearances to tell his side of the story including the recent Citizen's Hearing on Disclosure. He also wrote a book on his experiences called "The Roswell Legacy" which detailed the events as he recalled them.

Dr Marcel died of a suspected heart attack at his home at the age of 77.

Comments (16)

Tags: Roswell, UFO, Extraterrestrial, Jesse Marcel

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 26 August, 2013, 21:13
Turns out he was actually a weather balloon.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Scudbuster on 26 August, 2013, 21:58
RIP Jesse- a good, sincere, individual who was noticeably affected by the happenings around him at a very early age.
Comment icon #9 Posted by conspiracy buff on 26 August, 2013, 23:48
Most people spend their lives trying to find meaning and how to benefit mankind. Marcel was witness to one of the biggest UFO events in history and spent his entire life trying to tell the story for the benefit for all of mankind. RIP Mr. Marcel
Comment icon #10 Posted by Almagest on 27 August, 2013, 1:27
He seemed like one of the few actual witnesses with something to say, not something to sell.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Totah Dine on 27 August, 2013, 5:22
I like how the story is about Roswell yet the picture was taken in Monument Valley which is in AZ/UT on the Navajo Nation.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Exorcist on 27 August, 2013, 7:31
UFO Digest says he was reading a book on UFOs at the moment he died. That incident at Roswell influenced his entire life. Weather balloons have a habit of doing that.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Amerix on 27 August, 2013, 10:28
He was a good story teller.
Comment icon #14 Posted by NIGHTRAVEN on 27 August, 2013, 15:50
That's really too bad. My thoughts & prayers are w/ his family & friends. Atleast he didn't try to hide the truth under a cover of bullsh#t; he just told the plain simple truth of what happened on that day. And as for "the powers that be", which made threats to anyone who opened their mouths about the incident, what are you gonna do now; bully a dead man? Take your heads out of your asses & tell the damn truth already! R.I.P. MR. MARCEL
Comment icon #15 Posted by brlesq1 on 27 August, 2013, 19:43
RIP. My condolences to his family and friends.
Comment icon #16 Posted by DONTEATUS on 27 August, 2013, 20:20
Yep ! Storie teller or not He was and shall be one of Roswells Names to remember. Now where did I leave that Balsa-wood Flying Saucer?

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