Alien Abduction

The Roswell incident is the 1947 crash of a flying saucer at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. On July 8, 1947, Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a press release stating that they had recovered a "flying disc" from a ranch near Roswell. The Army quickly retracted the statement and claimed instead that the crashed object was a conventional weather balloon.The Roswell incident did not surface again until the late 1970s, when a retired lieutenant colonel, in an interview with a researcher of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), alleged that the weather balloon account had been a cover-story. First and second hand witnesses of crash locations and witnesses involved claimed that one or more alien spacecraft had crash-landed and that the extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military, which then engaged in a cover-up. In 1994, the United States Air Force published a report claiming again that the crashed object was a nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul. Another Air Force report, published in 1997, claimed that “stories of "aliens bodies" probably stemmed from test dummies being dropped from high altitude.” Research about the event nevertheless persist, and the Roswell incident continues to be of interest in the public and in popular media.