The infamous UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico was the flashpoint in a debate over whether UFO's are real and how todays technology was really developed.

Summer, 1947, during a really bad thunderstorm, a UFO supposedly crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. July 8th, a rancher brought wreckage to police and the RAAF.

From it, many think, we reverse engineered the space craft and studied the bodies to arrive at many of the technological advances we enjoy and fly in today.

Initially the Army Air Force, (changed to United States Air Force later), announced they had found remnants of a UFO and published a photo of an Army officer holding some wreckage.

Almost immediately, that statement was retracted and replaced with the famous "weather balloon" story. That story later changed to "spy balloon".

The wreckage in the picture doesn't really look like the material described by either the rancher who found it or other witness reports.

There were alien bodies too and all, apparently, came through Fort Bliss, Texas on their way to Fort Riley in Kansas.

Colonel Phil Corso held the position of Post Duty Officer at Fort Riley the night everything, including a dead alien, arrived.

Colonel Corso tells that there were five extraterrestrials, 4-1/2 feet tall with greyish-brown skin, four-fingered hands and oversized hairless heads, found at the Roswell UFO crash site, two of them still alive. One tried to run away and was shot by nervous soldiers. The other was still alive but dying when he arrived in the back of an Army truck at Roswell -

Col. Corso said the dead alien body was preserved in a thick, light-blue liquid.

Col. Corso serve on President Eisenhower's National Security Council and at the  Foreign Technology Desk at the U.S. Army's Research & Development department.

Following that, he wrote "The Day After Roswell" so, he seems pretty reliable.

Whether any, all or none of this is true ... personally, I believe it ... it does seem Fort Bliss played at least a small role in a huge drama.

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