The date was July 7, 1947. In a little town of Roswell, New Mexico it was reported that an alien spacecraft had crashed.
The “Roswell Incident” has been the subject of many books, movies, and TV shows over the years. The military explained the crash as merely a conventional weather balloon.
In the late 1970’s many ufologists began elaborating on conspiracy theories. They claimed that one, or more, alien spacecraft had crash-landed, and that the extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military.
In the 1990’s, the U.S. military published reports disclosing the true nature of the crash, once again claiming it was a weather balloon. However, the Roswell incident continues to be of interest to many. Roswell has been called “the world’s most famous, most exhaustively investigated, and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim”.
To read more, here is the Wikipedia.org page for the Roswell UFO Incident.
Barney and Betty Hill
Another big UFO story from the 1960’s, was the alien abduction of Barney and Betty Hill, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, on September of 1961.
The Hills were traveling home from vacation about 10:30 at night when they saw an object in the sky. They began to follow the object down the mountain road. At one point Barney observed the aliens through the window of the spacecraft through a pair of binoculars. When the Hills tried to leave, it was at that point the couple things the aliens abducted them. The Hills stated they had been kidnapped, and held for a short time by the UFO. It was the first widely publicized report of alien abduction. Their story was later written about in the best-selling 1966 book The Interrupted Journey. It was also made into a 1975 television movie called “The UFO Incident“.
We had a chance to speak to Betty Hill on “The Rick and Scott Show” back in February of 1999 (She passed away in 2004). She tells her story of what happened that night…
Here is more about the incident from Wikipedia.org.
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