Scraps of metal unearthed from the Roswell crash site are said to have anomalies that could prove that they do not come from the Earth.
Geologist Frank Kimbler, assistant professor of Earth Science at the New Mexico Military Institute, has been studying the infamous crash site for seven years. He has been going back and forth to the site around 75 miles north of Roswell, New Mexico dozens of times to collect samples of materials that could be examined for proof of alien life,
Kimbler believes he has found evidence that could provide evidence that the aircraft that crashed over Roswell more than 70 years ago was extraterrestrial in nature.
Metals From Alien Spaceship?
In an interview with New Mexico news outlet KRQE, Kimbler says he believes he has found a portion of what many people believe is a UFO that crashed near Roswell in 1947. Using a metal detector, Kimbler says he has collected 20 pieces of 20 metallic fragments the size of a fingernail that may not have earthly origins.
Government agencies have since debunked conspiracy theories claiming alien spacecraft crash-landed into the site. However, UFO enthusiasts continue to be skeptical of official accounts.
Since then, the Roswell incident has gone on to become the most inconspicuous of the alleged UFO encounters in the United States. The small city of Roswell, in fact, has been dubbed the unofficial UFO capital of the world, with thousands of UFOlogists flying in every year to celebrate all things alien at the annual UFO Festival.
Just days before the anniversary of the crash, Kimbler says he is only one test away from knowing once and for all if aliens have indeed crashed into Roswell nearly 70 years ago. Although some of his findings could be trash left over by humans, he says others showed signs they were not metals found on Earth.
"Some of the material that I found out there has been tested," says Kimbler, "and it has anomalies that suggest that it might be of extraterrestrial origin."
Roswell Incident Of 1947
On July 7, 1947, ranch worker William Brazel saw strange pieces of metallic sticks strewn over his pastures. These were accompanied by foil reflectors, a shiny paper-like material, and chunks of plastic.
Unsure what to make of his discovery, Brazel reported it to Sheriff George Wilcox, who passed on the report to the USAAF base in Roswell. The next day, the Roswell Army Air Field published a news release announcing that a "flying disk" was seen crashing into Roswell. This was reported by the Roswell Daily Record, which said a "flying saucer" was seen on Brazel's ranch.
The news report caught people in a frenzy. However, as government scientists flew into the area to examine the crash site, the stories changed from a flying disk to a weather balloon. The local press issued a correction, but by then people were already convinced that the object was definitely not a weather balloon.
Years after the unsatisfying weather balloon explanation, the Pentagon released papers describing in detail a highly classified project that was linked to the Roswell crash.
Called Project Mogul, its goal was to launch high-tech equipment into a special part of the atmosphere to allow the U.S. military to spy on nuclear testing being done by the Soviet Union.
The project involved launching an array of sonic equipment held up by a 700-foot-long string of neoprene balloons from the Alamogordo Air Field in June of 1947. The craft later crashed 75 miles north of Roswell the next month.
Still, this has not stopped people from coming out with stories claiming to have evidence of aliens from the Roswell crash site. The latest involves a set of photos showing alleged aliens being examined by government scientists.