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Roswell saucer explained, July 9, 1947:

The article below was published in the newspaper The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA, page 1, on July 9, 1947.


Flying Saucer Turns Out to Be Radar Unit

Roswell, N.M. -- (UP) -- W. W. Brazel, the rancher credited for a time with finding the nation's first flying disc, is sorry he said anything about it.

The 48-year-old New Mexican said he was amazed at the fuss made over his discovery.

"If I find anything else short of a bomb it's going to be hard to get me to talk," he told the Associated Press here early this morning.

Brazel's discovery was reported late yesterday by Lt. Walter Haut, Roswell army air field public relations officer, as being one of the flying saucers that puzzled and worried residents of 43 states the past several weeks.

Later, however, Brig. Gen. Roger Ramey, commanding general of the Eighth Air Force of which the Roswell field is a component, said Brazel's find was merely a weather radar target.

But Brazel wasn't making any claims. He said he didn't know what it was.

He described his find as consisting of large numbers of pieces of paper covered with a foil-like substance, and pieced together with small sticks much like a kite. Scattered with the material over an area about 200 yards across were bits of gray rubber. All the pieces were small.

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