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The Roswell Coverup
You feel the blazing desert sun of Corona, New Mexico beating down on your
already weary body. All of a sudden it starts to rain. The cool water refreshes you. Out of
the corner of your eye you see a saucer shaped flying disc in the distance. You have heard
of hundreds of these sightings all over the country. You gaze in awe because you have now
beheld the breathtaking beauty that these discs possess. The saucer you realize is coming
directly toward you at a tremendous speed. It flies over missing your head by about 10
feet. After it is over your head you realize that it did not make a sound. If you had lived in
New Mexico during the summer of 1947 this incident might have occurred. Only the
government, the RAAF (Roswell Army Air Field), and the 509th Bomb Squad knows if this
incident really took place, and if it did, were there aliens and what were the reasons for the
On June 25,1947, the local dentist, Dr. R. F. Sensenbaugher reported a
saucer-shaped object about 1/2 the size of the full moon flying over Silver City, New
Mexico. On June 26, Leon Oetniger and 3 other witnesses reported a large, silver,
ball-shaped object clearly not a balloon or dirigible traveling over the Grand Canyon.
June 27, 1947: A white disc glowing like an electric light bulb was reported to have
passed over Pope, New Mexico, by local resident W. C. Dobbs at 9:50 a.m.
Minutes later, the same or a similar object was sighted traveling southwest
over the White Sands Missile Range by Captain E. B. Detchmendy, who reported it
to his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Harold R. Turner. At 10:00 a.m.,
Mrs. David Appelzoller of San Miguel, New Mexico, reported that a similar object
had passed over that city, again heading southwest. Colonel Turner of White Sands
initially reacted by announcing that no rockets had been launched from that base since June
12. Later, fearing hysteria, he officially identified the object as a daytime meteorite.(Berlitz
Also on June 27, Major George B. Wilcox of Warren, Arizona, reported a series of 8 or 9
discs traveling at high speed above the mountain tops. Then on June 28, A pilot flying in
the vicinity of Alamagorda, New Mexico reported seeing a ball of fire with a fiery blue tail
behind it pass beneath him and then disintegrate into the sky. (19)
On July 2, 1947, Mac Brazel was sitting at home watching TV during a
thunderstorm when he heard a crash that was louder than thunder and sounded different
from the other rumbling. There had been a lot of strange noises since they had begun atomic
research in New Mexico for World War II. After the storm, the next day Brazel and
Timothy D. Proctor were riding the range to determine which fields had received rain.
(Randle 37) During the ride, Brazel came across a field filled with debris of some sort.
Some of the debris was shiny but most of it looked like dull metal. There were big chunks
and little pieces as if something had exploded while still in the air.
The debris when examined surprised Brazel because of its strange properties. The
material was described to be as thin as the foil in a cigarette pack and just as light. It was
strong, however, that Brazel could not scratch it with a knife or even blacken it with
On July 6, Brazel finally decided to go to the police in Roswell. When Sheriff
George A. Wilcox saw the debris he suggested they call the RAAF (Roswell Army Air
Field). It only took a few minutes for the military to arrive, afterwards Wilcox said that they
got there so fast it seemed like they had been waiting for the call. After all the samples were
brought in and examined no one could identify the material.
The next morning on July 7, Brazel took them out to the crash site. The crash site
was observed to be 3/4 of a mile long and two to three hundred feet wide. One of the
military officers also made the statement that it was as light as a feather but could not be
dented or flexed. Marcel (it never mentions his first name) and a CIC (Counter-Intellegence
Corps) agent spent the rest
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