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A Secret Roswell Journal Becomes The Focus Of A New UFO Documentary

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A secret journal offers new clues about the nature of the alleged 1947 AD UFO crash at Roswell in the New Mexico desert, or does it? Before we kick off, this isn’t one of these Reddit stories that emerged from some basement decorated with posters of the Starship Enterprise and Chewbacca. Quite the opposite.

Live Science is one off the internet’s more respected academic media outlets and today they tell the story of a hitherto unknown personal diary belonging to Major Jesse Marcel, a head intelligence officer at the Roswell Army Air Field. The secret Roswell journal could change the narrative of this famous UFO event. In particular, the secret Roswell journal may contain secret coded observations that will help to “clarify” what really happened in Roswell in 1947 AD.

Marcel investigated the famous Roswell site in New Mexico where in 1947 a UFO is believed by many to have crashed. Furthermore, he claimed to have recovered some of the debris from whatever ditched in the desert that July night near the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF). Newspaper photos at the time showed Marcel with pieces of metallic material and on the afternoon of July 8, 1947 AD he disclosed to the media “the crash and recovery of a flying disc.” However, the following day, an army official made a statement saying that a weather balloon had fallen to earth, “not a flying saucer.”

This is a road sign near the original UFO crash site in Roswell. Hopefully, the secret Roswell journal of Major Jesse Marcel will reveal more about what “really” happened in New Mexico on that day!

This is a road sign near the original UFO crash site in Roswell. Hopefully, the secret Roswell journal of Major Jesse Marcel will reveal more about what “really” happened in New Mexico on that day! Source: spiritofamerica / Adobe Stock

Will The Secret Roswell Journal Change Everything?

The Roswell story now takes a new turn since Major Marcel's family revealed they had kept his personal secret Roswell journal which contains “hitherto unknown clues about the crash.” The secret diary and its equally secret contents will soon be presented on History Channel´s History's Greatest Mysteries series in an episode called Roswell: The First Witness. The episode was released on December 12th, Saturday, 2020 AD. The show host, Ben Smith, is a former CIA operative and the show's lead investigator. He thinks it is very unusual that the day after the government claimed they had recovered a UFO they switched stories and maintained it was merely “a weather balloon,” Smith told Live Science.

This story is another in a long line of recent reports pertaining to UFOs. According to The Guardian in 2017 AD a former Pentagon official confirmed the existence of a federal agency that had been “secretly investigating UFOs since 2007.” Then, in 2018, U.S. Navy pilots reported “three encounters with fast-moving UAP, or unidentified aerial phenomena” better known to us civies as UFOs. And building up this emerging alien narrative, officially declassified videos of these occurrences were published in April of this year, as previously reported on Live Science.

Secret Roswell Journal: A Problem Of Might, May And Could

Let´s now return to Major Jesse Marcel, the author of the secret Roswell journal. He investigated the site at Roswell and recovered what he believed to be debris from a flying saucer. In 1997 AD, Time published an article saying Marcel told an interviewer at the time that “he believed” the object that crashed in the New Mexico desert had extraterrestrial origins. Now, a forensic analysis of Marcel´s secret Roswell journal “could reveal” coded messages that he wrote about the crash at the time that it happened, Ben Smith said.

When it comes to UFOs and aliens there are believers and there are skeptics. But no one really knows

When it comes to UFOs and aliens there are believers and there are skeptics. But no one really knows. (Alperium / Adobe Stock)

This application of the word “could” will no doubt have skeptics raging, because they all know what’s most probably coming here. If the diary really contained any actual evidence that the Roswell incident was nothing more than a collapsed weather balloon we would certainly have heard about it by now. Unless of course thousands of unpaid interns and staff at the network have all kept quiet, doubters can argue. Perhaps the skeptics greatest argument is presented in plain sight in the newspaper photograph of Marcel on the evening of the crash. To all but the most committed believers in extraterrestrials it is perfectly clear that Marcel is holding a piece of a crumpled (crashed) weather balloon.

When the History Channel episode airs and unavoidably “no evidence” of extraterrestrials is offered, perhaps then maybe some “believers” will consider the content of the Ancient Origins news article I wrote about this only last month.

A team of Oxford University researchers recently applied statistics to the question “are we alone” and concluded that “life on earth is probably a unique universal phenomena, and that it´s ‘extremely unlikely’ that any other intelligent life exists anywhere else in the universe.” This is a profound claim that sceptics love and believers loathe.

And the same extreme opinions are likely to flood across social media channels when the details of Major Marcel's secret Roswell journal are revealed.

Top image: A UFO flying over the New Mexico desert. The secret Roswell journal may provide new information about what actually happened in Roswell in 1947 AD. (aleciccotelli / Adobe Stock)

By Ashley Cowie



The Roswell “UFO” wasn't a weather balloon nor was it The Flying Sauser from Another World!  The photo of the unknown object that went with the original news article about was found shows the material collected by that  army officer was closer to Mylar or Aluminum foil than the twisted plate you see in more durable flying craft.  I didn’t  see the “History Channel"s tv “documentary” this past Sat. on 12/12/20 (I watched ‘The Set List’ & Austin City Limits on the All Arts channel & some Svengoolie on MeTV) but from past exerience from similar programs on that & other channels I feel it wasn't going to amount to not much to nothing at all! (or a bad ‘bait & switch’ B.S.)  The Roswell UFO was as we've known for years was a US Spy Balloon; sent up to detect Soviet atomic blast exerperiments which at that time made it as secrative as any captured outer space craft.  If P.T. Barnum was alive in the mid-20th century he would've struck gold with these ufo-true beleivers (Hay: “There's one Born every minute”)

Hi All,

A few mystery stories I was surfacely aware of that I happen to believe in but, I hadn't heard of Roswell, New Mexico till Unsolved Mysteries and The Movie Independence Day, came out.

Unsolved Mysteries dealt with the cover up of the case by the military and the U.S. Government.

I learned the wreckage was discovered on a farmer's land after a bad lightening storm the previous night and it all happened within the second week of the month in July.

After, intimidating the helpful farmer whose land the wreckage had been scattered the Air Force and U.S. Government the farmer confided in to a buddy next time something like this happens again He's not telling anyone.

I kind of forgot that Unsolved Mysteries episode on Roswell but, some stations and Netflix are re-running this Investigative Show made famous by Robert Stack.

However, when the Movie Independence Day came out I completely forgot that episode of Unsolved Mysteries it never even came to mind it's only now I remember because of those re-runs I mentioned.

This new History Mysteries pertaining to the Subject of A Secret Roswell Journal sounds interesting guess I'll check it out.


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