It's been 65 years since either a weather balloon crashed or aliens touched down in Roswell, N.M., and people are still talking about it. Well, here's something noteworthy to mark the date—a 35-year CIA veteran with proof that the whole thing actually happened.
Have you ever heard of the Historical Intelligence Collection? It's a vaulted area located at Central Intelligence in Langley, Va. Our CIA agent, Brandon Chase, ventured there in the '90s and discovered a box simply labeled "Roswell."
"I took the box down, lifted the lid up, rummaged around inside it, put the box back on the shelf and said, 'My god, it really happened!'"
Good lord, man, don't keep us in suspense! What did you see? Pictures documenting first contact? Remains of a flying saucer? An alien smoking a cigarette? We've got to know!
"Some written material and some photographs, and that's all I will ever say to anybody about the contents of that box, but it absolutely, for me, was the single validating moment that everything I had believed, and knew that so many other people believed had happened, truly was what occurred."
Yes, our man on the inside is tight-lipped on the details. Quelle surprise.
There are two conflicting things worth noting. One, that the government literally changed its story overnight in 1947 from "Oh my god, aliens!" to "Weather balloon, never mind, y'all." That's pretty fishy, and between that and all the many eyewitness accounts that followed, there will always be doubts as to the true events.
Of course, it's also very convenient that Brandon Chase is in the midst of promoting his new book, The Cryptos Conundrum, which is a "science fiction story about the history of Earth, contact with extraterrestrials and imagined cataclysmic events on our planet."
Science fiction, folks. We're just sayin'. But lest you think we're merely skeptics, we'll let Chase have the last word on why he won't say more.
"I'm not reluctant to talk about it—I won't talk about it. I'm telling you there was a box that had stuff in there having to do with Roswell, and I looked through it, and it validated everything I believed in, and that's all I have to say about it. I will go to my grave being mindful of the two hats that I wear: My personal one and the one that will forever reside on my head as a former CIA officer."
There you have it. Convinced?
(Via The Huffington Post)