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70 years on, Roswell continues to intrigue

Posted on Saturday, 8 July, 2017 | Comment icon 119 comments

What really crashed near Roswell in 1947 ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Ken Lund
Today marks 70 years since the recovery of a 'flying disc' at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico.
There are few events in UFO lore as hotly debated as the Roswell incident, an event that has been covered in countless books, documentaries, TV shows and movies over the last few decades.

It all began back in June 1947, several weeks before the official press release on July 8th.

William Brazel, a foreman working on the Foster homestead, discovered a quantity of debris spread out approximately 30 miles north of Roswell. He returned with his family on July 4th to gather some of it up, but after hearing reports about 'flying discs' he decided to mention it to Sheriff George Wilcox.

Wilcox then spoke to RAAF Major Jesse Marcel who came to examine the debris for himself.

In an official announcement on July 8th, public information officer Walter Haut declared that a "flying disc" had been found in the area, however the military, intent on covering up the true nature of the debris, later declared that it was actually little more than a crashed weather balloon.

By then however it was too late and in the years that followed, witness testimonies started to emerge of "alien bodies" being recovered at the scene and rumors of a crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft at Roswell became firmly ingrained in the public consciousness.

Today, the official records show that the debris had actually been from some sort of nuclear test monitoring project, however conspiracy theorists continue to believe that it was something more.

"Roswell is really the ground zero of the UFO phenomenon," said former MoD UFO researcher Nick Pope. "It's the place not just where there was a sighting, here the suggestion was that something crashed, if that's true, the US government has in its hands definitive evidence that we are not alone."

Given the amount of time that has passed and the uncertainly surrounding these events however, it seems unlikely that we will ever know for sure what really happened.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #110 Posted by badeskov on 3 August, 2017, 17:47
Do you even read posts? Cheers, Badeskov
Comment icon #111 Posted by CeresExpo2000 on 3 August, 2017, 17:55
Erbium doped Fiber Optic Cable serves as an optical amplifier. The Aluminum Ceramic Hull has armor characteristics. It crashed into a mountain and remained intact. Wow!
Comment icon #112 Posted by badeskov on 3 August, 2017, 22:48
Yes, I know the purpose as previously described. Which is completely unnececary on distances this short. And where is the scientific report from a reputable source showing there was Erbium in what was found? Guess what, it doesn't exist! Wow to your imagination.
Comment icon #113 Posted by ChrLzs on 3 August, 2017, 23:52
You are expecting anyone to take this randomly posted unsupported bulldung seriously..? wow. You have a couple choices here: 1. CITE EVIDENCE for your claims 2. Admit you have nothing useful/supported to add to the conversation. 3. Admit you are posting this sillinessfor s#!+s and giggles (except it isn't even vaguely funny, so I guess that means it is....). Which apply?
Comment icon #114 Posted by CeresExpo2000 on 4 August, 2017, 13:31
In order to find the evidence, you have to open a book and read. It's called Crashed at Corona by Stanton Friedman. can refuse to do anything and take a step back and throw rocks like a small child.
Comment icon #115 Posted by Merc14 on 4 August, 2017, 13:43
Opening a book written by a fraud is NOT educating yourself and believing said frauds lies is the opposite of rational behavior.
Comment icon #116 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 4 August, 2017, 14:10
Indeed, there were CIA reports about similar 'stuff' around other parts of the world, mainly areas where the US and SSSR influence crossed paths. Some reports about happenings in India are interesting, bmo it points out to some experiments and all man made even tho report is kinda romantic, embeded in UFO story.
Comment icon #117 Posted by badeskov on 4 August, 2017, 16:40
If you do not understand even the most basic facts, no wonder you can be taken in by a fraud like Friedman. Anything on that lab analysis that obviously was performed since you so steadily could pronounce Erbium doped fibers were found? No?
Comment icon #118 Posted by aztek on 4 August, 2017, 19:40
those are led strips, i've seen those up close. no et tech here, pretty easy to make yourself
Comment icon #119 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 4 August, 2017, 20:30
I see you are not familiar with Hartes brand of humour. Sometimes he can be very sarcastic, something that I would never do myself..........................

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