Roswell Incident Research Paper

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1947 was a time of war in the United States as tensions began to rise between the US and the USSR at the beginning of the Cold War. 1947 would also be a year where the people of Roswell, New Mexico would experience an event that would forever put the small town on the map. The Roswell Incident interests many people not only because of the crash of a strange balloon, but also because the government’s involvement and possible cover-ups as well as the stories that came after. In July of 1947 a farmer by the name of Mac Brazel went to check on his sheep after a night of thunderstorms. When Mac got to his sheep pasture he found something unusual, a crashed object that some described as “metallic sticks held together with tape; chunks of plastic and foil reflectors; and scraps of a heavy, glossy, paper-like material.” (Roswell). Confused on what to do Brazel immediately contacted the sheriff department who then contacted the Roswell Army Air Force Base (RAAFB) located not far from the crash site. On July 8th the local newspaper reported the incident, saying “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region”.…show more content…
Any evidence of the crash was transported to Carswell Air Force Base in Dallas, Texas. Brigadier General Roger Ramey and Major Marcel also announced that the incident was a result of a crashed weather balloon. While some were convinced, others had a hard time believing Ramey. In the following decades, multiple books were published about the Roswell Incident that also included witnesses from all around. In 1978 the excitement of Roswell began to pick up when Stanton Friedman, a UFO researcher, was able to get an interview with one of Major Marcel’s friends about Marcel’s experience in
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