On July 8th, 1947, debris was discovered on a ranch in New Mexico that quickly became the stuff of legend. Initially dismissed as a weather balloon crash (also known as Project Mogul), rumors began circulating about the recovery of small bodies from these craft and even questions about the material recovered from the crash site.
Many years since, Roswell has become a byword for the UFO phenomenon, and it continues to stir to this very day unresolved.
Yet, there may be a more plausible explanation than beings from another part of the universe crash landing in New Mexico, of all places. The United States was wrapping up what was then known as World War II, and its great adversary, the empire of Japan, was vying for dominance in the Pacific. All of this came to an end in late 1945. The Roswell incident was not to take place for 2 more years.
The whole basis for the confusion lies in the supposed use of propaganda and a need for revelation of the true circumstances surrounding the Pacific theater. One key ingredient in this is the balloon, or more exactly called the Fu-Go or “fire-balloon” then used by the Japanese. That these instruments of war existed is verifiable as over 9,000 were launched against the US by Japan. The simple idea was to raise the Fu-Go balloons into the jet stream which would push the balloons east towards the continental US where they would land along the western portion of the continent. The fact that such a low-tech option could be so destructive also seems to underscore the situation’s plausibility.
In fact, Wired reflected on one incident in which an apparent fugo balloon detonated and killed 6 in Oregon, on a leisurely Sunday drive on May 5, 1945.
What was going up in these Fu-Go balloons has been speculated as bio-chemical weapons; the most prevalent of these was anthrax. There is a whole website dedicated to this period in history called Project 1947.
Could it be that the crashed craft in Roswell was a balloon after all, but instead of it being an internal weather balloon being used by the US in something like Project Mogul, it could instead be a Japanese Fu-Go balloon designed to attack the US as a delivery system for biological warfare? The problem is, of course, that the official surrender of Japan occurred two years earlier in 1945. It is doubtful that this balloon was just somehow trapped in the jet stream for two years.
It could also be speculated that not all elements of the Japanese military went along with the surrender. There was the Kyoto Incident, a planned coup of the emperor that was a last-gasp attempt to continue the war against the Allies. There is also evidence for Japanese troops not surrendering until the 1970s because they were so isolated and forgotten they were never asked to stand down.
Then there is the historical speculation of Douglas Dietrich, who, as a classified document handler at The Presidio in San Francisco, asserts that our understanding of the timeline and circumstances around the Pacific theater, and WWII in general, are very far off.
So, just a little something for the nimble mind to play with. Could it be possible that the alleged UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico was nothing but a planned (and failed) attack by the Japanese on the continental United States? Seems plausible. There is physical evidence for the Fu-Go balloons and documents that prove their intent. Another great summary of the situation is given on the website MysteriousUniverse.org. Stay tuned…