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Roswell Photos a Scam, Was It for the Money?

When hoaxers like this one get so much media attention, it is hard for believers to continue their fight to get the truth out there. It just makes a mockery of the whole situation.

Researchers’ saying the picture was a “smoking gun” and was proof that aliens had crash landed at Roswell. But now it’s been admitted that the supposed photograph of an alien was actually the mummified remains of a dead child.

Some researcher’s reputations are in shreds, and maybe rightly so.

The photos:


Tony Braglia, a “principal investigator” who analyzed the photographs, issued an astonishing public apology, said The Mirror.

He said the dead alien was actually a Native American child who lived in the abandoned ancient city of Mesa Verde, and insisted that the incident was “a serious case of mistaken identity” rather than a “hoax.”

He issued the following confession: “I must offer my sincerest and deepest apologies to the Native American people of the Southwestern United States. One of their children, a dead child from well over a century ago, was made a spectacle. Whoever you are, you deserve to be extended dignity and respect.”


Another researcher, Floren Cabrera de Teresa, had insisted that the images were of a 3 or 4-year-old mummified child kept at the Smithsonian Museum. He also suggested that an unknown party had changed the images, and said that this unnamed person’s actions had compromised the work of the entire UFO research community.

“There are deep questions to ask of those who dare derail our search for the real disclosure of the existence of extraterrestrials,” he told Mirror Online.

A money making scam?

The so-called Roswell Slides were unveiled in front of a worldwide online audience at an event called Be Witness. The official story was that the images showed an alien who had crashed to Earth near Roswell in 1947.

It appears that there was big money involved, although organizers told The Mirror that they had made a loss. The Mirror reported that there were 6,000 paying customers who went to Mexico to see the unveiling of the films, while many thousands more paid $20 to watch the event on a special online pay-per-view channel.

A former sports journalist named Adam Dew was the first to show the images. It is understood that he had started a new company called Slide Box Media, and was going to release a film about the photographs.

After The Mirror covered the alien photo claims, Dew sent them an angry direct message on Twitter, The mirror reported.

He has refused to comment on the new evidence that suggests the image is actually a mummy; he insisted “experts in forensics and anthropology” had proven the photographs were genuine.

A journalist named Jaime Maussan, who was one of the key organizers of the Be Witness event, has refused to concede defeat and said to The Mirror that the saga was “far from over.”

“This could be true,” he conceded when we asked if the alien was actually a dead child. “But there are so many anomalies that is impossible that this is a human being.”

You decide whether this was just a money making venture or not, but it is a blow to the believers of UFOs and aliens.

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Troy Oakes
Troy was born and raised in Australia and has always wanted to know why and how things work, which led him to his love for science. He is a professional photographer and enjoys taking pictures of Australia's beautiful landscapes. He is also a professional storm chaser where he currently lives in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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