Here’s an interesting bit of trivia. Today, July 8th, was the very day 66 years ago that the legendary UFO crash supposedly took place in Roswell, New Mexico.
I don’t know if it’s a cosmic coincidence or another incredible bit of providence on my part, but I’ve just been contacted by a man who claims to have some actual debris from another UFO that crashed somewhere here in Texas over a hundred years ago! He contacted me after he learned about the Museum of the Weird from the Minnesota Iceman article in The Huffington Post last week.
I’m thinking perhaps this guy is either trying to take me for a sucker or he’s just plain nuts, but I’m definitely going to follow up on this either way… you never know!
Speaking of the Huffington Post, here is their report on the Roswell anniversary:
Exactly 66 years ago today, the Roswell Daily Record shocked the American public with its headline, “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch In Roswell Region.” Decades later, there are still conspiracy theories and questions surrounding the legendary Roswell UFO incident in New Mexico. According to the July 8, 1947 edition of the local paper, a rancher told authorities at the Roswell Army Air Field that he’d discovered a crashed flying saucer on his property. Army Maj. Jesse Marcel, an intelligence officer, reportedly recovered the “disc” and flew it to headquarters. It was never seen again, and the air field issued a press release later stating that the saucer was actually a weather balloon. READ THE FULL ROSWELL DAILY RECORD STORY HERE Marcel’s son, Jesse Marcel Jr. later told HuffPost Weird News reporter Lee Speigel that he was shown pieces of the UFO by his father. “There were these I-beams about 12 to 18 inches long, and the most unusual part of that was the symbols or writing on the inner surface,” he said previously. “I thought, at first, it was like Egyptian hieroglyphics, but when I looked closer, it seemed more like geometric symbols of some kind — it was very strange.”