1.6 – The Return (5.25.10)

JULY 8, 1947 [7f]

Mainstream archaeologists have long rejected the notion that extraterrestrial beings had a hand in creating the pyramids of Egypt. Theologians and religious scholars refute the idea that stories of the Bible or The Mahabharata could be describing alien encounters. And governments throughout history have officially denied reports that the Earth has been visited by flying saucers. But on July 8, 1947, a UFO sighting was reported that even the United States government had trouble denying. Why? Because this time, the report was issued by the U.S. Army.

“I’m walking on the Foster Ranch between Corona and Roswell, New Mexico. Not far from what is called the debris field right over that hill. And that debris field refers to headlines back in July of 1947, about a disc – one of those mysterious UFOs – actually crashing right out here.”

– Linda Moulton Howe
(Author / Investigative Journalist, Earthfiles)

One night in early July, 1947, a major thunderstorm rolled across New Mexico. The next morning, rancher Mac Brazel went out to check on the damage.

“Mac Brazel went out to make sure everything was where it was supposed to be. And he came across this really extensive area of debris, stuff he had never seen before. He brought it to the local sheriff’s office. In 1947, Roswell was home to Roswell Army Air Field. The sheriff called the base, the base sent Major Jesse Marcel, and at that point, it basically became a military site as they gathered up every bit of debris they could find.”

– Julie Shuster (Executive Director,
International UFO Museum)

In their initial report, Army officials made a vague claim of having started the recovery of the debris “sometime last week.” But why didn’t the Army report their findings right away? And why were they so ambiguous about the timeline?

“One of the biggest things we have is the newspaper of July 8, 1947, where Colonel Blanchard issued an order to Lieutenant Walter Haught, who was a public information officer, saying basically, we have in our possession a flying saucer, it’s being taken to Fort Worth, to higher headquarters.”

– Julie Shuster (Executive Director,
International UFO Museum)

“Roswell was a real turning point for Ufology. I think that was because the military, for the first time, admitted that they had a crashed disc. And because it was admitted at the time, of course, it caused a sensation.”

 – William Bramley (Author, The Gods of Eden)

“But then, July 9, General Ramey issued a press release saying, no, it was a weather balloon. And that started the best-documented UFO cover-up ever.”

– Julie Shuster (Executive Director,
International UFO Museum)

Army officials referred to the debris as being part of a flying disc. Internal memos even referenced the crash site as having victims. So, why, less than 24 hours later, did they suddenly decide that what they had retrieved was nothing more than a weather balloon? Although Blanchard and Ramey stuck by the revised story, Lieutenant Haught stood by the contents of his initial report his entire life. And those who believe him think modern technology may have recently provided the irrefutable evidence they have been looking for.

“When Major Marcel took the debris to Fort Worth, and General Ramey spread it out to give this press conference that it was a weather balloon, there was a picture taken, and in his hand is a very little piece of paper. It’s a very little piece of paper. I mean, and this has been blown up. And it is a memo. There is a leading researcher in the field who is pulling the words out of this. And they include things like ‘team at Fort Worth,’ ‘forwarded victims of the wreck,’ pod or pan.’ And so, every year that the technology improves, General Ramey may be the one to solve it.”

– Julie Shuster (Executive Director,
International UFO Museum)

“Bob Wood, a researcher in UFOs, had received leaked documents in 1996, and shared them with me and a few others. This document called the Interplanetary Phenomena Unit, with a war department stamp dated July 22nd, 1947. ‘The most disturbing aspect of this investigation was that there were other bodies found not far from landing zone one, the Mac Brazel site between Corona and Roswell that looked as if they had been dissected as you would a frog.’ It does not define, were those bodies human? Were those bodies non-human? But suddenly, for me, this electric jolt that came into holding that document and reading at the end of the ‘90s what would explain finally that our government knew that extraterrestrial biological entities from somewhere else in the cosmos was interacting with our planet for a very long time.”

– Linda Moulton Howe
(Author / Investigative Journalist, Earthfiles)

Five years after Roswell, the United States Air Force coined the term Unidentified Flying Object or UFO. In the decades since, thousands of UFOs have been reported, photographed, and videotaped, all over the world.

“Perhaps one of the biggest, most revolutionary pieces of technology to change our view of UFOs and flying saucers is the videocam. You only have to look at what happened in Phoenix, Arizona, in March of 1997, when these huge flying boomerangs went right across Phoenix, right through the whole valley, heading south to the Mexico border. These were all caught on cameras. Network news caught these; local news caught these. You saw these on CNN; you saw these on Larry King. And yes, people called them flares – of course they did. But, the fact is, when you see something with your own eyes…even if it’s on a video camera, suddenly your perspective changes. So, now, according to recent polls – Gallup polls and Roper polls – well over 50% of Americans believe that flying saucers exist, and close to 50% believe that, the government knows that flying saucers exist, and that the government is hiding that fact.”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

But why so many UFO sightings after Roswell? Is it a coincidence? Or is the world’s growing belief in aliens providing cover for those who previously have been too afraid of ridicule to come forward? Perhaps there is another reason. Perhaps there are more sightings because there is a genuine increase in alien visitations – ever since the dawn of the Space Age.

“There had been plenty of stories of UFOs and aliens, prior to that – a lot of sightings. They weren’t as widely reported, somewhat also because World War II had been going on, prior to that. But because now we had a crash and there was more room in the newspaper, so to speak, I think that really helped the subject take off.”

William Bramley (Author, The Gods of Eden)

If, as some suggest, aliens from other worlds truly are among us and have done their best to keep themselves hidden for thousands of years – will they ever reveal their presence? More importantly, what happens if they do? And what if it is already happening?

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References:

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