“On July 8, 1947, public information officer Lt. Walter Haut issued a press release under orders from base commander Col. William Blanchard, which said basically that we have in our possession a flying saucer. The next day another press release was issued, this time from Gen. Roger Ramey, stating it was a weather balloon. That was the start of the best known and well-documented UFO coverup.”
1947 Roswell UFO Incident
The Government’s Take on Roswell
The key to the Roswell mystery lies in understanding not just the actions of the military, but their mindset in relation to the UFO phenomenon. In 1947, the idea that UFOs might be extraterrestrial was very much a ‘minority report’ view within government. The majority view was that UFOs were experimental prototype aircraft or missiles – either Soviet, or the result of a US program so compartmentalized that its existence was known only to a few. Nick Pope ran the British government’s UFO project and will analyze the Roswell incident from the perspective of government, where those involved would have viewed the incident in the context of the Cold War, in terms of threats and opportunities. Finally, Nick will examine what would happen if an incident like Roswell was to happen today – what if any contingency plans exist for first contact, and what would be the likely societal consequences?
The Alternative View
ROSWELL: ‘Aliens DID crash UFO but truth would end RELIGION and cripple stock markets’
AN ALIEN spacecraft definitely crashed in the New Mexico desert near Roswell, but the truth has been covered up amid fears it could end religion and cripple global finances, an expert has claimed.
By JON AUSTIN
PUBLISHED: 03:55, Sat, Jan 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 12:23, Sat, Jan 21, 2017