UFO Alien 'Smoking Gun' Photos Unveiled — But UFOlogists Cry Foul At 'Roswell Slides' Display

Jonathan Vankin

The infamous "Roswell slides," said to be newly discovered photos of an alien creature recovered from a UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, were displayed publicly for the first time in Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday night. But the new photos have many of even the most devoted UFO researchers and enthusiasts crying foul.

The buildup to the release of the recently unearthed slides showing the carcass of some sort of a humanoid being had been immense in the community of UFO fans and those who, like Fox Mulder on The X Files, "want to believe" that Earth is regularly visited by highly advanced travelers from other worlds in their own super-sophisticated spacecraft.

But when the slides were finally put on display Tuesday in front of a reported 6,000 spectators at National Auditorium in Mexico City, the reaction was collective groan. An undetermined number of other alien hunters who paid $20 for live streaming video of the event were also unimpressed.

This is one example of what many of the UFO enthusiasts who saw the slides either in person or online found highly disappointing.

And here are a couple of examples of the response from UFO fans, that seemed typical of many who saw the display.

— Puxley (@Holographic_Me) May 6, 2015

"I thought immediately it was a child mummy. It's in some sort of display case," Biblical scholar Michael Heiser told Britain's Express newspaper. "I've shown the photo to several Egyptologists. They said the same thing. You can see why when you juxtapose the 'alien' photo with a child mummy photograph. Funny how they both have the tell-tale body cavity opening."

And Heiser was certainly not alone in his analysis.

— Floren Cabrera (@MassModificator) May 6, 2015

"People in the late 40s were not staging aliens, as far as I can tell," Dew told the UFO site OpenMinds.tv. "That image of the big head and skinny body didn't become popular in pop culture until the 60s. So we know that it is not a fake staged alien, as far as I can tell."

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