On July 8, 1947, Walter Hault, the public information officer for (RAAF) Roswell Army Air Field released a press statement that the personnel from the 509th Operations Group had recovered a "flying disc", which had crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico.
Covering up the story, the military decided to release a story later that day that the crash was a downed weather balloon. The story then died for 30 years. Beginning in 1978, the story re-ignited when UFO researchers found several witnesses to the crash investigation as well as several hundred documents and the leak of the Majestic 12 documents.
They concluded that at least one alien spacecraft crash had occurred at Roswell, New Mexico with the retrieval of alien bodies and that the government was covering up the incident.
The Roswell UFO Crash will undoubtably be examined and discussed for generations to come as hopefully more evidence will eventually be disclosed.
B. D. Gildenberg has called the Roswell incident "the world's most famous, most exhaustively investigated, and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim".