ROSWELL UFO INCIDENT GROUP 6 Piotr Marczyk (Poland) Damian Stypa (Poland) Konrad Szota (Poland) Daniel Jimeno Gregorio (Spain) Naomi Gutiérrez Frías (Spain) Raquel Rivero Dorta (Spain) Viktor (Germany)
The Roswell UFO Incident was the recovery of an object that crashed in the general vicinity of Roswell, New Mexico, in June or July 1947. It was allegedly an extra-terrestrial spacecraft and its alien occupants. Since the late 1970s the incident has been the subject of intense controversy and conspiracy theories regarding the true nature of the object that crashed.
The United States Armed Forces maintain that what was recovered was the debris from an experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon belonging to the classified program named "Mogul„. However, many UFO proponents maintain that an alien craft was found and its occupants were captured, and that the military forces were engaged in a cover-up.
The incident has turned into a widely known pop culture phenomenon, making the name Roswell synonymous with UFOs. It ranks as the most publicized and the most controversial of alleged UFO incidents.
On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer Walter Haut in Roswell, New Mexico, issued a press release stating that the personnel from the fields 509th Bomb Group had recovered a crashed "flying disk" from a ranch near Roswell, sparking intense media interest. The following day, the press reported that Commanding General of the Eighth Air Force (Roger M. Ramey) stated that, in fact, a radar- tracking balloon had been recovered by the RAAF personnel, not a "flying disc” as was previously stated. A subsequent press conference was called, featuring debris which were said to be from the crashed object, which seemed to confirm the weather balloon description.
The incident was quickly forgotten and almost completely ignored, even by UFO researchers, for more than 30 years. Then, in 1978, physicist and ufologist Stanton T. Friedman interviewed Major Jesse Marcel who was involved with the original recovery of the debris in 1947. Marcel expressed his belief that the military had covered up the recovery of an alien spacecraft.
His story spread through the UFO circles, being featured in some UFO documentaries at the time. In February 1980, The National Enquirer and Rational Enquirer ran its own interview with Marcel, garnering national and worldwide attention for the Roswell incident.
Additional witnesses added the significant new details, including claims of a huge military operation dedicated to the recovery of the alien craft and aliens themselves, at as many as 11 crash sites, and alleged witness intimidation. In 1989, former mortician Glenn Dennis put forth a detailed personal account, wherein he claimed that alien autopsies were carried out at the Roswell base.