On July 7th, 1947 the remains of a strange aircraft and several non-human bodies was found on the Foster ranch just on the outskirts of Roswell, New Mexico. On the following day, Walter Haut, a public information officer from the Roswell Army Air Fields was pleased to announce to the Roswell Daily Record that an elite section of the Air Force, the 509th Bomb Group, had salvaged an alien vessel. Instantly his words were refuted by the US 8th Air Force’s commanding officer, General Roger Ramey, stating they had actually recovered an experimental high altitude surveillance balloon. General Ramey’s explanation was quickly adopted as the official story line throughout the years, and this ability of outright denial would continue to be championed by governments questioned about flying saucers.

While the public initially accepted the official version of events, this period sparked a consistent stream of UFO sightings, specifically around remote US Air Force bases. Locations such as Area 51 in Nevada, and the government’s denial of its existence, led to suspicion and conspiracy theories. The ‘Roswell Incident’ of 1947 itself has also never quite left the public psyche. In 1994, a New Mexico congressman launched an investigation into the affair. The General Accounting Office, which was the investigative department of the US Congress, uncovered that many relevant US Air Force documents had gone missing or had been destroyed. However, the General Accounting Office also came to the conclusion that it was a weather balloon that had been recovered from the Foster ranch, and the bodies there were in fact anthropomorphic dummies. Case Closed.

US Officials were slow to notice that the ‘Roswell Incident’ was about to dramatically appear throughout the media on television screens across the world. In 1992, a British businessman, Ray Santilli traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to meet up with a retired cameraman. Santilli sought out to purchase vintage footage of Elvis from 1955 from the man, who also revealed he had some fascinating alien autopsy film from his time in the military. Santilli purchased the film in November of 1994, and agreed to show it at the British UFO Research Association annual conference in August 1995. Unexpectedly, by March 1995 news of the film had been released to the media, and a world premiere of the footage was desperately needed. It took place in front of invited guests at the Museum of London on May 5th. By the end of Fall 1995, millions of people across the globe had seen footage from an alien autopsy.

Although this was captivating evidence, doubters immediately began voicing their theories about the film. The most common speculation was that the autopsy had been created by movie special effects. Many ‘experts’ believe the film is fake, but they also believe it is of very high quality. Other experts in the field of biology are less convinced that te body is completely man-made, and some suspect that it may be a human being adapted to look extraterrestrial.

There is a whole host of further questions about the Roswell alien autopsy. The person who captured the footage has never came forward, although a bizarre film was released where someone claiming to be the cameraman attempted to explain his involvement. Santilli has never disclosed the footage he has of another alien autopsy and he has never allowed any of his films to be subjected to proper scrutiny. More importantly, the aliens in the footage look nothing like the bodies witnesses described recovering from the New Mexico desert crash in 1947. The majority of experts who have observed the autopsy film agree that it is a fake. Santilli has made a great deal of money from the Roswell autopsy footage, and he still insists that it is of genuine nature. The rest of the world will probably never know. The public’s inherent instinct is to constantly question the government’s narrative, but the alternative options presented are so unreliable, it is quite difficult to ascertain the truth.