Lt. Col. Richard French says that he was in Roswell, New Mexico, when an unidentified object crashed... twice (video below).
The U.S. claimed, in 1947, that the Air Force had found a "flying disc," but twenty four hours later, retracted the statement and claimed it was actually a "weather balloon."
Ever since the crash, conspiracy theorists, scientists and others have speculated what really happened.
Lt. French said: "There were actually two crashes at Roswell, which most people don't know. The first one was shot down by an experimental U.S. airplane that was flying out of White Sands, New Mexico, and it shot what was effectively an electronic pulse-type weapon that disabled and took away all the controls of the UFO, and that's why it crashed."
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"When they hit it with that electromagnetic pulse, bingo! There goes all their electronics and, consequently, the UFO was uncontrollable."
Lt. French also told HuffingtonPost.com about the second crash: "It was within a few miles of where the original crash was. We think that the reason they were in there at that time was to try and recover parts and any survivors of the first crash. I'm [referring to] the people from outer space - the guys whose UFO it was."
However, Army Col. John Alexander told HuffingtonPost.com: "No chance! Zero chance. In the 1980s, I was the guy developing all of the pulse-power weapons systems. We couldn't have done it then. In the 60s, they had a laser system, but your range was extremely limited, and we didn't have operational laser weapons in that time frame."