The Truth about the UFO Crash at Roswell
A craft from outer space crash-landed near Roswell, New Mexico, on July 4, 1947. This fascinating new book contains never-before printed, first-hand accounts from credible witnesses, including respected members of the local medical, law-enforcement, military, and scientific communities. The eyewitnesses describe five extraterrestrial beings, the interior of their spaceship, and loose pieces of debris with inexplicable properties. Five aliens were found amongst the wreckage of their destroyed spacecraft.
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A craft from outer space crash-landed near Roswell, New Mexico, on July 4, 1947. This fascinating new book contains never-before printed, first-hand accounts from credible witnesses, including respected members of the local medical, law-enforcement, military, and scientific communities. The eyewitnesses describe five extraterrestrial beings, the interior of their spaceship, and loose pieces of debris with inexplicable properties. Five aliens were found amongst the wreckage of their destroyed spacecraft. The descriptions of the bodies - including a doctor's autopsy report - offer intriguing new insights into alien anatomy and may present clues to their homeworld. The interior of the craft was bordered with indecipherable purple hieroglyphics. Pieces of the wreckage were tested by various witnesses who confirm the debris was unlike anything seen anywhere before: metal that acted like elastic, returning to its original shape after being crushed; foil-thin metals that dissipated heat and would not melt or scorch at any temperature. The site was first discovered by a young man and his girlfriend on a weekend camping trip. A group of archaeologists searching for Native American artifacts arrived a short time later. When the military arrived, the archaeologists were held for questioning and sworn to secrecy. The remains of the ship were packed up along with the crew and shipped to an air base. Then the area was cleared and the cover story began. The first reports of the crash made news around the world. Then the army contradicted the early accounts, officially announcing that the debris was simply a downed weather balloon. This explanation discredited, the crash has, over the years, been variously declared to be a Japanese balloon bomb, a V-2 rocket, an experimental "flying wing" plane, and an early, unmanned American spaceship. The authors, who have devoted years to researching the incident, conclusively demonstrate that none of the mundane explanations sufficiently
From The Critics
In 1991, Randle, a retired air force captain, and Schmitt, director of special investigations at the Center for UFO Studies, collaborated on UFO Crash at Roswell. Their current volume is even more convincing than its predecessor. A number of those who gave evidence visited the crash site before it was closed off, and some even picked up pieces of the material from the UFO, which was believed to have landed in 1947, and found it completely unlike any substance made on earth. Equally unsettling was the attitude of the military, which purportedly confiscated everything and threatened everyone (including young children) with death for revealing any details of the incident. Less credible are the descriptions of the ``aliens'' from the spacecraft as close to anthropomorphic. But this book could provoke as much controversy as the first one did. TV rights to Showtime; paperback rights to Avon. (June)
Did a UFO crash in 1947 near Roswell, New Mexico? Did the U.S. Army Air Force recover the craft and its dead or dying crew? Was there a subsequent cover-up? Randle and Schmitt examine and compare the available evidence in this expanded version of their UFO Crash at Roswell (Avon, 1991). Randle, an Air Force reservist, and Schmitt, director of special investigations, Center for UFO Studies, present the most thorough and objective account currently available. The authors have had to rely on a lot of secondhand information but generally avoid speculation. They interviewed hundreds of people-including military personnel, civilians, and pilots-and examined government documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. Most disturbing are the statements of witnesses who claim they were threatened with bodily harm if they ever talked about what they saw. Possible alternative explanations are examined (Japanese balloon bombs, V-2 rockets, experimental aircraft) and discarded as implausible. Essential for public libraries, but academic libraries should also consider.-Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.