Latest Roswell theory: UFO was Russian

2011-05-24 07:18

Roswell - The world famous Roswell "incident" was no UFO but rather a Russian spacecraft with "grotesque, child-size aviators" developed in human experiments by Nazi doctor and war criminal Josef Mengele, according to a theory floated by investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen.

Her book, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base, is about the secretive Nevada base called Area 51. One chapter offers the new Roswell theory, citing an anonymous source who says Joseph Stalin recruited Mengele and sent the craft into US air space in 1947 to spark public hysteria.

Like past theories, Jacobsen writes that the US government was involved in a cover-up of the UFO report, which has spawned space alien legend and turned this southern New Mexico town into a tourist attraction.

Bill Lyne, who self-published a book called Space Aliens from the Pentagon in 1993, agrees that the Roswell incident was faked, but he thinks the hoax was perpetrated by the US government - not the Russians.

"They're just saying what I've been saying all along, that it was a hoax," he told the Santa Fe New Mexican. "But that Mengele stuff is a bunch of hogwash because Mengele was recruited by the CIA [rather than the Russians], and he was actually brought to Albuquerque."

German technology

Clifford Clift of the Mutual UFO Network, or Mufon, in Greeley, Colorado, said he has not seen Jacobsen's book but has read other articles that suggest the Roswell incident involved German technology.

"After researching the claim, I found little truth in this theory," he said. "It is a stretch. One of my concerns is if they wanted to create panic, why in New Mexico and not New York where there are more people to panic? I would suggest it is another conspiracy theory and, heavens, Mufon knows about conspiracy theories. They do sell books."

Jacobsen, a contributing editor the Los Angeles Times magazine, told NPR that said she knows people will be sceptical.

"But I absolutely believe the veracity of my source, and I believe it was important that I put his information out there because it is the tip of a very big iceberg," Jacobsen said.

Julie Schuster, executive director of the International UFO Museum and Research Centre in Roswell, told the Albuquerque Journal she hasn't read the book. But any new theories fuel public interest, and that's terrific, she said.

"Every time something new comes out, it piques somebody's curiosity somewhere, and the come to Roswell, and they come to the museum," Schuster said.

  • daaivark - 2011-05-24 07:29

    Oh my. This is even crazier than talking about aliens. "Child-size aviators" from Mengele's lab. I might just die laughing.

      Gorilla - 2011-05-24 09:13

      It all makes sense now DV!! We have one of the rejects from Mengele's lab, he's currently running the ANCYL...

      Barry M - 2011-05-24 14:32

      If you look closely at the wreckage of the "alien" spacecraft you will see a motherboard with "Made in China" printed on it!

  • rammstein.f4n - 2011-05-24 07:45

    Russians? Possibly. Child-size aviators? Not likely.

  • Horst - 2011-05-24 08:02

    Absolute rubbish! Why does this article appear under Science & Technology?

      Psyrkus - 2011-05-24 11:30

      uh maybe because it doesn't fall under local or international news? They are talking about German TECHNOLOGY and it does have to do with SCIENCE in some way. If VODACOM can get away with having their newly launched service published in Sci/Tech which more than half of their consumers don't even care about, then I suppose anything goes here.

  • CapeTownJunk - 2011-05-24 08:03

    Alien Commie Nazi dwarfs in UFOs? Srsly??? This article is utter nonsense, Jacobsen's book is pure tripe, and News24 really needs to put stories like this into a section which has nothing to do with science and/or technology.

      Teppic - 2011-05-24 08:26

      ...a section that has nothing to do with science, technology OR NEWS

      Will2.0 - 2011-05-24 08:55

      Probably Muslim alien Nazi dwarfs in UFO's. That would be America's greatest fear!

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-05-24 09:48

      @Will2.0: Or even gay atheist Mexican Muslim alien liberal commie Nazi dwarfs born in Kenya! Oh lordy!

  • anonymouse - 2011-05-24 08:18

    In Soviet Russia, people go to visit aliens....

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-05-24 08:37

      In Soviet Russia, your jokes laugh at me.

      GBES - 2011-05-24 10:15

      Correct, everytime my bladder is full, you can never find an alien.

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-24 12:00

      In soviet Russia, party finds you.

  • Spoofed - 2011-05-24 08:25

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA That's so funny omg Human experiments from the 1950's LOL

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-24 12:01

      Be careful what you laugh at.

      Spoofed - 2011-05-24 16:38

      @Vaal Donkie Do you know the truth then? Untill somebody shows those bodies for the world to see... if there were any... I will laugh. First they deny the crash even happened and that the foto's of the 'bodies' are a hoax, then they come out to say that they were human experiments... If what they say is true.. then they should provide the evidence to support it.

      Spoofed - 2011-05-24 16:40

      Sorry by they i mean the chick who wrote the book....

  • Lekker Jan - 2011-05-24 08:58

    So, they couldn't really cram more typos into this article, could they. Is there anybody at News24 that actually checks the articles before they publish them?

      daaivark - 2011-05-24 09:03

      Never. The editorial work in the organisation has really become a farce.

  • John Smith - 2011-05-24 09:07

    FFS. Next!

  • Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-24 11:59

    What, no mention of Jewish conspiracies and reptiles? Amateurs!

  • Byron - 2011-05-24 12:56

    haha! I thought you could only get your learners license when your at least 17, oh how the times they are a changing

      daaivark - 2011-05-24 15:16


      CapeTownJunk - 2011-05-24 15:51

      I think Byron means that children these days have to wait until they're 17 to get a learner's licence, but back then you could just let your mutant commie-Nazi children fly spaceships all around the world. Well I thought it was funny.

  • JMan - 2011-05-24 15:18

    Anything to sell a story.

  • Markrschulz - 2011-12-26 09:23

    And, in other news from Cloud Cuckoo Land...

  • Gwen - 2011-12-26 09:47

    Hush... Everytime I hear those words in private talks, people Hush immediately. Did you hear them too? Rumors say that just the rich people know all about it. Just do a G00GLE search for "BlueGoldHunt" all one word and click the first site that comes up.

      Mark - 2011-12-26 10:35

      eff off gwen - you are tiresome. this is not an advertising forum for kubus-type get-rich schemes.

  • Zion - 2011-12-26 16:30

    I have been following this Roswell saga since I was very young. every now and again there is a new twist in the tail and normally comes when some Yankee wants to write another book. The most widespread belief was the object is a weather balloon of American Origins. It was later made known that the aeronauts were stage props while another source claimed the dead bodies were operated on. The world will never know the truth because there are so many.

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