2. Roswell Was Real
Roswell is like a Mecca for UFO believers. The 1947 incident and the way it was handled by US authorities led many to accept the fact that beings from another planet enjoy visiting us.
Although the initial press release clearly stated that the military captured a flying disk, the official version that entered history books is that a weather balloon created the wreckage.
Roswell was the call that marked the start of the “hunting season” regarding UFOs, with cases of human abductions and cattle mutilations garnishing the most elaborate government cover-up in history.
The Roswell case gave America what it badly needed – a piece of homemade mythology. Aliens have become an essential part of popular culture, together with beasts like Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, or the Montauk Monster. Even today, almost half of the Americans believe that aliens exist.
For enthusiasts worldwide, Roswell explains perfectly the competitive edge the United States had in the decades following the crash – recovered extraterrestrial technology.