The Roswell UFO Crash

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In 1947 a UFO was seen near the town of Roswell, New Mexico. It was witnessed by

many of the residents and was described as something not of this planet. The government

denies any evidence of this event occurring and has covered it up for may years. Now that more

information has become available to the public, it is clear that something extraordinary


The town of Roswell, New Mexico was the location of many UFO sightings in the later

1940's and was supposedly the location of a secret military base. Most of the local people had

a story or two to tell about their experiences with these sightings, but are now coming forward

with stories about how the government threatened them not to speak of the incidents that

occurred. Some felt as though their life was endangered if they dared to speak of what they saw.

One incident in particular which has sparked a craze in the study of UFO's is when a

flying disk allegedly crashed in the deserts of New Mexico near Roswell on the night of July 8,

1947. According to Roswell expert Henry Ritson, many civilians arrived at the crash scene and

witnessed the bodies of alien beings (Roswell Reporter pg. 2). These witnesses report to have


humanoid beings with large, pear-shaped heads and bulging black eyes being hauled away by

government and military agents and to have been debriefed of the entire occurrence by these


(Roswell Reporter pg. 3). Some witnesses were threatened not to speak of the incident again.


object in question was later classified by the government as a weather balloon and discounted all

evidence and eyewitness reports of the UFO scene (pg. 3).

The farmer whose field the UFO crashed in was offered a large sum of...