June 24, 1997: US Air Forces releases 'Roswell Incident' report, debunking UFO theories

In 1947, a U.S. Air Force balloon had crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, and much of the public had thought it was a UFO.
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Transcript for June 24, 1997: US Air Forces releases 'Roswell Incident' report, debunking UFO theories
Wield some people ever be convinced it's UFO's again we fear yesterday told about the air force the latest attempt to close the case on the so called Roswell incident. As in aliens seen in Roswell, New Mexico fifty years ago today the Pentagon released videotape it thought would settle the issue. There was nothing there the air force says but as ABC's. Paris Serafin reports. Good luck. The air force tried to explain everything and had video to back it up. People who saw these saucer like object that set were actually looking at NASA space probes tested in the Mexico in the 1960s and seventies. These silvery devices it said were actually radar reflectors from a secret project in 1947. And these were not aliens but dummies used in high altitude injection tests in the fifties. But the answers just triggered more questions since the new pictures were mainly from the fifties and sixties. While the Roswell flying saucer reports occurred earlier 1947. Well. I'm afraid that's a problem that. We have with an impression but even if of their roof were mistaken about dates are colonel names it was understandable that the got the wrong idea about what they soul. They saw body bags come out because the dummies were put in the body back to protect them and when you put all that stuff together and spin it. You'll find that it's perfectly with me any other occurrences in Roswell during that here. But the questions some serious some social areas kept coming whether any. At what we're live you know involving croft what looked like flying through. You know that you're not being used you know that you know the full story. And finally this question do you believe a vote. Personals. But millions do and today's briefing official report and video are not likely to change. Barry Serafin ABC news Washington.

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