Book claims to solve Roswell mystery, but 2 SF greats knew better

Roswell, is it about to be solveld?The author of a new book claims to have solved the mystery of the Roswell UFO incident, when in fact two legendary SF writers learned the truth decades earlier.

Just out in bookstores is Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen. According to Badass Digest, Jacobsen claims to uncover all the secrets behind the mysterious Air Force base in Nevada, with the help of a number of people who used to work at the top-secret installation.

Right off the bat—in Chapter One, in fact—Jacobsen makes the surprising revelation that a key early moment in the base’s history came as a result of the 1947 crash in Roswell, N.M., in which many believe an alien spacecraft smashed into the Earth and its wreckage was carted away for study at what became Area 51.

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