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What Happened When I Looked For Ancient Aliens In Roswell
The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2021 | Tristan Justice

Posted on 05/14/2021 6:31:50 AM PDT by Kaslin

A peculiar ranch incident in New Mexico nearly 75 years ago has kept UFO enthusiasts intrigued at the possible presence of alien life on Earth until this very day.

ROSWELL, N.M. — A peculiar ranch incident near Roswell, New Mexico nearly 75 years ago still intrigues UFO enthusiasts about the possible presence of extra-terrestrial life on Earth.

Amid a violent summer thunderstorm in July 1947, a large flying object fell out of favor with the gods and crashed on a ranch about 75 miles northwest of the military town. The events to follow gave rise to Roswell as a tourist attraction for UFO conspiracies comparable to the likes of Nevada’s Area 51.

Local rancher Mack Brazel was the first to stumble upon the field of debris that stretched wider than a football field. Reports of flying saucers were rampant at the time, and while Brazel hadn’t heard of them at first, sightings began to captivate the public nationwide.

Several days later, Brazel reported the crash site to local authorities and described the scene as “a large area of bright wreckage” where he found “rubber strips, tinfoil, [and] a rather tough paper and sticks” to the Roswell Daily Record in a story published on July 8, stoking rumors of a flying saucer.

The story, headlined, “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region,” was primarily provoked by Roswell Army Air Field public information officer Walter Hunt’s now-infamous press release quoted below, emphasis added:

The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disk through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriff’s office of Chaves County.

The story was later retracted after the government released a follow-up explanation that the downed aircraft was a weather balloon. For years, that was that. The government’s position has remained the same ever since.

Eyewitnesses to the early events began to challenge the government’s official position 30 years later. Nuclear physicist and UFO researcher Stanton Friedman interviewed an intelligence officer involved with the case, Major Jesse Marcel, in 1979. He claimed the downed aircraft was of another world and that the government kept him quiet.

Countless other researchers and “ufologists” have called into question the government’s narrative for decades, highlighting inconsistencies in its subsequent reports. The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell has become their campus.

While a bit corny to attract tourists, the people who run the museum are serious, with an entire library dedicated to the academic study of alien UFOs, to which the U.S. military has dedicated an entire program within the Pentagon.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: alien; cosmos; earth; extraterrest; life; mars; newmexico; roswell; space; ufo; universe
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1 posted on 05/14/2021 6:31:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This is what everybody misses.

You need sticks and rather tough paper to build an interstellar Bugatti.

2 posted on 05/14/2021 6:40:41 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Kaslin

Most uninformative article on UFOs and Roswell ever writtem IMHO the wreckage found was a prototypical Air Force baloon drone designed to monitor nuclear tests from a different perspective. It crashed, probably on a test flight. Sorry, no aliens travelling the unimaginable distance of 100 light years just to crash in New Mexico.

3 posted on 05/14/2021 6:45:52 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Kaslin

In before the meme

4 posted on 05/14/2021 6:50:29 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Free Republic: The Internet's 1st social media platform. Since 1996.)
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To: Kaslin

5 posted on 05/14/2021 6:52:15 AM PDT by Ken H (Trump won.)
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To: Kaslin

Roswell seems depressed......

And my family was in New Mexico from 1880s to 1990s till they went extinct....

Mississippi people

Las Cruces

Artesia dad born there....g grandpa buried there


Santa Fe


6 posted on 05/14/2021 6:56:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (Let me guess FREEPERS are now salivating over Tim predictable just like talk radio )
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To: Kaslin
A CIA agent told me that he had read the classified paper on what happened. He said it was a rice paper balloon with a dead Japanese bomber that was shot down to keep the bomb form exploding farther east.

The incident is still highly classified.

7 posted on 05/14/2021 6:56:11 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kaslin

That super top secret alien wreckage revealed some unimaginably advanced technology, including several lengths of rope.

8 posted on 05/14/2021 7:02:04 AM PDT by Blurb2350 (posted from my 1500-watt blow dryer)
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To: Kaslin

So....., WHAT happened??

9 posted on 05/14/2021 7:03:20 AM PDT by jackibutterfly (May the 10 just men lacking in Sodom be found in America, for it’s sake of survival.)
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My Theory: It was a time machine from the future—from Japan. A warning of the end of the world unless things change. The deformed people were the Japanese pilots who were deformed from the effects of the future environment or the passage though time. It was a one way trip—but they may well have saved the world. I think this is as logical as aliens from space.

10 posted on 05/14/2021 7:08:13 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade ( ALWAYS GO FORWARD AND NEVER GO BACK.)
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To: Blurb2350

Space rope... That will stay with me all day.

11 posted on 05/14/2021 7:09:51 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: wardaddy
Roswell seems depressed

Strange state. Lived there for 2 years a long time ago.

You were either a scientist for one of the labs and/or a gov't contractor and lived well or you were not.

Beautiful place though, and probably the best weather aside from California.

12 posted on 05/14/2021 7:11:14 AM PDT by riri (Hope is not a strategy at this point- Sam Andrews)
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To: Eddie01

Hah! That’s what I was thinking too. Rubber and wooden sticks, sounds like alien interstellar craft to me!

13 posted on 05/14/2021 7:13:53 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Any comment might be sarcasm, or not. It depends. Often I'm not sure either.)
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To: Kaslin

Good quote in that article about how weather balloons 🎈 just don’t go splat ⚫ in the desert.

14 posted on 05/14/2021 7:16:26 AM PDT by Kevmo (The tree of liberty is thirsty.)
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To: Blurb2350

So they were racist

15 posted on 05/14/2021 7:17:52 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Hi Dad)
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To: Kaslin
I don’t know what exactly happened in Roswell, but no one knows exactly what’s happening in the cosmos.

Manny people don't know what's happening here on earth, or even next door in many instances.

While not convinced of UFO's and life on other planets, I surely can't unequivocally deny their existence either.

16 posted on 05/14/2021 7:18:16 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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17 posted on 05/14/2021 7:19:37 AM PDT by Kevmo (The tree of liberty is thirsty.)
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To: Kaslin
You will not remember all of it son.

18 posted on 05/14/2021 7:27:57 AM PDT by minnesota_bound (I need more money. )
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To: Ken H

Been there

Thought I was going to get some KFC

sorry dude, but the information is long gone.

19 posted on 05/14/2021 7:31:15 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: mountainlion
Are you talking about the Fu-Go balloon bombs?
One of those killed six people in Oregon.

Why would it still be classified?
Also, we're supposed to believe that a balloon bomb was floating around for over two years?

20 posted on 05/14/2021 7:31:34 AM PDT by Little Ray (Corporations don't pay taxes. They collect them.)
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