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Archeologists Look For UFO At Famed Roswell Site

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 05:55:22 -0500
Archived: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 05:55:22 -0500
Subject: Archeologists Look For UFO At Famed Roswell Site




Source: Reuters

http://reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=entertainmentnews&StoryID=1751094

November 15, 2002 8:34 PM ET

Archeologists Look For UFO At Famed Roswell Site
By Zelie Pollon

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - In trying to unravel a
mystery that may involve the war of the worlds, cable TV's SCI
FI Channel has turned to a group of educated men and women with
shovels and set them loose on the southern New Mexico desert.

In an effort to verify once and for all whether a UFO crash-
landed in New Mexico more than 50 years ago, the cable TV
channel sent a team of archeologists to conduct an in-depth
study of the legendary crash site.

And just like the alleged government conspiracy by those who say
aliens landed near Roswell, New Mexico, the results of the
scientific study are top secret. That is until Nov. 22, when SCI
FI airs "The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence", which will
include what network representatives are calling a "smoking
gun".

Until then believers and debunkers will just have to wait, said
Bill Doleman, the principal investigator with the University of
New Mexico archeology team.

Doleman, along with three other archeologists and six volunteers
were hired by the SCI FI Channel to conduct the research, which
took place over 10 days last September.

"We found things -- some things I still don't know what they are
-- but they surprised me," Doleman said, reiterating his
confidentiality agreement with SCI FI.

SCI FI representatives say the program promises never- before-
seen eyewitness interviews, late-breaking revelations and a
"smoking gun bombshell," which does not necessarily coincide
with the archeological findings.

"The smoking gun is fascinating and compelling. It's going to
raise a lot of questions afterwards," said Thomas Vitale, a
senior vice president of programming at the SCI FI Channel.

The supposed crash of an alien ship in Roswell on July 3, 1947
has become legendary. According to some accounts, the ship
crashed in an empty field with several aliens on board.
Witnesses claim to have seen extraterrestrial beings, which were
taken away by military personnel never to be seen again.

Those who believe an alien craft landed are adamant the incident
involves a huge government cover-up. The government, in turn,
says the incident involved a weather balloon and the accounts of
aliens comes from anti-military conspirators.

Doleman says his team was directed to use purely scientific
methods, such as geophysical prospecting and archeological
testing of anomalies, to find any evidence of a crash.

They primarily investigated what is called the "skip site," the
second site of impact where the craft supposedly spewed debris
before skipping 17-25 miles away to its final crash site.

"We weren't out there to bunk or debunk. We were just scientists
using scientific methods," he said.

Along with evidence found at the scene, the "smoking gun
evidence sheds light on government truthfulness about this whole
event," Vitale said.


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