“He said the strange metal wasn’t from here because nothing we have on this planet could do that. I think he came to the conclusion that the piece of material came out of Roswell and they were still trying to figure out what its content was, what it was made of.”
- Tim Durham about his father Joe Durham, engineer, Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale, 1970sMay 1, 2015 Squaw Valley, California - On the morning of July 3, 1947, Corona, New Mexico, ranch manager William “Mac” Brazel discovered strange pieces of thin, silverish metal where something odd had crashed down in one of his sheep pastures 75 miles northwest of Roswell. The next day on July 4th, Mac Brazel made a trip to see Chaves County Sheriff George Wilcox to tell him about the strange crash debris he had found. Sheriff Wilcox notified Roswell Army Air Field, the home of the 509th Bomb Group commanded by Colonel William Blanchard. On the morning of Tuesday, July 8, 1947, Col. Blanchard issued a press release that said a crashed “flying disk” had been recovered. That startling news was transmitted that same day over the wire services to over thirty U. S. afternoon newspapers.
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