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Roswell 60 years later

Thursday, July 26, 2007

On June 21, 1947, an airplane pilot named Kenneth Arnold was flying near Mt. Rainier in Washington when he spotted nine shiny metallic objects traveling in formation at approximately 1,600 miles per hour, three times faster than any jet aircraft at the time. He declared they looked "like a saucer would if skipping across the water."

The news media picked up on the story and described the objects as "flying saucers." Over the next several weeks, hundreds of reports of flying saucers appeared in newspapers across the United States.

On July 4, 1947, several reliable witnesses saw a distant object crash to the earth near Roswell, New Mexico.

This unidentified object was spotted on Army Air Force radar and an armed unit was dispatched to the area.

Later, Mack Brazel discovered a large amount of unusual debris scattered over his ranch near Roswell.

Major Jesse Marcel, intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group at the Roswell Army Air Field, had personally gone to the Brazel Ranch to recover the wreckage. He described the metal as being incredibly tough, yet paper thin. It couldn't be burned or cut, and contained strange inscriptions.

On July 8, 1947, Lieutenant Walter Haut, public relations officer, issued a statement to the press that began, "The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc."

The following day, on the orders from the base commander, Colonel William Blanchard, Lt. Haut issued a subsequent press release explaining that the previously reported flying disc had actually been a weather balloon.

Lt. Haut died recently. He left a sworn affidavit to be opened only after his death. That statement was made public in June of 2007. In it, Haut asserts that the weather balloon claim was a bogus story to cover up the truth.

According to Haut, the real unidentified flying object (UFO) had been recovered by the military and stored in a hanger. Haut also declared that he had seen the recovered craft, as well as several recovered alien bodies.

He described the craft as being a 15-foot by 6-foot egg-shaped object with no windows, no wings, no tail and no landing gear. The recovered bodies were approximately four feet tall with disproportionately large heads.

For decades, local Roswell undertaker Glenn Dennis claimed that he had been summoned by an officer at the Army Air Field to deliver four "child-sized" coffins to the base, which he did, shortly after the crash incident.

Haut's sworn affidavit went on to mention a meeting he had with base commander Col. Blanchard and the Commander of the Eighth Army Air Force, General Roger Ramey, and others. They examined the wreckage material and were unable to identify it. Plans were made to divert public attention away from the incident and recover debris from both sites. There had also been a second crash site that was kept from the public.

Col. Phillip J. Corso was a Pentagon Army Intelligence officer and former Inspector General of the 7th Army. He wrote a book in 1997 (shortly before his death) titled The Day After Roswell. He went into great detail about the cover-up of the UFO crash near Roswell, and about how he and Lt. Gen. Arthur Trudeau, the chief of U.S. Army Research and Development, used some of the debris from the crash to conduct further military research.

Either Haut, Marcel, Brazel, Dennis and Corso are all liars and trying to pull an elaborate prank on the American public or they're telling the truth. And if they're telling the truth, it means that one or more UFOs crashed in New Mexico in 1947 and our government has withheld the truth from us for some 60 years now.

Astronomers believe there are 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (21 zeros) stars in our universe. That's about 160 billion stars for every single person living on planet Earth. And every star could have multiple planets.

Many physicists believe there may be as many as 11 dimensions beyond our senses. Some believe there are multiple parallel universes. It's not inconceivable that intelligent beings can travel between alternate dimensions.

Surely the human race on this tiny planet in this dimension isn't the only "intelligent" life-form in existence.

It's time for the government to come clean with the truth. After all, this is a democracy and they work for us.

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Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He can be contacted at bret@centurytel.net or newsopinion@yahoo.com.