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July 8, 1947: Aliens Land On Earth! (But Not Really)

Today in 1947, the U.S. Air Force released a press conference confirming the crashing of a "flying disc" near Roswell Army Air Field in Roswell, NM. The object in question was actually a balloon from a top-secret Air Force operation called Project Mogul, in which microphones were flown in high-altitude balloons in an attempt to detect Soviet Union nuclear weapon testing. The initial story given by the air force was that it was simply a crashed weather balloon. Conspiracy theories at the time died down almost instantly, and it wasn't until the late '70s that interest piqued again. By the 90's, the names Roswell and…

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