Alleged Roswell E.T. photos said to have been taken by a man named Bernard Ray between 1947 and 1949 were released last week in Mexico amidst much fanfare, exciting UFO and Alien enthusiasts the world over, hoping they finally had in their grasp “undeniable” evidence not only that aliens exist, but that they’ve visited earth.
Given that this “undeniable evidence” in the photos is an allegedly deceased E.T., the presumed visit for the dead alien hadn’t gone so well, but it turns out no extraterrestrials suffered in the creation of the photos because they were never photos of an E.T. in the first place.
Instead it turns out that the Roswell E.T. photos reflect the body of a — perhaps centuries old — mummified Native American child, reports the Daily Mail.
The great buildup that the Roswell E.T. photos, which showcased an apparently dead alien, were going to be unveiled came to a head last week in Mexico City, but much like Geraldo Rivera’s opening of Al Capone’s vaults back in the ’80s, the Roswell E.T. photos went over like a lead balloon, according to the Mirror.
An estimated 10,000 UFO and alien enthusiasts packed into the Mexico City auditorium, all of them paying serious cash to attend while others forked over $20 bucks to watch a livestream of the Roswell E.T. Photos’ unveiling.
And when it finally happened, after many speakers and other UFO and alien presentations, reaction to the Roswell E.T. photos was much like the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, or the Discovery Channel Mermaid “documentary.”
Among those who were not impressed was U.K. Ministry of Defense Head UFO Researcher, Nick Pope, who told the Mirror Online he was “underwhelmed.”
But did Pope think that this highly publicized reveal of the Roswell E.T. photos was a deliberate hoax?
“The motivations for hoaxing are complex. Some hoaxes are money-making scams, but sometimes it’s just a desire to say ‘we fooled the world. I can understand why the UFO community is disappointed and conspiracy theorists are probably already claiming the whole thing was a government plot, designed to discredit the subject and make it look ridiculous.”
With the Roswell E.T. photos so immediately being suspect, further research and study of them was forthcoming, the little white sign in the corner of the picture confirming that the body shown is actually a mummified child that passed away a long time ago.
One of those who reportedly helped legitimize the Roswell E.T. photos, was “principal investigator,” Tony Braglia, who apologized to the public following the Roswell E.T. photo fiasco, confirming that the “dead alien” was actually a Native American child that once lived in the Native American village of Mesa Verde.
Braglia called the mis-identification of the child as a dead alien in the Roswell E.T. photos “a serious case of mistaken identity,” steering away from calling it a hoax.
“I must offer my sincerest and deepest apologies to the Native American people of the Southwestern United States. One of their children, a dead child from well over a century ago, was made a spectacle. Whoever you are, you deserve to be extended dignity and respect.”
No refunds for those that came to see the now debunked Roswell E.T. photo unveiling have been reported.
[Image via the Daily Mail]