On June 14, 1947, W.W. “Mac” Brazel and his son were driving through their ranchland near Roswell, New Mexico when they noticed wreckage. “A large area of bright wreckage made up of rubber strips, tinfoil, and rather tough paper, and sticks.”
Mac gathered some of the scraps and brought them to Sheriff George Wilcox in Roswell. When Wilcox saw the wreckage and had no idea what to do, he started contacting military leaders until General Roger W. Ramey, commander of the 8th Air Force, responded.
An intelligence officer from the base, Major Jesse Marcel, was sent out to investigate and clean the “wreckage.” Marcel made a public statement, which ran in the local afternoon newspaper. The headline stated “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell.”
Soon after, the War Department in Washington claimed the debris collected from the wreckage was actually the remains of a weather balloon, and “debunked” the Roswell newspaper.
On June 21, 1947 Navy Seaman Harold Dahl claimed to have seen six UFOs in the sky near Maury Island, Washington. The next morning, Dahl said he was approached and “debriefed” by “men in black.”
Three days later, an amateur pilot in Washington claimed to have seen a flying object near Mount Rainier.
By the end of 1947, mass hysteria had taken over the world. Hundreds of sightings of “flying saucers” were reported in the last six months, none with credible evidence.
In 1950, Frank Scully, a reporter for Variety, wrote Behind the Flying Saucers, which detailed encounters with aliens ranging from the Pacific Northwest all the way to New Mexico. This time, the aliens were landing in people’s backyards.
By then, “flying saucers” were spreading across the world. Belgium, Japan, and even the USSR were obsessed with flying saucers. All thanks to Major Jesse Marcel’s report.
Something crashed in Roswell that summer. At first, it was reported as a “Flying Saucer,” then promptly changed to a “weather balloon.” The military was hiding something. The weather balloon recovered was made of never-before-seen materials, and had a completely secret origin.
The military cleaned up the site, and then after claiming it was simply a weather balloon, they left the spotlight. The U.S. government did not leave the UFO conspiracies alone however.
A former Air Force special investigations officer, Richard Doty, had admitted to infiltrating UFO circles. They fed lies to UFO investigators, and by doing so, were able to learn what the investigators knew. Fabricating the UFO conspiracy allowed the U.S. government to know when people were getting too close to discovering their secrets. If they were able to deceive the USSR into believing they truly knew about aliens, it was even better.
The United States government was able to swiftly cover-up their secret programs by completely fabricating the UFO stories and letting the public’s imagination do their work.
The United States thought it was a good idea to fabricate the existence and frequent visits of extraterrestrials. Roger Launius, chief historian at NASA, has been highly amused by the 70 years of history spawned from the “Roswell Incident.”
“Well, all I really know, is that UFOs are exactly that. They’re unidentified objects seen in the air. But that’s not extraterrestrials.”
After decades of alien-shenanigans, the U.S. government had declassified Project Mogul. After World War II, tensions were very high between the U.S. and the USSR. The U.S. were attempting to monitor potential nuclear tests from the USSR.
To do this, they utilized massive, specialized balloons that they would deploy at high-altitudes to listen to sound waves.
The U.S. secrecy was due to a top secret espionage program against the USSR.
Or maybe it wasn’t, maybe they are hiding something... alien.