Okay babes, so while this is a business savvy badass babe blog, we all have guilty pleasures and hobbies. Mine, conspiracy theories. I must disclaim that this is not the place for false flag rhetoric. I do not condone it, support it, talk about it, NADA; it is a slap in the face to the victims and their families and that will not be had here. ANYWAYS, so on a thread on TSC (The Skinny Confidential group) there was women talking about conspiracy theories, they favorites, ones they didn’t know about, so on and so forth. Me being the imagination station that I am decided to take their interests and run with it (per usual). So every other Friday night I will be releasing a new un-wraveling of the most scandalous and confusing conspiracy theories. If you want an even deeper dive, join my Bossfidence Babe Facebook group where we will be enhancing the discussion.
ADDED BONUS: each week that we do a conspiracy theory, there will be a cocktail at the bottom to make while you indulge.
Week No. 1 – Roswell, Mexico.
Roswell is a lot more than a nostalgic circa 1999-2002 TV show with young Katherine Heigl and Shiri Applebee (it’s on Netflix) but an actual event that took place in 1947 that the government has attempted to cover up.
Heres the brief of it all :
In the summer of 1947, a rancher discovered unidentifiable debris in his sheep pasture outside Roswell, New Mexico. Although officials from the local Air Force base asserted that it was a crashed weather balloon, many people believed it was the remains of an extraterrestrial flying saucer; a series of secret “dummy drops” in New Mexico during the 1950s heightened their suspicions. Nearly 50 years after the story of the mysterious debris broke, the U.S. military issued a report linking the incident to a top-secret atomic espionage project called Project Mogul. Still, many people continue to embrace the UFO theory, and hundreds of curiosity seekers visit Roswell and the crash site every year.
Sketchy AF right? I mean there’s a huge difference between a weather balloon and a UFO (I would think), you tell me if I am wrong but they do not look like a alien space craft to me! They resemble a micro hot air balloon to me. JUST SAYIN’!
While we are way more advanced and tech savvy now, I think anyone who has seen a balloon, blimp or hot air balloon would know the difference between this and a metal (or liquid) encased flying object.
Here’s the Dive (with the help of History.com)
THE ROSWELL “UFO” INCIDENT
One morning around Independence Day 1947, about 75 miles from the town of Roswell, New Mexico, a rancher named Mac Brazel found something unusual in his sheep pasture: a mess of metallic sticks held together with tape; chunks of plastic and foil reflectors; and scraps of a heavy, glossy, paper-like material. Unable to identify the strange objects, Brazel called Roswell’s sheriff. The sheriff, in turn, called officials at the nearby Roswell Army Air Force base. Soldiers fanned out across Brazel’s field, gathering the mysterious debris and whisking it away in armored trucks.
So basically this guy was on his ranch, ran across a bunch of aluminum foil and the government immediately raided the place? I wonder why? I mean you would think that the military has much better things to do with their time than to send out the fleet into a middle of the field to clean up a weather balloon debacle, I mean that’s the job for janitors right? Wrong, they completely scoured the place, zoned it off, cut off all media access and kept the entire situation extremely low key. I am getting complete E.T. quarantine vibes from this entire situation.
On July 8, “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region” was the top story in the Roswell Daily Record. But was it true? On July 9, an Air Force official clarified the paper’s report: The alleged “flying saucer,” he said, was only a crashed weather balloon. However, to anyone who had seen the debris (or the newspaper photographs of it), it was clear that whatever this thing was, it was no weather balloon. Some people believed–and still believe–that the crashed vehicle had not come from Earth at all. They argued that the debris in Brazel’s field must have come from an alien spaceship.
I feel like I am channelling my inner Obi Wan Kenobi when I say this but, that’s no balloon. (picture’s on the bottom)
Of course like any conspiracy where the bodies hit the floor there is going to be even more coverup to be had!
DUMMY DROPS AND UFOS
These skeptics grew more numerous during the 1950s, when the Air Force conducted a series of secret “dummy drops” over air bases, test ranges and unoccupied fields across New Mexico. These experiments, meant to test ways for pilots to survive falls from high altitudes, sent bandaged, featureless dummies with latex “skin” and aluminum “bones”–dummies that looked an awful lot like space aliens were supposed to–falling from the sky onto the ground, whereupon military vehicles would descend on the landing site to retrieve the “bodies” as quickly as possible. To people who believed the government was covering up the truth about the Roswell landing, these dummy drops seemed just as suspicious. They were convinced that the dummies were actually extraterrestrial creatures who were being kidnapped and experimented on by government scientists.
I am no professional here but why would a weather ballon have a “dummy” companion? If the balloons main focus is to track climate change then what is the point of sending a body of metal up with it? While confusingly plausible, I am still not buying it. While 99% of the pictures on the net of that day are fake, there has to be truth to what these people are saying! It’s not like they had M. Night Shamalan’s classic “Signs” on their TV to spark their fear of aliens back in 1947, TBH they probably had nothing of the sort to even define what they might have seen other than what was said they saw!
ROSWELL AND “FLYING-SAUCERISM” TODAY
Today, many people continue to believe that the government and the military are covering up the truth about alien landings at and around Roswell. In 1994, the Pentagon declassified most of its files on Project Mogul and the dummy drops, and the federal General Accounting Office produced a report (“Report of Air Force Research Regarding the Roswell Incident”) designed to debunk these rumors. Nevertheless, there are still people who subscribe to the UFO theory, and hundreds of thousands of curiosity seekers visit Roswell and the crash site every year, hoping to find out the truth for themselves.
Well duh, why not! Alien’s are rad and we totally know they exist. Regardless if the government confirms or denies we all know what lies in our night skies!
I will go into more Alien theory’s in some of my other postings about sightings and phenomenon! But as promised, here is your cocktail conspiracy theorists!
- Soda Water
- 1/2 oz Banana Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
- 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
- 1/2 oz Melon Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Peach Scnapps
- 2 oz Sweet & Sour
This bad boy is a layered drink so follow the steps for the ultimate effect!
- In your fave shaker, I like to use my mason jar shaker because I am rustic AF.
- Fill with ice and add coconut rum, melon liqueur, banana liqueur, peach schnapps and sweet & sour mix.
- Shake it like a polaroid picture!.
- Pour everything into a tall martini glass
- Add a splash of soda water and blue curaçao
Pictures Compliments of USAF & National Geographic