Studies show that 48% of Americans believe UFOs have been on Earth in some way (Speigel 18). This same poll was conducted in the 1950 's and it shows that under 5 percent of the people in the United States believed that aliens exist. This makes sense considering the fact that when a person turns on the television or checks the newspaper, there’s always an article showing that there are in fact, aliens. With all the new media excitement, the increase of movie production, and the thousands spent on new products every year, its not that hard to see how so many people today have been tricked into thinking that Aliens exist. A rancher named Mac Brazel was on his way to check on his sheep after a brutal rain and lightning storm. As he walking out to the sheep, he found a large amount of unusual junk. As he was looking closer, he noticed that there was a huge engraved path a couple feet in length with odd and strange debris all over the site. They found gray rubber spread everywhere as if something crashed down from the sky. Mac picked up a couple of the pieces and took them to his neighbor to ask them what they thought it could be. He decided that he drive into Roswell the local town nearby to show the pieces to the sheriff, George Wilcox. The sheriff contacted the Roswell Army Air Field and began investigating the situation. Soon after the military stepped in, they sealed off the area for a couple days and gathered all the debris. They then brought that to a different air field in Dayton, Ohio. Because the way the military had covered up the situation and all the secrecy involved, it wasn 't long before the media got a hold of the matter. It wasn’t even a week before all the locals of that Roswell town were tricked believing that an alien space craft had crash landed in Mac Brazel 's property, and also that the government was involved in covering it up. Many of people began stepping forward saying that they saw the wreckage and that it was the remains of a crashed
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