MYS049: On July 8, 1947, the Air Force announced a flying saucer crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, and then retracted the story. Was it an alien? Was it a weather balloon? Or was it something else? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the claims and evidence for what happened in Roswell.
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Links for this episode:
- U.S. Air Force’s reports on Roswell (Mogul and dummies hypotheses)
- James Mahaffey’s book “Atomic Adventures” (pre-Air Force Mogul confirmation)
- Summary of the Air Force Crash-Test Dummies Theory
- Kevin Randle’s book “Roswell in the 21st Century” (extraterrestrial hypothesis)
- Nick Redfern’s book “The Roswell UFO Conspiracy” (medical experiment hypothesis)
- Nick Redfern’s book “Body-Snatchers in the Desert” (medical experiment hypothesis)
- Annie Jacobsen’s book “Area 51” (Russian infiltration hypothesis)
- Critique of Jacobsen
- Wikipedia on the Roswell UFO Incident:
- July 8, 1947 FBI telegram
- July 9, 1947 story from the Roswell Daily Record
- July 9, 1947 retraction article from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Images from July 9, 1947 press conference
- “Unsolved Mysteries” on Roswell
- Wikipedia on Project Mogul
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