The Roswell announcement on ABC radio.
This is the original announcement of the famed Roswell, New Mexico, crashed disc, made by ABC Network Radio news anchor Taylor Grant on July 8, 1947. This first public announcement that the US government had recovered a crashed flying saucer was covered up by the Army Air Force and successfully kept the lid on the so-called Roswell Incident until 1978 - 31 years later - when former military personnel involved in the recovery began to speak openly to UFO researchers about the crash, the recovery, and the cover-up. You may have heard an edited version of this announcement before, but this is a completely un-edited transfer from the original acetate recording of the live news program.
This recording is followed by excerpts from an interview with Col. Thomas DuBose, former assistant to General Ramey - who initiated the cover-up by switching the debris of the actual crash with pieces of a downed weather balloon before reporters and photographers were allowed to see the wreckage. Dubose confirms the cover-up in one typically terse military statement in a recording made just before his death in the late 1980s.
The 1947 interview that named the saucers.
Most researchers will tell you the "Modern Age" of UFO research began on June 24, 1947, when private pilot Kenneth Arnold spotted a group of strange craft while on a solo flight over Oregon. It is in this interview, conducted by news reporter Bill Burquette, that Arnold speaks the famous phrase that forever nicknamed unidentifiedflying objects as "flying saucers".
The battle of Los Angeles.
Ray Angler, a California air-raid warden in 1942, describes an event that could be the military's first actual gunfight with an alien UFO. Hundreds of shots were fired at unknowns that hovered above the city of Los Angeles while illuminated by air-raid searchlights. Not one hit was scored. Thousands watched as this "battle" raged.
The UFO attack on Washington, DC.
August of 1952 became known as "The Summer of the Saucers" when numerous UFOs were seen - and many were tracked on radar - for several weeks over the United States capitol. They repeatedly violated restricted airspace including flying near and/or over the White House and the Capitol Building and flew at rates of speed in excess of 7,000 miles an hour! In these two interview excerpts, you'll hear Al Chop, the Pentagon's public-relations officer at the time, give an overview of the events followed by newsman John Dailey's interview of James Ritchie of the Civil Aeronautics Association, who seems at a loss to explain the strange incidents. You'll hear US Marine Major Donald Keyhoe (Ret.)., an Annapolis graduate, interviewed in a 1959 TV report about his Armstrong Circle Theater and the censorship when he was about to tell the American public the truth about UFOs and the Air Force coverup.
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