The Roswell UFO Incident

The Roswell Incident is definitely one of the lesser covered theories out there, but still holds so much undiscovered, interesting content- meaning so many theories have been formulated. The basic concept of the Roswell UFO Incident is that in mid-1947, a United States Air Force’s balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the USA. 

This caused controversy among the public as some claimed to have seen a ‘flying disc’, also known as UFO. The government and US military brushed these claims off claiming it was a ‘conventional weather balloon’.  The average ‘weather balloon’ is a balloon equipped with meteorological apparatus which is sent into the atmosphere to collect information about the weather, most are either 3 feet in diameter, 8 feet, or 16 feet. 

Through some research into weather balloons a very interesting topic, I know, I have collected some basic information on how they work. As weather balloons travel further from the Earth’s surface, the air pressure around the balloon decreases drastically. As the air gets thinner, the balloon’s casing get tighter. This is due to the gas expanding within the balloon. The expanding gas causes the balloon to reach full capacity and it pops.

Now, back onto the actual topic. The ‘UFO’- Interesyed subsequently waned until the late ’70s, when UFOlogists began promoting a variety of increasingly elaborate sonspiracy theories, claiming that one od more alien spacecraft had crash-landed and that the military- this then engaged a cover up. 

Because of this, in the ’90s, the US military published two separate reports disclosing the true nature of the crashed object. Apparently, they were nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul.

Project Mogul (sometimes referred to as Operation Mogul) was a top secret project by the US Army Air Forces involving microphones flown on high-altitude balloons, whose primary purpose was long-distance detection of sound waves generated by Soviet atomic bomb tests. The project was carried out from 1947 until early 1949. It was a classified portion of an unclassified project by New York University (NYU) atmospheric researchers.”

Nevertheless, the Roswell incident still holds a significant amount of limelight when it comes to the media, and conspiracy theories surrounding the event still persist.

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I'm Kate Pibernik and I love to write! I'm currently studying media and film looking to one day become a full-time media journalist that specializes in short-films and media production. I'm also co-author of an upcoming book.

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Kate Pibernik I'm Kate Pibernik and I love to write! I'm currently studying media and film looking to one day become a full-time media journalist that specializes in short-films and media production. I'm also co-author of an upcoming book.
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