Minisodes 0.01-0.04: The Roswell Incident

In this series of minisodes, we discuss the 1947 Roswell Incident that inspired the events of our beloved show. Listen to find out how a simple “weather balloon” crash became the best-known UFO story out there.


Below you’ll find the sources Lisa consulted in the course of her research. If you’re looking for a particular citation or for more information about a specific topic we covered, shoot us an email at

Contemporary (1947) Newspaper Reports

Government Reports and Releases

Civilian Publications

  • Bloecher, Ted. Report on the UFO Wave of 1947. Originally published 1967. Updated version produced by the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, 2005. Retrieved from National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, July 2019.
  • Center for UFO Studies. “Transcript of Ed Murrow-Kenneth Arnold Telephone Conversation.” CUFOS Associate Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 1, February-March 1984. Retrieved from Center for UFO Studies, August 2019.
  • Friedman, Stanton T. Flying Saucers and Science: A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs. Weiser, 2008.
  • Friedman, Stanton T. and Berliner, Don. Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident. Marlowe & Company, 1992.
  • Galganski, Robert A. “A Conversation with Jesse Marcel Jr.” IUR, Fall 1999. Retrieved from Center for UFO Studies, July 2019.
  • Hynek, Allen J. The Hynek UFO Report. Sphere Books Limited, 1978.
  • Hynek, Allen J. The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry. Corgi Books, 1974.
  • Jung, C.G. Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies. Translated by R.F.C. Hull. Princeton University Press, 1978 (originally published in English in 1959).
  • Rodeghier, Mark. “The Center for UFO Studies Response to The Air Force’s 1997 Report The Roswell Report: Case Closed.” Retrieved from Center for UFO Studies, August 2019.
  • Ruppelt, Edward J. The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960 (update to original edition published 1956).
  • Stothers, Richard. “Unidentified Flying Objects in Classical Antiquity.” The Classical Journal 103.1. 2007. Retrieved from National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies, August 2019.

Modern (Post-2000) Press Articles

Roswell Visitor Information