What has Hughie Green got to do with all this madness?
It’s the most famous of all UFO stories, a mystery, a myth or a mistake depending on what you believe. A whole industry has been built around it.
The Roswell story broke on 8th July 1947 when it was featured on the front page of the Roswell Daily Record. “RAAF Capture Flying Saucer on Ranch in
Roswell Region” the paper proclaimed. It then seemingly disappeared after the US Military declared it was all a mistake and simply a weather
balloon. The lid was firmly clamped down and the world forgot about the incident for more than 30 years. Little was heard of the case after the
summer of 1947. Or so it seems.
However in 1955 the first issue of Flying Saucer Review (FSR) was produced in Great Britain. It included a story about Hughie Green
Hughie Green was a British TV presenter, who was taking a solo trip by car from Hollywood to Philadelphia during the summer of 1947. To kill the
boredom he was listening in to various broadcast radio stations.
Green recalled that he whilst driving across the USA he heard numerous radio reports that a flying saucer had crashed in New Mexico and that the
United States army were moving in to investigate. After promises that the story would be updated he then recalls everything went silent.
About 250 miles out of Philadelphia, he recalled:
“A commentator interrupted a programme to make the announcement that a saucer had crashed in New Mexico, and that the Army were moving in to
investigate. Later the programme was interrupted again, and quite a few details given. Several news flashes about the incident, from various radio
stations, followed. The last I heard was just before reaching Philadelphia. The announcer promised further bulletins. None followed. When I got to
Philadelphia I bought all the newspapers I could lay my hands on. But not one carried the story, and questions at the radio station just drew a blank.
It’s mystified me ever since”
Whilst this seems to be a very rare, if sketchy, recollection just 8 years after the Roswell incident the article goes on to state.
“Do the Americans have a flying saucer in their possession? Reports from America suggest that the US has more that one. More than one or parts
of one at Wright Patterson Field……Flying Saucer enthusiasts all over the world believe there is some truth in the story but that it is being as
carefully guarded as any atomic or military secret for fear of causing public panic.”
The story was later repeated in a 1979 edition of FSR covering UFO crash retrievals. Although there was no specific mention of the exact location of a
crash other than the state of New Mexico in 1947.
Some later rumours have placed Hughie Green as being stationed at Roswell at the time of the alleged UFO incident but that is far from the truth.
Shortly before he died, Hughie Green was asked about the incident by an inquisitive researcher, Nabil Shaban in a series of letters.
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Green’s initial recollections placed the incident around 1957, and he said that the crash was located at a location called Tucumcari.
However when provided with the original clipping from FSR and questioned about the year, Hughie Green replied
Green was a British born TV presenter most famous for presenting the show “Opportunity Knocks” into the 1970s. He had a colourful history and in
later years it was revealed that he was the illegitimate father of Paula Yates. Yates was once married to Bob Geldof, of the Boomtown Rats and
organiser of Live Aid, and then got involved with Michael Hutchence of INXS. Both she and Hutchence are no longer with us. That is a whole different
But this rather bizarre tale is one of the very few Roswell stories that went to print post 1947 and before the late 1970s. Not only that it appears
to back up the tales that something very strange was going on in New Mexico in 1947.
It all comes down to whether we believe Hughie Green as sincerely as he once asked us to.
roswell.greyfalcon.us... Flying Saucer Review No.1 - 1955