Roswell UFO Museum
In July, 1947, ranch foreman William Brazel and his son discovered a pile of debris on a ranch in New Mexico consisting of rubber strips, tinfoil, thick paper, and sticks. At the same time, people reported seeing a round disc in the sky that later crashed. What could that round disc be?
Questions and Answers
Question: Why did so many people believe in the UFO sighting?
Answer: After World War II through the Cold War and into the 1980s, there was a deep sense of fear, much of it aimed at government and military, including the U.S. government. During the 1980s especially, people were interested in conspiracy theory.
The people writing books and making presentations about Roswell had a lot to gain financially. They produced reams of “evidence,” which made them seem credible to the gullible.
Even today, conspiracy theories abound. To avoid falling for a tall tale, it’s important to ask questions, think logically, and review research carefully. “If you hear hoof beats, look for horses, not zebras” is an old saying that means, “the simplest, most logical explanation is probably the right one.”
Watch video of another potential UFO sighting.
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