Witness claims there were actually two UFO crashes at Roswell in 1947S

A former UFO debunker, Air Force Lt. Col. Richard French, has gone public with a story that the US government knows there are extraterrestrials and has been covering it up since the notorious Roswell crash. In fact, French claims that the Roswell incident actually involved two UFO crashes. He also explained why he spent so many years covering up the existence of aliens.

French, who was at Roswell doing training exercises at the time of the alleged crashes, told Lee Speigel at The Huffington Post:

There were actually two crashes at Roswell, which most people don't know," French told HuffPost. "The first one was shot down by an experimental U.S. airplane that was flying out of White Sands, N.M., and it shot what was effectively an electronic pulse-type weapon that disabled and took away all the controls of the UFO, and that's why it crashed . . . When they hit it with that electromagnetic pulse — bingo! — there goes all their electronics and, consequently, the UFO was uncontrollable.

French also told Speigel that a "confidential source" told him about the second crash:

It was within a few miles of where the original crash was. We think that the reason they were in there at that time was to try and recover parts and any survivors of the first crash. I'm [referring to] the people from outer space — the guys whose UFO it was . . . I had seen photographs of parts of the UFO that had inscriptions on it that looked like it was in an Arabic language — it was like a part number on each one of them. They were photographs in a folder that I just thumbed through.

As for why he worked for the government to cover up this information for so many years, French explains:

They never give you an explanation, but I'll tell you what my analysis of it is: If they accepted the fact that there are creatures coming to Earth from other universes or from wherever, it basically would destroy religions, and the fact that our military's helpless against them would destroy the reputation of the military. You're talking about military, national defense and religious reasons.

While French is a respected military officer, UFO experts have raised questions about his ability to remember clearly what happened so many years ago. Still, his insights are interesting, and add a new perspective on one of the most fascinating conspiracy theories in the annals of UFO lore.

Read more of Speigel's interview with French over at The Huffington Post