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Are we alone?

July 1, 2012 • Editorial

It’s been 65 years since something wondrous was discovered in a field north of Roswell, but the events which transpired here back in 1947 still captivate the imagination and inspire curiosity about our place in the universe.

The Roswell Incident, as it came to be known, was a phenomenon which rocked the world and then left behind bitter disappointment. It took place during a time of imagination and boundless energy. It was a time when the miracles of science were opening the eyes of mankind to the endless possibilities of universes distant and unknown. Superstitions and ignorance were being banished by the illumination of scientific exploration.

All things were possible. So it was with confidence and without sensationalism the Roswell Daily Record reported the Army’s announcement it had captured a flying saucer. The report ran alongside stories covering cotton production and the presence of area dairy men at a recent lecture.

The existence of extraterrestrial life was confirmed in black and white for Login to read more

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