The Roswell UFO Incident involved the recovery of materials near Roswell, New Mexico, USA, in July 1947, which have since become the subject of intense speculation, rumor, questioning and research. There are widely divergent views on what actually happened, and passionate debate about what evidence can be believed. The United States military maintains that what was recovered was a top-secret research balloon that had crashed.
By the early 1990s, UFO researchers such as Friedman, William Moore, Karl Pflock, and the team of Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt had interviewed several hundred people  who had, or claimed to have had, a connection with the events at Roswell in 1947. Additionally, hundreds of documents were obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests, as were some apparently leaked by insiders, such as the disputed Majestic 12 documents. Their conclusions were that at least one alien craft had crashed in the Roswell vicinity, that aliens, some possibly still alive, were recovered, and that a massive cover-up of any knowledge of the incident was put in place.
Here’s a classic episode looking into behind the scenes events at Roswell. The Roswell New Mexico UFO mystery remains to be one of the most legendary on all of UFO cases. This episode is about that incident which happened back in 1947. Stanton Friedman, who appears in this program, is largely responsible for making the Roswell story so well known today. Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell is from the Roswell area, and knew some of the witnesses personally. He says they are credible, and so he personally believes this was a case of an alien craft that crashed, which was then covered up by our government.