An exhibit of the Roswell aliens at the Roswell UFO museum. Image Credit: Jim Trottier
A letter from the son of a first-hand Roswell incident witness has been discovered among Stanton Friedman's papers.
There are few events in UFO lore as hotly debated as the Roswell incident, a case that continues to intrigue to this day and about which new evidence and testimonies continue to emerge.
Perhaps the foremost expert on the events that occurred back in June 1947 was the late UFO researcher Stanton Friedman who wrote several books and countless papers on the topic.
Now a previously unreleased letter that he had received from the son of an alleged military witness to the Roswell incident - who identifies himself only as Shawn - has been discovered among his research notes.
"I have a first-hand eyewitness account given to me by my father regarding flying saucers and so-called 'aliens' that I think you should hear," he wrote. "I also have relevant documentary evidence left to me by my father that I would like you to examine."
According to the letter, his father was part of a unit that had been sent to the scene of the crash. He described how the debris was unlike anything he had seen before despite having been familiar with jet engines and having trained as a mechanic.
"Everything was made of a strange metal alloy, what he called 'unobtanium,' very light and strong," Shawn wrote. "Some of the pieces could not be bent, while others were extremely flexible."
"There were no motors or moving parts at all, no propellers, jets, or nozzles. There were no visible cables, switches, gauges, vacuum tubes, or electronics of any kind."
"The strangest objects he said he found were metal reclining seats the size of a child, with notches for the head, body, arms and legs, including notches for hands with spaces for six fingers."
Shawn then went on to describe how his father had observed "three small bodies" that were "decomposing and smelled bad" being loaded onto an aircraft for transport.
He was told that these were the crew of the crashed ship.
He described the entities as "small and fragile" with "shark-like" skin and no ears, mouth or eyelids. They were humanoid, albeit smaller in proportion than a human. They also had six fingers on each hand which matched the shape and size of the notches he had observed inside the wreckage.
"My father said that he and the rest of the crew were immediately questioned by intelligence agents, who ordered them never to talk about what they had seen, forcing them to sign a confidentiality agreement that would be enforced under penalty of treason," the letter continues.
"For many years I have kept my father's secrets. He died unexpectedly a few years ago and since then I have wondered what to do with the information he left me. I think now is the time to reveal what I know."
The letter was reportedly obtained by an Argentinian website - mysteryplanet.com.ar - and has not been independently verified, so we don't even know for sure that it actually did come from Friedman's notes.
Whether or not there is any truth to it, however, it certainly makes for some interesting reading.