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Monday, July 07, 2008

On this Day July 7, 1947:UFO Sighted in Roswell, N.M.

July 07, 2008 12:10 AM
Dulcinea Staff

On July 7, 1947, William Brazel reported seeing a UFO at his New Mexico ranch, sparking widespread public rumors about aliens and a U.S. government cover-up.

William “Mac” Brazel said he stared in awe as a massive, shining object cut through the muggy summer sky above his ranch in Roswell, N.M.

He alerted local sheriff George Wilcox, and within hours the Roswell Army Air Field announced that it had come into possession of “a flying saucer.”

The Roswell incident set off a wave of public suspicion about the existence of extraterrestrial life forms.

A 1947 Federal Bureau of Investigation report stated that the alleged flying saucer had in fact been a radar-tracking balloon used by the military.

The public was not convinced and accused the government of lying to cover up its retrieval of an alien spacecraft.

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