This Day In Paranormal History: Roswell UFO Crash Reported in 1947by Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Jul. 08, 2010, under General Paranormal, Life, UFO News, UFOs
It was an odd press release issued by the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information office in 1947. It stated that the personnel from the field’s 509th Bomb Group had recovered a flying disc that had crashed in Roswell, New Mexico.
“RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region”
The next day, however, the Commanding General of the Eighth Air Force brought the public back down to earth by stating that it was only a radar-tracking balloon that was recovered on the ranch.
Nevermind that the day before the press release, on July 7, 1947, William Rhodes of Phoenix, Arizona took three photographs of flying discs over the Phoenix skies.
Despite multiple accounts of secret alien autopsies and strange not-of-this earth UFO debris, the matter was pretty much forgotten until 1980. The National Enquirer conducted an interview with Major Jesse Marcel, who had been involved in the debris recovery in 1947. Up until Marcel’s death in 1986, he still insisted that something from out of this world had crashed in Roswell.