The Day After Roswell
by Colonel Philip J. Corso with William J. Birnes
Pocket Books, NY 1997 - 341 pages - Hardback
|This was the most
controversial book on UFOs in 1997. The controversy is whether the
contents are fact, fiction, disinformation or a mixture of all three.
Corso was the Chief of Army's Foreign Technology Division in 1961.
He claims he oversaw the Roswell UFO crash debris artifacts in a reverse
engineering experiment that has led to many current technologies such as
the integrated circuit chips, fiber optics, lasers, super-tenacity
fibers, transistors and so forth. Assisting him on these projects was
General Trudeau now deceased. The problem with Corso's book is that it
can't be proven. Of course, if it is true then it would be hard to
verify this above top secret black project. Corso is now an elderly man.
Does he want to finally tell the truth before he dies? There has been
some controversy concerning the co-author William Birnes who supposedly
is the "ghostwriter" of the book. Birnes interviewed Corso and then
wrote the book. Did he spice up the book to make it more popular?
Currently several Ufologists are trying to verify the claims made in The Day After Roswell. Some, such as Larry Bryant, are requesting under the Freedom of Information Act any documents that might prove Corso's claims. Currently on the Internet there are documents concerning the American Computer Company which tend to verify Corso's claims but they are controversial too.