Exactly 60 years ago, a light aircraft was flying over the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, at a height of around 3000m. Suddenly, a brilliant flash of light illuminated the aircraft.Visibility was good and as pilot Kenneth Arnold scanned the sky to find the source of the light, he saw a group of nine shiny metallic objects flying information. He estimated their speed as being around 2600km/h - nearly three times faster than the top speed of any jet aircraft at the time.Soon, similar reports began to come in from all overAmerica. This wasn't just the world's first UFO sighting, this was the birth of a phenomenon, one that still exercises an extraordinary fascination.
authorities issued a press release, which began: "The many rumours
regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the
intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force,
Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a
The headlines screamed: "Flying Disc captured by Air Force".
Yet, just 24 hours later,
the military changed their story and claimed the object they'd first
thought was a "flying disc" was a weather balloon that had crashed on a
The key witness was Major Jesse Marcel, the intelligenceofficer who had gone to the ranch to recover the wreckage.
He described the metal as being wafer thin but incredibly tough.
It was as light as balsa wood, but couldn't be cut or burned.
These and similar accounts of the incident have largely been dismissed by all except the most dedicated believers.
Astonishing new twist
But last week came an astonishing new twist to the Roswell mystery.
Lieutenant Walter Haut was
the public relations officer at the base in 1947 and was the man who
issued the original and subsequent press releases after the crash on
the orders of the base commander, Colonel William Blanchard.
Haut died last year but left a sworn affidavit to be opened only after his death.
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