What if the crash at Roswell was not a flying saucer with alien bodies? Nick Redfern has extensively researched Roswell and has come away with a new theory that is even more controversial than extraterrestrial visitation. A new investigation was opened in 1993 which disclosed details suggesting that the wreckage was from a classified weaponized-balloon program. At the time, the U.S. and Japan both actively tested high altitude balloons for military applications. Sometimes they were fitted with explosives, other tests used animal subjects or humans. No matter the outcome, alien or human in origin, Roswell will always be an important case for UFOlogy. This interview with George Noory was originally webcast July 12, 2017.
Nick Redfern’s main area of research centers around determining what has been learned about the UFO subject at an official level in Britain. At the Public Record Office in London, he has uncovered thousands of pages of previously-classified Royal Air Force, Air Ministry and Ministry of Defense files on UFOs dating from the Second World War.