In this round-up of the latest news from the world of extraterrestrials; the origin of a flying saucer legend. What out of this world movie did a Hollywood producer wish he hadn’t been part of? And, the country where we may be welcoming extraterrestrials.
How the Roswell UFO Theory Got Started
On July 7th, in 1947: a rancher reported that he had found something strange on a sheep ranch northwest of the Roswell. After finding bits of rubber, wood, foil, tape and paper in the field, a Sheriff called the local Army air field, which sent Major Jesse Marcel to check it out. He was convinced that Brazel stumbled upon the remains of a flying saucer. The next day the Roswell Daily Record bore a headline—”RAAF CAPTURES FLYING SAUCER ON RANCH IN ROSWELL REGION”—that instantly turned the town into the nation’s UFO capital. That same day it was determined the litter was from a destroyed weather balloon.
In 1978, Stanton Friedman, a former nuclear physicist, while waiting in a Baton Rouge, La., television station for an interview, was told that Jesse Marcel, long retired from the Air Force and living nearby, had once handled the wreckage of a UFO. After quizzing Marcel, who still believed the debris he retrieved was extraterrestrial, Friedman reviewed the old stories about Roswell, painstakingly sought out and interviewed other witnesses, and came to a dramatic conclusion: there had been a cover-up of “cosmic Watergate” proportions.
Read more at http://time.com/3916193/roswell-history/
Brian Grazer Regrets Making ‘Cowboys and Aliens’
The accomplished producer told The Atlantic that one of his biggest career regrets is his involvement in the 2011 Jon Favreau-directed film. Grazer said “I don’t like cowboys — or aliens! But there were a lot of superstars involved with it — [producer] Ron Howard; [executive producer] Steven Spielberg; the director of Iron Man, Jon Favreau.”
The producer admitted that he occasionally allows himself to be involved with subpar material. “We know what excellence is,” Grazer explained. “We know what better food is versus not good food. But there’s a rationalizing process — ‘That’s good enough.’ Anytime the lightbulb goes, ‘That’s good enough.”
A Group Proposes to the Portuguese Government the Construction of an Embassy for Extraterrestrials
From Folha de S.Paulo
The Raelian Movement -a group which believes that life on Earth was created by beings from another planet- made a formal request for the center to be located in the country. This space would serve not only as a diplomatic mission but also for the landing of spacecrafts.
The goal is to have the embassy ready for the return of the extraterrestrials, scheduled for 2035. In addition to Portugal, other countries should be contacted. Brazil is also on the list and stands out, according to the Raelians, because of its religious plurality. Sought by Folha, the Portuguese government did not respond until the completion of this text.