AREA 51 AND RELATED CONTROVERSIES
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Probably the most conversed about UFO reports is the Roswell Incident. In Roswell, New Mexico, just 80 miles from the White Sands missile testing facility, in July 1947, there was an alleged UFO crash. On the night of July 2nd, a ranger by the name of Mac Brazel heard a loud explosion during a violent thunderstorm. The next morning, he found mysterious wreckage on a ranch. There were strange rods covered with writing that he himself could not understand. Some of the pieces were shaped like I-beams (horizontal girders used in building construction) and were extremely lightweight and could not be bent, cut, or burned.
The Air Force was contacted and later on the ranch was visited by Major Jesse Marcel of the 509th bomber squadron. The story eventually got public and a few days later, the government soon backtracked and took control of the story. They claimed the ruins were the remains of a crashed weather balloon. Also, at the same time more than a hundred miles away, what looked like a flying saucer was found. Beside it lay bodies with large heads, big slanted eyes, skinny arms, and wearing tight one-piece gray suits. Now there is a museum in Roswell displaying models of the so called aliens found near Roswell.
Also in close proximity to Roswell, over ten years later in a town called Socorro, a sighting was reported. On April 24, 1964, New Mexico Highway patrol officer Lonnie Zamora was driving down U.S. Route 85 and claimed the sighting of a “descending machine with orange and blue flames and was hovering”. When it landed, Zamora examined the craft which appeared to be egg-shaped and metallic resting on legs. Two humanoid figures wearing white uniforms climbed out of the spacecraft Zamora stated. He claimed it took off shortly afterwards. Zamora was the only witness to this mystery, and there was no evidence accounted, so most think the encounter was nonexistent.
#1 Book- The Mystery Library: UFOs
Author: Patricia D. Netzley
Place of Publication: San Diego
Publishing Company: Lucent Books, Inc.
Copyright Date: 2000
Title: Great Mysteries of the 20th Century
Author(s): Reader’s Digest Association
Place of Publication: Pleasantville, NY, Montreal
Publishing Company: reader’s Digest Association Inc.Copyright Date: 1999
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