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Cops: Some Teens Stole a 'UFO' in Roswell

At least that's what the government wants us to think happened

(Newser) - An unidentified flying object of sorts was found in pieces two miles outside Roswell, New Mexico—after some teens swiped it from a local museum. According to the Roswell Police Department , three teens swiped the decoration from the UFO Museum & Research Center on March 19. It had just been... More »

Apollo 14 Veteran: UFOs Changed World History

Edgar Mitchell says ETs helped us avert disaster

(Newser) - A veteran US astronaut says the Cold War ended peacefully because extra-terrestrials visited Earth and kept nuclear war from happening, Fox News reports. Edgar Mitchell, who flew on Apollo 14 and was the sixth man to walk on the moon, says his version of events is based on military sources.... More »

UFO Proponents Unveil 'Roswell Alien' Photo

But critics say it's likely a mummified child

(Newser) - UFO enthusiasts last week got a gander of an alien allegedly recovered from Roswell—oversized head and all—but experts say the evidence likely originated on planet Earth, Tech Times reports. Attendees at a UFO conference in Mexico City paid $350 for the chance to see an old Kodachrome color... More »

Now Online: Air Force UFO Files

John Greenewald's efforts pay off with website culled via Freedom of Info Act

(Newser) - In the latest "one-stop shopping for conspiracy theorists" news, a "UFO enthusiast" has launched a site he says is the first complete, searchable database of the Air Force's declassified UFO files, the Air Force Times reports. John Greenewald has spent almost 20 years reaping the benefits of... More »

Some Kids May Have Had Warning Before NM Shooting

Social studies teacher hailed as hero for convincing shooter to drop gun

(Newser) - The 12-year-old boy being held in the shooting of two classmates yesterday at a middle school in Roswell, NM, may have warned other students before the attack. "We have preliminary information that possibly some of the students were warned by the individual prior to the shooting not to go... More »

Middle School Shooting: 2 Kids Injured, 1 in Custody

Takes place at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico

(Newser) - Two kids were seriously injured today in a shooting at a middle school in Roswell, NM, and authorities say the shooting suspect—another student—is in custody. A 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were airlifted to a Texas hospital, KOB reports. The boy was in critical condition and the... More »

America Loves Its Conspiracy Theories

4% believe 'lizard people' secretly control society: Public Policy Polling

(Newser) - It's official: Americans love their conspiracy theories. Public Policy Polling asked voters to weigh in on 20 more infamous ones, and the results show that a not-insignificant number of people believe that President Obama is the anti-Christ (13%), Big Foot exists (14%), and the planet is secretly ruled by... More »

Ex-CIA Agent: It Was a UFO at Roswell

And there were alien cadavers: Chase Brandon

(Newser) - Sixty-five years ago yesterday, a Roswell newspaper alerted the world to the landing of a flying saucer—and that report got it right, a former CIA agent now says. "It was not a damn weather balloon," Chase Brandon, who worked for the agency for 35 years, tells the... More »

Stalin, Nazi Doc Behind Roswell's 'UFO' Crash: Book

'Area 51' says Stalin enlisted infamous Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele in plan to scare US

(Newser) - Roswell and Area 51 have long been the focus of alien-hunting conspiracy theorists—and a new book's theory is likely to disappoint them. Annie Jacobsen's Area 51 , a history of the top-secret base based on interviews with scientists and engineers who worked there, presents an explanation for the... More »

Secret FBI Memo: We Found Flying Saucers

Agent Guy Hottel talks of aliens in New Mexico

(Newser) - Did the government really find aliens in flying saucers in New Mexico? That’s what some newly released FBI files seem to indicate. In one 1950 memo spotted by the Telegraph , special agent Guy Hottel writes that “An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers... More »

He's Not Alone: Kucinich Ain't First Pol to Spot UFO

NM governor Richardson says government should "come clean"

(Newser) - Dennis Kucinich is already treated as a bit of an alien by the other presidential contenders; it only got worse at this week's forum when interrogator Tim Russert pushed him about Shirley MacLaine’s claim that he saw a UFO at her home. A trapped Kucinich offered tersely, “I... More »

Pack Your Bags and Shout 'Aieee!'

Creepiest destinations have everything from ghosties to UFOs

(Newser) - Do you like scary movies? Then you may enjoy the real thing even more. The Discovery Channel finds 10 spots guaranteed to send your shorts to the dry cleaners.
  1. Lizzy Borden Bed-and-Breakfast, Fall River, Mass.
  2. Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, Calif.
  3. Roswell, NM
  4. Salem, Mass.
  5. New Orleans
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ET is 60

(Newser) - Sixty years ago something happened in the godforsaken town of Roswell, New Mexico.  Now the town has two competing, yet complementary, festivals celebrating either the first recovery of an alien spacecraft or the routine crash of a weather balloon.  The festivals have attracted a diverse crowd of scientists,... More »

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