We’re thinking the little green men were on vacation when we stopped at Roswell because we didn’t see them or their spacecraft. Well, unless you take into account the exhibits in the International UFO Museum and Resource Center.
Truthfully, the museum does a good job of presenting all the evidence of the June or July incident in 1947, including affidavits from witnesses and neighbors. It made a lot of sense, unless mass hysteria accounts for what they had to say.
It all started on July 8, 1947, when the Roswell Army Air Field information officer issued a press release. It seems that personnel from the field’s 509th Bomb Group had recovered a crashed “flying disk” from a ranch near Roswell. It didn’t take long for the story to take a “safer” turn. The following day, the press reported that the Commanding General of the Eighth Air Force stated that a radar tracking device had been recovered, not a “flying disc.”
The incident was soon almost completely ignored, even by UFO researchers, until 30 years later, a physicist and ufologist interviewed someone who was involved with the original recovery of the debris in 1947. And that’s when the theory was put forth that the government had tried to cover up the actual retrieval of a UFO!
Witnesses claimed that a huge military operation was dedicated to recovering alien space craft, along with their alien crews, that many such crashes had taken place and that witnesses had been intimidated to change their stories. Later, even a mortician got involved with a detailed personal account about alien autopsies taking place at the Roswell base.
I’ve most often thought of archaelogical digs taking place to find ancient civilizations, but in 1989 there was an expedition to sift through the area surrounding the supposed crash site or sites for debris proof of alien spacecraft. I don’t suppose there will ever be definitive proof about the Roswell incident, but it certainly put this small New Mexico town on the map!