An American military surveillance balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, today in 1947. The incident went on to become the centre of a variety of increasingly elaborate theories alleging that an extra-terrestrial spaceship was involved in the accident.
In fact, The military, wanting to conceal the fact that the balloon was in the air to detect Soviet nuclear testing, reported it as a conventional weather balloon. It was this cover-up that led to speculations in the late 1970s that alien spacecraft with extra-terrestrial occupants had crash-landed and that the military had hidden it away. For us, this day simply must be celebrated, because this extraordinary looking 1980s cocktail, an Alien Secretion.
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