66 Years Ago Today – Roswell UFO

On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer Walter Haut in Roswell, New Mexico, issued a press release stating that personnel from the field’s 509th Operations Group had recovered a “flying disk”, which had crashed on a ranch near Roswell. (Read more.)

And, thus began the Roswell UFO legend.

A day earlier, on July 7, an airborne object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. The Air Force went out and gathered up the pieces that remained of it. They were hush-hush about it.  One just doesn’t talk openly about experimental high-altitude surveillance balloons that belong to classified (top secret) programs.  (This one was named Mogul.)

Of course, couple that secrecy with the statement a day later by Roswell’s Army public information dude that a “flying disk” had been recovered, and you have a UFO conspiracy theory ripe for picking.

But, wait. There’s more.  And, this is not hype.

In 2011, the FBI posted via The Vault a 1950 memo written by agent Guy Hottel about a report forwarded by an Air Force investigator referencing three alien craft and their occupants recovered in New Mexico. (Want more info on this? Read “Tales from the Vault: A Second Look at Special Agent Guy Hottel”)

In 2013, the FBI issued a press release about the memo.  As to context, it was stated: “Finally, the Hottel memo does not prove the existence of UFOs; it is simply a second- or third-hand claim that we never investigated. Some people believe the memo repeats a hoax that was circulating at that time, but the Bureau’s files have no information to verify that theory.”

For more on Roswell, check out the following.

What’s the truth about Roswell?  I’ve no idea.

I took off my tin foil hat many years ago. 😉

Aliens walk among us.  Of that I am certain.

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