Post by Joanna on Nov 8, 2016 19:59:49 GMT -5
Metal Fragment Could Confirm Roswell UFO Crash
A strange fragment of metal (above) found near the scene of the 1947 Roswell UFO crash site could hold vital clues to solving the mystery. The scrap, discovered by best-selling author Ben Mezrich, is awaiting testing, he revealed in his new book.
He arrived at the site to research his new book – The 37th Parallel – and investigated the UFO road of the same name. The 37th Parallel is the 37th north parallel in latitude and part of it has become known as the Paranormal Highway because of the high number of UFO sightings and unexplained animal mutilation cases in the area. It is also said to house many US military bases and American Indian sacred sites.
The Roswell case has been at the heart of the UFO scene since July 1947 when the military sensationally announced in a press release it had found the remains of a crashed flying saucer in the nearby desert. But the following day, the statement was retracted and it was claimed the object, was, in fact, a damaged US Air Force weather balloon.
Witnesses later came forward claiming there had been alien bodies within the “crashed craft,” which, along with the wreckage, were taken to the mysterious top-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada.
Mezrich looks at the the array of UFO sightings along the parallel, including the infamous Roswell case. It charts the work of Chuck Zukowski, a UFOlogist who has investigated cases along the parallel – which includes parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona – for several decades.
Mezrich, who also wrote The Accidental Billionaires, the best-selling book upon which the movie The Social Network is based, admitted to being a total skeptic before researching the book. “I’m from a family of scientists and a skeptic,” he said. “I assumed most of the UFO community was crazy.” But Zukowski, a part-time microchip engineer and former deputy sheriff, has convinced him otherwise. “I believe that something happened at Roswell,” Mezrich added
In 2002, Zukowski, who has spent hours scouring the area, found a strange triangular piece of metal near the 1947 crash site. More recently, he sent a fragment of it to the laboratory of Bigelow Aerospace and is still awaiting conclusive results on what it is composed of, according to the book.
The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America’s UFO Highway, published by Atria Books, is available on Amazon.
Source: Jon Austin, The Express, November 8, 2016.