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Roswell Daily Record: July 8, 1947: "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region"

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posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:21 AM
Tuesday, July 8, 1947 RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region No Details of Flying Disk Are Revealed Roswell Hardware Man and Wife Report Disk Seen The intelligence office of the 509th Bombardment group at Roswell Army Field announced at noon today, that the field has come into possession of a flying saucer. According to information released by the department, over authority of Maj.J. A. Marcel, intelligence officer, the disk was recovered on a ranch in the Roswell vicinity, after an unidentified rancher had notified Sheriff Geo. Wilcox, here, that he had found the instrument on his premises. Major Marcel and a detail from his department went to the ranch and recovered the disk, it was stated. After the intelligence officer here had inspected the instrument it was flown to higher headquarters. The intelligence office stated that no details of the saucer's construction or its appearance had been revealed. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilmot apparently were the only persons in Roswell who seen what they thought was a flying disk. They were sitting on their porch at 105 South Penn. last Wednesday night at about ten o'clock when a large glowing object zoomed out of the sky from the southeast, going in a northwesterly direction at a high rate of speed. Wilmot called Mrs. Wilmot's attention to it and both ran down into the yard to watch. It was in sight less then a minute, perhaps 40 or 50 seconds, Wilmot estimated. Wilmot said that it appeared to him to be about 1,500 feet high and going fast. He estimated between 400 and 500 miles per hour. In appearance it looked oval in shape like two inverted saucers, faced mouth to mouth, or like two old type washbowls placed, together in the same fashion. The entire body glowed as though light were showing through from inside, though not like it would inside, though not like it would be if a light were merely underneath. From where he stood Wilmot said that the object looked to be about 5 feet in size, and making allowance for the distance it was from town he figured that it must have been 15 to 20 feet in diameter, though this was just a guess. Wilmot said that he heard no sound but that Mrs. Wilmot said she heard a swishing sound for a very short time. The object came into view from the southeast and disappeared over the treetops in the general vicinity of six mile hill. Wilmot, who is one of the most respected and reliable citizens in town, kept the story to himself hoping that someone else would come out and tell about having seen one, but finally today decided that he would go ahead and tell about it. The announcement that the RAAF was in possession of one came only a few minutes after he decided to release the details of what he had seen.

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 05:30 PM
Anyone got a proper scan of the paper ?


posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 05:58 PM
[sarcasm on]

Oh, I remember this one. It was a weather balloon right?

No... No... it was a secret project Mogul right?

No... No... It was project Excelsior.

No... No... Project High Dive.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

[sarcasm off]

I have no doubt that this really happened and the government is covering it up. You can see much more on Roswell in Gazrok's threads, but I will let him provide all the links as he is the expert on this.

[edit on 4/18/2005 by Hal9000]

[edit on 4/18/2005 by Hal9000]

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 06:16 PM
I love reading Gazrok's threads, very informative and detailed

As for roswell, yes I believe it happened, more so when told by that former astronaut Edgar Mitchell that he'd spoken to top officials and was told it was real
Not to mention the smoking gun of a discovery, i.e the bit of paper in Ramsey's? hand which details the recovery of bodies from a "disc"

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 08:22 PM

Anyone got a proper scan of the paper ?

I actually have a copy of the Front Page, I'll take a pic and post some, hehe...

Here's a link to the thread series mentioned....

[edit on 18-4-2005 by Gazrok]

posted on Apr, 19 2005 @ 03:53 AM
Hal9000, when thinking of the list of 'explainations' I cannot help but think russian space craft is next. ;> The most above top secret project ever in the USSR at the time, no paper trail, whif of evidence, or logic, to be seen.


posted on Apr, 19 2005 @ 03:59 AM
Who bumped this old thread

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 06:08 PM
Somebody who wanted to see a bigger pic of the article.
That one is rather small...I'll take and post some pics soon of the copy I have...

posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 06:18 PM
Please do, i'd love to see it

posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 08:34 AM
Here they are...

Main Headline....

Another angle of it...

An article (also on the front page) about how Roswellians view the topic of flying saucers...remember, this is only weeks after Arnold's famous sighting...

And here's an interesting the hell did I miss this??? General Twining clearly stating ON THE RECORD, that the Army had NO AERIAL DEVICE OF ANY KIND being tested then!!!
Also on the front page...

[edit on 23-4-2005 by Gazrok]

posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:49 PM
Do you really think the army mistook a weather balloon for a "flying saucer", let alone skip like little schoolgirls to the media before making sure what they had in their possession was a flying saucer?

Liars or schoolgirls? Take your pic!

posted on Nov, 26 2008 @ 06:19 PM
I was born in Roswell 6-15-46 and my dad was a "trucker" by trade making many trips to the ranch area in question to haul feed for the live stock and he said that the debris was not extra terestrial, but rather military in origin.
Therefore my response and or opinion would be that the Roswell incident
was a mere military experiment that went bad. What self respecting
alien would want to investigate such a messed up planet as this anyway?

To those who would subscribe that there has been E.T.'s on earth, ask your
self this. why would they be so secretive, if they had the technology to
travel such distances why would they deem it nessesary to be so secretive?
Land and take over or land and make friends, what would be the reason for being so secretive about such an event??

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