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Science Fiction Final Project: Roswell

On the night of July 4, 1947 a thunderstorm filled the sky with loud blasts of thunder and a distinct sound accompanied by a bright flash of light. Giving little thought to the strange occurrence, Mac Brazel went back to sleep and decided to inspect the damage in the morning. In the morning the farmer and his son were surprised to discover an area where pieces of metal were spread throughout the field. Mr. Brazel knew that the pieces appeared to be very strange so he loaded his truck with some of the debris and took them to the closest city, Roswell, which is some 75 miles from his farm.

The Roswell sheriff looked at the debris and decided to call the Roswell Army Air Field. He thought that the pieces could be the wreckage of a top-secret project and that the army would be the best authority for the situation. The Army checked and found that, in fact, no secret projects had been performed in that location. Jesse Marcel and Captain Sheridan Cavitt decided to drive to the farm outside of Corona, New Mexico and look at the crash site for themselves. Upon seeing the crash site, they mutually decided that the wreckage was not from this world and that they must alert the Pentagon. The Pentagon already knew by this time what was happening in Roswell, and General Clemence McMullen told Roswell Army Air Field that they must cover up the whole story.

Thus the government of the United States decided to lie to its citizens. Extraterrestrials exist and have visited our planet. The United States government as well as many other worldwide governments have proof of UFO existence but are afraid to release this information to the general public. It is up to the general public to examine the evidence and decide whether UFO's exist. If the government is going to continue a policy of denial then the citizens must begin a policy of belief. Whether policy makers are afraid of UFO's effect on national security or the potential mass hysteria that could follow such a release of information, the people must not sit back and let evidence of extraterrestrial contact slip through the cracks. A UFO crashed into the side of a mountain on the night of July 4, 1947.

The alien craft had malfunctioned that may have been caused due to the thunderstorm. As the craft touched the ground on Mac Brazel's farm, it again became airborne and was able to remain in the air until crashing to its final resting-place. This is where the craft was recovered shortly after the news was released that the 509th Bombardment group at Roswell Army Air Field had come into the possession of a flying saucer. The day after this newspaper was released many foreign countries began to call Roswell, New Mexico about the article, so a new article was released. This article said that the mysterious objects found on the ranch were really nothing more than debris from a high-altitude weather balloon, not a grounded flying disk.

The nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman said, "Unfortunately, the media bought the Air Force cover-up hook, line, and sinker." The first decorated man to inspect the initial crash site Jesse Marcel said "I still don't know what the material was, except it was nothing like I had ever seen before and it certainly wasn't from any weather balloon." In 1997 a piece of metal alleged to be a fragment from the Roswell crash was presented to local Roswell scientists for analysis. Dr. Russel VernonClark performed the tests on the material and found that the object had an abnormal ratio of Germanium. This element is not found on earth and has a life of only 1.35 hours. This was proof to Dr. VernonClark that the material was from an extraterrestrial craft.

Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr. also examined the piece to compare it with the memory he has from the wreckage his father showed him in 1947. Dr. Marcel agreed that this object looked like the objects that he had seen after the crash. Roswell is the most known UFO contact site and date known around the world although many UFO's have been reported throughout the 20th century.

In 1948, Thomas Mantell, a pilot for the National Guard, was ordered to pursue a UFO. He chased it in his F51 Mustang, but he went too high and ran out of oxygen. He went unconscious and the plane crashed, killing him instantly. This was the first documented death due to a UFO.

In 1952 a wave a UFO's flew over Washington D.C. and appeared visually on the radar. The government denied this and claimed the radar was malfunctioning because of a temperature inversion.

Although many different UFO stories are told everyday, the factor of the bodies makes Roswell stand out. Upon the final impact of the craft at Roswell coming to a rest, the bodies of the crew were thrown out of the craft and left to die in the wreckage. A first-hand witnesses to the bodies, Mr. Gerald Anderson said "they didn't have a little finger" and "his eyes was open, staring blankly." The aliens had "no visible earsÐ'...just a rise there and then a hole, they were all wearing one piece suitsÐ'...a shiny silverish gray color."

Although it is probable that extraterrestrial bodies have come to earth and been recovered by authorities, this is one of the only instances where so many witnesses have come forward and claimed to have seen the beings. The government explains the extraterrestrials by saying that they were really only parachute test dummies. The Pentagon says that witnesses were mistaken about the crash and that the dummies were actually from a project "Mogul" which was launched to monitor the atmosphere for evidence of Soviet Nuclear tests.

Air Force Col. John Hayes said "I have no other explanation for how recollections of Ð''bodies' could be associated with the debris at Roswell a decade earlier." Hayes points out the biggest flaw in the Air Forces' explanation for the alien beings, the Roswell incident occurred in July of 1947 and "Mogul" did not occur until 1954. How could witnesses be mistaken about an incident as miraculous as the viewing of extraterrestrial bodies? UFO researcher Karl Pflock said, "I think this is a real stretch," ordinary people could not mix up dates the way the government has implied. The dummies that were used in these high altitude tests had a skeleton of aluminum or steel, latex or plastic skin, and an instrument cavity in the torso and head. This description of the dummies is far from the description of the alien bodies given by witnesses.

Information about UFO's has been continually documented since before the Roswell incident and is still in existence



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