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The Roswell Incident Hardcover – July, 1997

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The crash of a flying disk near Roswell, New Mexico is the landmark event in UFO history, yet there is no concrete proof of any extraterrestrial presence at the site. Charles Berlitz and William Moore adamantly maintain that the evidence does exist, but is buried under lies and threats from the United States government. While I have to reserve judgment, I am fascinated by the chain of evidence presented in this book, which is something of a sacred text in UFOology. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Fine Communications (July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567311326
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567311327
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,216,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Robinson, Jr. on October 18, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was the first publication devoted to the Roswell Incident. It is compiled from the early research of Stanton Friedman, Len Stringfield, Berlitz and Moore. Several photos of people mentioned. Many more books out there which tell more of the story, but it's nice to have this one to say. "I've got the first book about it". that is, if you don't count "Behind the Flying Saucers" by Frank Scully.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Johns on December 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Jesse Marcel was named in Len Stringfield's The UFO/Crash Retrieval Syndrome Status Report II, and in that Stringfield mentions, "Bill Moore, persuasive and methodical in his probing skills, told me during a private meeting in Cincinnati in July 1979, that he had uncovered some good firsthand data about the 1947 crash. In trust, he related some of his material and if his informants are as reliable as he alleges, then the Air Force long ago had evidence to back up and make policy about the incursive UFO." Evidently various people were interviewed and some background information to the alleged crash was provided, for example, there was the worst lightning storm rancher Mac Brazel had ever seen on the night of the incident.

That data is presented in this book, the first mass-printed paperback to mention the incident seriously since Harold Wilkins' 1953 book, Flying Saucers on the Attack, provides background to the Roswell story and suggests that there was another UFO crash at Aztec, New Mexico.

On page 108 it is stated that, during a train journey, a soldier told an employee of a radio and TV services company that he was one of three drivers who took the remains of a UFO from Aztec to Fort Riley in a convoy of three trucks. Bill Moore interviewed Frank Scully's widow. She told him that Edward Ruppelt had confided to her, "Confidentially, of all the books that have been published about flying saucers, your book was the one that gave us the most headaches because it was closest to the truth."

Despite this, Moore and Berlitz claim that Scully's Behind the Flying Saucers was "highly inaccurate" and "poorly researched" and that he made a mistake by claiming the crash scene was Aztec, not Roswell.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Alain Lipus on October 12, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Both authors have done splendid work in research of the most notorious UFO accident. The fact that it was the very first explains several "errors" that were made by the Army during processing. But because all artifacts have been securely removed, no one can really verify the existence of aliens in military labs or any detail about the vessel. Everything is spread by words of eyewitneses and through some inconsistence in Army documents.
Nevertheless have authors very carefully examined every document, picture and word avalaible and put it together into very understandable and also probable form. With such events happening you really cannot expect proofs flowing around, because this is too volatile topic to be publicly disclosed (due to various governments, of course). So for us it remains an entertainment through such books to enjoy the topic and think about in the "what if..." manner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JLM on January 30, 2014
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This book is very informing. Glad I read it. It does show that our government is hiding things from us. I do believe THEY ARE OUT THERE!
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 17, 1998
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The facts are unbelievable.Why do not the people in U.S. have a concensus on this issue.I mean force the government to comeout with everything about the classified information which concerns the public.But the fact which leaves a reader to think why all the ufo sightings are made in US or russia why not elsewhere?? Any work on other parts of the world. I congratulate both the authors for this excellent work.
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By jmh on November 14, 2000
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I have but one question. If a weather ballon fell in your back yard, do you think the military, then or now, would spend all the time, money and energy validating it?
Wouldn't it be very obvious it was a weather balloon? Why the secrecy? Why the blockades, the obvious panic displayed by the government?
It was apparant that balloons fell to the earth at this time, but there is not one case documented that the government went to such an EXTREME to note that it was a balloon and not an UFO.
Read the book and see what you see.
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By John Bauer on August 16, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have several books about Roswell this book was a nice addition to my collection, I have bought other books etc, on Amazon and have been very happy with them, Thank You.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JQ on September 5, 2012
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Well, fellow UFOers, this isn't a great book, unfortunately. Although there was a lot of information in it, the book jumped around a lot making it hard to follow. On the other hand, I did learn a few new things, so I'll call it "worth the price I paid" but I wouldn't recommend it. I would say that it might be good for someone just getting into UFOlogy, to learn some basics, some old news about Roswell (I guess it's all old news about now, isn't it :)
If it were better written and stayed on topic from paragraph to paragraph it could be good, but it doesn't do that. Most of the pictures were hard to see, too.
Certainly isn't Amazon's fault, though.
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