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Roswell
Roswell
Roswell
Roswell

07:08:17 -- PICTURES OF THE WEEK: Top: On July 8, 1947, the Roswell, New Mexico, Daily Record broke the news that a flying saucer had crashed on a rancher's property and been retrieved by Major Jesse Marcel, intelligence officer of the Roswell Army Air field. The story almost immediately went national with a confirming press release from Lt. Warren Haught, public information officer at the base, which stated, "The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence office of the 509th bomb group of the 8th air force, Roswell army air field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriffs office of Chaves county".

Second: The next day Brig. Gen. Roger Ramey (pictured with Col. Thomas Dubose) called a press conference in Fort Worth, Texas, to debunk the story, announcing that it had all been much ado about the remnants of a weather balloon.

Third: Major Jesse Marcel at the Fort Worth press conference.

Fourth: The story quickly died and any mention of it was exceedingly rare over the next three decades, until the publication in 1980 of The Roswell Incident by Charles Berlitz and William Moore (with uncredited research by Stanton L. Friedman). The story of a crash at Roswell would be revised and retold in the 1990s in books such as UFO Crash at Roswell, Crash at Corona, The Truth about the UFO Crash at Roswell and The Day After Roswell -- an "insider" account by Col. Philip J. Corso, who claimed to have steered captured extraterrestrial technology from the crash into the hands of U.S. contractors, resulting in the emergence of fiber optics, lasers, integrated circuit chips and Kevlar. 2017 is the 70th anniversary of the emergence of the modern UFO phenomenon.


Project 1794
Project 1794
Project 1794

07:15:17 -- PICTURES OF THE WEEK: Top: Cover illustration for Project 1794 Final Development Summary Report 2 Apriló30 May 1956. The report -- classified as "Secret" -- detailed progress on a vertical-rising high-speed aircraft under development by Avro Canada aircraft for the U.S. military. Middle: Schematic from the report. Bottom: The only surviving prototype, on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Dubbed "America's Flying Saucer" in news coverage, the design proved inherently unstable and was cancelled in 1961. 2017 is the 70th anniversary of the reports of flying saucers soaring through American skies.


Monguzzi Photo
Monguzzi Photo

07:22:17 -- PICTURES OF THE WEEK: Above, top: Illustration for November 1952 feature article in Italy's La Tribuna Illustrata on alleged photos of a landed flying disc taken by Gianpietro Monguzzi in July, 1952 in the Italian alps while hiking there with his wife. Monguzzi claimed the saucer had landed and its occupant -- wearing something akin to a diving suit -- walked its perimeter as if inspecting it. Apparently satisfied, the occupant re-entered the craft and took off again at a dizzying speed. Below: The Monguzzi photos. 2017 is the 70th anniversary of the reports of flying saucers airing through the world's skies.


Picture of the Week

07:29:17- 08:12:17 -- PICTURE OF THE WEEK -- From 1957, Los Angeles Times reporter Dewey Linze inspects the reported landing of a flying saucer. The story began when Robert Salzer, a local importer, told his friend -- actress and silent-film star Gloria Swanson -- that he had learned from a pilot friend that a saucer had landed in the Hollywood Hills. Adding to the intrigue, a 'saucerite' had been spotted jerking instruments from the cockpit. The Los Angeles Times provided further detail in its January 25, 1957, edition, in the story which accompanied the picture...

Balzer took Miss Swanson to the scene and there, indeed, was the saucer pancaked in a shallow hole.

Covered with a tarp which Balzer pulled aside, the disk was made of aluminum, with fluorescent tubing along portions of its outer rim. There was no opening. A center cockpit was upholstered in coral leatherette and two electric cords dangled down toward wooden flooring.

Protruding into the muddy hole from the base of the craft was a tricycle landing gear arrangement with three doughnutlike wheels.

Balzer and the actress remained at the scene just long enough for him to take pictures of Miss Swanson with the saucer, then returned to Hollywood where he called The Times.

Based on the materials used, Balzer said he suspected it was not 'from outer space', but 'a military development of some kind'. Balzer added that he had been told it had 'knocked down a lamp post when it landed'.

As it turned out, a homeowner adjoining the property revealed it was 'a movie prop for a small outfit making a documentary'.

2017 is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of flying saucers on the American -- and world -- scene.


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Picture of the Week
Picture of the Week
Picture of the Week
Picture of the Week
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Picture of the Week

08:19:17 - 09:23:17 -- PICTURES OF THE WEEK -- "Flying saucers" as portrayed on American television in the 1960s. Top: The deceptively-altruistic alien ship in the Twilight Zone episode, "To Serve Man". Second and third: The doomed human-built saucer in the Twilight Zone episode, "Death Ship". Fourth and fifth: An alien-invasion saucer from the television series The Invaders. Sixth: An alien flying saucer disguised as an amusement-park ride in the Outer Limits episode, "Second Chance". Seventh: Agnes Moorehead as a rural and isolated woman facing off against a miniature flying saucer and its occupants in the Twilight Zone episode, "The Invaders". Eighth: Two families escaping from a coming nuclear war by way of an experimental flying saucer in the Twilight Zone episode, "Third from the Sun". Bottom: The human-built flying saucer piloted by the Robinson family in the television series Lost in Space.

2017 is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of flying saucers on the American -- and world -- scene.




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1939 World's Fair Visitors Entering the Perisphere

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