The Roswell incident is one of the most famous occurrences in UFO history. In many ways it marks the beginning of modern UFOlogy culture, particularly in the United States. Roswell is an incident which has literally gone down in the history books, and it remains as famous today - 65 years after the original incident - as it was at the time.
Ex-CIA agent says Roswell was real
This hotly debated incident has also been proven, disproven, and argued about endlessly both within the UFO investigation community and without. And now an ex-CIA agent is throwing his hat into the ring, claiming that he has seen proof that Roswell really was the crash of an alien space craft.
On June 14, 1947, a New Mexico rancher named Mac Brazel spotted some metal debris in one of his fields. Later, he and his family returned to gather up the strange material, which included flexible sticks, rubber, strange fabric, and something like tinfoil.
On July 8, 1947, a military officer near Roswell, New Mexico published a press release stating that military personnel had retrieved the remains of a "flying disk" from a crash site nearby. The next day, the military issued another press release (complete with photo opportunity) that the flying debris was from a weather balloon. (In other words: nothing to see here, move along!)
Since then, the tale has expanded to include the recovery of dead or possibly still living aliens, small grey figures who may or may not have been taken to Area 51, where they may or may not still be alive and providing the United States Military with secret alien technology over the years.
Now, a man named Chase Brandon, recently retired from a 35-year career with the CIA, claims to have seen proof. According to Brandon, in the mid-1990s he entered a special area of the CIA's headquarters in Langley, VA "called the Historical Intelligence Collection."
There, he browsed through the CIA's secret archives until he spotted a box marked simply "Roswell." Although Brandon isn't telling what he saw in the box, he says that the contents of the box convinced him irrefutably that the Roswell incident involved an alien craft. "My god, it really happened!" Brandon says.
Apparently the box contained "some written material and some photographs," but beyond that, Brandon refuses to specify. "I'm telling you there was a box that had stuff in there having to do with Roswell, and I looked through it, and it validated everything I believed in, and that's all I have to say about it."