The Roswell UFO Crash Essay Research Paper

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The Roswell UFO Crash Essay, Research Paper John Doe Teacher English II CP December 26, 1996 The Roswell UFO Crash In 1947 a UFO was seen near the town of Roswell, New Mexico. It was witnessed by many of the residents and was described as something not of this planet. The government denies any evidence of this event occurring and has covered it up for may years. Now that more information has become available to the public, it is clear that something extraordinary happened. The town of Roswell, New Mexico was the location of many UFO sightings in the later 1940’s and was supposedly the location of a secret military base. Most of the local people had a story or two to tell about their experiences with these sightings, but are now coming forward with stories about how the

government threatened them not to speak of the incidents that occurred. Some felt as though their life was endangered if they dared to speak of what they saw. One incident in particular which has sparked a craze in the study of UFO’s is when a flying disk allegedly crashed in the deserts of New Mexico near Roswell on the night of July 8, 1947. According to Roswell expert Henry Ritson, many civilians arrived at the crash scene and witnessed the bodies of alien beings (Roswell Reporter pg. 2). These witnesses report to have seen humanoid beings with large, pear-shaped heads and bulging black eyes being hauled away by government and military agents and to have been debriefed of the entire occurrence by these agents (Roswell Reporter pg. 3). Some witnesses were threatened not to

speak of the incident again. The object in question was later classified by the government as a weather balloon and discounted all evidence and eyewitness reports of the UFO scene (pg. 3). The farmer whose field the UFO crashed in was offered a large sum of money by a local radio station to tell his story on the air. He spoke of strange alien materials and a seemingly invincible square of foil which could not be cut or damaged. He also described the alien beings Street 2 and the craft in which they traveled (Roswell: What are We Talking About? pg. 2). He was later arrested by the military and held at the government base. The first officer to the crash site, Lt. Jesse Marcel, was told to make a public restatement about the crash scene and report that he had mistaken a weather

balloon for a flying saucer (Roswell Reporter pg. 2). Pictures were taken of Marcel with the weather balloon and the story died down. Written Recordings of the official statement quote Lt. Marcel as saying, “We were so anxious in our investigation that we mistook what is clearly a weather balloon as some sort of alien space travel device.” (Roswell Reporter pg. 2) After many years of humiliation, Marcel decided to come forward with his story. He explained that he was forced by the military to change his entire story and that it was no weather balloon at all. This statement made national news and started a chain of UFO sightings from excited UFO enthusiasts (Roswell and Other Government Cover-Ups pg. 4). Most of these sightings were most likely the wild imaginations of these

enthusiasts. Lt. Marcel had collected many samples from the crashed object on the day of the crash and shown it to his family. His son was particularly interested in an object which seemingly contained alien writing. The objects were confiscated by the government and the life of Marcel’s son was threatened. His mother was told not to speak of these things or suffer the consequences. If there was nothing but a mere weather balloon involved, the government would have no reason to make these threats. After several years of denying the events, the government was demanded by the public to declassify all of the Roswell records. It was to become public soon after when it was reported that the records had been stolen and were illegally destroyed. All requests for information concerning