Episode 79: Roswell–Weather Balloons or Clumsy Aliens?

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After many requests from listeners, the Sofa Kings finally explore the mysterious crash in Roswell, New Mexico.

This is one of the largest public government retractions and alleged cover-ups that exist in the realm of conspiracy theory. The actual facts are that a press release came out from the US Air Force on July 8, 1947, claiming a “flying saucer” crashed thirty miles outside of Roswell. Then, on July 9, the Air Force changed their story and infamously said it was a weather balloon. The story pretty much died down from there until 1978 when UFOlogist and author, Stanton Fieldman, reopened the case and gave it national attention.

So what really happened on the sheep ranch outside of Roswell? Was it as the first witness William “Mac” Brazel claimed with his simple description of a debris field? Was it what the later alleged witnesses claimed—wild stories of metal with memory, substances that couldn’t be broken or burned, and a mysterious light-weight I-Beam that had purple unidentified glyphs scrawled on it? Why did the Air force change their story? What is Project Mogul, and why might the Air Force have made up a story of alien craft just to cover up this real-world project? And what about the supposed mangled alien bodies pulled from the wreckage or the threatening Men In Black? Well, I guess you’ll just have to listen to find out.

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