Eyewitness Accounts

Jim Ragsdale

On the weekend of July 4, 1947, Jim Ragsdale and a woman friend,   , were camping in an area north of Roswell. In his account, Ragsdale says he and  saw an object flash overhead and crash not far away. He says that upon seeking out the wreckage, they discovered a crashed saucer and, peering inside the craft with a flashlight, observed several small corpses and  .

Ragsdale said he and  returned to the crash site in the morning to get a better look, but rushed away when they spotted a military convoy approaching.

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