The Roswell, New Mexico mystery started all the way back in the summer of 1947, when something strange fell from the sky. The mystery is, what was it? On June 24, 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing "disc or saucer" shaped objects flying at extremely high speeds around Washington state. The following day more and more reports of "flying saucers" appeared in newspapers. Many of the reports were written off, and not many were very believable, but that all changed in July of 1947.
During the first week of July 1947, rancher William "Mack" Brazel discovered a large amount of very strange debris scattered all over his ranch around Roswell, New Mexico. Brazel then informed the local sheriff, George Wilcox, that he may have found some debris from a "flying saucer." After authorities from the airbase in Roswell investigated, they took some of the debris and returned it to the Roswell base on the evening of July 7, three days after the initial "crash" happened.
On the next afternoon, July 8, an official from the Roswell airbase went public. He stated that a "flying disk" had been found "sometime last week" by a local rancher and the evidence has been transferred to a "higher headquarters." The United Press also reported that residents near the ranch saw "a strange blue light" several days ago at about 3:00 A.M. After this press release, their was an absolute media frenzy. So many people went into panic, and were terrified. Within an hour of the release, the head of the Eighth Army Air Force in Fort Worth, Texas, General Roger Ramey began changing the story. The object that was seen was now a weather balloon, not a "flying saucer" which was stated at first. General Ramey also made Major Marcel release a new statement to the press. Instead of the object being found "sometime last week" like he said in the original press release, Marcel stated it was found "three weeks previously."
There are many weird and strange theories involving the Roswell,...
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