The Roswell Ufo Crash Essay

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In 1947 a UFO was seen near the town of Roswell, New Mexico. It was witnessed bymany of the residents and was described as something not of this planet. The governmentdenies any evidence of this event occurring and has covered it up for may years. Now that moreinformation has become available to the public, it is clear that something extraordinaryhappened.The town of Roswell, New Mexico was the location of many UFO sightings in the later1940's and was supposedly the location of a secret military base. Most of the local people hada story or two to tell about their experiences with these sightings, but are now coming forwardwith stories about how the government threatened them not to speak of the incidents thatoccurred. 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 aflying 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 andwitnessed the bodies of alien beings (Roswell Reporter pg. 2). These witnesses report to haveseenhumanoid beings with large, pear-shaped heads and bulging black eyes being hauled away bygovernment and military agents and to have been debriefed of the entire occurrence by theseagents(Roswell Reporter pg. 3). Some witnesses were threatened not to speak of the incident again.Theobject in question was later classified by the government as a weather balloon and discounted allevidence and eyewitness reports of the UFO scene (pg. 3).The farmer whose field the UFO crashed in was offered a large sum of money by a localradio station to tell his story on the air. He spoke of strange alien materials and a seeminglyinvincible square of foil which could not be cut or damaged. He also described the alien beingsStreet 2and the craft in which they traveled (Roswell: What are We Talking About? pg. 2). He was laterarrested by the military and held at the government base. The first officer to the crash site, Lt.JesseMarcel, was told to make a public restatement about the crash scene and report that he hadmistakena weather balloon for a flying saucer (Roswell Reporter pg. 2). Pictures were taken of Marcelwith theweather balloon and the story died down. Written Recordings of the official statement quote Lt.Marcel as saying, 'We were so anxious in our investigation that we mistook what is clearly aweatherballoon as some sort of alien space travel device.' (Roswell Reporter pg. 2) After many years ofhumiliation, Marcel decided to come forward with his story. He explained that he was forced bythemilitary to change his entire story and that it was no weather balloon at all. This statement madenational news and started a chain of UFO sightings from excited UFO enthusiasts (Roswell andOther Government Cover-Ups pg. 4). Most of these sightings were most likely the wildimaginationsof these enthusiasts.Lt....

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