Seventy years ago, a brilliant flash of light illuminated the sky over the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, and the world was introduced to the phenomenon of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). In the aftermath of the sighting, similar reports began pouring in from all over America, leading to the birth of a phenomenon that continues to captivate and confound to this day. However, no other UFO event has generated as much intrigue, speculation and conspiracy as the Roswell incident of 1947, which to this day remains the subject of intense debate and investigation.
On or around July 2, 1947, something crashed in the desert near a military base in Roswell, New Mexico. The military issued a press release announcing the capture of a “flying disc”, only to retract the statement the next day and claim it was just a weather balloon that had crashed on a nearby ranch. This explanation was accepted by the media and the public at the time, but as the years passed, some of the military personnel involved began to speak out about what really happened that day.
One key witness was Major Jesse Marcel, the intelligence officer who had been sent to the ranch to recover the wreckage. Marcel described the metal as being incredibly thin and tough, with strange inscriptions on it, accounts that have largely been dismissed by skeptics. But in 2005, an astonishing new twist was added to the Roswell mystery with the release of a sworn affidavit from Lieutenant Walter Haut, the public relations officer at the base in 1947.
Haut, who died in 2005, left the affidavit to be opened after his death, asserting that the weather balloon explanation was just a cover story, and that the military had indeed recovered an alien craft and stored it in a hangar. Haut described seeing not just the craft but also alien bodies, which he claimed were about 4 feet tall with disproportionately large heads. In the affidavit, Haut also spoke about a high-level meeting attended by base commander Colonel William Blanchard and the Commander of the Eighth Army Air Force, General Roger Ramey, where pieces of wreckage were handed around for participants to touch, with nobody able to identify the material.
Haut’s affidavit provides a chilling account of the events at Roswell, and raises the possibility that the government has been hiding the truth of UFO’s from the public. This latest revelation comes after years of pressure from the public on the U.S. government to provide answers on Roswell. In 1994, the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force published a report, The Roswell Report: Fact vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desert, which concluded that the Roswell incident had been caused by Project Mogul, a top-secret project using high-altitude balloons to gather information on Soviet nuclear tests. The report admitted that the weather balloon explanation was a cover story, but not to hide the truth about extraterrestrials.
Another military witness who claimed to know the truth about the Roswell incident was Colonel Philip J. Corso, a former Pentagon official who claimed his job was to pass alien technology from the Roswell crash to American companies. Corso claimed that innovations such as Kevlar body armor, stealth technology, night vision goggles, lasers and the integrated circuit chip all had their roots in alien technology from the Roswell crash. Corso’s claims were supported by unlikely sources, including former Canadian Minister of Defence Paul Hellyer.
UFO sightings have continued to be reported around the world, with the MoD in the UK receiving more than 10,000 reports to date. Some of the most high-profile UFO sightings include the Rendlesham Forest incident in 1980 and a series of sightings in 1993 that lasted for six hours.
For over 70 years, the Roswell incident has remained one of the most intriguing and unexplained events in modern history. Despite the efforts of the U.S. government to discredit and dismiss it as nothing more than a weather balloon, the evidence and testimonies from those involved suggest that something much more significant occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.
In 2007, a sworn affidavit from the late Lieutenant Walter Haut, who was the public relations officer at the Roswell base in 1947, was released, adding fuel to the fire of the conspiracy theories surrounding the incident. Haut’s statement not only supports the claims of others who have spoken out over the years about a cover-up, but it provides new evidence that the object recovered from the crash site was not a weather balloon, but rather an extraterrestrial craft, and that the military had indeed recovered alien bodies from the scene.
Haut’s affidavit describes a high-level meeting he attended with the base commander, Colonel William Blanchard, and the Commander of the Eighth Army Air Force, General Roger Ramey, during which pieces of wreckage were passed around and nobody was able to identify the material. He also talks about a clean-up operation, where military personnel scoured both crash sites for months, removing all evidence of the crash and erasing all signs of the unusual event.
Another military witness, Colonel Philip J. Corso, who died shortly after making his claims, alleged that the Roswell incident involved the crash of an alien spacecraft and that the U.S. government had been passing on technology from the recovered craft to American companies. Corso’s claims have received support from former Canadian Minister of Defence Paul Hellyer, who confirmed with a senior figure in the U.S. military that the story was true.
Despite the U.S. government’s efforts to discredit the Roswell incident, the evidence and testimonies from those involved suggest that something much more significant occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947. The U.S. Air Force’s own reports on the incident have been unable to fully explain away the strange accounts and evidence, leading many to believe that the truth about what happened at Roswell is still being hidden from the public.
The fascination with the unknown and the possibility of extraterrestrial life continues to grip the public imagination, as evidenced by the numerous UFO sightings reported around the world and the numerous requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act. The search for the truth about the Roswell incident is not just a quest for answers, but a search for meaning in a universe that remains largely mysterious and unknown.
In conclusion, the release of Lieutenant Walter Haut’s sworn affidavit and the testimonies of other military witnesses raise serious questions about the U.S. government’s official explanation of the Roswell incident and suggest that the truth about what happened in the New Mexico desert in 1947 is still being hidden from the public. Whether the Roswell incident was indeed a cover-up by the U.S. government or a case of mass delusion, the mystery of the Roswell incident continues to endure, captivating the public imagination and fueling the search for answers about the possibility of extraterrestrial life.