Monday, July 7, 2014

The Incident at Roswell

Today on Far Future Horizons we commemorate the 67th anniversary of the alleged Roswell UFO incident that helped ignite the UFO Conspiracy Craze of the modern era.

The Roswell UFO incident allegedly took place in the United States when an airborne object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, on July 7, 1947. Explanations of what actually took place are based on both official and unofficial communications. Although the crash is attributed to a U.S. military surveillance balloon by the U.S. government, the most famous explanation of what occurred is that the object was a spacecraft containing extraterrestrial life. Since the late 1970s, the Roswell incident has been the subject of much controversy, and conspiracy theories have arisen about the event.

The United States Armed Forces still maintains that what was recovered near Roswell was debris from the crash of an experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon belonging to what was then a classified (top secret) program named Project Mogul.

In stark contrast, many UFO proponents maintain that an alien craft was found, its occupants were captured, and that the military engaged in a massive cover-up. The Roswell incident has turned into a widely known pop culture phenomenon, making the name "Roswell" synonymous with UFOs. Roswell has become the most publicized and controversial of all alleged UFO incidents.

For your viewing pleasure we present two video features to mark today’s anniversary.

The first feature for today is the National Geographic Channel’s documentary The Real Roswell Conspiracy and the second the 1994 television film Roswell produced by Paul Davids based on what was claimed to be a true story about the Roswell UFO incident, the supposed U.S. military capture of a flying saucer and its alien crew following a crash near the town of Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947.

National Geographic - The Real Roswell Conspiracy
On July 8th, 1947, the U.S. Army claimed to have found a flying saucer. Within hours they retracted the statement. Sixty years later, the debate is still raging. Did the U.S. Military recover extra-terrestrials and their spaceship? If true, the U.S. government has kept one of the greatest secrets in history - that we are not alone in the universe. If not, a footnote has become a legend. - National Geographic: The Real Roswell Conspiracy

Roswell (1994), staring Martin Sheen is available on DVD from Amazon Books

Roswell (1994)
Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found is nothing more than a downed weather balloon, Marcel maintains his military duty until the weight of the truth, however out of this world it may be, forces him to piece together what really occurred. Adapted from "real-life events" portrayed in the book UFO Crash at Roswell  by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt.

Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up - FULL TV Showtime... by cosmo2161

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