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The Roswell Incident, which enlightened our minds to the capacity of excepting all, has remained one of the most controversial issues today. In Roswell, New Mexico, 1947, a strange occurrence arises. An alien craft from outer space crashed in an open field. The issue lay still for almost thirty years, until the thought of a government cover-up arose. Society? s opinions have changed over the years. Previous to the 1990? s, people have despised the thought of sharing the universe with other intelligent life forms. Now people are interested in this mysterious phenomenon.

People think it is the blame of the movies and television. By watching this, people are at a level at which they understand. Not only do these movies entertain, they inform people about the little information we obtained from the government. The thought of government cover-ups have been long discussed. The government has always, in the past, tried to keep any sign of aliens, whether it be pictures from space, to crashes on earth, to a low or nonexistent level. Just recently has the government been harassed to the point where they actually gave us clues to alien existence.

It has in some ways been believed that the government has worked in partnership with popular movie directors, to produce alien movies to ease the thought that we may not be alone. Such movies as oThe Arrivalo and the ever popular oIndependence Dayo are very good examples of well convincing alien movies. If this is true, they did a good job, because statistics state that 75% of people today believe that there is some kind of intelligent life forms besides ourselves in the universe. That is very convincing compared to the 20% whom believed 25 years ago.

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. o (MacGowan 261) A local New Mexico rancher, MacBrazel, while riding out in the morning to check his sheep after a long night of thunderstorms, discovered a considerable amount of debris. It created a gouge several hundred feet long and was scattered over a large area. Some of the debris had strange physical properties. He took some debris to show his neighbors then his son. Soon after that he notified the sheriff. The sheriff then contacted the authorities at Roswell Army Air Field Base.

The are was closed off and the debris was eventually flown by B-29 and C-54 aircraft to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. A New York Daily News article says o… either conclusive proof extraterrestrials have indeed visited earth, or one of the most elaborate hoaxes ever perpetuated on the public….. o (Dominquez). Besides the wreckage that was found, there were three objects which were highly debated about. Three bodies, two found dead, the other to die in a couple of weeks. Whether or not the bodies were actually found, is only determined by the few witnesses who claim to have seen the bodies.

A few of these people turned out to be very highly respected military officers. Some people say that the bodies were human which have been exposed to the radiation. This radiation could have been caused, due to nuclear weapons that Roswell Army Air Base had been testing, since they were at the time the only squadron which had authorization to nuclear weapons. This theory was discounted by most, saying that this kind of deformation would have caused a human being to die before such damage could occur.

Albert Einstein once said: o…. I am convinced that, there is an absolute truth. If there can? e absolute truth, there cannot be a relative truth. o (MacGowan 289) The government has been blamed with covering up this whole event. They have been claimed to have shipped off the wreckage to Dayton, Ohio, to avoid publicity. Which is normal, to prevent a worldwide panic. The bodies however, were not as lucky to have not become public, yet. The government has, and will always say that the wreckage found was a secret spy balloon. The people who have seen the wreckage, and believe that’s what it was, describe it as a bundle of tinfoil, broken wood, beams , and rubber remnants of a balloon.

Most discount this because, why would the government be messing around with balloons, if they were exploring the characteristics of jet fighters. Yes, the wreckage did seem like tin foil, at first, until you held the material, which if you bent, twisted, and did anything you dreamed up of, would still return to its original shape. They have tried to burn and shoot through it and had unsuccessfully destroyed it. It is thought that the government has used this to they? re benefit, and discovered its properties to use on future planes, but this has not yet been yet proven, since no planes known are this indestructible.

Glenn Davis, a respected business man in Roswell, was called by a friend, General Exon, asked how to seal and preserve bodies that have been exposed to the alien materials. Davis did not know the answer to this question, since he did not know much of the incident. Later that night he made a trip to the base hospital, outside the back entrance he spotted two military vans with the rear doors open, from which large pieces of wreckage protruded. Once inside he encountered a young nurse whom which he knew, at the same instance, he was noticed by military police which escorted him from the building.

The next day he met up with the nurse at a coffee shop. She explained that she had been called upon to help two doctors disect to small bodies, which she thought to be alien. She drew a diagram on a napkin showing an outline of thier features. That meeting was to be thier last; as she was transferred to England a few days later. Today the nurse would be sixty-nine years old. Investigators are trying to locate her. Five nurses are pictured in the 1947 Roswell Air Field yearbook. The files of all five are strangely missing from military records.

A couple of years ago a report on Fox television network broadcasted a show called oAlien Autopsyo. This show was mainly about what happened to the bodies which were recovered from the Roswell crash site. Bodies were showed being dissected on video tape. The whole process of the dissection is like this: One of the two people first examined the body. He then with a surgical knife, cut open the neck down to the belly, and took out the organs. As for the head, he found that the eyes of this body were covered with two black membranes, which were easily removed with tweezers. Lastly, he cut open the scull and took out the brain.

The other person seemed to be responsible for recording the whole process. People at first thought this whole movie was a joke until they opened the bodies up. Steven Speilberg even stated : o There is no way these bodies could be fake , due to the high complexity of the inner organs, not only would it have been impossible then, it also practically impossible to replicate them now, and if it were possible it would cost us millions of dollars to replicate, or even try to replicate them. o Kodak film company has done their own testing on the actual film on which the footage had been filmed.

They had verified that the film was made in the 1940? s. In the film, when it zoomed up on the bodies, blurred. This was thought to purposely done to hide detail, but in fact cameras in the 1940? s had no focus on objects that were to close to it. There were even people who are claimed to be eyewitnesses of the crash of the UFO in Roswell, and strongly believed that the body appeared in this film, was one of the three found in this incident. Even though there is a lot of information which points to the program being real, there is a lot which point to its falsehood.

The government wanted to keep this at a very low-key. They still insisted that the crash in Roswell was still a military balloon. However, a congressman wanted the government to open all the document related to the Roswell Incident, the reply was that all of documents were destroyed! What did the government want to cover? If they wanted to cover the fact that aliens came to earth, why did they let the show air to the public? Of course, if the film is false, it doesn’t matter. There also some differences in the body in the broadcast, and the descriptions from the witnesses.

The most obvious is of which the fingers in the movie have six fingers and toes, while the witnesses from Roswell said they had only four. It is said that the UFO had exploded in the air, if that were the case, then the bodies would have been severely burned. In o Alien Autopsyo, the only injury on the body, was the cut on the right leg. The dissection room in which it was taken was much too simple. The people in the movie are wearing normal dissection clothes, if it were a true alien, then why not try to prevent yourselves from catching some out of this world disease.

Lastly , people say that the bodies are to similar to human bodies, and that the bodies just might be abnormal humans. Like many people do, we think aliens may look similar to us. By chance there may be aliens that resemble us, or we may resemble them. For obvious reasons, it is necessary that the military services and the intelligence agencies impose a certain amount of secrecy. In recent decades, however, many observers say: othat the use of government secrecy has become excessive. Secrecy tantamount to power and, like power, lends itself to abuse.

Behind the shield of secrecy, it is possible for an agency or service to avoid scrutiny and essentially operate outside the law. Accountability to the taxpayers, and to the Congress, can be conveniently avoided. o Perhaps this is a major reason the U. S. annual oblack budgeto has climbed to a staggering $25 billion a year. o Secrecy, like power, is not readily relinquished. As we all know we will never know the true story of which happened in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, but it is up to us to decide for ourselves.

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The Roswell Incident

Edward OBrien
March 13, 1997
CP-11 Period 6

Outline

Thesis: The Roswell Incident, which enlightened our minds to the
capacity of excepting, has remained one of the most
controversial issues issues today.

I. Introduction to Extraterrestrials
A. Standpoints on Extraterrestrials
1. Society’s
a. Past
b. Present
2. Government’s
a. Past
b. Present

II. Roswell, New Mexico
A. What Exactly Happened
1. Who Discovered the Wreckage
2. Discoveries
3. Bodies
B. Testing in Roswell, New Mexico
1. Military Testing in Roswell

III.  The Cover-up
A. Wreckage
1. UFO
2. Bodies
B. The Weather Balloon
1. The Balloon
a. Composite of the Balloon
C. Witnesses
1. The Nurses at Roswell, AAF
2. The Yearbook

IV. Alien Autopsy
A. Bodies
B. Authenticity

V. Conclusion
A. Controversy Continues
B.  Final Thoughts

The Roswell Incident

The Roswell Incident, which enlightened our minds to the capacity of
excepting all, has remained one of the most controversial issues today. In
Roswell, New Mexico, 1947, a strange occurrence arises. An alien craft from
outer space crashed in an open field. The issue lay still for almost thirty
years, until the thought of a government cover-up arose.

Society’s opinions have changed over the years. Previous to the 1990’s,
people have despised the thought of sharing the universe with other intelligent
life forms. Now people are interested in this mysterious phenomenon. People
think it is the blame of the movies and television. By watching this, people are
at a level at which they understand. Not only do these movies entertain, they
inform people about the little information we obtained from the government.
The thought of government cover-ups have been long discussed. The
government has always, in the past, tried to keep any sign of aliens, whether it
be pictures from space, to crashes on earth, to a low or nonexistent level. Just
recently has the government been harassed to the point where they actually gave
us clues to alien existence.

It has in some ways been believed that the
government has worked in partnership with popular movie directors, to produce
alien movies to ease the thought that we may not be alone. Such movies as The
Arrival and the ever popular Independence Day are very good examples of well
convincing alien movies. If this is true, they did a good job, because
statistics state that 75% of people today believe that there is some kind of
intelligent life forms besides ourselves in the universe. That is very
convincing compared to the 20% whom believed 25 years ago.  New opinions are
always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they
are not already common.  (MacGowan 261)

A local New Mexico rancher, MacBrazel, while riding out in the morning
to check his sheep after a long night of thunderstorms, discovered a
considerable amount of debris. It created a gouge several hundred feet long and
was scattered over a large area. Some of the debris had strange physical
properties. He took some debris to show his neighbors then his son. Soon after
that he notified the sheriff. The sheriff then contacted the authorities at
Roswell Army Air Field Base. The are was closed off and the debris was
eventually flown by B-29 and C-54 aircraft to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. A
New York Daily News article says …either conclusive proof extraterrestrials
have indeed visited earth, or one of the most elaborate hoaxes ever perpetuated
on the public…..  (Dominquez). Besides the wreckage that was found, there
were three objects which were highly debated about.

Three bodies, two found dead,
the other to die in a couple of weeks. Whether or not the bodies were actually
found, is only determined by the few witnesses who claim to have seen the bodies.
A few of these people turned out to be very highly respected military officers.
Some people say that the bodies were human which have been exposed to the
radiation. This radiation could have been caused, due to nuclear weapons that
Roswell Army Air Base had been testing, since they were at the time the only
squadron which had authorization to nuclear weapons.

This theory was discounted
by most, saying that this kind of deformation would have caused a human being to
die before such damage could occur. Albert Einstein once said:  ….I am
convinced that, there is an absolute truth. If there can’t be absolute truth,
there cannot be a relative truth. (MacGowan 289) The government has been blamed
with covering up this whole event. They have been claimed to have shipped off
the wreckage to Dayton, Ohio, to avoid publicity. Which is normal, to prevent a
worldwide panic. The bodies however, were not as lucky to have not become public,
yet.

The government has, and will always say that the wreckage found was a
secret spy balloon. The people who have seen the wreckage, and believe that’s
what it was, describe it as a bundle of tinfoil, broken wood, beams , and rubber
remnants of a balloon. Most discount this because, why would the government be
messing around with balloons, if they were exploring the characteristics of jet
fighters. Yes, the wreckage did seem like tin foil, at first, until you held the
material, which if you bent, twisted, and did anything you dreamed up of, would
still return to its original shape. They have tried to burn and shoot through it
and had unsuccessfully destroyed it. It is thought that the government has used
this to they’re benefit, and discovered its properties to use on future planes,
but this has not yet been yet proven, since no planes known are this
indestructible.

Glenn Davis, a respected business man in Roswell, was called by a
friend, General Exon, asked how to seal and preserve bodies that have been
exposed to the alien materials. Davis did not know the answer to this question,
since he did not know much of the incident. Later that night he made a trip to
the base hospital, outside  the back entrance he spotted two military vans with
the rear doors open, from which large pieces of wreckage protruded. Once inside
he encountered a young nurse whom which he knew, at the same instance, he was
noticed by military police which escorted him from the building.
The next day he met up with the nurse at a coffee shop. She explained
that she had been called upon to help two doctors disect to small bodies, which
she thought to be alien. She drew a diagram on a napkin showing an outline of
thier features. That meeting was to be thier last; as she was transferred to
England a few days later. Today the nurse would be sixty-nine years old.
Investigators are trying to locate her. Five nurses are pictured in the 1947
Roswell Air Field yearbook. The files of all five are strangely missing from
military records.

A couple of years ago a report on Fox television network broadcasted a
show called Alien Autopsy. This show was mainly about what happened to the
bodies which were recovered from the Roswell crash site. Bodies were showed
being dissected on video tape. The whole process of the dissection is like this:
One of the two people first examined the body. He then with a surgical knife,
cut open the neck down to the belly, and took out the organs. As for the head,
he found that the eyes of this body were covered with two black membranes, which
were easily removed with tweezers. Lastly, he cut open the scull and took out
the brain. The other person seemed to be responsible for recording the whole
process.
People at first thought this whole movie was a joke until they opened
the bodies up. Steven Speilberg even stated :   There is no way these bodies
could be fake , due to the high complexity of the inner organs, not only would
it have been impossible then, it also practically impossible to replicate them
now, and if it were possible it would cost us millions of dollars to replicate,
or even try to replicate them. Kodak film company has done their own testing on
the actual film on which the footage had been filmed. They had verified that the
film was made in the 1940’s. In the film, when it zoomed up on the bodies,
blurred. This was thought to purposely done to hide detail, but in fact cameras
in the 1940’s had no focus on objects that were to close to it. There were even
people who are claimed to be eyewitnesses of the crash of the UFO in Roswell,
and strongly believed that the body appeared in this film, was one of the three
found in this incident.

Even though there is a lot of information which points to the program
being real, there is a lot which point to its falsehood. The government wanted
to keep this at a very low-key. They still insisted that the crash in Roswell
was still a military balloon. However, a congressman wanted the government to
open all the document related to the Roswell Incident, the reply was that all of
documents were destroyed! What did the government want to cover? If they wanted
to cover the fact that aliens came to earth, why did they let the show air to
the public? Of course, if the film is false, it doesn’t matter.

There also some differences in the body in the broadcast, and the
descriptions from the witnesses. The most obvious is of which the fingers in the
movie have six fingers and toes, while the witnesses from Roswell said they had
only four. It is said that the UFO had exploded in the air, if that were the
case, then the bodies would have been severely burned. In  Alien Autopsy, the
only injury on the body, was the cut on the right leg. The dissection room in
which it was taken was much too simple. The people in the movie are wearing
normal dissection clothes, if it were a true alien, then why not try to prevent
yourselves from catching some out of this world disease. Lastly , people say
that the bodies are to similar to human bodies, and that the bodies just might
be abnormal humans. Like many people do, we think aliens may look similar to us.
By chance there may be aliens that resemble us, or we may resemble them.

For obvious reasons, it is necessary that the military services and the
intelligence agencies impose a certain amount of secrecy. In recent decades,
however, many observers say: that the use of government secrecy has become
excessive. Secrecy tantamount to power and, like power, lends itself to abuse.
Behind the shield of secrecy, it is possible for an agency or service to avoid
scrutiny and essentially operate outside the law. Accountability to the
taxpayers, and to the Congress, can be conveniently avoided.  Perhaps this is a
major reason the U.S. annual black budget has climbed to a staggering $25
billion a year.  Secrecy, like power, is not readily relinquished.
As we all know we will never know the true story of which happened in
Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, but it is up to us to decide for ourselves.

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The Roswell Incident

The people of the world have always had a mysterious belief that Earth wasn’t the only planet in the universe that supported life. This belief dates back to ancient times when heavenly and demonic stories were told of gods who strode across the skies on their golden chariots. Tales as far fetched as Zeus who threw lightening bolts from his fingertips to stories as credible as the American Indian’s Cachinas, who supposedly taught them to farm and saved them from numerous disasters.

The Egyptians, who built their mammoth pyramids with only the use of man power, used hieroglyphics. These same hieroglyphics have been unofficially documented as being similar to symbols found on unidentified aircraft wreckage found in several incidences over the past fifty years (Montgomery 225-32, 236-37). Are these stories all mere coincidence? Some researchers think not and have continued to unveil new evidence that is believably true. Recently, new facts have been brought up on the most documented UFO (unidentified flying object) sighting of all time: the Roswell Incident.

The Roswell Incident is a UFO crash that occurred at 11:30 p. m. on July 4th, 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico (Randal 10). Mac Brazel, a local New Mexico rancher, discovered a considerable amount of unusual debris while riding out on horseback early in the morning to check his sheep after a night of intense thunderstorms. He reported to Sheriff George Wilcox after driving into Roswell, that the aircraft had created a shallow gouge several hundred feet long and was scattered over a large area.

Sheriff Wilcox then notified authorities at the Roswell Army Air Field and with the assistance of his deputies, proceeded to investigate the matter. Shortly after the 509th Bomb Group arrived from their station 35 miles away (Walker 38), they closed off the area for a number of days and retrieved the wreckage. The debris was initially taken to Roswell Army Air Field and eventually flown to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio (Jeffrey). Before the military could intervene, the event had already been witnessed by more than one-hundred people.

Local police, fire squad, and curious members of the Roswell community make up these people. A lot of them were part of the initial recovery team and are now telling their stories that have been bottled up for nearly a half of a century (Randal 11). According to one unnamed witness of the Roswell recovery team, The crash site was littered with pieces of the aircraft. Something about the size of a fighter plane had crashed, the metal was unlike anything I’d ever seen before.

I picked up a piece the size of a car fender with one hand, it couldn’t have weighed more than a quarter of a pound and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t even get it to bend (Randal 11). This statement describes the type of material that was found at the site and has been described in this manner by numerous witnesses. The next statement was made by Curry Holden, an archeologist who was one of the first to arrive on the scene, “I saw a crashed airplane without wings and with a fat fuselage. There were three bodies.

Two were outside the craft and the other one was still inside, visible through a gash in the fuselage” (Walker 38). Other bits of information have also been documented from locals arriving initially at the scene. First, there is the local undertaker, Glenn Dennis, who was asked by the base if he could provide child-sized coffins. Then there was the local fireman, Dan Dwyer, whose crew was called out to the crash site and who collected some of the mysterious metal debris. He told his family of also seeing two body bags and one still living being about the size of a 10-year-old child (Walker 38).

So many stories are now being told, that it is hard to distinguish which ones are probable, but because of the amount of information now coming out, it is very likely that something out of this world did take place in Roswell, New Mexico, fifty years ago. There are two soundless films showing the autopsy of one of the beings, known as the gray variety (“UFO Crash”), found at the Roswell crash scene. One is eighteen minutes long and takes place in some kind of operating room. The other is three minutes long and was shot inside a tent in the half-light of emergency lanterns.

Both of these videos were supposedly taken by an Air Force film technician at Roswell and at the autopsy center in Fort Worth. This cameraman is still undercover, but sold these tapes to British filmmaker Ray Santilli who has recently made these public and brought the Roswell controversy back into a full blown investigation by many researchers and some retired government officials. The first tape gives a fairly good visual of the gray variety beings. On an operating table in a small white room, the naked humanoid creature lies on its back with a bulbous stomach and a bald and giant head with lizard eyes.

Six fingers lie slightly curled on the end of a respectively long arm and there appears to be a deep foot long gash in its right leg. Two unidentifiable humans in white contamination suits circle the creature using instruments to slice and saw through some body parts (Corliss 105). The flesh gives and bleeds, the joints flex, and the limbs bend. When the skull is cut into it reveals an unusually thick bone and the brain in fleshlike, but mostunlike a human brain with its grooves and folds. Instead it looks like a chunk of liver on thisgrainy black and white film.

Large elliptical slits are where the eyes would be on a human and are covered with a black film. When this film is removed, white orbs are revealed. Moving back to the pregnant looking stomach, there is no navel. When the stomach is opened up, there are female genitalia, but there are no coils of intestines (Walker 38). This seems convincingly to be the autopsy of some kind of being and it does not appear to be the creation of a Hollywood special-effects lab, especially for the time that this film is dated at.

Dr. Paul O’Higgins, an anatomist from University College London, says, the anatomy appears human, though with several deformities. The large skull, he says, could be caused by fluid on the brain, often found together with low set ears, hairlessness, and lack of secondary sexual characteristics. On an anatomical and evolutionary basis, I find it impossible to believe these are aliens.

Only the lack of a navel and the black membrane over the eyes bewilder me. (qtd. Walker 38)This is the same opinion that many researchers share, they don’t believe that the being is an alien, but there are so many things unexplained on the films that have no other explanation but for the being to actually be extraterrestrial. Researchers of the Roswell incident feel that it is highly probable that the government is withholding information on the crash. For a lot of the researchers, their primary goal is to get the matter into the open so that the truth can be conclusively determined, one way or another. Another thing that would help is finding the cameraman.

There are many disputed questions that scientists want to ask him about the films. Questions that will probably never be answered unless he steps forward. Obviously something had to have happened at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, but the truth might never come out. So until it does, people can share their thoughts and stories, whether fact or fiction, and enjoy the memories of the most celebrated and best documented UFO event of all time. They can keep their wild ideas that somewhere in an alternate universe, Marvin and Mindy Martian are sitting down watching over us earthlings.

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