Downed Alien Craft or Weather Balloon?
On June 14, 1947, wreckage was discovered by Mac Brazel on the Foster ranch about 75 miles northwest of Roswell, New Mexico. In July, Brazel mentioned finding strange material on the ranch to the county sheriff. The sheriff informed Major Jessie Marcel at the Roswell Army Air Force base.
Walter Haut worked in public communications as a Roswell Army Air Field officer. Haut informed The Roswell Daily Record that a flying disk had crashed and been recovered. Flying disk is the original name given to a flying saucer. The front page article appeared on July 8, 1947.
Soon after, a press conference was held in which Commanding General Roger Ramey said the information provided by Haut was incorrect. Ramey said the materials were from a weather balloon.
Marcel believed the materials recovered from the crash were alien in origin, and he stated his beliefs to a UFO researcher in 1978. The dispute between what really happened is known as the Roswell incident.
On one side are governmental officials, agencies and Operation Majestic Twelve. Majestic Twelve refers to a secret group, formed by President Truman, whose purpose was to investigate the materials recovered from the Roswell crash.
On the other side is everyone who doesn’t believe the official government version. It is believed some aliens survived the crash while others did not. Autopsies were performed and an autopsy filmed. It is believed all participants connected to the crash were threatened or bribed by the U.S. government to remain silent. However, people have stepped forward with information since the 1970s.
The U.S. government has also changed its version of the Roswell incident. It acknowledged that bodies were recovered, but the bodies were not people or aliens. They were dummies used in a U.S. secret research project.
Information regarding what really took place continues to be found, examined in detail and challenged.