Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, under the direction of attorney Peter Gersten, announced on Wednesday, March 25, 1998 that it has filed suit to obtain documents on the rumored crash of an unidentified flying object near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
Citing the Freedom of Information Act, the group is seeking documents to which retired Army Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso referred in his 1997 book, "The Day After Roswell." In the book, Corso says he personally viewed an alien body while stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas in the summer of 1947, and later saw detailed reports on the Roswell incident and handled pieces of alien wreckage while stationed at the Pentagon in the early 1960s. Corso says it was his job to secretly transfer pieces of alien technology to research labs and industrial firms for development into new human technologies such as lasers and integrated circuits.
In its lawsuit filed March 25 in U.S. District Court, CAUS challenges the Army's official position that documents supporting Corso's story do not exist.
CAUS states that its mission is to "educate and enlighten the public about the continuing presence of an extraterrestrial intelligence in contact, directly and indirectly, with the people of this planet."
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