Monday, March 14, 2016
The Roswell UFO: Why It's Important
That's the subject of a new article from me at Mysterious Universe, and which starts like this:
Over at his UFO Conjecture(s) blog, Rich Reynolds has a new post titled “‘Roswell’ in a blog title increases blog-views.” And, as you’ll see from Rich’s stats, indeed it does! But, the big question is: why? Well, at first glance, the answer seems simple. Let’s face it, Roswell is the most well-known of all the thousands of UFO cases on record. Even people who have no interest (or belief) in UFOs know of Roswell and the basic theme of the story. Namely, that of a flying saucer crashing to earth back in the 1940s, and a hasty cover-up of the facts, a cover-up which persists to this day. But, it’s not because Roswell is so famous that it achieves greater hits than – let’s say – a sighting of a “Flying Triangle,” or the discovery of a Crop Circle in some angry farmer’s field. It’s due to something else: Panic.
The fact is that Ufology is always looking for proof that UFOs exist. And, by proof, I mean hard, solid evidence that can be examined and studied – if, of course, “they” would only “tell us the truth.” Almost seventy years have gone by since Kenneth Arnold kicked off the flying saucer controversy – after encountering a squadron of unidentified aerial vehicles near Mt. Rainier, Washington State. And, although we have masses of material, eye-witness testimony, photos, declassified files, etc., the fact is that we still don’t have hard evidence of – or definitive answers for – what UFOs actually are. Roswell, however, theoretically offers us those answers. If, that is, we could uncover the alleged bodies, wreckage, old files, and so on. And presuming, of course, that Roswell was an alien event and not something else. Such as something down-to-earth and which still has to remain hidden at all costs.