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Roswell Essay, Research Paper
Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of
the United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. The incident
was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military, and has remained
covered-up in the government for the past fifty and hopefully not another fifty years. It is
not a hoax or false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroughly documented. It is
the objective here is to summarize the details of the events and interviews of that event,
affirm the right of all people throughout the world to know the truth about what occurred,
and propose a course of action that will allow the truth to emerge.
It was July 1947, the day started out just like any other day. People of Roswell
were going off to work, going downtown shopping, and the little ones were at
playgrounds with their mothers. Day in and day out townspeople would drive by the
military without giving it much thought. However, this day, in Roswell, New Mexico
would change the course of history, and how the public thinks of themselves, God
and the outer limits of space!
Roswell New Mexico was in the middle of the desert. Here was a vast open land
where one could see miles around. On this afternoon something very strange was about to
happen. In the clear skies of Roswell a very large craft ended its flight. Was this a
weather balloon or an Unidentified Flying Object?
There were many eye-witness reports of alien creatures lying next to their
destroyed crafts. One or two may have survived for a few days. The military quickly
cornered off this area, removing the particles and the bodies. A local funeral director got
a call for numerous child size coffins. He was to deliver them to the rear of the military
base. Major Marcel was an officer on the scene who took part of the ship home. He
spoke to the press about the crash, but soon told never to discuss it again. What he saw
was a weather balloon. The press received a news release saying that a few officers had
jumped to conclusions.
To this day the government denies the fact that spaceships exists. Is this a massive
cover up or science fiction? My I-Search will delve into these questions. I will try to
obtain the truth and allow my classmates to decide if we are being visited from other
planets or not?
I chose this topic because of my interest in space and whether life exists on other
planets. Is Their technology is far more superior to ours? Why can’t we work together to
solve the mysteries of the planets? I believe these aliens do exist and I will try to prove it!
This will affect my life, because I’ve always wanted to know if anything or anyone
else exists in the universe. What if the government uncovered the truth? Would there be
total chaos or would we want to meet other space beings?
I hope to find out why the government is continuing to cover up the Roswell
incident. Why haven’t the Presidents told us the truth since 1947? I will write to
Washington and demand an answer.
Happenings in 1947
On July 2, 1947, during the evening, a flying saucer crashed to the ground at the
Foster Ranch near, Corona, New Mexico. The crash occurred during a severe
thunderstorm. ( The military base nearest to the crash site is in Roswell, New Mexico.)
Roswell is more closely associated with this event than Corona, even though Corona is
closer to the crash site.
On July 3, 1947, William ?Mac? Brazel and his 7 year-old neighbor Dee Proctor
found the remains of the crashed flying saucer. Brazel was foreman of the Foster Ranch.
The pieces were spread out over a large area, more than half a mile long. When
Brazel drove Dee back home, he showed a piece of the wreckage to Dee?s parents, Floyd
and Loretta Proctor, they all agreed the piece was unlike anything they had ever seen.
On July 6, 1947, Brazel showed pieces of the wreckage to Chaves County Sheriff
George Wilcox. He called Roswell Army Air Field (AAF) and talked to Major Marcel,
the intelligence officer. Marcel drove to the sheriff?s office and inspected the wreckage.
Marcel reported to his commanding officer, Colonel William ?Butch? Blanchard. Butch
ordered Marcel to get someone from the Counter Intelligence Corps, proceed to the ranch
with Brazel, and to collect as much of the wreckage as they could load into their
Soon after this, military police arrived at the sheriff?s office, collected the
wreckage at Blanchard?s office. The wreckage was then flown to
Eighth Air Force headquarters in Fort Worth, and then to Washington.
Meanwhile, Marcel and Sheridan Cavitt of the Counter Intelligence Corps drove to
the ranch with Mac Brazel. They arrived late in the evening. They spent the night in
sleeping bags in a small out-building on the ranch. The next morning proceeded to the
On July, 7, 1947, Marcel and Cavitt collected wreckage from the crash site. After
filling Cavitt?s vehicle with wreckage Marcel told Cavitt to go on ahead, that Marcel
would collect more wreckage, and they would meet later back at Roswell AAF. Marcel
filled his vehicle with wreckage. On the way back to the air field, Marcel stopped home to
show his wife and son the strange materials he had found.
Soon after, at about 4:00 p.m., Lyndia Sleppy at Roswell; radio station KSWS
began transmitting a story on the teletype machine regarding a crashed flying saucer out
on the Foster Ranch. Transmission was interrupted, presumably by the FBI.
The next day, July, 8, 1947, in the morning, Marcel and Cavitt arrived back at
Roswell AAF with two carloads of wreckage. Marcel accompanied this wreckage, or
most of it, on a flight to Fort Worth AAF.
Later that day, around noon, Colonel Blanchard at Roswell AAF ordered Second
Lieutenant Walter Haut to issue a press release telling the country that the Army had
found the remains of a crashed flying saucer. Haut was the public information officer for
the 509th Bomb Group at Roswell AAF. Haut delivered the press release to Frank Joyce
at radio station KGFL. Joyce waited long enough for Haut to return to base, then called
Haut there to confirm the story. Joyce then sent the story on the Western Union wire to
the United Press bureau.
July 8, 1947, in the afternoon, General Clemence McMullen spoke
by telephone from Washington with Colonel DuBose in Fort Worth. DuBose was
Chief-of-staff to Eighth Air Force Commander General Roger Ramey. McMullen
ordered DuBose to tell Ramey to squash the flying saucer story by creating a cover story,
and to send some of the crash material immediately to Washington.
On July 8, 1947, in the afternoon, General Roger Ramey held a press conference at
the Eighth Air Force headquarters in Fort Worth. He announced that what had crashed at
Corona was a weather balloon, not a flying saucer. To make this story convincing, he
showed the press the remains of a damaged weather balloon that he claimed was the actual
wreckage from the crash site. ( The obliging press did not ask why the Army hurriedly
transported weather balloon wreckage to Fort Worth, Texas, from the remote area of
New Mexico.[Jaworski interview])
The only newspapers that carried the initial flying saucer version of the story were
evening papers from the Midwest to the West, including the Chicago Daily News , The
Los Angeles Herald Express, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Roswell Daily Record.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune were morning
papers and so carried only the cover-up story the next morning.
At some point, an ample amount of soldiers were sent to the debris field on the
Foster Ranch, including a lot of MPs whose job was to limit access to the field. A wide
search was launched well beyond the limits of the debris field. Within a day or two, a few
miles from the debris field, the main body of the flying saucer was found, and a mile or
two from that several bodies of small humanoids were found.
The military took Mac Brazel into custody for about a week, during which time he
was seen on the streets of Roswell with a military escort. His behavior aroused the
curiosity of friends when he passed them without any sign of recognition. Following this
period of detention, Brazel discarded his initial story [Internet UFO.COM].
Loetta Proctor (Interview held in 1990)
Loretta Proctor, Mac Brazel?s nearest neighbor, was one of the first people to see
pieces of the wreckage Brazel had found. She was interviewed in 1990.
?Mac had this piece of material that he picked up. He wanted to show it to us and
wanted us to go down and see the rest of the debris or whatever, but we didn?t on account
of the transportation and everything wasn?t too good. He didn?t get anybody to come out
who was interested in it. The piece he brought looked like a kind of tan, lightbrown
plastic. It was very lightweight, like balsa wood. It wasn?t a large piece, maybe about
four inches long, maybe just a little longer than a pencil.
We cut on it with a knife and would hold a match on it and it wouldn?t burn. We
knew it wasn?t wood. It was smooth like plastic, it didn?t have a real sharp corners, kind
of like a dowel stick. Kind of dark tan. It didn?t have any grain, just smooth. I hadn?t
seen anything like it before in my life.? Loretta said.
The following statement by Loretta Procyor
suggests that Mac Brazel was bribed to keep quiet. [UFO.COM]
?I think within that year, he had moved off the ranch and moved to Alamagordo or
to Tularosa and he put something in a locker there. That was before people had home
freezers, and it was a large refrigerator building. You would buy beef and cut it up and
put it into those lockers and you had a key to it and you could get your beef out when you
wanted it. I think it would have been pretty expensive, and kind of wonder how he could
pay on rancher?s wages.?
Marian Strickland (Interview held in 1990)
Marian Strickland was a neighbor of Mac Brazel.
?Mac made it plain he was not supposed to tell that there was any excitement
about the material he found on the ranch. He was a man who had integrity. He definitely
felt insulted and mis-used, disrespected. He was worse than annoyed. He was definitely
under some stress, and felt that he had been kicked around. He was threatened that if he
opened his mouth he may get thrown into the back side of the jail. He gave that
impression, definitely,? Strickland insisted.
Bessie Brazel Schreiber
Bessie Brazel Schreiber is Mac Brazel?s daughter. This is her description of the crash site.
?The material resembled a sort of aluminum-like foil. Some of these pieces had
sort of tape stuck to them. She also said, ?it was unable to be peeled off or removed at
all.? Some of the pieces had something like lettering and numbers on them, but, were
unable to be made out. ?The figures were written out like you would write numbers in
columns, but they didn?t look like the numbers we use at all.? she exclaimed. Also she said
there was something that looked like heavy waxed paper [Randle 31].
William Brazel Jr.
William Brazel Jr. is Mac Brazels son. Here is his description of the wreckage from the
?One of the pieces looked like something on the order of tinfoil, except that it
would not tear… You could wrinkle it and lay it back down and it immediately resumed
its original shape.. quite pliable, but you couldn?t crease or bend it like ordinary metal.
Almost like a plastic, but definitely metallic. His dad once said that the Army had once
told him it was not anything made by us.?
?There was also some threadlike material. It looked like silk, but was not silk, a
very strong material without strands or fibers like silk would have. This was more like a
wire, all one piece or substance.
There were also some wooden-like particles like balsa wood in weight, but a
bit darker in color and much harder… It was pliable but would not break. Weighed
nothing, but you could not scratch it with your fingernail. All he had was a few small bits.
There was no writing or markings on the pieces he had, but his dad did say one time that
there were what he called ?figures? on some of the pieces he found. He often referred to
the petroglyphs the ancient Indians drew on the rocks around here as ?figures?, too, and I
think that?s what he meant to compare them with.
His dad found this thing and he told him a little bit about it, but not too much,
because the Air Force asked him to take an oath that he would not tell anybody in detail
about it. He went to his grave and he never told anybody.?
At the time of the crash, William Brazel Jr. had been living and working in
Albuquerque, but returned when his father was taken into custody to run the ranch.
Glenn Dennis was a mortician in Roswell in 1947. His boss provided mortuary
services for Roswell Army Air Field. Dennis drove a combination hearse and ambulance
for both civilian and military assignments. On July 9 or 10, 1947, Dennis got several
phone calls from Roswell AAF mortuary officer, who was more of an administrator than a
mortuary officer. The officer wanted to know about hermticall sealed caskets (?What was
the smallest one they could get? [Randle 11] ), and about chemical solutions. Dennis was
interviewed in August 1989 by Stanton Friedman.
?This is what was so interesting. See, this is why I feel like there was really
something involved in this, because they didn?t want to do anything that was going to
make an imbalance. They kept saying, ?OK, what?s this going to do the blood system,
what?s this going to do to the tissue [Alien.Com]?? Then when they informed me that
these bodies had laid out in the middle of July, in the middle of the prairie, I mean that
body?s going to be as dark as your blue blazer, and it?s going to be in bad shape. He
was the one who suggested dry ice. He?d done that a time or two before.
He talked to them four or five times in the afternoon. They would keep calling
back and asking him different questions involving the body. What they were really after
was how to move those bodies. They didn?t give me any indication they even had the
bodies, or where they were. All I knew was one of the bodies was in pretty good shape.
When he went to the AAF there were two MPs standing right there and started to
go in. He would have gotten as far as he did if he didn?t park in the handicap parking
space. He saw all the wreckage. He didn?t know what it was, but he knew there was
something going on. ?It looked like stainless steel when it is put on heat,? he said.
[UFO Technology ?Sightings?]
When he got inside, he noticed there was quite a bit of activity. When he went
back into the lounge, there was high ranking officers that he didn?t recognize. He wanted
to know ?who the heck I was? and how the heck I got in?? Any way he got past that and
met a nurse. She was involved in this thing, she was on duty. She told him ?How the
heck did you get in here?? He said ?I just walked in.? ?My god you?re going to get,
yourself killed.? she said ?They didn?t stop me? he said. He was going to the Coke
machine to get a Coke, and this big red-headed colonel said ?What?s this son of a gun
doing here?? [Randle 72-73]
He hollered at the MPs and they came running over and grabbed him by the arms
and carried him clear outside. And they told him to get my butt out of there. (They
followed him back to the funeral home.)
About three hours later they called me and said, ?if you open your mouth
you?ll be so far back in the jug they?ll have to shoot pinto beans into you with a bean
shooter.? He just laughed and said, ?Go to heck.?
The nurse told Dennis the next day that there were three little bodies, two of
them were dead, and the third was in pretty good condition.
Barbara Dugger- is the grand daughter of George and Inez Wilcox. George was the
sheriff who Mac Brazel contacted after discovering the crashed flying saucer.
Barbara?s grandmother said, ?Don?t tell anybody. When the incident happened,
the military came to the jailhouse and told George and I that if we ever told anything
about the incident, not only would we be killed, but our entire family would be killed
They called her grandfather and someone came to the house and told him about
the incident. He went out to the site and he saw a large burned area with lots of debris
and three small bodies of space beings. Their heads were large and wore silk like suits.
One of the little space beings were still alive. After the death threat she never talked about
the incident to anybody ever.
Frank Joyce- worked at the radio station KGFL. He got a phone call from Mac Brazel,
who reported the wreckage on his ranch.
Mac called Joyce and asked him, ?What to do about it? He recommended that he
go to the Roswell Air Base [Randle 55].
The next thing he found out was that PIO, Walter Haut, came into the station
some time after he got the call. He handed him a news release printed on onionskin
stationary and left immediately. He called him back at the base and said, ?I suggest that
you not release this type of story that says you have a flying disk or flying saucer.? He
said, ?No it?s OK.?
He sent the release to the Western Union wire to the United press bureau. After
he returned to the station, there was a flash on the wire with the story: ?The U.S. Army
Air Corps says it has a flying disk.? They typed a paragraph or two, and then other people
got the wire and asked for more information. Then the phones started going berserk, He
referred them to the airfield
The wire just stopped and just hummed. Then a phone call came in for him and \
the caller identified himself as an officer at the Pentagon, this man said some very bad
things about what would happen to him. He was really pretty nasty. Finally, Frank got
through to him. Frank said, ?You?re talking about a release from the U.S. Army Air
Corps [UFO.Com].? Bang, the phone went dead, and the man from the Pentagon was
The next significant thing that happened in the evening was that he got a call from
Mac Brazel. He said, ?we haven?t got the story right.? Frank invited him down to the
radio station. Mac arrived not long after sunset. He was not alone, but he had a feeling
that they were being watched. He said something about a weather balloon. Frank said
?Look, this is completely different than what you told me on the phone the other day
about little green men,? and that?s when Mac said ?No, they weren?t green.? Frank had a
feeling that Mac was under a lot of pressure. Mac Brazel said, ?Our lives will never be
the same again. [Sightings]?
Lyndia Sleppy- was a teletype operator at Roswell radio station KSWS. The event about
to be described took place around 4:OO p.m. on July 7, 1947.
?If they had anything newsworthy, we would put it on the teletype machine, to
Mutual Broadcasting and ABC.? She was the one who did the teletyping.
?Mr. Tucker (the station owner) called for Lyndia and said ?I have a huge story for
you, I will send it via teletype.? But right after he started sending, it got disconnected and
intercepted. The message read, ?This is the FBI, you will cease transmitting.? She knew
whatever it was, it was a huge story. She was upset and didn?t get all the way through
Jesse Marcel- Major Jesse Marcel was one of the first two military people to visit the
Corona crash site. The other was Sheridan Cavitt, who to this day has refused to even
acknowledge that he was there on the ranch with Marcel. Jesse Marcel died in 1982.
When they arrived at the crash site, it was amazing to see the vast amount of area
it covered. It was nothing that hit the ground or exploded on the ground. It?s something
that hit that must have exploded above ground, traveling above at a high rate of speed,
they didn?t know. But it scattered over an area of about three quarters of a mile long, he
said and several hundred feet wide. So he proceeded to pick up fragments that they could
fit in their Jeep Carry-All. It was quite obvious to him, familiar with air activities, that it
was not a weather balloon, nor was it a missile or an airplane. It was something he had
never seen before. They loaded the Jeep Carry-All but he wasn?t satisfied. He told
Cavitt, ?You drive this vehicle back to the base and I?ll go back out there to pick up as
much as could put in the car,? which he did. But he only picked up a small portion.
One thing that impressed him about the debris was that it looked like parchment.
A lot of it had a lot of little members with symbols that they had to call hieroglyphics
because he could not interpret them, they could not be read, they were just symbols,
something that meant something but they were all not the same. The segments that this
were painted on had symbols that were pink and purple. Actually the color was lavender.
These little segments could not be broken, and could not be burned. He even
tried to burn it, and it wouldn?t burn.
But something that is more astounding is that a piece of metal they brought back
was so thin, just like tinfoil in a cigarette paper. He didn?t pay too much attention to that
at first, until one of the GIs came to me and said, ?You know the metal that was in there?
I tried to bend that stuff, it wouldn?t bend. I even tried it with a sledge hammer.
You can?t even make a dent on it.? All of the material that they found they weighed
This particular piece of metal was about two feet long and perhaps two feet wide.
That stuff weighed nothing, so thin it wasn?t any thicker than tinfoil from the bottom of a
cigarette box. So Jesse Marcel tried to hit it with a 16-pound sledgehammer, and still
there was not any dent on it. He knew much about the U.S. military materials that were
used in weather balloons and this stuff was not even close to it. Jesse Marcel he
died and still had no idea of what it was. So that?s how it stands!
Jesse Marcel Jr.- is Major Jesse Marcel?s son. major Marcel after he collected the debris
he came back to his house to show his 11 year old son and his wife what he had found.
Jesse Marcel Jr. is now a doctor and a reserve helicopter pilot who served in Vietnam.
?The crash and remnants of the device that I happened to see have left an imprint
on my memory that can never be forgotten.? Jesse Marcel Jr. stated.
When his dad came back to the house he had a bunch of wreckage with him at the
time, and brought the wreckage into the house. Actually wakened my mother and myself
out so they could view this, because it was so unusual. This was about two o?clock in the
morning as he recalled, and he spread it out so we could get some basic idea what it
They were all amazed by this debris that was there, primarily because we didn?t
know what it was, you know, it was the unknown. Years after this incident we would talk
privately among themselves about what the possibilities of this, what this thing was. And
they feel that it was not of earthly origin.
Walter Haut- was the public information officer at Roswell AAF in 1947. Colonial
Blanchard ordered Haut to issue a press release to tell the country what the Army had
found a flying saucer. Here is the text of Haut?s press release [UFO.Com].
[?The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the
intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air
Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc through the cooperation of one of
the local ranchers and the sheriff ?s office of Chaves County.
The Flying object landed on a ranch near Roswell sometime last week. Not having
phone facilities, the rancher stored the disc until such time as he was able to contact the
sheriff?s office, who in turn notified Major Jesse Marcel of the 509th Bomb Group
F.B.- was an Army Air Force photographer stationed at Anacostia Navel Air Station in
Washington DC when he and fellow photographer A.K. were flown abroad a B-25
bomber to Roswell Air Field sometime during the second week of July 1947.
One morning his superior said, ?Pack you bags and we?ll have the cameras there,
ready for you.? They didn?t know where they were going.
After a few hours flight they got to Roswell and got in a staff car with some gear
they had brought along in the trucks, and they headed out. After about a hour and
a half we got there and there were a lot of people out there. They said ?Set you cameras
up to take a picture fifteen feet away.? They were telling them what to do. Shoot this
They told them to go into the tent to take some more pictures. What they saw
were alien bodies. All he remembered was that they had a dark complexion and that they
were thin and had big heads. He took about thirty pictures of the aliens and he said, ?It
smelled funny in the tent [Alien.com]?
A.K. came back in a truck that was loaded with debris. On the way back to
Washington DC the Lieutenant Commander made it clear to them that what they had seen
in Roswell, New Mexico, they hadn?t seen.
* If what had crashed was a weather balloon, there would have been no need of secrecy.
According to the testimony, military officers admonished subordinates and civilians not
talk about what they saw.
* If what crashed was weather balloon, Major Marcel would have recognized the material
Mac Brazel showed him as weather balloon material, and would hove journeyed far out on
a remote sheep ranch with an officer from Counter Intelligence Corps to examine the
* The wreckage described by Marcel and others was too voluminous, and spread out
over too large of an area, to have been the wreckage of a weather balloon.
* There is no reason the Army would transport the wreckage of a weather balloon from
the remote desert outside Cornona first to Roswell and then to Fort worth.
* Most of the witnesses who saw or handled the wreckage would have recognized the
remains of a crashed weather balloon.
Secret Rocket or Airplane
* If what crashed was any kind of secret military apparatus, one would expect
at least some of the pieces to have recognizable letters or numbers on the them.
Many of the witnesses say that some of the wreckage bore a very strange kind of
writing, but not one witness has said that any of the wreckage bore any recognizable
* If what crashed was any kind of secret military apparatus, the Army would have said
simply, ?This is secret, and no more questions will be answered, period.? The Army
would not have concocted the flying saucer and weather balloon stories. In 1947,
Americans were less skeptical about the motives of their government, and the people of
New Mexico, including journalists and other civilians, were dependent for their livelihood
on secret military projects.
* If what crashed was any kind of secret military apparatus, the Army would not have
waited for a rancher to inform them of the crash before sending military personnel
to examine the wreckage, five days after the crash.
* Rockets and airplanes that were secret in 1947 are not secret now. If what crashed
was a secret rocket or airplane, it would have been revealed as such years ago.
(Incredibly, the Army is sticking to its weather balloon story, even though nobody
believes it anymore.)
* By July 1994, rockets launched from White Sands were fitted with self-destruct
mechanisms so that an errant rocket could be destroyed before leaving the test range.
The Corona crash site is about 75 miles from the nearest border of the test range.
* They did not fly secret airplanes in New Mexico in 1947. There was plenty of room
for that in California, where all the secret airplane projects were carried on.
* There is no reason the Army would transport the wreckage of a crashed rocket
or airplane to Fort Worth AAF, then to Wright AAF in Ohio. The wreckage of a
secret rocket would stay in New Mexico, and the wreckage of a secret airplane
would be sent back to California, if anywhere.
* Most of the witnesses who saw or handled the wreckage would have recognized
the remains of a crashed rocket or airplane.
MY CONCLUSION OF
THE ROSWELL INCIDENT
As I embarked on this project I was not sure what I would find. I have always had
an interest in U.F.O?S sin
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