This dissertation reviews the real events that started on July 7th 1947 in Roswell New Mexico regarding extraterrestrial contact. In reviewing this conspiracy theory, I provide an argument about the actual events that occurred in Area 51. The time frame of this theory starts on the early 1940’s; and believes about government secrecy still remain today. By using analysis of the research and examining photos and articles as well as listening to the radio reports of the events, I intend to show that indeed: aliens did have contact with humans in 1947 and the government did not made the fact known to the public. Data has also been collected from interviews and archives of the event. This theory is the life of many, and part of the reason many Americans do not trust the government. America as a democracy is believed to have access to all media and findings. UFO’s are just another secret behind the closed gates of Area 51.
Keywords: Extraterrestrial contact, Area 51, government secrecy.
Area 51 and UFOs
“A UFO is an object or light seen in the sky or on land, whose appearance, trajectory, motions, lights and colors do not have an obvious conventional or natural explanation, and which cannot be explained, not only by the original witness, but by scientist, but by scientists or technical experts who try to make a common sense identification after examining the evidence.”—Center for UFO Studies
The UFO wave started at the times when America was threatened by the Soviet Union in the Cold War. A “flying saucer” was first seen on June 24, 1947 by Kenneth Arnold, a pilot and business man near Mt. Rainier, Washington. Many reports of sightings followed Arnold’s. The Air Force started taking charge after the first few sightings. In 1848, Nathan Twining an Air Force General established the first Project designed to collect, evaluate, revise and distribute within the government only information regarding the sightings. This project was called SIGN, and it was the first of three that tried to dissuade the public of the reality of UFOs. The government’s first idea of the identity of UFO’s had to do with secret Soviet weapons. GRUDGE was a second projects that continued to analyze data relating to the sightings. This project also tried to lessen the anxiety of the project by explaining UFOs as nothing more than ordinary. It was during this project that the Air Force started to explain UFOs as being “large balloons, planets, optical illusions, meteors and solar reflections.” The Air Force announced the conclusion of this project on December 27, 1947 due to no evidence of potential threat to national security. The tensions of the Cold and Korean War did not subside during this period and that led to the third project. USAF Director of Intelligence Major General Charles P Cabell put in order a new project called BLUE BOOK in 1952. This was a major effort to help identify and explain UFOs throughout the 1950s and on to the 1960s. After this period the CIA took over the investigations of this extraterrestrial objects. The press went crazy on July 1952 due to a massive number of sightings in the United States. The CIA formed the Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) and the Office of Current Intelligence (OCI) due to the idea of serious national threat from UFOs. One theory of the CIA to the sightings was the possible use of UFOs as a physiological warfare tool by the USSR. Also the evident advantage for the Soviets to prepare a surprise attack on the US if the US air warning system was overloaded, due to UFO sightings was a worry . H. Marshall Chadwell considered the issue so important, “that it should be brought to the attention of the National Security Council in order that a communitywide coordinated effort towards it solution may be initiated.” After it was roved that UFOs were not related to the Soviets the government came up with the idea of making the public believe that UFOs were really top secret government assets...