If you're a UFO enthusiast and you swear to the almighty-something that that was definitely an alien spacecraft that landed in Roswell, New Mexico 65 years ago, then you've finally got some back-up in the form of an ex-CIA agent that claims the UFO discovered in Area 51 was, and is, the real McCoy.
65 years ago yesterday, the Roswell Daily Record reported that military officials captured a flying saucer at a remote New Mexico ranch. The event and its subsequent conspiracy are the crux at which all UFO theories rest, and a former CIA agent has come forward to confess that the local paper had it right - that really was an alien spacecraft, reports the Huffington Post. "It was not a damn weather balloon -- it was what it was billed when people first reported it," said Chase Brandon, a 35-year CIA veteran. "It was a craft that clearly did not come from this planet, it crashed and I don't doubt for a second that the use of the word 'remains' and 'cadavers' was exactly what people were talking about."
The government has stuck with its original story since July 8, 1947, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that the Air Force had recovered “an object purporting to be a flying disc ... near Roswell, N.M. The disc is hexagonal in shape and was suspended from a ballon [sic] by a cable,” the FBI noted, and “the object found resembles a high altitude weather balloon with a radar reflector," reports the LA Times. And of course, the CIA hasn't answered requests to confirm Brandon's claims, reports the Examiner.
Still, Brandon says he stumbled upon a key piece of evidence regarding the incident while he was poking around in a special vault at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., called the Historical Intelligence Collection room.
"It was a vaulted area and not everybody could get in it," Brandon said. "One day, I was looking around in there and reading some of the titles that were mostly hand-scribbled summations of what was in the boxes. And there was one box that really caught my eye. It had one word on it: Roswell." Curiosity got the better of him, and Brandon opened the box. "I took the box down, lifted the lid up, rummaged around inside it, put the box back on the shelf and said, 'My god, it really happened!” continuing, "Some written material and some photographs, and that's all I will ever say to anybody about the contents of that box," concluding, "But it absolutely, for me, was the single validating moment that everything I had believed, and knew that so many other people believed had happened, truly was what occurred."
What do you think? Do Brandon's claims confirm the existence of extra-terrestrial life? What do you believe? Sound off below!
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