Roswell Incident, USAF report

Roswell Report Case Closed

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In July 1994, the US Air Force released the results of its own investigation into the Roswell Incident of 1947 and concluded that while the original official account of a crashed weather balloon was indeed a cover-story, there was no reason to suspect extraterrestrial involvement. In The Roswell Report: Case Closed, the Air Force investigators state that "Project Mogul offers the most likely explanation for the Roswell Incident" (see Mogul, Project). In particular, the finger of suspicion is pointed at Flight 4 of this secret Pentagon program as being the source of the debris which spawned the myth of a crashed flying saucer.


According to the project's director, Flight 4 was launched on June 4, 1947 and never recovered. Its last airborne position, as recorded by a B17 that had been tracking it, was about 27 km from the site where wreckage was found 10 days later. "This research indicated absolutely no evidence of any kind that a spaceship crashed near Roswell or that any alien occupants were recovered therefrom," concluded Richard Weaver, director of security at the Air Force.