truth behind the 'Roswell Incident' has long fascinated conspiracy
theorists and the mini-series Steven Spielberg Presents:
Taken adds a new fictional twist to this fascinating story.
great number of theories abound on the Internet - from the plausible
to the ludicrous. To celebrate the DVD and video release of
on the 5 May 2003 Sci-fi-online
takes a quick dip into some of the most discussed theories on
the web today...
July 1947 'something' was seen to crash over Roswell, New
Mexico. The government claimed it was just a weather balloon
but conspiracy theorists have argued otherwise. Did the
government use the weather balloon story as a smokescreen
to cover-up the truth? Was it in fact a UFO that landed
in the desert? Were aliens found on-board the craft? The
mystery surrounding the events of Roswell has lasted over
fifty years and shows no signs of abating.
In 1995 a tape was discovered and circulated amongst TV
executives the world over purporting to show footage of
an alien autopsy conducted at Roswell in 1947. Was this
real footage? Did this alien really exist? Or was it just
a money-spinning hoax by special effects-happy college
students? Although largely believed to be fake, believers
in the Roswell 'cover-up' claim that such a tape may actually
Many people have claimed to be behind the creation of crop
circles - but which came first the fakers or the genuine
article? Is it the sign of alien crafts that have landed?
Is it just a sign from aliens? Or is it indeed just a couple
of amused pranksters with some big planks of wood a few
bits of rope and a desire for notoriety in the world of
NASA really make it to the moon or were the pictures
staged to establish supremacy against Russia in the
space race during the height of the 'cold war'. Conspiracy
theorists argue that the lighting and shadows, on the
universally recognised pictures, cast doubt as to their
authenticity. In fact, they claim that NASA never made
it into space and the pictures were taken right here
on planet Earth.
known as 'the devil's triangle,' this area is rumoured to
be located off the south eastern Atlantic cost of the US
and is legendary as a result of the high incidence of unexplained
losses of ships, small boats and aircraft. These disappearances
are explained by the fact that a magnetic here compass points
towards true north rather than magnetic north and the amount
of variation that occurs as a result could cause a vessel
to wander off course. However, as more than 50 ships and
20 aircraft have disappeared in the area without a trace,
the mystery of what exactly has taken place remains. One
theorist argues that the missing vehicles are still there
only in a different dimension that has been created by a
thanks to Michelle Byrne at New Media Maze.
is available from Universal on DVD (£49.99) and
video (£39.99) from 05 May 2003.