- Merciful heavens, it's the story that
won't die, and never mind what they say.
- Roswell, we mean, celebrating its 50th
anniversary this weekend. Remember? In 1947, an alien spacecraft supposedly
crashed near Roswell, N.M. The Army descended, did a clean-up, then departed
with five aliens and a load of space debris.
- The government says it never happened.
A bunch of others disagree.
- Among those differing: Cincinnati engineers
Larry Rogers and Curt Robinson. They are even as we speak shopping a book
on the topic.
- Not your typical UFO buffs, these two,
they began Roswell as a hobby three years ago. Two visits, thousands of
dollars and dozens of libraries later, Ice Man Down is finished.
- And startling, they promise. Very startling,
and a story so ugly they don't want to tell but feel they must.
- Problem is they're not telling until
they have a firm publishing deal.
- This much we know: Their premise is that
it was more than a UFO crash. "That's the tip of the iceberg; the
real story is bigger," Rogers says.
- We also know the story spreads beyond
Roswell, that the authors got lucky and found documentation, and that they
consider the UFO bit a red herring tossed out to divert attention.
- "I look at what we have," Robinson
says, "and I say, Omigosh, what are we dealing with? Tell me it's
- But it is, they both believe, and they
promise we'll all find out. Soon.