Roswell Incident

In 1947, an unknown spaceship is said to have crashed near the small town of Roswell, New Mexico. Supporters of this narrative claim that the US government recovered the ‘flying saucer’ and discovered the bodies of extraterrestrial beings. They were then reportedly hidden at the secret military base Area 51, where they are said to be studied to this day. An unusually large number of eyewitnesses to the incident is supposed to proof this narrative, with some claiming that they had been intimidated by so-called Men in Black. The official version is that the crashed object was a weather balloon launched as part of a secret surveillance program. This explanation does not convince conspiracy theorists and ufologists, who believe it to be a cover story to prevent public panic.