He says that he actually saw the body of a dead alien recovered from the Roswell wreckage of 1947. For more than 50 years now, the world has been captivated by the Roswell incident, and Colonel Philip J. Corso, retired American Army officer, now deceased, has left us details of what he saw in 1947 at Fort Riley in Kansas. He is the highest ranking officer to come forward with details about the famous New Mexico crash.
The Day After Roswell:
He claimed that the New Mexico wreckage was definitely not from a balloon, but from an alien spacecraft. Although the Roswell case takes an occasional hit from witnesses whose claims are debunked, or from the fakery of the infamous Santilli Alien Autopsy Film, it always comes back to the forefront of Ufology. Corso's claims became public knowledge in his book, "The Day After Roswell."
Secret Pentagon Files:
Not only did Corso claim to have seen an alien body from Roswell, but also secret Pentagon files regarding the incident. He stated that the Pentagon had the bodies of aliens shipped to the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C. Autopsies were done on the dead aliens. He also tells us that America's best was stumped by the extraordinary technological marvels in the alien craft.
Different parts of the Roswell craft were sent to various defense companies, who reverse engineered their properties. This engineering feat eventually led to a number of breakthroughs. Among them were integrated circuitry, night vision equipment, the laser, particle beams, and fibre optics. The contractors were told that the parts were stolen from Russia.
Kept From the Russians:
He also claims that the government cover-up was not only to hide the truth of extraterrestrial intelligence from the public, but also to allow the time needed for the reverse engineering process to be protected from foreign countries, especially the Russians. In his book, Corso stated; "Nobody wanted to come in second place in the silent, unacknowledged alien-technology development race going on at the Pentagon as each service quietly pursued its version of a secret Roswell weapon."
"Above Top Secret":
Corso's first breakthrough into the vast "above top secret" box of goodies came when he was stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas in July of 1947. He had become curious about a cache of sealed boxes which were being stored in a high security area of the base. Not being able to hold back his desire to look into the secrets inside, he took a torch and pried open one of the boxes. He was shocked at what he saw.
Contents of the Box:
"The contents, enclosed in a thick glass container, were submerged in a thick light blue liquid. At first I thought it was a dead child they were shipping somewhere, but this was no child. "It was a 4ft human-shaped figure with arms, bizarre- looking four-fingered hands - I didn't see a thumb - thin legs and feet, and an over-sized incandescent lightbulb-shaped head that looked like it was floating over a balloon gondola for a chin."
Although some investigators reject Corso's claims, there can be no doubt about his credentials. After joining the Army in 1942, he served in Army Intelligence in Europe. During the Korean War, he continued his Intelligence duties under General Douglas MacArthur. He rounded out an impressive resume with four years on President Dwight Eisenhower's national security staff.
Corso's Sworn Oath:
June 8, 1998-RETIRED ARMY COLONEL SWEARS UNDER OATH TO SEEING ALIEN BODIES AND AUTOPSY REPORTS. Attorney Peter A. Gersten, executive director of Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, Inc (CAUS), a non-profit Arizona activist organization dedicated to ending all secrecy surrounding this planet's contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence, announced today that retired Army Colonel Philip J. Corso has sworn under oath to statements previously made in his best selling book 'Day After Roswell.'
Request for Information:
Gersten stated that Colonel Corso has provided CAUS, for use in its lawsuit against the Department of Army, with a sworn affidavit re-affirming previous statements that he saw alien bodies in July, 1947 and had the opportunity to read their autopsy reports in 1961. The CAUS lawsuit, which was filed March 25, 1998 in the U.S. District Court in Phoenix, is asking the federal court to direct the Army to provide Gersten and CAUS with any and all documents relevant to what the Colonel, now swears under oath, he saw and read.
Corso died of a heart attack at approximately 11:15 pm EDT on Thursday, July 16, 1998. He was 83.