24th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 24th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1997 : U.S. Air Force reported on Roswell : U.S. Air Force officials released a 231 page report on the 24th June 1997, dismissing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico,  50 years earlier. Public interest in UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) began to increase in the 1940s, with the developments in space travel in the dawn of the atomic age, and many Americans looking to the skies. The town of Roswell  in New Mexico, became a magnet for UFO believers due to the strange events in July 1947, when ranch foreman W.W. Brazel found strange, shiny material scattered over his property. He turned the material over to the sheriff, who passed it on to authorities at the nearby Air Force base. On the 8th July Air Force officials announced they had recovered the wreckage of a “flying disk.” A local newspaper put the story on its front page. | & more about history on this day in the video…