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Roswell 1947, newspapers in 1947:

This section has newspapers article of 1947 from all over the world related to the Roswell incident and articles of that time to provide an insight of what newspapers wrote on the subject of the "flying saucers" at the time of the Roswell incident.

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Topic: Headline: Newspaper: Country: Date: Brief assessment:
Saucer Silver City "Silver City folks report sightng of mystery disc" The Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico USA June 27, 1947 Observation of a flying object in Silver City, New Mexico.
Saucer Silver City "Whizzin whatzit in New Mexico too" The Clovis News-Journal, Clovis, New Mexico USA June 27, 1947 Observation of a flying object in Silver City, New Mexico.
Saucer Silver City "Luminous disc seen in the state sky" Las Vegas Daily Optic, East Las Vegas, New Mexico USA June 27, 1947 Observation of a flying object in Silver City, New Mexico.
Saucer Silver City "Flying saucers maybe just jets, says rocket chief" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA June 28, 1947 Observation of a flying object in Silver City, New Mexico, and potential explanation for observations.
Explanation of saucers "Sailing discs may be jets" Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas USA June 28, 1947 White Sands commander says flying discs may be jet planes. Silver City sighting.
Saucers Engle "Flying disc tales bring 2 reports from Engle area" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA June 29, 1947 Two observations of flying object in Engle, New Mexico.
Saucer Newscomb Gallup "Daytime 'Star' is seen at Newcomb" The Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico USA June 30, 1947 Two flying object sightings in the Gallup, New Mexico, area; some researchers linked one of them to the Roswell incident.
Saucer Newscomb Gallup "Another reports seeing mystery objects in sky" The Clovis News-Journal, Clovis, New Mexico USA June 30, 1947 Two flying object sightings in the Gallup, New Mexico, area; some researchers linked one of them to the Roswell incident.
Saucer Newscomb Gallup "Northern N.M. Woman Sees 'Shining Disk'" The Las Cruces Sun-News, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA June 30, 1947 Two flying object sightings in the Gallup, New Mexico, area; some researchers linked one of them to the Roswell incident.
Other Roswell, Texas sightings "Many Texans report seeing mysterious disks flying through skies; one said found as army officers differ on possibility" The Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas USA July 1, 1947 An "other Roswell" in New Mexico, and sighting in that state.
Other Roswell, Texas sightings "Texans see disks; New Mexico man nabs 'saucer'" The Odessa American, Odessa, Texas USA July 1, 1947 An "other Roswell" in New Mexico, and sighting in that state.
Other Roswell, Oregon sightings "Leave it to a Texan - He 'found' flying disk; world's end predicted" The Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon USA July 1, 1947 An "other Roswell" in New Mexico, sightings, end of the world, religious explanation, and the Flapjack.
Saucer Newcomb Gallup WSPG "Sky disc seen in Navajoland" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA July 1, 1947 Flying object sightings in the Gallup, New Mexico, area; and at White Sands Proving Grounds.
Tinfoil debris "El Pasoan trails shining disc and finds it tinfoil" The Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico USA July 1, 1947 Another, tiny "Roswell", just before the Roswell incident.
Tinfoil debris "Flying disc deal 'solved'" The Post-Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho USA July 1, 1947 Another, tiny "Roswell", just before the Roswell incident.
Observation Albuquerque "'Flying saucers' only dishwasher's nightmare - maybe" The Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico USA July 2, 1947 An observation reported in Albuquerque, observations elsewhere.
Tinfoil debris "A little of everything" (column) The Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico USA July 2, 1947 Tinfoil attached to tumbleweeds, a new and rare explanation for the 'flying discs'.
Observation Albuquerque "Max Hood sees mystery disk" Las Cruces Sun-News, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA July 2, 1947 Sighting report of a zigzagging bluish disc in Albuquerque.
Sightings Engle, Capitan, Silver City, Hot Springs, Gallup "Discs main topic of 'Dis-Ussion' in State since skygazing began" Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA July 2, 1947 Sightings in New Mexico.
Other Roswell in Ohio "Flying saucer" The Columbus Citizen, Columbus, Ohio USA July 6, 1947 An object found on a farm in Ohio is brought to town and identified by the Army as a weather device and balloon.
Sightings Albuquerque "Veteran hospital patients report flying disc here" Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA July 6, 1947 Two sightings in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Sighting El Paso "Another flying disc seen" Clovis News-Journal, Clovis, New Mexico USA July 6, 1947 Sighting in El Paso, New Mexico. White Sands commander says after investigation he thinks flying discs are "meteorites."
Radar target crash Ohio (No title) Sunday Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio USA July 6, 1947 A weather balloon radar target fall on a farm in Ohio.
sightings Amarillo, Pampa "Army primes planes for 'saucer' chase" The Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas USA July 7, 1947 Sighting reports in the USA, sightings in Amarillo and Pampa.
Sighting Gamerco "'Orange balloon' hits high speed over Gallup area" Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico USA July 7, 1947 Sighting in Gamerco, New Mexico.
Radar target crash "May be 'flying disc'" The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Indiana USA July 7, 1947 A radar target found on a farm in Ohio.
Toy balloons "Offers Suggestion On Flying Discs" The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio USA July 8, 1947 Ohio store manager selling toy balloons proposes they are cause of some of the flying saucer reports.
Debris discovery "RAAF captures flying saucer on ranch in Roswell region" Roswell Daily Record, Roswell, New Mexico USA July 8, 1947 The original article from the local newspaper Roswell Daily Record.
Debris discovery "?????????" The Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA July 8, 1947 The news spreads to other newspapers.
Debris discovery "Flying disc reported found in New Mexico" The Reno Gazette, Reno, Nevada USA July 8, 1947 The news spreads to other newspapers.
Debris discovery "New Mexico Army base finds disc" The Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Arizona USA July 8, 1947 The news spreads to other newspapers.
Debris discovery "Army reveals it has flying disc found on ranch in New Mexico" The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California USA July 8, 1947 The news spreads to other newspapers.
Debris discovery "Bulletin" San Francisco News, San Francisco, Californie USA July 8, 1947 "Possession of a "flying disk" was disclosed today by the Intelligence Office of the 509th Bomb Group of Roswell Army Air Base."
Debris discovery "Disk lands on ranch in N.M - is held by Army" Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, Washington USA July 8, 1947 "Size secret, disk reported flown in B-29."
Debris discovery "Army finds "Flying Saucer," General believes it is radar weather target" Los Angeles Herald-Express USA July 8, 1947 Disc would heave measured 5 feet if reconstructed but would have been to light to carry a man. No evidence of power plant.
Debris discovery "U.S. Army to examine a 'flying disk'" The Times U-K July 8, 1947 From the Times correspondent in Washington, Army to examine the "flying disk" at Wright.
Discs found in Texas "Fragments of two flying disks reported found, more sighted" The Abilene Reporter, Abilene, Texas USA July 8, 1947 Other "Roswells": two reports of alleged flying discs debris in Texas, other sightings.
Disc Carrizozo "Flying Disc Passes Over Carrizozo Air Field" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA July 9, 1947 A flying saucer seen by pilotes above the aviation field in Carrizozo, where W. W. Brazel has his home.
Balloon and radar target explanation "'Disc' found near roswell is weather balloon, kite" Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas USA July 9, 1947 Story of the discovery, explanation and description of the debris. Kebbeth Arnold, Honolulu sighting, etc.
Balloon and radar target explanation "Flying disc reports decline as Army, Navy launch campaign to stop rumors" Middletown Times Herald, Middletown, New York USA July 9, 1947 Story of the discovery, explanation and description of the debris. Flowered paper tape with initials "D.P." on them.
Balloon and radar target explanation "Reported disc is balloon" The Petaluma Argus-Courier, Petaluma, California USA July 9, 1947 Story of the discovery, explanation and description of the debris. Like a kite but not a kite.
Weather balloon explanation "First captive flying disc turns out to be wind observation balloon" The Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico USA July 9, 1947 Gen. Ramey and officer Irving Newton examine the debris at Fort Worth and explain it is a weather balloon and its radar target.
Explication ballon météo "'Flying disc' proves to be weather balloon" The Pampa Daily News, Pampa, Texas USA July 9, 1947 Gen. Ramey in Fort Worth explains that the disc is a wather balloon and its radar target. Story of the find and reaction by W. W. Brazel.
Weather balloon explanation "It's disc-gusting" The Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas USA July 9, 1947 Gen. Ramey and officer Irving Newton examine the debris at Fort Worth and explain it is a weather balloon and its radar target. W. W. Brazel had put the debris under some brush, and brought it when he heard about flying discs.
Weather balloon explanation "'Disk' revealed as Army device" The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas USA July 9, 1947 Gen. Ramey and officer Irving Newton examine the debris at Fort Worth and explain it is a weather balloon and its radar target, and another "Roswell".
Debris discovery "Only meager details of flying disc given - Kite-like device found in N.M. studied by Army" The Wyoming Eagle USA July 9, 1947 Article announcing the recovery of the disc and its flimsly construction not allowing passenger transport or supersonic flight. High level official Ramey unimpressed.
Weather balloon explanation "General Ramey empties Roswell saucer" Roswell Daily Record, Roswell, New Mexico USA July 9, 1947 Ramey says excitement is not justified, he says the disk is a weather balloon.
Debris discovery (No headline) San Francisco Chronicle USA July 9, 1947 Roswell Army Air Field has examined a flying disc that they recovered and Major Marcel has loaned it to higher headquarters.
Weather balloon explanation "Harassed rancher who located 'saucer' sorry he told about it" Roswell Daily Record, Roswell, New Mexico USA July 9, 1947 Article in the edition announcing that General Ramey has "emptied the flying saucer" as a weather balloon, containing the story of Mac Brazel.
Interview Roswell Daily Chronicle, Roswell, New Mexico USA July 9, 1947 William "Mac" Brazel describes debris as tinfoil, sticks, rubber, paper, scotch tape, and says it is absolutely not a weather balloon.
Balloon explanation "AAF 'Flying Saucer' merely weather box-Kite - New Mexico find proves complete dud" The Washington Post USA July 9, 1947 Article announcing that Irvin Newton at Fort Worth identified the debris as a weather box-kite, and tells the story of the case.
Balloon explanation "'Disk' near bomb test site is just a weather balloon - Warrant officer solves a puzzle that baffled his superiors - 'Flying Saucer' tales pour in from round the world" The New York Times USA July 9, 1947 Article announcing that the saucer has been found to be a battered weather balloon by officer Irving Newton and mentions other reports of all sorts.
Roswell explained "Flying disc tales decline - as Army, Navy cracks down" The Las Vegas Review-Journal USA July 9, 1947 Reports of flying saucers whizzing through the sky fell off sharply as the army and navy began a concentrated campaign to stop the rumors.
Roswell explained "Latest disc report is phoniest yet" The Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA July 9, 1947 General Ramey says the Roswell 'flying disc' is a balloon and radar target.
Discovery announcement "A 'flying saucer' found on ranch in New-Mexico" The Guardian, London U-K. July 9, 1947 Annoncement of the discovery on the Foster ranch.
Roswell explained, sightings "Flying saucers over S. Africa, Canada and Australia? Conflicting reports on mystery objects - "Concrete evidence" in three instances" Ceylon Observer Ceylon (Sri Lanka) July 9, 1947 The announcement by RAAF, General Ramey, Army experts has strong opinion it is some meteorological device like those under Army balloons, Shreveport and Tacoma cases, sightings in the world.
Roswell find "It was not an optical illusion... A "flying saucer" lands in a farmyard in New Mexico" L'Aurore France July 9, 1947 The Roswell air base announcement of the recovery of a flying disc in a major French newspaper.
Roswell find "US Army found a 'flying disk'" Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace France July 9, 1947 The AP press release in a French regional newspaper.
Roswell find "A 'flying saucer' falls into the hands of the Americans" Le Parisien Libéré France July 9, 1947 The Roswell air base announcement of the recovery of a flying disc in a major French newspaper.
Ballon explanation "They find a 'Saucer' is just a balloon" The Chicago Tribune USA July 9, 1947 The disc was only a balloon.
Ballon explanation "Device like local 'discs' found in West - Pickaway countians believe 'kites' are answer to U.S. "saucer" tales" Circleville Herald USA July 9, 1947 The disc was only a balloon, and other balloon and radar target were found elsewhere too.
Radar target explanation "Flying saucer turns out to be radar unit" The Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell saucer was only a weather radar target, says Ramey. Debris description by Brazel.
Ballon explanation "Air field's 'flying disc' only a weather balloon" Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, Hawaï USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell flying disc was only a weather ballon and a box kite-like weather device.
Ballon explanation "Amazed at fuss made over discovery" Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, Chillicothe, Missouri USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell flying disc was only a weather ballon and a box kite-like weather device. Brazel sorry he talked about it.
Radar target explanation "'Flying disk' is merely for wind test" Longview News-Journal, Longview, Texas USA July 9, 1947 Jesse Marcel photographed with the Rawin radar target at Fort Worth.
The Oxford "Roswell" "Possible flying saucer found by utility lineman on Oxford Golf Course" The Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana USA July 9, 1947 Oxford, Ohio Man finds tinfoil kite-like contraption, is called "flying saucer", but identified as Rawin radar target by former Army weather officer.
Radar targets debated "Not enough wind targets to be basis for 'saucers'" The Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois USA July 9, 1947 The general explanation of flying discs by radar targets doubted.
Explanation balloon and radar target "'Flying disc' is weather balloon" The Daily Messenger, Canandaiqua, New York USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell flying disc was only a weather ballon and a box kite-like weather device.
Explanation balloon and radar target "Grounded 'flying disc' altitude weather balloon" Del Rio News-Herald, Del Rio, Texas USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell flying disc was only a weather ballon and a box kite-like weather device. Doubts that this could be basis explanation for flying discs.
Explanation balloon and radar target "Report of finding disc explodes; it's a weather balloon" The St. Louis Star and Times, St.Louis, Missouri USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell flying disc was only a weather ballon. Photo of Rawin radar target, balloon and mobile radar station.
Explanation balloon "Rancher who found disc is sorry he caused such fuss" The Odessa American, Odessa, Texas USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell flying disc was only a weather ballon. W. W. Brazel story.
Explanation balloon "Supposed disc is dud; proves weather gauge" The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell flying disc was only a weather ballon. W. W. Brazel story. The Circeville, Ohio, "Roswell".
Explanation balloon, other sightings "Just balloons?" The Minneapolis Star, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA July 9, 1947 The Roswell flying disc was only a weather ballon. W. W. Brazel story summary. Photo of radar trailer and Rawin device.
Explanation balloon, prank "Flying discs rapidly whizzing to oblivion" The News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio USA July 10, 1947 Roswell explained as weather balloon, prank in California.
Army demonstration "Fantasy of 'flying disc' is explained here" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA July 10, 1947 Balloons and radar targets launched in Alamorgordo as explanation of the flying discs, demonstration by the Watson Laboratories of the Army.
Rawin targets "Naval officer believes flying discs are tinfoil screen used in weather balloons to reflect radar rays and detect wind's velocity" The Gastonia Gazette, Gastonia, North Carolina USA July 10, 1947 Rawin radar targets as explanation of the flying saucers; a demonstration causes a flying saucer report.
2 sightings and another Roswell "Two flying discs reported here" Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA July 10, 1947 Two sightings of flying discs in the Albuquerque area, one of them falls.
Ballon and device explanation "The "flying disk" of Roswell was a weather balloon" Corriere della Serra Italy July 10, 1947 Announcement in an Italian national newspaper that the flying disk was a weather balloon and its instruments box.
Ballon explanation ""Flying disk" turns up as just hot air" Unknown USA July 10, 1947 Announcement that the flying disk was a weather balloon.
Ballon explanation "Cash Prize Offered for 'Real Article'" Joplin Globe, Joplin, Missouri USA July 10, 1947 Announcement that the flying disk was a weather balloon.
Balloon explanation "Finder of 'disc' sorry he ever talked about it" The Chigago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois USA July 10, 1947 Announcement that the flying disk was a weather balloon.
Balloon and targets explanation "Balloons lift 'saucer'" Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia USA July 10, 1947 Weather radar targets as explanation of the flying saucers.
After the explanation "The 'flying saucers' keep their mystery" L'Aurore France July 10, 1947 The Army says the Roswell saucer was a weather device, but maybe this is to cover-up something else.
Lincoln LaPaz "Astronomy professor doesn't think discs are hoax" Clovis News-Journal, Clovis, New Mexico USA July 10, 1947 Activities of Dr. Lincoln LaPaz.
Radar targets "Saucy Soaring Saucers Sinking" Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, New York USA July 10, 1947 The Navy launches a balloon with a Rawin radar target and perople report to have seen a flying disc.
Chillicothe "Roswell" Letter to the Editors The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio USA July 10, 1947 former Army weather service man identifies the "disc" found in Chillicothe as a radar target.
"Roswell" in Atlanta, secret planes "Atlanta saucer scare is navy weather kite" The Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio USA July 10, 1947 Navy launches balloon to check whether it explains saucers, Gromyko jokes on saucers, columnist believes saucers are secret planes.
Explanations "Navy punctures 'flying saucers' in Georgia" The Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio USA July 10, 1947 Roswell explained, navy tests misinterpretations of balloon, "disc" found in California.
Radar target explanation "This object not a flying disc" The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah USA July 11, 1947 Ramey and Dubose posing with the Rawin radar target in Fort Worth.
AAF discs debunking "Disc explanation given" The Austin Statesman, Austin, Texas USA July 11, 1947 Army Air Force demonstrates in Alamogordo how weather balloons and radar targets may explain discs reports.
After the explanation "Furore Ooer disc amazes rancher" Hope Star, Hope, Arkansas USA July 11, 1947 "Mack" Brazel after the explanation.
"After the U.S., Australia, England, France too has its 'flying saucers'" L'Echo d'Oran Algeria July 11, 1947 Mention of saucer in Roswell.
"Flying saucer reports dropping off as public becoming more skeptical" La Grande Observer USA July 11, 1947 Decrease in flying discs reports.
Roswell explained "'Flying disc' is dud" The Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico USA July 12, 1947 Roswell "flying disc" shown to be radar target, Irving Newton on photo with debris.
Discs Sandia "See two 'discs'" The Albuquerque journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA July 12, 1947 Observation of two flying dicsc above the Sandia mountains.
Balloon demonstration "One of the discs which was launched yesterday" Bergen Evening Record, Bergen, New Jersey USA July 13, 1947 Démonstration of weather balloon and radar target in New Jersey.
Balloon demonstration "Flying discs?" Ashbury Park Sunday Press, New Jersey USA July 13, 1947 Démonstration of weather balloon and radar target in New Jersey.
Disc Silver City "Another disc seen over silver City" Clovis News-Journal, Clovis, New Mexico USA July 13, 1947 Another sighting report about a disc seen above Silver City.
Explanations "Tinfoil radar reflectors also explain flying disc mystery" Longview News-Journal, Longview, Texas USA July 13. 1947 Balloons and radar reflectors to explain flying disks and saucers in general.
"Other Roswell" in Ohio "'Flying saucers' found here only weather radar targets" The Press-Gazette, Hillsboro, Ohio USA July 15, 1947 Several "other Roswells" in Highland County, Ohio, July 1947.
Disc Sandia explained "Silly disc business" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA July 17, 1947 The discs seen on July 11 over the Sandia mountains explained as planes.
Chinese lanterns "Something in air over Plains today" Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas USA July 17, 1947 Chinese lanterns are also in use in the area.
Balloon "Oh, Hum! Deputies join disk finders" Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California USA July 19, 1947 Sheriff deputies find weather balloon.
Kites "Flying disks get delayed reason" Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas USA August 1, 1947 Kites mearchant wonders if his new coned-shape kite explans flying saucers.
Skepticism "Are we jittery?" The Deming Headlight, Deming, New Mexico USA August 1, 1947 Air Forces Day, and comments that there is no proof saucers are propaganda or weather stuff, maybe they are caused by "imaginitis".
Another Roswell "Perryton man displays proof of saucer story" Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas USA August 6, 1947 Texas man sees a flying disc explode and brings debris to the local sheriff.
LaPaz "LaPaz says disc reports probably have good basis" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA August 24, 1947 Dr. Lincoln LaPaz expresses not all saucers are hoaxes.
Sightings Santa Rosa "Flying discs seen by Santa Rosans" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA August 28, 1947 Several sightings reported by Santa Rosans.
LaPaz "Dr. Lincoln LaPaz of the University of New Mexico says..." The Deming Headlight, Deming, New Mexico USA August 29, 1947 Dr. Lincoln LaPaz expresses not all saucers are hoaxes.
Balloon crash "Aerial weather device found on farm" Press and News Bulletin, Binghamton, New York USA October 3, 1947 A radio and parachute from a weather balloon found in the State of New York.
V-2 rocket "Mexico mystery 'reminds of discs'" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA October 16, 1947 A V-2 rocket claimed to be found in Mexico.
Sightings LaPaz "Second strange visitor in sky" The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA November 19, 1947 Two unexplained sightings, Dr. Lincoln LaPaz on the search for debris.

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