60 Years Later, A Twist In Roswell Story

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To most, the story that an alien spacecraft was recovered by government investigators near Roswell, N.M., 60 years ago Monday is just a myth. But last week an affidavit written by a former U.S. Army officer was published in a book called "Witness to Roswell." Lt. Walter Haut, the public-relations officer at the Roswell base in 1947, died in December 2005 and left sworn testimony to be read only after his death. The text asserts that Haut was shown a metallic egg-shaped object, about 12 to 15 long and 6 feet across, that had no windows. He also said he saw the bodies of two dead "aliens," each about four feet long, with large heads. Haut concluded: "I am convinced that what I personally observed was some kind of craft and its crew from outer space." The 2007 Roswell UFO Festival will be held this week, Thursday through Sunday, in Roswell, N.M.