Ufo Essay Research Paper RoswellOn or around

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Ufo Essay, Research Paper Roswell On or around Independence Day, 1947, during a severe thunderstorm near Roswell, New Mexico, an Air Force experiment using high altitude balloons blew apart and fell to the earth. This minor event in the history of reconnaissance turned out to be the Big Bang of UFOlogy. UFO enthusiasts have come to see that 4th of July as the day an alien spaceship crashed on earth. Some UFOlogists claim that aliens were taken away by the U.S. Air Force and other government co-conspirators for an interrogation or an autopsy. Some claim that all our modern technology was learned by analyzing and copying the technology of the aliens. The actual crash site was on the Foster ranch 75 miles north of Roswell, a small town doing a big business

*http://roswellnm.org/* feeding the insatiable appetite of UFO enthusiasts. Roswell now houses two UFO museums and hosts an annual alien festival. Shops cater to this curious tourist trade, much as Inverness caters to the Loch Ness crowd. This seems a bit unfair to Corona, New Mexico, since it is actually the closest town to the “crash site”. Roswell is the nearest military base, however, and that is where the remains of the alien craft and its occupants were allegedly taken. Why the aliens were not taken to a superior medical facility remains a mystery. William “Mac” Brazel (rhymes with dazzle), foreman of the Foster Ranch, along with a 7-year old girl, Dee Proctor, found the most famous debris in modern history. They had never seen anything like it before. Millions now

agree: the stuff was strange. Actually, it was pretty mundane stuff, including a reinforcing tape whose flower-like design was taken to be alien hieroglyphics. Worse, the Air Force was not consistent in describing the debris. The Air Force has even had the audacity to claim that perhaps ardent UFOlogists have had a little trouble with their source memory. Perhaps what people are recalling as a single event was actually several events which occurred in different years (such as weather balloon and nuclear explosion detection balloon tests, airplane crashes with burned bodies, dumping of featureless dummies from airplanes, etc.). The likelihood that Roswell is a reconstruction involving many events over many years is supported by the fact that Roswell was ignored by UFOlogists until

Charles Berlitz and William Moore published a book on the subject in 1980, more than thirty years after the event. This is the same Berlitz who popularized the myth of Atlantis and the urban legend regarding The Philadelphia Experiment. Berlitz is essentially an unreliable source who has made a career out of finding other unreliable sources to support his theories. To the UFO buff, however, the suggestion that they have erred is ludicrous. Yet, they trust Berlitz and others with fantastic stories based on 30-year-old memories. And that the government made errors and was inconsistent is taken as sufficient evidence that there is a massive conspiracy by the government and mass media. They are trying to conceal the truth from the general public that the aliens have landed. Some even

believe that the U.S. government has signed a treaty with the aliens. If so, let’s hope the U.S. government is more faithful with the aliens than it was with the Native Americans. Skeptics agree that something crashed near Roswell in 1947, but not an alien craft. Skeptical explanations have varied from weather balloons to secret aircraft to espionage devices. Current conventional wisdom among skeptics is that what was found on the Brazel ranch was part of Project Mogul, a top secret project testing giant, high-flying balloons to detect Soviet nuclear explosions. The amount of energy expended on Roswell could probably support several alien galaxies for a million eons. It is enough to make a person believe in cranial cold fusion. To UFOers, Roswell is the resurrection, the proof