Roswell UFO Incident Facts

Roswell UFO Incident Facts
In July of 1947, near Roswell, New Mexico, an unidentified object crashed on a ranch managed by William Brazel. Strange debris was found near the site, and many reports suggested that the object was of an extraterrestrial nature. The U.S. Military later claimed that the object that crashed was only a weather balloon. As years passed the interest in the incident waned. In the late 1970s UFO conspiracies began to surface that claimed that it was an alien spacecraft that crashed and that the government was covering it up. In the 1990s the U.S. military gave another explanation, claiming that the object that crashed was a surveillance balloon intended to detect Soviet nuclear tests.
Interesting Roswell UFO Incident Facts:
The crash occurred approximately 75 miles north of Roswell, New Mexico in early July 1947.
The object crashed on a ranch owned by the Fosters and managed by William 'Mac' Brazel.
A $3000 reward was offered for debris of a crashed flying saucer.
William Brazel found some of the debris, collected some and took it to town.
The Army airfield in Roswell was informed of the incident. Major Marcel was sent to the ranch to collect some evidence, which he took back to the Roswell airfield.
Major Marcel's son would later describe the debris as having symbols that were pink, purple, and lavender, located on I beams.
A press release titled 'RAFF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region' was released by the army base.
The debris was taken to Ft. Worth, Texas for examination. Major-General Roger Ramey claimed the debris was from a weather balloon.
A second press release by the army claimed that the debris was from a weather balloon, contradicting the first press release.
Media coverage of the crash disappeared as the second story was accepted.
In 1970 Major Marcel's son claimed that the balloon story was a cover-up. He claimed that the balloon story was meant to conceal the real facts that eluded to a UFO crash.
In the late 1970s Major Marcel's story reaches Stanton T. Friedman and he interviews the Major. This revives the interest in the Roswell incident.
Interest in the Roswell incident rises as eyewitness accounts increase the idea that it may have been a UFO that crashed there in 1947.
Over the next several years many books were written about the incident. Television shows about the incident were produced and aired. Interest and theories about the crash increased.
In the 1990s the U.S. military finally announced that the crash was the result of a project named MOGUL. It was a balloon that they had built that crashed.
Many people believed, and still believe that alien bodies were found after the crash by the military.
A video was released in 1995 claiming to be footage of an alien autopsy following the Roswell incident. It aired all over the world. Later the filmmaker Ray Santilli admitted it was a reconstruction of lost footage.
Hundreds of thousands of people visit Roswell every year in search of the truth about the Roswell incident.

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