London: A long-serving CIA agent has revealed a hidden file on the Roswell ‘UFO’ incident that was supposedly found at the site - and says, “It really happened.”
The Roswell UFO Incident was a report of an object that crashed in the general vicinity of Roswell, New Mexico, in June or July 1947, allegedly an extra-terrestrial spacecraft and its alien occupants.
Conspiracy theorists believe that alien bodies from the crashed ‘disc’ were autopsied - and that modern technologies have been built on discoveries from inside the craft.
Speaking on the 65th anniversary of the Roswell incident, Chase Brandon, an agent who served 25 years with the agency, said that the information is concealed in a hidden vault within the agency’s Langley headquarters.
“It was in a vaulted area - there was one box that really caught my eye. It had one word on it: Roswell. I rummaged inside it, put the box on the shelf and said, ‘My God, it really happened,’” the Daily Mail quoted Brandon as saying.
“It was not a weather balloon - it was what people first reported. It was a craft that did not come from this planet,” he stated.
For twenty-five years Brandon served in the Agency’s elite Clandestine Service as an undercover, covert operations officer carrying out foreign assignments involving international terrorism, counterinsurgency, global narcotics trafficking and weapons smuggling.
When the Roswell incident occurred, military authorities issued a press release, which began: “The many rumours regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc.”
Yet, just 24 hours later, the military changed their story and claimed the object they’d first thought was a ‘flying disc’ was a weather balloon that had crashed on a nearby ranch.
Amazingly, the media and the public accepted the explanation without question.
Brandon says he will not reveal exactly what lay within the box that ‘erased’ his doubts about the Roswell incident.
“Some written material and some photographs, and that’s all I will ever say to anybody about the contents of that box,” he told the Huffington Post.
Earlier publicly released documents appear to back up Brandon’s story - or at least the idea that American authorities covered up involvement with aliens.
First Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 18:00