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
#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
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.