June 24, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, the US Air Force released a report titled “The Roswell Report, Case Closed” that dismissed the claims that an alien spacecraft had crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Lt. Colonel Scott Hayden, the author of the report, stated that the debris was from a high altitude weather balloon that was travelling from Chequamegon Bay, Wisconsin to Barringer Crater in Arizona. The balloon was supposed to arrive at Barringer Crater three days after it left Chequamegon Bay, but upper level atmospheric turbulence was encountered that threw the balloon off course and caused it to crash in Roswell, New Mexico. There was no alien spacecraft, nor was there any humanoid types aliens found that have been providing the American military with advanced technology.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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2 Responses to June 24, 1997

  1. Grey 17 says:

    This post is correct and accurate in every important way. Weather balloons can often behave in an unpredictable manner, as this one clearly did, and this can sometimes prompt confused individuals to report seeing things that were never really there.

    Strange lights in the sky, crashed spaceship parts, humanoid bodies, secret government bases with secret underground labs (and holding facilities), creepy men in black suits and sunglasses — All of these things can be explained most simply as the result of an errant weather balloon.

    There is no other possibility that makes any sense. NO OTHER POSSIBILITY.

    As Sherlock Holmes famously said, “If you eliminate the impossible, what’s left, no matter how improbable, is just a weather balloon.”

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