The Roswell Incident
The Roswell Incident. If s the most widely reported, most publicized U.F.O. story of all time.
The story goes that between 11:17 p.m. and 11:27 p.m. on July 4, 1947 an extraterrestrial spacecraft, a U.F.O., crashed near Roswell, New Mexico.
Researchers claim there are witnesses (more than 400) in at least five or six separate locations that saw an object in the air and then saw it fall from the sky.
The U.S. Government maintains it was not a U.F.O. but a weather balloon.
Walter G. Haut was the Public Relations officer who released the information of the crash to the world on that day in July.
Today Mr. Haut is the President of the International U.F.O. Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico.We spoke with him about what really happened in Roswell, New Mexico on that summer day in July 1947.
Q. How many people have stepped forward to verify this
A. I would guess that there are probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 people who have come forth as having had some part in the over all picture.
Q. Do you believe there was a U.F.O. crash in Roswell in 1947? Are you convinced
that there was a government cover-up?
A. I do believe that a U.F.O. crashed outside of Roswell in 1947. My main reason for this belief is the fact that Major Jessee Marcel, the Intelligence Officer at the base was a neighbor of mine. I knew him rather well He was not the type of individual who would make up stories or secure any type of notoriety. He was just a very honest individual who would not fabricate some thing such as this. He handled the material. He let his son handle the material. His wife. In talking to them and their description of the material and how adamant he was when I would question him as to whether that material was extraterrestrial or something that could have been manufactured here in the United States, he would simply state, "We have no way of manufacturing any thing like this. This material was not from this planet. I feel quite frankly that the government did have a great cover-up. They played their cards real well. They did not; to the best of my knowledge coerce any of the witnesses. I believe they let it run it's own course wherein they laughed at the people who said it was something from outer space. Everybody took that as pretty much the story and that there were a couple of people who were just a little far out that believed in this.