Roswell Speech Essay Research Paper In the

Roswell Speech Essay, Research Paper In the summer of 1947 a series of puzzling events took place at Roswell, New Mexico. In the early days of July one of the influential and

Roswell Speech Essay, Research Paper

In the summer of 1947 a series of puzzling events took place at

Roswell, New Mexico. In the early days of July one of the influential and

concrete UFO cases of all time evolved. It is not exactly known what took

place due to various military and government cover-up campaigns.

My proposition is that extra-terrestrial entities and their craft were

found in the desert near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. There are 3 main

points which will prove that this event took place. 1st: There were many

eyewitness accounts of the incedent. 2nd: There were news media accounts

of the incident which were silenced by the U.S. government. And 3rd: The

U.S. military and government were greatly involved in the investigation of

this incident.

#1 There were many eyewitnesses to the strange events that took place in

Roswell in the summer of 1947. This is one of the main reasons why this has

been a lanmark case in the study of UFOs. Barney Barnett, a civil engineer

and an outstanding citizen, said he saw the object while out on assignment.

Credible and respected sources knew Barnett, who was a retired WWI

veteran and past commander of the American Legion Post, and vouched for

his credibility. Barnett told of how he had spotted a bright metallic object in

the distance. His first thought was that it was a plane that had crashed in the

night. He traveled the one mile distance between himself and the object to

discover that it wasn t a plane at all, but rather a metallic disc-shaped object

about 25 or 30 feet across. As he stood, looking at the object, a group of

archeological students arrived from the opposite direction. They were all

about the wreckage and soon discovered the bodies of apparently dead aliens.

Barnett described them as: like humans but… not humans. The heads were

round, the eyes were small, and they had no hair. They were quite small by

our standards and their heads were larger in proportion to their bodies than

ours. He went on to talk about the clothing of the aliens which seemed to be

one-piece and gray in color. You couldn t see any zippers, belts, or buttons.

Very shortly a military officer arrived and cordoned off the are. Barnett and

the others were asked to leave and told not to talk about what they had seen.

Along with Barnett there were many sightings by pilots, airport

personel, and military officials. On June 24 a civilian pilot, named Kennath

Arnold, was flying over the cascade mountains, in the state of Washington,

observed 9 flying disc-shaped objects traveling in formation at a high rate of

speed. The estimated speed of the 9 objects was 1,200 mph at an altitude of

10,000 ft. Their motion was described as a saucer skipping over water. Even

though these crafts were spotted in Washington it is believed that they are the

same nine crafts sighted in New Mexico.

Mark sloan, who was the operator at Carrizozo flying field, spotted a

flying saucer between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above the ground. Grady Warren,

Nolan Lovelace, and Ray Shafter, who were all pilots, also observed the

phenomenon. Warren told of the incident: When we first noticed it at about

10:00 am we thought it resembled a feather because it was oscillating. Then

we noticed its great speed and decided it was a flying saucer. Our guesses

are that it was moving at between 200 and 600 mph.

Major Marcel of the U.S. Army was sent to a remote part of New

Mexico where he found and examined some very extraordinary materials.

There were long, slender, solid pieces like square sticks. The longest of

theses was 3 or 4 feet. The weight of these peices resembled balsa wood but

was not wood. Much of the material was a sort of parchment, with pink and

purple symbols on it. This material would not burn or even smoke. A

substance that looked like tin foil was found in abundance. It was incredibly

strong and would not burn either. Major Marcel was very insistent about the

strength of the metal they had found. He was quoted as saying: We did all

we could to bend it. It would not bend and you could not tear it or cut it

either. We even tried making a dent in it with a 16 ound sledgehammer, and

there was still no dent in it… Brazel, a local rancher who accompanied

Major Marcel to the crash site, estimated in a newspaper interview that even

though the material collected was enough to fill two cars, the whole lot

couldn t have weighed more than 5 pounds.

There are two films of an autopsy of a female alien. One lasts 18

minutes and the other lasts 3. They show a pregnant alien with a thick skull

and a brain resembling live, much unlike our own. The dark eyes are covered

with a black film which is removed to reveal two white orbs. There is female

genitalia, but no navel and no hair. There are no coils of intestines. There are

6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot. This film has been studied by

experts who say that if it s a fake it s a brilliant one.

My 2nd point is that there were news accounts of the situation which

were silenced by the U.S. government. Lieutenant Walter Haut issued a

release, without authorization, to the press whch told of the crashed UFO. In

this release Lieutenent Haut confirmed, and I quote, the many rumors

regarding the flying disc became a reality. He went on to tell that the

Roswell Army Air Field was fortunate enough to gain possesion of a disc.

This release was picked up and appeared in many newspapers across the U.S.

and also in the London times. Haut was soon silenced by several blistering

phone calls from Washington. There was a news blackout almost

immediately.

Another example of the military trying to keep things quiet took place

around 4:00 pm on July 7th. John McBoyle, a local reporter, called Lydia

Sleepy at KOAT radio station in Albuquerque. He told her that a flying

saucer had crashed near Roswell. He claimed to have been there and

described it as a big crumpled dishpan. He also mentioned something about

little men being on board. As Lydia was using the teletype to relay the

information, it suddenly stopped. When she got back on the phone with

McBoyle he seemed not only excited but under pressure and apparently

speaking to someone else at the same time. The teletype then went on by

itself and addressed Lydia directly. This is what it said: Attention

Albuqueque: Do not transmit. Repeat do not transmit this message. Stop

communications immediately. Lydia asked McBoyle what she should do at

that time. McBoyle s reply was, and I quote, forget about it. You never

heard it. Look, you re not supposed to know. Don t talk about it to anyone.

Later McBoyle told Lydia that he had seen a plane with the wreckage in it

take off destined for Wright Field.

My 3rd and last point is that the U.S. military played the biggest role in

the investigation of the crashed UFO. All of the following information was

taken from Top Secret military documents concerning a military group called

Majestic-12. This group was formed to thoroughly investigate and examine

the wreckage and evidence. During the investigation they discover that 4

small human-like being had apparently ejected from the craft at some point

before it exploded. The 4 bodies were analyzed. It was the tentative

conclusion of this group on November 30, 1947, that although these creatures

were humanlike in appearance, the biological and evolutionary processes

responsible for their development had been quite different from those

observed in humans. The group decided to refer to them as Extra-terrestrial

Biological Entities, or EBE s.

During the military s investiation many things were also concluded

about the nature and origin of the craft. The craft was concluded to be a short

range reconnaissance craft. This was mainly based on the craft s size and

lack of any identifiable provisioning. It was cetain that this craft did not

originate on earth. The group was unable to established a method of

propulsion or guidance since no moving parts were found. Reserch along

these lines was complicated by the complete absence of identifiable wings,

propellers, jets, or other conventional methods of propulsion, as well as a

total lack of metallic wiring, vacuum tubes, or similar recognizable electronic

components. The propultion unit was assumed to have been completely

destroyed by the explosion that caused the crash. They determined that the

craft crashed after following a long trajectory through the earth s atmosphere

due to surrveillance equipment and numerous sightings from individuals in

other states, which we heard of earlier. There is such a great need for

information on these crafts that the U.S. Air Force Project SIGN,

Majestic-12, and Blue Book have all evolved to study this phenomena.

What happened near Roswell that year is still somewhat of a mystery.

There are many conflicting stories and publication, many of which came from

our own govenment. Considering all the facts, some things are for certain. A

UFO and its wreckage were seen by hundreds of people in the world s most

landmark case of extra-terrestrial encounters.