Last week, UFO researchers claimed to have made a miraculous discovery – sixty-year-old slides showing a tiny alien being transported from the site of the Roswell crash in 1947. An arena full of people in Mexico paid to watch the unveiling of the Roswell Slides – and thousands more tuned in around the world. Billed as the big reveal which ‘proved aliens existed,’ the event created massive publicity around the world. This week, keen-eyed internet detectives applied an image processing programme, Smart Deblur to one of the images, and found a placard which seems to say, ‘Mummified Body of Two Year Old Boy.’
Further down are words which seem to say, ‘San Francisco Museum’. This, as UFO researchers might put it, really is a ‘smoking gun’. Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, says, ‘The slides are genuine images of a museum exhibit that have been erroneously been linked to Roswell and aliens. It is a shame this has tarnished the reputation of all the so-called experts who attended this event.
‘This must be considered the lowest point UFO research has ever descended to, but it won’t stop some saying that this was deliberately staged to undermine ufology, or from others believing these are images of an alien whatever anyone says.’
UFO sceptic site Bad UFOs said, ‘There is now no doubt whatsoever that the “Roswell alien” is, in fact, the mummy of a child, exactly as many researchers suggested. ‘Of course, Jaime Maussan, who orchestrated the Mexico City extravaganza, insisted that it could not be a mummy, and far too many people believed him.’ The slides – on Kodachrome film – were shown off by a team headed by Dr Edgar Mitchell, an astronaut who walked on the moon. Many UFO enthusiasts believe that the U.S. government found a crashed alien vehicle at the site in 1947. The slides were supposedly taken by Bernerd A. Ray, an oil exploration geologist who worked near Roswell in the 1940s.