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Jesse Marcel Jr. talks about UFO Crash Debris in Roswell

Roswell Daily Record - July 8th, 1947

Roswell Daily Record - July 8th, 1947

63 years ago today the Roswell Daily Record ran a front page story regarding the recovery of a Flying Saucer by the Army that had been taken to the Roswell Army Air Field. Intelligence officer Jesse Marcel was the first military man to get a look at the material, and one of many at the Air Field to believe that the debris was not of this world. His testimony to researchers in 1978 sparked the public’s fascination with Roswell, and without it we may have never known about this extraordinary event.

Open Minds sponsored the Roswell city anniversary celebrations, and had the honor of spending time with Marcel’s son, Jesse Marcel Jr. He gave us a tour of the city, pointing out the important landmarks while reminiscing about the debris his father had shown him, and what he knew about the incident from what his father and Roswell researchers had told him.

We hope you enjoy this video as we commemorate an important time in American history, and two important men, Jesse Marcel and his son Jesse Jr.

About Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.


  1. Carroll Lro Heath

    I happened to be an organist in a Christian Science Church in San Francisco in the 1970s and apparently Mr. Marcel’s parents, Dr. Marcel and his mother were members there. They normally always came to the front where the console is located,and told me how pleased they were with the music. On one Sunday, Mrs. Marcel was alone, and I had just read a book from the author of the sightings in Switzerland, which mentioned Dr. Marcel’s interest in the phenonemon. His wife was shocked, and neither of them ever talked to me again.

    Indeed, very interesting.

    FYI, I now live in Eureka Springs, AR, and we are now the largest annual UFO convention of any in the nation. My partner and I attend this last year, and plan to volunteer for the next convention which will be held at this fine convention center. If you wish to discuss my remarks, do email me or my parner, Kenneth Fugate.
    Carroll Leo Heath

  2. Thank you Alejandro for this interesting document.
    It was a pleasure to hear ret. Col. Jesse Marcel Jr. telling this story in his own terms. 63 years later, that mystery which caused so much trouble to so many people, and the ensuing cover-up, remains.

    F. Boitte
    Ufologist (France)

  3. Thanks Mr. Rojas for sharing this interesting video.

    For me it is always interesting and a pleasure to listen to what ret. Col. Jesse Marcel Jr has to say about this subject.
    Therefore I really did enjoy this video.
    I want to add also that I have a great respect for him and his father.
    After studying the UFO/ET subject for so many years now where under the Roswell case of course I am convinced that it was indeed a craft which did not originated from Earth.

    Only because of the subject involved, I would gladly recommend you to read this very interesting book which is about the disk which was recovered in Roswell in 1947, it’s called “In League with a UFO”, and it is written by Lou Baldin.

    The writer claims that it is non-fiction.

    [quote] The Alien ship recovered in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, was filled with Alien gadgetry. The gadgetry or spawn, as some of the covert operators called the Alien things, infested the crashed flying saucer.

    The Alien spawn had magical and bizarre qualities with evil tendencies.

    The gadgets served as tools and medical instruments and seemingly possessed personalities of their own. In their attempts to better understand the extraterrestrial menace visiting Earth, the covert committee performed extensive experiments on humans using the Alien gadgets.

    H. Jochems(Holland)

  4. I get frustrated at things such as this that I cannot properly understand. I wish that I could just find some sort of evidence. I have been studying this and find some things very strange. Such as, the government saying that the accident was a crashed air baloon. If it was a baloon, Why would they have to open a vault nearby and guard is with high security for all these years?

    This man seems totally sane, That makes me even more unsure on what I beleieve. By: Enoch Bachman, Contact me on facebook if you want to chat (:

  5. any way too get in contact with Jesse Marcel Jr.

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