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Marcel Family Shares Never-Before-Seen Artifacts; Treasure Trove for UFO Researchers

by Christina Stock              July 5, 2018               (rdrnews.com)

• A treasure trove of never-before-seen historic documents, military records, photos and a personal journal by intelligence officer Maj. Jesse Marcel (pictured above with supposed ‘debris’ in 1947, and who died in 2013) were recently uncovered by members of the Marcel family, long considered to be the first family of the Roswell, New Mexico UFO Incident.

• On the morning of July 7, 1947 World War II combat pilot and Army intelligence officer Maj. Jesse Marcel was called to the desert just outside Roswell to investigate a mysterious object that had crashed from the sky. Marcel personally handled and transported the wreckage debris, which he characterized as “not of this world.”

• The next day, the U.S. military issued a press release stating they had recovered wreckage of a flying saucer at Roswell, which was published in the Roswell Daily Record. Two days later, the military reversed the release claiming the wreckage was actually a weather balloon. Marcel was ordered to pose for photos with the balloon debris. This resulted in the widespread belief of a government cover-up.

• Relatives and friends of Jesse Marcel have also been asked to contribute any documents, photos and correspondence they’ve had with Maj. Marcel. With this new trove of Jesse Marcel’s personal papers, Jesse Marcel III, his brother John Marcel and family are determined to find out if their grandfather left behind any clues to what actually happened in Roswell. “My grandfather was used as the fall guy and I owe it to him and my family’s legacy to get to the truth about what happened back in July 1947,” Jesse Marcel III said.

• “We’re hoping that these artifacts and personal writings during the time of the incident will blow open the years-long cover-up.” said John Marcel. One of the biggest finds is Marcel’s journal. “It’s his personal journal from back then, which is so intriguing and may potentially shed light on the truth of what really happened,” said Larry Landsman, a media producer who is documenting the process.

• Forensic document examiner John Osborn has also been tapped to examine the papers and artifacts for authenticity and to help shed light on what really crashed to earth in July 1947. Was it a weather balloon or an extraterrestrial craft?

• The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell will ultimately curate the historical cache. “The family’s commitment to authenticating the materials speaks volumes as to their resolve to learn the truth. We look forward to the day these documents will be available for public viewing,” said Jim Hill, director of the museum.

• Since its’ opening in 1991, the International UFO Museum and Research Center has seen more than 3,900,000 visitors from around the world. The museum’s library is the second-largest collection of its kind in the world and is open to the public year-round.

 

A treasure trove of never-before-seen historic documents, military records, photos and a personal journal by intelligence officer Maj. Jesse Marcel were recently uncovered by members of the Marcel family, long considered to be the first family of the Roswell Incident.

On the morning of July 7, 1947 Maj. Jesse Marcel was called to the desert just outside Roswell to investigate a mysterious object that had crashed from the sky. Marcel, a World War II combat pilot and intelligence officer entrusted with oversight of the first and only atomic-bomb strike force in the world, personally handled and transported the debris, which he characterized as “not of this world.”

The next day, the U.S. military issued a press release stating they had recovered wreckage of a flying saucer at Roswell, which was published in the Roswell Daily Record. Two days later, the military reversed the release claiming the wreckage was actually a weather balloon. Marcel was ordered to pose for photos with the balloon debris. This resulted in the widespread belief of a government cover-up. The Roswell Incident — as it has come to be known — went on to become the world’s most famous and enduring UFO mystery.

Did their grandfather leave behind clues to what actually happened in Roswell among his papers and journal? Jesse Marcel III, his brother John Marcel and family are determined to find out. “My grandfather was used as the fall guy and I owe it to him and my family’s legacy to get to the truth about what happened back in July 1947,” Jesse Marcel III said.

Jesse Marcel III had hinted at last year’s UFO Festival that the family was planning a huge project. He had said his grandfather had always been proud of his military career and about the Roswell Incident. “People don’t realize that it was a badge of honor for him (his grandfather),” he said. “He liked being associated with it. He felt that this was life-changing news — something that will change history forever.”

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