Roswell in New Mexico (USA) is best known as the site where a UFO crashed in 1947. It still is the case that got the most exposure in the media.
The events started to unfold in July 1947, when on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of July Unidentified Flying Objects were perceived on radar, as they flew over New Mexico. Several witnesses saw them, as well. Then, on the 5th of July, William Brazel, a foreman working on the J.B. Foster ranch in Roswell, New Mexico, found debris on the land. Because the farmer thought that a new experimental plane had crashed on his land, he warned the Military on 6 July. Two days later, on 8 July, a press conference was organised in New Mexico. The attendants were told by the military spokesperson that a flying disk had been recovered. At the same time, the Pentagon learned that alien bodies had been found, and deemed that it would not be opportune to reveal that a craft of alien origin with superior technology had crashed. Hastily a second press conference was organised inwhich the story was changed: it wasn't a flying saucer but a weather balloon that had crashed in Roswell. By the time the second press conference was taking place, all the debris and the recovered alien bodies had been moved to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas, to Andrews AFB in Washington, and to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. There are however more than forty witnesses that had seen the debris, in those four days (July 5, 6, 7 and 8). They all claim differently: what had come down in Roswell in July 1947 was not a balloon. It was an alien spacecraft. Some of these witnesses had even seen the alien bodies.
Then, in 1994, the US government "revealed" that the object that crashed in Roswell in 1947 was a Mogul Balloon, an advanced type of balloon used for espionage purposes. The official records of the Mogul project, however, only mention a balloon crashing on the fourth or fifth of July, in ... Scandinavia. Nowhere near Roswell, New Mexico.
In 1997, the US Air Force gave a new explanation, claiming it was a crash test with dummies. But the official records mention the first crash test with dummies to have happened in June 1954, i.e. seven years after the first Roswell crash.
In 2006 information surfaced - in testimony from a whistleblower, as well as in leaked documents - indicating that in early July 1947 there actually would have been two incidents, involving three craft and three crash sites. Apart from the crash mentioned above, two other alien craft are believed to have collided and crashed. They came down in two separate locations, yet, all in the Roswell area. (The three sites would have been at Alamogordo, at White Sands and between Corona and Roswell).
The Roswell story, however, does not end there. In 1949, there was another crash. By now the authorities had learned from their previous experiences and they were quite successful in covering up this one. As in 1947, debris of a crashed UFO had been found, with alien bodies. The main difference this time, however, was that there also was a survivor. This survivor was given the nickname "EBE," short for "Extra-terrestrial Biological Entity." The US Government was able to keep EBE alive for two to three more years, in which he succeeded in teaching them how to contact his people. This would lead to multiple contacts, and eventually, in 1954, to a sinister agreement between the US Government and the aliens, in which the US authorities gave the aliens permission to abduct its citizens in exchange for technology, and on the condition that the people would not be harmed, would be returned, and would have no recollection of the event. (Read the "Edwards Agreement" for more information).
There also are a lot of fake stories doing the rounds about Roswell. These include (but are not limited to):
- The "Alien Interview" by Lawrence R. Spencer, published 2008 is often presented as if it is factual, but it is a work of fiction to promote the Scientology agenda.
- Nick Redfern came up with a story that Roswell was actually a Nazi experiment, but there is not one serious researcher that takes this hypothesis seriously.
- In 2017, yet another bogus story started doing the rounds about a man called Charles Fogus who claimed that he was involved in the Roswell case and that he was Deputy Sheriff at the time, but official records instantly refuted that.