(USA TODAY) – A former CIA agent is going on the record to say the alleged UFO incident on July 8, 1947, in Roswell, N.M., really happened, the Daily Mail and other news organizations report.
Chase Brandon, who worked 35 years with the CIA, said documents regarding the alleged landing of beings from outer space are locked up at the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Va.
“It was in a vaulted area – there was one box that really caught my eye,” the Daily Mail quotes Brandon as saying. “It had one word on it: Roswell. I rummaged inside it, put the box on the shelf and said, ‘My God, it really happened.’ ”
Brandon makes the comments during the 65th anniversary of the alleged incident, which military officials initially explained as the capture of “a disc,” but later explained away as a weather balloon, according to the Daily Mail.