Roswell 67 Years On - Remembering The Roswell UFO Incident And Jesse Marcel Jr.
This week marks the 67th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident, arguably one of the most intriguing mysteries in Ufology history. As we do every year, Outer Places visited the New Mexico town that was put on the map by the events of July 1947, but this year was different than others. This year, Jesse Marcel Jr., one of the few people to have come into contact with wreckage retrieved from the crash site was not there. Marcel Jr. sadly passed away just a few weeks after he embarked on last year's historic trip to the UFO crash site and his childhood home. A year later, it feels like the right time to revisit those memorable events.
On the 66th anniversary of the famous Roswell UFO incident, the Outer Places team had the honor of accompanying Jesse Marcel Jr. and Frank Kimbler to the Roswell UFO crash site. In our short documentary, 'Revisiting Roswell', we learnt how Jesse Marcel Jr. got up close with materials from the crash site at the age of just 11 years old. We also heard about Frank Kimbler's quest to get his multiple crash site samples analyzed in the hope that, once and for all, we can understand just what landed there on that day in 1947.
The Roswell UFO incident will forever be an episode of intrigue and conspiracy, but more light is shed on the first few hours of the incident as Jesse Marcel Jr. tells us of the materials brought home by his father, Major Jesse Marcel Sr. As a Major with the US Air Force based in Roswell New Mexico, Jesse Marcel Sr. was among the first to set foot on the crash site after local man Mac Brazel discovered the wreckage. Now, 66 years on, people like Frank Kimbler are still searching for answers.
On this special day, deep in the New Mexican desert, we were lucky enough to join Jesse Marcel Jr. on a trip down memory lane as he returns to his childhood home. This is the same home in which he and his father studied the metallic material with the bizarre markings just hours after it was discovered.
Just weeks after this historic trip, Jesse Marcel Jr. passed away, aged 76. His daughter, Denice stating that "Although my Dad and Grandpa are no longer with us… The Roswell Legacy will live on FOREVER!!!"