On July 7th, 1947, ‘something’ crash landed on a ranch in Lincoln County about 45 miles from Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
The event was first published on July 8th, 1947 by the media as a ”flying saucer” that had crash landed. After the media’s story was out, military held a press conference and it was stated that the crashed object was in fact a weather balloon. Reporters were even shown debris during the press conference, such as foil, rubber and wood, which appeared to confirm that the crashed object was indeed a weather balloon. After the announcement, the story was forgotten, at least for a while.
Leading UFO researcher Stanton Friedman came across the story in the early 1980s and began looking for information and witnesses. Friedman’s investigation also led to the discovery of many other military personnel who had information that could be added to this story about the Roswell incident.
On July 8, 1947, Lieutenant Colonel Walter Haut, who commanded the base under Colonel William, issued a press release essentially stating that they had a flying saucer in their possession. The next day, General Roger Ramey issued another press release, saying it was a weather balloon.
It wasn’t until the late 70s that UFO researchers started to publicly claim that the U.S Government were covering up the crash landing of an alien space-craft that was found with beings inside of it. That’s the main reason the Roswell incident is considered such a historic UFO event today.
The Roswell incident didn’t actually become a widely talked about UFO incident until three decades after it actually happened. Following that, the Roswell UFO Museum was founded in the 1990s and is one of the largest and most important UFO museums in North America.
The UFO Museum was founded to inform the public about the so-called Roswell Incident. The company’s mission statement is to “inform, if not convince, the public about the Roswell incident and all aspects of the UFO phenomenon.”
People from all over the world have seen what the UFO Museum has to offer, and the exhibits are intended to encourage visitors to ask questions and think outside the box. We have visited the museum twice ourselves.
The friendly staff of the library is an excellent resource for authors, researchers and visitors looking for information, as well as for those interested in the history of the UFO phenomenon.
Following the Roswell UFO incident, many claim the military came and recovered two bodies from the crash site which were claimed to be of alien origin.
Allegedy they were taken to Nevada‘s secret Area 51 base and the military are still harboring an alien being there, but there’s no evidence to confirm either way, so the truth about what happened that day, if different from the official reports, is still unknown to us.
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