1947 Roswell Crash Timeline
While this may be of no interest to some people, I find the Roswell crash note worthy, if nothing else for secrecy that surrounds it.
So I wanted to share the Roswell timeline and some other things about the event. For years this mystery has continued to draw interest from the general public and numerous investigators.
The book Witness to Roswell is consider to be the closes thing to the actual truth that we will ever know. I hope to add it to my collection at some point.
- Roswell Timeline -
- July 4, 1947 about 11:50pm
Mac Brazel, rancher on the Foster ranch (75 miles NW of Roswell), heard a loud noise, different from thunder.
Two nuns at St. Mary's Hospital in Roswell saw what they believed was an airplane crash. The tower at the base tracked and reported a "descending flash" that they tracked on radar.
- July 5
Brazel was routinely riding/working the ranch property with his neighbor's son Dee Proctor ( age 7) and discovered the debris field 300 hundred yards wide and 3/4 of a mile long. He picked up a sackful of the "stuff."
- July 6
Brazel takes his sackful of stuff to Sheriff Wilcox in Roswell. Wilcox calls Intelligence Officer Jesse Marcel at the base and Marcel comes into town to investigate. Marcel decides to follow Brazel back to the ranch and they stay in a cabin that night.
- July 7
Brazel and Marcel investigate the debris site on the ranch. Marcel stops at his house and shows his son (age 11, Jesse Jr.) some of the stuff. Marcel shows the stuff to his boss, Col. Blanchard.
Glenn Dennis gets a call from RAAF about the number child-size caskets he has in stock, and when could he get more; the base also called other times on how to preserve bodies that had been exposed to the weather - strictly for future reference. Glenn Dennis took an airman who had been riding on a motorcycle and hit a cattle truck to the base hospital and saw strange stuff in the back of ambulances.
Glenn went into the hospital and saw his nurse friend who said to get out of there immediately. He was escorted out of there by the military, with threats to his life.
- July 8
Col. Blanchard, head of RAAF (Roswell Army Airfield), told his PR officer, Lt. Walter Haut, to issue the press release (2 pm) about the UFO recovery. The military philosophy was to inform the public that the craft was not there anymore so the public would not attempt to explore the Brazel site.
Marcel takes some of the debris to Ft. Worth to Gen. Ramey. Ramey spreads the debris on the floor of his office, tells Marcel to step out of the room for something, and when Marcel returns, the debris has been replaced with weather balloon debris. Ramey tell Marcel not to speak and the disclaimer photo is shot (4 pm, for the July 9 newspapers).
During the period of July 9-12, Brazel is held by the military so they could "inspire" him to modify his story to that of a crashed weather balloon. Brazel died remaining silent on this event.
Glenn Dennis met the nurse (per appointment) and she drew what she saw - big eyed alien - on the examining table; she was taking notes. She was transferred the next day to England and was declared dead soon after that (by the military).
- July 9
Gen. Ramey issues a press release to the AP that the saucer story is just a weather balloon. "Pappy" Henderson, pilot, flies the alien bodies (that he saw) from RAAF to 1. Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH or 2. Denver, CO or 3. Ft. Worth Tx.
- End Roswell Timeline -
Over the years the mystery of what really happened in Roswell on July 7, 1947 has spawned many books, TV episodes, several movies and some documentaries.
The documentary Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction which was hosted by Jonathan Frakes, really got people debating the footage of the supposed alien and the crash in general. In that documentary there was an alien being autopsied and it was supposedly the real deal and found footage. I can remember when this was being hyped and everyone was busting at the seams wanting to watch it. I can remember watching it back then and over the years I have watched it many other times.
In 2011 a movie was released titled Alien autopsy and it had the star power of Bill Pullman. It supposedly was based on the true events of the real Alien Autopsy footage and the two guys who found it. To me the film more or less played as a parody but was somewhat intriguing.
As the years rolled by, I was satisfied in my mind that something unusual happened in Roswell and that there where efforts to cover it up.
I even read recently that there is now some more possible photographs that have surfaced from the Roswell crash.
In the end we may never know the full story of what happened in Roswell but at least people are still digging and looking for answers.
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
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