A report sent to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), as exclusively revealed by Express.co.uk yesterday, claims pairs of flying saucers were spotted in the Roswell area in the week before the reported UFO crash of early July.
The report is allegedly written by a retired engineer who claims to have interviewed an unnamed welder who “cut open” the flying saucer that is said to have crashed in the New Mexico desert, just outside Roswell, more than 69 years ago.
Roswell has been at the heart of the UFO scene since the military announced in a press release it had found the remains of a crashed flying saucer in the nearby desert, in July 1947.
But the following day it retracted the statement, saying it was in fact a damaged US Air Force air balloon.
Witnesses later came forward to say there had been alien bodies within the “crashed craft”, which – along with the wreckage – were then taken to the mysterious top-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada.
The report says: “The individual I interviewed was a welder by trade and after the war was employed at the Roswell Air Force base welding jigs and fixtures for servicing aircraft.
“He began by stating that the week before the 4th of July, flying saucers would fly over the base in pairs every once in a while.
“He said they were circular and had a large dome on the top.
“They were flat on the bottom and were silent.
“He assumed they were some technology obtained from the Germans.
“He said everyone working there called them ‘flats’.”
Yesterday, Express.co.uk revealed how the report claimed a pair of dead aliens were found in the wreckage of the crashed flying saucer discovered by the US military.
In the detailed report, the engineer – who has not been named – claimed to have carried out the interview in 1970, 23 years after the legendary event.
He said the welder, who was based at the Roswell USAF base, revealed how he was told to load a cutting torch for a trip to the desert when they arrived at the crash site.
The engineer said in the report: “He described the craft as being about 25/26 feet in diameter with a large dome on top.
He said after cutting a hole in the top, he saw two beings who appeared to be dead. He said the cockpit had a strong smell of ammonia.
The report read: “He finished his cut and set the metal piece aside and looked into the cockpit for a few seconds before he was ordered off the craft.
“He said it was difficult to see very far into the craft because of the glare from the portable lights and the cockpit was full of smoke from the cutting torch.
“He said he saw two beings who appeared to be dead.
“He described the two beings as being about 4feet tall, but they were doubled up so it was hard to say.
“He described their heads as what we now refer to as greys. He said there were no visible instruments that he could see.”
The welder allegedly revealed he was warned to keep silent after returning to base.
The retired engineer said he promised the welder not to relay his story until after his death, which happened in the late 1980s.
It is not clear from his report why he waited until now to report it to US-based MUFON, which is the world’s biggest organisation dedicated to UFO and alien investigation.
The retired engineer added: “During the interview I never sensed anything odd about his presentation or with his mannerisms.
“I think he was telling the truth.”
MUFON is investigating the claims, but the organisation has previously admitted it is sometimes sent completely fictitious and bogus material.