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Roswell Incident Essay

Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. The incident was announced by the U. S. military, and denied by the U. S. military, and has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty and hopefully not another fifty years. It is not a hoax or false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroughly documented.

It is the objective here is to summarize the details of the events and interviews of that event, affirm the right of all people throughout the world to know the truth about what occurred, and propose course of action that will allow the truth to emerge. It was July 1947, the day started out just like any other day. People of Roswell were going off to work, going downtown shopping, and the little ones were at playgrounds with their mothers. Day in and day out townspeople would drive by the military without giving it much thought.

However, this day, in Roswell, New Mexico would change the course of history, and how the public thinks of themselves, God and the outer limits of space! Roswell New Mexico was in the middle of the desert. Here was a vast open land where one could see miles around. On this afternoon something very strange was about to happen. In the clear skies of Roswell a very large craft ended its flight. Was this a weather balloon or an Unidentified Flying Object? There were many eye-witness reports of alien creatures lying next to their destroyed crafts. One or two may have survived for a few days.

The military quickly cornered off this area, removing the particles and the bodies. A local funeral director got a call for numerous child size coffins. He was to deliver them to the rear of the military base. Major Marcel was an officer on the scene who took part of the ship home. He spoke to the press about the crash, but soon told never to discuss it again. What he saw was a weather balloon. The press received a news release saying that a few officers had jumped to conclusions. To this day the government denies the fact that spaceships exists. Is this a massive cover up or science fiction?

My I-Search will delve into these questions. I will try to obtain the truth and allow my classmates to decide if we are being visited from other planets or not? I chose this topic because of my interest in space and whether life exists on other planets. Is Their technology is far more superior to ours? Why an’t we work together to solve the mysteries of the planets? I believe these aliens do exist and I will try to prove it! This will affect my life, because I’ve always wanted to know if anything or anyone else exists in the universe. What if the government uncovered the truth?

Would there be total chaos or would we want to meet other space beings? I hope to find out why the government is continuing to cover up the Roswell incident. Why haven’t the Presidents told us the truth since 1947? I will write to Washington and demand an answer. Happenings in 1947 On July 2, 1947, during the evening, a flying saucer crashed to the round at the Foster Ranch near, Corona, New Mexico. The crash occurred during a severe thunderstorm. ( The military base nearest to the crash site is in Roswell, New Mexico. ) Roswell is more closely associated with this event than Corona, even though Corona is closer to the crash site.

On July 3, 1947, William Mac Brazel and his 7 year-old neighbor Dee Proctor found the remains of the crashed flying saucer. Brazel was foreman of the Foster Ranch. The pieces were spread out over a large area, more than half a mile long. When Brazel drove Dee back home, he showed a piece of the reckage to Dee’s parents, Floyd and Loretta Proctor, they all agreed the piece was unlike anything they had ever seen. On July 6, 1947, Brazel showed pieces of the wreckage to Chaves County Sheriff George Wilcox. He called Roswell Army Air Field (AAF) and talked to Major Marcel, the intelligence officer.

Marcel drove to the sheriff’s office and inspected the wreckage. Marcel reported to his commanding officer, Colonel William Butch Blanchard. Butch ordered Marcel to get someone from the Counter Intelligence Corps, proceed to the ranch with Brazel, and to collect as much of the wreckage as they could load into their two vehicles. Soon after this, military police arrived at the sheriff’s office, collected the wreckage at Blanchard’s office. The wreckage was then flown to Eighth Air Force headquarters in Fort Worth, and then to Washington. Meanwhile, Marcel and Sheridan Cavitt of the Counter Intelligence Corps drove to the ranch with Mac Brazel.

They arrived late in the evening. They spent the night in sleeping bags in a small out-building on the ranch. The next morning proceeded to the crash site. On July, 7, 1947, Marcel and Cavitt collected wreckage from the crash site. After filling Cavitt’s vehicle with wreckage Marcel told Cavitt to go on head, that Marcel would collect more wreckage, and they would meet later back at Roswell AAF. Marcel filled his vehicle with wreckage. On the way back to the air field, Marcel stopped home to show his wife and son the strange materials he had found.

Soon after, at about 4:00 p. m. Lyndia Sleppy at Roswell; radio station KSWS began transmitting a story on the teletype machine regarding a crashed flying saucer out on the Foster Ranch. Transmission was interrupted, presumably by the FBI. The next day, July, 8, 1947, in the morning, Marcel and Cavitt arrived back at Roswell AAF with two carloads of wreckage. Marcel accompanied this wreckage, or most of it, on a flight to Fort Worth AAF. Later that day, around noon, Colonel Blanchard at Roswell AAF ordered Second Lieutenant Walter Haut to issue a press release telling the country that the Army had found the remains of a crashed flying saucer.

Haut was the public information officer for the 509th Bomb Group at Roswell AAF. Haut delivered the press release to Frank Joyce at radio station KGFL. Joyce waited long enough for Haut to return to base, then called Haut there to confirm the story. Joyce then sent the story on the Western Union wire to the United Press bureau. July 8, 1947, in the afternoon, General Clemence McMullen spoke by telephone from Washington with Colonel DuBose in Fort Worth. DuBose was Chief- of-staff to Eighth Air Force Commander General Roger Ramey.

McMullen ordered DuBose to tell Ramey to squash the flying saucer story by creating a cover story, and to send some of the crash material immediately to Washington. On July 8, 1947, in the afternoon, General Roger Ramey held a press conference at the Eighth Air Force headquarters in Fort Worth. He announced that what had crashed at Corona was a weather balloon, not a flying saucer. To ake this story convincing, he showed the press the remains of a damaged weather balloon that he claimed was the actual wreckage from the crash site.

The obliging press did not ask why the Army hurriedly transported weather balloon wreckage to Fort Worth, Texas, from the remote area of New Mexico. [Jaworski interview]) The only newspapers that carried the initial flying saucer version of the story were evening papers from the Midwest to the West, including the Chicago Daily News , The Los Angeles Herald Express, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Roswell Daily Record. The New York Times, the Washington Post, nd the Chicago Tribune were morning papers and so carried only the cover-up story the next morning.

At some point, an ample amount of soldiers were sent to the debris field on the Foster Ranch, including a lot of MPs whose job was to limit access to the field. A wide search was launched well beyond the limits of the debris field. Within a day or two, a few miles from the debris field, the main body of the flying saucer was found, and a mile or two from that several bodies of small humanoids were found. The military took Mac Brazel into custody for about a week, during which ime he was seen on the streets of Roswell with a military escort.

His behavior aroused the curiosity of friends when he passed them without any sign of recognition. Following this period of detention, Brazel discarded his initial story [Internet UFO. COM]. The Civilians Loetta Proctor (Interview held in 1990) Loretta Proctor, Mac Brazel’s nearest neighbor, was one of the first people to see pieces of the wreckage Brazel had found. She was interviewed in 1990. Mac had this piece of material that he picked up. He wanted to show it to us and wanted us to go down and see the rest of the debris or whatever, but e didn’t on account of the transportation and everything wasn’t too good.

He didn’t get anybody to come out who was interested in it. The piece he brought looked like a kind of tan, lightbrown plastic. It was very lightweight, like balsa wood. It wasn’t a large piece, maybe about four inches long, maybe just a little longer than a pencil. We cut on it with a knife and would hold a match on it and it wouldn’t burn. We knew it wasn’t wood. It was smooth like plastic, it didn’t have a real sharp corners, kind of like a dowel stick. Kind of dark tan. It didn’t have any grain, just smooth. I hadn’t seen anything like it before in my life. Loretta said.

The following statement by Loretta Procyor suggests that Mac Brazel was bribed to keep quiet. [UFO. COM] “I think within that year, he had moved off the ranch and moved to Alamagordo or to Tularosa and he put something in a locker there. That was before people had home freezers, and it was a large refrigerator building. You would buy beef and cut it up and put it into those lockers and you had a key to it and you could get your beef out when you wanted it. I think it would have been pretty expensive, and kind of wonder how he could pay on rancher’s wages. Marian Strickland (Interview held in 1990)

Marian Strickland was a neighbor of Mac Brazel. Mac made it plain he was not supposed to tell that there was any excitement about the material he found on the ranch. He was a man who had integrity. He definitely felt insulted and mis-used, disrespected. He was worse than annoyed. He was definitely under some stress, and felt that he had been kicked around. He was threatened that if he opened his mouth he may get thrown into the back side of the jail. He gave that impression, definitely, Strickland insisted. Bessie Brazel Schreiber Bessie Brazel Schreiber is Mac Brazel’s daughter.

This is her description of the rash site. “The material resembled a sort of aluminum-like foil. Some of these pieces had sort of tape stuck to them. She also said, it was unable to be peeled off or removed at all. Some of the pieces had something like lettering and numbers on them, but, were unable to be made out. The figures were written out like you would write numbers in columns, but they didn’t look like the numbers we use at all. she exclaimed. Also she said there was something that looked like heavy waxed paper [Randle 31]. William Brazel Jr. William Brazel Jr. is Mac Brazels son.

Here is his description of the wreckage rom the crash site. “One of the pieces looked like something on the order of tinfoil, except that it would not tear… You could wrinkle it and lay it back down and it immediately resumed its original shape.. quite pliable, but you couldn’t crease or bend it like ordinary metal. Almost like a plastic, but definitely metallic. His dad once said that the Army had once told him it was not anything made by us. ” “There was also some threadlike material. It looked like silk, but was not silk, a very strong material without strands or fibers like silk would have.

This was more like a wire, all one piece or substance. There were also some wooden-like particles like balsa wood in weight, but a bit darker in color and much harder… It was pliable but would not break. Weighed nothing, but you could not scratch it with your fingernail. All he had was a few small bits. There was no writing or markings on the pieces he had, but his dad did say one time that there were what he called figures on some of the pieces he found. He often referred to the petroglyphs the ancient Indians drew on the rocks around here as figures, too, and I think that’s what he meant to compare them with.

His dad found this thing and he told him a little bit about it, but not oo much, because the Air Force asked him to take an oath that he would not tell anybody in detail about it. He went to his grave and he never told anybody. At the time of the crash, William Brazel Jr. had been living and working in Albuquerque, but returned when his father was taken into custody to run the ranch. Glenn Dennis Glenn Dennis was a mortician in Roswell in 1947. His boss provided mortuary services for Roswell Army Air Field. Dennis drove a combination hearse and ambulance for both civilian and military assignments.

On July 9 or 10, 1947, Dennis got several phone calls from Roswell AAF mortuary officer, who as more of an administrator than a mortuary officer. The officer wanted to know about hermticall sealed caskets (What was the smallest one they could get [Randle 11] ), and about chemical solutions. Dennis was interviewed in August 1989 by Stanton Friedman. “This is what was so interesting. See, this is why I feel like there was really something involved in this, because they didn’t want to do anything that was going to make an imbalance. They kept saying, “OK, what’s this going to do the blood system, what’s this going to do to the tissue [Alien.

Com]? ” Then when they informed me that these bodies had laid out in the middle of July, in he middle of the prairie, I mean that body’s going to be as dark as your blue blazer, and it’s going to be in bad shape. He was the one who suggested dry ice. He’d done that a time or two before. ” He talked to them four or five times in the afternoon. They would keep calling back and asking him different questions involving the body. What they were really after was how to move those bodies. They didn’t give me any indication they even had the bodies, or where they were.

All I knew was one of the bodies was in pretty good shape. When he went to the AAF there were two MPs standing right there and started to go in. He would have gotten as far as he did if he didn’t park in the handicap parking space. He saw all the wreckage. He didn’t know what it was, but he knew there was something going on. It looked like stainless steel when it is put on heat, he said. [UFO Technology Sightings] When he got inside, he noticed there was quite a bit of activity. When he went back into the lounge, there was high ranking officers that he didn’t recognize.

He wanted to know who the heck I was? and how the heck I got in? Any way he got past that and met a nurse. She was involved in this thing, she was on duty. She told him How the heck did you get in here? He said I just walked in. My god you’re going to get, yourself killed. she said They didn’t stop me he said. He was going to the Coke machine to get a Coke, and this big red-headed colonel said What’s this son of a gun doing here? [Randle 72-73] He hollered at the MPs and they came running over and grabbed him by the arms and carried him clear outside. And they told him to get my butt out of there. They followed him back to the funeral home. )

About three hours later they called me and said, if you open your mouth you’ll be so far back in the jug they’ll have to shoot pinto beans into you with a bean shooter. He just laughed and said, Go to heck. The nurse told Dennis the next day that there were three little bodies, two of them were dead, and the third was in pretty good condition. The Police Barbara Dugger- is the grand daughter of George and Inez Wilcox. George was the sheriff who Mac Brazel contacted after discovering the crashed flying saucer. Barbara’s grandmother said, Don’t tell anybody.

When the incident happened, the military came to the jailhouse and told George and I that if we ever told anything about the incident, not only would we be killed, but our entire family would be killed [Randle 72]. They called her grandfather and someone came to the house and told him about the incident. He went out to the site and he saw a large burned area with lots of debris and three small bodies of space beings. Their heads were large and wore silk like suits. One of the little space beings were still alive. After the death threat she never talked about the incident to anybody ever.

The Press Frank Joyce- worked at the radio station KGFL. He got a phone call from Mac Brazel, who reported the wreckage on his ranch. Mac called Joyce and asked him, What to do about it He recommended that he go to the Roswell Air Base [Randle 55]. The next thing he found out was that PIO, Walter Haut, came into the station some time after he got the call. He handed him a news release printed on onionskin stationary and left immediately. He called him back at the base and said, I suggest that you not release this type of story that says you have a flying disk or flying saucer.

He said, “No it’s OK. ” He sent the release to the Western Union wire to the United press bureau. After he returned to the station, there was a flash on the wire with the story: The U. S. Army Air Corps says it has a flying disk. They typed a paragraph or two, and then other people got the wire and asked for more nformation. Then the phones started going berserk, He referred them to the airfield The wire just stopped and just hummed. Then a phone call came in for him and the caller identified himself as an officer at the Pentagon, this man said some very bad things about what would happen to him.

He was really pretty nasty. Finally, Frank got through to him. Frank said, You’re talking about a release from the U. S. Army Air Corps [UFO. Com]. Bang, the phone went dead, and the man from the Pentagon was gone. The next significant thing that happened in the evening was that he got a call from Mac Brazel. He said, we haven’t got the story right. Frank invited him down to the radio station. Mac arrived not long after sunset. He was not alone, but he had a feeling that they were being watched. He said something about a weather balloon.

Frank said Look, this is completely different than what you told me on the phone the other day about little green men, and that’s when Mac said No, they weren’t green. Frank had a feeling that Mac was under a lot of pressure. Mac Brazel said, Our lives will never be the same again. [Sightings] Lyndia Sleppy- was a teletype operator at Roswell radio station KSWS. The event about to be described took place around 4:OO p. m. on July 7, 1947. If they had anything newsworthy, we would put it on the teletype machine, to Mutual Broadcasting and ABC. She was the one who did the teletyping.

Mr. Tucker (the station owner) called for Lyndia and said I have a huge story for you, I will send it via teletype. But right after he started sending, it got disconnected and intercepted. The message read, This is the FBI, you will cease transmitting. She knew whatever it was, it was a huge story. She was upset and didn’t get all the way through transmission. The Military Jesse Marcel- Major Jesse Marcel was one of the first two military people to visit the Corona crash site. The other was Sheridan Cavitt, who to this day has refused to even acknowledge that he was there on the ranch with Marcel.

Jesse Marcel died in 1982. When they arrived at the crash site, it was amazing to see the vast amount of area it covered. It was nothing that hit the ground or exploded on the ground. It’s something that hit that must have exploded above ground, traveling above at a high rate of speed, they didn’t know. But it scattered over an area of about three quarters of a mile long, he said and several hundred feet wide. So he proceeded to pick up fragments that they could fit in their Jeep Carry-All. It was quite obvious to him, familiar with air activities, that it was not a weather balloon, nor was it a missile or an airplane.

It was something he had never seen before. They loaded the Jeep Carry-All but he wasn’t satisfied. He told Cavitt, You drive this vehicle back to the base and I’ll go back out there to pick up as much as could put in the car, which he did. But he only picked up a small portion. One thing that impressed him about the debris was that it looked like parchment. A lot of it had a lot of little members with symbols that they had to call hieroglyphics because he could not interpret them, they could not be ead, they were just symbols, something that meant something but they were all not the same.

The segments that this were painted on had symbols that were pink and purple. Actually the color was lavender. These little segments could not be broken, and could not be burned. He even tried to burn it, and it wouldn’t burn. But something that is more astounding is that a piece of metal they brought back was so thin, just like tinfoil in a cigarette paper. He didn’t pay too much attention to that at first, until one of the GIs came to me and said, You know the metal that was in there? I tried to bend that stuff, it wouldn’t bend. I even tried it with a sledge hammer. You can’t even make a dent on it.

All of the material that they found they weighed almost nothing. This particular piece of metal was about two feet long and perhaps two feet wide. That stuff weighed nothing, so thin it wasn’t any thicker than tinfoil from the bottom of a cigarette box. So Jesse Marcel tried to hit it with a 16-pound sledgehammer, and still there was not any dent on it. He knew much about the U. S. military materials that were used in weather balloons and this stuff was not even close to it. Jesse Marcel he died and still had no idea of what it was.

So that’s how it stands! Jesse Marcel Jr. – is Major Jesse Marcel’s son. ajor Marcel after he collected the debris he came back to his house to show his 11 year old son and his wife what he had found. Jesse Marcel Jr. is now a doctor and a reserve helicopter pilot who served in Vietnam. The crash and remnants of the device that I happened to see have left an imprint on my memory that can never be forgotten. Jesse Marcel Jr. stated. When his dad came back to the house he had a bunch of wreckage with him at the time, and brought the wreckage into the house. Actually wakened my mother and myself out so they could view this, because it was so unusual.

This was about two o’clock in the morning as he recalled, and he spread it out so we could get some basic idea what it looked like. They were all amazed by this debris that was there, primarily because we didn’t know what it was, you know, it was the unknown. Years after this incident we would talk privately among themselves about what the possibilities of this, what this thing was. And they feel that it was not of earthly origin. Walter Haut- was the public information officer at Roswell AAF in 1947. Colonial Blanchard ordered Haut to issue a press release to tell the country what the Army had found a flying saucer.

Here is the text of Haut’s press release [UFO. Com]. [The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriff ‘s office of Chaves County. The Flying object landed on a ranch near Roswell sometime last week. Not having phone facilities, the rancher stored the disc until such time as he was able to contact the sheriff’s office, who in turn notified Major Jesse Marcel of the 509th Bomb Group intelligence Office.

F. B. – was an Army Air Force photographer stationed at Anacostia Navel Air Station in Washington DC when he and fellow photographer A. K. were flown abroad a B-25 bomber to Roswell Air Field sometime during the second week of July 1947. One morning his superior said, Pack you bags and we’ll have the cameras there, ready for you. They didn’t know where they were going. After a few hours flight they got to Roswell and got in a staff car with some gear they had brought along in the trucks, and they headed out. After about a hour and a half we got there and there were a lot of people out there.

They said Set you cameras up to take a picture fifteen feet away. They were telling them what to do. Shoot this shoot that. They told them to go into the tent to take some more pictures. What they saw were alien bodies. All he remembered was that they had a dark complexion and that they were thin and had big heads. He took about thirty pictures of the aliens and he said, It smelled funny in the tent [Alien. com] A. K. came back in a truck that was loaded with debris. On the way back to Washington DC the Lieutenant Commander made it clear to them that what they had seen in Roswell, New Mexico, they hadn’t seen.

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