The Truth Behind Roswell

Roswell: Fact, Fiction, or Military Coverup
Some time in July of 1947, a mysterious flying object zigzagged across the skies of New Mexico. By Wednesday the object was over Roswell. On Thursday afternoon officials from Roswell were flown in to observe the activity (Korff). Then on Friday the object completely disappeared from radar and possibly crashed. On Saturday July 5th a rancher, by the name of William “Mac” Brazel, discovered the wreckage on his ranch a few miles outside Roswell (McAndrew).   Perhaps the greatest evidence that a UFO did indeed crash near Roswell is the wide scale military cover up that took place after the crash. This along with numerous eyewitness accounts of the crash site, prove that what ever happened in the summer of 1947, was certainly not a normal occurrence (Speigel). The story has evolved time and time again but most people accept one of three possible scenarios: fact, fiction or military coverup. The complex web of events and conspiracy has led to one of the most entertaining and odd alien “sightings” of all time.
Alien enthusiasts continue to believe that the   recovered debris was part of an alien UFO. The numerous books that were written by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt on the incident fully support this claim (Korff). The original incident actually died down until thirty years later when new insight was provided by Kevin Randle (Speigel). For many, the mess of   “metallic sticks held together with tape; chunks of plastic and foil reflectors; and scraps of a heavy, glossy, paper-like material” were more than enough evidence that the craft was not earth bound and that an extraterrestrial life form had indeed crash-landed on the fourth rock from the sun ("Roswell").   Between 1978 and the early early 1990s, UFO researchers such as Stanton T. Friedman, William Moore, Karl T. Pflock, and the team of Kevin D. Randle and Donald R. Schmitt interviewed several hundred people who had – or claimed to have had - a connection with the...