Google Doodle celebrates 66 year 'Roswell UFO' anniversary
Published 08/07/2013 | 10:58
GOOGLE has created an interactive Doodle to mark the 66th anniversary of the Roswell incident that UFO fans claim was an alien ship visiting earth.
The doodle, in black and white, appears like a video game which allows users to move a friendly alien around as he collects items for his spaceship.
Once the challenge is complete, Google then provides the top search item as “Roswell UFO incident.”
On July 8 1947, several witnesses claimed they saw flying saucers at Roswell, New Mexico. Then suspicoin was fuelled when Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer Walter Haut said in a press release that a "flying disk" had been recovered that had crashed on a ranch near Roswell.
Witnesses also claimed to have seen aliens at the site.
The issue was largely forgotten about until 1978 when physicist and "ufologist" Stanton T. Friedman did an interview with Major Jesse Marcel, who had been involved in debris recovery back in 1947.
Major Marcel claimed a US government cover-up of an alien craft.
Years later and the conspiracy theories continue, despite a US government official 1997 report “Case Closed: Final Report on the Roswell Crash.”
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