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From the ROSWELL DAILY RECORD July 8th, 1947...

ROSWELL HARDWARE MAN AND WIFE REPORT DISK SEEN.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam White apparently were the only persons living in Roswell who have seen what they thought was a flying disk.

They were sitting on their porch at 105 North Foster last Wednesday night at about ten minutes before ten o'clock when a large glowing object zoomed out of the sky from the southeast, going in a northwesterly direction at a high rate of speed.

White called Mrs. White's attention to it and both ran down into the yard to watch. It was in sight less than a minute, perhaps forty or fifty seconds, White estimated.

White said that it appeared to him to be about 1,500 feet high and going fast. He estimated between 400 and 500 miles per hour.

In appearance, it looked oval in shape like two inverted saucers faced mouth to mouth, or two old-type washbowls placed together in the same fashion. The entire body glowed as though light were showing through from the inside, though not like it would be if a light were merely underneath.

From where he stood White said that the object looked to be about 15 feet in size and making allowance for the distance it was from town he figured that it must have been 15 or 20 feet in diameter, though this was just a guess.

The object came into view from the southeast and disappeared over the treetops in the general vicinity of Six-Mile Hill. White, who is one of the most respected and reliable citizens in town, kept the story to himself hoping someone else would come out and tell about having seen one, but finally today decided he would go ahead and tell about seeing it.

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...the truth IS out there!

(edited by CRZ on 8.7.07 2031)
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I actually recall reading something related to this months ago. Halliburton had overcharged the troops to the tune of something like $27 million (17 at ONE FACILITY ALONE) over the last year, got busted for it, and wound up having to pay it all back....
- Nate The Snake, Haliburton stiffing subcontractors (2004)
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