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Belief in Roswell UFO crash remains strong 75 years on

By T.K. Randall
June 9, 2022 · Comment icon 65 comments

What do you believe happened ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 mr_t_77
A recent poll has demonstrated that many people in the US still believe that aliens crashed at Roswell in 1947.
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.

Exactly what was found scattered across a ranch approximately 30 miles north of Roswell in 1947 continues to remain a controversial topic, with some believing that it was a crashed alien spacecraft, some subscribing to the official 'weather balloon' story and others again believing that it was some sort of secretive government project that went awry and had to be covered up.

Even though it has been almost 75 years now, there are a surprising number of people in America who still believe that something extraterrestrial came down that day.
According to a recent Fairleigh Dickinson University poll, 34% of Americans (from across the political spectrum) believe that it was a crashed alien spacecraft, while 12% were less certain but still deemed such a possibility to be "very likely".

28%, by contrast, thought that such an explanation was "very unlikely".

"Roswell has become part of our national folklore," said poll director Dan Cassino.

"This is not a fringe belief: if you ask your friends and neighbors, you're going to find people who think it's true."

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (65)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #56 Posted by Nobu 9 months ago
Yeah there are a few people like you running around that are liars. The vast majority donít care about anything other than family when they die. Look forward to your tales.
Comment icon #57 Posted by astrobeing 9 months ago
Is that true? Have you died before?
Comment icon #58 Posted by the13bats 9 months ago
Thanx, i was tired didnt feel like looking it up, Roger patterson did basically this with saying his hoax film was really BF in his case he wanted to leave something for his wife since he was a conman who owed lots of people.
Comment icon #59 Posted by astrobeing 9 months ago
Remember when the ridiculous Alien Autopsy film came out and millions of television viewers were convinced that the poorly-made foam model in the film was an alien from a flying saucer crash in Area 51? I wonder how many of those people found out it really was just a poorly-made foam model.
Comment icon #60 Posted by stereologist 9 months ago
The answer is not enough.
Comment icon #61 Posted by badeskov 9 months ago
Oh, good ole Boyd Bushman. Where is bee when you need her?
Comment icon #62 Posted by Eldorado 9 months ago
Recently uncovered 1947 headline from long-defunct newspaper offers "amazing glimpse" at UFO incident in Roswell †
Comment icon #63 Posted by Zebra3 9 months ago
Damn, I forgot the Festival started today!
Comment icon #64 Posted by Trelane 9 months ago
As George Carlin once appropriately said, "Most people are ****ing stupid." That pretty much sums up the ridiculous and unnecessary continuation of this urban legend.
Comment icon #65 Posted by Zebra3 9 months ago
Just saw Travis Walton will be speaking. Not sure who the others are. It would be fun to be able to sit down a pick his brain for a while.

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