Roswell 70 years of conspiracy theories.
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On 8 July 1947 the Roswell Daily Record newspaper published an article that captured the minds and imagination of the nation and world.
Roswell Army Air Field Captures Flying Saucer in Roswell Region” and the legend began.Today, many conspiracy theorists consider the incident” to be one of the most valid pieces of evidence that the US government has covered up the existence of extraterrestrial life on Earth.
On 7 July 1947, around 75 miles north of the town of Roswell in New Mexico, debris from a highly classified project used by the US Army Air Force, recovered foreign debris from a ranch after being reported by ranch worker William Brazel.
Intrigued by the idea of flying saucers, Brazel gathered some of the debris and went to Roswell where he told Sheriff about his find. The Sheriff immediately reported the encounter to the Air Force base at Roswell which promptly sent agents to visit the ranch, but not before the press picked up the story.
On 8 July 1947 Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release stating that a “flying disk” had crashed on a ranch near Roswell during a powerful storm. Scientist were also called in and by the end of the day the story had changed stating that instead of a flying saucer it was a weather balloon. Reporters were shown pieces of rubber, metal and wood to verify the statement.
The Roswell paper retracted its claim on the next printing and stated that the Air Force had determined it was indeed a weather balloon. Brazel later went on record to say that he regretted causing any fear or confusion. The story was mostly forgotten for the next 31 years until The National Enquirer reported the original Roswell Daily Record story again, but not the correction. Once again the thought of a government coverup spread like a wildfire.
A hand full of people people claimed to have seen a blazing aircraft in the sky shortly before it crashed, but the real controversy came from a mortician, who claimed in 1989 that a friend who worked as a nurse at the Roswell Army Air Field had accidentally walked into an examination room where doctors and military brass were bent over the bodies of three creatures. They apparently resembled humans, but with small bodies, spindly arms and giant bald heads.
In 1995, Ray Santilli, a London-based entrepreneur, released “footage” of an alien autopsy performed in Roswell in 1947. Experts immediately ridiculed the footage as a hoax. Its a bit strange The Enquire’s republication of the story came just one year after the release of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” In the year that Independence Day and Mars Attacks were released there were 609 UFO sightings around the globe.
During your stay its worth a short drive to the National Parks.
BOTTOMLESS LAKES STATE PARK is quite out of the ordinary and a great option if you want to cool off from the hot desert sun.
And for you nature buffs BITTER LAKE NATIONAL PARK is a must.
There are a handful of small chain hotels in town we found
The Town Place Suites by Marriott a great option. They have two room suites for $165 to $185 per night with free breakfast.
Candlewood Suites looks very appealing as well. Two room suites $75 to $105 per night
Hope you enjoyed this review. Have Safe and Happy Travels!
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