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                                        ‘X’ CHRONICLES NEWSPAPER

                                        Where Fact Is Fiction and Fiction Is Reality - Publishing Since 1990

         Vol. 33, No. 4        ISSN 1499-8599         A REL-MAR McConnell Media Company Publication - Digital Version              April / May 2022

                           THERE NEVER WAS A

                                            CRASHED UFO


                 ALIENS - DEAD OR ALIVE

                                     IN ROSWELL, NM



                   PROVES IT WAS MOGUL!

        Roswell incident, events surrounding the crash announced that the “saucer” had actually been a alleged alien autopsy film (1995) that purported
        and recovery of a U.S. Army Air Forces high- weather balloon carrying a radar target—a to show the dissection of an alien corpse from
        altitude balloon in 1947 near Roswell, New device somewhat like a box kite, made of foiled the Roswell incident. The 17-minute video was
        Mexico, which became the centre of a paper fastened to a balsa wood frame.  The later claimed to be a fraud by its director.
        conspiracy theory involving UFOs and Roswell Morning Dispatch noted the new claim
        extraterrestrials. The U.S. military fostered the in a July 9, 1947, story entitled “Army Debunks Rather than ending the conspiracy theories,
        intrigue by initially claiming that the recovered Roswell Flying Disk as  World Simmers with however, these hoaxes sparked increased
        debris was from a “flying disc” before Excitement.” However, the article also included interest in the incident, and Roswell became
        announcing that the wreckage belonged to a an interview with Brazel, who did not believe synonymous with UFOs and aliens. Indeed, the
        weather balloon. In 1994 it was finally revealed that the debris he discovered was from a weather incident became a significant part of the city’s
        that the balloon was part of the top-secret balloon. (The portions of the debris most economy. In 1992 the International UFO
        Project Mogul, which sought to detect Soviet puzzling to Brazel may in fact have been from a Museum and Research Center opened in
        nuclear bomb tests.  That revelation, however, radar target.)                                     Roswell, and since 1996 Roswell has been the
        did little to end the conspiracy theories.                                                        site of an annual UFO festival.
                                                         The Roswell incident subsequently faded from
        In 1947 the United States and other countries the headlines, though the interest in UFOs and Ironically, Berlitz and Moore were right about
        were in the midst of a “flying saucer” craze, as aliens continued.  Then  The Roswell Incident one thing: the government’s claim that a weather
        people reported seeing strange objects in the sky was published in 1980.  The book’s authors, balloon crashed at Roswell was incorrect. In
        that they claimed were spacecraft piloted by Charles Berlitz and William L. Moore, labeled 1994 the air force admitted that the recovered
        aliens. It was against this background that a the weather balloon explanation a “cover story.” material was in reality from a U.S. spy balloon.
        rancher, W.W. (“Mac”) Brazel, discovered some They argued that the original debris, which they Part of Project Mogul, it was an attempt to
        unusual debris near Roswell, New Mexico, in believed was from a crashed flying saucer, had monitor anticipated nuclear tests by the Soviet
        June.  The material included tinfoil, rubber been flown to  Wright Field (later  Wright- Union. In 1997 a definitive air force report—
        strips, and sticks. The following month he took Patterson Air Force Base) near Dayton, Ohio, “The Roswell Report: Case Closed”—ventured
        the items to the Roswell sheriff, who in turn and material from a weather balloon was the opinion that stories of alien bodies may have
        contacted the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF). “hastily substituted.”  Although the book was come from civilian witnesses who saw
        After collecting the wreckage, the RAAF issued widely disputed, it sparked additional parachute crash test dummies, a severely injured
        an extraordinary press release that stated that a conspiracy theories—as well as a number of airman parachutist, and charred bodies from an
        “flying disc” had been retrieved from a local hoaxes. Notably, in 1984, documents surfaced airplane crash during the 1950s.  The report
        ranch. The Roswell Daily Record immediately that were alleged to be classified memos proposed that the witnesses “consolidated” the
        picked up the press release, and on July 8 the concerning Majestic 12 (MJ-12), a secret separate events—the Project Mogul materials,
        story was printed with the headline “RAAF operation launched by President Harry S. the crash test dummies, the airman, and the
        Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Truman to handle the Roswell incident.  The charred bodies—in their memories. For many
        Region.”                                         documents, however, were later determined to “UFOlogists,” however, these explanations were
                                                         be fake, and no evidence was found to support seen as part of a continued cover-up by the U.S.
        Almost immediately, however, the military the existence of MJ-12. This was followed by an government.[]
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