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60 Years Later, Roswell Incident Continues To Raise Questions

For most people, either you believe in the possibility of UFO’s and alien life or you do not. But regardless of where you fall on the issue, no one can deny that the Roswell incident of 1947 (in which a UFO allegedly crashed in the small New Mexico town, leaving wreckage and dead alien beings that were recovered by US military officials) is a great tale to tell. After all, it has all the elements of a great sci-fi fantasy: alien life, flying saucers, government conspiracy-true or not, the Roswell story has been ensconced into America’s modern mythology.

For decades, the official government word was that there was no UFO, no alien bodies, nothing more than a weather balloon and some crash test dummies. But around the edges of the official story lurked too many contradictions from people who lived in Roswell or were privy to the actual crash sites. Their versions have been immortalized in books, TV shows, and movies. But none of the civilian stories had ever been corroborated by any government official, either in whole or in part, until sometime in the late 1970’s. But by that time such recollections (such as that by Major Jesse Marcel, the intelligence officer who had gone to the ranch to recover the wreckage and who described the metal as being wafer thin but incredibly tough) were ridiculed or dismissed by the media and the mainstream public.

Well, now it seems that another former government (and military) official has come forth, albeit posthumously, with his own recollections of the Roswell incident, including assertions that the UFO-alien story is the truth, not the weather balloon-crash dummy story that was pushed all these years.

Lieutenant Walter Haut was the public relations officer at the base in 1947, and was the man who issued the original and subsequent press releases after the crash on the orders of the base commander, Colonel William Blanchard.

Haut died last year, but left a sworn affidavit to be opened only after his death.

Last week, the text was released and asserts that the weather balloon claim was a cover story, and that the real object had been recovered by the military and stored in a hangar. He described seeing not just the craft, but alien bodies.

Haut’s affidavit talks about a high-level meeting he attended with base commander Col William Blanchard and the Commander of the Eighth Army Air Force, Gen Roger Ramey. Haut states that at this meeting, pieces of wreckage were handed around for participants to touch, with nobody able to identify the material.

Haut then tells how Colonel Blanchard took him to ‘Building 84′ - one of the hangars at Roswell - and showed him the craft itself. He describes a metallic egg-shaped object around 12-15ft in length and around 6ft wide. He said he saw no windows, wings, tail, landing gear or any other feature.

He saw two bodies on the floor, partially covered by a tarpaulin. They are described in his statement as about 4ft tall, with disproportionately large heads. Towards the end of the affidavit, Haut concludes: “I am convinced that what I personally observed was some kind of craft and its crew from outer space.”

What’s particularly interesting about Walter Haut is that in the many interviews he gave before his death, he played down his role and made no such claims. Had he been seeking publicity, he would surely have spoken about the craft and the bodies.

So take this for what you will. But clearly, the Roswell mystery continues.

Roswell, UFO, extra-terrestrials, Lt.+Walter+Haut, science+fiction, aliens, flying+saucers


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2 Responses to “60 Years Later, Roswell Incident Continues To Raise Questions”

  1. My Uncle was an Air Force Major in the Korean and Viet Nam Wars.  To this day he says it’s true.
    He did not see it but he said alot of top military knew it.

  2. tell me bout it—there goes my ride home.

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