The Roswell UFO Crash



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
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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 the events which took place near Roswell were returned

with a reply stating that no records exist of the alleged incident. Many requests were made for

information concerning the events which took place by a group of individuals who went on to

write a newsletter called the Roswell Reporter. Project Bluebook, a government project which

contained all UFO reports of that period, contained no records of this incident, despite the fact


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that it is the most talked about UFO occurrence in history (Roswell Reporter pg. 2). This project

became declassified and